Doras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racism

first_imgAdvertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCommunityPoliticsDoras urges Limerick election candidates to demonstrate commitment to anti-racismBy Staff Reporter – April 29, 2019 855 Limerick on Covid watch list Email TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Facebook Print Doras Luimní chief executive Sean McSweeney. Photo: Cian ReinhardtDoras invites local and European election candidates in Limerick to reaffirm their commitment to anti-racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019 at the Doras office in Limerick on May 1, 2019. The protocol was recently re-launched by the European Network Against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland), of which Doras is a member.Since 2001, the Anti-Racism Election Protocol has played an integral part in ensuring that elections have been conducted in an unbiased manner, and that candidates do not incite hatred or discrimination on any basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO said, “Doras would like to give each local candidate in Limerick the opportunity to sign the protocol to show their constituents that they are dedicated to upholding anti-racism and non-discrimination principles during and following their election campaigns. No candidate should be using hate-speech or racist discourse, and we hope to encourage the voting public to hold their candidates to these standards.”The event will be held on Wednesday 1st  May 2019, at the Doras office, 51a O’Connell St, Limerick at 3pm. Candidates will be asked to sign a hard copy of the protocol in the presence of local media, and will have the opportunity to speak with media representatives regarding their support of the protocol.Candidates interested in attending can RSVP at [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick council asked to build cost of emissions into developmentsNext articleA feast of fun in Castleconnell Staff Reporter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitterlast_img read more

