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first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Margaret Dempster, a Canadian from British Columbia, pins a white ribbon representing a commitment to stop violence against women on the Rt. Rev. Samuel Azariah, the moderator of the Church of Pakistan and bishop of the Diocese of Raiwind. Azariah is attending the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland as a member of the communion’s Standing Committee. Dempster is a member of the International Anglican Women’s Network (http://iawn.anglicancommunion.org/index.cfm) steering committee. The ribbons are from New Zealand’s White Ribbon campaign (http://whiteribbon.org.nz/), whose slogan asks “Are you man enough to stop violence against women?” ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council on Oct. 31 (local time) agreed to have Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Anglican Communion Secretary General Kenneth Kearon direct a group to monitor the communion’s response to gender-base violence and other forms of abuse.The decision came on the fifth day of the ACC’s Oct. 27-Nov. 7 meeting here and followed a public forum on the issues the prior evening.At that forum in Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland, Williams said that “abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect of children — spiritual abuse as well — all these present pastoral problems within our congregations and among our ordained members, and it is essential that as churches that we are able say with absolute confidence … there is somebody here who is guaranteed to listen and take you seriously.”The archbishop said that the church also must be committed “to helping people not cope with or get over abuse but, simply live through it faithfully.”“But also we are committed to challenging those who behave in violent or inappropriate ways to look at their own behavior, to take responsibility for that behavior and get them to look beyond violence to alternative ways, creative ways of relating to those around them,” Williams said.The forum’s title, “We Can Stop Abuse,” was both a “very ambitious” title but also a “very appropriate one,” the archbishop said, because “the will is there, the experience is there, the skill is there and the imperative from God is there.”“With all those together, we really ought to be able to step up to this challenge,” he said.The Rev. Charles Waldgrave, the Ven. Warihi Campbell and Taimalie Kiwi Tamasese, all from the Diocese of Wellington’s Anglican Social Services Family Centre in Hutt Valley led the forum through a presentation of what they have learned in dealing with victims of abuse.Campbell challenged the council and the audience that evening, saying, “I don’t just want lip service, I want action” and he promised that he would “challenge every man in this building” to work to stop such violence and abuse.Kearon told the council Oct. 31 that “we have achieved a milestone” as a communion by talking about the question of abuse and gender-based violence. Now, he said, it is time to move from words to action.He asked the members to determine during conversation around tables, where they were seated by regions, “what actual initiatives could be done realistically within your own area.” The notes from those discussions will be given to the yet-to-be named monitoring group that will be charged with seeing that “these issues are actually addressed in the communion,” Kearon said.Bishop James Tengatenga of Southern Malawi, ACC chair, cautioned the council that“there is something about being church that interferes with some responses” to gender-based violence and abuse, and he urged the members to think of ways to overcome that interference.Garth Blake, a Sydney, Australia lawyer and convener of the communion’s new Safe Church Network, said during an Oct. 31 press briefing that many parts of the communion have begun talking about how to address the issues and are at various stages of response.What was then known as the Safe Church Coalition conducted a conference in 2011 in British Columbia that looked specifically at abuse in First Nations boarding schools, according to Blake. He said the group, which officially became a communion network on Oct. 30, will also run a regional conference in Africa in March 2014 at the request of the bishop members of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) and he is exploring with Asian members of the ACC the possibility of holding a conference in that region.“The issue of abuse is being named,” Blake said, adding that the network’s “role is also our challenge and that is how we can engage in a responsible way with all parts of the communion.”“There seems to be a number of different strands of this ACC that are really coming together around this issue,” he said.On Oct. 30, the council had passed Resolution 15.7, from the Inter-Anglican Family Network, the International Anglican Women’s Network and the Francophone Network, concerning gender-based violence. It endorses the Primates Meeting 2011 letter concerning gender-based violence (available here), “rejoices” in the work already being done in the communion to combat gender-based violence, recommends that the communion’s theological schools train all clergy and other ministers concerning gender-based violence, endorses the White Ribbon campaign, commends the archbishop of Canterbury and the churches in Burundi, Rwanda and Congo for gathering faith leaders and agencies to discern “what might be said and done together in responding to sexual violence as a weapon of war and terror” and endorses Anglican involvement in the We Will Speak Out coalition of churches and Christian agencies against sexual violence, and encourages churches to “provide an environment where boys and girls are equally valued and equally able to participate in learning and activities that foster positive and respectful relationships irrespective of gender, ability and ethnicity.”The communion’s attempts to address such abuse also have roots in the 2008 Lambeth Conference when the bishops and their spouses discussed power abuses in joint session. The session included a theatre group dramatizing Jesus’ attitude toward women. Another account of that session is here.ACC backgroundThe ACC is one of the four instruments of communion, the others being the archbishop of Canterbury (who serves as president of the ACC), the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and the Primates Meeting.Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a lay person. Where fewer members are appointed, preference is given to lay membership. The ACC’s constitution is here.The council meets every three years or four years and the Auckland meeting is the council’s 15th since it was created.The Episcopal Church is represented by Josephine Hicks of North Carolina; the Rev. Gay Jennings of Ohio; and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut.Jefferts Schori is attending the meeting in her role as a member of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, which met here prior to the start of the ACC meeting. Douglas is also a member of the Standing Committee.A complete list of the ACC15 participants is here.All ENS coverage of ACC15 is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 1, 2012 at 6:42 am I am very pleased to read of the steps the church is talking to address abuse. It strengthens my faith to know that we officially are working to bring about God’s will for us in this way. I was particularly drawn to the paragraph regarding the position that it is our responsibility to assist the victims of abuse to “live through it faithfully.”Having considered this vision of care and concern, I am drawn to a further idea that I think is also very important. Abusers are not born, they are made. The abuser has often lived through being abused or witnessing the abuse of persons they loved and cared for. This is often routed deep in their past. In addition to taking responsibility and changing behavior, abusers need to know that through faith and support from the church they can not only change but come to terms with the devastation of their past.Surviving abuse as abused or abuser is a lifelong commitment. Through counseling, faith, and support victims and abusers can attain rewarding lives. The Anglican Communion is well placed to be a leader this struggle. 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first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Civil Society Futures inquiry call for contributions Tagged with: research  58 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 14 August 2017 | News Civil Society Futures is calling for contributions to its inquiry into the future of civil society in England.With a deadline of 5th September for initial submissions, Civil Society Futures is seeking contributions on what the future may hold for civil society, such as:How will the different forms of civic network respond to social, political, environmental and technological change?What types of civil society organisation will be important over the next decade? What purpose will civil society need to fulfil in the future?What do you think they should be doing?What do you think they will find themselves doing but should steer well clear of?It also welcomes submissions of relevant data, research reports, interviews, examples of best practice, and other evidence for issues affecting the future of civil society, including international contributions. Responses should be no longer than 1,000 words and multimedia contributions are encouraged.Submissions will support the creation of an open source bank of research into the future of civil society and may be shared publicly on Civil Society Futures’s online hub. Opinion pieces on the same topics are also sought – you can get in touch with Adam, [email protected], if you would like to contribute to the hub in other ways.The call for evidence builds on an initial literature review by Civil Society Futures and will help to expand this initial review and its associated open database as well as further inform the future research direction of the inquiry.The call for contributions sits alongside a strand of research via community workshops in eight locations across England. Further engagement via a series of Civil Society Futures Conversations will be running in parallel for communities of practice, interest or locality.All submissions received will be reviewed by the Inquiry panel members and a synthesis will be shared on this online hub as appropriate. An additional call for evidence may take place in January 2018 depending on initial submissions.  57 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgThe corporate media’s constant use of Cold War terminology to describe the meeting of the U.S. and Russian presidents as a meeting of the “two superpowers” masks the present relationship of forces.U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin met at the Group of 20 summit on July 7 in Hamburg, Germany.Old preconceptions and terms must be challenged in order to have an accurate view of the present international situation. Russia today, as a capitalist country, is not even a fifth-rate economic power.The Russian economy is smaller than the economy of Brazil, south Korea or Canada. According to World Bank and International Monetary Fund measurements, Russia now ranks 12th globally in its gross domestic product. This measurement is the market value of goods and services.Today’s Russian Federation is a vastly different state — socially, politically, economically and militarily — from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of even 27 years ago.It is important to understand what Russia is today in order to understand the real intent of the constant Russia baiting in the media.In stockpiled nuclear weapons from the Cold War, the U.S. and the Russian Federation may have