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Chain e-mail from disgruntled volunteer fundraiser

By on June 16, 2021

first_imgChain e-mail from disgruntled volunteer fundraiser About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A chain e-mail criticising the corporate giving policy of Target Stores has emerged in the USA after a local Vietnam Veterans organisation asked for a donation.The chain e-mail is unusual in that it is signed by its originator, Dick Forrey, a representive of the Howard County (Indiana) Vietnam Veterans organisation. In March 2002 he approached an employee at his local Target store and asked for a contribution to bring a Vietnam Memorial Wall exhibition to the area.He was turned down, and subsequently experienced, in his view, contradictory information and discourteous advice. As he result he launched a chain e-mail campaign to try to persuade people to boycott Target Stores. Advertisement While e-mail has been used by consumer groups and campaigning organisations to protest against companies for several years, this is the first example that we have come across of a campaign, albeit misconceived, that criticises a company’s corporate giving policy. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 December 2002 | Newslast_img read more

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City event announced to fund charities affected by Presidents Club dinner scandal

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first_img  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 City event announced to fund charities affected by Presidents Club dinner scandal Dame Helena Morrissey CBE has announced that she is working with City of London colleagues to put on a fundraising event to help those charities affected by the scandal of last week’s Presidents Club fundraising dinner.Dame Helena is the head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management. Her event will also take the form of a fundraising dinner but, in marked contrast to the men-only guest approach of the Presidents Club event, it will feature a 50-50 gender split in guests. Dame Helena Morrissey CBEAfter 15 years as CEO of investment management firm Newton, Morrissey is now Chair of the Investment Association, the UK’s industry trade body whose members manage more than £5 trillion.In 2010 she set up The 30% Club. A group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance through voluntary action, it is now a global initiative. She is also author of A good time to be a girl, published next month.Rewarding charities for doing the right thing? About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  165 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate fundraising events She told The Daily Telegraph: “We’re looking to raise money for those charities who felt compelled to hand back proceeds from that dinner,” she said. “We want to make sure they don’t lose out.”Writing in the newspaper she added: “It would be a real shame, and risk perpetuating the ‘old’ system, if people were put off entering the City because the Presidents Club is what they think business will be like.”No date for the event has yet been confirmed, but it will be hosted by the Lord Mayor at Mansion House. Nor has it been confirmed whether it will be an annual fundraising event.Given the opprobrium heaped on the behaviour towards women hostesses at the Presidents Club’s dinner, and the efforts of many at the event to distance themselves from association with it, it is not surprising that many companies and individuals have voiced support for this event. M&G, Aviva, Schroders and PwC have already announced their support. Howard Lake | 26 January 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19last_img read more

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USPS: den of thieves behind DeJoy

