The ever more dangerous profession of cartoonist

first_imgNews —- FERZAT (Syria) Organisation Political caricature is a well established tradition in Turkey, as is persecuting cartoonists. Musa Kart, a well-known cartoonist employed by the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet (Republic), was charged with “insulting” then Prime Minister (now President) Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a February 2014 cartoon suggesting he was involved in the alleged money-laundering that led to the departure of four ministers. Although a prosecutor initially dismissed the case, the all-powerful Erdogan managed to have new charges of “insult,” “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation” and criminal defamation brought against Kart, who was facing the possibility of several years in prison. British cartoonist Martin Rowson responded by launching a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #ErdoganCaricature that called on cartoonists worldwide to satirize Erdogan in solidarity with Kart. After the campaign quickly went viral, an Istanbul criminal court finally acquitted Kart in October 2014. But Erdogan has appealed, reviving the case yet again. Regardless of international law, political, religious, business and military leaders and non-state groups often prove unable to tolerate criticism and derision. Censorship, dismissal, death threats, judicial harassment, physical violence and, in the gravest cases, murder are what an increasingly exposed profession faces. Reporters Without Borders has looked at the cases of eight cartoonists who have been persecuted in connection with their work. The shootings on 7 January in Paris and 14 February in Copenhagen showed the extent to which cartoonists are now the targets of extremist movements. In other parts of the world, it is often governments that try to silence them, using the law or violence. Reporters Without Borders is spotlighting eight cartoonists who are being threatened or persecuted because of their work. Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights says freedom of expression may be restricted to ensure “respect of the rights or reputations of others” or “the protection of national security or of public order, or of public health or morals,” but these restrictions must be proportionate in order not to violate the right to information.At the same time, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression has stressed that the right to free speech includes the expression of opinions that “offend, shock or disturb.” —- ZUNAR (Malaysia) March 6, 2015 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The ever more dangerous profession of cartoonist —- PRAGEETH (Sri Lanka) Help by sharing this information Ali Dilem, who works for the Algerian daily Liberté and French TV channel TV5 Monde’s Kiosque programme, knows only too well that it’s not easy being a cartoonist in Algeria. He has been the target of death threats by Islamist groups and judicial harassment for years. He has had frequent spells in police custody and has received suspended jail sentences on criminal defamation charges. In 2001, he had the regrettable privilege of seeing his named used to label a series of amendments to the criminal code providing for sentences of up to a year in prison for journalists. But he has never let up and has received a score of international prizes including the Press Freedom Trophy from the Limousin Press Club and Reporters Without Borders in 2005. France’s culture ministry honoured him with the title of Chevalier for outstanding achievements in the arts in October 2010. —- VILKS (Sweden)center_img —- KART (Turkey) A book of cartoons by Malaysia’s Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque) was banned and his home was searched in 2010 in the first of many acts of judicial harassment. He said he just wanted to use his social and political cartoons to help people to “understand the news” but he was accused of sedition and he began a long legal battle to stop the government from censoring his work – a battle that is far from over. Malaysia’s electoral commission banned all cartoons during the campaign for parliamentary elections in 2012 in an attempt to head off criticism by him and others. Since his conviction in July 2012, he can no longer hold an exhibition in his own country. In the latest twist, the police raided his Kuala Lumpur office on 28 Janary without showing a warrant, confiscated hundreds of his books and interrogated his staff. Sri Lankan political analyst and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda has not been since since leaving his office to go home on the evening of 24 January 2010. He had told a close friend he thought he had been followed for the past several days. A week before his disappearance, he wrote a long article comparing the two leading