Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe Belgium Bwin nets sports betting partnership with Belgian Pro League GVC Holdings-owned bwin has agreed to become the new sports betting partner of the Belgium’s top tier football division, the Pro League.Brokered by sports broadcaster Eleven Sports, the deal will run for three years and cover the top-tier Pro League, as well as the lower tier 1B Pro League and the Super Cup, in which the Pro League champions play the Belgian Cup winners.The agreement will also include streaming rights, with bwin able to broadcast live coverage of matches for customers using its online and mobile platforms.Pierre François, general manager of the Pro League, said that the partnership would put a strong emphasis on responsible gambling, and look to combat unhealthy habits among players. “Each partner is aware of the risks of irresponsible behaviour and is committed to minimising these risks, each in its role,” François said. “Bwin, the Pro League and Eleven Sports will commit, within the framework of this partnership, to lead an integrated policy prevention, protection of players and the integrity of football as a whole.”Steven Cartigny, commercial head of Benelux and the rest of the world at bwin, added: “Belgium is a breeding ground for talent that is successfully exported all over the world. As a result, the eyes of the whole world are more and more on our Pro League.“Together with Eleven Sports, we want to increase interest in Belgian football and we want to present our bwin betting platform to viewers in an [engaging] and responsible manner.”The new deal comes after the Pro League agreed to make a number of changes to its top-tier competition in order to avoid legal action brought forward by one of its clubs.Waasland-Beveren was relegated from the Pro League when organisers in May decided to end the 2019-20 season early due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The club took legal action against the decision, saying that it could have avoided relegation if it had been permitted to complete the season. A court agreed, ruling Waasland-Beveren should be reinstated and that the League would be liable for a financial penalty of €2.5m (£2.3m/$2.9m) for each game played without the club in the division.As such, the Pro League agreed to change the structure of the competition so that it would be expanded from 16 to 18 teams, including Waasland-Beveren, as well as OH Leuven and Beerschot, the two clubs involved in the 2020-21 promotion play-off from the First Division B. Email Address GVC Holdings-owned bwin has agreed to become the new sports betting partner of the Belgium’s top tier football division, the Pro League. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliates 4th August 2020 | By contenteditor
2010 Photographs Architects: BVW Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW Arquitectos+ 20 Share Area: 156 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•Buenos Aires, Argentina “COPY” Photographs: Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosText description provided by the architects. Our friend and client found this old house in the district of Palermo in Buenos Aires. The house had potential; however, it was in need of a complete restoration after several insensitive interventions throughout the years had caused damage to the original profile, making it gloomy and desolated.Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumOur first and almost unique decision was to hollow out the house. This would allow the light to come in as far and deep as possible. A top priority was to remove the many alien elements including: the low suspended ceilings, the obsolete metal windows, the precarious patio roofing and the khaki carpets that covered the otherwise gorgeous. Furthermore, the interior walls and the facades enclosing the patio were demolished. Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosAs a result, within the first weeks of labor, the house was entirely reborn. It had opened up and was now breathing in air, light and space. Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosHuge wood windows now protect the rediscovered interior, bringing back the quality and warmth of traditional materials, whilst letting light find its path unhindered. Save this picture!SectionThe big opened space that resulted inside is divided in two, a living-public space and a sleeping-private space, by a singular low-rise piece: the toilette. Natural light illuminates it during the day and, at night, when the lights are switched on, the restroom becomes a mysteriously volumetric lamp. Save this picture!PlansThe terrace, previously almost empty, was subject to major transformation. It now holds a studio and a small home cinema, along with a broad green roof and a swimming pool that spans the whole width of the house. Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosThe only parts of the house that had remained unadulterated through the years were the patio and the street facade. Nothing was done to these, so as to conserve the pregnant illusion of a mythical past inhabiting the contemporary.Save this picture!© Lula Bauer / BVW ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessAurora / Henning Larsen ArchitectsArticlesAME-LOT / Malka ArchitectureArticles Share Argentina Casa Vlady: House Refurbishment / BVW Arquitectos Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/148560/casa-vlady-house-refurbishment-bvw-arquitectos Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officeBVW ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuenos AiresRefurbishmentHousesArgentinaPublished on July 08, 2011Cite: “Casa Vlady: House Refurbishment / BVW Arquitectos” 08 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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News March 18, 2021 Find out more News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists July 21, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Washington Post reporter completes year in arbitrary detention BackgroundRevolutionary Guards in plain clothes arrested Rezaian at his Tehran home on 22 July 2014 along with his wife – who was working for The National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates – and two other US citizens. Their apartment was searched and ransacked, and all computers and electronic devices were seized. The two other US