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TCG Gemlik Sails to Horn of Africa’s Djibouti Port

first_img Authorities TCG Gemlik Sails to Horn of Africa’s Djibouti Port Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s Djibouti port.During the visit, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, called on the Defence Minister His Excellency Hassan Darar Houffaneh; the Djibouti Armed Forces Deputy Commander Brigadier General Daher Ali Mohamed and the Coast Guard Commander Captain Wais Bogoreh to discuss issues related to counter-piracy.Rear Admiral Bay also visited the Japanese Deployment Ground Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement; the Deployment Air Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement and the Spanish Air Force maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft detachment.CTF 151 is a multi-national Task Force consisting of TCG Gemlik; the Pakistan Navy Ship Aslat; the Japanese Navy Ships Akizuki and Sawagiri and the Republic of Korea Ship Chungmugong Yi Sunshin.[mappress mapid=”16947″]Image: CMF September 17, 2015 Share this article View post tag: afrika View post tag: Djibouti Back to overview,Home naval-today TCG Gemlik Sails to Horn of Africa’s Djibouti Port View post tag: piracy View post tag: Horn of Africa View post tag: TCG Gemliklast_img read more

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Art show in Hoboken will feature student work

first_imgHOBOKEN– The Hudson School Department of Fine Art and Media, presents an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media objects from middle and high school students, at The Mason Civic League exhibition space, 1200 Washington St. from May 7 through May 31.The opening reception will be Sunday May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.Among the art works featured are a diverse and multi-form grouping in 2D and 3D, including; geometric abstractions, polychromed spatial constructions, drawing studies in perspective, paintings on themes of light and reflection, painted explorations in color, and mixed media objects influenced by phenomena of the natural world.The art department features teachers who are themselves professional exhibiting artists, filmmakers and photographers, with national and international exposure. Many Hudson School graduates have gained acceptance to prestigious universities where they have developed careers as architects, designers, and fine artists.Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.For more information call The Hudson School at (201) 659-8335 ×last_img read more

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GREINER, DAMIAN ZANE

first_img28, passed away on January 30, 2018. Son of the late Rosemary (nee: McGady) and John Greiner. Brother of Liam Greiner. Grandson of Rosemary McGady. Nephew of Frank and Debra McGady, David McGady and Roger J. Greiner. Cousin of Ryan, Justin and Daniel. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home 984 Avenue C.last_img

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Local families waiting for death certificates after switch to new system

first_img Local families waiting for death certificates after switch to new system Facebook (Source: https://goo.gl/QPWkfT License: https://goo.gl/OOAQfn) The new vital records system that was released earlier this month is causing some long delays for families.Soon after the state switched to the new system, called DRIVE, on Jan. 4, funeral homes started reported a backlog in death certificates.The co-owner of McGann Hay funeral homes, Patrick McGann, tells the South Bend Tribune he was waiting for about two dozen pending death certificates.He says that delays the ability of families to collect life insurance money, open an estate, and pay a deceased person’s bills. IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By Network Indiana – January 26, 2021 0 208 Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleHistoric building in LaGrange is for saleNext articleGoshen man convicted of murder dies at state prison in Michigan City Network Indianalast_img read more

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Statement to Parliament: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