presidential candidates and voicing a preference for the opposition one. For the next two months, the police showed no interest in finding him alive and provided the family with no significant information. Worse still, government ministers made contradictory statements and created confusion about the circumstances of his disappearance. The president’s brother, defence minister Gotabhaya Rajpaksa, went so far as to suggest in an interview: “Eknaligoda staged his own disappearance.” On the third anniversary of his disappearance, Reporters Without Borders and Cartooning for Peace launched an international campaign entitled “Where is Prageeth?” —- DILEM (Algeria) —- TRIVEDI (India) Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi began participating in the anti-corruption movement in 2011, launching a site called “Cartoons against Corruption.” After showing his work at an anti-corruption meeting, he was arrested in September 2012 on sedition charges for parodying India’s national symbols and spent several days in prison. The same year, he and Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat received Cartoonists Rights Network International’s Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award. Trivedi then took a two-year break from cartooning which he ended after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, publishing a cartoon strip entitled “Because” that showed the Prophet Mohamed. He said he did so because of the importance of overcoming the fear felt by all cartoonists after the massacre. Facebook removed it and then reinstated it. He has also launched a “Cartoon Against Every Lash” campaign in support of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison, and is planning to launch a satirical weekly about society, politics and religion with the work of several Indian cartoonists. Its first issue will be dedicated to Charlie Hebdo. —- BONIL (Ecuador) It’s tough being a cartoonist in Ecuador, where freedom of information is under attack a year after adoption of the Organic Communication Law (LOC). The Office of the Superintendent of Communication (Supercom), an entity created by the LOC, has repeatedly censored Xavier Bonilla, a cartoonist known as Bonil. Supercom decided in February 2014 that a cartoon criticizing a police raid on a journalist’s home had “defamed” the government and ordered Bonil to publish a correction. It also ordered his newspaper, El Universo, to pay a fine of 90,000 dollars. Supercom was back on the offensive in early 2015. This time it accused Bonil of “socio-economic discrimination” in a cartoon mocking the limited oratorial skills of Agustín Delgado, an Afro-Ecuadorian ruling party representative who used to be a footballer. On Supercom’s orders, El Universo apologized to the country’s Afro-Ecuadorian community. Bonil got a written reprimand that told him to “correct his practices” and not cause further offence. Ferzat in Syria, Dilem in Algeria, Vilks in Sweden, Zunar in Malaysia, Prageeth in Sri Lanka, Bonil in Ecuador, Kart in Turkey and Trivedi in India ­– all of these cartoonists have been threatened. Some have been targeted by radical groups, others by govenments that have tried to silence them by means of arrest and prosecution. Some are under both kinds of threat. Armed intelligence officers kidnapped cartoonist Ali Ferzat in Damascus on 25 August 2011. He had been critical of the Baath Party and President Bashal Al-Assad for years but, after the start of the Syrian uprising, his cartoons had become bolder and had drawn attention to the regime’s mass murders. His abductors handed him over to government militimen who crushed his left hand, the one he uses to draw, and used cigarettes to burn his skin all over his body. They finally dumped him at a roadside a few hours later with a bag over his head. Aged 64, he now lives in exile in Kuwait, where he continues to work. He was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Expression in 2011. Sweden’s Lars Vilks became known throughout the world after his Mohamed cartoons were published in 2007. Al-Qaeda issued an appeal to “shed the blood of this Lars who dared to insult our Prophet,” offering 100,000 dollars for his murder, 50,000 dollars for the murder of Ulf Johansson, the first newspaper editor to publish one of the cartoons, and another 50,000 dollars if Vilks was “slaughtered like a lamb.” The police protection he has received since 2010 was stepped up after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. A 50-year-old American woman convert to Islam who called herself “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2014 for her role in a 2009 plot to kill him. Vilks was one of the presumed targets of the attack on the conference held in Copenhagen on 14 February 2015 to pay tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims. RSF_en last_img read more

