LeoVegas challenges ‘completely wrong’ Italian ad rules

first_img LeoVegas challenges ‘completely wrong’ Italian ad rules Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Operator has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Poker Casino & games LeoVegas has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission over recently-introduced anti-gambling advertising laws in Italy, branding the rules as “completely wrong”.Due to come into effect from January 1, the ‘Dignity Decree’ sets out a blanket ban on gambling advertisements across all media platforms in Italy.LeoVegas has previously stated its concerns over the regulations and has now taken this a step further with its complaint, accusing Italy’s Dignity Decree of breaching European Union (EU) law.Speaking to iGamingBusiness.com about the complaint, Niklas Lindahl (pictured), country manager for Italy at LeoVegas, said the firm is keen to work with the government to “adapt a responsible gaming approach” without harming the industry.In its complaint, the operator cited European Commission Recommendation (2014/478/EU), which states “gaming advertising is recognised by the European Commission as an important way for legitimate and authorised gaming companies to distinguish themselves from illegal operators”.LeoVegas, which is active in Italy via the www.LeoVegas.it domain, has also said that the impact of the total ban on the internal market is an infringement of articles both 54 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).The complaint added: “The direct consequence of the total ban is that it restricts market access for providers of online gaming services that are established in another Member State. Because of the ban, those operators have no incentive any longer to enter the Italian gambling market as they will not be able to grow in the market due to the lack of marketing means.“It is without question that the objective of consumer protection, as mentioned in the Dignity Decree, could have been attained through the use of less restrictive measures.”Lindahl added to iGamingBusiness.com: “We agree gambling addiction must be fought with decisiveness but the method and tactics the Italian government have applied is completely wrong. They have not understand how well regulated the gaming industry is and well development the work with responsible gaming is within the licensed operators.“We have reached out our hands to the Italian government, offering our services, educating them on how we together work towards a common goal, responsible and sane gaming.“We continue that work and hope for the Italian government to open up for a broader discussion and understanding that we want to achieve the same thing – a sustainable market for the Italian customers.“Of course we do think that advertising must respect certain guidelines in order to avoid stimulating compulsive and excessive behaviour but a total ban is wrong for reasons as we have mentioned above in previous questions.”The government’s move has attracted widespread criticism, with LOGiCO, a trade body that represents the interests of online operators in Italy, and the European Gaming and Betting Association among those to warn of the consequences for the industry, jobs and related sectors, such as professional sports.Lindahl said that LeoVegas is hopeful that Brussels will agree with its complaint and force the Italian government into a rethink.“The best case scenario is of course that we get a revision of the ban with the current government or the next one,” he said. “Regardless, LeoVegas will continue to be a front figure and help Italy adapting a responsible gaming approach, something that we live and breathe every day.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th October 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Ongoing revolutions and structural reform

