LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ryan JonesAll round funny man and once polled as Wales’ Sexiest Man, Ryan Jones chats to Rugby World about being starstruck, his philosophy on life and wanting to be Superman.RUGBY WORLD: So who are the jokers in the Wales squad? Have there been any good practical jokes?RYAN JONES: Rowland Phillips, our defence coach, is the biggest joker. He doesn’t have a serious bone in his body. I did a great practical joke on my mate. He’s a plumber and was going on this training course. I emptied his toolbox and filled it with stones and Bob the Builder’s plastic tool kit. He opened it up in front of everyone on the course – I’m still waiting for him to get me back.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen/heard on the pitch?RJ: I was playing for UWIC once and we were getting pushed back in this scrum. I said to the hooker, ‘Can you take it out of reverse?’ Everyone started laughing.Making the news, Joking around and Failure…RW: What are the best and worst headlines you’ve seen about yourself?RJ: I won Wales’ Sexiest Man the other week, which was strange. I’ve had loads of stick! All the stuff on the Lions tour was good: ‘Ryan the baby Lion’ and ‘Playing with the big boys’ – lots of cheesy ones! I can’t think of the worst headline, but there was a massive article in the Western Mail about how I wasn’t cut out to play for Wales after my first cap.RW: What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever said to you?RJ: One weekend I went to this pub in Tenby with four uni friends. It was pretty quiet – there was no music or anything – and this guy shouts across, ‘Oi, Ryan, you’re s**!’ Everyone just started laughing. I was so embarrassed and my mates found it hilarious.RW: Would you ever cut your hair?RJ: Long hair’s cool. I don’t want to be boring like everyone else, with short, spiky hair. I want to be a bit different.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?RJ: I’d like to be a Hollywood movie star!RW: What’s your favourite joke?RJ: I better say a clean one. Two snowmen in a field, one turns to the other and says, ‘Can you smell carrots?’ He replies, ‘No, but I can see coal.’RW: What’s your philosophy?RJ: No regrets.Bugbears, Cooking, and Immortality…RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?RJ: My Groggs – I’ve got six. They’re all of me, but in different jerseys. My filing cabinet – I’ve got everything in that. And memorabilia, like my jerseys and caps. RW: Who cooks in your house?RJ: Me. I make a mean chilli and I cook a lot of fresh fish – I often get it off Brent Cockbain. My girlfriend does the cleaning so it’s a fair balance.RW: What are your bugbears?RJ: Littering drives me nuts. And what’s with the seats in bus stops you can’t actually sit on, you just sort of lean on.RW: Do you have any phobias?RJ: Failure – being out of my depth.RW: Do you like breast, bum or legs?RJ: The whole package. Kate from Lost would be my ideal woman. I can’t believe she’s going out with that guy from Lord of the Rings – he’s batting well above his average!RW: Have you ever been starstruck?RJ: Every time I have breakfast with Gav!RW: What’s the most you’ve spent on something apart from a house or car?RJ: A jetski. I only had it for a year and used to take it down to the beach in Swansea and Tenby, but the club made me get rid of it because of my shoulder. I was a bit upset and I’ll probably get one again when I stop playing – I loved it.RW: If you could have one superpower what would it be?RJ: To live forever – I could get a million caps for Wales! I might get a bit lonely though. I’d just like to be Superman.Take a look at the Welsh team having a go at the crossbar challenge…Learn more about Ryan’s teammates at Wales…Alun Wyn Jones Andy PowellDwayne Peel TAGS: Ospreys
Absalom Jones’ vibrancy lives on at St. Thomas, Philadelphia Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Black History Month, By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 13, 2014 In conjunction with Black History Month, the Episcopal News Service will publish feature articles on several historically black Episcopal congregations during February.The congregation of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, during the Palm Sunday procession in March 2013.[Episcopal News Service] Feb. 13 may be the church calendar’s official recognition of the life and ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones, but for Mary Sewell Smith and others at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, every day is founder’s day.Jones – the Episcopal Church’s and the nation’s first black priest – founded St. Thomas in 1792 as the country’s first historically black church of any denomination, and “that spirit that permeated the early church has come down through the years and is still alive and well and thriving,” Smith said.“A guiding force in our church is the life and legacy of Rev. Jones. It is just part of my life,” said Smith, a lifelong parishioner and current member of the church’s historical society. “We try to live up to the principles he espoused: freedom, liberty, education, worship, community service.”Besides St. Thomas, 90-some historically black Episcopal churches remain today, congregations created by blacks not welcomed in mainline Episcopal churches post-slavery and during racial segregation throughout the United States, according to the Rev. Harold T. Lewis, a former staff officer for black ministries at the Episcopal Church Center in New York and the author of “Yet With a Steady Beat: the African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church” (Trinity Press International, 1996).The oldest, St. Thomas, grew out of the Free African Society, an independent mutual-aid organization created by Absalom Jones and Richard Allen to provide assistance for the economic, educational, social and spiritual needs of the African-American community. Those efforts continued in the church.