first_img Two independent helplines, one to deal with bullying and one to deal with sexual misconduct Independent HR advice for staff An aspiration to improve the general culture of Parliament; including through a new programme of training In addition to the measures in today’s motion, the Steering Group has established: Changes to the Commissioner for Standards and Standards CommitteeToday’s motion will also make changes to Standing Orders for the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, and to the Committee on Standards on confidential investigations.Firstly, we are proposing that the Commissioners of both Houses keep their investigations entirely confidential, until such time as there is a finding.This is crucial if individuals are to place their trust in the new system. There is clearly a balance to be struck between the public interest in transparency, and putting the complainant at the heart of the process by protecting their identity – that is absolutely vital. So in deciding to publish any finding, the Parliamentary Commissioner on Standards will put the complainant’s wishes at the heart of the decision.In thanking the Rt Hon. Gentleman for Rother Valley (Sir Kevin John Barron MP) for the extremely thoughtful and collaborative way he and his committee have come to today’s position – I must point out to Members that we have had to respectfully disagree on one issue, and that confidentiality should also be observed in cases prior to the introduction of non-ICGP cases.I would be the last person to want to avoid transparency, but I do think it’s vital that we achieve consistency. The amendment by the Standards Committee would effectively mean that there was one process for ICGP cases and a different one for non-ICGP. As I am sure Members will appreciate, such a difference in the process will be lost on those who would observe it and will inevitably lead to confusion. Right from the beginning, this scheme has sought to put the complainant at the heart of the process and all the evidence we have taken demonstrates that confidentiality is a key factor that will encourage victims to come forward.I can’t emphasise this enough – if we don’t protect the confidentiality of victims, then the evidence shows that they will not come forward. So, if we are serious about changing the culture in this place, confidentiality and consistency are vital elements.So again, in thanking the Rt Hon. Gentleman for his careful consideration, I must urge members to vote against his amendment.This motion will also significantly extend the scope of the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to consider complaints arising from the Scheme. The Commissioner will be given access to a wider range of sanctions, enabling her to deal more effectively with many cases through apologies, training, behaviour agreements, and so on; as well as ensuring independent oversight of investigations.The motion also sets out changes to the procedures of the Standards Committee, who will receive both appeals and the most serious cases for their consideration. Their voting system will be changed at their request so that all members, including all lay members, will have a vote.How Will the New System Work?Should the House accept these changes, detailed guidance will be available online. But I do want to briefly outline how the new scheme will work.For anyone with a complaint the first step is to contact a confidential helpline, where their issue can be considered and triaged.Where individuals decide to pursue a formal complaint, they will be supported to access one of two independent services – one dealing with bullying and harassment and a separate one to deal with sexual misconduct.Should a complaint have criminal implications, the Steering Group has agreed to establish an Information Sharing Protocol with the Metropolitan Police to make them aware, in the interests of safeguarding and ensuring the Scheme does not prejudice a criminal investigation, when such a complaint has been made. The protocol will maintain the confidentiality of complainants, who will decide for themselves whether or not to take their complaint to the police.For each complaint the telephone helpline and investigatory service will seek mediation and informal resolutions, wherever these are possible or appropriate. Where that is not the case, an independent investigation will be opened.Complainants of sexual harassment or assault will have access to an Independent Sexual Misconduct Advisory Service – which is a specialist service that can provide confidential, independent, specialist and trained support in relation to sexual misconduct.In the case of complaints against Members of Parliament, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will oversee the independent investigation and she will apply sanctions as appropriate, or in more serious cases she will refer it to the Standards Committee. The Standards Committee can, of course, apply sanctions right up to a lengthy suspension triggering The Recall of MPs Act 2015.Following a decision on any case, there is an opportunity for appeal.Madam Deputy Speaker, when the Working Group report was published, there were two outstanding issues that I am pleased to be able to provide clarity on today.Firstly, when the Working Group started taking evidence last November, we were advised that House staff had access to the Respect policy, which was considered to be entirely adequate for their needs.Since then it has come to light that there have been difficulties with the Respect policy, and so the Steering Group has been clear about its desire to give all staff access to the new ICGP Scheme.I am pleased that the House Commission has now agreed that staff of the House of Commons and the Parliamentary Digital Service should be able to access the ICGP from day one.Secondly, whilst anyone can call the new helplines with a complaint, investigations under the new scheme can only go back as far as the beginning of this Parliament.The Steering Group are, however, determined that we should be able to help all of those with complaints no matter how long ago they occurred.Today’s motion will therefore also establish an independent 6-month long inquiry into historical allegations, using similar terms of reference to the Dame Laura Cox inquiry. The findings of both inquiries will be taken into careful account when we undertake the review of the ICGP after six months of operation.ConclusionI want to conclude by making clear that this is the beginning, not the end of our efforts to change the culture of Parliament.With our new behaviour code, complaints scheme, and sanctions – this is an excellent step in the right direction.Our ultimate ambition is for a culture where people can work and visit Parliament, and take part in our democracy, free from unacceptable behaviour, free from bullying or harassment, and where individuals are free to thrive and make a difference.This is a once in a generation opportunity for Parliament. We want to be a role model for legislatures around the world, in our determination to tackle our challenges head-on.Many millions across the world look to Westminster as a beacon for democracy and freedom and I hope today will be seen as Parliament leading by example in our determination to treat everyone with dignity and respect.I commend this motion to the House. I would like Members, staff and the public to rest assured that this Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (ICGP) puts the complainant at the heart of the process, whilst also upholding the principles of ‘innocent until proven guilty’.The ICGP will be fair, transparent, and I believe, will win the confidence of everyone.What Have We Done?Today, Madam Deputy Speaker following an intensive period of implementation, is the final Parliamentary hurdle to getting this much-needed new scheme up and running. This is the first step, not the final step, towards the culture change we all want to see.That’s why we have built in a 6 and an 18-month review of the scheme to ensure it achieves exactly what we set out to do.Importantly, the 6-month review will take careful account of the findings of the independent inquiry by Dame Laura Cox QC, and the further independent inquiry we are establishing today.So, turning to the key elements of today’s motion.Behaviour CodeFirst, the new behaviour code will apply to everyone on the Parliamentary estate.It has been drawn up following extensive consultation with Trade Unions, staff associations and the public, who were asked for their views on what behavioural expectations we should have of those working for and within Parliament.It seeks to ensure that: Madam Deputy Speaker, today gives us a new start.Westminster has been rocked by allegations of bullying and harassment since last November, but today we can demonstrate our determination to put our house in order – and ensure that in the future, everyone will be treated with dignity and respect.This debate and vote come as a result of the tireless work and dedication of the Programme Team who have driven the implementation of the Working Group’s proposals.The Programme Team were overseen by a cross-party steering group made up of staff representatives and members of both Houses. To everyone who has been involved with this process and who have supported and provided advice, I am extremely grateful.And most importantly, we probably wouldn’t be having this debate at all if it wasn’t for the bravery and spirit of those women and men who have chosen to speak out about their personal experiences. We thank them for taking that step on behalf of everyone who has been treated wrongly.The motion on the Order Paper today asks the House to endorse specific changes that were identified in the Working Group’s report, which was published and agreed by the House in February. The principles of that report will today become reality.Today’s motion will approve the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme Delivery Report, and in doing so it will: Everyone in Parliament is respected and valued; We take a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct; Unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with seriously, and with effective sanctions. Ask the House to endorse a new Behaviour Code that makes it clear to all of us who come here – whether an MP, a member of staff, a Peer, contractor or visitor – the standard expected of everyone in Parliament Ask the House to eliminate the threat of exposure which prevents many from coming forward, by ensuring that all investigations are managed confidentially Provide the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards (PCS) with a broader set of powers, and makes changes to the Committee on Standards, including to the voting role of lay members Propose that a further independent inquiry will be established in similar terms to the Dame Laura Cox inquiry, to hear historic allegations about Members, peers and their staff Make provision for a full review of these arrangements at six and 18 monthslast_img read more

