Treasury outlines carbon plan

first_imgMonday 7 March 2011 9:28 pm Tags: NULL The Treasury will set a legal framework next month to create a floor price for carbon emissions, while announcing a wider plan for encouraging low-carbon investments. The government’s Carbon Plan will award £1bn to Britain’s first carbon-capture and storage project by the end of 2011. More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Treasury outlines carbon plan Share KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Scotland team to Face Wales in the opening round of the Six Nations

first_imgGregor Townsend has named his Scotland side to face Wales in the opening game of the 2018 Six Nations “Last year’s championship highlighted that every game is a fierce competition and that all teams have to play at their very best to win away from home.“Delivering that level of performance has been firmly in our thoughts during our preparations this week.“We’re expecting a really physical game against a very good team.”SCOTLAND TEAM TO FACE WALES (SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, KO 14.15) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland Team to Face WalesGregor Townsend has named one-cap centre Chris Harris in his side to face Wales this weekend. The move means that fans will now see Huw Jones playing with 12 on his back. Along with Byron McGuigan, Newcastle Falcon Harris is one of only two back-line players who isn’t from Glasgow Warriors.Starting Centre: Falcon Chris Harris has been given his first cap by Townsend, a tough match against Wales this weekendAli Price has been given the scrum-half jersey over the returning Greig Laidlaw, who will have to make do with a spot on the bench.Youth over experience: Townsend has picked Price over Laidlaw to start in the No 9 jersey this weekendIn the pack, there are some key developments. Cornel Du Preez starts at the back of the scrum at No 8. Injury to Richie Gray means Edinburgh lock Ben Toolis comes in and, finally, Gordon Reid and Jon Welsh are the starting props, amidst a shocking run of injuries to many of Scotland’s front row.Problems at prop: Amidst a long list of injuries, Gordon Reid (pictured) and Jon Welsh start in the front rowJamie Bhatti and the uncapped Murray McCallum provide cover in the front row.Talking about his selection, Townsend said he had picked a side that could provide “the intensity and speed required to win in Cardiff”. 15. Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)13. Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons)12. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors)11. Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)10. Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)1. Gordon Reid (London Irish)2. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh)3. Jon Welsh (Newcastle Falcons)4. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh)5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)6. John Barclay (Scarlets, captain)7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh)8. Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh)Replacements:Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons)Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors)Murray McCallum (Edinburgh)Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh)Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne)Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors)Sean Maitland (Saracens).last_img read more

Cancer Research UK encourages bridge players to raise funds

first_imgBid for Life kicks off on Sunday 26 October 2003, which is the last day of British summertime, and ends five months later on 28 March 2004, when summertime starts again. The campaign includes an unusual recipe book called The Kitchen Bridge Cook Book. Inside are recipes and suggested menus, including Grand Slam Goulash, Club Sandwiches and Chocolate d’Eclarer. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the Bid for Life fundraising total. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people BRIDGE players across the country are being invited to ‘Bid for Life’ in a new fundraising event raising money for Cancer Research UK.To get involved, all people have to do is hold a Bid for Life game of bridge, asking each player to make a donation to Cancer Research UK. The event is being backed by bridge star Andrew Robson. Everyone who hosts a Bid for Life party will be entered into a draw to win the first prize of an Andrew Robson Bridge Holiday for two in Mallorca, in May 2004. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Cancer Research UK encourages bridge players to raise funds Howard Lake | 14 October 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Workers Center win over wage theft

