June 4

LIT and The Design Craft Council of Ireland Launch Open Call…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick Post Show | The Hunt MuseumNext articleUHL staff in 200km charity cycle to Dublin this week Meghann Scully Linkedin LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsLIT and The Design Craft Council of Ireland Launch Open Call for Craft Business ProgrammeBy Meghann Scully – September 4, 2020 131 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSDesign & Crafts Council IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLIT Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Crafting Europe- @craftingeurope on Facebook and Instagram A professional training programme, Crafting Business, will provide expertise and knowledge to support the business development of newcomers to the industry. The programme will focus on building business skills, generating revenue, and supporting marketing and promotion in micro-enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It will encourage access to national and international markets, and establish a platform for information sharing, networking and peer-to-peer learning. Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise at LIT said, “An important focus for this programme is to improve the business skills of new and practising professionals in the crafts sector. This includes encouraging business innovation, which is vital to competitiveness in the global economy. By using the Crafting Business programme to learn about the fundamentals of business, new craft professionals can gain skills that will strengthen their business performance.”  These fundamentals include:  Business Planning,  Marketing Strategies;  Market research;  Product Development;  Merchandising;  Access to Markets and Funding Supports; Access to international trade events and galleries; IP protection and e-commerce. The programme will include expert training and tutorials and opportunities to collaborate with other makers and designers. The project seeks to engage future generations of skilled craft professionals and to open up potential new markets and opportunities for the sector.Rosemary Steen, CEO at DCCI, said, ‘Design & Crafts Council Ireland is delighted to lead this Creative Europe project and work with LIT on the Crafting Business programme. Crafting Europe is especially important at this time. It offers opportunities to a new generation of craftspeople across Europe to connect, network and learn critical skills.’The Call for Applications is now open. The deadline for applications is4pm on  September 21,  2020. This is a competitive programme with limited places to support engagement and collaboration. This programme will be run online, however if there is an opportunity to meet safely then the team will consider welcoming the group for a face to face workshop or event. Visit:https://www.craftingeurope.com/crafting-business/581/ for more detailsFollow:Design & Crafts Council Ireland – @DCCIreland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and on LinkedInLIT on @LimerickIT on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn  WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LIT, together with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland announced the opening of the first call for the new Crafting Business Programme which is part of a wider, three year, €1.8m Crafting Europe Project, being run in eight countries including Ireland. The new Crafting Business Programme is open to new or early stage Crafting Business Entrepreneurs, and is made up of eight online workshops taking place between October and December 2020.last_img read more

June 2

DAILY OIL PRICE: April 27, 2021

first_img DAILY OIL PRICE: April 27, 2021 By Odessa American – April 27, 2021 Local NewsIn the Pipeline Twitter TAGSOil Prices Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Crude Oil: 62.94  (+1.03).Nymex MTD AVG:  61.3652.Natural Gas: 2.873   (+0.083).Gasoline: 2.0204   (+0.0418).Spreads: June/July   (+.14)   July/August   (+.32).Plains WTI Posting: 59.42   (+1.03) WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHarmony awarding bonusesNext articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Fanucci, Waddell ready to represent ECISD at state meet Odessa Americanlast_img read more

May 26

Constitutional Validity Of The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020

