Wildlife trust uses celebrity for anniversary appeal DM pack

first_img Howard Lake | 11 July 2004 | News Wildlife trust uses celebrity for anniversary appeal DM pack AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img David Bellamy, President of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, is making a 40th Anniversary Appeal in the charity’s direct mail pack.While thanking supporters and celebrating the Trust’s achievements, including opening 45 wildlife reserves in the area, Bellamy also emphasises the need to do more to protect endangered species in Herts and Middlesex.The direct mail pack features colourful illustrations and captions, together with a thank you poster featuring otters, badgers, birds and flowers protected by the Trust. An exuberant David Bellamy is shown on the envelope and the pack appears in full colour. Advertisement  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The mailing was created by Catalyst. Managing Director Marc Middleton-Heath acknowledged that the pack’s “prompts of £40 – linking in to the anniversary – are higher than average, but we are convinced that they will be a strong imperative to give. We have also tried to be as pertinent as possible to the reader by focusing on ‘your county’ even though the Trust covers Herts and Middlesex.”last_img read more

In solidarity with Standing Rock/ ‘Honor the treaties! #NoDAPL!’

first_imgThe struggle at Standing Rock, N.D., led by the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation), has brought together hundreds of Indigenous nations, thousands of Indigenous people and many supporters to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are united in the fight against corporate pollution of water, protection of sacred Native sites and defense of Indigenous sovereignty.Protests in solidarity with this historic and crucial struggle have occurred in various cities in the U.S. and internationally. Here are reports about some of them.DetroitDetroitOver 150 activists from Detroit and around Michigan turned out on Sept. 12 to demonstrate solidarity with Standing Rock and oppose Big Oil’s destruction of the planet. The evening “light protest,” called by the Detroit Light Brigade, the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands and the Blood Oil Campaign Against Marathon, was held outside a Marathon Oil refinery in southwest Detroit. Marathon’s airborne toxins have made its 48217 ZIP code area the most polluted part of Michigan.Illuminated letters spelled out the message “No DAPL, Honor the Treaties, Stop ETP,” while the Light Brigade’s “bat light” flashed “Stop the desecration — #RezpectOurWater” on the side of a building. ETP refers to Energy Transfer Partners, whose Bakken Project includes the DAPL. ETP recently sold a 37.5 percent share in the Bakken Project to Marathon and Enbridge Energy Partners.Organizers of this action have demonstrated previously against Marathon and Enbridge. Enbridge caused a catastrophic pipeline break that contaminated a portion of Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. It also operates the Line 5 pipeline that runs under Lake Superior. Environmental activists and Indigenous peoples in Michigan have protested with canoes and kayaks to demand the shut-down of Line 5, whose aging pipes pose a danger to the Great Lakes, the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth.The protest took over the street and blocked traffic, with participants chanting “Whose streets? Our streets! Whose water? Our water!” The slogan “Water is Life” resonates with southeast Michigan, which still feels the impact of the water contamination crisis in Flint and the thousands of water shutoffs in Detroit.Flint activists have posted about the Standing Rock struggle on their Facebook pages and Black Lives Matter Detroit pledged solidarity. The Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs ended its weekly Monday meeting early to send a delegation to the action.— Martha GrevattPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaAround 500 people gathered in Philadelphia on Sept. 17 for a solidarity rally with the Indigenous peoples challenging the DAPL at Standing Rock. The rally, which gathered at City Hall, brought together Native peoples from the Philadelphia area, along with a diverse array of mainly young activists from the Black Lives Matter movement, the low-wage workers struggle, the immigrant rights movement and the broader environmental justice movement.Many demonstrators came from area unions, including the Transit Workers Union, the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Members of Working Educators, a progressive grouping in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, attended. Palestine solidarity activists participated with signs linking Indigenous peoples everywhere who are fighting against the colonial and corporate interests trying to steal their lands.The rally was followed by a spirited march through Center City, where it received broad support from people on the streets.In a separate action, seven people, including members of the Philadelphia Student Union, were arrested for occupying the lobby of TD Bank, a pipeline funder.— Betsey PietteSeattleOver 500 Native people and their supporters marched in downtown Seattle on Sept. 16 behind a huge banner which read “Stand with Standing Rock!  Water is Life! #NoDAPL!”The march began outside City Hall, where Mayor Ed Murray signed a proclamation supporting Standing Rock. Several City Council members said they backed the struggle. The Seattle City Council had already passed a resolution in solidarity with Standing Rock.The march was led by drummers who continued drumming throughout the rally.  Representatives of Northwest Native nations and Indigenous peoples from Alaska, Hawaii, California and the Great Plains attended as well as supporters. Many protesters had previously traveled to Standing Rock.Rally chairperson Millie Kennedy, Alaska Native and member of the Tsimshian Nation, greeted demonstrators at Westlake Center.  Matt Remle, who is from Standing Rock, announced the demonstration was being live-streamed to the encampment there. Remle stressed that Indigenous peoples’ struggles are central to the global movement to save the planet: “Native peoples are 4 percent of the world’s people, but we’re protecting 85 percent of the world’s biodiversity.”Quinault Nation President Fawn Sharp told the rally, “When another country can take unilateral action against our land and resources, that is a political injustice and an assault on all of us.”Northwest Sacred Water Canoe Family members expressed their pride at rowing 40 miles down the Missouri River and then being welcomed by the Standing Rock gathering.The program included members of the Makah, Swinomish, Tulalip, Suquamish and other Native nations. City Council member Kshama Sawant and Emily Johnson of 350 Seattle, an organization fighting for climate justice, also spoke.Joe Williams, of the Swinomish Nation, emphasized, “This is not only a Native fight. This is a fight for everybody. We all need to come together and join this fight.”For three consecutive weeks, Northwest Native nations have marched in Seattle demanding a halt to construction of the DAPL. Other actions in the state included a protest at Michels Corporation, a DAPL contractor in Kirkland, Wash.— Jim McMahan FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ethanol Industry Groups Denounce Calls for RFS Waiver

