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The greatest centres of all time: Jeff Butterfield

first_imgEngland centre Jeff Butterfield was one of the greatest centres of his time TAGS: The Greatest Players It was Jackson that Butterfield set up for the last-minute try that secured England’s 9-6 win over the Australians in 1958 at Twickenham, when the home side had been reduced to 14 men after Phil Horrocks-Taylor was injured. Butterfield himself was knocked out four times in that match yet played till the last.A Grand Slam winner in 1957, Butterfield was part of a powerful Northampton side, playing 227 times for the club and captaining Yorkshire from 1951 to 1958. At Franklin’s Gardens the wing Frank Sykes was the beneficiary of Butterfield’s brilliance and once complained to the centre: “For God’s sake, let me do a bit towards scoring some of the tries occasionally!” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: NorthamptonCountry: EnglandTest span: 1953-59England caps: 28 (28 starts)Lions caps: 4 (4 starts)Test points: 27 (8T, 1DG)Jeff Butterfield was a stylish centre who formed a superb partnership with Phil Davies, and won a then-record of 28 consecutive England caps between his Test debut in 1953 and his final International, against Scotland, in 1959.In between he toured South Africa with the Lions in 1955, playing in all four Tests in the drawn series, and made the trip to New Zealand in 1959, although a thigh injury meant he didn’t face the All Blacks.Butterfield played on until 1963 with Northampton but that injury would come back to trouble him in later life when he had to have several hip replacements.Many observers of the English game would have Butterfield in, or at least close, to the best England XV and players around him, notably Tony O’Reilly on the 1955 Lions tour and Peter Jackson, the England winger, benefited from his distribution. Jeff Butterfield of England A teacher by profession, Butterfield worked at Wellingborough Grammar School and Worksop College before going into the paint industry.But rugby was his first love and he produced one of the first coaching manuals for the RFU, specialising in back play, and his pamphlets were used by the successful Lions of 1971 and 1974. He also helped develop rugby in the Cayman Islands and opened The Rugby Club in Hallam Street in London, a restaurant and bar. Butterfield died in 2004, aged 74.last_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleOlympic-sized swimming facility coming to Apopka?Next articleThe best ways to support veterans in 2017 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Six Stories that shaped Apopka’s week:Jeff Gordon joins Apopka racing team – Wins at DaytonaGospel Festival returning to ApopkaBlue Darter quarterback going west to play football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! City Council denies local business a break on impact feesCrossing Guards: The invisible warriorsOlympic-sized swimming facility coming to Apopka?center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

China’s moon landing: a giant leap for space science

first_imgThe People’s Republic of China successfully landed the first spacecraft, called the Chang’e-4, on the far side of the moon on Jan. 2. The probe was sent to search for rare earth metals and helium-3, used to make safer, more productive energy.  Scientists hope to find answers about the evolution of our solar system and the origins of the universe. This is a stunning achievement.The landing of Chang’e-4 is just part of China’s overall space program that is centered on improving conditions for the country’s centrally planned society. China is developing a lunar space station and plans on sending a crew to the moon as soon as 2022. In contrast to China, the U.S. space program is driven by capitalist competition and the development of military weapons. Trump called on the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to develop a “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the military for the purpose of protecting U.S. assets in space and attacking its enemies during wars.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s International Space Station will soon be decommissioned. There are no plans for a replacement. NASA’s budget has been stalled.Contributions of China’s space programChina now produces 90 percent of the world’s rare earth metals. The Chang’e-4 landing is searching for new sources of valuable materials like copper, aluminum, iron and rare earth metals essential for emerging technologies like cell phones, computers and other electronics and medical equipment.Nuclear fusion, the next generation of nuclear power, will someday replace nuclear fission, which is now used to fuel nuclear power plants. Fusion can generate four times as much energy as fission without hazardous environmental problems like radioactive waste.Helium-3, an ideal fuel for nuclear fusion, is an isotope of the element helium. There are an estimated 1 to 5 million tons of it on the moon, compared to only 15 tons on Earth. Once nuclear fusion technology matures, it will take 100 tons of helium-3 each year to meet global energy demands.Ouyang Ziyang, a prominent Chinese space scientist, predicted 13 years ago: “Each year three space shuttle missions could bring enough fuel for all human beings across the world.” (China Daily, July 26, 2006) For now it is too expensive to haul helium-3 back to Earth, but it may be useful as fuel for future spacecraft to explore deeper into space.Because the moon rotates just once each time it circles the Earth, only one side of its surface is visible from Earth. The far side of the moon is shielded from noise caused by radio waves, cell phones, power lines, GPS satellites and Wi-Fi. Scientists stationed on the moon’s far side will be able to look more deeply into space.  