Tucker: Bank to hold fire on withdrawing stimulus

first_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Tucker: Bank to hold fire on withdrawing stimulus Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusUndoTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineAdvertisement This Game Can Train Your Brain To Think StrategicallyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineUndoGadgetheory39 Of The Most Beautiful Women In HistoryGadgetheoryUndoUrbanAuntyKate Middleton’s Gown Took Prince William’s Breath AwayUrbanAuntyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoDid U KnowNew Dental Implant Prices Have Seniors Ditching Dentures For GoodDid U KnowUndoThe Chef PickShe Was An Icon, This Is How Kelly Lynch Lives At 62The Chef PickUndoYour Money Magic96-Year-Old Puts Her House For Sale. Look How It Looks InsideYour Money MagicUndo DEPUTY governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker said yesterday that the central bank is unlikely to start withdrawing support from the UK economy in the near future, given the uncertain nature of the recovery.Tucker said the recovery would be “bumpy and uneven” because of “reasonably strong” headwinds, despite a strong rebound from an 18-month recession at the start of this year.“Earlier in the year, I had expected – half expected perhaps – that by this time in the year the Bank of England would start to withdraw the monetary stimulus we had provided to the economy,” Tucker told delegates at the CBI conference.“That seems to me…rather less likely now than it was then.”The BoE has slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5 per cent and spent £200bn of newly created cash on buying assets to boost growth.One member of the MPC has called for higher interest rates to counter inflationary pressures, while another wants an expansion of the central bank’s asset purchase scheme to support the recovery. whatsapp Tags: NULL center_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 25 October 2010 7:38 pmlast_img read more

Japaul & Maritime Services (JAPAUL.ng) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC, formerly known as Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc is a mining and technology development business listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Company’s services include mining, dredging, offshore/vessel chartering and technology. Its mining service is engaged in solid mineral mining with interest in minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, lithium, lead, zinc and hard rock. The Company’s dredging business offers complete dredging solutions, such as reclamation, shore protection, stockpiling, breakwater construction, sweeping of access sites and slots and river crossing. The Company’s vessel chartering offers fleet of vessels, such as offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) and diving support vessels. It provides its services to the offshore oil and gas, and shipping industries. The Company’s technology services provide technology and enterprise solution services to support governmental, services and manufacturing industries.last_img read more

Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

PFRA appoints Nick Henry to new post

PFRA appoints Nick Henry to new post  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Individual giving PFRA Nick Henry has been appointed to the new post of quality and compliance officer at the PFRA.This new role will be to supervise, maintain and expand all aspects of the associations ‘quality control’ functions, including its national mystery shopping programme, the accreditation scheme, training and activity ‘spot checks’, complaints handling, from both public and local authority partners, and professional development of fundraisers including raising training standards and co-ordinating emerging best practice.Chief executive of the PFRA Mick Aldridge said this role had been created as part of a planned growth in operations and staff that reflects the increasing role the PFRA is playing in brokering access and promoting F2F in general.Henry is currently London and SE regional manager for Concern’s in-house street fundraising teams. He has almost 10 years experience of F2F charity fundraising. He starts his new job on 20 April. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 9 April 2009 | 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. read more

