Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Antoine Dupont scores against England after 65 secondsBarely a minute had passed in the Six Nations encounter between England and France when red-hot scrum-half Antoine Dupont got himself on the scoresheet. England would win a pulsating affair 23-20, but the standard was set for a classic encounter from the off.At the very start of the match, the French backline worked the ball wide, when it came to wing Teddy Thomas… He put a chip over the top. It bounced well for Dupont and as he raced forward, after juggling it, he took control and went over for the match’s opening try.England came roaring right back, though, scoring a try through wing Anthony Watson – who is celebrating his 50th England cap today. and ended up winning the Man of the Match. Antoine Dupont of France scores against England (Getty Images) The in-from France nine came flying out of the blocks With England under the shadow of the french posts, the ball made it to George Ford who slung it wide to Watson. With Thomas flying up, the England star had a clear run-in.From here England pinned les Bleus down in their own territory, with Owen Farrell penalties edging the hosts in front.Related: The importance of executing in the opposition 22Dupont was even charged down in his own 22 by breakaway Tom curry, but the nine made up for it seconds later by forcing Ben Youngs to knock-on at the very next ruck.Damian Penaud scored just after the half-hour mark. From a lovely lineout move over the top, Gael Fickou passed back inside to Dupont. He found Matthieu Jalibert and a looping ball made it over to the rangy wing. The try made it 17-13 in France’s favour.Penalty kicks brought it to within four points at 16-20, before Maro Itoje’s try edged England ahead and Farrell made it 23-20.
December 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm Let’s beging by taxing bullets at $5 each. The Constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms. It doesn’t say a thing about bullets.-Bill Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA F. William Thewalt says: [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section.We like to think of Christmas as a magical time of the year. That is particularly true for those of us in New York, where the season leading up to Christmas takes on a seemingly magical atmosphere. It feels like winter. There are ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Bryant Park. The store windows along Fifth Avenue tell stories of elves and reindeer. Lighted trumpeting angels line the streets. All we need is a little snow. It is easy to fall into the magic, and who wouldn’t want to?Among the things stolen from us last week was Christmas magic. Nothing seems magical in a world where a disturbed young man could enter a school and shoot 26 people, including 20 children, reveling, no doubt, in the magic of the season of anticipation, and erasing visions of sugar plums with brutal permanence. I have read that residents of Newtown, Conn., have been taking down the so recently unveiled Christmas decorations. Christmas has become difficult to bear. The magic has gone out of the air.In truth, though, Christmas has never been all that magical, even from the beginning. We tend to overlook that the holy birth occurred in Bethlehem because of an act of oppression, and the threat of violence, when a man and woman were forced to travel from Nazareth to their ancestral home by the decree of an occupying army in the final days of the young woman’s pregnancy.And, although we tend to be only vaguely aware of it, the massacre of innocents, not at all unlike the one we experienced on Friday, is woven inextricably into the story. Only three days after Christmas Day, on Dec. 28, the Church’s calendar remembers the other children of Bethlehem, the ones left behind when Joseph fled with Mary and Jesus to Egypt for safety following an angelic warning, the ones slaughtered by King Herod in a fearful rage.There is really nothing at all magical about Christmas or the birth of Christ. No matter how much we might like to make it so, it has never been. Though we may rarely come to terms with it as somehow we must this year, the Christmas story begins and ends in violence shockingly similar to that at Sandy Hook Elementary School.We should not be surprised. We should not be surprised that the incarnation of good, of which the innocence of all children reminds us, is not received either warmly or passively by the presence of evil. Sometimes that evil finds its expression in armies of violence, sometimes in greed and fear and power, and sometimes in clouds of darkness that overtake and consume those among us most vulnerable to delusion left to their own devices by a society deaf to the needs of the mentally ill.No, there is nothing magic about Christmas at all. That is good. Magic too easily lets us off the hook for the role we are called to play in the story, the story of goodness being birthed in the world, the story of light that the darkness would overcome, the story of innocence confronted by evil, the story of Christ.The world is not magic, and Christmas has no special exemption from