In so doing, more will be learned about the evolution of the universe, the birth of the first stars and the formation of our solar system. Photographs from a Soviet spacecraft in 1959 showed that the far side of the moon has a thicker, older crust with deeper and more numerous craters. Scientists don’t know with certainty why the crust is thicker there. Change’e-4 is designed to help answer that question.Craters created by ancient asteroid hits on the thicker crust have not been filled in with lava flows since they were formed. Because of this, they may hold information about the early history of the moon’s formation and the development of our solar system.Chang’e-4 landed inside the oldest, deepest crater, called the Von Kármán Crater, on the far side of the moon. This basin offers scientists more information on the moon’s composition, structure and evolution and may be rich in rare earth metals and iron.Since the moon blocks transmissions from the Chang’e-4 probe, China launched a relay satellite called “Queqiao,” or “Magpie Bridge,” which bounces information and images from the probe back to China’s receiving stations.The Chang’e-4 lander carried the first mini-greenhouse to the moon. A mini biosphere is being set up with six live species: cotton, rapeseed, potato, fruit fly, yeast and arabidopsis, a flowering plant in the mustard family. This is a crucial step in establishing a longer visit by astronauts and developing a lunar space station.Cooperation and education, not competitionDeng Xiaoping, China’s leader from 1978 until his retirement in 1989, told the world in 1978 that China was not taking part in the space race. He explained that the goal of China’s space program was to improve the standard of living for the Chinese people. It would focus on communications, remote sensing and meteorology.Scientists from Sweden and Germany collaborated with China on designs for some of the eight scientific instruments used in the Chang’e-4 mission. The Swedish Institute of Space Physics developed an instrument that will investigate how solar wind interacts with the lunar surface.Instead of working with China, President Donald Trump argued that the Chinese and Russian space programs are a threat to his Space Force. This is U.S. imperialist saber rattling.China provides four times as many college degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) than the United States. Federal funding for education has decreased in the U.S., where a college degree is very expensive — and does not ensure better jobs for graduates. The U.S. is falling behind in space exploration and in other areas of scientific development.Speaking about students in China, U.S. astronomer and professor Chris Impey said, “They have very young engineers in their space program — very keen, very well trained, very ambitious.” He said China’s space program, like its economy, is growing explosively, at roughly 10 percent a year for the past decade. (NPR, May 11, 2015) China’s impressive space programIn other areas of science and technology, like artificial intelligence and quantum computing, China is developing more quickly than the U.S. China recently launched a quantum satellite into space that physicists say can lead to a super-secure, super-fast quantum-internet system for China.  The first Chinese satellite launch, which happened in 1970, focused on commercial applications. Since 2003, China has launched two space labs and sent six crews, including 12 taikonauts (Chinese astronauts), into low orbit. In 2016, China completed the world’s largest telescope built to detect radio signals, potential signs of life, from distant planets. That year, the country launched the Tiangong 2 space lab, which has been orbiting Earth since then.Last year China sent 38 launches into space, more than any other country. Many of them carried GPS-type systems that already cover China and much of Asia. China is currently working on developing a space lab to be stationed on the moon, after which the country will be able to send crews of scientists to continue exploration there.  The Chang’e-4 is the first moon landing by any country since 2013.China annually spends about $2 billion on its space budget, compared to NASA’s $18 billion budget — and its space program is growing 10 times faster! How can China, a still-developing country, make these profound advances with less money? Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World newspaper, answered this question in a WW Commentary on Dec. 20 — “because the basic infrastructure is publicly owned, not in the hands of a profit-seeking, parasitic ruling class.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Outlines Trade Priorities at Ag Outlook Forum