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Industry Groups Denounce Calls for RFS Waiver Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter With the continuing drought – the list of those seeking a Renewable Fuel Standard waiver is growing. This week the requests come from North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. The Renewable Fuels Association says the two requests should be combined and rejected. RFA says waiving the RFS is a solution that won’t solve the problem. The group says seeking to reduce U.S. ethanol production will not bring about the return to undervalued corn sought by meat groups and food processors. In fact – according to RFA – waiving any portion of the RFS would likely lead to higher prices at the pump, a greater dependence on imported oil and a chilling slowdown in new biofuel technology investment and development.RFA and Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis argue the RFS contains plenty of flexibility to ensure volume goals can be met when shortages occur. Buis says the marketplace has worked – and always will work – in rationing demand for commodities that are in short supply. He notes the production of ethanol has already declined by 15-percent. He adds that corn prices have dropped 36-cents from last week. Buis says a lack of rain and record high temperatures are the reasons for rising commodity prices – not the ethanol industry. He says that’s something neither the EPA nor any other government agency is able to fix.NCGA Continues to Take Slightly Different Stance on RFS Waiver RequestsThe National Corn Growers Association believes in the value and efficacy of the open market system. NCGA President Garry Niemeyer calls it the most efficient and effective way of allocating resources. He says a lot of the current public discussion about the role and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard is unencumbered by facts and reality. According to Niemeyer – the facts clearly show the RFS has been of significant net value to the entire U.S. economy. But while NCGA believes it is somewhat premature to consider a temporary, partial waiver to the RFS – they respect the right of those with standing to exercise the language contained in the RFS. If analysis shows the RFS is not causing severe economic harm – but ethanol production is responding to market forces – Niemeyer says the waiver request should be rejected. If the analysis clearly shows the RFS is causing severe economic harm in light of the drought – he says a waiver should be granted.Niemeyer says NCGA believes the drought is the issue and the cause of the distress the industry is facing. The group also says the impact of this historic and devastating drought will be felt well beyond the farm sector. Niemeyer says the group has great concern and empathy for its members who are suffering and all those the nation’s corn growers supply – including the domestic livestock sector, export customers, the domestic food industry and the ethanol industry. He says all are suffering because of the drought.Source: NAFB News Service Ethanol Industry Groups Denounce Calls for RFS Waiver By Andy Eubank – Aug 15, 2012 SHARE SHARE Previous articleFarmers Have More on Their Plates than PancakesNext articleWomen In Agriculture Receive Special Recognition At State Fair Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Hop your way into spring: a guide to upcoming local beer festivals

