Exeter crowned Premiership champions

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then on the half-hour mark Wasps struck with a set move. Dan Robson sent a miss pass to Jacob Umaga and, with Zach Kibirige drawing the attention of Exeter’s defence, the fly-half burst through, got past Stuart Hogg and scored under the posts. Here’s that try… Chiefs beat Wasps to add English title to their European one English champions: Exeter celebrate with the Gallagher Premiership trophy (Getty Images) center_img Exeter crowned Premiership championsThe Gallagher Premiership final looked very different this year. Blazing sunshine and blue skies replaced by swirling rain and floodlights. Stands packed with fans in a multitude of colours replaced by rows and rows of empty green seats. The roars of tens of thousands of spectators replaced by the sporadic cheers from the non-playing members of the squad (and the cutouts Wasps brought with them didn’t make too much noise!).What hadn’t changed was the fact Exeter Chiefs were in the Twickenham showpiece – for the fifth straight year. And a 19-13 victory over Wasps, the team they beat back in 2017 when lifting their first English title, ensured Exeter added the Premiership trophy to the Heineken Champions Cup that they lifted a week ago.A decade after being promoted to the top flight, Chiefs are double winners, English and European champions. That’s quite a rise.Wet weather: There was heavy rain at Twickenham for the final (Getty Images)The game lacked momentum such were the conditions and Exeter weren’t as clinical in the 22 as they have been throughout the season so, as Rob Baxter said afterwards, the Chiefs had to “dig deep” in order to lift the silverware.Wasps were able to negate the effectiveness of Exeter’s driving maul, which has become something of a super-strength for the Chiefs, but it wasn’t an evening for the dazzling attacking rugby Wasps have produced in the second half of this elongated season, the miserable weather leading to many a dropped ball from both sides.Despite the horrible conditions, the first half was lit up by two wonderful pieces of back play.First, Exeter switched their attack to the narrow side, Henry Slade took the ball to the line and then burst straight between two Wasps defenders before cutting inside another to score the opening try after 18 minutes. You can watch it here… The Chiefs led 13-10 at half-time thanks to two penalties from Joe Simmonds to Jimmy Gopperth’s one. The fact Exeter chose to go for the posts rather than attack from their set-piece was a change in tactics, but one that worked.Exeter had chances to extend their lead early in the second half but this time opted for lineouts in the 22 rather than shots at goal – and that didn’t pay off.Jack Willis proved why he keeps picking up awards by winning an important breakdown penalty just metres from his own line while other moves broke down with knock-ons in the back-line – unsurprising with the rain continuing to teem down.Gopperth – the oldest scorer in a Premiership final – then drew Wasps level with a penalty midway through the half before a scrum penalty followed by a breakdown penalty took Chiefs upfield and gave them the opportunity to restore their advantage, which Simmonds duly did from the tee.Extra support: Wasps brought headshots of those who couldn’t be at Twickenham (Getty Images)With ten minutes to go, Man of the Match Slade found touch five metres out from a penalty – the perfect position for the Chiefs to get their lineout maul rolling. It felt like this could be the match-winning moment, only for Wasps defensive work to again drive them back.A couple of minutes later, it looked like Wasps might take the lead with a driving maul of their own close to the line. That broke down but they were awarded another penalty. They opted for another lineout rather than a shot at goal, which would have drawn them level if successful, and Exeter were able to steal possession.From there the Chiefs worked their way upfield, set another couple of driving lineouts and Simmonds slotted another penalty with the last kick of the game to secure victory.A different final but the same outcome as the previous week’s. Exeter Chiefs are double winners.last_img read more

