France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform

first_img RSF_en “It is unacceptable that journalists are being prosecuted on charges punishable by imprisonment when all they did was divulge information in the public interest,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “What kind of country has this become when journalists are officially threatened with imprisonment for uncovering information about the National Front’s funding?” France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts The summons said they are suspected of “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation” and “publishing the records of judicial proceedings.” It also pointed out that they are facing the possible of imprisonment. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the abusive judicial complaints being brought with increasing frequency against French news website Mediapart with the aim of forcing it to reveal its sources and thereby gagging its investigative reporting. Follow the news on France The website’s investigative reporting helped pave the way for several judicial investigations into the National Front’s finances. But it also resulted in two of its journalists, Marine Turchi and Fabrice Arfi, being summoned for questioning on 23 May at the headquarters of the crime squad known by the initials BRDP. May 10, 2021 Find out more News News RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. June 2, 2021 Find out more The latest of the many complaints against Mediapart, which threaten its freedom to inform, comes from National Front leader Marine Le Pen in response to seven Mediapart stories about the sources of the party’s funding.center_img In France, many legal complaints that politicians bring against journalists are based on inappropriate legislative provisions. June 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further During their interrogation, Arfi and Turchi were asked to name they sources. They refused to answer any questions and instead made a statement for the record in which they said they were the victims of yet another manoeuvre designed to obtain the identity of their sources and hijack media rights. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression MARTIN BUREAU / AFP Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression June 1, 2017 France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Newslast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders outraged at Siamak Pourzand’s treatment in hospital

first_img April 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders outraged at Siamak Pourzand’s treatment in hospital Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News to go furthercenter_img News March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed outrage at the treatment in hospital of jailed journalist Siamak Pourzand. The 75-year-old, who is very seriously ill, is chained to his bed by his feet at Tehran’s Modares hospital, where he was admitted on 18 April.The international press freedom organisation called for his immediate release on medical grounds.”We are revolted at the treatment of Siamak Pourzand. We have protested for years to the Iranian authorities against the harassment of this journalist. We will hold them responsible for the deterioration in his state of health,” said the organisation.”We call for Pourzand’s immediate release and we support the family’s request for him to be transferred to an independent private hospital,” it said.Pourzand, unable to walk and held up by two warders was brought to the prison visiting room to see his sister on 18 April. Barely able to speak, he nevertheless told her not to sign anything in connection with him. A few hours later warders told her that Pourzand had been transferred to the intensive care unit of Modares Hospital.Pourzand, who worked as a freelance for several independent newspapers, has been imprisoned since 30 March 2003. He has been deprived of the most basic rights, including that of being able to see his own lawyer. An associate of Tehran’s prosecutor-general, Said Mortazavi, has been assigned to defend him.The journalist has spent months in solitary confinement and suffered physical and psychological torture forcing him to make a confession on television. He is suffering from arthritis in the neck and serious back problems for which he needs an operation. He was left in a coma after a heart attack on 31 March 2004, before being transferred again to Modares Hospital on 18 April.Pourzand was arrested on 24 November 2001 then sentenced in May 2002 to eight years in prison for “undermining state security through links with monarchists and counter-revolutionaries”. He was allowed out on licence on December 2002 before returning to prison in March 2003. News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Iran RSF_en last_img read more

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Pasadena Literary Alliance to Resume In-Person Events