“Most black congregations have always been about uplift, social action, outreach and empowering the community,” Lewis said.“What is unfortunate is that many people in the church, black and white, are unaware of that history and don’t know how many people have fought to get us where we are today,” he added, citing the Episcopal Church’s checkered past with regard to African Americans and racism.Portrait of Absalom Jones rendered by Philadelphia artist Raphaelle Peale in 1810.Infused by the spirit of Absalom JonesOne of Smith’s earliest memories is of gazing up at the iconic portrait of Jones painted by Raphaelle Peale in 1810 and hanging in the church narthex as her father told her the story of St. Thomas’ founder, who was born into slavery, taught himself to read and purchased his freedom in 1784. Six years earlier, he had purchased his wife Mary’s freedom.Jones served as a lay minister until he and other blacks were asked to leave St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. That exodus prompted Richard Allen and Jones to create the Free African Society. It led to Allen founding the African Methodist Episcopal Church and to Jones’ ordination in the Episcopal Church as a deacon and, nine years later, at age 58, a priest.But then-Pennsylvania Bishop William White would agree to ordain Jones and receive St. Thomas into the diocese only if the church did not send any clergy or deputies to diocesan convention, thus depriving blacks of voice or vote in church governance, which “characterized the duality of race relations within the church for much of its history,” according to historical documents of the church.Smith recalled visits to Jones’ grave, located “in the same cemetery where our family graves are. And when we would go to visit our family, we would always say a prayer at Rev. Jones’ marker.” Jones’ remains have been exhumed since then and cremated and placed in an urn at a commemorative chapel inside the Gothic-style church, she said.Smith grew up playing on the church steps, along with childhood friends Mercedes Sadler and sisters Lucille and Isabel Hamill. The 70- and 80-something women continue to share a love of church and history as members of the historical society. They say the church infused them with a sense of belonging. Its story is their story, and also the nation’s story.History lives: ‘Very much a part of church’One of the greatest joys for retired schoolteachers and sisters Isabel Hamill, 87, and Lucille Hamill, 83, was finding a mention of their aunt, Bertha Jones, included among the names of church women supporting various war efforts.“There were notes about the women who helped roll bandages for the Spanish-American War,” said Lucille Hamill. “And the women held canteens during World War I and World War II, where the young men could come and eat and be mothered by the older women in the church, and they used to come.”For the Hamills, finding words for all that the church has meant to them is difficult. “It made you feel included, in a city where there was still rampant segregation when we were young,” Lucille Hamill said. “It just made you feel a part of something bigger than yourself, and that was important.”To preserve the congregation’s history, the church had created an archive in an adjoining building but encountered climate and moisture issues that are being resolved, Smith said. The church’s archives offer a window into a past filled with social activism and community outreach, and even a glimpse of future possibilities.“I think because we know quite a bit about what the church has been like down through the years, it leads us, it infuses the present,” Smith said.Included in the archives are Jones’ baptismal records from the late 1700s, birth and death records, sermons and speeches, membership rolls and vestry meeting minutes.Some documents, in the process of being restored, predate the church. “We actually have a volume of accounts from the Free African Society,” Smith said. “Everything that I ever read says that no records of this organization had survived, but, in going through our old records, we have come across this volume, from 1790 until 1792, when the society disbanded and transitioned into the church.“Each member had a page, and it shows they paid a couple of shillings, and this was money used to serve the poor and the disabled. You can see how people paid their dues and how they would miss a couple of months and then catch it up.”Looking back, the focus was “always on community service,” she said. “The St. Mary’s Guild in the 1800s made clothing for children who couldn’t afford clothes to go to school. The Sons of St. Thomas – we have the minutes of these organizations – fashioned themselves after the Free African Society and functioned very much the same way.”The Dorcas Society was composed of women, “and their primary function seems to have been to arrange and pay for burials of women in the church or community,” she said.Church membership rolls read like a who’s who in African-American society, said Mercedes Sadler, 77, a sixth-generation Episcopalian and a member of the chancel choir, one of five church choirs.They include James Forten, born in 1766 to free black parents. He fought in the Revolutionary War and parlayed an apprenticeship at a sail-making company into a wealthy business venture. He used more than half his wealth to purchase freedom for slaves, to help finance William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, to operate an Underground Railroad station out of his home and to fund a school for black children.Octavius Valentine Catto was “a Renaissance man and a St. Thomas vestry member back in the day,” Sadler said. “He was shot and killed while trying to get people to go out and vote.”Catto was about 5 when his family moved to Philadelphia from South Carolina in 1850. A social