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

first_imgPhotographs:  Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen+ 10 Share 2014 “COPY” Denmark ArchDaily Architects: Sigurd Larsen Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  80 m² Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547069/sorte-hus-sigurd-larsen Clipboardcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547069/sorte-hus-sigurd-larsen Clipboard Sorte Hus / Sigurd LarsenSave this projectSaveSorte Hus / Sigurd LarsenSave this picture!Courtesy of Sigurd LarsenHouses•Copenhagen, Denmark Year:  CopyAbout this officeSigurd LarsenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCopenhagenHousesDenmarkPublished on October 03, 2014Cite: “Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen” 03 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave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 Projects CopySave this picture!Courtesy of Sigurd LarsenRecommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood at a Rescue House in Waddenzee, the Dutch SeaWoodParklex International S.L.Wood Cladding – Dry InternalBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction of Swatch HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. Sorte Hus is an innovative and affordable single-family residence in Copenhagen; it combines intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimize costs, while utilizing a simple spatial composition to maximize room. The result, a saddle-roofed house, provides an answer to the growing demand of small family dwellings in the dense urban landscape of the Danish capital.Save this picture!Floor PlanTransition from the public realm to the private sphere happens at the front door, located atypically in the exterior garden wall: Once entering, the first “room” encountered is in fact the garden – over 100 sq meters of enclosed, private greenery. The structure itself consists of three interlocking materials: a self-heated floor of concrete, prefabricated wooden panels and double-glazed windows; the three essential materials form the shape of an extruded, slanted-roof house, -the maximum allowed volume determined by local building regulation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sigurd LarsenThe provided 80 sq meter home is divided directly in the middle: an imaginative east-west axis parts the home between shared and private spaces, each utilizing its provided 40 sq meter footprint to its fullest extent: The south-facing living room is constructed as a wide  open space around a free-standing “island” which hides the household’s appliances, pipes and other utilities. Completed by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, the room opens up to the vast garden, which serves as an immediate extension of the interior space. As a contrary, the North-facing living quarters are constructed as large and private alcove retreats. Lastly, the slimmer west and east-facing facades are punctured by high-positioned windows, catching the first and light of dawn and the last rays of dusk.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sigurd LarsenProject gallerySee allShow lessStudents of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art FairSelected Projectsmatterbetter Launches Competition in Honor of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17Architecture News Share Houses 2014 “COPY”last_img read more

Authorities could demand 95,000 euros for cyber-feminist’s release

first_imgNews “We note that the Tehran prosecutor’s office does not envisage holding Hosseinkhah for much longer, but we think the sum demanded for her release is indecent,” Reporters Without Borders said.Maryam Hosseinkhah, a cyber-feminist who was arrested on 18 November for an article on the website Zanestan (“Women’s City – http://herlandmag.net/) about women detainees, could be released on bail of 95,000 euros. News June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Maryam Hosseinkhah, a cyber-feminist who was arrested on 18 November for an article on the website Zanestan (“Women’s City – http://herlandmag.net/) about women detainees, could be released on bail of 95,000 euros. Lawyers who represent Hosseinkhah and other cyber-feminists are currently negotiating conditions for her release.“We note that the Tehran prosecutor’s office does not envisage holding Hosseinkhah for much longer, but we think the sum demanded for her release is indecent,” Reporters Without Borders said.Zanestan, a women’s online bi-monthly founded in 2005, has been closed since 12 November 2007 on the orders of the Internet bureau of the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation, after publishing reports about the sentencing of four women who campaigned for signatures for the web petition “One million signatures to amend laws which discriminate against women.” Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en November 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities could demand 95,000 euros for cyber-feminist’s release ———————————19.11 – Regime steps up crackdown on cyber-feministsReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of journalist Maryam Hosseinkhah, a member of the editorial team of websites Zanestan (The city of women – http://herlandmag.net/ ) and Tagir Bary Barbary (Change to equality – http://we-change.org/), which campaign against violations of Iranian women’s rights.She was arrested on 10 November for “publishing false news, threatening public order and publicity against the regime” after refusing to submit to an order from a judge at the Tehran revolutionary court to name all her colleagues.Zanestan, a women’s online bi-monthly founded in 2005, has been closed since 12 November 2007 on the orders of the Internet bureau of the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation, after publishing reports about the sentencing of four women who campaigned for signatures for the web petition “One million signatures to amend laws which discriminate against women.”“We are dismayed by this arrest. Maryam Hosseinkhah has already been arrested on the 3rd March 2007”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “These women are simply asking for the same rights as men and there is nothing dangerous about them. The crackdown against these brave women shows the importance of the Internet in the country to the feminist struggle,” the organisation added. Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa In just one year, Zanestan and Tagir Bary Barbary were filtered six times and had to change their URL address to dodge censorship. According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Tehran prosecutor’s office also summoned and questioned managers of Zanestan’s web hosting company. Elsewhere, the prosecutor’s office last week told mobile phone operators to monitor text messages and Bluetooth (sending of video and sound files) on the pretext that the “sending of immoral and sacrilegious messages have increased with the use of text and Bluetooth”.Iran is one of the world’s most repressive countries in relation to the Internet. It is among the 13 ‘Enemies of the Internet’ and boasts that it filters 10 million “immoral” websites. The authorities have since 2006 also banned high speed connections, a measure which could be viewed as a desire not to overload the very poor quality Iranian network, but which could also be interpreted as determination to block western cultural products – films and songs – downloadable from the Internet. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New hospice for Limerick

