KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp GIVEN BP’s recent misadventures in the Gulf of Mexico – and the subsequent $20bn (£12.6bn) it has sunk into a compensation fund – The Capitalist is relieved to note that safety is top of the agenda for visitors to BP’s offices.Indeed, some may argue that BP has gone rather overboard with its ‘elf ‘n’ safety rules. Woe betide anyone attempting to use the stairs without taking a firm grasp of the bannister – an offence of this magnitude warrants a report to the duty manager.Want to take a cup of coffee with you? Not unless it has a lid on it (although, presumably if the coffee was spilled, BP would be able to absorb the mess by throwing golf balls and human hair at it). And don’t even think about carrying something that requires more than one hand upstairs with you – how on earth would you be able to hold onto the bannister? That was the first rule!A po-faced BP press officer refused to give The Capitalist a copy of the safety booklet. “In my experience, diary columns are meant to be funny and safety is very serious,” he said, in a PR flourish worthy of former boss Tony Hayward himself.TRUE HIGH FLYERThe Capitalist naturally assumes that all its readers are high-flyers. But City girl Gisele Edwards (top right) stretches the point to extremes. The Asian stockmarket equity analyst leads a dramatic double-life as an aerial artist. She has wowed crowds above Trafalgar Square with death-defying stunts and even worked with sculptor Anthony Gormley.If that wasn’t enough, Gisele is also a Mandarin-speaker, a composer and vocalist with her own funk fusion band and a ballet dancer who has performed with the National Chinese Ballet. She read Chinese at Cambridge University and Islamic and Asian Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies.FIRED, AGAINHamster-like defeated Apprentice candidate Alex Epstein (right) managed to raise his profile earlier this week by inadvertently trending on Twitter. The hapless fired candidate sent a grovelling email to more than 700 media bosses asking for work as a pundit. Only problem was, he forgot to hide the email addresses. Cue a free-for-all of insults sent between the editors, including the choice: “I had the pleasure of receiving it twice. So that’s a double ‘no’ from me.”ROMANCE IS DEADAnd on to one man who has no need for extra publicity. City stalwart David Buik amused his readers this week with his musings on modern relationships. Prompted by the 100-day countdown to the Royal wedding, Buik despairs of modern courtships that involve “See you at the pub at 8pm; the next round’s yours. Your share of dinner is £60 please and unless there is a bit of ‘nookie’ or ‘slap & tickle’ on offer, find your way home in a cab, gal!” Not like Buik’s day… “I can’t get my head round this culture,” he grumbles.A NOD TO HARD WORKAnd finally, a nod to the intrepid graduate featured in City A.M. earlier this week. James Elgeti was pictured wearing a sandwich board promoting himself as a future City boy. James told The Capitalist he now has several meetings set up and the chair of HSBC London Alumni has asked us to put him in touch with James. Well done, son. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute BP MAKES HEALTH AND SAFETY TOP PRIORITY Thursday 20 January 2011 7:45 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL
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Latest Sports News TAGSBhagat SinghEk Suneha 2Harbhajan Singh SHARE Cricket Cricket Cricket Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Previous articleSalary difference with McEnroe leaves Navratilova ‘shocked’Next articleNow, Kohli also tops Instagram honours in India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR India’s cricket icon Harbhajan Singh has released a video message to pay rich tribute to Shahid-E-Azam Bhagat Singh. The 5-minute video is a message to the youth to emulate the characteristic values of the Shahid-E-Azam in the day to day life.Harbhajan, in the video, urges the youth to live the values of Bhagat Singh in day to day life to safeguard culture, strong social fabric, environment, the air people breath and water. The message convincingly invokes the youth to not undermine the legend by confining the martyr’s glory to slogans and songs alone. The conviction in Harbhajan’s strong voice and the selfless message holds potential to convince billions of his fans and followers to keep the Shahid-e-Azam’s values alive in their deeds. 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At 23, he had vision and courage to sacrifice his life for our freedom. We are enjoying that freedom, but not valuing it,” said Harbhajan, one of the most successful Indian cricketers and youth icon, at the launch of the video message Suneha 2.