first_imgWorkers Center-CNY rallies outside Destiny Mall against wage theft.The Workers Center’s of Central New York scored another big win in an ongoing series of confrontations with employers who steal wages from temporary, low-wage and immigrant workers. Earlier WCCNY actions have returned pay to workers in construction, food service and janitorial services. (Workers World, March 27)Andrea and Lourdes were hired by a subcontractor to clean at the Cheesecake Factory in upscale Destiny Mall in Syracuse. The Latina women said: “We cleaned bathrooms, swept, mopped, picked up chairs, cleaned the windows, dusted tables. We worked at night. We did what no one else wanted to do.”But when paycheck time came, the subcontractor which hired them disappeared, ignoring phone calls and owing the women almost $400 — the equivalent of a month’s rent. (WAER Syracuse Public Radio)Andrea and Lourdes celebrate victory in winning back their stolen wages.The women joined the WCCNY and led an organizing campaign that culminated in a loud, bullhorn rally outside the mall on July 28. Then a forceful delegation got past security to present demands at the Cheesecake Factory and to the temp agency it employs, Majestic.WCCNY organizer Rebecca Fuentes wrote on Facebook: ”One day after the action the workers have been paid! We will continue to do outreach to uncover these injustices and organize to end wage theft and unfair labor practices in our communities.”Low-wage and immigrant workers are most frequently targeted by unscrupulous employers in wage-theft schemes. Because subcontracting is now so prevalent in all industries, temporary workers find it almost impossible to figure out which employer is legally liable for unpaid wages.WCCNY organizer Nikeeta Slade emphasized the importance of the Center’s organizing directly with workers to demand their rights and demanding wages directly from businesses that benefit from their work. “A lot of people are not familiar with the term ‘wage theft,’ which is what happened to these two workers,” Slade said. “They need to know that it is illegal to not be paid.” (WAER, July 27)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How the Drought Is Affecting the Soil

first_img Facebook Twitter McCormick says this year’s early harvest is an excellent opportunity for growers to try a fall cover crop, “With harvest likely to be done by late September, this will give farmers plenty of time to plant a cover crop.”  Cover crops are becoming more and more popular in Indiana, and McCormick suggests growers lock in a seed supply because demand is likely to be high this year.  Research has shown that these crops and dramatically improve soil fertility and soil tilth.  There is a program that will pay you to plant a cover crop. The WHIP program will pay $42 per acre for planting a cover crop, but the deadline for sign up is August 24.  Contact your NRCS office for more details on the WHIP program and for technical advice on cover crops.[audio:|titles=How the Drought Is Affecting the Soil]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News How the Drought Is Affecting the Soil How the Drought Is Affecting the Soilcenter_img By Gary Truitt – Aug 19, 2012 Ray McCormickWe have been reporting all summer just how the drought has been impacting the crops, but it has also had an impact on our soils. There has been lots of talk about growers plowing under, or discing down, their drought-destroyed crops. But Ray McCormick, President of the IASWCD, says that is the wrong thing to say and the wrong thing to do, “The hot and dry weather has left our soil in a very fragile condition.”  He told HAT that plowing crops under or discing fields will lead to excessive wind and water erosion.  He added leaving residue in the field and planting cover crops is an ideal way to sequester carbon in the soil and provide a lot of nitrogen for next year’s crop. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Corn Farmers Help Open another Flex Fuel PumpNext articleBig Final Weekend Caps Great State Fair Gary Truittlast_img read more


first_img News RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Help by sharing this information AustraliaAsia – Pacific to go further Organisation News A draft law has been under discussion since2006 that would force all service providers to filterprivate Internet connections in each home toremove all “inappropriate” content, in the nameof the struggle against child pornography,defamation and authorship rights. CommunicationsMinister, Stephen Conroy,confirmed in January 2008 thatthe law was still planned and thatservice providers would have tocarry out tests before the end ofJune 2009. However, severalpoints remain unclear as to howthe law would be applied. Thelaw does not say who would decidethat websites were “inappropriate”. It willnot be users who will draw attention to contentto be banned. This list is to remain secret. Neitherdoes the law say how the lists will be drawnup of the websites to be blocked, that remainsecret, or how a website could be taken off oradded to this list.The draft law was proposed against a backgroundin which anti-terror legislation already allowsserious inroads into confidentiality ofprivate correspondence. Since 2001, the lawhas allowed the Australian Communications andMedia Authority (ACMA) to intercept any suspiciousemail and to carry out independentinvestigations, including inthe absence of any prior judicial authorisation.Australia is one of the democraciesoperating a strict filtering policy. In1999, an amendment was put to theBroadcasting Services Act, creatingthe ACMA, responsible for regulating Internetcontent. This independent agency has thepower to close websites that are the subject ofcomplaints by citizens. Even if it cannot purgethe Internet of all “sensitive” content, it can nonethe less initiate an investigation into the contentof websites, without judicial permission. To dateauthority has blocked 1,300 sites and is targetingsome 10,000 others. February 22, 2021 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF_en center_img March 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific News News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results January 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Australia November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Woman Accused Of Forcefully Converting Religion of 19-Yr Old