Ferguson, Mo., community stands strong against militarized police

first_imgMonica Moorehead at memorial marking where Michael Brown died.WW photo: Lal RoohkFerguson, Mo. — Anti-racists from all over the world fighting against police brutality have expressed their solidarity with the embattled African-American community of Ferguson. Many have come to Ferguson since cop Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 8.But the core of the organizers of the daily and nightly protests and the overwhelming majority of the participants have been residents of Ferguson and of nearby communities in the St. Louis area. Children have been a large part of all the marches, including young ones who raise their hands with the others and tell the mainly white, heavily armed police, “Don’t shoot.”I — a managing editor of Workers World newspaper — arrived here on the evening of Aug. 21 with a delegation of journalist-activists, including Workers Assembly organizer John Parker from Los Angeles, People’s Power Assembly organizer Imani Henry from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Lal Rookh, a technical editor of WW. All of us contributed to this report.The main goal of our trip to Ferguson was to interview people and document events in order to spread the truth of what is really happening to the community. We wanted to help counter the lies that CNN and other corporate media are spinning. Most importantly, we wanted to stand in solidarity with the activists and residents in the area fighting for justice for Michael Brown.Henry has published a stream of photographs and tweets that readers can find by going to @imanihenry and googling his name for his Tumblr page.Since there is no one single organizing center for all the actions here, we have attended many separate demonstrations and visited gathering areas to talk with local community activists and people in the political movement. We are all grateful to some of the local store owners and even homeowners who have allowed visitors to take refuge from the heat, as temperatures have reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond when the humidity is factored in.I’m writing this report before the Aug. 25 funeral for Mike Brown, which we expect will receive national television coverage, including live stream coverage on cable channels. Since this was the day Brown had been scheduled to begin college — had he not been cut down for no good reason — it is also a national day of college walkouts on many campuses where classes are starting.Stay in the streets for Mike BrownThe first thing we noticed is that despite the 24-hour, disturbing police presence that Ferguson residents have had to endure since the rebellion erupted on Aug. 10, the community of all ages, but most notably the youth, are showing they are determined to stay in the streets to demand justice for Mike Brown.On West Florissant Avenue, near where Brown was hit by six bullets, one entering the top of his head, people are always there on the nearby corners with their “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” signs. There is a steady wave of honks in solidarity from cars passing by.Usually after 8 or 9 p.m. as it grows dark, the police presence is just staggering. The cops set up roadblocks, with police stationed on every corner, including throughout the strip mall and everywhere you look. The police indiscriminately prohibit cars from coming into the area if you are not a “resident.”We were prevented from driving near the demonstration on Friday night, Aug. 22.  The police forced us to park 10 minutes away from the main location of the demo. When you see the helicopters and surveillance drones shine lights over, on and into the modest houses and apartment buildings, you get a small glimpse of what it feels like for the people of Ferguson to live in a militarized war zone for the past two weeks.This heavy police presence, however, has not deterred the people from carrying out their nightly marches. That Friday night, when the police kept pushing frustrated demonstrators onto the sidewalk, the youth held an impromptu sit-down. The police constantly tell residents to keep moving, even if they are just talking to each other on street corners.Even though most of the National Guard have withdrawn from the community, a virtually all-white, St. Louis County police contingent, including those from Ferguson, are still there in full force.Debate over tacticsThere is an ongoing internal discussion over what tactics will advance the struggle for justice for Brown.  On the one hand, there are the moderate civil rights forces who advocate non-violence and cooperation with the police.  These forces pressure the youth to disperse their protests when the police harassment increases.On the other hand, there are militant youth and others who want to continue to defy the occupation late into the evening. These forces call for the arrest of Wilson, the cop who shot Mike Brown; for the dismissal of pro-cop St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch; and for an end to police repression.During a NAACP-led march on Aug. 23, which numbered a couple of thousand, the cooperation with the authorities was such that there were actually two uniformed police officers helping to hold the lead banner along with other officers behind them!!!  We were stunned to see this.Some of us joined near the back of the march, and many people who participated in or observed the event took photos of the poster one of us was carrying: “Resistance is Justified from Ferguson to Gaza,” which indicated the strong political mood among many in Ferguson.Gov. Jay Nixon did a quick photo-op at the end of the march before being swept away in a SUV with a contingent of cops as an escort.Broad solidarity with Ferguson communityWe found it inspiring to witness numerous examples of the broad solidarity that was being demonstrated with the Ferguson community. People from all over the country and the world have come to Ferguson.  At our hotel, we met reporter Francesca Emanuelle from Telesur, the news agency based in Bolivarian Venezuela, who was covering the struggle in Ferguson for the people of Latin America.Parker went with Emanuelle to a soup kitchen on the morning of Aug. 23, where they both conducted an interview with a Pakistani man named  Abdul Syed and others at the kitchen.  Later that day we saw Syed wearing a T-shirt expressing solidarity with the people of Gaza — he had seen our sign relating Ferguson to Gaza the night before.There is also a safe space for demonstrators at St. Marks Church, not far from ground zero of the protests.  We visited this space, where the Hands Up Coalition, a multinational group of activists — Black, white, Asian and Latino/a — from Ferguson and outside of St. Louis take time each day to orient people who plan to go to the nightly protests.  Their orientation includes having street medics explain how to respond to tear gas and other chemical warfare used by the state. They also make available legal observers.In addition, they provide all kinds of medical supplies, which they encourage people to take with them before going out into the streets.  They also offer food and water and most importantly, refuge for people who want to escape the repression.  It is very, very impressive.  This space has been raided by the police when no one was there.What was encouraging is that there were not only whites present from the progressive movement around the country, including activists from the Occupy Wall Street movement, all of whom have been standing in solidarity with Ferguson, but also supportive white people from the surrounding communities. Some white youth joined the NAACP march.We met a white woman along with her three African-American children following the NAACP march.  She told us she was ashamed that her immediate family supports Darren Wilson, the cop who executed Mike Brown.  She was carrying a sign that said, “White people support the Brown family.”  Such sentiments, in an area where you can cut the attitude of white supremacy with a knife, should be viewed as very progressive if not revolutionary.Keep in mind that a few days ago a 23-year-old Black man, Kajieme Powell, was fatally shot at least nine times by St. Louis police. This brutal killing was videotaped and posted on the Internet.At one of the demonstrations, I met a family of Somalis who live close to Ferguson.  When I interviewed the mother and daughter, they referenced Michelle Alexander’s book, “The New Jim Crow,” which explains how young Black men are systematically targeted for racial profiling.Black worker solidarity with Mike BrownWe found a generalized solidarity with Mike Brown among area Black workers. When I rented a car to get us around town, the Black worker at the counter asked why we had come to St. Louis. Recognizing us as allies, he told me that he and his fiancee had gone to a number of protests for Mike Brown. We got the best discount available.Housekeepers and maintenance workers at the hotel where we stayed spoke openly about the injustices they have faced with the police. They told us why justice for Mike Brown is so important.  One housekeeper, a young single mother with two children, spoke of the difficulties of surviving on $8.25 an hour with no benefits. She said workers have a union at only one of St. Louis’ many hotels.We spent all day Friday with Robert, a 20-year-old who was carrying a Mike Brown sign near the airport hotel where we are staying.  He spoke for the record of his experiences participating in the rebellion and what Black youth are going through just trying to survive.  He said that what is needed is a national march in Ferguson like the 1963 march on Washington, where hundreds of thousands gathered for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.I have to give a special shout out to a burger restaurant that has been especially friendly to protesters and the progressive press. The owners are a married couple who not only serve great food but have allowed people to use their bathroom, do computer work and others just needing to get out of the oppressive heat.  That’s how they showed their solidarity.The people of Ferguson were very friendly to us and appreciated our show of solidarity. We distributed the last issue of Workers World newspaper to many individual activists we held discussions with, the special issue highlighting Ferguson. Some readers from the region were especially interested in our commentary on the St. Louis elite class.The community of Ferguson has made it clear that they will not rest until there is real justice for Michael Brown and beyond. It will be up to the progressive movement nationally, including those with a revolutionary viewpoint, to help develop a strategy to assist the local movement in Ferguson and the growing national movement against the militarized terror of the police and the state in general.On the last day of our trip, we visited the very spot at the Canfield Green Apartments, where Michael Brown was shot by Wilson.  There we saw several moving memorials both in the street and near a tree.  Many people either walked or drove by to take photos.  Several police vehicles drove by.  Our delegation left a placard calling for justice for Brown and all victims of police terror and a WW newspaper.   One young Black male resident there told us that the best way to honor Michael Brown was to fund jobs and recreation centers, not the police.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NALSA Chairman Justice NV Ramana Presides over Delhi Legal Services Authority’s First Online Lok Adalat