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgMany postal workers and the millions of people who support the U.S. Postal Service think its current problems began June 15, when Louis DeJoy took over as Postmaster General (PMG). However, the initial assault dates back to April 12, 2018, when President Trump’s Executive Order 13829 created the Task Force on the United States Postal System, with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as chair.A Task Force participant, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), revealed its real purpose June 21, 2018, with a preliminary plan to restructure the Postal System’s business model, before transforming it into a privately held corporation. “USPS privatization through an initial public offering (IPO) or sale to another entity would require the implementation of significant reforms prior to sale to show a possible path to profitability,” the plan said. (Federal News Network, June 22, 2018)  The final Task Force report was released Dec. 4, 2018. (tinyurl.com/y4egr4hm) It drew quick condemnations from postal workers, unions and supporters.  The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) said the plan “would dramatically raise mailing costs for ‘commercial mailers’ and shippers, slash the frequency and quality of delivery and gut the standard of living of postal employees by outsourcing their jobs, stripping them of collective bargaining rights and reducing their retirement and workers’ compensation benefits. These recommendations would weaken, not strengthen the Postal Service — and threaten the most efficient and affordable universal postal system in the world.” (tinyurl.com/y2h7c9m3)  The American Postal Workers Union added: “The APWU also believes the Task Force’s recommendations represent the first stage of getting the USPS ready for privatization, the clear goal of the current White House. All told, the report has no less than 20 attacks on workers’ rights, 13 threats to service and 13 privatization threats.” (Italics in original) (tinyurl.com/y3bq6kt9) Step two occurred after the report’s release, when Mnuchin began recruiting executives to fill vacant Postal Board of Governors positions and then replacing then-PMG Megan Brennen with a new Postal leader, one whose opinions were more in line with the views of Mnuchin and the egotistical man in the Oval Office. Mnuchin assembled the Board of Governors with the Task Force’s agenda in mind. Governors were chosen for their specific skills, history of corporate practices and their business and political ties — elements that would be required in forcing a transition to a privatized post office. Board candidates were given the Task Force Report to read before they appeared at confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Predictably, potential board members repeated some of the Task Force’s recommendations during their hearings, significantly on altering the Universal Service Obligation (frequency of delivery, processing and other standards).  Governors chosen to carry out Task Force recommendations Mnuchin brought forward six wealthy businessmen (four Republicans and two Democrats), all of whom were approved by the Senate, as required by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. None had experience as workers, managers or executives in the Postal Service. All six were appointed after the release of the Task Force Report. Their backgrounds provide evidence on why they were chosen.  Roman Martinez IV, confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 1, 2019, describes himself as an expert in “public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and overall corporate financial advice.” He worked for 31 years at Lehman Brothers, retiring as Managing Director in 2003. (tinyurl.com/y383bs2h) Lehman Brothers was implicated in predatory lending in which Black and Brown borrowers were steered to subprime mortgage lenders, while higher-income, white borrowers were served primarily by conventional lending institutions. With $600 billion in assets, Lehman went bankrupt in 2008 — the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history — triggering the 2008 Great Recession and massive numbers of home foreclosures.  Martinez is on the Board of Directors of CIGNA, making $336,440 annually, in addition to owning $7 million in company stock. He is also on the Boards of ORBITAL ATK INC, Bacardi Ltd., Greenpoint Financial Corp. and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Martinez’ family came to the U.S. when he was 12, as part of the 1960 wave of wealthy and professional Cubans who fled after the popular overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  William Zollars, confirmed by the Senate on June 18, “led large organizations in three different Fortune 500 companies (YRC, Kodak and Ryder) and served on the board of directors of four different Fortune 500 companies.” He was chosen even though YRC is being sued by the Federal Government for overcharging the Pentagon millions of dollars. (tinyurl.com/yxoxuuz2)Zollars also currently sits on the board of directors of Prologis, where he owns over $1 million in shares. Prologis is a logistics multinational, which rents industrial real estate to the Postal Service as well as to competitors such as UPS and FedEx — which should have been flagged as a financial conflict of interest. John Barger, confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 1, 2019, is a Managing Director of Northern Cross Partners, LLC, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm that describes itself as specialist “in improvements of company operating performance, restructuring and recapitalizations, corporate governance and management succession.” (tinyurl.com/y4yka4mb)  Barger played a large role in choosing Louis DeJoy for Postmaster General. Executive search firms Chelsea Partners and Russell Reynolds Associates had recommended 53 PMG candidates but were ignored when DeJoy’s name was added as a late contender by Barger, acting on behalf of the Board’s chairman, Robert Duncan, former RNC chairman. DeJoy, Barger and Duncan are all prominent donors to President Trump and other Republicans. Former Postal Governor David Williams said DeJoy gave a lackluster performance in his first PMG interview. His second talk with postal governors went so badly that Barger repeatedly intervened to help clarify DeJoy’s responses. Williams later resigned in part to protest the new postmaster general’s ascension. Ron Bloom, confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 20, 2019, is a Democratic Party member of the Board of Governors. As an investment banker, he participated in more than 100 bankruptcies and reorganizations, including while serving as a special assistant to former United Steelworkers (USW) President George Becker and on the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry in 2009. Bloom’s tenure with the USW included negotiating almost 50 bankruptcies in the steel, rubber, aluminum and paper industries, in most cases recommending severe labor concessions. Bloom served as senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury under President Obama. When the federal government bailed out Chrysler and General Motors in 2009, Bloom promoted “shared sacrifice.” Wages for new workers were cut in half to $14.50 per hour, and over two dozen auto plants and warehouses were closed, resulting in record corporate profits, lost jobs and lower wages.  