Disability Pride rocks Philadelphia for 8th consecutive annual parade

first_imgIn a highlight of the rally before the parade, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Resources Independence for Everyone Thomas H. Earle led the crowd in a song. Like the Raging Grannies, who rewrite lyrics of popular songs in protest against war, racism and injustice, Earle changed Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat lyrics to “Olmstead, Olmstead, daylight come, and I want to go home!”Olmstead v. L.C. was the most significant civil rights decision for people with disabilities. Based on the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999 upheld Omstead’s provisions of the qualified right of people with disabilities to receive state-funded supports and services in the community rather than being forced to live in institutions or nursing homes — if there is appropriate support in the community; if the disabled person chooses to live in the community; and if such accommodation is deemed “reasonable” when considering the overall needs of the entire disability community. The Olmstead decision was based in part on a successful disability civil rights precedent in Philadelphia argued by the Disabilities Law Project in 1995. The parade featured many colorful costumes and puppets, and a festival followed the parade. Several New Yorkers travelled to Philadelphia and told everyone about the Disability Pride Parade coming up next month in New York City for the fifth consecutive year. New York’s disability community will gather in Madison Square Park July 14 at 10 a.m. Then we will roll, ride, scooter and walk from Madison Square Park down Broadway for a Disability Rights Festival from noon to 3 p.m. at Union Square Park.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Many hundreds of people with disabilities and their allies commemorated Disability Pride Week by attending Philadelphia’s 8th annual Disability Pride Parade June 15. last_img read more

Fishermen Killing: “Investigate Matter, Decide On Compensation Within 8 Weeks: Madras High Court To UOI, State

first_imgNews UpdatesFishermen Killing: “Investigate Matter, Decide On Compensation Within 8 Weeks: Madras High Court To UOI, State Sparsh Upadhyay24 March 2021 5:33 AMShare This – xWhile dealing with a plea filed in connection with 4 local fishermen who have been killed apparently at the hands of the Sri Lankan navy, the Madras High Court on Monday (23rd March) directed the State & Centre to bring the matter to a logical end by giving it a due closure. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea by…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?LoginWhile dealing with a plea filed in connection with 4 local fishermen who have been killed apparently at the hands of the Sri Lankan navy, the Madras High Court on Monday (23rd March) directed the State & Centre to bring the matter to a logical end by giving it a due closure. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea by an association named Fisherman Care, who sought compensation and jobs for the family of the deceased fishermen. Also, it was prayed in the plea that an appropriate police station be designated so as to conduct the investigation into the deaths of the four fishermen. Demand for compensation and government jobs for the legal heirs The Court gave liberty to the Petitioner/ Fisherman Care to make an appropriate representation to the Department of Fisheries of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for such agency to consider the same. The Court also permitted that a similar representation may be made to the Department of the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries under the State Government. Significantly, the Court also said, “There should be no duplication of job opportunities, but the appropriate departments of the State and the Centre may coordinate and provide adequate compensation in the wake of the untimely deaths of the four fishermen.” Demand for an investigation into the matter At the outset, the Court noted the stand of the Union that the incident took place in international waters or, at the very least, beyond the territorial waters of India. Though the petitioner contended that the appropriate police station should be one in Chennai, the FIR had been lodged in Rameshwaram and the Nagapattinam police authorities are apparently looking into the matter. To this, the Court said, “The Centre and the State should coordinate to specify a particular authority, in accordance with law, that would head the investigation and bring the matter to a logical end by giving a due closure, so that the families of the deceased fishermen are aware of the circumstances in which the four died.” With this, the plea was disposed of with a direction that if the petitioner’s representation is made to the Union or the State within four weeks, the relevant Secretaries heading the particular departments should consider the same and communicate a reasoned decision to the petitioner and to the families of the deceased fishermen within eight weeks of the receipt thereof. In related news, the Madras High Court recently asked the Union of India to persuade the Sri Lankan authorities to desist from taking extreme measures in case Indian fishermen, accidentally or otherwise, stray into Sri Lankan waters without ‘being jingoistic or parochial in the matter’. Exercise Restraint If Sri Lankan Fishermen Stray Into Indian Waters, Persuade Lankan Authorities To Do Same In Case Of Indian Fishermen: Madras HC To UOI “It is the same restraint which ought to be exercised by Indian authorities when it comes to Sri Lankan fishermen”, added the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R. Hemalatha. Case title – Fisherman Care v. The Union of India and others [W.P.No.7436 of 2021]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Gold Coast developer offers Tesla battery-powered homes

