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Photo: David Price[Episcopal News Service] A faith-based march to a jail that holds immigrant detainees in Dover, New Hampshire, has grown in its second year to include walkers – and cyclists – from four states who are calling on government agencies to treat the immigrants in their communities with dignity and compassion.The Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice, scheduled for this week, will culminate Aug. 24 in a prayer vigil outside the Strafford County Department of Corrections, one of the few facilities in New England with a federal contract to hold immigrant detainees. As with the inaugural Solidarity Walk in August 2018, participants this year will trek some or all of the distance to the jail by choosing one or more daylong segments.About 100 people participated in last year’s prayer vigil at the jail. “It was a great start,” said the Rev. Jason Wells, an Episcopal priest and executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches, which coordinates the Solidarity Walk. “It caught a lot of people’s imaginations. It got them inspired.”He estimated that participation will at least double this year, now that interfaith advocacy groups in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont are organizing their own segments. The four groups will converge by midday Aug. 24 for lunch in Madbury, New Hampshire, before continuing to the jail.The group from Massachusetts already is on its way. The Essex County Community Organization is coordinating the Massachusetts segments, stretched over six days so walkers can cover the 76 miles in time for the vigil in Dover. It embarked Aug. 19 after a kickoff rally outside the federal building in Boston.Another group is being organized by Vermont Interfaith Action. It leaves the Unitarian Church of Montpelier on Aug. 21 and has more ground to cover than any of the other groups, so participants will head out on bicycles instead of on foot. Estimated distance: 160 miles over four days.The shortest walk is the one organized by Maine’s Kittery Advocates for All. It starts early Aug. 24 in South Berwick, just across the Salmon Falls River from New Hampshire, and it will cover the 15 miles to Dover in about five hours of walking.Participants from New Hampshire will walk up to 36 miles over four days, starting Aug. 21 at the federal courthouse in Concord.One of the goals of the inaugural Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice was to draw attention to immigration issues in New England at a time when much of the focus politically had been on the United States’ southern border. This year, tensions remain high in southern states, with the Trump administration tightening its regulation of border crossings while facing criticism for its treatment of immigrant families being held in detention.Wells noted that while large-scale immigration enforcement raids in Mississippi drew national headlines this month, smaller raids have extended north to New Hampshire. More than two dozen people lacking immigration documentation were taken into custody in the past month in the Lebanon and Littleton areas of the state.The New Hampshire Council of Churches, which includes the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, has been active on a number of immigration fronts, Wells said, including pressing the state’s federal lawmakers to decrease “federal funding for the deportation machine.” And with New Hampshire set to hold the nation’s first presidential primary in February, people of faith are asking candidates on the campaign trail how they would stop what they see as harmful enforcement policies.Member churches are particularly alarmed by separation of families during deportation proceedings, and Wells said that threat has been amplified by the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy also known as DACA that protected about 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.DACA recipients are now being used as bargaining chips in legislative negotiations, Wells said, which “treats real human lives without the dignity that we would extend to everyone else.”The Strafford County jail in Dover, New Hampshire, is one of more than 200 prisons and jails that hold federal immigration detainees and the one such facility in the state. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceSuch topics are expected to be part of the conversation during evening gatherings this week at the end of each segment of the Solidarity Walk. Participants will close each day at host churches, which will offer potluck suppers and a place for multi-day walkers to stay overnight.On the final day, members of the public are invited to join the four-state group of walkers and cyclists at 4 p.m. for the prayer vigil at the Strafford County jail. A leader from the advocacy group Faith in Action is expected to lead a litany of lament for individuals and families harmed through immigration enforcement actions.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida Hospital Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleNew restaurant opening in Apopka next month Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Florida Hospital will host a job fair and virtual hiring event on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.HR managers will conduct on-site interviews for GN and experienced RN positions which offer competitive wages and immediate benefits. Select experienced full-time RN positions may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000*.The hiring event will take place at the following locations: Altamonte, Apopka, Celebration, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Orlando, Winter Garden and Winter Park.Click here for a detailed list of available positions.For more event details and information on the Virtual Event, visit www.workatfloridahospital.com. Florida Hospital Nurse Hiring Event February 14 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Tagged with: Awards Medecins Sans Frontieres has won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, the first humanitarian agency to win the prize since UNICEF in 1981. Read the BBC’s coverage. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis MSF wins Nobel Peace Prize Howard Lake | 17 October 1999 | News 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
On-line gift list service Give It has launched a London version of its Wedding List service to benefit charities that work in London.The London Wedding List has been launched to cater for the forthcoming wedding season and aims to provide a practical alternative for the many London couples who already have all they need in their home.Couples can sign up to one of a number of ready-made gift lists that contain donations to a variety of charities, including charities such as St Mungo’s, Shooting Star Children’s Hospice and the London Wildlife Trust. Couples select a group of charities and their family and friends then select a gift to the charity of their choice. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Trading Give It launches London Wedding List to benefit London charities 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 April 2007 | News The new service is operated by Give It, the not-for-profit organisation behind a number of charitable initiatives. Andy Hickey, who heads the operation, said: “we’ve been able to bring together a variety of London-based charities to provide a great option for London couples to have a charitable wedding list in 2007, either using one of our charity gift lists on its’ own or alongside a traditional gift list.”The London service was launched folllowing the success of The Scottish Wedding List, launched at the beginning fo 2007.All the gift list services operated by Give It offer a selection of charities rather than expecting couples to pick one. Andy adds “we continue to get feedback from marrying couples, most of whom don’t have a favourite charity, that they really like the ability to select a group of charities, knowing that they’re giving their guests some choice in where their money goes. As well as the potential efficiencies in marketing a service generating funds for lots of charities, the services mirror traditional gift lists in providing choices for couples and guests alike”.