first_imgLIMERICK is to have a new have a new hospice and expanded nursing home facilities under the management of Milford Hospice, it has been announced.The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., has announced that Milford Care Centre (MCC) is to build a new 34-bed specialist in-patient palliative care unit at Castletroy, which will serve Limerick and the Mid-West Region, and to expand the Centre’s not-for-profit Nursing Home facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new Hospice will cost an estimated €7.7m, and the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and the JP McManus Pro Am 2010 are to contribute €3.4m towards this project, Minister Noonan revealed.The Nursing Home expansion will cost €0.8m, which is to be funded directly by the Nursing Home, bringing the total cost of the Milford developments to €8.5m.Both the new Hospice in-patient unit and the upgraded Nursing Home will give all clients the privacy of their own room and the full project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.For more detail, see the next edition of the Limerick Post. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleLimerick Clubs urged to apply for Aviva Club of the Year AwardsNext articleLimerick priest is new Bishop of Waterford Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsNew hospice for LimerickBy Bernie English – February 2, 2015 843 Twitter Advertisement TAGSfeaturedHospicelimerickMichael NoonanMilfordMinister Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Email Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Use Of Rapid Antibody Test Kits On Hold Due To Divergent Outcomes Of Sample Tests; Centre Tells Bombay HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesUse Of Rapid Antibody Test Kits On Hold Due To Divergent Outcomes Of Sample Tests; Centre Tells Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap24 April 2020 7:54 AMShare This – xThe Union Government informed the Bombay High Court’s bench at Nagpur that the rapid antibody test kit recently procured by the centre is not being used for testing currently as there have been some divergent outcomes in a few sample tests. The same can be used for surveillance testing only and not for VRDL (Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory) Centres. Justice NW Sambre was hearing…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 Union Government informed the Bombay High Court’s bench at Nagpur that the rapid antibody test kit recently procured by the centre is not being used for testing currently as there have been some divergent outcomes in a few sample tests. The same can be used for surveillance testing only and not for VRDL (Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory) Centres. Justice NW Sambre was hearing a writ petition filed by CH Sharma tagged along with PIL by Subhash Zanwar seeking various directions and steps to combat coronavirus. In the previous hearing on April 20, Court has called upon ICMR and the State Government to clarify as to the period within which procedure will be completed in establishing the VRDL facilities at Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Gondia Government Hospitals. Court was informed that VRDL Lab at Chandrapur and Yavatmal can be made operational by May 20.The machine required for VRDL Testing ie RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) machine is made available by the Haffkine Institute which procures the same from Singapore and its shipment has been delayed. Hence, the labs are non-operational. Court asked the concerned authority to take appropriate steps to expedite the delivery of RT-PCR machines. While blood samples are used for testing through Rapid Antibody Test kits, nasal or throat swab is collected and examined for testing through RT-PCR machines. Court directed the Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur to take every day stock of number of pending samples in each of the laboratory and to pass all consequential orders of diversion of samples where the capacity of the VRDL Center is underutilized or the pendency is comparatively less. Amicus Curiae Arun Gilda told the bench that there are Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Machines (RT-PCR) available with NEERI, Nagpur, Department of Microbiology of Nagpur University and additional machines with MAFSU. Justice Sambre noted that the Divisional Commissioner will be competent to take appropriate decisions in the matter of utilization of these RT-PCR machines in consultation with the Medical Superintendent of AIMS, Nagpur. Furthermore, Court observed that similar testing facilities can be made operational at private Medical Colleges which are armed with proper academic staff, provided such staff is given training of testing and if contingency arises, samples can even be allocated to these private colleges. The only impediment in making VRDL Centers operational at Private Medical Colleges as informed by the Amicus is the non-grant of accreditation by the National Accreditation Board and Calibration for Laboratories (NABL) because of its stringent norms. Court noted that the Central Government should step in in order to expedite the accreditation of such VRDL centres at private medical colleges. However, as far as the use of Rapid Antibody Test Kits is concerned, Additional Solicitor General of India UM Aurangabadkar told the Court that the procurement of the same at the Central Government level was completed in part, however, use of the same is put on hold in view of divergent outcome of the result of some sample tests. “I am informed that these kits are used only for surveillance and the same cannot be used for VRDL Centers. Be that as it may, in response to the Court’s query, the learned ASGI has placed on record a pursis intimating that the Rapid Antibody Kits,which are procured are at the disposal of the ICMR, will be distributed as per the demand made by the State Government”, Justice Sambre said. Court directed the State to raise the demand for rapid antibody kits if required with ICMR and asked ICMR to expeditiously deal with such demand. This matter will now be heard on April 30. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Utes Land Big Basketball Commitment