citizens were released provisionally a month later. After payment of a large sum in bail, Rezaian’s wife was freed provisionally on 4 October pending trial.Farsnews, a news agency linked to the Revolutionary Guards, reported on 12 April that Rezaian would be tried for “selling business and industrial information to the CIA.” Responding to the report the same day, Washington Post editor Martin Baron described the allegation as absurd and condemned the fact that Rezaian had been denied any legal advice for the past nine months.Vatan-é Emrooz, an extremist daily that supports the Revolutionary Guards and former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ran a front-page story on 18 April that was headlined “Unveiling Jason’s secrets.” It accused Rezaian of infiltrating the government and various institutions to uncover the methods used by Iran to circumvent international sanctions.His lawyer, Leila Ahsan, gave Agence France-Presse the details of the charges after being allowed to see Rezaian on 20 April and said this meeting was their first since she took the case at the start of March.Rezaian’s family in the United States has meanwhile been pressing the Obama administration to make his release a priority. In a statement issued on 2 April, after the United States reached a tentative agreement with Iran on its nuclear industry, Rezaian’s brother, Ali, said: “Now that the framework agreement is in place, we call on the Iranian leadership to review the evidence their underlings claim to have against Jason.”More than 400,000 people have so far signed a petition for Rezaian’s release that Reporters Without Borders has relayed. Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire joined a dozen well-known media figures, including Noam Chomsky, Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour, Marty Baron and National Press Club president John Hughes, in writing to Iranian judicial system chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani requesting Rezaian’s immediate release. Held in isolation in Tehran’s Evin prison, Rezaian has been living a nightmare for the past year just for doing his job as a reporter and because he was unlucky enough to have dual US and Iranian nationality at a time when the two countries were conducting tense negotiations about Iran’s nuclear programme.Ever since his arrest on 22 July 2014, Reporters Without Borders has been denouncing the illegality of his detention and the many irregularities in the course of his trial, which is being held behind closed doors. Detained in Section 2A of Evin prison, a section controlled by the Revolutionary Guards, Rezaian was subjected to mistreatment with the aim of extracting a confession for use at his trial.In a statement issued in April, after the United States reached a tentative agreement with Iran on its nuclear programme, Rezaian’s brother, Ali, said: “Now that the framework agreement is in place, we call on the Iranian leadership to review the evidence their underlings claim to have against Jason.”After being briefed by Rezaian’s lawyer, Leila Ahsan, about the charges, Ali Rezaian said that, according to Ahsan, the prosecution had no evidence to support the allegations of “activities against Iran’s security in collaboration with a foreign organization or government” and “anti-government propaganda.”He also insisted that his brother never had any contacts with senior officials or other persons with access to classified documents.“Jason has done nothing wrong,” his mother told reporters from Agence France-Presse and other news media waiting outside the Tehran court during the third hearing in his trial on 13 July. Voicing the hope that he would be released on bail, she added: “He is not a murderer, he is not a spy. This type of detention is hurting him.”“We point out that Jason Rezaian was arrested and jailed with the aim of being used both in the all-out war among the various government factions and as a bargaining chip in diplomatic negotiations,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran/Afghanistan desk.“After the historic accord with western governments on its nuclear programme, Tehran must stop practicing this kind of arbitrary detention, which is tantamount to hostage-taking and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and standards. We call for the immediate release of Rezaian and all the other journalists imprisoned in Iran.” Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, who was arrested exactly a year ago tomorrow. Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran News News to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 February 25, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Fernando Sarney, a businessman implicated in a corruption scandal, and the son of the speaker of the Senate, on 17 December dropped the case he had launched against the daily O Estado de São Paulo. His law suit had led on 31 July to a legal ban on the paper from referring to the legal procedures against Sarney, which was upheld on appeal on several occasions. The businessman cited the press freedom issue when he announced he had decided to withdraw his suit.“We hope that dropping of Fernando Sarney’s action will put an end to the censorship that unfairly hit O Estado de São Paulo”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The step was all the more unjustified because the businessman took action against the newspaper for reasons that were not directly linked to the corruption scandal for which he was facing proceedings”.