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Nationstar Posts Net Loss in First Quarter Next: CFPB Report Finds 26 Million American Adults Have No Credit History in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Foreclosure Protection Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Servicemembers 2015-05-05 Brian Honea U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) has announced legislation that would permanently protect servicemembers and their families from losing their homes to foreclosure, according to a release on Whitehouse’s website.Whitehouse announced the legislation at the 8th Annual Veterans Breakfast and Resource Fair at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory. Attendees at the breakfast included representatives from federal and state agencies, employers, and veteran service organizations to assist veterans with information, employment opportunities, and other services.”I look forward to this breakfast every year,” Whitehouse said. “It’s an opportunity to talk with Rhode Island veterans and their families about the issues they face, and provide an update on my work to ensure that veterans get the benefits, care, and fair treatment they’ve earned. This year I was also proud to announce the introduction of the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act. After fighting for our country overseas, our troops shouldn’t have to fight to keep a roof over their heads when they return home, and this bill will help.”The bill, which Whitehouse introduced into the Senate on Thursday, April 30, would permanently extend foreclosure relief to servicemenbers provided by the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2014, introduced by Whitehouse last May and signed into law by President Obama in December after unanimously passing in both the House and the Senate.Whitehouse has fought for years to protect the rights of servicemembers who are homeowners. Last year’s bill extended until January 1, 2016, a provision that sets one year as the time a servicemember’s house is protected from foreclosure upon his or her return from active duty, if the mortgage was obtained before the servicemember was an active member of the military. The Commission on the National Guard and Reserves had submitted a report that prompted the foreclosure protection extension from 90 days to nine months in 2008. The period was extended to nine months as part of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) in 2008 and lengthened further to one year in 2012 as part of a bill introduced by Whitehouse.But while last year’s bill extended the foreclosure protections until January 1, 2016, the bill introduced by Whitehouse last week would permanently extend those protections.”Servicemembers coming back from active duty often need time to regain their financial footing, particularly those in the National Guard and Reserves who give up their full-time jobs to fight for our freedom,” Whitehouse said. “To honor their service and grant them peace of mind, we need to provide sensible, permanent foreclosure protection for our veterans.” Senator Seeks to Permanently Extend Foreclosure Protection for Servicemembers Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post May 5, 2015 2,027 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Senator Seeks to Permanently Extend Foreclosure Protection for Servicemembers The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Protection Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Servicemembers 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. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
Top StoriesBreaking: State High Power Committee Decides To Release 50% Of 35239 Prisoners In Maharashtra [Read Decision] Nitish Kashyap12 May 2020 12:04 AMShare This – xIn a huge relief to prisoners across the State of Maharashtra, the State High Power Committee has decided to release more than 17,000 undertrials/prisoners out of the total of 35,239 prisoners in the State.With the total number of Covid-19 positive cases at Arthur Road jail rising to 185, fresh positive cases being detected at Byculla women’s prison and Satara District prison, the potential…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?LoginIn a huge relief to prisoners across the State of Maharashtra, the State High Power Committee has decided to release more than 17,000 undertrials/prisoners out of the total of 35,239 prisoners in the State.With the total number of Covid-19 positive cases at Arthur Road jail rising to 185, fresh positive cases being detected at Byculla women’s prison and Satara District prison, the potential risk of infections amongst prisoners housed in overcrowded prisons has increased significantly.The High Power Committee (HPC) comprises Justice AA Sayed, Sanjay Chahande, Additional Chief Secretary (A&S) Home, Govt. of Maharashtra and SN Pandey, Director General Prisons, Maharashtra.This decision of the said Committee came in on Monday. The Committee also heard the representation made by Advocate SB Talekar after the High Court directed the same in an order dated April 23, 2020. Talekar had written to the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to implement Supreme Court’s order dated March 23 and release prisoners on parole to prevent outbreak of Covid-19 in prisons which are already overcrowded.The HPC heard Advocate Talekar through video conferencing on the issue of alleged discrimination between prsioners as a result of the decison of HPC to exclude undertrial or convicted prisoners charged or convicted under special enactments like MCOCA, PMLA, MPID, NDPS, UAPA, etc. from availing the