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Utes’ basketball team continues to add to the 2019 recruiting class.Seven-foot-three big-man Matt Van Komen committed yesterday.  Van Komen averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots as a junior this past season at Pleasant Grove High School.He chose Utah over Gonzaga and others. Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Basketball/Matt Van Komen/Utah Utes July 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utes Land Big Basketball Commitmentlast_img

Move moves into Gloucester

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Move moves into Gloucester previous nextAgencies & PeopleMove moves into GloucesterThe Negotiator6th April 20180342 Views Cheltenham based Estate and Letting Agent Move has acquired premises in Gloucester to open its second office. 2, Longsmith Street is being refurbished with a traditional frontage to restore the property to its former glory.George Tatham-Losh established Move in July 2013, he says, “We have been very active in Gloucester for a couple of years. We felt the time was right to invest in these new premises. Whilst the digital side to our business is key, we recognise the importance of personal service and the people’s preference for an agent with a local office.“Gloucester is well and truly on the up and we see some great opportunities both for the property sales and lettings side to the business. ”We have now fine-tuned the business in our flagship Cheltenham office and have an exciting growth plan.”Move Move Gloucester Move’s new premises April 6, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Bake Off: The Professionals seeks contestants for 2021

first_imgThe hunt is on for talented pastry chefs to take part in the next series of Bake Off: The Professionals.Love Productions, the television production company behind the show, is looking for teams of two to take part. One member, of head pastry chef level, would be the team captain and would nominate another team member to join them. The two members do not have to work at the same establishment but both need a real passion for pastry, Love Productions said.Prospective contestants may work for a 5-star hotel, a renowned restaurant, a high-end patisserie supplier or run their own venture, it added.The 2020 series, which recently finished airing on Channel 4, saw Laurian and Thibault from Cardiff’s Cocorico Patisserie crowned the champions.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15 September and those interested can apply via http://www.applyforbotp.co.uk.Filming dates are expected to be between January and March next year.last_img read more