Pro-government militant under house arrest after new attack on journalists

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment November 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pro-government militant under house arrest after new attack on journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today voiced its relief after Adolfo Cerrudo, a leader of the radical pro-government Popular Civic Committees, was placed under house arrest on 14 November. He took part in physical assaults, along with 200 other committee members, against a score of journalists outside San Pedro de La Paz prison, who were there to cover the investigation into the ousted governor Leopoldo Fernández on 29 October. Cerrudo is under investigation for threatening to rape a journalist of the privately-owned daily La Razón, Cerrudo was under a legal injunction preventing him approaching members of the media as a condition of his bail. Following a hearing at which a psychological evaluation of Cerrudo revealed his “violent and aggressive tendencies”, he was put under house arrest, except for attending court hearings. Police have moreover been posted outside his home since 17 November after he broke the ruling the day after it was handed down. “These preventive measures are a necessary protection for the safety of all journalists and we hope they will be followed with a conviction against Adolfo Cerrudo, to send a clear signal to radical activists who have been routinely targeting members of the media with complete impunity”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.——————–31.10 – Authorities urged to make protecting journalists a priority after attacks on media by pro-government activists“The passivity shown by the police during these attacks on the press in unacceptable and the investigation promised by the vice-president must shed light on this point. Similarly, it is unacceptable that Popular Civic Committee leader Adolfo Cerrudo, who has been charged several times for violence against journalists, is carrying on as before and is violating the terms of the court control under which he was placed. We hope he will be sent back to prison and tried, just as we hope that pro-autonomy supporters will be tried for their attacks on the state media.“Given the political agreements reached by the government and main opposition parties with a view to holding a constitutional referendum on 25 January 2009, we urge President Morales and the relevant government minister to adopt concrete measures to protect the media and to quickly hold talks with representatives of the journalism profession.”On 29 October, some 200 Popular Civic Committee members attacked a dozen journalists who were outside San Pedro prison for the arrival of members of a commission from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) to question the detained former governor of the northwestern department of Pando, Leopoldo Fernández, about a massacre of 15 indigenous peasants on 11 September, with which he has been charged.Members of the “Red Ponchos” collective began by hitting the journalists with leather lashes. The attack was intensified when journalists from TV stations ATB and Red Uno set up their equipment, Reporters Without Borders was told by María Luisa Callejas of the daily La Prensa, who was herself attacked.“If you do not leave, we will kick you out of here,” several of the assailants shouted, one of whom turned out to be Cerrudo, the Popular Civic Committee’s leader. Callejas said: “At no point did the police step in to disperse our assailants. They just tried to keep us at a distance.” That did not suffice to protect the journalists. The protesters charged them and in the ensuing melee, Jonnatan Condori of Catholic Church-affiliated Radio Erbol and Javier Alanota of ATB were badly beaten.There was also violence the day before outside the prison. Popular Civic Committee members led by Edgar Mora attacked four journalists who had come to cover their protest against the former Pando governor’s possible transfer to Sucre. Reporter Roxana Lizárraga and cameraman Juan Carlos Vera of privately-owned TV station Unitel, Nicolás Sanabria of privately-owned Radio Fides and Gustavo Arévalo of ATB were all physically attacked and accused of being “paid by Leopoldo Fernández.” Some of them were forced to suspend their live transmission.Already implicated in several cases of violence against the media in La Paz (see 25 July release), Cerrudo threatened to rape a woman reporter with La Razón in March. Placed under house arrest by judge Virginia Crespo, he managed to obtain a conditional release on 23 July by giving a written undertaking not to attack the media any more.Bolivia was ranked 115th out of 173 countries in the press freedom index issued this month by Reporters Without Borders, 47 places lower than its ranking in last year’s index. This dramatic fall was due to the frequency of physical attacks on the media and the media’s polarisation by 10 months of political crisis. News BoliviaAmericas February 1, 2018 Find out more to go further RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom BoliviaAmericas News News Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for dialogue and increased vigilance by the government after two attacks by Popular Civic Committee members on private-sector journalists in La Paz on 28 and 29 October. Vice-President Alvaro García Linera’s condemnation of this violence should be followed up by action, the organisation says. News Follow the news on Bolivia November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Institute for Educational Advancement Celebrated Milestone at 20th Anniversary Celebration