first_img USDA Outlines Trade Priorities at Ag Outlook Forum Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm, Biofuel Leaders Embrace EPA’s New Position on Tenth Circuit’s Small Refinery Waiver DecisionNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 23rd, 2021 Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Outlines Trade Priorities at Ag Outlook Forum SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 22, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/trade-priorities-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Growing agriculture’s exports remains a top priority for USDA. During last week’s Ag Outlook Forum, Jason Hafemeister, the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for and Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and the Trade Counsel to the Secretary, highlighted specific growth opportunities for US agriculture.He says it all starts with China. “Total imports in China grew from $60 billion in 2010 to over $140 billion in 2020, so a growing market where we want to compete.”Hafemeister says Japan is also an opportunity for growth.“So, this is a mature market. It is a top 6 market for us. But they’re not increasing in population, they’re not eating any more, so it’s really a fight for share there. It is a high price, high quality, market, so it’s a place we want to do business.”Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and India account for $15 billion in ag exports today, but Hafemeister believes it could be a lot more.“[They’re] Growing economies, growing populations… we’ve got lots of competitive advantages and we face lots of barriers into these markets. So, certainly, any sort of US strategy going forward is going to look at a way to expand our opportunities here into these growth markets.”Mexico is already a big trade partner of ours, but Hafemeister says we can still do more.“We’ve got NAFTA and that has kept the market open, so we’ve got dominant market share. 90 percent of Mexican imports of soybeans and corn are from the United States. You know, 70 percent of the total agriculture products come from the United States. We don’t want to upset this market. It’s a top market for us. We’ve plateaued in our sales there over the last decade or so, but we still see market potential.  The market is a growing economy. There still is more need for calories in Mexico, and so there’s a real opportunity for us to grow.”Hafemeister also lists the EU as a target for potential growth.last_img read more

Authorities prohibit live satellite TV coverage of tomorrow’s big demonstration

first_img February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities prohibit live satellite TV coverage of tomorrow’s big demonstration December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Iraq News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News to go further Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s announcement by the military banning live satellite TV coverage of tomorrow’s demonstration in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on security grounds, and supports the Iraqi media that have condemned the ban as an act of censorship. Announcing the ban at a news conference, Baghdad military command spokesman Gen. Qassem Atta said no vehicle would be allowed anywhere near the big planned demonstration because of the danger of car bombs. To provide live coverage, TV reporters need to be accompanied by satellite uplink trucks.“The authorities are cleanly using security as a pretext for preventing live coverage of these protests,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The aim is to prevent Iraqis and the rest of the world from seeing the scale of the discontent. This violates the right of journalists to work without obstruction.”Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about a spate of attacks on news media and NGOs in the past 48 hours by the security forces, which are supposed to protect them.The journalist Muntazer Al-Zaydi was arrested today when he tried to give a news conference outside the Abu Hanifa mosque in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to free him at once.In a statement published by the news agency Nina, Issam Al-Husseini, the president of the board of the magazine Medias, said the magazine’s central Baghdad headquarters was raided yesterday by members of the security forces, who offered no explanation. Husseini pointed out that the magazine limits itself to covering youth and culture issues and does not touch politics.The offices of the Baghdad Media Centre, which organizes media training and development seminars, was also stormed yesterday by members of the security forces, who broke down its doors and seized archives. No warrant was shown.Ayn (Eye), an election-monitoring NGO located in the central Baghdad district of Karrada, was attacked yesterday by a joint army and police unit accompanied by armed civilians. Some of its equipment and archives were seized, including documents about the most recent legislative elections, held in March 2010.Reporters Without Borders already reported yesterday’s criminal raid on the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, which was carried out “private” security forces dressed in army uniforms. News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Kazakhstan