that. Every single day, eight children in America are killed by gun violence. That’s 56 children every week, almost three times the number of children killed at Sandy Hook. Every single week, 75 adults in America are killed by gun violence, more than 12 times as many as at Sandy Hook. Half a world away, in Afghanistan, 10 little girls were killed yesterday by an explosion while gathering firewood, possibly the result of a new bomb or a decades-old landmine forgotten and left behind, now just part of the landscape in this troubled part of the world. It is everywhere. Why on earth would we ever think there was a Christmas vacation from violence and death? There is no magic. There never has been.No, there is no magic. What there is is an age-old struggle with evil that comes in many forms. Christmas comes into play, not because it represents even a temporary respite from reality, but because the birth of incarnate love lays bare the reality that it is the evil that does not belong here. The birth of incarnate love lays bare that the slaughter of innocents in whatever form, child or adult, finds no place, no home, no tolerance, no business as usual in the world of which God dreams.And once we are robbed of the magic of Christmas, we begin, maybe, to grasp its reality. The reality is that the birth of the Christ child does not cast a magical spell rendering the presence of evil ineffectual. It does not relieve humankind of the reality of the world we have made of the creation. Rather, it invites us to participate in its redemption. The birth of the Christ child is not a tool for us to use, like sorcerer’s apprentices, magically relieving us from doing the hard work that needs to be done. It is a call to action.The grace of the death of magic this Christmas may be that it has starkly called us to wake up and look around us, and to take part in the work begun when a babe was laid in a manger by its holy mother on a probably not-so-peaceful night many, many years ago. We can disabuse ourselves of any notion that magic is going to save us, even at Christmas, and this year especially at Christmas. What is going to save us is entering into the life of that infant, the Holiest of Innocents, the Christ.And, as we do, we can find a joy based on what is real surpasses even magic. Our true joy is the assurance that in this particular child, Jesus, God has entered the world in a profoundly real, not magical, way. And that in this particular child, light has come into the world and the darkness did not, and will not, overcome it.— The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls is the chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am Thanks Stacy, we all need to hear this message of love that transcends magic and the evils of this world. Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ George Werner says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Christmas magic? By Stacy SaulsPosted Dec 19, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY December 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm Yes, it is not magic. It is us allowing the Holy Spirit to use us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. May we all say, “Here I am. Send me.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Stephen Bergmann says: Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 21, 2012 at 7:46 am It is a gift to hear your clear and important voice again….Merry Almost Stacy. Rector Shreveport, LA Canon Richard Miller says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (5) Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John D. Andrews says: Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 December 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm Thank You Bishop Sauls. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Por Onell A. SotoPosted May 1, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA A pesar de la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia prohibiendo el uso de lugares públicos para protestas y reuniones estudiantiles, los estudiantes universitarios siguen con su empeño de que el régimen de Nicolás Maduro renuncie y se han reunido con el mismo ánimo y valentía como en los días previos a la Semana Santa. Va ser muy difícil que el gobierno pueda controlar las muchedumbres. Dice un cartel: “No tenemos armas pero tenemos la verdad que nos da ánimo para continuar la lucha”. Las demostraciones comenzaron hace más de dos meses.El Chavismo está dando un paso que pudiera traerle más problemas de los que ya tiene. Se trata de controlar el sistema educativo para que se “asemeje al cubano”. Ya se han publicado miles de cartillas en la que los escolares ven a Chávez como el salvador de la sociedad venezolana y explican que el socialismo es el único sistema posible para traer libertad y prosperidad a toda la nación. La Constitución, por ejemplo, lleva en su portada una foto de Chávez rodeado por niños de diferentes etnias. La Colección Bicentenaria publicada ya hace tres años y conformada por unos 70 libros (cuatro para cada grado en primaria y uno por materia y año en bachillerato contiene en el área de matemáticas serios errores, dicen los educadores