first_img 103 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Benefits Institute for Educational Advancement Celebrated Milestone at 20th Anniversary Celebration Photos by JAMES CARBONE Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 1:27 pm The nonprofit Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) hosted its Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: 20th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser event at the Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The organization commemorated this milestone by celebrating its work serving gifted children and raising support for its mission to ensure that each gifted child’s specific needs are met so that they can reach their full intellectual and personal potential.As part of the program, the event honored the IEA Senior Fellows (Patricia Gatto-Walden, Michael M. Piechowski and Stephanie Tolan) and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Both of these groups have been instrumental to the founding and continued success of IEA. The program celebrated their contributions, as well as the success of IEA’s students, both past and present. The was also a program of alumni and current student speakers.The evening featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction, trivia, photo booth, and program. Live music was performed by IEA students during the cocktail hour and the evening concluded with a professional DJ, dancing and a dessert buffet. Guests also had the opportunity to meet current IEA students volunteering their skills for the celebration.Funds raised at the event will go toward growing and expanding IEA’s programs and services for gifted students and their families both locally and nationally. This includes providing scholarships to families in need, in order to ensure that no gifted child has financial barriers to meeting their full potential.The Institute is dedicated to the intellectual, creative, and personal growth of our nation’s gifted and high-potential youth. Central to the mission of IEA is a commitment to the development of the whole child through engaging educational experiences that promote optimal challenge, mentorship, exploration of ideas, and recognition of personal potential. IEA seeks to connect like-minded individuals through dynamic and engaging year-round programming.For more information on IEA’s programs and service for gifted youth, visit www.educationaladvancement.org. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Working Toward Freddie Mac’s Universal Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHFA Freddie Mac UMBS 2019-04-24 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Working Toward Freddie Mac’s Universal Mortgage-Backed Securities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save About Author: Seth Welborn Freddie Mac recently announced that its Investor Reporting Change Initiative (IRCI) will revise Single-Family investor reporting requirements, beginning in May 2019, including moving the investor reporting cycle from mid-month to end-of-month and updating remittance cycles.The GSE states that it is making the changes to promote alignment and industry standards for the Uniform Mortgage Backed Security (UMBS).According to analyst teams at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, the joint Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac security, Uniform MBS, is set to roll out on June 3 and may cause a rise in volatility. In an article publsihed by Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan analysts discuss their recommendations on the agency MBS sector following the recent widening of mortgage spreads.In the article, Morgan Stanley advised investors to “go long” the sector, citing a wider 30-year Fannie Mae current coupon Treasury option-adjusted spread as a positive.“The Fannie Mae current coupon spread over a blend of Treasury 5- and 10-year notes, a popular valuation method for mortgage investors, has widened 12 basis points to 85 since March 26, when it closed at its tightest level since January 31, 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg,” write Bloomberg reporter Christopher Maloney. “Its average level last year was 82 basis points.”Freddie Mac’s IRCI updates will be effective beginning with the June 6, 2019 monthly factor/disclosure for all currently issued PCs. This initiative will also apply to the new Freddie Mac UMBS and MBS, which Freddie Mac expects it will begin issuing on June 3, 2019.In March, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a final rule that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the cash flows of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible Mortgage-Backed Securities. The agency statement indicated that this is a major step forward. “This rule demonstrates FHFA’s commitment to the success of the UMBS, which will promote liquidity and efficiency in the secondary mortgage market,” said Joseph Otting, FHFA Acting Director. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: VFSAC Golf Classic: Supporting Military Veterans’ Housing Needs Next: FHFA Updates on Foreclosure Stats Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Working Toward Freddie Mac’s Universal Mortgage-Backed Securities Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 24, 2019 2,773 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Freddie Mac UMBS Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more

Donegal airport closed until noon on Monday

first_img Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – May 16, 2010 Pinterest Donegal airport closed until noon on Monday Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed closed until midday tomorrow as a result of further volcanic activity in Iceland.City of Derry Airport is also closed today, as are other airports in Belfast and in Britian. Previous articleNorth West 200 spectator critically injuredNext articleContract signing for Killybegs Sewerage Scheme News Highland News WhatsApp WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+last_img read more

Outrage as Mauritian paper publishes “deeply insensitive” pictures

first_img Outrage as Mauritian paper publishes “deeply insensitive” pictures RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ There’s outrage after a Sunday Newspaper in Mauritius today published images of the body of murder victim Michaela McAreavey, taken at the crime scene at the Legends Hotel.Her family has described the publication as deeply insensitive, while the Taoiseach says the Government will be lodging a formal complaint with the Mauritian Government.The 12 black and white images were published this morning in a newspaper in Mauritius called the Sunday Times.On the front page there’s a photograph of Micharla McAreavey taken after her death – under the headline ‘Exclusive’.Inside there’s more close-up pictures of her injuries.It’s still unknown who took the photographs – or who gave them to the newspaper.Irish Independent reporter Cormac McQuinn is in Mauritius and followed the trial into the murder of Michaela McAreavey.He says the images are hard to look at……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/photos6.mp3[/podcast]center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News By News Highland – July 15, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous article12 year old dies in incident on farmNext articleTwo charged in connection with Derry attack News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Authorities Should Avoid Viewing Action Against Religious Trust As Against God; Need To Have Secular Mind, Scientific Approach : Bombay High Court