The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) hired Bloom as an advisor from 2011-2012 to “help ‘save’ the postal service while avoiding drastic cuts.” His advice to postal workers at the 2012 NALC Convention was again “shared sacrifice,” telling workers to accept wage and benefit cuts. (youtube.com/watch?v=fqr43k05VAw) Donald Moak, confirmed by the Senate on June 18, is the other Democratic Party board member. He is the founder and CEO of The Moak Group, a business consulting firm whose website proclaims: “Our team’s experience and expertise allows us to develop and execute innovative strategies and campaigns that allow our clients to achieve desired outcomes, meet commercial objectives, launch tactical executions and issue-advocacy campaigns, build effective coalitions and more.” (moakgroup.com/) As a former president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Moak negotiated complex union contracts, during a period of airline mergers and consolidations. He apparently became so comfortable working with upper management, he ended up switching sides. While Chair of the Election Mail Committee of the Board of Governors, Moak was responsible for the storm of criticism and lawsuits stemming from the misleading national USPS postcard mailing in early September on mail ballot procedures, which conflict with actual vote-by-mail rules in many states. Moak spoke out against Eastern District of Washington Chief Judge Stanley Bastian’s ruling on Sep. 18, which blocked DeJoy’s operational changes at the USPS. Moak claimed “Any suggestion that there is a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service is completely and utterly without merit.” Robert Duncan, first confirmed by the Senate in August 2018 and confirmed for a second term starting in December 2019, is Chairman of the Postal Board of Governors and the CEO of Inez Deposit Bank. Duncan maneuvered the Board into hiring Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General.   Duncan is a 40-year RNC political strategist, past chairman of the RNC and director of two conservative Super PACs — American Crossroads and the Senate Leadership Fund. He held high positions in the George H.W. Bush White House, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), a coalition of coal companies, railroads and electric utilities. Duncan has a history of involvement in racist disenfranchisement. Under his watch, state Republican parties conducted “voter caging” operations to compile lists of voters of color who are vulnerable to having their registrations challenged and denied.   “Deliver De mail – Depose DeJoy” Unanimously chosen as PMG by Mnuchin’s team of governors, Louis DeJoy is a former XPO Logistics executive with a decades-long, antilabor record. (workers.org/2020/05/48913/) A mega donor to the Republican Party, DeJoy has $30 million invested in XPO Logistics, a USPS contractor — a clear conflict of interest. Since his June 15 appointment, DeJoy has reassigned or displaced 23 postal executives, effectively removing decades of institutional postal knowledge from top organizational positions. He brought in four high-level people who previously worked for his businesses, each making close to $200,000 in salary. Most worrisome is that they may bring with them the same record of sexual harassment, discrimination, speedups, workplace injuries, excessive use of temporary workers and other terrible workplace practices notorious in DeJoy’s three companies. Thirty-eight percent of postal workers are Black, Latinx, Asian or Indigenous. Forty percent are women. Over ninety percent of the 600,000 postal workers are in unions. The antilabor, racist and gender biases of USPS executives will inevitably impact these workers negatively. Weeks after taking over as PMG, DeJoy imposed several operational changes —  including removal of hundreds of mail-sorting machines and blue mail collection boxes and a crackdown on overtime — causing widespread mail delivery slowdowns. DeJoy plans more extreme changes after Nov. 3. These include raising package rates when delivering the last mile on behalf of big retailers and setting higher postal rates for service in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. He has already announced holiday surcharges on commercial customers. Discounts for nonprofits and election ballots would be eliminated. DeJoy’s long history of financial support for the Republican Party totals over $2.4 million since 2016. He was recently accused of forcing employees in his former company to make political contributions to the RNC and then reimbursing them through “bonuses” — a straw-donor scheme, illegal under federal and state campaign finance laws. There have been many accusations that DeJoy is purposely degrading USPS operations in coordination with Trump’s efforts to suppress voting rights — all part of a naked attempt to illegitimately reelect this openly racist, misogynist, antilabor, right-wing administration.  DeJoy denies his actions are meant to help Trump’s reelection, claiming Trump “is incorrect” when he repeatedly rails against mail-in voting and falsely claims the postal service will be unable to deliver ballots in a timely manner, and that it will lead to widespread voter fraud. DeJoy’s comments resemble those of a person fixing a few things and cleaning their car or home — before putting it on the market. Privatization of the postal service has been a goal of its competitors for decades. This may be the most serious and organized assault on its existence ever put together. Whether Trump and DeJoy are working closely together or not, their actions cause people to lose confidence in the post office’s ability to deliver their letters, medicines, parcels and voter ballots on time.   Postal workers and Black and Brown communities, people with disabilities, veterans, nonprofits, small businesses, seniors and other members of the working class, who depend on the USPS, can stop privatization if we rise up as one strong body and replace DeJoy and the USPS Board of Governors with people who actually believe in a people’s postal service. The future of this vital and historic public service is in our hands.  Joe Piette retired from the USPS after 30 years as a letter carrier and is a member of the NALC. He welcomes responses at [email protected] FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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President dominates state media election coverage, opposition invisible