first_imgBill Harrison and Joy Tragardh celebrate their move to Halcyon Greens with Halcyon project director Scott Ng.Sick of paying soaring power prices, semi-retired couple Bill Harrison and Joy Tragardh have “gone off-grid”.The couple are among the first residents to move in to Australia’s first-ever over-50s golf and residential community, Halcyon Greens, part of a $250 million masterplanned development at Pimpama.As a house-warning gesture, the couple were driven to their new Tesla battery-powered home in the northern Gold Coast suburb in a Tesla Model S.“Buying a Tesla-operated home makes a lot of sense,” Mr Harrison said.“As we looked further into the cost and environmental benefits of a Tesla-powered home, it reinforced that we made the right decision and we’re very happy and excited about moving in.”Ms Tragardh said the fact they were also able to purchase a home in a community with no exit fees was a major drawcard.Their neighbour, Barry Dempsey, also did his research before buying his environmentally-friendly home with the aim of achieving a more cost-effective lifestyle.“It’s great to move into a new house with space,” he said, after living in a caravan on a mate’s property.“I knew I wanted to live in an eco-friendly home and was looking at solar and wind-powered technology before I discovered the Tesla-powered homes on offer at Halcyon, and I was sold.“Halcyon offered exactly what I was looking for all in one package, plus I’ll be living on a golf course. That’s the dream.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoInterested in solar power? Take a look at Tesla’s tiny home:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTesla tiny home00:49The arrival of the first residents comes as Halcyon Greens, which is nestled next to the Gainsborough Greens golf course, opens its display village.The Halcyon Greens recreational area includes 2.4ha of parkland, clubhouse, outdoor and heated indoor pool, championship-size bowling green, floodlit tennis court, cinema, gym and dance studio, outdoor amphitheatre and walking trails.There is also an 18 hole golf course and residents have access to a work shed, herb and vegetable garden, rose garden and fruit orchard, as well as storage facilities for boats, golf buggies and caravans.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said the arrival of the first residents was a major milestone for Halcyon Greens – the developer’s seventh and largest project in southeast Queensland.He said the optional inclusion of Tesla technology had proven popular with buyers.“It’s proved to be a popular choice with purchasers who are very conscious of the financial and environmental implications of an innovative battery power system,” he said.Homes at Halcyon Greens also include features such as wider doorways and hobless shower stalls that make homes easier to enter, move around and to modify as a person’s mobility needs change.last_img read more

Sparta Boss eye another title in ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal tournament starting tonight