activist, he was also an accomplished baseball shortstop and player-coach and the founder and captain of the Pythian Baseball Club. A Republican and supporter of Abraham Lincoln, he worked for passage of the 15th Amendment, allowing black men the right to vote, but was killed on Oct. 10, 1871, Election Day. One of his baseball bats is among the archive memorabilia.St. Thomas’ clergy and parishioners played key roles in the abolition/anti-slavery/Underground Railroad movements and the early equal rights movement of the 1800s, according to the website. “Over the past 50 years, St. Thomas has figured prominently in the civil rights movement, the NAACP, Union of Black Episcopalians, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Philadelphia Interfaith Action and the Episcopal Church Women.”For Smith, the memories are personal and precious. She recalled watching her brother practicing altar duties and the art of candle-lighting at home. Although girls were not allowed to serve as acolytes then, she discovered other ways to serve, as did her mother.“My mother was what you call an acolyte mother,” Smith said. “In those days, you never knew which acolytes would show up. So, if a short one showed up, she had to pluck up the cassocks and put pins in them. I used to be in the sacristy with her before the service, getting them ready. In those days they didn’t have girls as acolytes, but I always found things to do.”Looking back, moving forwardBesides community involvement, St. Thomas has remained committed “to uphold the knowledge and value of the black presence in the Episcopal Church,” according to the website. The church is offering a Black History Month exhibit, conducts regular tours for visitors and continues to preserve its wealth of records and to develop its archives.“It’s such a blessing that we have these wonderful records,” Smith said. “Somehow, it was recognized, down through the years, that these records were valuable. You really get a sense of what life was like, the people, who were the movers and shakers. It has connected me and expanded my knowledge of black history and connection to the black community in a way I didn’t have.”Although the church has moved four times since Absalom Jones founded it, it continues to grow and welcome others “with a little bit of something for everyone,” Sadler says. Its members represent the range of the African diaspora as well as “a fair number” of whites.Stained-glass windows installed in 2000 pay homage not only to Jones but also to several black giants of the faith: Archbishop Desmond Tutu; retired Massachusetts Suffragan Bishop Barbara Harris, the first woman elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church; and Bishop Suffragan Franklin Turner, who bequeathed a crosier to the archives.Turner, who retired in 2000, died Dec. 31, 2013, and a requiem was held Jan. 11.At a 1992 service at St. Thomas to rebury the remains of Absalom Jones, Franklin had said of black Episcopalians, “We have indeed come this far by faith.”“We can be justly proud of our sojourn in the Episcopal Church, although it has been an uphill struggle,” he said.Uplift, empower, welcomeIn the spirit of Absalom Jones’ push for education, the church is launching an after-school program, said the Rev. Angelo Wildgoose, associate rector.“The after-school program is geared toward schools in our area and is basically looking towards helping with homework, technology, computer sciences, with SAT tips; and the church is involved in a variety of outreach efforts,” he told ENS.Among other church programs, the five choirs offer a range of music: classical, spirituals, gospel, jazz.A new middle school and high school “Souldiers for Christ” class is set to begin Feb. 16, said Wildgoose, who has served at the church since December. Another program, designed to connect students with local Episcopal churches during their college years, re-launched in December with about 15 students, he said.“The idea is to give them that home away from home where they’ll be able to continue to worship at an Episcopal church and at the same time to have some familiar surroundings,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure we keep our young people engaged, from the children up to those in college. We’re stressing a lot of parental involvement.”Average Sunday attendance is about 400 at one service, with about 50 children in the church school. “There’s a little bit of something for everyone here,” Sadler said.For Smith, her lifelong friends and many others, St. Thomas has been a spiritual and a palpable home, “an anchor, somewhere to organize their life around, and with people of like interests,” Smith said. “We’re fortunate that our congregation is multi-generational, with a wonderful church school, a great group of teens and all the ‘Souldiers for Christ,’ and that each age group can feel ownership in the church and become an active part of the life of the church.“It has certainly added to my life, and I think that’s what people find when they come here, and that’s why every Sunday we have people joining the church.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is an Episcopal News Service correspondent. 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42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis JD Wetherspoon raises over £1 million for CLIC Sargent 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 Howard Lake | 17 November 2005 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy National pub operator, JD Wetherspoon has raised over £1 million for CLIC Sargent – the UK children’s cancer charity – as part of its ongoing pledge to raise £2 million for the charity. Wetherspoon’s has been fundraising for the charity through its pubs and in its head office since 2002 and the money raised will be used to provide ongoing support and care for those affected by cancer and leukaemia.