By on June 12, 2021

first_img Reports Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives In the absence of any independent media, Reporters Without Borders condemns the state-owned media’s totally one-sided coverage of the campaign for the 29 November presidential election. After winning the 2002 election with 97.1 per cent of the votes, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has “promised” to win this one with more than 97 per cent again.“It is no surprise that Nguema, who has ruled with an iron hand for 20 years, has had the state media’s full backing during this campaign,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Closely-controlled by the government, the state media have sung the president’s praises and have taken care to pay little attention to the opposition’s activities. Nguema is expected to get close to 100 per cent of the vote, which is about the same as the share of media coverage he has been getting.”The state radio and TV broadcaster RTVGE has lavished Nguema with coverage, making no distinction between his activities as president and his activities as candidate for reelection, but has not even accorded even minimal coverage to the opposition. RTVGE has not organised any debate and virtually no opposition activities or meetings have been broadcast.The government biweekly newspaper Ebano, which has its headquarters inside the information minister, has dedicated two issues to the presidential election. One of the issues did include the opposition programmes, but it did not let opposition candidates express their views in the same way that ruling party supporters were allowed to.The authorities claim that they are developing the country quickly thanks to its earnings from oil (of which Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s third biggest producer, after Angola and Nigeria). But three quarters of the population lives below the poverty line and there has been hardly any improvement in fundamental freedoms.The privately-owned media are limited to just a few publications. The country has no journalists’ union and no organisation that defends journalists. The information ministry, which is staffed by people who are all members of the ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), doubles as a media regulatory body. The only Malabo-based journalist working as a correspondent for foreign news media, Rodrigo Angue Nguema, was jailed on defamation charges in the capital’s Black Beach prison from June to October of this year.Equatorial Guinea was ranked 158th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. President Nguema has for many years been on the organisation’s list of “Predators of press freedom.” Equatorial GuineaAfrica News Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea November 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President dominates state media election coverage, opposition invisible Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News Equatorial GuineaAfrica Help by sharing this information to go further Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship May 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Report: Disagreement Among SEC Commissioners Stalling Bank of America Settlement