“We can’t repay the debt of the legend (Shahid Bhagat Singh). But at least we must respect what he has given to us. Are we really serious when we narrate songs like why Bhagat Singh’s image is not there on our currency notes? Are we really paying the legend a tribute from the core of our hearts when we shout customary slogans on dated occasions? I strongly believe, we are not.“How many of us will have the courage to embrace gallows? So, at least we must have a sense of responsibility to protect our society. If we can’t save it, at least we must pledge to not to spoil it. Let’s not become our own nemesis. That is the essence of the beautiful, thought-provoking narrative penned by Sanjay Glory. I am honoured to be the voice for these thought-provoking words.”The video is produced by Bhatinda-based Goyal Music. Noted writer from Phillaur, Punjab, Sanjay Glory has penned the narrative.“We are consciously and subconsciously damaging our society in our day to day lives. So grave is the damage that we need to invoke a Bhagat Singh in each one of us to get us free from the slavery of our own wrong doings. Sardar Bhagat Singh had sacrificed his life for our freedom. Today, we need to learn from him to sacrifice our unwarranted freedom for our lives,” said writer Sanjay Glory. “The narrative becomes meaningless unless it is heard. We needed a voice that will be heard. We needed an achiever who had earned the right to stand up for a cause with authority. Harabhan Singh has always displayed rare commitment for social causes. I am thankful that he happily agreed to give voice to my thoughts,” said Glory.Surender Kumar Goyal, founder, Goyal Music, said: “Our business is all about the culture and essence of Punjab. Nothing captures the essence of Punjab more than Punjabi music. I am glad that Goyal Music is graced to be the part of a great initiative by Mr Glory and Mr Harbhajan Singh.”This is Harbhajan’s second association with Goyal Music and Glory to send a strong message to the youth in particular and society in general to inculcate rich values and tradition of Punjab in their lives. The earlier co-presentation has touched the subject of “vulgarity” and “cheapness” in modern day Punjabi songs.The nearly five-minute video has been a big hit on YouTube. 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Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTlou Energy Limited identifies, explores, evaluates, and develops coalbed methane (CBM) resources in Southern Africa. It holds one mining license and nine prospecting licenses covering an area of approximately 8,300 square kilometers in the Karoo Basin, Botswana. The company owns a 100% interest in the Lesedi CBM project. It also holds interest in the Mamba project. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.
A look at the British & Irish line-up to take on the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Skipper: Peter O’Mahony is leading the Lions this weekend. Photo: Getty Images Expect plenty of mobility from the front row, Mako Vunipola and Tadhg Furlong either side of George, while the back row of O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien and Taulupe Faletau will be aiming to hit the same standards as last weekend.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREO’Mahony, in particular, was a real standout against the Crusaders for his work-rate and defence. When talking about the importance of the Maori match, O’Mahony said: “It’s not just for ourselves but everything the Lions stands for. It’s not just the guys playing at the weekend, we’re playing for the 41. It’s not about just doing well for ourselves, it’s about the collective.”Man at No 10: Damian McKenzie is playing at fly-half for the Maori. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Maori have named Chiefs’ Damian McKenzie and Tawera Kerr-Barlow at half-back. McKenzie is more often seen at full-back for the Chiefs, so it will be interesting to see how he plays at ten – expect them to run a lot of ball, particularly with a dangerous back three of James Lowe, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Rieko Ioane, and use chip kicks to try to get behind the Lions’ rush defence.The Lions defence will no doubt be tested by this Maori line-up, but they may look to get an advantage up front with the pack not having the same quality as the backs.Maori All Blacks v Lions, Saturday 17 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Rotorua International Stadium, Live on Sky Sports & TalkSportMaori All Blacks: James Lowe; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Matt Proctor, Charlie Ngatai, Rieko Ioane; Damian McKenzie, Tawera Kerr-Barlow; Kane Hames, Ash Dixon (capt), Ben May, Joe Wheeler, Tom Franklin, Akira Ioane, Elliot Dixon, Liam Messam. Peter O’Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday in Rotorua.The headline selection is that Johnny Sexton starts ahead of Owen Farrell at fly-half, with many expecting the Englishman to wear the No 10 shirt just a week ahead of the first Test. With Conor Murray so effective from scrum-half last weekend, the Lions should benefit from having the