somewhat even nuclear firepower — more than enough to incinerate the world in one launch.But U.S. military expenditures are estimated at 36 percent to almost 50 percent of total global military expenditures. Russia’s expenditures are 4 to 5 percent of the global total.The Pentagon maintains more than 800 military bases around the world and 300,000 troops stationed outside the U.S. Russia has a naval base in Syria and a few communication centers in former Soviet Republics.The U.S. Navy has 19 aircraft carriers, each of which includes jet aircraft, helicopters, destroyers and nuclear subs. Russia has one 27-year-old carrier propelled with oil-fired boilers rather than a nuclear reactor. Russia’s resources a targetRussia is a target of U.S. imperialism because of its vast resources. Eighty percent of Russian exports abroad are now in raw materials, primarily gas and oil. The petroleum industry in Russia is one of the largest in the world. It is the largest exporter of natural gas. Coal, iron, aluminum, precious metals, lumber and cereals are other major exports.This makes Russia’s economy especially vulnerable to global commodity swings and drastic downturns.There is an insatiable drive to control Russia’s great wealth by the largest banks and corporations. All currents of the U.S. and Western imperialist ruling class are desperate to have unlimited access to this great stream of profits, which they had finally laid their hands on just a few years ago. Remember: Imperialism’s very survival depends on expansion and profit.Photo ops, handshakes and reports of cooperation at the G20 meeting do not change or lessen U.S. imperialism’s desperation to hammer down any form of resistance to its global domination. Any country attempting independent development is immediately targeted.There is an irresolvable contradiction between the need of the majority of countries in the world to develop their productive forces and the need of Wall Street to maintain its place at the center of the world economy. However, Washington’s position is clearly slipping, despite daily military threats that assert its global dominance.New Russian capitalistsPrivatization campaigns of the 1990s facilitated the transfer of significant Soviet-era wealth to a relatively small group of Russian business oligarchs. These pirates were willing to make the most corrupt deals with the West to maintain their stolen wealth.As long as Russian politicians and privateers were totally compliant with the devastating looting of the country, they were showered with glowing media coverage. The Group of 7, the largest imperialist countries, invited Russia to join.The problem for the new capitalist oligarchs is that when the Soviet state was overthrown, there was no room for a new capitalist power in the global economy. All the banks and multinational corporations aggressively moved in to take advantage of the chaos.After the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. imperialism and the Western imperialist powers expected to have totally free rein to loot Russia at will. For almost 15 years they did have a free hand. The results in Russia were devastating.Cost of capitalist restorationSeumas Milne, a British journalist with the Guardian News, summarized Stephen F. Cohen’s book, “The Failed Crusade,” on this transition to a capitalist economy. Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University.“In the most cataclysmic peacetime economic collapse of an industrial country in history … [u]nder the banner of reform and the guidance of American-prescribed shock therapy, perestroika became catastroika.“Capitalist restoration brought in its wake mass pauperization and unemployment; wild extremes of inequality; rampant crime; virulent anti-Semitism and ethnic violence; combined with legalized gangsterism on a heroic scale and precipitous looting of public assets. …“By the late 1990s, national income had fallen by more than 50 percent. … The market experiment has produced more orphans than Russia’s [20 million-plus] wartime casualties, while epidemics of cholera and typhus have re-emerged, millions of children suffer from malnutrition and adult life expectancy has plunged.”The 1990s was a downhill slide from “a centralized, publicly owned economy to … robber-baron capitalism. …“For developing countries, in particular, the destruction of the second superpower — which had championed the anti-colonial movement and later the third-world cause — largely closed off the scope for different alliances and sources of aid and sharply increased their dependence on the West.”NGOs as Western missionariesInto the economic chaos and social dislocation came not only Western bankers, stockbrokers, real estate schemers and speculators. Every major corporation, including Rockefeller, Ford and the Soros foundations, religious groups and the U.S. Agency for International Development lavishly funded nongovernmental organizations.These NGOs set up staffs and funded schools, religious organizations and publications to promote capitalist values, Western “democracy” and civil society and to glorify competition and private property. They wrote property laws and textbooks and were thoroughly enamored with Western capitalism.The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization reported: “There are at least 600,000 registered non-governmental, non-commercial organizations operating in Russia” in 2005.Forces in the Russian Duma, the elected assembly, began a nationwide government campaign against foreign-funded NGOs. In 2012 USAID was kicked out of Russia. The “foreign agent” law put 33 percent of Russia’s NGOs out of business in 2013.NATO expansionThe bankers’ policy was about subjugating and recolonizing not only Russia but all the countries of the former socialist bloc, including the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics.In order to lock this violent and chaotic transformation in place, the U.S.