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Grants Bail To Woman Accused Of Forcefully Converting Religion of 19-Yr Old Akshita Saxena26 March 2021 5:40 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently granted bail to a woman, accused of abducting a 19-year-old girl and forcing her to convert her religion. The woman has been charged by the UP Police under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020. The provisions of the Ordinance, that have now taken force as an Act, declare unlawful religious conversion as…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 granted bail to a woman, accused of abducting a 19-year-old girl and forcing her to convert her religion. The woman has been charged by the UP Police under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020. The provisions of the Ordinance, that have now taken force as an Act, declare unlawful religious conversion as a cognizable and non-bailable offence. It provides- No person shall convert or attempt to convert, either directly or otherwise, any other person from one religion to another by use or practice of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage nor shall any person abet, convince or conspire such conversion: Section 5 of the Act prescribes a minimum punishment of 1 year, which may extend to 5 years, and fine of at least Rs. 15,000/- in case of such unlawful conversion. In the instant case, the Applicant Chandbibi had sought bail in connection with a FIR registered at the Tambaur Police Station in Sitapur District for the alleged commission of offences under Sections 364, 366, 368 and 120-B of IPC and Section 3/5 of the Ordinance. Chandbibi claimed that she was not named in the FIR and had been falsely implicated in the case. It was submitted that the victim was not recovered from her custody and as per the prosecution case, the victim had appeared before the Police Station along with her father, soon after the abduction. She further submitted that when the victim’s statement under Section 161 of CrPC was recorded by the Investigating Officer, no allegation of any kind was levelled against her. The Additional Government Advocate however opposed the prayer for bail on the ground that in the additional statement of the prosecutrix, it was specifically stated that amongst other persons who were instrumental in pressurizing her for changing her religion, the instant Applicant was one of them. The Single Bench of Justice Mohd. Faiz Alam Khan however noted that the in her statement under Section 164 CrPC, the prosecutrix had not made any imputation against the Applicant. The Bench was informed that in her statement under Section 164, the prosecutrix made no allegation of any kind either regarding kidnapping or of any abetment, against the Applicant. In fact, she had categorically stated that she went with co-accused Jibraeel on her own volition and free will and she is in love with him and that she had changed religion on her own volition. Considering the totality of the facts, and that Charge sheet has already been submitted, the Bench said that it finds substance for the purpose of releasing the Applicant on bail. Other orders on religious conversions Last year, the High Court had stayed the arrest of one Nadeem, booked by under the Ordinance, accused of developing an illicit relation with the Complainant’s wife with the purpose of converting her religion. “Victim is admittedly an adult who understands her well being. She as well as the petitioner have a fundamental right to privacy and being grown up adults who are aware of the consequences of their alleged relationship,” a Division Bench comprising of Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Vivek Agarwal had observed. Earlier this month, the Madhya Pradesh High Court granted Anticipatory Bail to a Catholic nun, booked under MP’s anti-religious conversion law, for allegedly attempting to convert a Hindu woman to Christianity. It was alleged by the complainant that her husband, who was ailing with a mental disorder, was promised to be cured by the applicant herein if the complainant and her family got converted to Christianity. It was also stated in the FIR that she (the applicant) had given the allurement that the Christian God is greater than the Hindu God. On the other hand, the counsel for the applicant submitted that the complaint is false and registered only out of a sense of frustration experienced by the complainant on account of her being terminated from the service of the Convent. Having heard both the parties, the Court ordered that till the next date of hearing, the applicant be enlarged upon temporary bail. Case Title: Chandbibi v. State of UP Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Affordable, market-rate apartments surge 40%, but remain rare