familiarity of the Irish duo at half-back – but if Farrell starts against New Zealand he won’t have had much game time with Murray, the man most likely to wear the No 9 shirt in the Tests.Warren Gatland said that Sexton “needs some more rugby” and also hinted that he might bring Farrell off the bench at centre to try out the 10-12 combination that proved fruitful in the second half against the Crusaders last week.Strength: Johnny Sexton starts at ten with Owen Farrell on the bench. Photo: Getty ImagesBen Te’o and Jonathan Davies again link up in midfield and Gatland will be hoping the pairing lasts longer than the half an hour they managed against the Crusaders before Davies had to depart with a head injury. It promises to be a dangerous centre partnership but didn’t have time to fire last weekend.Looking at the back three that started against the Crusaders, Anthony Watson comes in for Liam Williams on the wing while George North and Leigh Halfpenny keep their places.When asked about Halfpenny, Gatland said: “It’s an opportunity to show what experience he’s got. We know how strong he is defensively and how hard he works off the ball, and obviously his goalkicking, but an attacking threat is also what we’re looking for from 15.”Double act: Saracens locks Maro Itoje and George Kruis. Photo: Getty ImagesThe pack is the same as the one that started last Saturday’s match in Chistchurch, with the exception of Maro Itoje coming in to the second row in place of Alun Wyn Jones. The lineout should function well with the Saracens triumvirate of Itoje, George Kruis and hooker Jamie George so experienced of playing together. Replacements: Hikawera Elliot, Chris Eves, Marcel Renata, Leighton Price, Kara Pryor, Bryn Hall, Ihaia West, Rob Thompson.British & Irish Lions: Leigh Halfpenny; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies, Ben Te’o, George North; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Peter O’Mahony (capt), Sean O’Brien, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Kyle Sinckler, Iain Henderson, Sam Warburton, Greig Laidlaw, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly.
Settlement reached in St. Paul’s Darien, Connecticut, cases Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Property Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Church in Connecticut] On Dec. 10, 2019, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut settled three legal cases involving the former wardens and vestry members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Darien. The settlement will result in a withdrawal of all pending litigation, bringing to a close a period in which the former wardens and vestry members filed five different lawsuits against ECCT since 2005.The most recent litigation began in late 2017 when the former wardens and vestry members refused to adhere to the constitution and canons of The Episcopal Church with respect to church governance and attempted to remove their duly chosen rector, the Rev. George I. Kovoor. When bishop diocesan of ECCT, the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, chose to support Kovoor and enforce the canons of The Episcopal Church, the former wardens and vestry members sued to have their rector removed. Further, when the former wardens and vestry members refused to participate in church ordered reconciliation efforts, the ECCT Annual Convention unanimously changed the status of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church putting it directly under the supervision, direction and control of the bishop in October, 2018. This occasioned asecond lawsuit by the former wardens and vestry members seeking control of the church and its property. Both of these lawsuits were heard in Stamford Superior Court in late 2018 and early 2019 and were dismissed by the court in the spring of 2019. The former wardens and vestry members had appealed these decisions.In a related action, in October, 2018, ECCT and The Episcopal Church sued three former vestry members and wardens who served as trustees responsible for holding real estate for the benefit of St. Paul’s. The trustees had sold the real estate in 2011 in violation of church canons. This suit sought to secure the proceeds of the sale of the real estate to benefit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and prevent the trustees from using the monies for other purposes, including to pay lawyers pursuing lawsuits against ECCT.Under the settlement agreement, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recovers control over the funds held in trust, and the former wardens and vestry members relinquish all claims to the property of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The parties have withdrawn all of the pending matters, including the appeals. Further, the parties have mutually agreed not to sue each other in the future.The settlement recognizes that St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Darien continues as a