23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Access to Art awarded £58,000 by the City Bridge Trust Access to Art based in Southwark has received a big cash boost thanks to a £58,500 grant, to be awarded over a three year period by the City of London Corporation’s The City Bridge Trust. The grant has been given to the charity to enable disabled and frail older people to access museums and galleries in London, by providing a volunteer gallery Assistant to help them.Access to Art began life as a project of Age Concern – Wandsworth, to enable disabled and housebound people to access art exhibitions. The City Bridge Trust is helping to expand Access to Art activities, and helped it to become an established independent charity with grants awarded in 1996 and 1998. Today, Access to Art’s membership totals over 270 disabled and frail older people from several boroughs across London. The further City Bridge Trust funding will allow for a Volunteer Coordinator, who is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting the 120 volunteers involved in the project. Last year, volunteers organised 126 trips to museums and galleries in London.Says Ms Jane Turner, Director of Access to Art “We were delighted when the funds were approved, it will make such a difference to us and be put towards the costs of the charity having a Volunteer Co-ordinator”The City Bridge Trust has awarded over £200 million to London’s charities and community groups in the last twelve years to help the lives of disabled people, children, young people and older people in London communities, as well as supporting environmental projects and the voluntary and community sector.It is the largest, independent grant making trust in London following an Act of Parliament in 1995 which allowed surplus monies from the ancient trust (originally set up to maintain the five London bridges crossing the Thames into the City) to be spent for the benefit of Londoners, through charitable grant making. The Trust’s £620 million fund was built up over 900 years, originating from ancient taxes imposed on London Bridge.Says Clare Thomas, Chief Grants Officer at The City Bridge Trust; “This grant application was commended by our committee and clearly demonstrates the tangible outcomes for Access to Art. We look forward to seeing how the charity’s work will grow as a result.”To find out more about The City Bridge Trust and its grants, charities should log onto www.citybridgetrust.org.ukThose wanting to find out more about Access to Art enabling disabled and frail older people to visit galleries and museums in London, please contact Ms Jane Turner (Director) Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, London. SE21 8QR. email [email protected] www.access2art.org.uk. Tel: 020 8761 4898 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding 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. Howard Lake | 12 February 2008 | News
Melanie May | 10 October 2016 | News Businesses donate homepages to youth homelessness charity Businesses across the West Midlands joined forces to donate their company homepages to local charity St Basils last month.Visitors to the websites on 30th September saw a St Basils branded ‘overlay’ explaining that the company in question had donated its HOMEpage to help end youth homelessness in the Midlands. This then gave them the option of continuing to view their intended domain or being diverted to learn about the work of St Basil’s by visiting its website. Visitors were also invited to sign up to the charity’s e-newsletter.The campaign was conceived by agency One Black Bear, with the date chosen as the closest working day to St Basil’s 44th birthday on 1st October to increase its impact.Twenty-six companies in the West Midlands, including One Black Bear, took part with some donating their homepage and others donating homepage advertising space or supporting the event through their social media channels. 138 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Participants included: HSF, Dixons, IDEX Consulting, Tuckers Solicitors, Fira, BPN Architects, Shire Insurance, Birmingham Civic Society, Argent LLP in conjunction with Paradise Circus Limited Partnership, The Space Studio and Trinity Mirror Midlands.While this is potentially a first for a charity, companies have previously changed or added links to their homepages in response to major appeals such as the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and 9/11, while many other campaigns have placed ads on other sites, such as Make Poverty History, which got sites to include its triangular advert on their pages. 137 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Charity Website corporate Digital Fundraising ideas
Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi government’s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media. As a result of a lawsuit brought by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Baghdad court ordered the Iraqi news website Kitabat to pay 1 billion dinars (630,000 euros) in damages on 18 May.Although based in Germany, Kitabat uses reports provided by many correspondents inside Iraq and the ruling threatens its ability to continuing operating.“The Iraqi government must stop this campaign against independent media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After bringing many lawsuits against newspapers and TV stations, websites are now being targeted, even those based abroad. This damages award of 630,000 euros is a threat to Kitabat’s survival.”The prime minister’s lawsuit was prompted by a January article by reporter Ali Hussein accusing his chief of staff of using his position to get jobs for his relatives. At the prosecutor’s request, the judge ordered Kitabat editor Ayad al-Zamili – who is a political refugee in Germany and could not attend the trial – to pay 1 billion dinars in “major material and financial damages.”“The court’s decision is based on a 1969 law that takes no account of what is written on the Internet,” Zamili told Reporters Without Borders. “The lawsuit is further evidence of the prime minister’s desire to reduce press freedom to the minimum.” Zamili said he would not appeal because he feared for his safety if he had to return to Iraq.The government secretary general today revealed that another defamation suit is going to be brought against Zamili and one of his reporters, Emad al-Ebadi, over an article about government corruption.Launched in 2002, Kitabat is now regarded as one of the leading news websites for coverage of Iraq. News to go further May 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News website latest target in government’s legal offensive against independent media News IraqMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News December 28, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out more