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kazakhstan RSF_en Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her October 30, 2020 Find out more Kazakhstan, which considers itself a regional model after holding the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2010, seems to be straying from its fine promises to embark without detours on the road to cybercensorship. In 2011, a unprecedented social protest movement prolonged by a violent uprising, a wave of odd attacks and the Head of State’s health problems made the authorities even more nervous, causing them to tighten their control over information, especially online. Read in Russian / Читать по-русски: Help by sharing this information February 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News Related documents Казахстан 2012PDF – 131.93 KB News News Website filtering and blacklistsSome twenty websites deemed “extremist” were blocked on August 20, 2011 by order of a district court in Astana (the capital), which ruled that the sites were helping to promote “terrorism and religious extremism” and contained “calls commit acts of terrorism and to manufacture explosive devices.” Unexpectedly, those blocked sites include the highly popular Russian-language blog platforms LiveJournal and LiveInternet. The blockage of these platforms seems totally unfounded, since much of the banned content has nothing to do with the terms of the decision. The latter was denounced by bloggers, notably by means of an online petition. According to the report “Central Asia: Censorship and Control of the Internet and Other New Media” by the International Partnership for Human Rights coalition, Net filtering is carried out with the assistance of the leading ISP Kazakh Telecom, which controls most of the bandwidth. The report stresses the lack of transparency of the work done by the “Center for Computer Incidents,” which involves drawing up blacklists of “destructive” websites. A presidential Security Council is already compiling lists of websites that should be blocked. According to this body, 125 websites containing “extremist” elements had been blocked by October 1, 2011. Measures are underway to block 168 more.News websites in the authorities’ line of sightThe pretext of the fight against terrorism is frequently used by the authorities to justify temporary or long-term blocking of independent news sites such as eurasia.org.ru, respublika-kaz.info, kplustv.net and krasnoetv.kz, which provide alternative insight into the struggle to replace ailing Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev, and into the most publicized and longest wave of protests in Kazakhstan’s history and subsequent unrest. Censorship gained ground the country last year. Its main thrust was an attempt to impose a blackout on news about the strikes in the oil sector, and debates over the assertion of a “terrorist” threat in a country previously spared by this phenomenon. Bombings in the western city of Aktobe in May 2011, and later in the northern town of Taraz in November, fueled speculations that they could be attributed to an organized crime plot involving Islamist insurgents or Kazakh secret service forces.News website guljan.org, which is highly critical of the authorities’ abuses and corruption, is blocked on a regular basis, and sustained massive cyberattacks shortly after it was launched. The site and its editor, Guljan Ergalieva, were fined 5 million tenge (about USD 33,800) in damages for “attacking the honor and reputation” of senior official Sarybay Kalmurzaev in January 2012. News website Stan TV has been constantly hounded by the authorities, with “inspections” of all kinds, attempted bribery, threats, attacks, and court orders aimed at closing the offices. The website produces reports that are regularly broadcast K+, an independent satellite station devoted to Central Asian news, which is very critical of Kazakh authorities. Stan TV is a popular leading source of news on the conflict that has been going on for several months between the regime and striking employees of the Karajanbasmunay and Uzenmunaygaz companies in the western province of Mangystau. Two Stan TV journalists were violently assaulted while covering these events.Clampdown on dissent: A region cut off from the worldOn December 16, 2011, the celebration of Kazakhstan’s 20th anniversary of independence was disrupted by workers who had been on strike for several months in Zhanaozen (in Mangystau). Under what are as yet unclear circumstances, the police fired real bullets into the crowd and the rebellion spread throughout the city, where most of the official buildings were burned. The official toll is at least 15 dead, but alternative sources claim the number is higher. The authorities responded by declaring a state of emergency and imposing a news and communications blackout, preventing any accurate assessment of the situation. The protest’s epicenter – Zhanaozen and surrounding cities within a radius of at least 