first_imgFort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Previous articleWhy TCU didn’t sound the alert for Wednesday’s stormNext articleWife of famed pianist pleads not guilty in daughters’ deaths Sierra Tuthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ ReddIt Twitter + posts Creepy clown sighting reported to Fort Worth police, no clowns found Linkedin Sierra Tuthill Child abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create change Who’s your (Frog) Daddy? Twittercenter_img Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Linkedin Fort Worth moms host The Best Friend Bazaar Facebook print“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” -Benjamin FranklinWith more than 45 local breweries in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, beer festivals are a popular way to hop into spring this season. Don’t worry each event is complemented with a hangover food fest the next day.Craft this spring into the best one yet by sipping on some suds at one of these beer festivals:March 26: Local Brews, Local Grooves: House of Blues is hosting its third annual beer fest where 18 local bands and 14 North Texas breweries will get people moving and grooving. Tickets are $14-$30 and ticket prices will go directly to supporting local artists and entrepreneurs. Check out the bands and breweries here.March 26: Starbierfest: This is the fest where the food is good in München and the beer is good in Slürpen. Starkbierfest translates to “strong beer season.” Strap on your best German attire and head down to The Common Table in Dallas. Founders Brewing Co. will have 15 beers on tap. Admission is free and you pay per beer.March 27: 3 Years and 30 Beers: Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Company is celebrating its 3rd anniversary party with 30 beers on tap, including limited releases and specialties. Food trucks, live music and an exclusive anniversary party T-shirt & glass will be provided. Tickets start at $20.April 1-2: Big Texas Beer Fest: You know the Texas motto, the bigger the better! It’s no surprise that Fair Park will have over 140 different breweries. The fifth-year fest has grown so popular that it is now a two day event. Each day is ticketed individually. Tickets cost $39-$65 and a portion of sales benefit the North Texas Food Bank.April 2: Burgers, Brews and Blues: 22 craft breweries, 11 chefs and a lives blues band is what to expect at this fest, which is a part of the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival. Tickets start at $65 and the event takes place at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork.April 23: Brewfest on Crockett: College students unite on West 7th Avenue. This free fest features a games tournament with activities such as flip cup, giant beer pong and ring toss. Guests pay per food and drink item. Register your team for the games here.June 11: Untapped Festival Fort Worth: Pour it up at Panther Island Pavilion with more than 300 beers. The beer and music festival will feature two music stages with headliners Built to Spill, Groupo Fantasma, Rayland Baxter, Hayes Carll and more. Presale tickets are available for purchase from March 9-March 16. Sierra Tuthill is a junior journalism major and film, television & digital media minor. She is the staff writer for the109.org. Sierra is the co-captain of the TCU Showgirls and loves country music, diet coke and the TCU Horned Frogs! Facebook ReddIt Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store last_img read more