first_imgTop StoriesAuthorities Should Avoid Viewing Action Against Religious Trust As Against God; Need To Have Secular Mind, Scientific Approach : Bombay High Court Krimul Malhotra6 Feb 2021 8:59 PMShare This – xThe Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court noted that government authorities, including police officers and judicial officers should work with a ‘secular mind’ and avoid the general fear of inviting trouble in matters involving religious feelings. The Court added that authorities need to have a ‘scientific approach’ and should avoid viewing statutory action against a religious trust…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 Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court noted that government authorities, including police officers and judicial officers should work with a ‘secular mind’ and avoid the general fear of inviting trouble in matters involving religious feelings. The Court added that authorities need to have a ‘scientific approach’ and should avoid viewing statutory action against a religious trust as action against God.The court accordingly directed the police to register a crime for the offences of conspiracy, cheating, misappropriation, breach of trust and also those under the Black Magic Act, 2013 against the trustees of the Jagadamba Devi Sarvajanik Trust, Mohote Ahmednagar. The division bench, comprising Justice T.V. Nalawade and Justice M.G. Sewlikar, examined a petition filed by Shri. Namdev Garad, a former trustee of the Jagdamba Trust alleging the commission of ‘illegal acts’ by the trustees of the trust. The petitioner contended that since 2011, the trustees had buried 2. k.g. of gold and made an additional expenditure of Rs. 25 lakhs for ceremonies in the name of Suvarna Yantras. The petitioner highlighted the inaction of various authorities to take up the present matter. It was submitted that the acts were committed despite the presence of two judicial officers, in the capacity of a District Judge and a Civil Judge as ex-officio members of the trust. To that effect, the Court stated, “It is surprising that even when District Judge was Member of the trust, he accepted all the proposals made by Shri. Shinde.” Further, the petitioner also brought the court’s attention to the inaction of the police in registering a complaint filed by Andhashradha Nirmulan Committee (ANIS), requesting an action in respect of the aforementioned illegal activites. In that regard, the court permitted the intervention of ANIS in the present matter and directed that the said complaint be treated as the base for starting the investigation. “The general fear may be of different kind like possibility that they may invite trouble as the matter involves religious feelings and it can be viewed as act against God. In view of the Article 51-A of the Constitution of India, this Court holds that the authorities are expected to work with secular mind in such case and they need to adhere to the ‘truth’. The authority needs to have scientific approach in such matters and they need to adhere to the provisions of law.” The Court observed that the scheme of the trust does not permit such burial of gold and ceremonies in the name of Yantras. It further noted that the object behind the Maharashtra Public Trust Act, 1950 was to prevent malpractices in the administration of such trusts. It also further stated that the acts of the trustees, in the nature of spreading stories about Yoginis and Tantras, fell foul of the Black Magic Act. “The trustees may have personal beliefs but their personal beliefs cannot be used in the management of the trust. The person who is in the management cannot be allowed to spend or dispose of the property in the manner done in the present matter for achieving something which cannot be scientifically proved.” The Court was further dismayed by the rampant increase in complaints received against mismanagement by such trustees. “If anybody objects to the activity, he is condemned by saying that he is hurting religious feelings. Due to increase of such incidents, time has come to teach lesson to such trustees. Such action will prevent activities like the present activity and will also help to check the superstition.” The Respondent relied upon precedents to seek protection under Article 25 and 26 of the Constitution of India. However, the Court rejected such contentions stating that enactments such as the Maharashtra Public Trust Act and the Black Magic Act are in the nature of restrictions the law has chosen to impose. The Court strongly condemned the lack of action by the authorities, and deemed it imperative for authorities to work with a ‘secular mind’ and ‘adhere to the truth’. “The general fear may be of different kind like possibility that they may invite trouble as the matter involves religious feelings and it can be viewed as act against God. In view of the Article 51-A of the Constitution of India, this Court holds that the authorities are expected to work with secular mind in such case and they need to adhere to the ‘truth’. The authority needs to have scientific approach in such matters and they need to adhere to the provisions of law.” Therefore, the Court directed the registration of the crime, and ordered that the investigation be made by a police officer of the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police. It also refused the relief for stay of the order claimed by the counsel for Respondents. 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Gardai in Donegal issue appeal after two properties broken into

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook A house in the Gleneely area has been completely ransacked during a break in which occurred at some stage between 11am on Thursday morning last and Saturday midday.The rear PVC door to the house was forced open and entry was gained.While nothing was taken, Garda Grainne Doherty says the way in which access was gained to the property was very professional:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/gleneelyburg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Gardai are continuing to investigate after a sum of cash was stolen from a cafe in St Johnston.Sometime between 7pm on Saturday evening last and 9:20am on Sunday morning, entry was gained to the property in Dundee through a bathroom window.Garda Doherty says they are particularly keen to hear from taxi drivers who may have dashcam footage of the burglary:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/liffordburg1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleUpgrade works to begin at Carndonagh and Buncrana hospitalsNext articleNo meeting with minister for Cllr Mc Garvey admin Google+center_img By admin – July 23, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Gardai in Donegal issue appeal after two properties broken into Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Sharpe named state writing competition winner

