CRDB Bank Plc ( HY2010 Interim Report

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first_imgCRDB Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange read more

Diocese of Massachusetts celebrates 20 years of volunteer-run summer day…

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first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Youth & Young Adults Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Diocese of Massachusetts celebrates 20 years of volunteer-run summer day camp Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Young volunteers from St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley get plates full of carrot sticks ready for the tables of hungry kids that will soon fill the room. Photo: Bridget K. Wood/Diocese of Massachusetts[Diocese of Massachusetts] The difference that the Boston-area B-SAFE summer program makes in the lives of the children and teens it serves becomes quickly apparent during a visit to a host site in full swing. What may be less obvious is the impact that the program has on the many volunteers from Episcopal churches across the diocese whose members give up some of their time and resources each summer to participate.B-SAFE (Bishop’s Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment Program) is a five-week, full-day program serving young people from first grade through high school at Episcopal school and church sites in Boston’s South End, Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester neighborhoods, as well as Chelsea. This summer marked 20 years of the B-SAFE program, and with that, 20 years of Episcopal partner parishes making it all possible. On Friday, July 26, nearly 800 people who are connected to B-SAFE gathered at Carson Beach for the program’s 20th Anniversary Carnival.On a Monday morning at the St. Stephen’s Church B-SAFE site in Boston, lunch was being provided by St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley. The St. Andrew’s volunteers carried in crates of food to serve. Pasta casserole, carrot sticks and sweet potato fries were on the menu – with popsicles for dessert.As Nancy Echlov and Cam McCormick placed casseroles into the oven to warm up, McCormick explained that parishioners who were unable to take a weekday to go into Boston and serve food could still participate in B-SAFE by preparing one of the casseroles and bringing it to St. Andrew’s ahead of time.Part of the St. Andrew’s volunteer crew for the day included Karen Pekowitz and her two daughters, Julia, 13, and Alexa, 12. They have all been volunteering with B-SAFE for the past six years.Alexa has been helping out with B-SAFE since the age of six and said that her favorite part is seeing her actions make a positive impact on others.“I just like to see that I can make someone’s afternoon or day, just by doing something simple,” Alexa said after the meals were served and the cleanup finished.Family friends of the Pekowitzes were also on hand to help set up the tables for lunch. Though not St. Andrew’s parishioners themselves, they have regularly joined the Pekowitz family in helping out with B-SAFE over the years. One of those friends, who is 14, told a visitor that he likes helping out with B-SAFE because he gets a chance to interact with other kids his age whom he likely wouldn’t otherwise meet.Nancy Echlov from St. Andrew’s in Wellesley shares a conversation with a young B-SAFE participant during lunch. Photo: Bridget K. Wood/Diocese of Massachusetts“It’s fun to connect with the other kids,” he said after lunch was over. “It’s fun to just spend time with other kids our age, serving them food and having a connection with them.”B-SAFE partners prepare and serve lunches, provide afternoon snacks, read with children and organize Friday field trips. Through these interactions between partners and the children in the program, relationships are built across differences that might otherwise separate people.Debbie Terry is a parishioner at Grace Church in Norwood, which has been participating in the B-SAFE program for the past 13 years. Since Grace is a smaller parish, it partners with the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan each summer to share a week at the B-SAFE site there. Terry said that after all of these years, and with many repeat volunteers, everyone seems to fall right back into their roles, both from Grace Church as well as from the Church of the Holy Spirit.“I think we enjoy each other’s company,” Terry said in an interview. “We love working with Holy Spirit, they’re just so supportive. They are always so welcoming and we have found that we work really well together as two church groups coming together.”In addition to building relationships between parishes, Terry said that, ultimately, the children who attend the B-SAFE program are the reason that volunteers keep coming back year after year.“When kids come up to you and just give you a big hug around your waist, I think that’s what we all do it for,” Terry said. “We have found that the kids are happy we’re there, and we are definitely happy to be there with them. For those of us who have been doing it every year, it’s just so wonderful to see what this program is all about.”In an email thanking the partners for a successful summer, the director of youth programs at St. Stephen’s, the Rev. Liz Steinhauser, provided some numbers from this summer’s B-SAFE program: 37,000 meals served (with 17,500 being lunches provided by partners), about 300 volunteers from partner organizations (including nearly 50 partner churches and two interfaith networks), 55 full-day field trips organized (most thanks to partners) and more than 100 half-day field trips. In the email, Steinhauser thanked the partners for making the summer program a success.“You helped us build community together,” Steinhauser wrote. “In these times when stories of separation and divisiveness are lead news reports, you created ‘Good News’ stories of connection through B-SAFE.”Many volunteers who return year after year, such as Nancy Marshall from Sudbury, expressed joy in seeing young children in the program mature into the teens and adults staffing the program.“It’s amazing to me now, having done it for so long, to see all of these adults who were youths in the program come full circle and actively dive into this ministry themselves,” Marshall said. “I think that’s wonderful.”Marshall and her family have been involved with the B-SAFE program since the very beginning, 20 years ago, first through St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields Church in Lincoln and now as parishioners at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sudbury.For Marshall and her family, working with different parishes through B-SAFE over the years has been a way for them to get to know and experience other communities around the diocese, and to feel like part of the larger diocesan community.“We feel like we’re part of the bigger picture,” Marshall said. “[Our children] have gotten great exposure to the breadth of this diocese and the different communities, ministries and approaches to worship and liturgy.”Marshall said that B-SAFE has simply become a part of the rhythm of her life, and is something that has blessed her with incredibly meaningful relationships and memories.“It is ministry, it is seeing God in these children,” Marshall said. “It’s also, for me, a connection with a lot of great memories and a lot of relationships that I don’t want to see end.” Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Bridget K. WoodPosted Sep 19, 2019 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the…