worshipping community in ECCT. All accusations against the Rev. George I. Kovoor have been withdrawn and his status as a priest in good standing in The Episcopal Church is unchallenged.The former wardens and vestry members have chosen to move forward as a separate Christian community, now referred to as New St. Paul’s Church.Commenting on the settlement, Douglas said: “While this has been a long and trying legal process, I thank God that we have been able to reach a settlement that both maintains the Canons of The Episcopal Church, while offering a hand of reconciliation to those who have chosen to leave St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Darien. We are particularly indebted to the faithfulness and hard work of our legal team who have worked tirelessly on the Church’s behalf, Canon Kovoor who has been steadfast in support of ECCT at great cost to himself and his reputation, and the devoted congregation at St. Paul’s in Darien who have chosen to remain in The Episcopal Church. My prayer is that we all now move forward in God’s mission to restore and reconcile all people to unity with God and each other in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Posted Jan 6, 2020 Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
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 | 7 February 2013 | News National Lottery Awards 2013 seek public’s favourite Lottery-funded good cause www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards The annual National Lottery Awards are seeking nominations for “the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded good causes”.The Awards are open to projects that have been funded by the National Lottery. The finalists benefit from considerable publicity with 2.7 million people watching the awards ceremony on BBC One last year.The cash prize of £2,000 is not quite on that scale, but could prove a useful addition to a local project. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Big Lottery Fund National Lottery To nominate a project simply explain how National Lottery funding has “helped it to improve or enrich the lives or communities of the people it works with”. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
By Tom AlliaBuffalo, N.Y.Incarcerated im/migrants are suffering new punishments at the Buffalo Detention Center in Batavia, N.Y., where they are being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. In early April, BDC made national headlines with one of the highest rates of COVID-19 infection of any prison in the country. The center operated without social distancing, masks or new cleaning procedures until mid-April.There have been years of protest throughout central and upstate New York against the local detention and incarceration of im/migrants. Here, people are arrested at a ‘Close the Camps’ protest in Buffalo, N.Y., in July 2019.A lawsuit filed in March against BDC and the state of New York has progressed. A federal judge has ordered the center and state courts to reverse the burden of proof for determining holding of arrestees and to offer bond more frequently and at lower costs. (tinyurl.com/y4t525z9)A similar federal court order was made in a lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts earlier this year, which is still pending. Persons named specifically in the New York lawsuit include immigration judges Philip Montante and Mary Baumgarten. Both have denied bond to more than 95% of all arrestees who have appeared before them. The Batavia immigration court, which processes people from all over New York state, ranks third nationally for bond refusal, offering bond to only 20.9% of arrestees. The national median is 35%. Bond, if even offered, is more expensive in Batavia, with a median of $14,000 as opposed to the national median of $9,000. A second development is a new lawsuit filed by Dalila Yeend and Bounam Phimasone, both former detainees at the Buffalo Detention Center. They are joined by the Worker Justice Center of New York (WJCNY). The suit confronts Akima Global Services, the owners of BDC, over labor violations and low pay. (tinyurl.com/yyt27lyb)Most detainees — 90% of them — are civilly detained, meaning there is no conviction against most of them. One of the plaintiffs of the suit, Yeend, was detained for not having a driver’s license on her person. She has legal residency in the U.S., but when she was detained, she was held for 2 1/2 months. The Buffalo Detention Center pays all working detainees $1 a day, regardless of hours worked, which can be as long as 12 hours. BDC does not offer hazard pay, and many of the workers are responsible for wards of people infected with COVID-19. (thebatavian.com, Sept. 4)The main focus of this lawsuit is not the unreasonable conditions of Yeend’s initial arrest and time spent in detention, however, but BDC violations of labor law. WJCNY Legal Director Rob McCreanor states, “This is a private company that is contracting with the federal