39 miles – have been totally cut off from the world and deprived of Internet connections and telecommunications. Elsewhere in the region, and particularly in the city of Aktau (the provincial capital) where tense demonstrations persisted for several days, it was very difficult, if not impossible, to exchange SMS messages or access the Internet from a mobile phone.In the absence of updates from the state press agency, preoccupied with independence festivities, Twitter, Facebook, and K+ labeled videos on Youtube have become the only sources of information – or disinformation – as reported by Global Voices. On December 16 and 17, on Twitter, the key word #Zhanaozen produced countless alarming tweets about “massacres” and “the civil war in Zhanaozen.” The uncertainty grew when Twitter, along with a number of Russian and Kirghiz media, were blocked in the evening of December 16. Heated debates about a possible propaganda or counter-propaganda operation filled the Kazakh Web. Although Twitter was soon accessible again, several leading news websites remain blocked, including Guljan.org, the Russian citizen news agency Ridus.ru, and the site of the opposition newspaper Respublika. For several days, the security services first prevented journalists from accessing the offices of these media by blocking their entry or even stopping them for questioning them on their way there. Then they let them through, but tried to interfere with their work as much as they could by imposing an escort or preventing them from meeting certain people. In several cases, the content of their computers, USB flash drives and audio recorders were closely examined. Blogger Murat Tungishbayev was brutally assaulted while filming a police check. On January 26, 2012, the Public Prosecutor’s office announced charges against the organizers of the social protest movement that degenerated into riots, the opposition leaders who supported them, and journalist Igor Vinyavsky, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Vzglyad. The authorities also pledged to pursue the policemen accused of killing demonstrators, allegedly corrupt high-ranking officials (including Zhanaozen’s mayor), and executives of the oil companies employing the strikers. These latest measures are viewed as a gesture to calm a population who is becoming increasingly unwilling to put up with the rampant corruption of its bureaucrats. Meanwhile, a genuine manhunt was initiated to identify those who took the videos proving that policemen had fired into the crowd. The Stan TV staff members who had broadcast them have had to endure even greater pressure. On January 13, 2012, the National Security Committee (KNB) called in most of the news staff for questioning.Repressive regulationsA 2009 Internet Law puts bloggers in the same penal category as journalists and holds Internet website administrators and their ISPs responsible for any content posted by others on their platforms, obliging them to hire moderators. Criminializing defamation has consequences for online freedom of expression, yet officials are entitled to special treatment. Media and journalists critical of the government often pay for it, as shown recently in the Guljan.org case (see above).Within the framework of a policy that centralizes all news sources inside the country, a September 2010 decree forced websites using the suffix .kz to channel all their traffic through servers based in Kazakhstan. Originally implemented for newly created sites, it gradually was applied retroactively. In May 2011, the government had insisted that Google use only servers located in Kazakhstan so that it would be easier for the authorities to monitor searches. It reversed its decision after Google announced in June 2011 that it was leaving the country and suspending google.kz. On December 30, 2011, new repressive regulations on Internet access were adopted. A decree made video surveillance and filtering equipment mandatory in cybercafés. Visitors are now required to present an ID and managers must maintain a log of the websites visited. Most importantly, cybercafé owners are required to provide the security forces, simply upon request, access to their visitor register, the log of sites accessed, and the video surveillance recordings. They must also keep a record of security services’ requests. In addition, owners must install a program allowing access to banned websites to be blocked. The use of proxies is prohibited, and the sanctions for such violations are not yet known. They will undoubtedly be the subject of a forthcoming application order. These new rules are a severe blow to cybercafés, which are already closing one after the other while the number of individual Internet and mobile phone accounts keeps on growing.The authorities’ agitation vs. the international community’s silenceThe increased use of cybercensorship is symptomatic of the harsher repression being waged by a regime worried about the end of the “Kazakh stability” myth. Yet Astana leaders are still strong. Despite the many frauds attested to by OSCE observers during the last elections, people did not riot in the streets. The international community remains discreet about human rights issues. Nursultan Nazarbayev can count on Kazakhstan’s vast natural resources to lessen global criticism. One recent example is the recent USD 3 billion partnership agreement concluded in February 2012 between Kazakhstan and Germany. Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Buddhist Temple: Mr. and Mrs. Ben D Sanematsu Scholarship