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first_img By Michael Haedicke, Associate Professor of Sociology, Drake University | The ConversationMany Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system.But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items like pasta, canned beans and peanut butter are temporary because the U.S. continues to produce enough food to meet demand – even if it sometimes takes a day or two to catch up.To keep up that pace, the food system depends on several million seasonal agricultural workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants from Mexico and other countries. These laborers pick grapes in California, tend dairy cows in Wisconsin and rake blueberries in Maine.As a sociologist who studies agricultural issues, including farm labor, I believe that these workers face particular risks during the current pandemic that, if unaddressed, threaten keeping those grocery store shelves well stocked.Essential laborIt is difficult to accurately count the number of hired agricultural laborers in the United States, but official sources place the number at 1 million to 2.7 million people, depending on the time of year.Most of these workers are employed seasonally to perform the hard manual labor of cultivating and harvesting crops. One-half to three-quarters of them were born outside of the United States, with the majority holding Mexican citizenship.The H-2A visa program authorizes noncitizen agricultural laborers to work in the United States. This program allows farmers to recruit workers for seasonal agricultural jobs, provided the workers return home within 10 months.But the H-2A program doesn’t cover enough workers to meet the needs of the food system. In 2018, only 243,000 visas were issued under the program – far less than the total number of workers needed to power the farm economy.Government research suggests that approximately half of the remaining workers on U.S. farms are in the United States without legal authorization. These workers often live in the U.S. year-round, choosing to be in legal limbo rather than risk crossing an increasingly policed border. Some travel from state to state, following the harvest cycle of crops.These farmworkers play an essential role in U.S. agriculture. They pick fresh fruits and vegetables, which are often difficult or impossible to harvest mechanically. They milk cows on dairy farms. In my home state of Iowa, they detassel the hybrid corn varieties – a form of pollination control – that farmers rely on.Remove these workers, in other words, and large sectors of the American food system would grind to a halt.Dangerous conditionsYet there are several factors that put them at higher risk during the pandemic.For example, social isolation is almost impossible for farmworkers, who often live and work in close proximity to one another.Those in the H-2A program typically live in on-site, dormitory-style housing, with up to 10 people sharing sleeping quarters and restroom facilities.The mostly undocumented workers not covered by H-2A visas frequently work for labor contractors, who arrange for their transportation to work sites in shared vans or trucks.And once on the job, workers interact closely to harvest crops at a rapid pace.This near-constant physical proximity to one another can facilitate the rapid transmission of the coronavirus.Seriously susceptibleThe nature of their work also makes farmworkers especially susceptible to serious coronavirus infections.Although COVID-19 tends to be most severe in the elderly and people with underlying health conditions, farm laborers face working conditions that may elevate the risk for severe disease.Exposure to dangerous pesticides is not unusual, and agricultural workers must also contend with lung irritants from dust, pollen and crops. This can trigger asthma attacks in farmworkers and their children and contribute to other respiratory disorders. Heath officials have found that these conditions contribute to serious coronavirus infections.Moreover, farmworkers face a number of barriers to accessing medical care, ranging from linguistic and cultural differences to lack of reliable transportation to the limited number of medical facilities in many rural communities.These barriers are especially high for the many undocumented farmworkers, who are not eligible for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, which does cover workers on H-2A visas.They may also be reluctant to seek medical care, not wanting to draw attention to themselves in a political climate in which immigration laws are strictly enforced. And farmworkers aren’t typically granted sick leave.Finally, the labor contractors who employ undocumented workers generally pay only for work that is completed. This means that a day at the doctor’s office is a day without pay – no small sacrifice for a worker making less than $18,000 a year.Impact on the food supplyBut what would an outbreak of COVID-19 among farmworkers mean for the food system?Fortunately, the risk of direct transmission of the coronavirus passing from farmworkers to consumers through food products is low.However, widespread infections among farmworkers could make it difficult for farmers to harvest crops. Even before the pandemic, farmers in many agricultural areas were already struggling with labor shortages.The coronavirus could make this problem worse, potentially causing the loss of crops that cannot be harvested in time. Demand for farmworkers peaks in the summer, so this problem is only a few months away.Another concern is that fewer workers, fearful of the coronavirus, will apply for H-2A visas to work on U.S. farms, instead seeking work in their home countries. Farmers in hard-hit Italy are already grappling with a similar issue. And on the other side of this issue, the suspension of visa services at U.S. embassies and consulates may restrict the number of H-2A visas given out.Eventually, consumers could begin to see the impact of any labor shortages in the form of higher prices or shortages of products ranging from strawberries and lettuce to meat and dairy.There’s no easy solution, but a good start would be ensuring farmworkers are able to follow effective social distancing guidelines, are wearing protective gloves and masks, and are able to get the medical care they need without fear of lost wages or deportation.Americans depend on these laborers to continue putting food on their tables during this crisis. A little support would go a long way.