government and is making a lot of money off that contract. That is in part due to the free labor that they are getting from immigrants in civil detentions [who] aren’t prisoners serving terms for crimes — they are immigrants who are detained waiting a resolution for a civil immigration matter. It’s a gross violation of their rights.” (wjcny.org, Sept. 4)Work at BDC is coerced in a parallel to forced slave labor. Detainees who do not work are frequently placed in solitary confinement, or partial solitary, meaning less than 23 hours alone. And they are placed in solitary without reading material or any other means to occupy themselves. Work is doubly coercive because BDC allocates detainees the bare minimum of needed items including hygiene products and vitamins, while their needs are more pressing during the pandemic. Detainees are restricted to an expensive private commissary to meet their basic needs. A small shampoo at the commissary is $5. Food from the vending machines can be $5-$10. Deodorant is $10. Phone calls start at $3 and increase per minute. The phone is of critical importance, because detainees need to be able to communicate with lawyers for court cases and with their families if they are offered release. If they cannot communicate due to lack of funds, their cases or release may be seriously delayed. Detainees who are released from BDC are taken to a Citgo station at the New York State Thruway exit for Batavia. This is technically a bus stop for Greyhound Bus Lines, but released detainees are not usually given any cash to buy tickets. While detainees are legally owed the means to transport themselves home, for someone to admit they do not have means for transport often results in a longer stay. Detainees are typically dropped off late in the morning, after the two morning buses have passed, so they have to wait almost all day for the next bus. But people waiting for the bus are not permitted to wait inside the gas station, and there is no bus shelter. This becomes a very dangerous situation during inclement weather, especially in the brutally cold upstate New York winters.Local activist groups including Justice for Migrant Families and local churches try to meet detainees at the bus stop. They offer backpacks with basic supplies and sanitary products, as well as rides to where released people need to go. But the groups do not have the resources to maintain a constant presence at the bus stop. When the Investigative Post, a Buffalo based nonprofit, wrote an April exposé on the practice of abandoning former detainees, ICE denied everything in the article — but did not provide any evidence to refute the dire facts. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
LOGO WITH SLOGAN EMAIL SIGNATURE Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information LOGO Campaigns Reporters Without Borders celebrates World Day Against Cyber Censorship on 12 March. This event is intended to rally everyone in support of a single Internet that is unrestricted and accessible to all. It is also meant to draw attention to the fact that, by creating new spaces for exchanging ideas and information, the Internet is a force for freedom. However, more and more governments have realised this and are reacting by trying to control the Internet.Reporters Without Borders marks the occasion by issuing its latest list of “Enemies of the Internet.” This list points the finger at countries such as Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Tunisia that restrict online access and harass their netizens. A list of countries that have been placed “under surveillance” for displaying a disturbing attitude towards the Internet is also released. Turkey and Russia are added to this list of countries “under surveillance”.Reporters Without Borders awarded on 11 March the first “Netizen Prize”, with Google’s support, to the Iranian women’s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website. Journalist, blogger and activist Parvin Ardalan, one of the site’s founders, received the prize from French journalist Jean-Marie Colombani in a ceremony at the Paris headquarters of Google France. The prize recognizes an Internet user, blogger or cyber-dissident who has made a notable contribution to the defence of online freedom of expression.Reporters Without Borders has designed a logo to symbolise the defence of online free expression. It represents a computer mouse freeing itself from its chains. The logo can be downloaded free of charge and is available in various colours. Do you want to show your support for World Day against Cyber-Censorship? Do you want to defend an Internet without restrictions and accessible to everyone? Don’t hesitate to download this logo and post it on your blog or website or add it to your email signature. March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 World Day Against Cyber Censorship World Day Against Cyber Censorship 2011 اليوم العالمي لمكافحة الرقابة الإلكترونية