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Press release: Charity Commission removes animal charity trustee who diverted charitable funds into separate organisation

first_imgThe full report is available on GOV.UK.Ends. Trustee A had also established a separate non-charitable organisation called Ticket to Freedom. Trustee A used the charity’s name, logo and registered number to raise funds for Ticket to Freedom. Funds intended for the charity were diverted to this organisation and therefore into Trustee A’s sole control. Trustee A was removed as a trustee of the charity on 27 March 2018 and, as a result, is disqualified from acting as a trustee of this and any other charity.The charity’s remaining trustees decided to continue operating the charity. They are now in control of the charity’s bank accounts, have updated their accounting information and submitted their recent accounts.Amy Spiller, Head of Investigations Team at the Charity Commission, said: Trustees have a responsibility to carefully steward funds in the best interests of their charity to maximise their positive impact on society. Knowing how and where money is being spent, especially when funding comes from generous donations from the public, is clearly a necessity for charities. Action Aid for Animals let the public down by failing to take sufficient control of their charity’s money. It’s right that we have removed a trustee responsible for this failure. Since the Commission’s intervention the remaining trustees have undertaken measures to improve their control of the charity. We expect the charity to continue to undertake their responsibilities with care. Press office Email [email protected] The Charity Commission has removed a trustee following an inquiry into Action Aid for Animals, which found the charity had diverted funds to a non-charitable organisation and relied on social media for updates on the charity’s work overseas.Action Aid for Animals was set up to help animals; providing rescue homes and promoting humane behaviour towards animals.Following a history of nine previous compliance cases into the charity, one of the trustees (Trustee A) admitted at a meeting in 2016 that there was no audit trail of how charitable funds had been spent overseas. Instead the charity relied on photographs and social media messages to show work undertaken abroad.The Commission therefore opened an inquiry in 2016, which has found evidence of serious mismanagement in the financial management and governance at the charity including: a significant amount of charitable funds which were unaccounted for a high turnover of trustees no dedicated role for managing the finances or administration a persistent failure to file accounts Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787last_img read more

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Sex, drugs and book censoring

first_imgNZ Herald 19 August 2015A sexually explicit book that has been restricted to people aged 14 and over for two years has been cleared for unrestricted release after an unusual appeal by librarians.Deputy chief censor Nic McCully ruled the R14 restriction on Into The River, by Aucklander Ted Dawe, was an arbitrary and unfair breach of the right to freedom of expression.But Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who originally complained about the book to the Film and Literature Board of Review, has appealed to the board again, saying it is “laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking”.Review board president Dr Don Mathieson wrote a dissenting opinion in 2013, arguing the book should be given an R18 restriction because it “normalised” sex and drug-taking by a boy aged 13 and 14 as the book unfolds.The 208-page novel, which won the top NZ children’s book award in 2013, tells the story of Devon, a Maori boy who wins a scholarship to a boys’ boarding school where he is bullied and experiences sex and drugs.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11499271last_img read more