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Literary Alliance’s previous years’ Festival of Women Authors courtesy photoFollowing a successful year of online activities, the Pasadena Literary Alliance is looking forward to resuming in-person author discussions and other events in the coming months as the organization turns another chapter, representatives said.The group has long run a series of panel discussions with authors called Open Book, which transitioned to an online format and became Open Book On Location in May 2020 in response to the pandemic. They produced 13 monthly videos.“Our sort of special sauce for that program was to put together two or three authors that we thought wouldn’t have met each other before and to hear them talk to each other,” according to PLA Board of Directors Chair Katie Poole.The PLA’s other signature annual event, the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, was also moved online for 2021, she said.But as restrictions gradually lift and the region sits on the verge of transitioning into the least restrictive “yellow” tier under the state’s reopening framework, and having enjoyed continued support from the community, real-life gatherings are once again on the horizon.“We have survived COVID,” Poole said. “We have, I would say, excelled in our outreach. We’ve continued to get the author interviews and to celebrate authors. That’s what we do.”An in-person Open Book event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at NOOR Events in Pasadena with authors Attica Locke and Rachel Howell Hill, Poole said.The PLA was also planning to host next year’s Pasadena Festival of Women Authors at the Pasadena Convention Center on Feb. 19.More details on both events were to follow. It had not yet been determined whether the online Open Book On Location series would continue.Additionally, Poole said, “We’re just so happy that we’ve been able to keep up our granting. We had to take a break last spring, but we’ll be able to do our grants this spring. And I think that that has spoken really well to our financial management, to be able to continue with our granting.”PLA grants support community organizations including Pasadena City College, the Pasadena Senior Center, the Pasadena Public Library, PEN America and WriteGirl.Ticketed events, such as the Open Book series and the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, are the PLA’s primary fundraisers, Poole explained.“We give money to a lot of different literary organizations and the way we raise the funds for that is by having ticketed events,” she said. “For 11, 12 years, we’ve averaged about $50,000 a year in grants. So when COVID came, we were challenged like every other nonprofit on how to have in-person ticketed events to raise our grant money.”The online programs created by the PLA were available for free, but donations of $25 were suggested.The Open Book On Location series can be accessed online at pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/open-book/open-book-on-location-episodes.The 2021 Pasadena Festival of Women Authors can be viewed at pasadenaliteraryalliance.org/pasadena-festival-of-women-authors. Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Uncategorized Pasadena Literary Alliance to Resume In-Person Events By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, May 3, 2021 | 3:28 pm More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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5 Gardai in Donegal missed a day at work following attack last year

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ 5 Gardai in Donegal missed a day at work following attack last year Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous article1 person killed in workplace related incident in Donegal last yearNext articleInvestigations continuing into major fire at Derry nightclub News Highland Pinterestcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – January 10, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 5 Gardai in Donegal missed at least one day’s work after being attacked last year.According to Freedom of Information figures, a total of 162 officers missed at least one day while 52 missed at least a month’s work after being seriously assaulted on duty.Assaults on Gardai in Donegal were classified as bruising, grazes or bites.Seven Gardai across the country were out of action for more than six months – with 19 Gardaí sustaining bone fractures.Jim Mulligan, the president of the Garda Representative Association, says officers need body cameras to protect themselves:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mulligan8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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‘Jack Day’ activities include 5K, festival

first_img Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like March on: Local band preparing to host annual Southeastern States Marching Band festival (Gallery) Arman Sheffield plays his trumpet with other brass players during Charles Henderson High School’s marching band practice Thursday evening.MESSENGER PHOTO/APRIL… read more Sponsored Content 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 Email the author ‘Jack Day’ activities include 5K, festival Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img At Christmastime, Altrusa provides Christmas gifts for up to 15 children of families in need. Altrusa also awards several scholarships to local graduating seniors each year. Parker said everyone is invited to participate in Jack Day. “It’s a time of fellowship and fun and also raises money to support literacy in our community among people of all ages,” she said. By The Penny Hoarder The Zion Chapel youth sports programs will have festival type food available.“This is our 11th Jack Day and the funds raised supports literacy,” Parker said. “Altrusa of Jack donates books to the school library and we provide books and reading literature for the senior citizens in the community.” By Jaine Treadwell “The 5K is called a trail run because it’s not all on a paved surface,” said Britley Parker, Altrusa member. “The run surface is flat but it is an all-terrain run. We also have a one-mile fun run that is that people of all ages can enjoy.”Registration for the fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the run starts at 10 a.m. The registration fee is $15.Jack Day activities include arts and crafts, face painting, Bingo, a silent auction, cakewalk and more. There will also be entertainment throughout the day. SheBang! Cloggers from Troy will perform, as will members of the Zion Chapel FFA Chapter. Hannah Barron, Taylor Weeks and the Wiregrass Dance Club will be featured entertainment. The Zion Chapel youth sports cheerleaders will also take center stage at the 11th annual Jack Day event. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Saturday is Jack Day in Jack and everyone is invited to be a part of all the events and activities planned from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Zion Chapel School. There is no admission charge.Jack Day is sponsored annually by Altrusa International of Jack.The day’s events get off to a fast start with a 5K Trail Run. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the run gets underway at 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $25. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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What a weird lot! Latest property auction reveals unusual property for sale