-commanded military alliance, NATO, was expanded to include every East European country and former Soviet Republic, right up to the borders of Russia. In 2013-14 this untenable absorption came to a crisis over U.S. and German attempts to totally seize Ukraine.During the years of violent transition to a capitalist economy, the Ukraine had still maintained deep economic ties and extensive trade with Russia, but it also had increasing ties to the European Union. The EU, however, would not settle for sharing Ukraine with Russia. A total break was demanded by the bankers.U.S. and EU seizure of UkraineWhen Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was negotiating about Ukraine’s entrance into the EU, the EU refused to allow Ukraine to continue trading with Russia. It also demanded that Ukraine join NATO. This meant that the Crimea, the home of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and only warm water port, would be handed over to NATO.To carry out a coup against the elected Ukrainian government, the Euromaidan movement, led by neoliberals and fascists, received enormous Western support and funding. The reactionary movement seized the center of the capital, Kiev, and held it for three months. U.S. and West European media and politicians poured into the encampment with unanimous support.Despite Russian and Ukrainian government efforts to negotiate, and a Russian pledge of debt cancellation and new funds, the elected Ukraine government was labeled “corrupt” and overthrown by a fascist gang, which seized government buildings on Feb. 22, 2014.Faced with the loss of its only warm water port, Russia took control of the small peninsula and the Russian port in Crimea.Fearing a wave of privatizations and quick industrial shutdowns that have come with every step of capitalist restructuring, the workers’ movement in Eastern Ukraine, the industrial heartland, seized factories and communication centers in self-defense against the fascist coup in Kiev.The result was that Russia lost a major trading partner. Its sphere of economic relations became much smaller, and it faced an all-out effort at economic ­strangulation.Banks and sanctionsEconomic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU at this time were specifically designed to hit Russia in its energy sector, where the country is most vulnerable.Suddenly no U.S. oil company could do business with Russia, nor could any companies sell drilling technology to access oil and gas reserves. The sanctions restrict access to Western financial markets. U.S. banks cannot issue long-term loans to Russian businesses for energy- focused projects.Russian state banks are now excluded from raising long-term loans in the EU. The U.S. also put sanctions on Russian banks, banning U.S. companies from receiving or loaning money to them.All this was intended to force the new capitalists around Putin to break with his policies and to submit to a total takeover to protect their own profits.Russia is now on the defensive, and since 2014 it’s been clear that the imperialists’ plan is total dismemberment. Strengthening the state sector under Putin and tightening controls on foreign-funded NGOs and on capital flight out of the country were a matter of economic survival.Defense of SyriaThe U.S.-led effort to overturn the government in Syria threatens to take another major trading partner away from Russia. Russia’s only naval facility on the Mediterranean is in Syria.The appeal of the Syrian government to Russia for assistance, after four years of war, tens of thousands of mercenaries and funded extremist forces, and a year of U.S. and 10 other countries bombing Syria, has now led to daily confrontations.There is a broad agreement that if U.S. plans succeed in overturning the government in Syria, following the overturns that have occurred in Iraq and Libya, then Russia and Iran are undeniably next on the list.Russia’s assistance to Syria is of a defensive character. Self-defense is a critical link in the global axis of resistance based not on ideology, but necessity. Without Russian help, Syria would have fallen.But with significant Western funding for development blocked, new avenues have opened. Russia is increasingly relying on China for loans, is now providing 60,000 tons of wheat per month to Venezuela, and has canceled Cuba’s $30 billion Soviet-era debt.The growing web of trade and economic relations among economic formations like BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Chinese One Belt One Road proposal are all signs of growing efforts among many targeted countries to fight isolation and resist imperialist dismemberment.During discussion about global warming at the G20 meeting, it was the U.S. colossus that appeared increasingly isolated.Sole superpower status has not benefited populationMilitary expenditures continually drain every needed social program in the U.S. But they are extremely profitable for the largest corporations, such as DynCorp International, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.According to the World Health Organization, U.S. life expectancy, ranked 31st globally, is one of the lowest in developed countries. It is the same for basic education; at 38th, the United States ranks behind every major industrialized country.The measures for infant mortality, maternity care, housing and infrastructure reflect the true cost at home of U.S. imperial­­ism’s determination to loot the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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first_img A Letterkenny Councillor has claimed there has been a lack of action on the LUTS study which was commissioned in 2009 to identify the town’s main traffic black spots.Councillor Dessie Larkin says that while there have been some measures introduced as a result of the study, a long term solution to traffic issues at junctions on pearse Road and Oldtown Road has yet to be found.The LUTS study founds 17 thousand vehicles used those junctions daily; he says the temporary measures introduced our causing heartache for motorists and local businesses.Councillor Larkin wants roads engineers to revisit the situation:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/lark830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Traffic issues on Pearse Road and Oldtown Road need to be addresses – Cllr Larkin WhatsApp Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook Twitter News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny By News Highland – April 13, 2011 WhatsApp Previous articleMan arrested in connection with Donaldson murderNext articleCiaran McLaughlin to be co-opted onto Buncrana Town Council this evening News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more