Bane’s late-game heroics help men’s basketball steal victory from Cowboys

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleBig 12 Tournament provides men’s basketball with opportunity to solidify NCAA Tournament statusNext articleMen’s basketball comes up short against Kansas State in Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin printTCU men’s basketball needed to defeat Oklahoma State in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournment Wednesday to keep their March Madness dreams alive. With their backs against the wall after blowing a 21-point second half lead, the Horned Frogs called on Desmond Bane, TCU’s resident expert on coming up clutch in Kansas City. Lindy Waters gave the Cowboys their first lead of the game, 70-68, with 25 seconds to go, TCU’s lead and NCAA Tournament hopes seemed to evaporate before their eyes. “Well, we defended on the last play, we were going back and forth on how to match up, but we’re not a perfect team,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We’re figuring it out, but we got some movement, we had a little bit more movement on the last play, and I think we just kind of got stationary. Maybe we learned something from those last two possessions. We can build off it for tomorrow.”However, Bane hit a go-ahead three with 15 seconds to go after playing hot potato with Alex Robinson in the left corner. “We’ve been here before, as far as keeping our composure,” Bane said. “We’ve got a lot of guys that have played a lot of games and on my last play, I got downhill, I kicked the it down to Alex, and he kicked it back to me. I was open and just shot it.”TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) and JD Miller (15) celebrate the Horned Frogs’ narrow win over Oklahoma State after Bane hit the go-ahead three-pointer. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The Horned Frogs defense held strong, and Robinson drained a couple free throws to secure the 73-70 win.“We just wanted to stay locked in and made sure we stayed together,” Robinson said. “We knew they were making a run. We wanted to make sure we stopped it and turned it around.”Wednesday was far from Bane’s first time coming through for TCU in the Big 12 Tournament. His freshman year, 2016-2017, he coerced Kansas’ Svi Mykhailiuk into fouling him from beyond the three-point line with time winding down and tied the game at 82. He drained all three free throws as the Horned Frogs upset the top-ranked Jayhawks. Desmond Bane (1) receives praise from teammate Brandon Parrish (11) and Alex Robinson after hitting his free throws with 2.5 seconds left in the in an upset of No. 1 Kansas. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com.A year ago, Bane banked in a fall-away three-pointer over Kansas State to send TCU’s Big 12 quarterfinal match-up into overtime where they came up just short. It’s safe to say, Bane has earned the trust of his teammates when the lights shine the brightest. TCU guard Desmond Bane celebrates his buzzer-beater three pointer to force overtime against Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“We have big trust in Desmond,” TCU center Kevin Samuel said. “He’s a great shooter, so when he got the ball, I knew it was going in.”Prior to Oklahoma State’s furious rally, TCU delivered one of its best first-half performances, shooting 58 percent from the field.After a combined four points in the Horned Frogs’ last two regular season games at home Kansas State and on the road at Texas, Kouat Noi shook off his shooting slump with ease in the Big 12 Tournament, drilling back-to-back threes to begin the game. He scored 14 points in the first 20 minutes and finished with 20 points. Those 20 points tied Vladimir Brodziansky for TCU’s best individual scoring output in the conference tournament.“Just the passing and ball movement,” Noi said when talking about what lead to his scoring burst. “I give credit to my teammates for helping me when I was open and that’s how it happened.”TCU forward Kouat Noi knocks down one of his four three-pointers against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Samuel also stood out in the early going, adding 12 points on 6-7 shooting, in addition to five rebounds. He finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. The Horned Frogs’ 6-foot-11-inch, 250-pound center played a critical role in TCU’s ability to close off the paint as they out-rebounded Cowboys by six , 38-32.TCU center Kevin Samuel finishes an alley-oop against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament. Photo by Cristian AruguetaSoto. An early 23-9 TCU run gave the Horned Frogs the breathing room they needed for the entire game with Noi and Samuel combining for 15 of those 23. An unselfish approach fueled TCU as 10 of their first 15 buckets came off assists.The victory over Oklahoma States runs TCU’s overall win total to 20 and their Big 12 victory number to eight. Those are numbers that increase the Horned Frogs chances of earning back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 1952-1952. “Twenty wins in the Big 12, toughest conference in the country, and we played a tough non-conference, so I think so,” Dixon said. “But, you never know what plays out in the other things, but given that’s a safe bet historically, and I would say yes as things have played out this years with the different conferences and our conference clearly being the best, we’ve put ourselves in a good spot.”TCU’s NET ranking of 47 entering the Big 12 Tournament has them in a nice position, but a win against the tournaments top seed Kansas State in the next round could cement the Horned Frogs as March Madness-bound. “We will be ready to play, it’s an opportunity to play the team that won the league and beat us twice, so we’re looking at it as a great opportunity,” Dixon said. “We’ve got to handle things better offensively, and we played really well outside of the last 10 minutes. We’ve got to handle those things better.”Tip-off between the Horned Frogs and Wildcats in Kansas City is set for 1:30 p.m Thursday from Oklahoma City. Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) and JD Miller (15) celebrate the Horned Frogs’ narrow win over Oklahoma State after Bane hit the go-ahead three-pointer in March 2019. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer) Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twitter + posts Facebook Twitter ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebooklast_img read more

Deputy Pringle one of nine TD’s to launch campaign against Household Charge

first_img Pinterest Deputy Pringle one of nine TD’s to launch campaign against Household Charge Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Facebook News Nine TD’s have joined a campaign of opposition to the new 100 euro household charge – and say they are willing to go to prison over the issue.The TD’s – made up of some Independents and some from the United Left Alliance – say the charge targets the poorest in society.They want people to refuse to pay – even though they could be fined up to 2,500 euro.Donegal South-West Deputy, Thomas Pringle, says if enough people refuse to pay the charge, then the Government cannot enforce it….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/11tpring1.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Previous articleMan who took part in drive-slow to Dublin calls on public to attend Letterkenny protestNext articleWarning of possibility of black ice on Donegal’s roads tonight News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 15, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApplast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Against Illegal Encroachments On Eco-Fragile Floodplains Of River Ganga In Patna