first_imgHome » News » Auctions news » What a weird lot! Latest property auction reveals unusual property for sale previous nextAuctions newsWhat a weird lot! Latest property auction reveals unusual property for saleNetwork Auctions’ latest auction enabled one bidder to become a ‘landowner’ in Surrey – for just £51!Sheila Manchester22nd May 202001,848 Views Auctions have, in recent times, become a way of passing time and maybe bagging a bargain. Yesterday’s Network Auctions sale showed how popular they have become – and they really do sell properties with ‘No Reserve’ when a parcel of land sold under the online hammer at just £51 in their 21st May auction.The land (above) , situated at Meadow Way and Orchard Way, Reigate, Surrey comprises 0.62 acres of highway, paths, verges and part of a roundabout in the popular residential areas.The auctioneer’s addendum was a note of caution for bidders: “We are advised by the local authority highways department the title comprises land that is publicly adopted, buyers should make their own enquiries in this regard.”Bagging a bargainHowever, plucky bidders hoping to bag a bargain were outnumbered as keen buyers placed 81 bids for a three-bedroom house in Bradford shooting the guide price from £40-45,000 to a final sale price of £68,750.Toby Limbrick said, “We had early interest in the Fagley Road house in Bradford. It was habitable, but dated and needed refurbishment, it was a property that hadn’t been touched for years. We had strong pre-auction offers, but we advised the seller to stick to the virtual room. We’re delighted to have achieved 72% above the lower guide price.“The market is active and our auction shows that, we sold properties today all over the country. We’ve seen an increase in demand for higher yielding residential lots because money in the bank is yielding so low, investors want more than £1,000 for every £100,000 and with property they can achieve that.”Network Auctions next auction is 15th July. www.networkauctions.co.uk May 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Former CIB Chiefs Try To Avoid Entanglement In Legal Light Involving Pacers

first_imgFormer CIB Chiefs Try To Avoid Entanglement In Legal Light Involving PacersAnthony Schoettle for www.theindianalawyer.comThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many ofThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many of for www.theindianalawyer.comThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many ofFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Warning from the Cape May County Prosecutors Office Regarding Marijuana Candy

first_imgActing County Prosecutor Robert W. Johnson and Chief of County Detectives Paul S. Skill issue a warning to all residents of Cape May County to be aware of the potential of acquiring marijuana candy and other forms of edible products, which may contain Tetrahydrocannbinol (THC). THC is the main ingredient in marijuana that causes a high and is dangerous to anyone who may consume these products either knowingly and or unknowingly. These products are illegal in the State of New Jersey; however, they are being illegally transported into the State. This unfortunate warning comes as the Halloween season quickly approaches and our children will be venturing door to door in each of their respected neighborhoods in seek of delicious treats.The presence of these edible drugs in New Jersey poses a great risk to users, especially children who may accidently receive marijuana candy during Trick or Treat. These marijuana candies often imitate popular brands of hard candy, chocolates and gummy candies.Parents and guardians should be vigilante while Trick or Treating with their children and if at all possible do not let them consume any candy until a thorough inspection of the candy has been completed after returning home. It is recommended that any unusual looking candy, especially homemade packages and plastic baggies be rigorously inspected. If any packages appear to be suspicious, it should be discarded immediately. Often times, marijuana candy and brand name candies will have very similar packaging style, size and color, sometimes only being distinguished by the intentional misspelling or re-spelling of the candy name using slang terminology for marijuana inserted into the name.Possible indicators and physical effects of someone who may have ingested marijuana include dizziness, shallow breathing, red eyes, dilated pupils, dry mouth, increased appetite and slow reaction time. If for any reason you believe you or your child has received and or ingested any sort of marijuana candy immediately contact your local police department and advised them of the incident.If you and or anyone you know has any information regarding these dangerous candies or any illegal drug activity or criminal activity it can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135. On behalf of the Cape May County Prosecutors have a safe and Happy Halloween.last_img read more