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first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Maharashtra Govt. Withdraws General Consent Granted To CBI To Probe Cases In The State [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Oct 2020 9:44 AMShare This – xThe Government of Maharashtra has withdrawn the ‘general consent’ granted by it in 1989 to the CBI [Delhi Special Police Establishment].Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act provides that a member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment cannot exercise powers and jurisdiction under the Act in any area in a State without the consent of the Government of that State.It…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 Government of Maharashtra has withdrawn the ‘general consent’ granted by it in 1989 to the CBI [Delhi Special Police Establishment].Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act provides that a member of the Delhi Special Police Establishment cannot exercise powers and jurisdiction under the Act in any area in a State without the consent of the Government of that State.It is learnt that such a consent was given by Maharashtra Government on 22nd February 1989. Now the Home Department has withdrawn the said consent.”In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), the Government of Maharashtra hereby withdraws the consent accorded to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment vide Government Order, Home Department, No. MIS 0189/CR-28/POL-3, dated 22nd February 1989, as also by any other instruments issued by the Government of Maharashtra, from time to time, to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under the said Act in the State of Maharashtra.”, the notification reads.The 22nd February 1989 notification had granted consent to CBI for investigation of offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act. “In pursuance of the provisions of section 6 Establishment of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 Act, 1946 (25 of 1946), the Governor of Maharashtra hereby accords consent to the extension of powers and jurisdiction of the members of the Delhi Police Establishment to the whole of the State of Maharashtra, for investigation of offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1989), including offences involving attempts, abetments and conspiracies in the said offences and any other offences committed in the course of the same transaction arising out of the same facts.”, the 1989 order read.In July, this year, the Rajasthan Government had withdrawn its general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments had withdrawn their “general consent” in 2018 itself.  Click here to Read/Download NotificationRead NotificationNext Storylast_img read more


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first_imgThe National Crime Agency (NCA) has completed one of its most spectacular proceeds of crime coups after a family behind a collapsed holiday home business agreed to return property and cars worth £8.1 million to the exchequer.This includes a villa in the Canary Islands and 16 commercial and residential properties in and around Bath plus a luxury Range Rover.As The Negotiator reported last month, the Davies family’s assets were recently frozen by a court but at the time the legal action was thought to be linked to the collapse of their business, which both rented and sold holiday homes at sites in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge.The four members of the family, who are Shane and Rhianna Davies, mother Sheila and sister Tracey, have agreed to surrender the assets after conceding that they derived from the ‘proceeds of unlawful conduct’.Their huge property portfolio, which generated an income of approximately £400,000 a year, was acquired between 1998 and 2007 with funds derived from mortgage fraud and the sale of drugs, the NCA says.JacuzziIt included a seven-bedroom converted barn with an indoor jacuzzi and swimming pool and an 18th century Georgian townhouse (both pictured, above).“It is vital to the UK’s economic wellbeing that assets are held legitimately, and the NCA is determined to recover property acquired through the proceeds of serious and organised crime,” says Andy Lewis, the NCA’s Head of Asset Denial, who worked closely with Avon & Somerset Police on the case.NCA proceeds of crime National Crime Agency November 5, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » Crime » Criminal family surrender 16 properties worth £8.1 million after investigation previous nextRegulation & LawCriminal family surrender 16 properties worth £8.1 million after investigationIn one of the UK’s extraordinary proceeds of crime recovery cases, the National Crime Agency has persuaded the Davies family to surrender the assets.Nigel Lewis5th November 201902,304 Viewslast_img read more