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Against Illegal Encroachments On Eco-Fragile Floodplains Of River Ganga In Patna Radhika Roy2 Feb 2021 8:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in an appeal filed against an NGT Order which dismissed the plea filed against vast-scale illegal constructions and encroachments on nearly 800 acres of the eco-fragile floodplains of River Ganga in Patna. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman and Aniruddha Bose heard the submissions of Advocate Akash Vashishtha and proceeded to issue notice in the same.In…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 Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in an appeal filed against an NGT Order which dismissed the plea filed against vast-scale illegal constructions and encroachments on nearly 800 acres of the eco-fragile floodplains of River Ganga in Patna. A Bench of Justices RF Nariman and Aniruddha Bose heard the submissions of Advocate Akash Vashishtha and proceeded to issue notice in the same.In the plea filed on behalf of Ashok Kumar Sinha, substantial questions related to the environment arising from continuous unauthorized and illegal constructions as well as other permanent encroachments were raised. It was submitted that over a massive 520 acres of ecologically sensitive floodplain, stretching from Nauzer Ghat to Nurpur Ghat, had been usurped and that this stretch was prone to recurrent floods every year.”In several areas of the floodplain, private realtors are perpetrating full-scale residential colonization with the consequence that all such residential buildings and houses are digging borewells without any permissions or approvals from the concerned authorities. The state agencies, instead of acting against such illegal constructions and encroachments, were providing them electricity connections.”The plea goes on to highlight that the illegal constructions and encroachments are being carried out in habitats which provide shelter to the Gangetic Dolphin, which is protected under Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and has been declared as an Endangered Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).”Owing to rich presence of a sizable number of Dolphins in the aforesaid stretch, as also its upstream and downstream, the State of Bihar had decided to set up a National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) on the banks of Ganga in Patna. The Centre is said be the first of its kind in the country and Asia. These illegal and unauthorized constructions and encroachments were destroying the habitat and, thereby, the very survival of Gangetic Dolphins.”It has further been contended that the constructions and encroachments have been creating tremendous amounts of waste, noise and generating vast quantum of sewage that has been directly flowing, untreated, into the Ganga River. This is further aggravating the risk to life and property of the dwellers who occupy the surroundings as it leads to flooding.”The Appellant raised the issue that the said illegal and unauthorized constructions and encroachments violates Clauses 6(3) and 6(4) of the Ganga Notification (River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016) that prevents any project or process or activity which has the effect of causing pollution in the River Ganga.”Another issue which has been raised in the plea is that the illegal and unauthorized constructions and other ancillary activities carried out on the Ganga floodplain are in gross violation of the notified Master Plan of Patna 2031 which has depicted the entire floodplain area of Ganga as a Biodiversity Zone, implying thereby that the land use of such area, as so depicted has to be kept free of any construction or encroachment, whatsoever.The impugned Order of the NGT dated 11th December, 2019, held that “there were no particulars of the alleged violators in the application”, and therefore failed to consider the fact that the Appellant had undertaken a physical verification of the entire area, by risking his own life, and identified a number of structures which had been raised on the floodplains.In light of the above, the aforementioned plea was filed, impugning the NGT order.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Letterkenny Gardai investigate Meadowbank burglaries

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 26, 2019 Previous article25 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleGardai launch investigation into arson in Killylastin News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Letterkenny Gardai investigate Meadowbank burglaries Pinterest Google+ Twitter Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating two burglaries and one attempted burglary in the Meadowbank area at the weekend.On today’s Nine til Noon Show, Garda Niall Maguire outlined the details, and urged anyone with any information to come forward…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/niallmbank.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

USU Hires New Director of Ticket Operations

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, on a busy day for the Utah State athletics department, Katie Hickman, a former member of the department staff, returned to the fold.Hickman, who previously worked at Utah State from 2010-2015, was hired as the director of ticket services.In 2015, Hickman served as the USU assistant athletic director for ticketing/customer service before leaving Logan to pursue other professional opportunities.Presently, Hickman will oversee the athletic department’s ticket operations and coordinate ticket operations for all events at the university.Hickman has spent the past few years as a member of the Salt Lake C.C. athletic department, playing a key role in event management and business operations for the Bruins.Hickman is a 2008 graduate of Boise State, earning a degree in health science studies.Presently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration from Concordia University, while Hickman and her daughter, Ruby, plan to reside in Logan. Written by Tags: Concordia University/Katie Hickman/Salt Lake C.C./USU Athletics June 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Hires New Director of Ticket Operations Brad Jameslast_img read more