————–Federal Supreme Court upholds censorship of daily O Estado de São Paulo News Reporters Without Borders today condemned as “inexplicable and unsafe” a ruling by judges at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) – the highest court in the land – rejecting an appeal by lawyers for a daily newspaper against preventive censorship slapped on it for the past 133 days.The daily, O Estado de São Paulo, has been banned since 31 July from publishing any reports about court proceedings against businessman Fernando Sarney, the son of former President José Sarney, the current senate speaker. The newspaper has now exhausted all avenues of appeal. “The STF decision is inexplicable because the same top jurisdiction in April this year fully revoked the 1967 press law inherited from the military regime, making it a glaring contradiction in principle”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“It is also unsafe because confirming this preventive censorship creates a dangerous precedent, which could be exploited at any time by powerful figures who find themselves in trouble with the courts, denying Brazilian citizens their right to be informed. It is a serious setback for a fundamental constitutional freedom,” the organisation added.The ruling’s contradiction with the abolition of the 1967 law was rightly raised during the STF deliberations on 10 December. Supporters of the publication ban imposed on O Estado de São Paulo invoked the “violation of the reputation and privacy” of Fernando Sarney, while opponents condemned continuing “authoritarian shots” against the press by the political class. One judge, Carlos Ayres Britto, pointed out that no legal basis for the censorship existed apart from that in the 1967 law that was now null and void.Fernando Sarney launched his action against the daily after it revealed information obtained from phone tapping by the federal police in which he discussed with his father how to get his son-in-law into the senate. RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Follow the news on Brazil News Organisation December 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fernando Sarney pulls out of law suit against O Estado de São Paulo BrazilAmericas to go further
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS PETA’s Compassionate Action Award and Compassionate Police Department Award are on their way, respectively, to the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department–Altadena Station after they rushed to the aid of a dog named Angel, who plummeted 600 feet down a cliff while on an unleashed run with his guardian. After two hours of searching, first responders found the frightened dog, who was stranded, and were able to whisk him to safety with the help of a specially made harness. Angel sustained only a minor scratch on his nose and was reunited with his guardian.“Thanks to the persistence of these courageous first responders, this dog is safe and recovering at home,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes their determination will inspire others to come to the aid of animals in need.”PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—reminds all dog guardians to keep their animal companions near them on walks with a leash and a comfortable, secure harness and to keep a close eye on them when they’re outside.PETA has also sent a letter asking the forest supervisor of the Angeles National Forest to place signs along Sam Merrill Trail warning hikers to keep dogs leashed at all times and to look for symptoms of heatstroke. In just the past week, two dogs collapsed and needed resuscitation. So many dogs have fallen or collapsed from heat exhaustion in recent months that first responders now carry leashes with them. PETA has offered to help create and install the signs.The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department–Altadena Station will each receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies.For more information, please visit PETA.org. Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News News Feature Stories Daring Rescue of Dog Nets PETA Award for First Responders Dog Who Fell 600 Feet Prompts PETA Call for Warning Signs at Cliffside From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 1:13 pm 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. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment More Cool Stuff 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 HerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
News UpdatesHusband & Wife Equal Partners In A Marriage, Wife Best Suited To Be The Guardian Of A Husband In A Comatose Or Vegetative State: Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap28 Aug 2020 6:56 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday held that in a marriage, husband and wife are equal partners and the wife is best suited to be the guardian of her husband who is lying in a vegetative state. Court directed all concerned authorities to accept her status as a guardian after she cited mounting medical expenses to gain access to her husband’s finances but the bank refused. Division bench…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 Bombay High Court on Thursday held that in a marriage, husband and wife are equal partners and the wife is best suited to be the guardian of her husband who is lying in a vegetative state. Court directed all concerned authorities to accept her status as a guardian after she cited mounting medical expenses to gain access to her husband’s finances but the bank refused. Division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice Milind Jadhav were hearing a writ petition filed by one Rajni Sharma, whose husband Hariom Sharma is in a state of comatose, a vegetative state, with no signs or prospect of revival. Hariom Sharma suffered cardiac arrest while jogging in November 2018 and has been in the said state ever since. Besides the husband, the petitioner has two sons, one of whom is a minor and a dependent mother-in-law to look after. With mounting medical bills and other household expenses and having hardly any income of her own, petitioner in a state of helplessness moved the High Court. Hariom Sharma is a businessman having multiple businesses. He is the Director of several companies like M/s. Solus Software and Systems LLP, M/s. Solus Security Systems Private Limited and M/s. PSIM Community LLP. That apart, he is a partner in the firm M/s. Ampa Enterprises. On November 15,2018, Hariom Sharma suffered a cardiac arrest and he was immediately admitted in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute. He was treated in the said hospital for a period of almost three months. Despite extensive treatment including surgeries by a panel of doctors, there was very little improvement though his health condition stabilized, he remained in a vegetative state. He was discharged from the hospital on February 6, 2019 although he continued to remain in a paralytic vegetative state. As per medical advice, he was required to take all necessary care under trained paramedic personnel 24×7 along with physiotherapy and speech therapy. Despite all the care and monitoring, Hariom Sharma continues to remain in a vegetative state till date. According to the petitioner, the