venezolanos). El proyecto ha recibido el rechazo de la juventud que estaría encargada de darlo a conocer.La situación en Nigeria se agrava. La secta islámica Boko Haram ha perpetrado varios ataques mortales a la comunidad cristiana. Dos iglesias fueron incendiadas una en Jos y la otra en Bui que causaron un indeterminado número de muertos. En el Estado de Yobe las autoridades decretaron un toque de queda y aún así 40 personas perdieron la vida en atentados dinamiteros. Nigeria cuenta con 170 millones de habitantes integrados por más de 200 grupos tribales.A pesar de una fuerte campaña contra el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, encuestas realizadas en el Estado de Nevada indican que la oposición está cediendo a la presión de los que están a favor. Aún conservadores republicanos están abogando por que se apruebe la medida como parte de la defensa de los derechos humanos. Recientemente el partido republicano retiró de Nevada el matrimonio como parte de su plataforma política, siguiendo el ejemplo del Estado de Indiana.En un programa transmitido por la cadena ABC se discutió el hecho de que en Estados Unidos los ricos cada vez son más ricos y los pobres más pobres. George Stephanopoulos, hijo de un sacerdote ortodoxo griego, dijo que ese hecho está “debilitando” la clase media algo que perjudicaría a toda la población. Como promedio los ricos tienen seis veces más recursos que lo pobres que generalmente están integrados por afroamericanos, hispanos, y otros inmigrantes.Ricardo Potter, canónigo de la diócesis episcopal de la República Dominicana, celebrará el 31 de mayo el cincuenta aniversario de su ordenación sacerdotal. La Iglesia de San Esteban en la ciudad de San Pedro de Macorís donde fue bautizado, confirmado y ordenado planea una gran fiesta para celebrar la ocasión.Marcus Walker, un sacerdote inglés de 33 años de edad, nacido en Jerusalén y criado en el Medio Oriente, ha sido nombrado director interino del Centro Anglicano de Roma debido a que el titular del mismo, el arzobispo David Moxon, dedicará buena parte de su tiempo a trabajar en la Red de Libertad Global, una iniciativa del papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery para tratar de erradicar la esclavitud en el mundo.The Tablet, prestigiosa publicación católica romana inglesa, informó que tres obispos solicitarán que en la próxima reunión de la jerarquía de Inglaterra y Gales se dedique tiempo para discutir el celibato sacerdotal. La publicación recuerda que antes de asumir su presente posición, el papa Francisco dijo que el celibato “es asunto de disciplina y no de fe y por tanto puede cambiarse”. Thomas McMahon, obispo emérito de Brentwood, dijo que la experiencia con los clérigos anglicanos casados que trabajan en varias diócesis “ha sido excelente”. Añadió que la escasez de clérigos es crítica.La prensa mundial ha dado amplia cobertura a los actos de “santificación” de los papas Juan XXIII y Juan Pablo II. Cerca de 800,000 peregrinos colmaron la amplia plaza de San Pedro. Esta es la primera vez que dos papas han sido elevados a la santidad en reciente memoria. Juan Pablo II fue el más aclamado y también el más criticado por encubrir casos de abusos sexuales.VERDAD. Lo que no quieras que se sepa, que no se haga. Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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February 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal August 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Snowden journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at Heathrow to go further Reporters Without Borders is outraged that US journalist Glen Greenwald’s Brazilian partner David Miranda was detained and questioned for nine hours yesterday at London’s Heathrow airport under the UK’s Terrorism Act, and that his mobile phone, laptop and other computer equipment were all seized.Greenwald is the Guardian journalist who has played a leading role in analysing and publishing US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s electronic surveillance programmes.“The world’s most repressive states often identify journalism with terrorism and now the British authorities have crossed a red line by resorting to this practice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are very disturbed by this unacceptable violation of the UK’s obligations to respect freedom of information and the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. By acting in this arbitrary way, the British authorities have just emphasized how necessary and legitimate Snowden’s and Greenwald’s revelations were.“Julian Assange is confined to the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Snowden was blocked for weeks at Moscow airport’s transit area, and US filmmaker Laura Poitras has encountered repeated obstacles in her movements and work. These freedom of movement violations highlight the urgency of the need to protect whistleblowers and the journalists who publish their revelations.”Miranda, 28, has gone to Berlin to visit Poitras, who has been working with Greenwald on the Snowden revelations. He was detained while in transit at Heathrow on his way back from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. Without letting him speak to a lawyer, the UK authorities questioned him for nine hours, the maximum period allowed under article 7 of the Terrorism Act.The UK authorities have not established any link between Miranda and terrorist activities and did not even mention the possibility when questioning him, as Greenwald has said in his blog.