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.To help Apopka’s Farmworkers through this COVID-19 crises, contact: Farmworker Association of Florida: a nonprofit organization that addresses the marginalization of and injustices against farmworkers and rural communities1264 Apopka Blvd.Apopka, Florida 32703407-886-5151Pre-existing conditions, no sick leave and health insurance put farmworkers at increased coronavirus risk. The Farmworker Association in Apopka is here to care for and uplift these vulnerable workers who work hard daily to plant and harvest the food we eat. Want to help? Click here to donate, volunteer, host a fundraising party and more Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSCoronavirusFarmworkersFood SupplyThe Conversation Previous articleAdventHealth spearheads effort to 3-D print face shields for health care workersNext articleCity of Apopka latest update and closures Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear April 7, 2020 at 8:38 am We sure need to respect our nation’s farm workers more. They go about their work daily, with very little praise or fanfare, and keep us fed, as a nation. I was reading this article, and I had never even heard of detassling corn! I have been watching a lot of tv since the stay at home orders, and I watched where many dairy farms are just pouring the tanks of fresh milk on the ground from the milked cows due to the lack of market orders, school closures, and restaurant shutdowns plus less consumer tastes for animal milk and for selecting soy milk, almond milk, etc……. I think to myself, what a shame to just dump that milk on the ground by the big tank fulls, when there are so many needy, and starving people in the world, and for how the dairy cows are kept pregnant constantly to provide that milk and how their calves are just considered cast away by-products especially the male calves. It is all so sad. Tenita Reid LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! 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Un Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Un Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos Chile Architects: Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Un Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk ArquitectosSave this projectSaveUn Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk ArquitectosSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldHouses•Santiago, Chile Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyText description provided by the architects. In an area of 12.5 meters by 40 meters deep, lies the House Un Patio. The strategy was to release the full first floor and enclosed structure to achieve a spatial extent and prospects up to 40 meters deep.Save this picture!Cortesía de Polidura + Talhouk ArquitectosRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThis program is separated into two parts, leaving the first floor common programs and second floor all private programs. The common and unique concerns and extends into a yard drive, covered by the same house, as well as to a patio garden and sunny. The roof and shadow over the central courtyard and drive home, was designed for the climate of Santiago where the winter is cold and heavy rain but sporadically and for summer and hot blazing sun.First floor, 2 are constructed of reinforced concrete structural axes that make up the volume of living / dining / kitchen and a third as the separation of the house to the street. All shafts ranging from mediator to mediator and on them rests the metal structure that contains the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldThe second floor is arranged with the bedrooms on the ends to be seen and the rest of the precincts are lit and ventilated by skylights also give a spaciousness. This, to relate only to the drilling of the stairs to the first floor, keeps inside air-conditioned, independent if the windows are wide open down.The service, at the end of the ground, separated from the house to not interfere with the activities that may be happening in it. Over time, vegetation cover sharecroppers always managing a relationship with the idea of land released for the garden.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldSTRUCTURE APPROACHThe project approach from the structure, it’s understood at the moment that the different spaces or programs, require a long span space.Save this picture!Cortesía de Polidura + Talhouk ArquitectosThen, the element that resolves the structure, eventually becomes the expression of the building. The reticulated steel beams, allow these long span space, but more important than that, carry all the loads to the supports of the borders and thereby release the vertical structure of the entire plant. The structure itself is given a new use, either for habitation or to generate ventilation and lighting. In terms of construction, prefabricated elements can significantly reduce the work time.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldPlans for the new dining room for Iron Mountain and the house a patio, relate from this concept: Unlocking the ground floor level to allow the necessary activities and take advantage of the height of the beams programs to incorporate livable inside.Project gallerySee allShow lessOfficierenwijk Residential Zone Winning Proposal / META ArchitectuurbureauArticlesFaliro Pier Competition Entry / KsestudioArticles Share Year:  “COPY” Houses + 27 Share ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officePolidura + Talhouk ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoWoodChilePublished on November 17, 2012Cite: “Un Patio House / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos” [Casa Un Patio / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos] 17 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture and must be abolished