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first_img INDIANAPOLIS (September 20, 2016) – Indiana set all-time highs in total labor force (3,379,290) and total number of employed (3,226,385) as the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in the month of August. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, has increased 78,756 – with 77,113 finding employment – since the start of the year and by nearly 200,000 since January 2013.“Indiana’s employment and labor force sit at record highs and its labor force participation rate outpaces the nation by nearly three percent, however, significant gains are still achievable to reach our workforce potential as a state,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). “As we move forward, it remains essential for DWD, WorkOne and community partners to continue all efforts to locate and train those who are not actively participating in Indiana’s workforce.”Commissioner Braun also noted that private sector employment increased by 5,600 jobs in August and stands at 37,100 above the March 2000 peak, which is the 14th-consecutive month above that peak.Charts Employment by SectorThe highest levels of growth occurred in the Professional & Business Services (5,300), Leisure & Hospitality (3,500), All Other (1,600) and Financial Services (400)sectors. Gains were partially offset with losses in the Construction (-2,300), Manufacturing (-1,400), Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,300) and Private Education & Health Services (-200) sectors. Over the past three years, Indiana’s private sector has grown by 156,800 jobs.Midwest Unemployment RatestableEDITOR’S NOTES:Data are sourced from August Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics – U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsAugust employment data for Indiana Counties, Cities, and MSA’s will be available Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


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first_imgYesterday, the legendary funk musician William “Bootsy” Collins underwent ear surgery, removing a tumor located on his ear drum. The surgery went went well, and Bootsy Collins is in high spirits and on the mend. While Bootsy had to cancel his upcoming tour dates while he’s in recovery, the Parliament Funkadelic bassist is clearly looking toward the future with the recent announcement that he has a collaboration with Buckethead in the works. In Bootsy Collin’s statement, he noted that the two iconic musicians would be teaming up on a new album as soon as Collins gets his “ear back.” He also stated that the duo already have an album title in mind, and that fans are going to dig it. Hilariously, he instructed fans to keep “love vibes flowing for both of us, we both lookin’ pretty crazy.”Bootsy Collins Undergoes Surgery For Ear Tumor That Caused Tour CancellationWe can’t wait to see what this crazy lookin’ duo are cooking up once Bootsy back in the saddle. Get well soon, Bootsy, so we can hear what you guys have i the works for us fans!last_img read more


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first_imgYour daily outdoor news bulletin for September 30th, the day Wyoming became the first state to give women the vote, proving that in the land of no people, the woman is king:Blue Ridge Parkway to Stay OpenWith a U.S. government shutdown looming, and with Congress still not doing anything about it, federal agencies are attempting to go about their business like nothing is wrong while simultaneously going about their business like there is a class 5 hurricane bearing down on them. One such agency is the National Park Service which could affect Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway – of course there will be other casualties in the park system but those are the big fish so to speak. All inquiries into the matter are being deflected to the Department of the Interior, but a shutdown now could have a huge economic effect on not only the parks in question, but also the surrounding communities given this is the most popular time for all three. It is leaf peeping season after all. Officials with the Blue Ridge Parkway, while considering closing the 400+ mile road earlier in the week, now say the BRP will stay open through a shutdown although all campsites, historical sites, visitors centers, etc. will be closed.For a full report, and an interesting story on what Arizona tried to do with the Grand Canyon during the 1995 shutdown, see this National Parks Traveler story.National Registry of Stolen Bikes…MaybeWhen you have your bike stolen, there are many emotions that run through you. Maybe you feel betrayal that your privacy was violated, maybe you feel angry someone stole your whip, maybe you feel frustrated the police are not really able to do anything for you. Well, a group in Chicago is working on that last one. Through a site called Bike Index, a group of advocates is hoping to provide riders a more comprehensive way to track down their stolen bike. Many cities and communities already have bike registry services, but they usually involve paperwork and a trip to the police station, and they are kept private. Bike Index wants to streamline the process by allowing users to register their bikes online using the bikes serial number. With more access and public info, and more bikes registered, the operation will not only help people track down their bikes when they get stolen, but discourage future thefts. The service is only available in Chicago at this time, but the founders hope to expand nationwide.Check out the story on Fastcoexist.com and their Kickstarter campaign.Annapolis HonoredThe brackish community of Annapolis, Maryland is the latest community to receive an honor from the National Wildlife Federation. This week, the city was designated a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat, becoming the 71st Community Wildlife Habitat in the nation, and second in Maryland. It seems as though the honor is the cumulative capstone in Annapolis’s efforts to green up their city: “A Community Wildlife Habitat project creates multiple habitat areas in backyards, schoolyards, corporate properties, community gardens, parkland and other spaces.”Click here for more details via the Baltimore News Journal.last_img read more