first_imgNews UpdatesNALSA Chairman Justice NV Ramana Presides over Delhi Legal Services Authority’s First Online Lok Adalat Monisha Purwar9 Aug 2020 1:39 AMShare This – xOn the 8th of August 2020, the Delhi State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority organised the first ever online Lok Adalat in Delhi. The accomplishment ceremony was attended by legal aid functionaries from all over the country. It was presided over by Justice N.V Ramana, Judge Supreme Court of India and the Executive…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?LoginOn the 8th of August 2020, the Delhi State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority organised the first ever online Lok Adalat in Delhi. The accomplishment ceremony was attended by legal aid functionaries from all over the country. It was presided over by Justice N.V Ramana, Judge Supreme Court of India and the Executive Chairman, NALSA. The introduction of e-Lok Adalats has been a creative solution by the Legal Services Authorities to meet the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic but it’s usage may continue well even post the pandemic period. Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Karnataka have successfully held e-Lok Adalats and many other State Legal Services Authorities are working on the same and may launch e-Lok Adalats in the coming months. Justice N.V. Raman, in his presidential address emphasized on resolving the immediate challenges of the justice delivery system by making the technology of e-Lok Adalats available to the remotest corners of the country. He said that The Legal Services Institutions across the nation, in coordination with the District Administration and different NGOs, are reaching out to millions of people to meet legal needs which have cropped up during the pandemic. He stated that the Legal Services Authorities across the country have been using online conferencing in various fronts of the justice system during the the pandemic. On the awareness front, he revealed that From April to June, 2020, around 15555 programs were held through webinars for panel lawyers for their capacity building827 legal awareness programs through webinars have been held for the targeted population170 legal awareness programmes were held through Radio and Television6,26,275 people were provided legal information and advice through National as well as State Legal aid helpline numbers He also stated that the Legal Services Authorities have provided effective legal representation to arrested persons during this period. He provided that From April 2020 to June 2020, 16,646 arrested persons were provided legal assistance at the remand stageAt remand stage, bail applications were filed in 6812 cases, out of which 4601 arrested persons were granted bail495 convicts were provided legal assistance in filing appeals On the front of domestic violence, he revealed that From April to June 2020, in domestic violence cases, legal assistance and advice was provided to 3443 womenAround 662 cases were settled through MediationIn 441 cases, petitions were filed in the courts In his keynote address Justice D.N Patel, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and the Patron-in-Chief of DLSA, appreciated the role of NALSA, and especially Justice Ramana, who had conceptualised the e-Lok Adalat. Justice Hima Kohli, Judge Delhi High Court and Executive Chairman of Delhi Legal Services Authority informed that all 11 Districts of Delhi participated in the Lok Adalat, and to ensure the smooth functioning of e-Lok Adalats collaboration was made with SAMA.Click Here To Download Press Release[Read Press Release] Next Storylast_img read more