first_imgColumnsConstitutional Validity Of The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020 Kunika16 Dec 2020 2:29 AMShare This – xThe Governor of Uttar Pradesh has promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 with the aim of prohibiting ‘unlawful conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage’. The haste with which the legislation has been passed and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Governor of Uttar Pradesh has promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 with the aim of prohibiting ‘unlawful conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage’. The haste with which the legislation has been passed and enforced directs to the approach of the government towards minorities, which is stated by the Chief Minister in many statements. The Ordinance is against the provisions of the Constitution primarily on two aspects- the procedure which was adopted to enact the legislation and secondly, the manner in which it infringes the Right to Privacy mandated under Article 21 of the Constitution. Procedural irregularities The legislation has been enacted as an Ordinance by the Governor of the State under the provisions of Article 213 of the Constitution which extends the legislative powers to the Executive. The power of Governor under Article 213 is defined as such- If at any time, except when the Legislative Assembly of a State is in session, or where there is a Legislative Council in a State, except when both Houses of the Legislature are in session, the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action, he may promulgate such Ordinances as the circumstances appear to him to require. A bare reading of the Article provides that the Governor can exercise the power only when “circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action”. Thus, as a sine qua non the Governor has to be satisfied of the exigent situation, which is the sole ground for the exercise of this legislative function. In the absence of such an urgency, the exercise of legislative power by the Governor is unconstitutional. Such hasty passing of Ordinances without any reason requiring immediate action has been held to be illegal as it seems to be undertaken ‘primarily to by-pass debate and discussion in the legislature’ (RC Cooper v. Union of India), which is anti-democratic. The compelling reason which was purported to be cited in the instant case was the rise in the cases of ‘love jihad’ or forced conversion for marriage. Moreover, the Chief Minister had cited the two decisions of single judges of High Court of Allahabad (Priyanshi @ Km. Shamren v. State of U.P. and Noor Jahan Begum @ Anjali Mishra vs. State of U.P.) which had held marriages after religious conversion to be void. No statistics, facts or figures have been cited by the government as an evidence of the compelling circumstances. On the other hand, there is abundance of data against the proposition. The Special Investigation team appointed by the UP Police to gather data and information regarding the cases of ‘love jihad’ found no concrete proof as most of the cases of Hindu-Muslim marriages turned out to be consensual. The women in all such cases had married persons of different religion out of their own free will. Further, the Division Bench of the High Court of Allahabad decried the two aforementioned cases and held them to be “not good laws” under the Constitution (SalamatAnsari v State of UP). In the light of these factors, no circumstances existed before the government which required the immediate action of promulgating an Ordinance by-passing the regular prescribed procedure of law making through the Parliament. This subject definitely calls for a thorough debate and analysis by expert committees before being passed as the law of the land. The process of enacting this legislation containing such stringent penal provisions is an anathema and is purely an act making mockery of the Constitution. Complete negation of Privacy Rights Apart from the procedural irregularities, the legislation completely undermines the Constitutional principles and rights ensured thereunder. Private life of an individual and the freedom to take decisions for the private life have been held to be inviolable fundamental right of every individual. Through numerous decisions, the Courts have recognised and upheld the sanctity of personal space which includes the decisions with respect to marriage and family life. Right to choose a partner irrespective of caste, creed or religion, is inhered under right to life and personal liberty, an integral part of the Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India (Salamat Ansari v State of UP).Image Source: TwitterIn the case of Lata Singh v State of U.P, the Supreme Court has very clearly laid down the law regarding inter-faith and inter-religious marriages, and has held thus- “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes. If the parents of the boy or girl do not approve of such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage the maximum they can do is that they can cut-off social relations with the son or the daughter, but they cannot give threats or commit or instigate acts of violence and cannot harass the person who undergoes such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage.” While declaring the decisions on ‘love jihad’ by the single benches of High Court of Allahabad to be not good law, the Division Bench had held that “We do not see Priyanka Kharwar and Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. The Courts and the Constitutional Courts in particular are enjoined to uphold the life and liberty of an individual guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty. Interference in a personal relationship, would constitute a serious encroachment into the right to freedom of choice of the two individuals”.In the case of K.S. Puttaswamyv Union of India (famously known as the Right to Privacy judgment) Hon’ble Supreme Court held that- “The destruction by the state of a sanctified personal space whether of the body or of the mind is violative of the guarantee against arbitrary state action. Privacy of the body entitles an individual to the integrity of the physical aspects of personhood. The intersection between one’s mental integrity and privacy entitles the individual to freedom of thought, the freedom to believe in what is right, and the freedom of self-determination. When these guarantees intersect with gender, they create a private space which protects all those elements which are crucial to gender identity. The family, marriage, procreation and sexual orientation are all integral to the dignity of the individual. Above all, the privacy of the individual recognises an inviolable right to determine how freedom shall be exercised.”Unlawful infringement with this right has been held to be unconstitutional under the Right to Privacy judgment. The judgment has asserted that no law could interfere with the privacy rights of the people and enter into their private lives without any reasonable and justifiable reasons and no law would be held to be a good law if it attempts to do so without providing a procedure which is proportionate and which ensures a rational nexus between the objects and the means adopted to achieve them. In order to determine this, the judgment developed a test and called it the ‘Triple Test’ comprising three elements of legality, need and proportionality to determine the correctness of the legislation on the touchstone of privacy rights. It has been held by the Court that – The action must be sanctioned by law; (ii) The proposed action must be necessary in a democratic society for a legitimate aim; (iii) The extent of such interference must be proportionate to the need for such interference; (iv) There must be procedural guarantees against abuse of such interference. The present legislation fails miserably on all the three elements as it is neither legal, nor the government has been able to justify any legitimate state aim and the provisions of the Ordinance are not proportionate to the object and needs sought to be fulfilled by the law. It unjustly interferes with the personal rights of the individual and makes the acts declared by the Courts to be private (right to marry of one’s own choice and right to conversion of religion) criminal by including provisions of imprisonment. The ‘victims’ under the Ordinance are rendered remedy less with no procedural safeguards against any form of abuse. Hence, the Ordinance negates the privacy rights prescribed under Article 21 of the Constitution. Thus, the Ordinance is in absolute contradiction to privacy rights; is illegal, unjustified and against the principles of constitutionalism and it ought to be declared unconstitutional. Views are personal.(Author is a practicing Lawyer at the Supreme Court of India)Next Storylast_img read more