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Pro Franchises

first_imgI decided to look up the top professional franchises in the world.  I was not surprised when the number 1 franchise was listed as the New York Yankees.  They have had 27 World Series Championships.  No one else in baseball is even close.  The second most popular franchise won’t surprise soccer fans.  It is the Manchester United Football Club of Manchester, England.  They have won 19 titles, 11 football association cups, and account for 5% of the world’s paid attendance.  Third place goes to the LA Lakers with 16 NBA championships and the most playoff appearances by any professional teams.  In fourth place are the Montreal Canadians of the NHL.  They have won 24 Stanley Cups and have 61 of their former players in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  The final franchise in this listing is the Pittsburgh Steelers.  They have achieved the most Super Bowl wins.  They were in the Super Bowl 8 times and came out with 6 championships.After the above listing, the next 5 were highlighted by what Americans would refer to as Soccer Clubs.  However, everywhere except in the United States these are referred to as football teams.  Tomorrow I will list the top sports in attendance  figures for 2013.last_img read more

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SFA close case against Rangers over 2011 UEFA licence

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… It is understood that, according to rules over licensing breaches as they stood in 2018, Rangers would only be liable for a five-figure fine if CAS found against them. In contrast, legal costs could run to several hundred thousand pounds and the SFA has put aside one of the longest-running contentious issues in the Scottish game between supporters of Glasgow big two. During a seven-year campaign by the online Celtic support community, their regular agm demands for their club to push the issue more forcefully became known as Resolution 12 – a reference to the number given to the resolution when first brought forward at a Celtic agm. The notice of complaint was raised against the Ibrox club in 2018 over their alleged failure to disclose a £4 million tax liability that would have resulted in them failing to meet the European governing body’s licensing criteria for the following season. That would have prevented them being named as Scotland representatives for the Champions League qualifying phase the following season, and put Celtic in position to take their place. The SFA compliance officer’s issue of the notice of complaint in 2018 resulted in a judicial panel being convened. However, this panel concluded that jurisdiction on this matter lay with CAS. It did so as a result of legal representation made by Rangers, which stated the matter had to be settled by CAS as a consequence of the five-way-agreement signed in 2012 between the SFA, SPL, SFL and Rangers following the Ibrox club’s liquidation, which allowed them to enter Scotland’s lowest senior tier in 2012. The statement from the SFA read: “A Judicial Panel convened to consider a Notice of Complaint raised against Rangers FC in 2018 in relation to alleged new evidence regarding representations received prior to the awarding of a European licence for season 2011/12 – determined at a preliminary hearing that it did not have jurisdiction t–o determine the matter. Instead, it concluded that jurisdiction lay with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. read also:Man accused of injuring Rangers star Jermain Defoe in crash “Following consideration of the implications of such a referral, including legal opinion, it was the board’s unanimous position that this matter should not be referred to CAS. The Scottish FA now considers the matter to be closed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Scottish Football Association has announced it will not refer a notice of complaint against Rangers over the club’s 2011-12 Uefa licence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.last_img read more

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FIFA approves SAFA’s bid to extend the 2019-20 PSL season

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago “As such, the association concerned should extend the end date of the ongoing season in the TMS, to reflect the match schedule. This may also require the association to amend the registration periods provided in the TMS.” Safa acting CEO Tebogo Motlanthe said the association was pleased with the clarification from Fifa and assured the country that the referees will be ready come August 1. “We are glad with the clarification we got from Fifa and we have already started preparation of the referees. They will arrive at the camp in batches and I want to assure everyone that the match officials will be ready, come 1 August 2020 when the PSL kicks off,” said Motlanthe. Last week, Safa rejected PSL’s proposed return date of July 18, stating that the match officials were not ready and fit enough to complete the season. read also:SAFA to Bafana Bafana players: Join Anti-Xenophobic Brigade! The country’s FA further resolved that referees be mandated to a 14-day fitness and medical tests, a compromise on their side as Fifa requires match officials to undergo a three-week intense training programme before they can be deemed ready to resume work. Safa offered to cover the costs of the 110 match officials which include accommodation, transportation and the conducting of tests. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img South African Football Association (SAFA) has received a response from Fifa advising them that they have the powers to extend the date of completion of the 2019-20 PSL season. In a statement released on Wednesday, Safa said the season can be extended in terms of the Transfer Management System (TMS). This means the suspended season can go beyond the August 31 deadline set by the PSL. “The world football governing body, Fifa has written to the South African Football Association (Safa) advising them that they can extend the completion of the current Premier Soccer League season in terms of the Transfer Management System (TMS),” reads the statement. Furthermore, Fifa mandated Safa to amend the start of the upcoming season as well as the registration of new players. “In the same context, Fifa has given Safa the mandate to amend the start of the PSL next season (2020/2021) and this may require the Association to amend the registration periods provided in the TMS.” Safa published part of the statement as sent to them by Fifa, and it reads as follows:Advertisementlast_img read more

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