first_imgFaith & Youth Pasadena Buddhist Temple: Mr. and Mrs. Ben D Sanematsu Scholarship Published on Monday, March 19, 2012 | 3:09 pm 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy This scholarship program was established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ben D. Sanematsu. Applicant’s parents must be a sustaining member of the Pasadena Buddhist Temple (PBT) for at least one-year. The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student or attending business, vocational or trade schools. The recipients will receive a certificate of recognition and cash awards as determined by the Sanematsu Scholarship Committee. The amounts awarded shall be a minimum of $500.Applicants may apply for the scholarship each year that they are actively pursuing their education. Application for this scholarship is available here, or contact Gerry Ito. Application forms must be submitted on or before the 15th of April 2012.Pasadena Buddhist Temple, 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 798-4781 or visit www.pasadenabuddhisttemple.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 14, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the Jan. 6 attack are stressing as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment. “President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said after that vote. He insisted that the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Trump accountable than a Senate trial. “He didn’t get away with anything yet,” McConnell said. “Yet.” The insurrection at the Capitol, in which five people died, is just one of the legal cases shadowing Trump in the months after he was voted out of office. He also faces legal exposure in Georgia over an alleged pressure campaign on state election officials, and in Manhattan over hush-money payments and business deals. But Trump’s culpability under the law for inciting the riot is by no means clear-cut. The standard is high under court decisions reaching back 50 years. Trump could also be sued by victims, though he has some constitutional protections, including if he acted while carrying out the duties of president. Those cases would come down to his intent. Legal scholars say a proper criminal investigation takes time, and there are at least five years on the statute of limitations to bring a federal case. New evidence is emerging every day. “They’re way too early in their investigation to know,” said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School and former federal prosecutor. “The have arrested 200 people, they’re pursuing hundreds more, all of those people could be potential witnesses because some have said ‘Trump made me do it’.” What’s not known, she said, is what Trump was doing during the time of the riot, and that could be the key. Impeachment didn’t produce many answers. But federal investigators in a criminal inquiry have much more power to compel evidence through grand jury subpoenas. “It’s not an easy case, but that’s only because what we know now, and that can change,” Levenson said. The legal issue is whether Trump or any of the speakers at the rally near the White House that preceded the assault on the Capitol incited violence and whether they knew their words would have that effect. That’s the standard the Supreme Court laid out in its 1969 decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which overturned the conviction of a Ku Klux Klan leader. Trump urged the crowd on Jan. 6 to march on the Capitol, where Congress was meeting to affirm Joe Biden’s presidential election, Trump even promised to go with his supporters, though he didn’t in the end. “You’ll never take our country back with weakness,” Trump said. He also had spent weeks spinning up supporters over his increasingly combative language and false election claims urging them to “stop the steal.” Trump’s impeachment lawyers said he didn’t do anything illegal. Trump, in a statement after the acquittal, did not admit to any wrongdoing. Federal prosecutors have said they are looking at all angles of the assault on the Capitol and whether the violence had been incited. The attorney general for the District of Columbia, Karl Racine, has said that district prosecutors are considering whether to charge Trump under local law that criminalizes statements that motivate people to violence. “Let it be known that the office of attorney general has a potential charge that it may utilize,” Racine told MSNBC last month. The charge would be a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Trump’s top White House lawyer repeatedly warned Trump on Jan. 6 that he could be held liable. That message was delivered in part to prompt Trump to condemn the violence that was carried out in his name and acknowledge that he would leave office Jan. 20, when Biden was inaugurated. He did depart the White House that day. Since then, many of those charged in the riots