“They obviously had zero suspicion that David was associated with a terrorist organization or involved in any terrorist plot,” Greenwald wrote. “They spent their time interrogating him about the NSA reporting which Laura Poitras, the Guardian and I are doing.” By detaining Miranda, the UK authorities were clearly using a spurious terrorism suspicion in a bid to intimidate and unsettle Greenwald and Poitras. The Guardian’s use of Snowden’s information to shed light on the surveillance practices of GCHQ, the British equivalent of the NSA, may also have been a motive.Miranda’s detention was probably also designed to send an intimidatory message to all journalists covering the surveillance methods being used by the UK and US authorities.Claiming that the British authorities “completely abused their own terrorism law,” Greenwald announced that he had no intention of dropping the story.“If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these documents reveal, they are beyond deluded,” he wrote. “If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further.” News Related documents Portuguese versionPDF – 116.46 KB News Follow the news on United Kingdom March 23, 2021 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened News Help by sharing this information Organisation Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia RSF_en February 11, 2021 Find out more
Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Ed Tech Committee Chair Victor Gordo[UPDATED: Includes Thursday’s local Coronavirus numbers]As the Economic Development and Technology (EDTEC) Committee began discussing changing the city’s Safer at Home order, city health officials confirmed two more deaths on Thursday and confirmed 15 more cases bringing the local numbers to 65 deaths and 516 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.The changes could allow a limited group of businesses — toy stores, bookstores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores, music stores, and florists — to reopen.Mayor Terry Tornek said the City Council meeting will have a narrow focus.“The council made it clear that it wants to be engaged in the process and be well informed every step of the way,” Tornek said. “The conclusion was that since the public health officer’s order governing what businesses can be open and under what circumstances is going to be changed to conform with what the state is permitting and what the county health officer is allowing that we should inform the council and make sure that they are in accord with it.”The EDTECH meeting began at 3:15 p.m, and the City Council met immediately afterwards. The meetings marked the city’s continued progression into its economic recovery phase, while health officials battle to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the city’s long term health facilities.“I will urge our city staff to ensure that the safety of our residents and persons who work in Pasadena be given priority in regard to any actions recommended or taken, while we address the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said EDTECH Chair Victor Gordo. “As we work to move safely to this next phase, we must pull together to ensure we protect the public’s health and welfare, while providing much needed relief to our residents, local businesses, and the local economy.”Local residents can comment online.Councilman John Kennedy said the community needs to continue to look at the data.“If there are opportunities where we can comfortably move beyond the predicate of safety of our residents and our visitors and provide measured openings in the city of Pasadena’s various businesses, still keeping the required distancing and covering, then we need to do that,” Kennedy said.Kennedy said he was concerned certain leaders are not necessarily looking at the science as they make decisions related to what is in the best interest of their respective communities.“I think for our community it would be irresponsible not to look at the data and let the data and the science dictate the decisions that we make collectively as a council,” Kennedy said. “I’m confident that the mayor and my colleagues and I will do just that.”The meeting comes on the same day Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to give guidelines to communities for reopening low risk businesses as the state moves to Stage 2 of the plan to reopen the state.The city has been all but shut down since the city, along with the county and the state, issued orders requiring all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.Although those orders potentially saved thousands of lives, they decimated the economy and have left some businesses particular restaurants on the brink of shuttering for good.A member of the Pasadena Health Department told Pasadena Now on Monday that the department would be part of the process.