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Ongoing revolutions and structural reform Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service] A movement toward structural reform captivated the 77th General Convention. Scores of resolutions were proposed to reshape our means of governance, and some people went so far as to propose a constitutional convention at which we would simply start again, tabula rasa. The General Convention wisely resisted the temptation to rewrite our canons overnight, but the special task force on structural reform will also need to proceed carefully.There is no piece of legislation that will move the Episcopal Church into a new era of efficiency and responsiveness. There is no piece of legislation that will make us “nimble.” The Episcopal Church evolves organically, often ahead of its canons. The objective of the special task force should be creating a structure in which our evolution – our revolution! – can be ongoing.Consider three examples of reform in the last hundred years:• A century ago, presiding bishops continued to exercise diocesan jurisdiction. The General Convention began requiring their resignations in 1943, but did not assign any church-wide authority to the presiding bishop until 1967. For twenty-four years, the church lived in the ambiguity of having a de facto church-wide leader who lacked any de jure church-wide authority.• A century ago, the principal worship experience of most Episcopalians was Morning Prayer; it is now Holy Eucharist. The 1979 Prayer Book inaugurated this change by defining Holy Eucharist as “the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day and other major Feasts.” However, in many of our congregations, Holy Eucharist has become a semiweekly, if not daily, celebration. Canonical reform inaugurated this major transformation, but it has continued to evolve without canonical prompting.• A century ago, it was anathema to suggest that lay people would assist with the administration of Holy Communion. The General Convention rejected the idea of lay assistance nine times between 1931 and 1964. Male lay readers were not allowed to serve the chalice until 1967, women until 1969, and those who were not lay readers until 1976. The chalice-only requirement was not removed until 1988, and the requirement that there be an insufficient number of clergy present was not removed from the canons until 2003, although it remains to this day in the rubrics. For 36 years, the canons have tried to keep pace with an ongoing evolution in our customs, and the present variance between the canons and the rubrics reminds us that we have not succeeded.While the list of 20th century reforms could go on and on, these three case studies highlight three different approaches to reform. In the first case, the General Convention left room for the church to work out the question of centralized authority before writing its canons. In the second case, the General Convention set a transformation in motion and allowed the details to evolve naturally. In the third case, the General Convention tried to keep pace with an ongoing evolution in our customs, and has spent nearly four decades tinkering with the canons.Our 21st century interest in structural reform is no less significant than our 20th century interests in centralized authority, liturgical reform, and the ministry of the baptized. And, our present revolution is no less ongoing.We know that we want a structure that is more nimble and responsive, but we do not yet know what that structure looks like. The goal of the special task force must be creating space for the Episcopal Church to evolve organically.Perhaps the special task force will ask us to live in a season of ambiguity, as we did with matters of centralized authority. Perhaps the special task force will call for us to take one major step and then allow the details to evolve on their own, as we did with the prayer book.What the special task force must not do is attempt to legislate a new system of governance that it thinks will magically transform us into a more effective, more efficient, more nimble organization. Choosing that approach will mean spending the next half-century tinkering with our canons in a futile attempt to keep pace with an ongoing revolution.The 20th century has left in our care an Episcopal Church profoundly different from the one our grandparents knew, and our present conversations will have an equally transformative effect on the Episcopal Church that we leave to our grandchildren. The challenge for our special task force on structural reform is designing a structure that leaves room for organic growth. The challenge for the church will be finding the courage to live for a while in the ambiguity of an ongoing revolution.– The Rev. Alexander H. Webb II (“Sandy”) is associate to the rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Prior to attending Virginia Theological Seminary, he worked as a lay professional in the General Convention Office at the Episcopal Church Center in New York and as an intern in the Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C.(NB: Historical background on the case studies presented in this editorial is drawn from White and Dykman’s Annotated Constitution and Canons, 1981 revision, 1:201 and 2:937-942. See also General Convention Resolutions 1988-A123 and 2003-A111.)Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA By Sandy WebbPosted Sep 6, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel September 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm Sandy, I had hoped your comments would be more revealing about what is happening with structure. I am disappointed, but not surprised. 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Casa Spodsbjerg / Christoffersen & Weiling Architects

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507309/casa-spodsbjerg-arkitema Clipboard Casa Spodsbjerg / Christoffersen & Weiling ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa Spodsbjerg / Christoffersen & Weiling Architects 2010 Casa Spodsbjerg / Christoffersen & Weiling Architects CopyHouses•Spodsbjerg, Denmark Save this picture!© Kontraframe+ 11 Share Architects: Christoffersen & Weiling Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507309/casa-spodsbjerg-arkitema Clipboard “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeChristoffersen & Weiling ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpodsbjergDenmarkPublished on May 21, 2014Cite: “Casa Spodsbjerg / Christoffersen & Weiling Architects” 21 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Kontraframe, Jesper RayLandscape:ArkitemaEngineer:Tækker Rådgivende IngeniørerCity:SpodsbjergCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jesper RayRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyText description provided by the architects. On a plot facing the Storebælt, that previously held an old summer house from the 1920ies a new house has been constructed. A residence that can house a growing family with both children and grandchildren.A dwelling that is the summer home of a couple and at the same time function as an ideal setting for family weekends and sunny summer holidays.Save this picture!Section ccSave this picture!Section ddThe house has been designed with inspiration drawn from the previous building that had grown organically to cover new needs and to adapt to the site specific qualities of the plot. The building is made up of two parallel and staggered volumes that contain living rooms, bedrooms and bath rooms respectively.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe living room with a ceiling height of 3.7 metres has an unhindered view of the sea and the tiny beach at the foot of the building, whereas the bedrooms are more sheltered.The house sits on a tall base of site cast concrete, containing garage, basement, spa and a family room with sea view and access to a sunny recess close to the sea shore.Save this picture!© KontraframeSitting rooms and bedrooms are on the first floor, cantilevered from the base. This part of the building is clad with black painted wooden boards with some characteristic sliding panels that open towards the sea towards the east or the evening sun towards the west.Project gallerySee allShow lessTree House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsJohn Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses Denmark Photographslast_img read more

Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

first_imgPhotographs:  Courtesy of  Anderson Anderson ArchitectureProject Manager:Johnson TangDesign Team:Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris CampbellArchitects In Charge:Mark Anderson, Peter AndersonCity:SebastopolCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Anderson Anderson ArchitectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The classic barn form of the Sebastopol Barn House is the result of an historic timber frame structure dismantled in upstate New York, cleaned, cataloged and refurbished in Texas, and planned for relocation in the wine country of Northern California.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe interior enclosed living spaces within the barn form are carefully designed to preserve the massive open space of the frame, weaving in and out of the existing timbers as a simple background of folding white planes, highlighting the special wood and joinery, and gathering the mysterious light, shadow, and spatial tracery of the floating beams and columns.Save this picture!Courtesy of Anderson Anderson ArchitectureAll new elements of the architecture are constructed of simple materials, painted white, so that only the barn frame itself is highlighted. The pure form of the barn exterior is counterpoised with a low concrete wing cut into the hillside, locking the barn into its meadow landscape with simply formed outdoor courtyard living spaces formed by the two wings.Save this picture!SectionsTo preserve the panoramic views from the site, a variety of openings was created through large windows and sliding doors, framing the views from the house, looking outward into the landscape. The openings also illuminate the large interior volume of the barn house with strategically modulated natural daylight. The three long light tunnels in the middle of the house, with operable skylights above, are a central architectural feature, bringing natural rays of sunlight into the house, lighting the timber tracery of the high structure, and creating a stack ventilation effect to provide natural cooling.Save this picture!Courtesy of Anderson Anderson ArchitectureThe low concrete wing provides a shaded main entrance to the house, with additional space for a separate studio apartment unit, garage, utility room, mechanical room, and a gallery space connecting the concrete wing to the main barn house. To emphasize the contrast between the two, old, high, large barn exterior and the modern, low, long concrete wings, vertical high lines are used as the main features on the barn façade, while long horizontal lines for the concrete façade.Save this picture!DiagramWith the moderate climate, the high volume, thick insulation and thermal mass, operable skylights and carefully placed, cross-ventilating windows, the house is able to maintain comfortable interior conditions without a mechanical cooling system. Heat is provided with radiant hydronic heating coils in the exposed concrete floor slabs. The house is system ready for the installation of PV panels on the concrete entry wing, with generating area sufficient to fully power the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Anderson Anderson ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessOUALALOU+CHOI Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World InstituteArchitecture News100 Office / Shimizu CorporationSelected Projects Share Photographs Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture United States Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily 2014 CopyHouses•Sebastopol, United States Projects Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3732 ft² Area:  3732 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Anderson Anderson Architecture+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/569805/sebastopol-barn-house-anderson-anderson-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAnderson Anderson ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSebastopolHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 05, 2014Cite: “Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture” 05 Dec 2014. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2014 Sebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSebastopol Barn House / Anderson Anderson Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/569805/sebastopol-barn-house-anderson-anderson-architecture Clipboard Year:  Houseslast_img read more

Managing at the Leading Edge: New Challenges in Managing Nonprofit Organizations

first_img Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Managing at the Leading Edge: New Challenges in Managing Nonprofit Organizations  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Crop Insurance Not Impacted by Shutdown