LATEST: Sales income dips by 16% at LSL’s high street brands following closure programme

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » LATEST: Sales income dips by 16% at LSL’s high street brands following closure programme previous nextAgencies & PeopleLATEST: Sales income dips by 16% at LSL’s high street brands following closure programmeCompany reveals damage done to its business during 2019 by the closure, merging or transfer of some 120 Your Move and Reeds Rains branches last year.Nigel Lewis28th January 202003,285 Views Agency grouping LSL has revealed the damage its branch closure programme inflicted on revenues during 2019 following its February announcement that 120 Your Move and Reeds Rains branches were to be closed, merged or transferred.The company’s full-year trading update for 2019 reveals that, although it expects profits to be higher year-on-year, overall revenues are down 4% and 16% lower within its estate agency division.But the closures are not the only factor – the slow sales market is also to blame and the company says revenues at its sales division would be down 4% even if it hadn’t closed so many branches.But LSL admits the reductions in revenue are largely down to the branch closure programme, which has seen surplus-to-requirement offices up and down the UK boarded up or transferred to new franchisees.Slow marketThe slow market has also impacted its upmarket London agency, Marsh & Parsons, which has been opening rather than closing branches.Its revenues are down 3% overall including a 5% dip in sales fees and a 2% reduction in lettings.LSL’s financial services has been hit by the closures too as referral leads have declined, but its surveying business is one of the company’s bright spots. Revenues there are up 24% year-on-year after it recently bagged a Lloyds Bank home surveying contract.LSL is relying on 2020 being a better year and an improved sales pipeline at the beginning of this month indicates the market has begun to pick up, it says.The cost of shutting down so many branches has also pushed it further into the red; the group’s net banking debt increased by nearly £10 million last year to £41.9 million, a figure the company’s board says it is ‘comfortable with’. Marsh & Parsons LSL Reeds Rains Your Move January 28, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