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I write all the time,” she said. “I write poetry, short stories and keep a journal. I love to do research and write essays. I love to write and I love to read.”When Sharpe was in kindergarten, she said her biggest fear was that she wouldn’t be able to learn to read.“I really wanted to read and I was so afraid that I couldn’t,” she said. “When I did learn to read, I fell in love with it and I’ve loved it ever since.”Sharpe’s future plans are to attend Troy University and major in English. She would like to teach at the high school level for a while and then on the post secondary level. “I love home so I want to stay around south Alabama,” she said. By The Penny Hoarder Goshen High School senior Destiny Sharpe has been selected as a first-place winner in the 2009 Alabama Letters About Literature contest.Sharpe took first place honors in Level III (grades 9-12) of the statewide competition. Students from Florence High School took second and third place honors and honorable mention went to students from Gadsden City High School and Cherokee County High School.“I really entered the competition for a grade, but I always try to do my best at whatever I’m doing,” Sharpe said. “But I was surprised that I won because this was a statewide competition, and I was competing against students from the big city schools.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Email the author Sharpe named state writing competition winner Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest requires students to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre — fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic – explaining how the author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world around them.“I chose Patricia McCormick and the book I read was ‘CUT’ because I had been though a lot of the stuff in the book and could relate to the characters,” Sharpe said. “I had been there. I knew what they were thinking and feeling.”Sharpe had little trouble in expressing her thoughts and feelings about what the book had meant to her because she is a “writer.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day On Saturday, April 18, Sharpe will join other 2009 Alabama Letters About Literature contest winners at an awards ceremony at the Alabama Book Festival at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.Each winning student will receive books and a certificate from the Alabama Center for the Book. The first-place winner in each level will also receive a $50 gift card from Target Stores.First-place winners from the state competitions are then submitted to the national contest where six winners will be chosen to receive $10,000 reading promotion grants for their school or community library.The winning Alabama entries were selected from more than 600 entries by students in grades four through 12 across the state. The Alabama competition was sponsored by the Alabama Center for the Book, part of the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. National sponsors are the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and Target Stores. Sponsored Content Skip You Might Like Ruby Tuesday honors students Troy Elementary School students, who have been diligent in their schoolwork, are being rewarded for their efforts. Jamison Davis, general… read more By Jaine Treadwell Print Article 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Youthful creativity in spotlight tonight

first_img Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Published 9:10 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Email the author Latest Stories “I was amazed at the ways they found to be the branches,” she said. “Each group will have an opportunity to show anything cleaver that they did in class. Some will show costumes and others artwork. They have all done excellent work.”The Grand Finale will be a work of art itself with all 85 campers on stage for a dance number. Book Nook to reopencenter_img Next Up“Thinking out of the box” is the theme for the four-day creative drama camp, and Meadows said the campers have shown they have that ability.“They can definitely think out of the box,” Meadows said. “The Showcase performance will demonstrate the many ways they have found to be creative with ordinary objects. Really, they have floored me with their ideas and their enthusiasm.”Each of the four age groups will have a special Showcase scene. Meadows’ group will be doing its version of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.” You Might Like PCES campers prep for Family Day With just a few weeks left in the summer camp held at Pike County Elementary School in Brundidge, the kids… read more By Jaine Treadwell “That will really be a treat,” Meadows said. “All the campers have worked very hard, and I’m sure they will perform for an appreciative audience.” Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Youthful creativity in spotlight tonight When 85 young budding actors and actresses take the stage tonight, it’s going to take more than a Summer Spotlight to Showcase their talent.All spotlights at the Trojan Center Theater will be on the participants in the Troy University Summer Spotlight Creative Drama Camp that will conclude with a summer spectacular at 6:30 tonight at the Trojan Center Theater. A packed house is expected to “review” what the youngsters ages four through13 have accomplished during the weeklong creative drama camp.“I think if you talk to any one of the campers, they will tell you that this camp has changed the way they look at art,” said Jenny Meadows, camp creative drama and art teacher. “The campers have said that they will go back to school with a better understanding of how the arts apply to their other subjects. They have learned how much fun it is when you think creatively and out of the box.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more