medical expense incurred in looking after her husband is quite substantial. She had to create a well-equipped air conditioned nursing room having amenities like a recliner bed, air mattress and life-saving support system, etc. Besides, a full time nurse and part time physio and speech therapists have been appointed to continue with the treatment of her husband. Moreover, in addition to her husband, the petitioner also has to look after her mother-in-law who is having her own age related ailments; besides looking after her children who are all dependents. That apart, there are other household expenses for herself and for the family combined. Thus, when the petitioner approached the concerned banks to allow her to put her signature in place of her husband, the request was turned down and petitioner was advised to approach the competent court to get herself appointed as her husband’s guardian. Advocate Kenny Thakkar appeared on behalf of the petitioner and submitted that being the patient’s wife, the petitioner is in the best position to act as his guardian considering his comatose condition and vegetative state for the last more than two years with no sign or prospect of revival. He relied on several judgments of High Courts including Bombay High Court’s judgment in Philomena Leo Lobo Vs Union Of India & Ors and submitted that the present case is very similar to the said case. Whereas, both Union and the State while not contesting the factual narrative of the petitioner, have questioned maintainability of the writ petition contending that the relief sought for is basically a private relief; invoking public law remedy may not be justified. After hearing submissions of all parties, Court referred to Supreme Court’s decision in Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug Vs. Union of India and observed- “When we say that a person is in coma or in a comatose condition or in a vegetative state, it cannot be construed that such a person is a physically challenged person or a mentally challenged person as is understood under the relevant statutes. Nor such a person can be construed to be a minor for the purpose of appointment of guardian. As such, it is quite evident that the relevant statutes relating to appointment of guardian would not be applicable to persons lying in a comatose condition or in a vegetative state. Infact, there is consensus at the Bar that at present there is no legislation in India relating to appointment of guardians to patients lying in comatose or vegetative state.” Moreover, the bench noted- “According to Hindu vedic philosophy, marriage is a sanskar or a sacrament. What is essentially contemplated is a union of two souls. The eternal being is composed of two halves i.e., the man and the woman. Both the halves are equal and one-half is incomplete without the other. As long as the wife survives, one half of the husband survives. In such circumstances, there can be no manner of doubt that conceptually the wife can be said to be best-suited to be the guardian of her husband who is under a state of incapacity or disability on account of being in a comatose condition or vegetative state.” Finally, to ensure that guardianship is being used for the benefit of the person who is in a vegetative state, Court directed the Member Secretary of Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority to monitor functioning of the petitioner as guardian of Hariom Sharma every three months and submit report to the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority which shall be compiled for a period of two years.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Google Street View(BETHESDA, Md.) — Two students at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland posted photos of themselves on social media in blackface and used the “n-word” in describing the picture over the weekend, according to Montgomery County Police.Capt. Tom Jordan, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Police, said a school resource officer was notified Monday about the image of the students who appeared to be wearing what “looks like mud on their face.” The two students have been identified in what police consider a noncriminal “bias incident” and any disciplinary action will be left to the school, Jordan said.Since the 1830s, blackface has projected gross, animalistic representations of African Americans, often using black face paint and exaggerated red lips. It has historically been used as a tool to maintain racial boundaries and reinforce the notion that black people were ultimately inferior, experts say.In a letter sent to parents and students that was posted by a WJLA-TV reporter on social media, Robert Dodd, the principal of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda said that the image was posted on a private social media account and “was seen by many of our students” and has been “deeply disturbing.”“I want to emphasize as strongly as possible that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Walt Whitman High School,” Dodd wrote. “Every student deserves to feel like Walt Whitman is their school. Racist incidents have a profoundly negative impact on how our students of color and their families perceive the safety, education, and support of school has to offer.”According to the Maryland Department of Education’s website, the school is predominately white, with about 66 percent of students identifying as white and only 4 percent identifying as black in 2018. Students who were involved will receive “significant consequences,” Dodd wrote.Over 500 miles away in Flossmoor, Illinois, four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students were depicted in a photo and video wearing blackface and going through a drive-thru while making derogatory comments about African-American girls, according to ABC station WLS-TV.Some students have planned a walkout in response, WLS-TV reported Tuesday. According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s website, the school is predominately black with nearly 69 percent of the school’s students identifying as such in the 2017- 2018 school year.In a letter posted to the school’s website, District Superintendent Von Mansfield and Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Jerry Lee Anderson said they received word of the posts Sunday and met with the students and families involved.