benefit of interim bail/parole. The benefit has been granted to other undertrial or convicted prisoners charged/convicted for offences carrying a maximum punishment of 7 years or less. Talekar contended that a blanket exclusion of the prisoners who are charged/convicted for offences made under special enactments is arbitrary and defeats the thrust of the directions of the Supreme Court in the order dated March 23.Referring to the same order, the Committee pointed out that the apex court had left it to the discretion of the HPC to determine the category of prisoners who should be released depending upon the nature of offence, the duration of sentence etc.Moreover, HPC noted that in an order dated April 13, the Supreme Court has further clarified its order dated March 23 as follows:”We make it clear that we have not directed the States/Union Territories to compulsorily release the prisoners from their respective prisons. The purpose of our aforesaid order was to ensure that States/Union Territories to assess the situation in their prisons having regard to the outbreak of the present pandemic in the country and release certain prisoners and for that purpose to determine the category of prisoners to be released. We make it clear that the aforesaid order is intended to be implemented fully in letter and spirit.” The HPC also observed that till date the Supreme Court has not interfered with its decision dated March 25, determining the category of prisoners to be released. HPC said-“It is required to be noted in the present representation dated 08-04-2020, which has been converted to suo moto criminal PIL, Advocate Shri Talekar has not disclosed that he represents his clients Nitin Shelke and Madhukar Suryawanshi who are incarcerated in Harsul prison in Aurangabad interalia for offences under the MPID Act, which is a Special Act.”The aforesaid persons had filed a writ petition before the Aurangabad Bench challenging the HPC’s decision dated March 25 excluding the prisoners who are charged/convicted of offences punishable under Special Acts including MPID Act, from availing temporary bail/parole. The Committee refused to reconsider its decision dated March 25 and said-“Be that as it may, it appears that Shri Talekar is primarily representing his clients Nitin Shelke and Madhukar Suryawanshi who are incarcerated in Harsul prison in Aurangabad for offences interalia under the MPID Act, which is a Special Act. We are unable to agree with the contention of Mr. Talekar. The object was only to release some of the prisoners and not all the prisoners. There is a reasonable basis for the classification which has been done under the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to release some of the prisoners.”Thus, Talekar’s representation was rejected. Finally, the HPC clarified-“It may be noted that by a separate decision of this Committee taken today, more prisoners than what was decided in the earlier decision of the HPC dated 25-03-2020 are to be released, which would substantially decongest the prisons and about 50% of prisoners out of the prison population of 35,239 are now expected to be released.”Click Here To Download HPC Decision[Read Decision] Next Story
News UpdatesCourt Can Direct Polygraph Test If Accused Consents To It: Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Jun 2020 4:14 AMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that it is not legally impermissible for a Court to issue direction to a person to undergo Narco-Analysis, polygraph and Brain Electrical Activation Profile (BEAP) test, but such a direction shall be subject to consent of said person and the person has a right to elect to consent or refuse to undergo such test. In this case, the Special Judge…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 Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that it is not legally impermissible for a Court to issue direction to a person to undergo Narco-Analysis, polygraph and Brain Electrical Activation Profile (BEAP) test, but such a direction shall be subject to consent of said person and the person has a right to elect to consent or refuse to undergo such test. In this case, the Special Judge had allowed an application preferred by Investigating Agency seeking permission to take voice sample and to conduct polygraph test of the accused observing that he gave his consent for the same. Before the Special Judge, the accused had pleaded that in case polygraph test and voice sample are legally permissible, he is ready and willing to undergo the same to show his bonafide. Before the High Court, assailing the order of Special Judge, it was contended by the accused that that readiness and willingness to undergo the test on behalf was subject to legal permissibility of these tests and no provision in Code of Criminal Procedure provides for undertaking these tests. It was contended that these tests are not legally permissible and hence conditional consent of the accused cannot be treated as a consent to undergo these tests. Referring to Apex Court judgments, Justice Vivek Singh Thakur observed that there is no statutory prohibition against the issuance of such direction, the Court can issue the direction to a person to undergo test, which is not expressly enumerated in Cr.P.C. and in circumstances, where an individual consents to undergo these tests, there is no dilution of Article 20(3) of Constitution. Referring to Selvi vs. State of Karnataka [(2010)7 SCC 263],, the bench further observed: Tests may be of three kinds: ‘permissible with or without consent’, ‘permissible with consent only’ and ‘impermissible altogether’. From ratio of law laid down in