“The virus continues to be present in our community but we understand the need to evaluate restrictions,” said Manuel Carmona. “In the days to come, the Health Department will help the city assess activities for their level of risk and begin considering easing restrictions for the lowest risk activities. 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News Updates[Scoring Zero In NEET Exam] Bombay HC Issues Notice In Plea By NEET Aspirant Seeking Manual Evaluation Of Her OMR Sheet [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay19 Oct 2020 10:44 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) on Monday (19th October) issued notice in a plea moved by a NEET aspirant seeking Court’s directions for the manual evaluation of her OMR sheet.The Bench of Justices AS Chandurkar and NB Suryawanshi issued notice to the Centre and the National Testing Agency.The plea has been moved by a student, named Vasundhara (through advocate Ashwin Deshpande) who…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 Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) on Monday (19th October) issued notice in a plea moved by a NEET aspirant seeking Court’s directions for the manual evaluation of her OMR sheet.The Bench of Justices AS Chandurkar and NB Suryawanshi issued notice to the Centre and the National Testing Agency.The plea has been moved by a student, named Vasundhara (through advocate Ashwin Deshpande) who had appeared for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG)- 2020 examination.Notably, this plea has been moved after she scored Zero (0) out of 720 Marks, in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) – 2020 examination.The Petitioner has prayed before the Court that authorities be directed to produce her NEET Exam OMR sheet and get it manually checked.The results of the NEET (UG) 2020 examination were declared on 16.10.2020 and the petitioner is stated to have scored Zero marks out of Seven Hundred Twenty.The Petitioner has further stated in her plea that at 11.28 p.m. on 16.10.2020 she made a representation to the respondent no.3 and till date there has been no response to the same.It was argued that such representation is permissible for being made under Clause 15.4 of the Information Bulletin.Notably, as per the Information Bulletin published by the National Testing Agency-respondent no.3, the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet was uploaded on its website with a view to give an opportunity to the candidates to make a representation in accordance with Clause 15.4 of the Information Bulletin.However, in para 7 of the writ petition, it has been pleaded by the Petitioner-Aspirant that such OMR sheet was not uploaded as a result of which the petitioner did not have an opportunity to challenge the OMR gradation of her attempt.According to the petitioner, she having scored 81.85% marks in the H.S.C. examination was expecting a score of about 600 marks. It is her grievance that on account of some technical discrepancy it is likely that zero marks have been awarded to her.The Court observed that under Clause 15.4 of the Information Bulletin, there is no provision for re-checking/re-valuation of the answer sheets. The only opportunity given to a candidate is to make a representation on the OMR gradation of the candidates OMR sheets.Further, the Court noted that in the present case, such representation was made after declaration of the results.Relying on Apex Court’s ruling in the case of Ran Vijay Singh & ors v. State of Uttar Pradesh & ors, the High Court observed,”We are conscious of the scope available for interference in matters of the present nature. The law in this regard can be referred to as laid down in Ran Vijay Singh and others Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh and others (2018) 2 SCC 357 and especially paragraph 30 thereof. Prima facie, considering the fact that the petitioner has been awarded zero marks a response from the respondents is called for.” (emphasis supplied)Thus, notice was issued for final disposal of the writ petition, returnable on 26.10.2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A University of Chicago student who was shot and wounded by campus police has been charged with aggravated assault against the officer.University police responded to calls of a burglary on Tuesday in the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue. According to the university, witnesses said the student, Charles Thomas, was yelling and smashing windows and cars.The University of Chicago released video Wednesday of the body camera worn by the officer who shot Thomas and dash cam from his vehicle.In the body camera video, Thomas appears to be wearing some kind of mask on his face and holding a long metal bar. He was also wearing yellow gloves. The officer is heard telling Thomas to drop the bar, but Thomas did not comply. He is heard cursing as he continues to walk closer to the officer, who was backing up.