May 25

Rollout of AstraZeneca resumes today following suspension

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleKnock Shrine elevated to international statusNext articlePolice investigating double murder suicide in Newtownabbey News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 4th January 2021Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press EyeDr Michael McKenna administer’s a vaccination to 94 year old Eileen Lynch.Some of the first Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines at Dr McKenna’s Practice on the Falls Road in west Belfast this afternoonThe head of the HSE says people will not be given the choice of receiving one vaccine over another.The rollout of AstraZeneca resumed today following a week-long suspension over blood clotting concerns.A ‘small number’ of patients are receiving a dose in hospitals, as the health service returns to the 30,000 patients impacted by the decision.The European Medicines Agency has since ruled AstraZeneca’s jab to be safe and effective, however the pause has led to suggestions some people may seek an alternative.HSE CEO Paul Reid says there will be no picking and choosing of vaccines:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Vaccine-2pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 20, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest Rollout of AstraZeneca resumes today following suspension Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

May 18

Boy, 13, stabs teacher with butcher knife at Georgia middle school: Principal

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 13-year-old boy stabbed his teacher with an 8-inch butcher knife at his Georgia middle school on Monday, according to the principal.The student was taken into custody after the incident in an eighth-grade language arts classroom at Trickum Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told ABC News.The assault began when the “student reportedly called the teacher over and then struck her in the chest area,” the school’s principal, Ryan Queen, said in a statement to parents.The knife had been in the boy’s backpack, Queen said.As a school resource officer headed to the classroom, the boy “grabbed another student,” said Queen.The resource officer arrived and disarmed the boy, the principal said, and no students and no other staff members were hurt.It “did not appear there was any issue between the student and the teacher previously,” Roach said.The school district is not publicly releasing the name or the condition of the teacher, and the boy’s identity has also not been released, Roach said.Classes are back in session Tuesday, but there will be additional counselors and police presence at the school, Queen said.“We have never had a situation like this at our school and I know we all are concerned about this and the fact that one of our Trickum Middle family was hurt at the hands of a student is very upsetting,” the principal said. “I ask that you keep our teacher who was injured in your thoughts and prayers.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18

Flash flooding, severe storms threaten Texas, Gulf Coast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A slow-moving storm system drenched Texas overnight with some areas getting as much as a half a foot of rain and causing flooding, stranded cars and water rescues.Also, this storm system produced damaging winds of close to 70 mph from Abilene to Fort Worth, and tennis ball-sized hail in western Texas from Midland to Abilene.A line of strong to severe storms was moving through central Texas on Wednesday morning, with flash flood watches issued for the area.As this storm system slowly moves east on Wednesday, the severe weather threat will shift south and east into San Antonio, Houston and even eastern Louisiana.The biggest threat on Wednesday will be damaging winds close to 70 mph, large hail and a threat for several tornadoes. The tornado threat on Wednesday is higher than Tuesday, especially from Houston to the San Antonio and Austin areas.By Thursday, the storm system will move into the central Gulf Coast states with New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi, in the bull’s-eye.The biggest threat will be damaging winds and some hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The tornado threat on Thursday is not as high as Wednesday.As much as 2 to 5 inches of rain could fall over the next several days in central Texas.In addition to the severe storms in Texas and the Gulf Coast, heavy rain expected over the next two days.Some areas could see an additional 2 to 5 inches of rain in Texas and 2 to 3 inches of rain from Louisiana to Mississippi and Alabama. More flash flooding is possible Wednesday and into the next couple of days.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 3

“Oxford is still not Detroit”