say they were acting directly on Trump’s orders. Some offered to testify. A phone call between Trump and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy emerged during the impeachment trial in which McCarthy, as rioters stormed the Capitol, begged Trump to call off the mob. Trump replied: “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.” The McCarthy call is significant because it could point to Trump’s intent, state of mind and knowledge of the rioters’ actions. Court cases that try to prove incitement often bump up against the First Amendment. In recent years, federal judges have taken a hard line against the anti-riot law. The federal appeals court in Virginia narrowed the Anti-Riot Act, with a maximum prison term of five years, because it swept up constitutionally protected speech. The court found invalid parts of the law that encompassed speech tending to “encourage” or “promote” a riot, as well as speech “urging” others to riot or involving mere advocacy of violence. The same court upheld the convictions of two members of a white supremacist group who admitted they punched and kicked counter-demonstrators during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s possible federal prosecutors will decide not to bring charges, and if Trump were indicted in one of the many other separate investigations, federal prosecutors could decide justice would be done elsewhere. Atlanta prosecutors have recently opened a criminal investigation into Trump’s attempts to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a Jan. 2 phone call in which he urged that state’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” enough votes to reverse Biden’s narrow victory. And Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., is in the midst of an 18-month criminal grand jury investigation focusing in part on hush-money payments paid to women on Trump’s behalf, and whether Trump or his businesses manipulated the value of assets — inflating them in some cases and minimizing them in others — to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits. GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who voted to acquit along with McConnell and 41 other Republicans, argued that because Trump is no longer in office, impeachment is not the right way to hold him to account. “The ultimate accountability is through our criminal justice system where political passions are checked and due process is constitutionally mandated. No president is above the law or immune from criminal prosecution, and that includes former President Trump.” ——— Associated Press writers Jim Mustian and Michael R. 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Expunging Remarks-While Hearing Appeal Sessions Judge Has No Jurisdiction To Judge The Judicial Officer Who Authored The Judgment: Allahabad High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesExpunging Remarks-While Hearing Appeal Sessions Judge Has No Jurisdiction To Judge The Judicial Officer Who Authored The Judgment: Allahabad High Court Anadi Tewari9 Jan 2021 7:05 AMShare This – x”District and Sessions Judge has administrative control over the judicial officers subordinate to him, but the administrative control cannot be equated to power of superintendence which is vested only with the High Courts”The Allahabad High Court recently in one of its orders has observed that ‘sobriety, moderation and reserve are the greatest qualities of a judicial officer and he/she should never be divorced from them.’ The Bench of Justice Alok Mathur was hearing an application filed by a Judicial Magistrate who has prayed before the Court to quash the remarks made against him by the Sessions…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 Allahabad High Court recently in one of its orders has observed that ‘sobriety, moderation and reserve are the greatest qualities of a judicial officer and he/she should never be divorced from them.’ The Bench of Justice Alok Mathur was hearing an application filed by a Judicial Magistrate who has prayed before the Court to quash the remarks made against him by the Sessions Judge, Hardoi while setting aside his judgment in a Criminal Case No. 909/2019 [State v. Yamohan Singh]. The Sessions Judge, Hardoi while setting aside the trial Court’s judgment (the applicant authored) has made certain comments and observations, aggrieved of which the applicant has approached the High Court praying to quash such remarks.The High Court has held that It is relevant to consider (a) whether the party whose conduct is in question is before the Court or has an opportunity of explaining or defending himself, (b) whether there is evidence on record bearing on that conduct justifying the remark, (c) whether it is necessary for decision of the case, as an integral part thereof, to advert on that conduct. It has also been recognised that judicial pronouncements must be judicial in nature, and should not normally depart from some petty moderation and reserve. The High Court while examining the case has relied on certain observations made by the Supreme Court where the highest court has cautioned the High Courts to refrain from making observations extending to criticism of the subordinate judicial officer. The