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first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the heroic WikiLeaks whistleblower and transgender activist currently jailed in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., after having been sentenced to 35 years in prison — really for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq — recently wrote an op-ed for the British Guardian explaining why solitary confinement is torture. Manning herself was held in solitary confinement in the Marine Corps Brig at Quantico, Va., where she was under 24-hour guard. Her op-ed follows:Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010, I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time. Within two weeks, I was contemplating suicide.After a month on suicide watch, I was transferred back to the U.S., to a tiny 6 x 8 foot (roughly 2 x 2.5 meter) cell in a place that will haunt me for the rest of my life: the U.S. Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Va. I was held there for roughly nine months as a “prevention of injury” prisoner, a designation the Marine Corps and the Navy used to place me in highly restrictive solitary conditions without a psychiatrist’s approval.For 17 hours a day, I sat directly in front of at least two Marine Corps guards seated behind a one-way mirror. I was not allowed to lay down. I was not allowed to lean my back against the cell wall. I was not allowed to exercise. Sometimes, to keep from going crazy, I would stand up, walk around, or dance, as “dancing” was not considered exercise by the Marine Corps.To pass the time, I counted the hundreds of holes between the steel bars in a grid pattern at the front of my empty cell. My eyes traced the gaps between the bricks on the wall. I looked at the rough patterns and stains on the concrete floor — including one that looked like a caricature grey alien, with large black eyes and no mouth, that was popular in the 1990s. I could hear the “drip drop drip” of a leaky pipe somewhere down the hall. I listened to the faint buzz of the fluorescent lights.For brief periods, every other day or so, I was escorted by a team of at least three guards to an empty basketball court-sized area. There, I was shackled and walked around in circles or figure eights for 20 minutes. I was not allowed to stand still, otherwise they would take me back to my cell.I was only allowed a couple of hours of visitation each month to see my friends, family and lawyers, through a thick glass partition in a tiny 4 x 6 foot room. My hands and feet were shackled the entire time. Federal agents installed recording equipment specifically to monitor my conversations, except with my lawyers.The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Juan Méndez, condemned my treatment as “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” describing “the excessive and prolonged isolation” I was placed under for that period of time. However, he didn’t stop there. In a preface to the 2014 Spanish edition of the “Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement,” written by Méndez, he strongly recommends against any use of solitary confinement beyond 15 days.As Méndez explains:“Prolonged solitary confinement raises special concerns, because the risk of grave and irreparable harm to the detained person increases with the length of isolation and the uncertainty regarding its duration. In my public declarations on this theme, I have defined prolonged solitary confinement as any period in excess of 15 days. This definition reflects the fact that most of the scientific literature shows that, after 15 days, certain changes in brain functions occur and the harmful psychological effects of isolation can become irreversible.”Unfortunately, conditions similar to the ones I experienced in 2010-2011 are hardly unusual for the estimated 80,000 to 100,000 inmates held in these conditions across the U.S. every day. In the time since my confinement at Quantico, public awareness of solitary confinement has improved by orders of magnitude. People all across the political spectrum — including some who have never been in solitary or known anyone who has — are now beginning to question whether this practice is a moral and ethical one.In June 2015, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy called the prison system “overlooked” and “misunderstood,” stating that he welcomes a case that would allow the court to review whether or not solitary confinement is cruel and unusual under the U.S. Constitution.The evidence is overwhelming that it should be deemed as such: solitary confinement in the U.S. is arbitrary, abused and unnecessary in many situations. It is cruel, degrading and inhumane, and is effectively a “no touch” torture. We should end the practice quickly and completely.May 2, 2016last_img read more