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Boys & Girls Club opening eLearning center in St. Joseph County

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp Facebook TAGSCommunity School CorporationcoronavirusCOVID-19eLearningIndianaOC Carmichael Jr. Youth CenterregisterregistrationSouth BendSt. Joseph Countyvirtual learning Pinterest Facebook (Photo Supplied/bgcsjc.org) Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County is opening an eLearning Program for middle and high school students.The program is meant to offer a safe and supportive environment for kids while schools return to the virtual learning model. Students will be given internet access, help with technology, and assistance with online class assignments.There will also be time for sports, art, music, games, science activities and a special emphasis on emotional health with yoga, relaxation and mindfulness.Breakfast and lunch will also be provided each day.The eLearning site will operate at the OC Carmichael Jr. Youth Center on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m.The program begins on Thursday, December 3 and will follow the South Bend Community School Corporation calendar.The cost to attend is $25 per child, with scholarships available for those unable to pay the full cost.To learn more and register, visit bgcsjc.org. Boys & Girls Club opening eLearning center in St. Joseph Countycenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – November 25, 2020 0 422 Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBlack Friday shopping has already started for many peopleNext articleSunbeam recalling 940,000 Crock Pots due to possible burn hazard Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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CLC debates du Lac changes

first_imgThe Campus Life Council (CLC) debated recommendations for du Lac revisions Monday, specifically focusing on medical amnesty and clarification of language.“We wanted this in written form for two reasons,” student body president Grant Schmidt said. “One is to have this on record for future reference, and two, we wanted a response from [Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Mark Poorman] as to why or why not these recommendations would be adopted.” The Council passed four resolutions to be sent to Office of Residence Life and Housing (ORLH) after considerable discussion.  “Having the guidelines there makes it easier to make a decision in a situation where student is already irrational,” Student Senate representative Claire Sokas said. “You are not able to weigh the pros and cons unless you know what is going to happen.” The Council focused on the recommendation for a medical amnesty policy. Debate was raised over whether a rigid policy should be recommended, or if ORLH should present a more formal statement similar to an honor code. This discussion was not resolved and remains on the table for future CLC meetings.CLC members also recommended a serious consideration of the language used when ORLH discusses sanctions in du Lac. The Council will ask that the du Lac revisions include changing the word “shall” to the word “may” to clarify various texts. Changing the words would allow a more “case-by-case” judgment, Brellenthin said.  Student representative John DeLacio said many freshmen specifically do not know or understand the University’s position on medical amnesty, and a policy supported by the ORLH would send a “strong message” on this subject. Schmidt said Student Senate has already passed a resolution recommending the University adopt a formal medical amnesty policy.  The Council members also unanimously supported a recommendation for continuing service hours as a sanction, an issue that Kirk specifically asked CLC to consider.center_img CLC members also wanted to distinguish between the jurisdictions of Indiana state law and the laws of other nations and states where students may reside. They specifically suggested du Lac should clarify this distinction. “We realize that we want this to be educative,” chief of staff Ryan Brellenthin said. “We want it to change student behavior so they can actively seek out help for their friends.”  This recommendation was previously discussed when Associate Vice President for Residence Life Bill Kirk said part of the du Lac revisions would clarify the language to match up with the actions of ORLH.  Other recommendations for future meetings address first-time incidents of intoxication within a student’s residence hall, discipline at lower administrative levels, undergraduate tailgating policy and the issue of drinking games in dorms. “The spirit of this recommendation is to clarify that students are not subject to Indiana state law at all times but to the law of the nation or state where they are residing,” Brellenthin said.  The recommendation states the change should be made to “broaden the options of the Office of Residence Life and Housing.”  “It seems like a small change,” Schmidt said. “But it is important.”last_img read more

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