High Court has observed that: “The Sessions Judge while hearing the appeal had full powers and jurisdiction at his command to re-appreciate the evidence to disagree and come to a different conclusion that of the trial Court; but his jurisdiction fell short of commenting upon the shortcomings of the applicant while discharging the duties of trial Court dealing with the said case. It was not expected from him to demonstrate that the applicant while discharging his duties of a trial Judge had not written the judgment as expected from the judicial officer.The said comment starkly reflects upon the persona of the judicial officer, and while deciding the said appeal the Sessions Judge was expected to judge the case which were before him, and had no jurisdiction to judge the judicial officer who was the author of the judgment”.High Court has also held thathe District and Sessions Judge has administrative control over the judicial officers subordinate to him, but the administrative control cannot be equated to power of superintendence which is vested only with the High Courts The Court while allowing the application for the deletion of the remarks and observations made against the applicant in the judgment passed by the Sessions Judge, Hardoi has observed that: “In the present case the Sessions Judge has re-examined the entire evidence and came to a contrary finding and has therefore allowed the criminal appeal. There was absolutely no occasion or any need to make any comments upon the applicant and in case he felt strongly about the shortcomings of the applicant, then it was always open for him to inform his Administrative Judge or Hon’ble the Chief Justice”. The applicant was represented by Advocate Pradeep Kumar Sai assisted by Advocate Prakarsh Pandey, Advocate Devansh Mishra, Advocate Praveen Kumar Shukla and Advocate Priyansu Singh. Case Title – Alka Pandey v. State of U.P. & Others [Case: U/S 482/378/40 No. 2389 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe 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

Pike BOE applauds bus drivers

Eric Wells was approved as the hire as maintenance team leader and Justin Baker was approved at maintenance assistance.The board approved the resignation of Desa Corridori as Spanish teacher at Goshen High School, effective at the end of the school year and the resignation of Richard Berry, bus mechanic, effective June 1.The board approved catastrophic leave for Brianne Kent, Melissa Grant and Mary Adams.The board gave permission for selected subject area personnel to be employed as Alabama High School Graduation Examination tutors for 35 Goshen High School and 55 Pike County High School students eligible to take the AHSGE on July 9-13. Expenses will be paid from the At-Risk funding source. Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blaster Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Pike BOE applauds bus drivers You Might Like Bonnie Holland shares life’s story with rotary   The review from Amazon online bookstore gave Bonnie Holland’s latest release, “Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections,” a thumbs-up from… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said Monday that he wanted to serve notice to parents and students that there will be changes in the 2012-13 school year calendar.“We will modify the school calendar,” Bazzell told the members of the school board at the board’s regular meeting. “It will change; it’s just a matter of how it will change.”Bazzell was reacting to the Legislature Flexible School Calendar Act, a bill that sets a school start date no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day. The bill allows school increased flexibility in scheduling the required instructional hours. Skip Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen The board awarded several bids for the 2012-2013 school year. The lawn-mowing bid was awarded to Pullom Lawn Service.Three bids were awarded for the Child Nutrition Program. The bid for bread was awarded to Bimbo Bakers and the bid for milk to Borden Dairy. The bid for pest control for the Child Nutrition Program went to Meeks Termite and Pest Control.The bid for the replacement windows at Pike County Elementary School was awarded to Pemberton Inc. of Montgomery in the amount of $237,000.Approval was granted for a request to take students to the State FFA Convention in Montgomery, June 5-7. Expenses will be covered by Goshen FFA. Bazzell praised the school system’s transportation department for its outstanding record of no deficiencies as rated by the state.“Of 136 school systems, 123 had deficiencies under 10 percent,” he said. “The average was 3 percent,” he said. “Our transportation department works extremely hard to make sure our buses are safe and in good condition. The transportation department is to be commended.”To head personnel action, the board approved four hires including that of Shantell Rouse as assistant principal at Pike County Elementary School. The board also approved the hiring of Pebley Williams as secretary at Goshen High School. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 10:50 pm Monday, May 14, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell read more