first_img Email Address* Essential workers, who range from grocery store clerks to teachers, make an average of about $56,000 a year. An affordable rent is defined as no more than 30 percent of gross income, or approximately $1,400 a month for those workers.Of course, about half of the city’s rental units are rent-stabilized, which economists say distorts the city’s rental market and makes market-rate housing more expensive. Turnover and vacancy rates for the city’s 900,000-plus rent-regulated units tend to be very low, and evidence suggests those rates haven’t increased as much during the pandemic as they have for market-rate units.In January, the median monthly asking rent in Manhattan was $2,750, a 15.5 percent drop from a year earlier and the largest year-over-year decline since 2010. Brooklyn and Queens median rents each had record decreases as well, falling by 8.6 percent to $2,395 and $2,000, respectively.[NYT] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share via Shortlink From mid-March to the end of 2020, only 11,690 units citywide were affordable to essential workers (iStock)Rents have fallen across the city, but most market-rate apartments are still out of reach for essential workers.From mid-March to the end of 2020, only 11,690 units citywide were affordable to essential workers — 40 percent more than during the same period the year prior, but still a pittance, according to a StreetEasy study reported by the New York Times.The apartments represented just 4 percent of the city’s market-rate rental inventory.“It sounds like a really compelling stat,” StreetEasy economist Nancy Wu told the Times of the 40 percent increase. “But at the end of the day, about 96 percent of apartments on StreetEasy are still unaffordable to them.”Read more2021 poised to be good year for townhouse salesManhattan’s luxury market sees best week since 2016Manhattan and Brooklyn renters sign leases in record numbers Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Tags Full Name* Home Pricesrent regulationRental MarketResidential Real EstateStreetEasylast_img read more

Weber State Football Concludes Season No. 3 In Polls

first_img Brad James Tags: Weber State Football January 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Concludes Season No. 3 In Polls FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, upon the final release of the STATS FCS  and AFCA Coaches polls of the season, Weber State football concludes the season ranked No. 3.This third-place ranking is the highest to end the season in school history.The Wildcats have been ranked in at least one of these two polls every week since November 2016.Weber State went 11-4 this season and advanced to the FCS semifinals for the first time in school history.The Wildcats fell to national runner-up James Madison 30-14 December 21 at Harrisonburg, Va. in the FCS semifinals.Weber State commences the 2020 season September 5 at Laramie, Wyo. against the Wyoming Cowboys of NCAA FBS. Written bylast_img read more

Oxford student favourite to win Big Brother

first_imgAn Oxford undergraduate has found fame this summer as a contestant on the reality television show Big Brother.Edmonds, a 19-year old Mathematics student at St Anne’s, entered the Big Brother house as a “halfway housemate” on July 10th along with two other new contestants.Edmonds is backed by bookmakers as one of the favourites to win and become the show’s 11th champion. He is well liked by his fellow housemates and was one of the only two contestants not to receive any nominations for eviction this week.So far during the series Edmonds has cooked a liver and custard pie, stripped naked with another contestant when trying out fake tan spray, and taught his housemates how to play Sudoku. On Friday night, he and fellow housemate Corin, 29, faced another task where they had to sing the Dirty Dancing duet Time Of My Life in front of the Big Brother crowds.He told friends at Oxford that he wanted to apply for the show because it would be a good life experience. Once he reached the final audition stages Andrew was forbidden from talking about the show with others, and his entry into the Big Brother house was a surprise to family and friends.His college wife, Jenny Cearns, commented, “The whole situation is bizarre. But I’m really looking forward to writing to our college kids now.”Edmonds received his prelim results from Big Brother this week, and was ecstatic about his pass mark of 69.2. He passed Maths A-level at the age of 13 and is hailed as a “genius” by the other housemates.But his College wife says there is more to this mathematician than meets the eye.“Within a week of me meeting him, he ran across Oxford stark naked, with some gaffa tape wrapped around himself, which only just covered his modesty,” said Cerns.“I chased him across Oxford trying to get him back, and when I caught up with him I found him trying to order a kebab and being turned away from the van.”Robin McGhee, a History student at St Anne’s, said, “I lived next door to Andy last year. He was always one for a banter, which, let’s face it, he has rather lived up to on Big Brother.“He recommended me the excellent film Good Will Hunting, which is about a maths student who takes over the world. Freud would have a field day with that one.”Edmonds has already been added to the St Anne’s notable alumni list on Wikipedia.To watch Andrew’s audition video, click on the link below: read more