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Insurance Not Impacted by Shutdown Facebook Twitter SHARE Crop Insurance Not Impacted by Shutdown The government shutdown has had an impact on many aspects of agriculture, but crop insurance is not one of them. Randy Boberg, with Boberg Crop Insurance in SW Indiana, says the shutdown of USDA and the lack of Farm Bill implementation have not had an impact on crop insurance.“There is a lot of uncertainty, and that has increased the focus on crop insurance; but crop insurance companies have stepped up and are still paying claims even though RMA has not been open to approve them. So for the most part, it has been business as usual.”Yet, the uncertainty that the shutdown and the trade war have generated, along with low corn and soybean prices, is changing the way some producers look at their crop insurance coverage. “There are some guys who are saying perhaps I need to cut back and save some money,“ said Boberg. “But more guys than not are wishing they could get more coverage. There has been some interest in some of the add-on products that can give you up to 95% coverage.”Boberg added a lack of confidence by many producers has been increasing the longer this situation lasts. The temporary reopening will eliminate some of the concern, but a long term solution is needed to get ag moving again. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 27, 2019 Previous articleCommentary: The Book Everyone in Washington Should ReadNext articleTrump Announces Deal to Reopen Federal Government Through Feb. 15 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Police arrest cyber-dissident Zhang Lin

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today called for the immediately release of pro-democracy activist and cyber-dissident Zhang Lin, who was arrested on 29 January in Bengbu (in Anhui province, west of Shanghai) for posting articles on various websites. Police told his wife he would be detained for two weeks.”We firmly condemn the harassment of pro-democracy intellectuals that has been taking place since the death of former Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang,” the press freedom organization said.The two weeks of detention imposed on Zhang is an administrative measure often applied in cases of disturbance of the peace. In his case it is clearly intended as a warning that he should stop speaking out and publishing articles.A dozen policemen searched Zhang’s home on 6 February and confiscated his computer. One of the police officers reportedly told his wife that “he will not be treated nicely” if he continued to write.Zhang is a well-known activist. He often posts his articles on websites linked to the Falun Gong spiritual movement such as Dajiyuan.com and Epochtimes.com, as well as Boxun.com, a website about human rights in China. In an interview a few days before his arrest for the magazine Epoch Times, which was also posted on its website, he described Zhao as a “sincere man” and “unique Chinese leader.”Zhang was imprisoned from 1989 to 1991, and again from 1995 to 1998, when he was sentenced to hard labour. He then left for the United States to pursue his political activities, but reentered China illegally a few months later and was rearrested a third time, at which point he was sent to a labour camp until 2001. In all, he has spent eight years in detention. to go further Cyber-dissident Zhang Lin was arrested on 29 January in Bengbu (in Anhui province) after posting articles on various websites. Reporters Without Borders condemns his arrest and calls for his immediate release. News March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China February 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police arrest cyber-dissident Zhang Lin News RSF_en Receive email alerts News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News Organisation last_img read more

Pasadena Reserve Police Officer Rides Horse Across U.S. to Bring Attention to Agent Orange