Justice, pursued

first_imgThe death of African American Freddie Gray in Baltimore, stemming from injuries he sustained while in police custody, sparked days of peaceful protests as well as episodes of violence and vandalism this week. The unrest prompted city and state officials to call in the National Guard and institute an overnight curfew.Gray was arrested on April 12 for allegedly carrying a pocket knife. A family attorney said he suffered severe spinal cord injury while in police custody, but did not receive timely medical attention; he lapsed into a coma and died a week later. The state medical examiner ruled Gray’s death a homicide caused by injuries received in a police van, according to Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore. Mosby has filed initial charges against the six police officers involved.To some observers, Gray’s death is another harsh chapter in the historically contentious relationship between the Baltimore Police Department and the city’s African-American citizens. But for others in Baltimore and beyond, the incident looked strikingly similar to recent cases in which black men died during police encounters in North Charleston, S.C., Staten Island, N.Y., Ferguson, Mo., and Cleveland.Harvard experts who study policing suggest that while media attention has rightly focused on Baltimore’s longstanding economic and racial inequalities, less consideration has been given to the ways that policing practices and strategies, command structures, recruitment and training, and internal culture may have contributed to an adversarial relationship between many African-Americans and police around the nation.In addition to “community neglect,” including poverty and joblessness, the Gray case illustrates core issues driving many police/community conflicts, said Malcolm K. Sparrow, professor of practice of public management in Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management.“Injustice is criminogenic; it creates crime. So when people ask why is it that the people in Baltimore are burning down their own parts of their city, I have been really impressed with the people of Baltimore who then replied, ‘We have been protesting peacefully for nine days, and no one cared. No one was covering it,’” said Phillip Atiba Goff ’99, a visiting scholar at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at HKS and an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It’s an established scientific consensus that where you have a corrosion of the legitimacy of police, you also have a corrosion of cooperation with the law and compliance with the law.”In the last 50 years, the police profession has “veered away from Sir Robert Peel’s ideal, that ‘the police are the people and the people are the police,’ toward a culture and mindset more like warriors at war with the people [they] are sworn to protect and serve,” concludes a new report published by the HKS Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management as part of its six-year collaboration with the National Institute of Justice.Beginning in the mid-1990s, the report says, police departments in many American cities broadly applied so-called “zero tolerance” policies that prioritized reducing the number of reported serious crimes, clearing cases quickly, and lowering incident response times, but also measured officers’ productivity in the number of citations, stops, and arrests they made, even if only for minor infractions.“The solitary focus on reducing reported crime rates can make you look successful. Meanwhile, it can be a disaster in terms of the actual police tactics used and the effects on integrity,” said Sparrow, who has studied police performance metrics.Sparrow worries about the persistence of “racism and brutality, arrogance, [and] authoritarianism” within police ranks, and a lack of police accountability and transparency. He questioned enforcement strategies that target low-level offenses as a means of flexing authority and meeting internal benchmarks, not community needs, as outlined in the Justice Department’s highly critical report about the Ferguson Police Department.The 2001 terrorist attacks accelerated the shift away from community policing to current practices. “These core ideas for police strategic development have been stymied and … bastardized one way or another over the last two, three decades. And the advent of 9/11 and the focus on domestic security … helped to twist, first of all, the emphasis on problems away from local community problems to national security problems, and it also distorted the motivation for relationships with communities,” said Sparrow.Also damaging are recruitment and academy training that too often stress technical and physical skills over critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and decision-making — all vital tools to building and maintaining the trust and cooperation with citizens that allows for preventing crimes before they happen and peaceful problem-solving, say Sue Rahr and Stephen K. Rice, the report’s authors.Meanwhile, the standard top-down management model of police departments, where deviation from rules and procedures is strongly discouraged, “has the unintended but powerful consequence of conveying a distrust of officers by their leaders. It is no wonder that one of the hallmarks of law enforcement culture is reciprocated distrust and disdain of police leadership by rank-and-file officers,” the authors wrote. That same dynamic spills over into the streets, fostering distrust between the police in power and the citizens under their control.Goff, whose Center for Policing Equity is assembling the first national database of police stops and arrests, said that the lack of transparency and accountability by police departments, which some critics see as institutional arrogance, is really a product of civic disinterest. “This is really the resonance of ‘Black Lives Matter.’ If we cared about those people, we would have” demanded this data, he said. “This is not a new phenomenon, and all indicators suggest that, at least in major cities, these issues are getting better, not worse. And yet, that ‘better’ is not good enough.”Although some police have been reluctant to provide detailed information about their work to outsiders for fear it would be used against them, Goff said that’s no longer an acceptable response.“At this point, it’s counterproductive for law enforcement to resist changes that increase transparency and accountability, because they’re coming one way or the other,” he said. “The important thing is to make sure that they’re coming in ways that actually make the relationships with those communities that have been traditionally adversarial better, as opposed to just making law enforcement more of the problem.”The Baltimore unrest is both a microcosm of problems and tensions that exist between citizens and police in many places, and an exception to other conflicts.“Baltimore is not alone in the way that it will respond and has responded to its police department, but Baltimore is absolutely its own unique mixture of toxic history and difficult relations and inspiring community leaders. That gets you the protests you saw and then real adults taking people off the streets around 10:30 p.m. before law enforcement got heavily involved in coercive tactics,” said Goff. “That’s not at all what happened in Ferguson.”Goff recalled how a police chief once pulled him aside and asked for help assessing his department’s performance statistics, with the chief saying he wasn’t sure whether they suggested positive or negative trends. “He said, ‘I do know we are one dead black teenager from this whole place burning to the ground.’ And the worst part about it is you have no idea where it is because it could be Anywhere, U.S.A.”last_img read more

Debate over paid parental leave

first_imgStuff.co.nz 28 January 2014Young women may find it harder to get work at small businesses if paid parental leave is extended to 26 weeks, according to the New Zealand Initiative executive director Oliver Hartwich.Labour leader David Cunliffe said yesterday in his state of the nation speech that a Labour-led Government would extend paid parental leave from 14 to 26 weeks.Hartwich said the policy is largely “middle class welfare” which would place an “enormous burden” on smaller businesses.“It might even lead to some businesses being more careful about taking younger women on because they might fear that eventually that [26 weeks paid parental leave] might happen.“It wouldn’t be legal to discriminate on these grounds but it doesn’t make it any easier for small businesses. It isn’t a reason I would reject it but it is probably going in the wrong direction.”High-profile employment lawyer Susan Hornsby-Geluk said the duration of paid parental leave was largely a matter for the government.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/9656956/Middle-class-welfare-cops-flaklast_img read more