By on May 31, 2021

first_img Previous: Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Sees September Increase Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 10/29/2014 Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea October 28, 2014 957 Views Home / Daily Dose / Report: Disagreement Among SEC Commissioners Stalling Bank of America Settlement Report: Disagreement Among SEC Commissioners Stalling Bank of America Settlement Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Residential Mortgage-backed securities SEC Securities and Exchange Commission Settlement Bank of America Residential Mortgage-backed securities SEC Securities and Exchange Commission Settlement 2014-10-28 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement with several government agencies over the sale of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) has been stalled by an internal disagreement within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to sources familiar with the case in a report from Bloomberg News.SEC’s five commissioners are reportedly disagreeing over whether or not to waive certain sanctions that go into effect when the settlement, which was announced in August 2014, is entered in court. The sanctions, if enacted, could adversely affect Bank of America’s asset management business and ability to raise capital.Bank of America has requested relief from the sanctions, an action that was once routine but is now anything but. Sources say that the two Democratic commissioners refuse to allow Bank of America a pass on the sanctions, while the two Republican commissioners are in favor of waiving the extra penalties. With SEC Chair Mary Jo White not participating due to a conflict, the two Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked on whether or not to waive the additional sanctions, according to sources.Banks that enter into settlements normally seek waivers from three main sanctions. The two major ones involve a ban on managing mutual funds and a ban on banks raising money for private companies. The third, which would not have as much consequence with Bank of America as the other two, would prevent the bank from issuing its own shares or bonds unless the SEC gives prior approval.The sources say Bank of America wants to continue seeking investors for private firms. They say the SEC is likely to allow the bank to continue managing mutual funds, but that it is unlikely the SEC will grant the bank the waiver for the other sanctions. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

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‘Litigants Unable To Get Justice Through Virtual Courts’: Gauhati HCBA Urges Chief Justice To Re-Open Courts For Physical Hearings [Read Letter]

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews Updates’Litigants Unable To Get Justice Through Virtual Courts’: Gauhati HCBA Urges Chief Justice To Re-Open Courts For Physical Hearings [Read Letter] Akshita Saxena30 May 2020 12:21 AMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court Bar Association on Thursday wrote to the HC Chief Justice, urging him to “abolish” Virtual courts and to re-open the court premises to enable physical hearings in the state, from June 1, 2020. The request has been made pursuant to a resolution passed by the HCBA in an Executive Committee Meeting held on May 26, 2020. As per the said resolution, “Litigants…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 Gauhati High Court Bar Association on Thursday wrote to the HC Chief Justice, urging him to “abolish” Virtual courts and to re-open the court premises to enable physical hearings in the state, from June 1, 2020. The request has been made pursuant to a resolution passed by the HCBA in an Executive Committee Meeting held on May 26, 2020. As per the said resolution, “Litigants were unable to get Justice through Virtual Courts in the Gauhati High Court.” Thus, the Association has requested Chief Justice Ajai Lamba to restore Physical Courts with effect from June 1, 2020, by abolishing the Virtual Courts. The Resolution passed to this effect states that even the Government Offices in the state of Assam have re-opened with 100% attendance from May 26 onwards. Therefore, the Chief Justice may be requested to restore the Physical Courts in restricted manner, with due compliance of all the safety norms. The Association has suggested that the Advocates, who are above the age of 65 years, may be allowed to continue to argue their cases via Video Conferencing. Further, the Executive Committee also resolved that all the new motion cases should be listed in its usual course as before. Click Here To Download Letter Read Letter Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Justice DK Basu, Former Calcutta High Court Judge And The Petitioner In The Landmark DK Basu Case, Passes Away