first_imgFeatured News Pasadena Reserve Police Officer Rides Horse Across U.S. to Bring Attention to Agent Orange From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 7:23 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Rose Bowl Riders horseman Doug Larner (left) accompanies Colt Romberger as they trot along West Colorado Boulevard on Thursday, May 4, 2017, accompanied by a police motorcade.Colt Romberger, a 33-year-old Iraq war veteran who now serves as a reserve police officer with the Pasadena Police Department, this week started a 183-day, 3,000-mile horse ride that will take him across the U.S. in a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of Vietnam War veterans suffering from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange.The Police Department, said Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez, “couldn’t be more proud of him.”Romberger travelled through Pasadena Thursday morning as he started the fourth day of the journey that will take him and his horse, Gus, all the way to Washington, D.C.“What we’re trying to do is raise awareness for Vietnam veterans who are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange,” Romberger said. “There are thousands and thousands of veterans that are sick right now that served in Vietnam. A lot of them are dying in their 60s, and people just don’t know about it.”During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military used Agent Orange as a herbicide to kill foliage making it easier for American troops to see through the dense jungle canopy.Romberger’s father Clifford, also a lifelong horseman, died in September, 2015 from a brain disease caused by that Agent Orange. Clifford, an Elizabethville, Pennsylvania native, served in the U.S. Air Force in Danang for one year ending November, 1971.Colt says his father was exposed to Agent Orange during missions in the jungles of Vietnam’s Quang Tri Province.Clifford started experiencing the effects of Agent Orange later in life and suffered a major episode in 2012 when he lost his ability to walk. It was during his father’s sickness that Colt started thinking about riding a horse across America, something which his dad readily approved.“I asked him if he wanted me to do this ride. I thought of it two years ago,” Clifford recalls. “He gave me a big thumbs up – he couldn’t speak anymore – and it’s been my mission ever since. We kicked it off May 1st and there’s been nothing but support.”The Passadena Police Department’s motorcade was manned by Officer Meeks, Officer Schepman and Sgt. Gutierrez.With lots of encouragement from other veterans’ organizations, Colt decided to proceed with the cross-country trip which he now calls Expedition Orange, training at least two other horses aside from Gus, and tapping an old friend of his dad’s, Kenny Reichel, to serve as the road foreman for the project. Reichel drives the truck where the team keeps supplies within reach.Romberger has also set up a website to keep people informed of the team’s progress and guide them how they can help with donations for the benefit of veterans in need. He says donations will be used in three phases of the project.“The first phase is for us to actually complete the ride – food, fuel… we have a truck that’s going to be pulling our supplies along the way,” Romberger says. “In the second phase, we’re trying to document the ride so it can be an educational tool not just for the American people but for the Vietnam veterans. And then the third phase, our surplus when this thing’s over is going to go all to the Vietnam veterans who are suffering. We want to be able to help them on a personal level.”Colt Romberger entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force in 2007 and volunteered for deployment to Iraq in 2009. He was deployed to Forward Operating Base Loyalty in Baghdad which was clearly in the combat zone.When he left active duty and returned to Glendale, he entered the Air Force reserve and joined the Pasadena Police Department as a reserve police officer.With his Expedition Orange project, Romberger hopes to be able to honor the memory of his father and other Vietnam veterans who died without seeing proper care, and to help those who are still suffering.“When they came back from Vietnam 40 plus years ago, they weren’t helped,” Romberger says of the veterans of the war. “They were spit on, they were called all kinds of names and they didn’t have the support of their country. We want to make sure they know today that the country loves them.”To see Expedition Orange in progress, visit www.expeditionorange.com.last_img read more

SCBA Announce Covid-19 Financial Assistance Scheme To Members[Read Guidelines]