A HOUSE DIVIDED By Jim Redwine

first_img GAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineA HOUSE DIVIDEDMost of us know of and many can even recite President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address delivered during the Civil War on November 19, 1863. And most of us know of and probably sometimes paraphrase his House Divided speech delivered when he was a candidate for United States Senator in Illinois (June 16, 1858). Lincoln lost to Stephan Douglas whom Lincoln later beat for the presidency in 1860.The topic might be a little heavy for a short weekly newspaper column but with our country’s birthday this week and the country in a perpetual state of mutual invective, I humbly submit it is worth our attention.In an attempt to pare down the extremely complex and emotionally charged issues of our country’s Negro slavery, the Civil War, our current status in re civil rights and the cacophony of our public discourse, I will just refer to a few items: (1) The United States Constitution, (2) the Missouri Compromise, (3) the Kansas-Nebraska Act and, (4) the Dred Scott case as decided in 1857 by the U.S. Supreme Court. If you are still with me, I caution it gets worse.Originally slavery was recognized as a States Rights issue, i.e., if a state wanted slavery and wanted to be part of the Union that was okay. But as a device to apportion the number of a state’s congressmen, the Constitution declared Negroes in each state would be counted as 3/5 of a person for census purposes. However, African Americans were not made citizens until the Civil War via the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Of course, Indians were not included, and women of any race could not vote until 1920 via the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.Because of the great divide between free and slave states, the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was enacted, although many argued it was unconstitutional. The Missouri Compromise allowed for the admission of Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state and prohibited slavery north of a certain parallel (36∞30’) but allowed it below that border.This worked alright until heightened tensions arose between slave and free states so Senator Stephan Douglas in 1854 got the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed, which allowed for the admission of the states of Kansas and Nebraska to the union with the provision of slavery by a popular majority vote of each state’s citizens. Of course, this was not within the spirit or the substance of the Missouri Compromise.Then in 1857, the United States Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott case. Scott was a slave whose owner had taken Scott with the owner to live in a free state then returned with him to Missouri. Scott sued for his freedom claiming that once he was in a free state he was then after always free.Precedent as old as a decision from colonial times in 1772, the Somerset case, was clearly with Scott and most legal authorities, including the lawyer Abraham Lincoln, expected the Supreme Court to declare Scott free. How wrong he and many others were.Chief Justice Roger Taney a former slave owner and a fierce opponent of the Missouri Compromise, ignored established precedent and used Dred Scott’s case to declare no Negro could ever be a citizen of the United States and that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. Taney’s overreaching and poorly reasoned opinion led directly to the Civil War four years later.According to the historian Paul Finkelman who wrote the book Dred Scott v. Sandford, A Brief History with Documents:“By the 1850s Taney was a seething, angry, uncompromising supporter of the South and slavery and an implacable foe of racial equality, the Republican Party, and the anti-slavery movement.”See p. 29Taney declared that Blacks:“[A]are not included and were not intended to be included, under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution… [T]hey were at that time (1787) considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings….”ibid p. 35Stephan Douglas held the position the question of slavery should be a matter of state option. Abraham Lincoln, on the other hand, foresaw that a nation half-slave and half-free, that is a nation divided against itself, could not survive. We are still working that out after 242 years. Happy Birthday!For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnittingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Former IU McKinney Dean Dies At 70