first_imgTHE proverbial ‘kings of futsal’ Sparta Boss, will begin their quest to claim another title when they play in the feature game on the opening night of the Xtreme Clean & Maintenance Co.GT Beer ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament.Devon MillingtonThe inaugural tournament kicks off tonight at the National Gymnasium, where 24 of the country’s top futsal teams will take aim at winning the $500 000 first place prize. Second-, third- and fourth-place finishers are set to collect $200 000, $100 000 and $50 000 respectively.With the likes of Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson and Devon Millington in their side, Sparta Boss will have to get past West Back Road, since the tournament takes an unusual format, with the 24 teams playing a knockout round, and the top 12 (three groups of four) playing a round-robin.A Linden versus Georgetown clash will be the feature game of the evening, as Linden’s Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ champions Dave and Celena square off against Sophia from 19:30hrs, after the opening game between Agricola and Beterverwagting (BV)-A at 19:00hrs.These two communities have long battled one another for supremacy in sports and this encounter will no doubt be used to reinforce that contention.West Demerara Guinness champions Showstoppers will come up against Tiger Bay – a team searching to restore their reputation as being one of the best teams in the shorter format.All the matchups should give the tournament the ideal start, that is to entertain fans and put on display the customary skills and speed that are the main characteristics of the format.Meanwhile, according to the organisers, every night two lucky fans will have the opportunity to win one pennyweight of gold or its equivalent. There will be several other novelty events which will allow patrons to win prizes.Below are the fixtures for the first two nights.Tonight’s round of matches:Agricola vs BV-A – 19:00rsFestival City vs Albouystown – 19:30hrsSophia vs Dave and Celena All-Stars – 20:00hrsShowstoppers vs Tiger Bay – 20:30hrsBroad Street vs Kitty – 21:00hrsSparta Boss vs West Back Road – 21:30hrsTomorrow’s fixtures:Tucville vs Melanie – 19:00hrsPlaisance vs Alexander Village – 19:30hrsBent Street vs Campbellville – 20:00hrsNorth East La Penitence vs Future Stars – 20:30hrsWest Front Road ‘Gold is Money’ vs North Ruimveldt – 21:00hrsBack Circle vs Globe Yard – 21:30hrslast_img read more

Tunisia 1-2 England: Five things we learned

first_imgCaptain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup.Kane nodded home from close range in the 91st minute following Harry Maguire’s flick-on from a corner, adding to his opportunistic finish in the first half in Volgograd.Here are five thoughts from the gameTUNISIA SHOULD HAVE “DISRESPECTED” ENGLANDFor a side with the likes of Delle Alli, Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling, one would have fancied Tunisia to sit deep in their half and look to hit England on the counter. Instead, Tunisia pressed England high up the pitch, especially in the first half. Tunisia stubbornly stayed true to their playing philosophy and played out the back even though it sometimes appeared risky. It was this same hesitance to clear the ball which caused them the game. Despite this, I must say that the Tunisians were very impressive in their one-touch passing and were a delight to watch as they comfortably passed the ball around. The Tunisians have themselves to blame as they dropped deeper and deeper as the second half progressed and allowed England to come at them. I felt that the Tunisians should have kept on playing like the way they did in the first half as they showed that they could also take the game to England. TUNISIA WEAK AT DEFENDING SET PIECES There was always danger anytime England had set pieces [corner kicks and free kicks closer to Tunisia’s defensive third]. The Tunisians were very poor at marking their opponents and could only watch on as Harry Kane slotted home from close range after Hassen pulled off an impressive save. This predicament was further highlighted as Harry Kane was left unmarked as he powered in a header from a corner kick in stoppage time to seal the victory for England.TUNISIA’S LEFT SIDE OF DEFENCE A WEAK LINKTunisia’s left back Maaloul and left central defender Bronn had a torrid time defending Tunisia’s left side of the defence. So many English attacks were initiated from Tunisia’s left side of the defence. Kyle Walker and Kevin Trippier had a field day at the left flank. Gareth Southgate surely realized it and brought on Loftus Cheek to play at the left flank.  Going into the next game, Tunisia will definitely have to work on their left side of the defence.SOUTHGATE SPOT ON WITH HIS SUBSTITUTIONSPrior to the game, majority expected a Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford partnership upfront. Gareth Southgate had other thoughts and decided to pair Raheem Sterling with Harry Kane up front. The partnership didn’t work and Rashford came in for Sterling. Ruben Loftus Cheek was also brought on to replace Dele Alli and the introduction of these players gave England a lift. Rashford and Cheek were direct in their play as they gave England renewed energy going forward. It was Cheek’s persistence on the left side of midfield that led to the corner kick which resulted in the winning goal. CONCENTRATION, AN AFRICAN PROBLEM?Egypt and Morocco also conceded goals late on in their respective games. This has led to genuine concerns about the concentration level of the African teams so far. Well, it is very amazing how Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia seemed to have lost concentration when it mattered most. This trend is very worrying and the various African teams must make sure that they toughen up their mentality.—Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more