first_imgNews UpdatesSCBA Announce Covid-19 Financial Assistance Scheme To Members[Read Guidelines] Nilashish Chaudhary25 May 2020 5:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has announced the introduction of a new financial assistance scheme for the benefit of lawyers who are distressed and in need of aid due to the prevailing lockdown on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “COVID-19 Financial Assistance and Grant Scheme” intends to provide a one-time ex gratia amount of up to Rs. 20,000 to advocates facing…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 Bar Association (SCBA) has announced the introduction of a new financial assistance scheme for the benefit of lawyers who are distressed and in need of aid due to the prevailing lockdown on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “COVID-19 Financial Assistance and Grant Scheme” intends to provide a one-time ex gratia amount of up to Rs. 20,000 to advocates facing a financial crisis. The Executive Committee (EC) of the SCBA took this decision after “taking into consideration the serious distress caused to its members by the catastrophic conditions being faced by them”. In order to be eligible for benefits under this scheme, the applicant must feature in the SCBA voter list between 2015 and 2019, and be in dire need of monetary assistance. In order to avail benefits of the scheme, those eligible are required to furnish a declaration/undertaking in the prescribed for, with details regarding their SCBA membership number along with other details and the serial number of their appearance in the voter list during 2015-2019. Furthermore, the annual income of an applicant must be less than Rs. 8 lakh to qualify as a beneficiary of the scheme and the application must reveal a dire need of financial aid due to grave financial hardships being faced during the lockdown. The Advocate must also declare whether they have availed of any COVID-19 related assistance, either in the form of a loan from SCBA (as per the scheme introduced in April) or grant under SCAORA’s COVID scheme or any benefit from any Bar Association during this period. In case they have, details of the same must also be attached. The Scheme and application forms are available on SCBA’s website, and members may avail the benefits by sending their applications to a prescribed email ID. The process is explained as follows:- “Any Member willing to avail this grant must apply to the SCBA in writing with complete particulars to include his full name, age, and residential address as borne on the rolls of the SCBA with SCBA Membership No. The application may be submitted by e- mail with an undertaking to submit a signed copy of the application subsequently and before disbursal of the grant once the same is duly approved. In the application the Member should indicate in case he or she or any person dependent on the member is in need of continued and prolonged medical treatment. The applicant shall provide the bank account details indicating clearly Savings Bank Account No, Name of the Bank, Address and IFSC Code.” These applications will be scrutinized by the EC, and the grant of benefits to an applicant will be left to the EC’s sole discretion. If approved, the aforesaid amount will be electronically transferred to the beneficiary’s bank account. If rejected, however, no representation will be entertained. With regard to applications, SCBA has clarified the following- “The identity of the Advocate seeking benefit under the Scheme will be kept confidential as far as possible. The applications will be scrutinized by a Committee of the EC constituted for this purpose and after due scrutiny will be put up for approval of the EC which may accept or reject such applications in its discretion. No representations in this regard will be entertained from the applicant. In case the application for the grant is approved the sum aforesaid will be released and credited to the bank account of the applicant through electronic transfer.” The announcement, made on May 25, 2020, also clarified that the SCBA’s financial resources were not being used towards the scheme, which is being financed by the “generous and voluntary” donations of SCBA members. The last date to apply for financial assistance under this scheme is June 3, 2020.Click Here To Download Guidelines[Read Guidelines] 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

Dad accused of killing his 8-year-old son; police still searching for boy’s body

first_imgCorona Police Dept.(CORONA, Calif.) — Weeks after 8-year-old Noah McIntosh vanished, his father has been charged with first-degree murder, police announced Friday. But authorities are still searching for the boy’s body. The case began on March 12, when police in Corona, California, responded to a welfare check on Noah after his mother, Jillian Godfrey, contacted the department saying she was concerned about his whereabouts, police said.Godfrey said she hadn’t been able to reach her son for almost two weeks, police said. Officers tried to contact his father, Bryce McIntosh, but he didn’t answer, police said.“On March 13, a search warrant was authored and served at Bryce’s apartment,” the Corona Police said in a statement. “The evidence discovered provided detectives probable cause to arrest Bryce McIntosh and Jillian Godfrey for child abuse. The evidence also led investigators to several locations throughout the county.” “At the locations … we did collect trace evidence that leave no doubt that Noah is the victim of a homicide,” Corona Police Chief George Johnstone said at a Thursday news conference. A first-degree murder charge was filed Thursday against Bryce McIntosh, including a special circumstance murder of torture, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said.If he is convicted of all charges, he could face life without possibility of parole and would be eligible for the death penalty, Hestrin said. “I’m not prepared to discuss the motive. We do believe there is motive for this to have occurred,” Johnstone said.Johnstone said Bryce McIntosh was not cooperative with the investigation and that Godfrey “has very limited information.” “It does not make sense that the parents of an 8-year-old child would not know his whereabouts or be able to get give you specific details of when he was last seen,” Johnstone said. “This tears at the heart of every person that has touched this case,” the chief said. “There is no more trust a child should have than in their parents.”Godfrey remains in custody on child abuse charges, officials said. She is not charged in connection with her son’s death, officials said. Though Noah remains missing, the police department said officers “will remain steadfast” in their search until the boy is found. Police do not know the specific date of the alleged killing and are asking for the public’s help, Johnstone said. “We ask our community to reflect back to February 20 through March 12,” the police department said. “Any community members that may have seen Noah, suspect Bryce McIntosh, his vehicle a black BMW 330i, CA license 5MKE807, or Jillian Godfrey are asked to contact the police department.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more