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first_imgTop StoriesJustice DK Basu, Former Calcutta High Court Judge And The Petitioner In The Landmark DK Basu Case, Passes Away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 May 2021 5:15 AMShare This – xFormer Calcutta High Court Judge Justice DK Basu passed away at 3.20 am at Peerless Hospital today.He was one of the Petitioners in the landmark Judgment in DK Basu v. State of West Bengal (AIR 1997 SC 610) where the Supreme Court laid down specific guidelines required to be followed while making arrests.Justice Basu started his legal profession as an Advocate in the Calcutta High Court and also in the Supreme Court. He was elevated to the bench as Judge of Calcutta High. He was the Chairman of Legal Aid Services West Bengal (LASWEB). He is also Chairman of the National Committee for Legal Aid Services – India. He is the founder of Association of Retired Justices of Supreme Court and High Courts of India. Justice Basu is the Founder President of Association of Retired Justices – West Bengal. In February, 2006 – he participated in the consultation on the Asian Charter on Rule of Law in Hongkongorganised by Asian Human Rights Commission. In April, 2006 – He acted as an International Observer in Trial Courts of Srilanka for the Asian Human Rights Commission based at The Candy High Court, Srilanka. Justice Basu is the Consultant in Training Program for the Lower Judiciary in India under sponsorship of Amnesty International India. [Source: https://www.skail.org/governing-body/pre-law-faculty.php ]Advertisement DK Basu Judgment DK Basu, Executive Chairman of Legal Aid Services, West Bengal, a non-political organization on 26/08/1986 addressed a letter to the Supreme Court of India calling his attention to certain news published in the Telegraph Newspaper about deaths in police custody and custody. He requested that the letter be treated as a Writ Petition within the “Public Interest Litigation”. Considering the importance of the issues raised in the letter, it was treated as a written Petition and the Defendants were notified. While the writ petition was being considered, Mr. Ashok Kumar Johri addressed a letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court calling his attention to the death of a Mahesh Bihari from Pilkhana, Aligarh in police custody. The same letter was also treated as a Request for Writing and was included along with D.K.Basu’s Request for Writing. On 14/08/1987 the Court issued the Order issuing notices to all state governments and a notice was also issued to the Law Commission requesting appropriate suggestions within a two month period. In response to the notification, several states submitted affidavits, including West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Manipur. Additionally, Dr. A.M.Singh vi, Principal Counsel was appointed Amicus Curiae to assist the Court. All of the attorneys who appeared provided useful assistance to the Court. [Quoted from the DK Basu Judgment ]Advertisement Guidelines Issued by the Supreme Court in DK Basu Case1. The police personnel carrying out the arrest and handling the interrogation of the arrestee should bear accurate, visible and clear identification and name tags with their designations. The particulars of all such police personnel who handle interrogation of the arrestee must be recorded in a register2. That the police officer carrying out the arrest shall prepare a memo of arrest at the time of arrest and such memo shall be attested by at least one witness, who may be either a member of the family of the arrestee or a respectable person of the locality from where the arrest is made. It shall also be counter signed by the arrestee and shall contain the time and date of arrest.Advertisement Advertisement 3. A person who has been arrested or detained and is being held in custody in a police station or interrogation centre or other lock up, shall be entitled to have one friend or relative or other person known to him or having interest in his welfare being informed, as soon as practicable, that he has been arrested and is being detained at the particular place, unless the attesting witness of the memo of arrest is himself such a friend or a relative of the arrestee.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement 4. The time, place of arrest and venue of custody of an arrestee must be notified by the police where the next friend or relative of the arrestee lives outside the district or town through the Legal Aid Organisation in the District and the police station of the area concerned telegraphically within a period of 8 to 12 hours after the arrest.5. The person arrested must be made aware of his right to have someone informed of his arrest or detention as soon as he is put under arrest or is detained.6. An entry must be made in the diary at the place of detention regarding the arrest of the person which shall also disclose the name of the next friend of the person who has been informed of the arrest and the names land particulars of the police officials in whose custody the arrestee is.7. The arrestee should, where he so requests, be also examined at the time of his arrest and major and minor injuries, if any present on his/her body, must be recorded at that time. The ‘Inspection Memo’ must be signed both by the arrestee and the police officer effecting the arrest and its copy provided to the arrestee. 8. The arrestee should be subjected to medical examination by the trained doctor every 48 hours during his detention in custody by a doctor on the panel of approved doctors appointed by Director, Health Services of the concerned State or Union Territory, Director, Health Services should prepare such a panel for all Tehsils and Districts as well.9. Copies of all the documents including the memo of arrest, referred to above, should be sent to the Magistrate for his record. 10. The arrestee may be permitted to meet his lawyer during interrogation, though not throughout the interrogation.11. A police control room should be provided at all district and State headquarters where information regarding the arrest and the place of custody of the arrestee shall be communicated by the officer causing the arrest, within 12 hours of effecting the arrest and at the police control room it should be displayed on a conspicuous notice board.Tags#Justice DK Basu D.K. Basu v. 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Gardai reissue appeal over weekend crash at Glenfin