Selvi’s case, it is evident that ‘polygraph test’ falls in second category, which is permissible but subject to consent of the subject-person. Therefore, I am the considered view that it is not legally impermissible to Court to issue direction to a person to undergo Narco Analysis, polygraph and BEAP test, but, such direction shall be subject to consent of said person and the person has a right to elect to consent or refuse to undergo such test and nothing contrary to the aforesaid verdict of Court or any other material has been placed before me to establish that it is impermissible to the Court to issue direction to a person to undergo polygraph test during investigation, rather, in view of pronouncements of Apex Court, it is permissible for the Court to issue such direction, which shall be subject to consent of a person. The Court also noted that the Special Court had clarified that the statement recorded during polygraph test shall be in nature of statement made to police. Referring to Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik vs.State of Maharashtra (2019)12 SCC 460, the court said that it is expected from Investigating Agency to adopt latest advanced scientific technologies and methods of investigation to arrive at right conclusion.Case no.: Cr. MMO No. 596 of 2018Case Name: Vinod Mittal vs. State of HPCoram: Justice Vivek Singh ThakurCounsel: Sr. Adv Satyen Vaidya, Adv Vivek Sharma, AAG Desh Raj ThakurClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
Top StoriesSupreme Court Bar Association President Dushyant Dave Tenders Resignation With Immediate Effect LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Jan 2021 2:29 AMShare This – x”I feel that I have forfeited my right to continue as your Leader,” said President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Dushyant Dave, and tendered his resignation on Thursday. In his letter, Dave noted that the term of the Executive Committee has already come to an end and they had planned to hold virtual elections. However, due to reservations held by some lawyers,…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?Login”I feel that I have forfeited my right to continue as your Leader,” said President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Dushyant Dave, and tendered his resignation on Thursday. In his letter, Dave noted that the term of the Executive Committee has already come to an end and they had planned to hold virtual elections. However, due to reservations held by some lawyers, the same could not be done and now, it may not be morally correct for him to continue as the President. “Now I find it may not be possible to hold them as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee due to reservations held by some of you. I understand their position and have no quarrel with it but to me any further continuation as the President in these circumstances will be morally wrong,” he said. He also expressed “deep gratitude” to the members of the Executive Committee, saying, “You have done proud to this Institution , the SCBA . It was a privilege to be with you.”Read Full Text of LetterTo , The Executive Committee , The SCBA , New Delhi . Dear Members of the EC , Following recent events , I feel that I have forfeited my right to continue at your Leader and so I hereby tender my Resignation from the post of the President of the SCBA with immediate effect . Our term has already come to an end . We sincerely decided to hold virtual election to elect a new body . Now I find it may not be possible to hold them as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee due to reservations held by some of you . I understand their position and have no quarrel with it but to me any further continuation as the President in these circumstances will be morally wrong . I must place on record my deep gratitude to each of you for being part of this EC and contributing immensely during Covid 19 , perhaps the greatest challenge to mankind we will ever see in our lifetime . You have done proud to this Institution , the SCBA . It was a privilege to be with you . I wish you all lots of good luck for a better future . Warmly , Dushyant Dave , President , The SCBA . New Delhi , January 14, 2021 Next Story
Training for rail workers needs urgent improvementOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Trainingfor people working in the rail industry urgently needs to be improved,according to Lifelong Learning minister Malcolm Wicks.In aletter to the chairman of the shadow Strategic Rail Authority Alastair Morton,Wicks expressed concern that “pitifully few” rail employees gain nationallyrecognised qualifications and suggests that clear training and skills targetsbe built into the franchises of the train operating companies.Wicks saidthat in the four years to June 2000, only 24 NVQs were awarded to traindrivers.ButBeverley Shears, HR director of South West Trains, claims that most traincompanies do have a commitment to developing the transferable skills of their staff.She said, “We already have the philosophy that, where we can, we will gettraining externally validated.”South WestTrains does offer management and customer service NVQs that involvetransferable skills but NVQs for guards and on-train services are job-specific.She added that the company launched open learning centres last year to allowemployees to learn languages or gain GCSEs.She said,“I suspect what [the Government] is looking for is more visible confirmationthat the good training that is going on is of a national standard. But thereare some things that are specific to the rail industry.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.