first_imgA student from Christ Church suffered injuries and temporary memory loss after being mugged on his way back to college after a night out at The Bridge last week.Benjamin Anderson, an finalist Engineer, was attacked as he was walking past Hythe Bridge in the early hours of Friday 7th May.“I was walking alone back to college after leaving The Bridge. The only thing I recall is the flash of a face, and I don’t remember anything until I was back at the porters’ lodge at my college,” said Anderson.“I then spent the night at the A&E Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital until about 9am, where I had CT scans and an x-ray.”Thames Valley Police confirmed that the incident took place at around 2am. A spokesperson said, “A man was assaulted near Hythe Bridge as he was walking towards George Street from Park End Street.“The victim had his phone and wallet stolen, and suffered a temporary memory loss. He sustained cuts to his face, swelling to his eye area and has a chipped tooth.”Thames Valley Police are still looking for witnesses to help identify the assailant. Anderson “recalls that the attacker was a white male, about 6 feet tall and had short hair.” Anderson said that he cannot remember exactly what the man looked like, and that the police are currently looking at CCTV footage in order to try and identify him.“It’s all a bit hazy, the only thing I remember is him moving.”Anderson said that he was “not traumatized, but definitely pissed off. This is not something I would have expected to happen to me, having been in Oxford for three years. It’s not like you shouldn’t go out at all, but it is important to keep your wits about you.”Following the incident, Ian Watson, the Christ Church Junior Censor, circulated an e-mail to students, suggesting precautions in order to avoid being attacked when out at night.The e-mail read: “Some of you will already know that another Junior Member of Christ Church was attacked last night, on leaving The Bridge in the early hours.Although, fortunately, his injuries are less serious than they at first seemed, the attack seems to be have been vicious.”After highlighting the need to be careful when out late at night, and saying that it is better to leave in groups rather than alone, the e-mail warned that “size matters, but in a perverse way.”Watson said, “Across the country, large males are the most likely group to be attacked, because they seem worthy targets to inebriated male assailants (by far the most common category).“It’s no use thinking that if you are large and sporty you will be able to defend yourself. You won’t, because the attack will probably be over before you have time to react. Oxford is still not Detroit, but there is a need for great care nonetheless.”One student told Cherwell, “I never think twice about walking home alone at night. I always think of Oxford as such a safe place, regardless of the time of day”.Dani Quinn, OUSU Vice President for Welfare, circulated a message to JCRs urging caution to students. “Students are one of the most likely groups to fall victim to crime. It’s easy to avoid trouble if you know what you’re doing. Don’t be a statistic: take basic steps to avoid a bad ending to a great night.”last_img read more

May 2

New Law Requires Owners to Register Drones

first_imgA drone flies in front of a property listed for sale at the south end of Ocean City.In accordance with federal law all drone owners must register their craft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning Dec. 21, 2015.Drone registration will be web-based and available on the FAA website starting Dec. 21. Registration will be free for the first month. After Jan. 20 there will be a $5 fee.Drones fall into the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) category for registration purposes on the FAA website. According to the site, UAS have “communication links and components that control the small unmanned aircraft.”UAS that need to be registered are over 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds. The weight requirement generally excludes small toys. Drones over 55 pounds need to be registered using a paper based system. More information can be found on the aircraft registry page of the FAA website.Those operating drones outside of their homes will need to have proof of registration on their person. Failure to register may result in both civil and criminal fines and penalties.The FAA cites safety and privacy as concerns that led to the new registration law.Last month City Council passed an ordinance that will ban drones in any Ocean City airspace from Dec. 2, 2015 until Sept. 8, 2016.Similar concerns of maintaining safety and privacy as technology rapidly develops were voiced during the decision making process. Supporters and opponents of the ban compromised, bringing the ordinance down from an outright ban to a nine-month ban.last_img read more

April 20

Press release: British-Irish Inter-Governmental Conference

first_imgThe British-Irish Inter-Governmental Conference (BIIGC) is a consultative forum established by Strand Three of the Belfast Agreement. It aims to ‘bring together the British and Irish Governments to promote bilateral co-operation on all matters of mutual interest within the competence of both governments’.The BIIGC is not an executive body and, as the Belfast Agreement states explicitly, “there will be no derogation from the sovereignty of either government”.The BIIGC is ‘concerned with non-devolved Northern Ireland matters’ and will include a discussion on East-West issues. It will take place in Dublin and be co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, and Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, and Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, will also be in attendance.The BIIGC last met in London on 25 July 2018.last_img read more

March 2

Oteil Burbridge Announces Debut Performance With Melvin Seals & JGB

first_imgWell this should be a fun one! On February 25th, 2017, at the famed Warfield venue in San Francisco, bassist Oteil Burbridge will make his debut with the beloved Melvin Seals & JGB. The bassist has spend the last year as part of the newest project to feature members of the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company. This will only allow Burbridge to take his appreciation to the next level.Melvin Seals has been faithfully carrying on the torch of Jerry Garcia’s solo project, which focuses on more of an R&B catalog of covers than Garcia’s original music. Expect Oteil to rise to the occasion, bringing his upbeat demeanor and lightning-bolt-shaped hairstyle into this wonderful band.The show will also feature original JGB vocalists Jackie LaBranch and Gloria Jones, as well as famed guitarist Stu Allen. This should be nothing short of excellent, with Allen’s faithful recreation of Garcia’s tone combined with original members of Garcia’s band, and Oteil Burbridge on the bass.Check out the artwork below, and head here for the details.last_img read more