“Attempt Made To Overawe Authorities”: P&H High Court Imposes 1 Lakh Fine On Woman Who Sought CBI Probe In Her ‘Fake Rape’ Case

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first_imgTop Stories”Attempt Made To Overawe Authorities”: P&H High Court Imposes 1 Lakh Fine On Woman Who Sought CBI Probe In Her ‘Fake Rape’ Case Sparsh Upadhyay4 April 2021 6:58 AMShare This – xObserving that an attempt had been made to not only abuse the process of law but also overawe the authorities, the Punjab & Haryana High Court imposed 1 lakh fine on Woman who sought CBI probe in her ‘fake rape’ case. Having analyzed the facts of the case and connected circumstances, a bench of Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill, while dismissing the woman’s plea remarked, “It is…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?LoginObserving that an attempt had been made to not only abuse the process of law but also overawe the authorities, the Punjab & Haryana High Court imposed 1 lakh fine on Woman who sought CBI probe in her ‘fake rape’ case. Having analyzed the facts of the case and connected circumstances, a bench of Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill, while dismissing the woman’s plea remarked, “It is clear that the petitioner has leveled false and frivolous allegations against respondent No. 7 and has gone to the extent of lodging the FIR in question and recording the statement before the Magistrate on 19.6.2020. The petitioner has not approached this Court with clean hands.” Facts in brief Petitioner/Woman approached High Court seeking to hand over the investigation to some independent agency and for issuance of directions to arrest accused/respondent No. 7. As per the version of the petitioner, in December 2020, Rs. 4.00 lacs had been paid by the mother of the petitioner to respondent No. 7 to delete all the nude videos, showing the petitioner in a compromising condition and the said amount was paid to save her respect and dignity in society. Allegedly, since some videos were deleted, respondent No. 7 again met the petitioner in her office on in April 2020, and demanded Rs. 3.00 lacs more to delete the remaining nude videos and when the petitioner showed her inability to pay more money, respondent No. 7 took her to an isolated place in his car and had committed rape upon her against her wishes. It was also alleged that respondent No. 7 was having strong links with the ruling party and that is the reason the local administration is not taking any action against him and he is roaming freely. Pursuant to this, the Court had directed the Director General of Police, Punjab to constitute an SIT and in in the report of the SIT and the status report of the Inspector General of Police, it was concluded that the woman had lodged a fake FIR against respondent No. 7 and had further recommended for the presentation of supplementary challan/cancellation report. The report also stated that the allegations raised by the petitioner in the FIR were not proved as the call location of the petitioner and respondent No. 7 showed different places as from the one where the alleged rape was committed. The investigation regarding the stay of the petitioner and respondent No. 7 in Hotel Sneh Mohan, at Jagraon was conducted and the statement of the Manager was also recorded and a conclusion was drawn that the petitioner and respondent No. 7 had stayed there on different dates on friendly basis. Court’s order Noting that the proceedings initiated by the petitioner were false and frivolous and that it was clearly established that an attempt had been made to not only abuse the process of law but also overawe the authorities. Hence, keeping in view the law laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court, the Court opined that it was a fit case, where an exemplary cost should be imposed upon the petitioner. Consequently, the instant petition was dismissed with costs of Rs. 1.00 lac, to be paid and deposited by the petitioner with the Institute for the Blind, Sector-26, Chandigarh. Case title – Pritpal Kaur v. State of Punjab and another [CRM-M No. 14954 of 2020 (O&M)] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Missing woman believed to be in Donegal

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first_img WhatsApp Missing woman believed to be in Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Previous articleLocal outraged after deer’s legs cut off and hung in GlentiesNext articleFoo Fighters to play Belfast and Dublin in 2019! News Highland Google+ Google+ By News Highland – November 19, 2018 Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Police and the family of Jean McGahey are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.The 72 year old went missing in Derry yesterday afternoon however its believed that she could have made her way to the Donegal border.Jean was last seen in the Drummard Park area, possibly then travelling onto the Buncrana Road near the Donegal border yesterday at approximately 4.30pm.Jean is believed to be travelling in a Red Ford Fiesta and when last seen, she was wearing a Kaftan multi-coloured nightie, a long dark blue raincoat and gold flat footwear.She is described as being about 5’2 in height, slim build with short grey hair.Police are appealing for Jean to make contact with police or her family or if anyone knows of Jean’s whereabouts please contact police at Strand Road on 101. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Associate Professor of African American Studies