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. On Monday, January 21, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Pasadena police received a call from an employee at the Metro PCS store located at 467 North Lake Avenue in Pasadena, reporting the business was just robbed by three suspects and one was armed with a handgun.Responding officers immediately arrived in the area and scoured the area in search for the suspects, but were unable to locate them.Pasadena detectives resumed the investigation and in the process of canvassing the area of occurrence recovered a video depicting the three suspects entering the store, committing the robbery, and exiting with the loss. An undisclosed amount of money and several cell phones were taken.Additional video captured the suspects entering an awaiting vehicle parked curbside on Villa Street west of Lake Avenue and driving away.Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years of age, approximately 5’-03”, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants, carrying a tan colored bag.The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years of age, approximately 6’-01”, medium build, wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.The third suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years of age, approximately 5’-07”, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.The suspect vehicle is described as a later model Nissan Altima, 4-door, dark in color possibly black, with tinted windows and paper plates.Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Detective Barry Glockson (626) 744-7312 or the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 at any hour.Police said you may also report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena latest #1 Public Asked for Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 2:50 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment More Cool Stuff
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News UpdatesMushrooming Of Law Colleges- Need To Ensure That Quality Isn’t Compromised In The Guise Of Creating Opportunities : Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay27 March 2021 4:39 AMShare This – xDealing with a plea seeking framing of rules to reduce the upcoming new private law colleges, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (23rd March) observed that it is to be seen that the quality is not compromised in course of more law colleges being born and in the guise of opportunities being created. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy also observed that the standard of education imparted at some of the existing law colleges and the infrastructure available need to be looked into. Appearing before the Court, the State Bar Council submitted that was vigilant and sufficient steps have been taken by it. However, it further stated that unless there is uniformity all over the country, whether under the aegis of the Bar Council of India or pursuant to orders of the Court, the situation cannot be appropriately addressed. To this, the Court remarked, “There is a substance in what the Bar Council says since the regulation of law colleges in one State is undone if unregulated law colleges in a contiguous State allow easy access. Significantly, the Court further said, “The matter has to be looked into, in-depth, by the Bar Council and possible orders have to be sought at an all-India level to ensure that the quality is not compromised in course of more law colleges being born and in the guise of opportunities being created.” However, the Court further observed that no mandamus could be issued of the nature sought by the petitioner. Further, the Court added, “Since it may not be effective merely to regulate the opening of law colleges within the boundaries of this State as easy access to law colleges across the neighbouring States will always be open, no meaningful order is possible to be issued at this level.” However, the Court clarified that nothing in the order would prevent the Bar Council from considering the petitioner’s representation and affording the petitioner a hearing on the matter within the next four weeks. In related news, the Punjab and Haryana High Court in December 2020 had set aside the three-year moratorium imposed by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on the opening of new law colleges as ultra vires the Indian Constitution. A Single Bench of Justice Rekha Mittal, in a verdict rendered on 4th December 2020, held that the BCI cannot impose a complete ban on the opening of new law colleges, under the pretext of regulating Legal Education. “No doubt, the BCI can issue guidelines/circulars etc. and press for compliance thereof as well as 2008 Rules either at the grant of approval to a New College or adherence thereof by the Colleges/Institutes for Legal Education already existing throughout the country but under that pretext it cannot impose a complete ban on the opening of New Institutes for imparting Legal Education,” the order states. Case title – M.D.Ashok v. The Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Government and ors. [W.P.No.1858 of 2021]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsChief Justice Sanjib Banerjee Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy Bar Council Of Tamil Nadu Bar Council of India Mushrooming Of Law Colleges Quality of law colleges Madras High Court Establishment of law colleges Next Story