first_imgIL for www.theindianalawyer.comIndiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumna and former dean and professor Susanah M. Mead has died, the school announced Thursday.Mead died Dec. 23 at the age of 70, the school said. She was a 1976 graduate of the Indianapolis law school, where she returned to begin a legal education career in 1978 after clerking for two years for former Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Paul H. Buchanan.Mead’s service to the law school included positions as a legal writing instructor, professor of torts and product liability and director of the legal writing program. She also created the Dean’s Tutorial Society, which was one of the first organized, volunteer law school peer-tutoring programs in the country.After being named associated dean for academic affairs in 1997, Mead began to work on the capital campaign that led to the construction of Lawrence W. Inlow Hall. She was then named interim dean of the law school in 2005, a position she held until 2007 as the first woman and alumnus to serve as dean. Mead was also one of IU McKinney’s first tenured female law professors. “She became more than just a friend and colleague – but also a role model for how to handle even the most difficult issues with patience, thoughtfulness, and grace,” current Dean Andrew Klein, who served as associate dean for academic affairs under Mead, said in a statement. “Perhaps the core of what I learned from Susie is the importance for a leader to confront challenges head-on, and the value of doing so in an open and civil fashion.”Aside from her work with the law school, Mead was active in Indiana’s legal community, serving as the co-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Conclave on Legal Education in 2007, and on the bar’s Buchanan Award selection committee. She received multiple honors for her legal contributions, including being named as an Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow in 2006, receiving the ISBA’s Presidential Citation in 2007 and being recognized as an Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister in 2009. IU McKinney also honored mead as it Law Alumna of the Year in 2007.A memorial service for Mead will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle, with a reception to follow at the Woodstock Club, 1301 W. 38th St., Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mead’s memory to the Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Her daughters, Holly, Edie and Sybil, plan to use the funds to support a scholarship for women law students at IU McKinney.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Reporter newspaper chain sold to Newspaper Media Group

first_img× Hudson Reporter Publishers Lucha Malato and David Unger have announced the sale of their company, Hudson Reporter Assoc. LP, to the Newspaper Media Group (NMG) of Cherry Hill, N.J. NMG is the publisher of over 50 weekly, community newspapers in Southern and Central New Jersey, as well as in the Greater Philadelphia market. In addition, NMG also publishes a monthly B to B newspaper on Staten Island.The Hudson Reporter — based in Hudson County in northern New Jersey — currently publishes eight community newspapers: the Bayonne Community News, The Hoboken Reporter, The Jersey City Reporter, The North Bergen Reporter, The Secaucus Reporter, The Weehawken Reporter, The West New York Reporter, and The Union City Reporter. The group also publishes three glossy community magazines in Hudson County – 07030 Magazine, Jersey City Magazine, and Bayonne: Life on the Peninsula.“The decision to purchase the Hudson Reporter was an easy one,” announced Newspaper Media Group Owner and CEO Richard Donnelly. “The award-winning publications fit perfectly into our successful business model of community newspapers. Pooling resources and talent will ensure an even greater success story down the road.”With the addition of the Hudson Reporter family of community publications, NMG will now have nearly 60 community publications in their portfolio, covering much of the state of New Jersey, as well as a number of monthly publications.The Hudson Reporter chain was started in 1983 by Hoboken-based developer Joseph Barry with its first newspaper, The Hoboken Reporter. Malato joined the company in 1983 and Unger in 1985. In 1999, Malato and Unger, minority partners, bought out Barry’s interest in the company. In 1987, the Hudson Reporter started The Secaucus Reporter and went on to add Reporter newspapers in Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, Union City, and West New York. The company purchased the Bayonne Community News in 2004 and relocated from Hoboken to Bayonne in 2016.Over the last 30 years, the Reporter staff has won statewide awards for investigative and feature writing, art, and advertisements, from both the New Jersey Press Association and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.The chain is known for providing a mix of in-depth reporting and community news.“We are proud of the contributions we have made to our communities over the last 35 years,” said Malato and Unger. “Of course, we owe it all to the dedication of our staff. We can’t thank them enough for their hard work. Community newspapers operate like a big family; we have truly felt like our staff is a part of our family. We sell the paper with mixed feelings as we have made so many friends over the years. I think that the sale of the Hudson Reporter to Newspaper Media Group gives it the best opportunity to continue our tradition of robust community engagement.”For more information about Newspaper Media Group, please visit www.newspapermediagroup.com. More information about the Hudson Reporter Assoc. LP can be found here at hudsonreporter.com or by calling 201-798-7800 during business hours.last_img read more