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first_imgWhat We Would Like You To HaveA research focus on gender or sexuality within African AmericanStudies.Training, research and pedagogy in African AmericanStudies. A Ph.D. in African American Studies, Women, Gender &Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or otherrelevant disciplines with a specific focus on African AmericanStudies, black feminism, or black queer studies.Tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor by theFall 2021 start date at their current institution. During the application process you will need to enter contactinformation for three references and we will request letters ofrecommendation, if needed, as the search progresses.Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected] Job SummaryThe Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of ColoradoBoulder invites applications for a tenured associate professorposition in African American Studies. We are particularlyinterested in candidates who examine gender and sexuality, and haveoutstanding teaching and research records in Black feminism orBlack queer studies. In line with building our newly establishedPh.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcomecomparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches andinnovative theoretical and methodological perspectives. Thesuccessful candidate must have achieved tenure and promotion to therank of associate professor by the Fall 2021 start date at theircurrent institution. Candidates will teach courses at both theundergraduate and graduate levels and show evidence of a commitmentto undergraduate teaching excellence and to the training andmentoring of doctoral students. Preference will be given tocandidates with a demonstrated record of post-tenure researchexcellence and productivity.The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity andinclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate thatattracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities,nationalities, and religions. The University of Colorado is anEqual Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverseworkforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnicminorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternativeformats of this ad can be provided upon request for individualswith disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:[email protected] The University of Colorado is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe Department of Ethnic Studies (DES) at the University ofColorado Boulder is dedicated to centering the epistemologies,histories, and lived experiences of marginalized communities ofcolor and Indigenous nations in order to challenge and critique allforms of oppression and to advance emancipatory, self-determiningfutures for all people. DES offers a B.A, minor, a BAM (BA and MAin Education) an undergraduate certificate in Critical SportsStudies, a PHD in comparative ethnic studies and graduatecertificate in comparative ethnic studies. We draw upon ourstrengths in engaged scholarship and culturally-sustaining pedagogyto examine how race and the interrelated categories of culture,ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, religion,dis/ability, and legal status impact the past and present lives ofpeople locally, regionally, and globally.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeTo offer graduate and undergraduate courses in African AmericanStudies and to mentor students and to continue with tier onerefereed research in the areas of African American Studies andassist with the service obligations of the primary unit, thecollege and the campus.What You Should KnowWe are on 2/1 teaching load for tenure-track and tenured faculty.We have the newest doctoral program in comparative ethnic studies.We have one of the highest graduating senior satisfactionratings.What We Can OfferThe estimated salary range is $95,000 – $110,000. Moving andstartup funding will be made available to the final candidate uponacceptance of the position.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Engaged. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.What We Require Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A letter of application that specifically addresses thecandidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas ofspecialization, research and teaching interests clearlyidentified.A current CV/resume.Evidence of teaching excellence (Teaching/CourseEvaluations).A sample publication.A statement on diversity and social justice issues.last_img read more

Fire at Gloucester Green Falafal House

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first_imgFire fighters were called to tackle a small blaze in Gloucester Green on Saturday evening.The fire was at the Falafal House in Gloucester Green. It was started by cleaning cloths being left on a hotplate, where they ignited.Called at half past six in the evening, the fire service attending included two fire engines and roughly twelve fire fighters. They came from the depot at Rewley Road, which is situated close to the Falafal House.No-one was hurt in the incident.First year PPEist Emma Alexander expressed her relief on hearing this, saying, “It’s a good sign that no one was hurt, especially since incidents such as leaving materials on hot surfaces are not uncommon amongst negligent students.”David Harris, a Keble College physicist, had some cautionary words about the incident, saying, “This is a burning issue which won’t just extinguish itself. Still, there’s no need to fuel the fires of popular opinion by making it the latest hot topic, and we should let the smoke die down before drawing opinions as to the disregard of safety measures that may or may not have occurred.”It is not thought that the incident will damage the Falafal House’s business, however, which has on-line reviews praising its falafel wraps and the politeness of its owner.last_img read more