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Previous articleMore parades in Donegal cancelledNext articleDublin must challenge British claim to Lough Foyle – Anderson News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai reissue appeal over weekend crash at Glenfincenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Gardai have re-issued an appeal for witnesses to a weekend crash near the Twin Towns.The collision happened on Sunday night just before 9.50pm on the Glenfin Road in Ballybofey.Gardaí were alerted to a cyclist lying on the road injured.A number of people had stopped to assist the injured male who alleged that he had been hit by a passing car.The male was taken to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance as he had sustained quite serious but non-life threatening injuries.Gardai are appealing to anyone who was on the Glenfin Road around that time and who may have witnessed the collision and can offer a description or direction of travel of any car that may have been involved or anyone who was on the road and has dash cam footage.They are also appealing to a nurse who is believed to have been first on the scene to come forward to speak to Gardaí in Ballybofey Garda Station. Lastly, they are appealing to the driver of the car allegedly involved to come forward and speak to Gardaí in relation to the matter. By News Highland – March 10, 2020 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

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Troy University site for leadership forum

By on May 24, 2021

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Filmore said the Leadership Forum is a good recruiting tool for the university.“This could be the first campus visit for many of these high school students and we would like to have them think of Troy University first when they consider college options,” Filmore said.The Forum participants have been recommended for the leadership conference by guidance counselors at their schools or by local Lions Clubs. All have shown to be effective, ethical and compassionate leaders in their schools and in their communities.The Forum participants will be placed in situations that will give them a chance to practice, test, refine, measure and improve their leadership skills through structured group and individual activities. Book Nook to reopencenter_img The Troy University campus will be the site of the 2010 Lions Club of Alabama High School Leadership Forum June 11-13.Troy University SGA President William Filmore, said the Forum is not only a great opportunity for students in rising grades 10-12 to build and strengthen leadership skills and develop relationships, it also provides the same opportunities for university students.Filmore is also the secretary of the Troy University Lions Club and said that members of the campus Lions and students at-large have volunteered with the event.“This is a unique opportunity for university students to share their experiences with high school students who are preparing themselves for leadership roles,” Filmore said. “The university students will be able to relate to the 80 or more participants in the Lions Club of Alabama High School Leadership Forum because they aren’t many years older.” Troy University site for leadership forum “On Saturday afternoon, we will take the Forum participants to Camp Butter and Egg for a time of team building activities,” Filmore said. “The Lions leadership forum used to be Camp Chandler in Wetumpka but participation had declined. High school students seemed more inclined to indoor activities than outside activities. So, the decision was made to bring the Forum more inside but not get rid of the recreational team building activities. Camp Butter and Egg will be fun and challenging.”Intellectually stimulating seminars will be presented by speakers with wide-ranging experiences in various positions of leadership.Featured speakers for the Forum will include Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen and Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teenager who disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba in 2005, and John Kline, Troy University professor. You Might Like Pike Co. Schools looks to hire two principals Every student returns to classes after summer break and has to face changes, but for some Pike County Schools students,… read more By The Penny Hoarder Skip Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the authorlast_img read more

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Major storms bearing down on Pacific Northwest, California

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A series of storms are slamming the West Coast with heavy rain, huge waves, strong winds and snow at higher elevations.In central and northern California on Monday, waves were as high as 30 feet, with 40- to 50-foot breaks. Coastal flooding and erosion were reported.An even more powerful storm is hitting the region Tuesday, prompting flood watches, high-wind alerts and winter storm warnings across nine states.Travelers along Interstate 5 on Tuesday, from Washington state to Northern California, will get drenched and should be on the look out for potential flooding. Those traveling along I-90 or I-84 east of Seattle and Portland, Oregon should expect to see heavy snow in mountain passes.The strong storm system likely will move over the Rockies on Wednesday and redevelop in the Plains before moving toward the Southeast and East Coast by the end of the workweek. More flooding in those areas is a distinct possibility.Florida may see severe storms on Thursday, especially in the central and southern part of the state, with the possibility for damaging winds and a few tornadoes.Some parts of the East Coast could see 3 inches of rain by the end of the week, with already saturated areas, including the Carolinas, prone to possible flooding.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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