“The social media postings that were seen and heard were not representative of the high expectations we have for all students that attend our school,” Mansfield and Anderson wrote.Due to student privacy laws, the identities of the students and actions taken in the wake of the incident won’t be discussed, the letter said.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said in a joint statement Saturday that the two villages condemn the behavior.“No matter the age or the action of the person, hurtful and offensive behavior is neither accepted nor condoned,” Hofeld and Braun wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Google Street View(BETHESDA, Md.) — Two students at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland posted photos of themselves on social media in blackface and used the “n-word” in describing the picture over the weekend, according to Montgomery County Police.Capt. Tom Jordan, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Police, said a school resource officer was notified Monday about the image of the students who appeared to be wearing what “looks like mud on their face.” The two students have been identified in what police consider a noncriminal “bias incident” and any disciplinary action will be left to the school, Jordan said.Since the 1830s, blackface has projected gross, animalistic representations of African Americans, often using black face paint and exaggerated red lips. It has historically been used as a tool to maintain racial boundaries and reinforce the notion that black people were ultimately inferior, experts say.In a letter sent to parents and students that was posted by a WJLA-TV reporter on social media, Robert Dodd, the principal of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda said that the image was posted on a private social media account and “was seen by many of our students” and has been “deeply disturbing.”“I want to emphasize as strongly as possible that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Walt Whitman High School,” Dodd wrote. “Every student deserves to feel like Walt Whitman is their school. Racist incidents have a profoundly negative impact on how our students of color and their families perceive the safety, education, and support of school has to offer.”According to the Maryland Department of Education’s website, the school is predominately white, with about 66 percent of students identifying as white and only 4 percent identifying as black in 2018. Students who were involved will receive “significant consequences,” Dodd wrote.Over 500 miles away in Flossmoor, Illinois, four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students were depicted in a photo and video wearing blackface and going through a drive-thru while making derogatory comments about African-American girls, according to ABC station WLS-TV.Some students have planned a walkout in response, WLS-TV reported Tuesday. According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s website, the school is predominately black with nearly 69 percent of the school’s students identifying as such in the 2017- 2018 school year.In a letter posted to the school’s website, District Superintendent Von Mansfield and Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Jerry Lee Anderson said they received word of the posts Sunday and met with the students and families involved.“The social media postings that were seen and heard were not representative of the high expectations we have for all students that attend our school,” Mansfield and Anderson wrote.Due to student privacy laws, the identities of the students and actions taken in the wake of the incident won’t be discussed, the letter said.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said in a joint statement Saturday that the two villages condemn the behavior.“No matter the age or the action of the person, hurtful and offensive behavior is neither accepted nor condoned,” Hofeld and Braun wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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nensuria/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Federal officials made a massive cocaine bust in Philadelphia Tuesday, seizing an estimated 16.5 tons of the drug from a ship there — with a street value of over $1 billion, officials said.The historic bust — the largest in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — comes amid a series of large seizures of the drug in the Northeast, including a record seizure of $18 million worth of the drug in March.New York saw its largest cocaine bust in a quarter century in that months as well with $77 million worth of the drug seized from a cargo ship in the port of New York and New Jersey.An official said the ship, the MSC Gayane, was headed from Chile to Europe when the drugs were found in Philadelphia at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were charged, according to the local U.S. attorney’s office. Traffickers have been seeking out a new market for cocaine by mixing it with the powerful drug fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Synthetic opioids, like fentanyl have been responsible for thousands of overdose deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Cocaine, New York’s nemesis of the 90s, is back-indicating traffickers push to build an emerging customer base of users mixing cocaine with fentanyl,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan said at the time of the New York seizure. “This record-breaking seizure draws attention to this new threat and shows law enforcement’s collaborative efforts in seizing illicit drugs before it gets to the streets and into users’ hands.” This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for more parental rights forfathers after the Government announced it would extend unpaid maternity leavefor mothers. Women will be entitled to a year’s maternity leave under new measuresunveiled last week by the DTI. Unpaid maternity leave will be extended by threemonths to a year. Julie Mellor, chair of the EOC, urged the DTI to consider extendingpaternity leave rights. She said, “The Government has an opportunity to widen access toflexible working practices and give fathers, as well as mothers, more choicesabout how they combine responsibilities at home and at work.” www.tiger.gov.uk www.dfee.gov.uk Comments are closed. EOC wants dads’ rights extendedOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.