Mistrust About Virtual Courts Can Be Resolved Through Humility And Compassion

first_imgColumnsMistrust About Virtual Courts Can Be Resolved Through Humility And Compassion Justice Abdul Quddhose16 Jun 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xThe World is facing an unprecedented crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever since the pandemic, day in and day out, we have been getting scary news about this deadly virus. Some are true and some are not. The social media has also aggravated the problem by sometimes spreading fake news. People don’t know which news is true and which is not. They sometimes believe the false ones…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 World is facing an unprecedented crisis by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever since the pandemic, day in and day out, we have been getting scary news about this deadly virus. Some are true and some are not. The social media has also aggravated the problem by sometimes spreading fake news. People don’t know which news is true and which is not. They sometimes believe the false ones and ignore the truth. Health experts also give different opinions about the magnitude of the crisis. Some say, the infection is like a normal viral infection and there is nothing to worry about. However some experts by their scary advices make us panic stricken. The pandemic has indeed thrown the world topsy turvy. As on date, no one has found a permanent solution to this unprecedented crisis. Only by trial and error method, Governments all over the world are trying to find a solution to control this deadly virus. The medical experts are burning the midnight oil to find a vaccine for this deadly virus but we don’t know when that will happen. Already we have seen many people lose their lives and at the same time we are also witnessing alarming increase of infected persons. The sufferings of the people especially the poor and the downtrodden are unimaginable. There are untold miseries as well. Many people have already lost their jobs and some of them have also not been paid their salaries by their employers during this pandemic. This has resulted in suicides happening on daily basis. The miseries suffered by the humanity by and large as reported in the media makes us all teary eyed. The uncertainties of this pandemic has also aggravated the panic in the minds of the people. Nature has tamed the humans through this pandemic and has indeed taught us a lesson that we are fallible. Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S told graduating seniors at his Son’s high school recently that the Coronavirus has ” pierced our illusion of certainty and control” and he counseled the students to make their way with humility, compassion and courage in a World turned upside down. An invisible creature in the form of virus has overpowered without discrimination the entire World including the so called super powers. The pandemic has brought the world economy down as it has hit every sector of the society. The legal profession is also badly hit without exception. Bar and Bench are two sides of the same coin. One cannot be without the other. As part of the judicial family, the Bench cannot be indifferent to the concerns of the bar and vice versa in this hour of crisis. The Bar not alone represents the lawyers fraternity but also represents the litigant public for whose interest the doors of justice are always kept open. It is a matter of concern that the nationwide lockdown has brought to the fore the great disparity and the problems faced by the legal profession. The most affected are the junior members of the bar and independent practicing advocates who are dependent on their daily professional income for their livelihood. The vast majority of the Advocates who are suffering financially are in the lower courts who function on a case to case basis for their regular income. Despite the various initiatives taken by various Bar councils , Bar Associations and philanthropic Senior Advocates to provide financial assistance in this hour of crisis, the distress of the Advocates cannot be completely wiped out because the magnitude of the crisis is huge. The period of uncertainty also adds fuel to the fire for the distressed lawyers and litigants. Under Article 51-A(g) of the Constitution, it is the fundamental duty of every Citizen to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures. Therefore, Compassion is not alien to Indian Courts or to the Constitution of India. In this hour of crisis, it will not be proper if Courts take an unilateral decision as to how the courts should function during a lockdown. This is the reason why regular consultations take place between all the stake holders during this period of the Pandemic. During this pandemic, the stake holders are judges, Lawyers, medical experts and the staff of the judiciary. The lawyers represent their interest as well as the interest of the litigant public whose interest is of primary concern to the judiciary. All the stake holders must reach a consensus, act in unison and see to it that courts function smoothly. The only solution for reaching a consensus between the stakeholders is through humility, compassion and persuasion. If every stakeholder shows compassion and understands the concerns of the other, experience has taught us that we can reach a consensus. Courts are one of the main pillars of a democracy. Without Courts, democracy will fail. In order to help in the uninterrupted functioning of the Courts, technology has helped us with video conferencing. Though Laptops/Ipads/Smart phones have not reached the households of each and every lawyer in the country, the haves far outnumber the have nots. Even for the have-nots, facilitation centres can be arranged for video conferencing facility. Therefore the pandemic can never be an excuse for complete shut down of courts. However the judiciary understands that there are connectivity problems in some areas but we are confident that it will be sorted out soon as necessity is the mother of invention. The Supreme Court and the High Court e-committees through their coordinated and concerted efforts have put in their best efforts after due consultation with various stake holders for the seamless functioning of the courts through video conferencing. The Bar need not be despondent about video conferencing. All the stakeholders must put in a concerted effort and give it their best try for the smooth functioning of courts through video conferencing during the period of pandemic. When computerization was introduced during the beginning of the post liberalization era in the early 1990’s, there was stiff opposition and resistance but by the passage of time Computer and Smart phones have now become a necessity and we can never imagine that we cannot be without it now. In the same way, in this hour of necessity, video conferencing should be given the best try at least during the period of the pandemic. We are all confident that with the concerted efforts of all the stakeholders video conferencing will be a great success and the untold hardship and misery of the Lawyers and the litigant public in this hour of crisis will be put to rest.Views are personal only.(Author is a Judge at Madras High Court) Next Storylast_img read more

It Looks Like Phish Is Breaking Out A New Lighting Rig For This Summer

first_imgThe video shows a short clip of a microphone check onstage, and gives a clear look at what we can only assume is the band’s updated lighting rig. The new setup appears to nix the LED screens added last summer (whose existence similarly leaked to considerable excitement prior to the band’s 2016 summer tour), and has the more familiar colored spotlights laid out in a new arrangement, with four rows of lights arcing lengthwise over the stage. We’re excited to see what this new setup can do![h/t @PhishatMSG][Cover photo: Left (2016) via Emily Butler, Right (2017) via @PhishatMSG]If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights  for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents) Over the last few days, we’ve heard about how Phish is rehearsing for their upcoming summer run with a week of technical and musical rehearsals at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, a relatively short drive from their first shows of the summer at Chicago’s Northerly Island this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. News of the rehearsals ignited the excitement of local Wisconsin fans, who will not be getting a Phish show of their own this summer, as Phish countless commenters across social media joking about crashing the closed rehearsals and getting a peek and the band’s practices.While we’re sure that sneaking into band rehearsals is just a pipe dream for most of these fans, at least one guy made it inside Phish’s pre-tour “training facility” to take a look around. Now, thanks to a clip that surfaced online today, we can all get a glimpse at the band’s summer 2017 rig, and it looks like lighting designer Chris Kuroda has some new toys to play with. Check it out via Twitter user @PhishatMSG:last_img read more