“Sir, I need you to drop that weapon,” the officer yells at Thomas.Thomas allegedly charges the officer, who fired one round and struck him. Thomas, 21, screams and continues to curse at the officers as they tend to him.Thomas was taken to a local hospital for a shoulder wound; he was treated and released.Authorities charged Thomas with aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage, police said. He was arraigned today.The Chicago Police Department, which is conducting its own investigation on the shooting, said he was in Cook County custody.Attempts by ABC News to reach an attorney for Thomas were not successful.According to the university, the officer who fired the shot has been on the university police force for two years. The officer, who has not been identified, has undergone 40 hours of crisis training and mental health training, the school said.It was unclear, however, if Thomas suffers from mental illness.The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the university is conducting an internal investigation into the shooting.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major snowstorm hit the Northeast overnight, shuttering public schools in New York City and Boston. Over 580 flights have been canceled for the day. The most affected airports so far are Boston’s Logan International Airport, LaGuardia in New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Here are some of the latest snow totals: — Burrillville, Rhode Island: 17 inches— Pomfret, Connecticut: 16.5 inches— Sharon, Massachusetts: 16.2 inches— Logan Airport in Boston: 9.8 inches— New York City’s Central Park: 5 inches— Cedar Grove, New Jersey: 9 inchesIn New Jersey, the heavy, wet snow left over 15,000 customers without power. The snow should end in New England around 11 a.m. Monday. Following this storm is a blast of Arctic air as temperatures in the upper Midwest will plunge well below zero. Minneapolis on Sunday had a low of minus 13 and a high of zero, the city’s coldest March day since 1962. Wind chills Monday and Tuesday, especially in the Midwest, will be extremely low — Chicago will experience a minus 21 wind chill Monday morning as New York City and Boston hover around zero on Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
MattGush/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A case involving a Georgia teenager who was fatally shot by police has been classified as a homicide, concluding a months-long investigation by a local medical examiner’s office.Vincent Truitt, 17, was killed on July 13 when police attempted to stop him and two other teens who allegedly were riding in a stolen vehicle, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The driver led officers on a chase before pulling over, when two of the teens allegedly broke away on foot, investigators said.One of the them allegedly brandished a firearm, and an officer fired his gun, striking Truitt, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.“It is my opinion that Vincent Truitt died as a result of multiple (2) gunshot wounds to the torso. Based on the information available at this time, the manner of death is classified as Homicide,” the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement Monday.Gerald Griggs, an attorney for the slain teen’s family, said Truitt got out of the vehicle and ran away from the officers, but he never brandished a weapon. Griggs is calling for the release of any body camera footage and/or audio related to the shooting.“This quest for Justice for #VincentTruitt is about making sure his family gets answers. Vince was a 17-year-old son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. His family deserves to know the truth about his death at the hands of Cobb police,” Griggs tweeted after the medical examiner’s announcement.In a separate tweet he added: “The Family of #VincentTruitt demand the real facts about what happened to Vince. Help the family and follow @justiceforvince for updates on the case and how to help. #JusticeforVince. #justicefighter.”Griggs also shared an image of Truitt and his mother, Venethia Cook-Lewis, along with images of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and other Black men killed by police.“My child died alone,” Cook-Lewis told protesters at a rally over the weekend. “No parent should have to go through what I’m going through. No parent should have to bury their son, their teenage son, due to something that could have been avoided.”Cobb County police did not respond to ABC News’ phone and e-mail requests for comment, and the department has not shared any details about whether it will release bodycam footage.Speaking in a phone interview with Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV, Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox said he hopes to have the case turned over to the local district attorney.“I think what needs to be done is let the independent investigation be completed and turned over to the DA’s office,” Cox said.Griggs say Truitt’s family is shaken up over the ruling. They plan to meet with the Cobb County District Attorney this week about possible criminal charges in light of the homicide ruling.The officer who fired his weapon was still on the police force as of Monday afternoon, according to WSB. The GBI said its investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.