LGBTQ students discuss life on campus

first_imgLike many students, senior Melanie LeMay decided to attend Notre Dame for an elite education, to strengthen her faith and because it was a place where she felt at home.“My story about coming to Notre Dame is pretty much like any other Notre Dame student’s,” LeMay said.Two months into her freshman year, however, LeMay said she discovered she was gay and suddenly felt isolated at the University she previously called home.“It felt right, it felt real. But at the same time, it was devastatingly scary,” she said. “I felt alone and isolated and unwelcome, like I couldn’t tell anyone.”For months, LeMay refrained from coming out to her friends, and even dated a male as she struggled to come to terms with her sexuality.“After I knew I was gay, I tried to be straight. I was worried about the ramifications of my faith life,” she said. “I cared about him a lot, but I didn’t have romantic feelings for him. We broke up in April and that is what sealed the fact that I was gay.”By April of her freshman year, she said she had come out to her friends with positive results and had been welcomed into the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community on campus.“For the first time, I felt like I was coming home to Notre Dame again like I had when I first got there as a freshman,” she said. “I could be myself and be comfortable here and flourish here, and there are people who would love me and accept me for who I am.”However, that is not to say that being gay at Notre Dame is easy.In response to T-shirts that said ‘Gay? Fine by me,’ some students made T-shirts that said ‘Gay? Go to hell,’ LeMay said.“If I had been a closeted student seeing a student wearing a shirt like that, it would have just pushed me further into the closet,” she said.Senior Patrick Bears, an openly gay male, said he knows of many students who had the word ‘fag’ written on the bulletin boards outside their dorm rooms.But Bears said it is more common for students to act uncomfortable, rather than hateful, around gay students.“When I was living in Stanford, I was pretty much the gay kid on the first floor. Some of the kids would just give me weird looks when I walked by,” Bears said. “They looked as if I was terrifying, as if I had giant talons for hands.”Senior Eddie Velazquez, who knew he was gay when he decided to attend the University, said subtle looks or comments take a toll on students who are not completely comfortable with their sexuality.“It’s the equivalent of throwing a tiny pebble at somebody. If each comment is one pebble, you think it’s just one pebble, it’s not going to hurt,” he said. “Over the course of a semester, they add up to 1,000 pebbles. Suddenly, the burden is a lot heavier.”Bears attributed students’ behavior to ignorance rather than outright discrimination.“They don’t really have any experience,” he said. “It’s more or less a fear that comes out of ignorance.”Bears said students could become more educated simply by asking questions.“For most any gay person, if you have any questions, feel free to ask us about them,” he said. “A lot of us are more than willing to talk.”Another way students can help facilitate an accepting environment for the LGBTQ community is to lead by example, Valezquez said.“When you act in a positive manner and when you show willingness to accept, good vibes are contagious,” he said.One particular challenge for gay students is finding and connecting with other gay students because currently no official student club exists for the LGBTQ community, Velazquez said.“One of the concerns for gay students who do enter into our student body is that they may not necessarily find gay students to find interests with and to talk to,” Velazquez said. “Until they do find a good group of friends, it’s difficult for students to be able to relate to their peers.”Core Council for Gay and Lesbian Students, an advisory group to the Vice President of Student Affairs, has meetings that attract a regular group of 15 to 20 students. However, many more LGBTQ students attend the University, Velazquez said.Despite having a smaller pool to choose from, LeMay said dating definitely occurs.“I was in a long-term relationship with another Notre Dame student my sophomore and junior year, so it is possible to date here,” she said. “I know that we interact a lot with the Saint Mary’s gay community as well, which helps the girls.”Velazquez said the dating patterns among the LGBTQ community at Notre Dame are quite similar to those of heterosexual students at Notre Dame.“They are gay students, but they are still Notre Dame students. So they still fall into the same range,” he said. “I know people who have been in the same relationship for three years and then other people who just do not take interest.”The students said Notre Dame, which is repeatedly ranked high on Princeton Review’s list of ‘Alternative lifestyles not an alternative,’ was more accepting than its reputation may imply.“There is this kind of idea that Notre Dame is a terrible place for you to be gay. It may be worse than other schools, but it’s better than a lot of schools,” Bears said.Though LeMay said she probably would not have come to Notre Dame if she had known she was gay, she has no regrets.“I’ve had a happy four years here, three of which I was out,” LeMay said. “I would not change my experience for anything.”last_img read more