Library Board approves collections and content development strategic plan

first_imgThe Harvard Library Board recently approved recommendations outlined in “Towards a Collections and Content Development Strategic Plan for the Harvard Library,” fulfilling key recommendations of both the Task Force on the Harvard Libraries and the Library Implementation Working Group.Collections and content development will remain in the domain of the local or School libraries, with librarians, curators, archivists and faculty throughout the University broadly coordinating efforts in a more structured and deliberate way. Producing the final report for the board’s approval was the responsibility of the Affinity Group heads, working with the executive director for the Harvard Library, following extensive consultation with Library staff members, faculty, researchers and other key stakeholders. Feedback on interim reports was gathered from working groups, community-wide discussion sessions, Affinity Group meetings, online fora, one-on-one meetings and members of the Library Board and Faculty Advisory Council. Comments were gathered and assessed, then incorporated into the final report.Helen Shenton, executive director for the Harvard Library, said, “With a University-wide collection development strategic plan in place, the Library is positioned to support the changing needs of Harvard’s scholars in an even more robust way. It has been a privilege to help steer this inaugural Harvard Library strategy to unanimous approval by the Harvard Library Board. I am enormously proud of the way the Affinity Group heads worked together to produce this well-written and nuanced report, and look forward to seeing the recommendations implemented.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Baines: Stones will be a top player

first_img Once the European Under-21 Championship is over, Stones is sure to be promoted to the seniors again – provided he continues to put in the kind of display he did on his 24th outing for Everton this season. “He is going to continue to grow and develop as a player and he is going to be a top player for Everton and England,” said Baines, who has 30 England caps. “He has got a huge future ahead of him at international level because not only is he a top-class defender but because of his composure as well. You need a bit of that at international level. “You need to be able to play and when you look at the young centre-halves around the country, John is the best in that respect.” Leighton Baines has no doubt Everton youngster John Stones will become a star for club and country in the next few years. Stones scored his first Everton goal on Sunday in the impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United. From the way Stones shrugged off Antonio Valencia and expertly glanced Baines’ corner past David de Gea, he looked like a seasoned professional of 15 years. Press Association But this is just the 20-year-old’s second full season at the club. The centre-back was plucked from hometown club Barnsley two-and-a-half years ago by David Moyes. The Scot would have been forgiven for cheering with joy as his final signing for Everton played a big role in the hammering of the club that sacked him after just 10 months in charge. Not only did Stones score Everton’s second, he also kept United’s stellar cast of attacking talent at bay, and Baines was keen to praise the imposing centre-back after the final whistle. “His composure for a lad of his age is unbelievable,” the Everton left-back told Press Association Sport. “He is a down-to-earth kid that he just wants to play football, work hard, he doesn’t get involved in anything else and when you are around people like that you just want to see them be successful – and that is the road that John is on at the moment.” After being named on the standby list for the World Cup, Stones started his first England match in September against Norway. The centre-half began a crucial qualifier in Switzerland the following week but he has not played for the senior team since. Injury kept him out of the matches against San Marino and Estonia in October and the player has since dropped down to the Under-21 squad. last_img read more

Zambia’s Emotional AFCON Triumph Hits SuperSport

first_imgWith the current shortage in live-action, SuperSport has converted its channels to themed content focusing on the best historical moments – offering viewers the chance to ‘ReLive’ some of the greatest sporting action of all time.This will go to a whole new level today when SuperSport pays tribute to the emotional and triumphant 2012 Africa Cup of Nations success of Zambia with a special broadcast.Hosted by anchors Lwazi Ziqubi and Thomas ‘TK’ Kwenaite, this programme will feature contributions, live via Zoom and Skype, from 2012 AFCON winning coach Herve Renard, Former FAZ President Kalusha Bwalya, 2012 AFCON Zambia captain Christopher Katongo and others. Zambia’s run to glory at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations was one of the most fascinating and compelling narratives of the continental tournament, with Herve Renard’s team seemingly pulled along by destiny in paying honour to members of the Zambian team which were killed in a plane crash in 1993 near Libreville, Gabon – the venue for the 2012 AFCON final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more