The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved the proposed merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but has ordered the combined entity to sell three casinos in the state.With Eldorado operating the Tropicana casino in Evansville, Indiana and Caesars operating Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Horseshoe Hammond Casino, Caesars Southern Indiana Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, the Commission had reservations about the deal.“The impact of this unprecedented transaction is greater upon Indiana than any other state,” it said.Part of the reason for this was that the Indiana Gaming Commission noted the combined entity would control up to 60% of gaming revenue in the state.Read more on iGB North America. 13th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved the proposed merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but has ordered the combined entity to sell three casinos in the state. Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Race Track and Racino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Indiana Casino & games Email Address Eldorado-Caesars to sell three IN casinos to complete merger
Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileKapchorua Tea Company Limited grows tea in Kenya and manufactures and sells tea products under the brand name Williamson Tea. The company also has interests in forestry. Formerly known as Kapchorua Tea Company Limited, the company changed its name to Kapchorua Tea Kenya Plc in 2017. Its head office and operations are in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Kapchorua Tea Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Thuy Khue house is located at a crowded residential area in Hanoi, which contains numerous long, small and narrow alleys. The living environment in areas like this is always short of green and natural light. The design is an effort to deal with the situation, in order to create a living environment that close to nature in such an unhealthy urban atmosphere.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThe site has an amorphous shape without façade, surrounded by 4- to 5-story houses, left only a small path leading to the house.Save this picture!1st floor planThe design proposes a 3-storey high courtyard at the core of the site. It includes two parts, half inside and half outside, providing abundance of wind and light for the house. The courtyard become the breathing space for the house, from which all the members of the family can make communication with the others. This also helps reducing the separation between rooms and floors, as well as minimizing the disadvantage of tube-house model.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThe first floor includes living room – dining room – kitchen, together with remaining small spaces to plant trees. This is the common space with plenty of light and green for the family.Save this picture!DiagramThe upper stories contain bedrooms, which also make use of small atriums to make openings which allows natural light and ventilation for the inside. Every space in the house is therefore always airy, light, and got interesting view to few green spaces left in the area.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!Section 02The interior was design in minimalism, using bright colors to make the space feels larger. The indoor feels like a different world, calm and airy, contrasting with the dusty and messy world outside.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyWith the desire of improving the living environment of people in dense urban area, the project aims to propose a simple solution by focusing on natural elements such as lighting, ventilation and green. We hope this can help people to live closer to the others and to the nature.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessSix Vaults Pavilion / Gijs Van VaerenberghSelected ProjectsNeeson Cripps Academy / COOKFOX ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905551/thuy-khue-house-hgaa Clipboard Nguyen Van Thu, Nguyen Minh Duc Area: 85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905551/thuy-khue-house-hgaa Clipboard Lead Architects: Houses Photographs: Hoang Le Photography Projects Year: CopyHouses•Hanoi, Vietnam Architects: HGAA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHGAAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHanoiVietnamPublished on November 13, 2018Cite: “Thuy Khue House / HGAA” 13 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
44 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Funding Management Recruitment / people Duncan said that she had had a very positive relationship with the Foundation since she joined the charity sector twenty years ago, and described it as “an honour” to be joining the team.”Over the years I have had a lot of interaction with the Foundation” she said, “most notably when I worked on the Giving Scotland Campaign. The Foundation was the first organisation I spoke to and, because of its reputation, having the Foundation involved gave credibility and made it significantly easier to get other key players on board.”Before her time with Think, Duncan had worked with Capability Scotland, WaterAid and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the RSAMD). About Lloyds TSB Foundation for ScotlandFounded in 1985, the Foundation makes three awards; The Henry Duncan Awards focus on local charities working at grassroots level. The Time of Your Life pilot programme is being run in West Lothian to fund innovative preventative work with people aged 50 to 70 years old. Howard Lake | 28 March 2013 | News Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has appointed Fiona Duncan as Deputy Chief Executive. She joins from Think Consulting Solutions where she has been a Director for the past seven years, and takes up her post in August.At the Foundation Duncan will assist Chief Executive Mary Craig in developing the organisation, following several tough years caused by a protracted dispute over funding from its main funder Lloyds Banking Group plc.The post of Deputy Chief Executive has been vacant for some time. Advertisement www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Fiona Duncan to join Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as Deputy Chief Executive The Partnership Drugs Initiative targets children and young people in families in which parents misuse drugs or alcohol and is conducted in partnership with the Scottish Government. 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.
News ColombiaAmericas News Follow the news on Colombia to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns attacks by police on four journalists from the daily El Colombiano who were covering May Day demonstrations in Medellín. Andrea Torres, Sebastian Carvajal, Juan Fernando Rojas and Esteban Vanegas were assaulted by riot officers to whom they had made a point of showing their press cards. May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia “This attack took place just over a month after the United Nations approved a resolution on the need to protect journalists covering peaceful demonstrations,“ said Camille Soulier, head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “Reporters Without Borders calls on the Colombian authorities to apply this resolution and make sure it is upheld by the police. We urge the public prosecutor to drop all charges against the journalists concerned and to investigate the police officers who attacked the journalists.”The prosecutor in charge of the case must announce charges within 36 hours. The allegation of assaulting a public servant, which is extremely worrying, is liable to a prison sentence of between one year and three years. RSF_en ColombiaAmericas May 2, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked by riot police, one of them is accused of assault Reports Help by sharing this information Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Vanegas, a photographer, was accused of assaulting public servants. He was released overnight after being held for 12 hours.
Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Sawah Abu Saif, a Palestinian cameraman employed by the German TV station ARD, was released today. Saif was arrested by Hamas security forces at his Gaza home on 25 July during a wave of arrests. July 31, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of cameraman employed by German TV station News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 16, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Sawah Abu Saif, a Palestinian cameraman employed by the German TV station ARD, was released today. ARD kept its Gaza bureau shut yesterday to protest against his arrest.Saif was arrested by Hamas security forces at his Gaza home on 25 July during a wave of arrests that followed a car bombing earlier the same day that killed five Hamas supporters and a girl. Hamas claimed that he was a Fatah supporter and was involved in the bombing. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Follow the news on Palestine to go further News News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation ——————————-Cameraman employed by German TV arrested in Hamas crackdown in GazaReporters Without Borders demands the immediate release of Sawah Abu Saif, a Palestinian cameraman employed by the German TV station ARD. Saif was taken by masked men from his Gaza home on 25 July in a wave of arrests by Hamas following a car bombing earlier the same day that killed six people.“We condemn Saif’s arrest, just as we condemn the arrests of all journalists when they are arbitrary and unjustified,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both Hamas and Fatah have for months been waging a vicious battle with dire consequences for the Palestinian press. Journalists working in the Gaza Strip who do not take orders from Hamas are often accused of siding with Fatah and harassed.”The press freedom organisation added: “The leaders of Hamas should call their members to order and should yet again tell them that journalists must be allowed to work freely and without obstruction. And the ARD cameraman should be freed at once.”Saif was arrested in his apartment in the west Gaza district of Tell el Hawa by four masked men affiliated to the security forces of the Islamist movement Hamas, who also confiscated his laptop and mobile phone. Hamas claims that he is a Fatah supporter.On 26 July, Hamas forces also arrested Fouad Jarrada of the Palestinian government TV station and Amro Farra, a correspondent of the Palestinian government news agency. In the West Bank, Fatah forces arrested Alaa el Titi, a correspondent of the Hamas TV station Al Aqsa, and Mostapha Sabri, the editor of the newspaper Falastin.More than 50 journalists have been arrested in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank since Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007. Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists
Housing Alliance Targeting Slow Recovery Areas for Loss Mitigation Outreach Events Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea April 27, 2015 1,635 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Areas of the country that have been slow to recover from the recession will be the focus of HOPE NOW’s outreach efforts to offer loss mitigation options to struggling homeowners in 2015, according to an announcement from HOPE NOW.HOPE NOW is an alliance between counselors, mortgage companies, investors, and other mortgage market participants, formed in 2007. The alliance’s outreach events put homeowners face to face with servicers and counselors to work out a loss mitigation solution and avoid foreclosure. These outreach events are also an opportunity to learn more about local housing task force efforts and state programs that offer assistance. The next HOPE NOW outreach event will be May 27 in Chicago.”Our industry members comprehensively review all at-risk families for multiple options, when going through the loss mitigation process, and attempt to apply the most viable solution for each situation,” said Eric Selk, Executive Director of HOPE NOW. “Although the housing market has made a recovery on a national level, there are still pockets of the country experiencing a slower recovery and that has been the focus of HOPE NOW’s efforts in 2015.”Selk said they have seen a great deal of repair in many of the markets HOPE NOW has visited in the past, such as San Bernardino in Southern California. A HOPE NOW outreach event in San Bernardino in 2010 brought out about 700 families; by comparison, an outreach event in San Bernardino in March 2015 drew only about 300.”The reason for lower attendance is twofold – lower delinquency numbers across the board and more homeowners already in some stage of the loss mitigation process,” Selk said. “Despite the shifting dynamic of outreach events, our members are still committed to the face to face component as part of their overall outreach strategy.”HOPE NOW is also planning an outreach event in June in St. Louis, though no date is set yet.”There are plans to bring servicers together with non-profit partners in several other cities in 2015 as well,” Selk said. “HOPE NOW also continues to work with members on initiatives related to mortgage originations, abandoned properties and neighborhood stabilization.”HOPE NOW reported 147,000 non-foreclosure solutions offered by the industry to struggling homeowners in February 2015, including permanent loan modifications, short sales, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. February’s total of non-foreclosure solutions was more than five times the number of completed foreclosures for the month (28,000). Since HOPE NOW began reporting the data in 2007, the number of non-foreclosure solutions offered by the industry total approximately 23.5 million. Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions Outreach Events Share Save Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions Outreach Events 2015-04-27 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 4/27/2015 Next: Analyst Says Buying a Home Now Is a Solid Investment Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Home / Daily Dose / Housing Alliance Targeting Slow Recovery Areas for Loss Mitigation Outreach Events Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
News UpdatesLegislative Intent Is To Complete Rajya Sabha Election Process Before Members’ Retirement : Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas12 April 2021 5:05 AMShare This – xPronouncing judgment on petitions challenging the ECI’s decision to keep in abeyance the elections that were initially slated for April 12, the Kerala High Court has emphasized that the election to RajyaSabha seats is to be conducted before the retirement of members. Justice PV Asha, in her judgment, states, “..the intention is not to keep the seats unfilled but to complete the…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?LoginPronouncing judgment on petitions challenging the ECI’s decision to keep in abeyance the elections that were initially slated for April 12, the Kerala High Court has emphasized that the election to RajyaSabha seats is to be conducted before the retirement of members. Justice PV Asha, in her judgment, states, “..the intention is not to keep the seats unfilled but to complete the process of election before the retirement of the members, so as to have the full strength of members in the Upper House to represent the State.” Holding that any deferral of the election till after the results of the Assembly Elections were announced would result in a situation where there would be another electorate, the Court highlighted, “The fact that it is upto the Commission to fix the schedule of election would not mean that the Commission can fix any date.” Therefore, the Court called for the conduct of election expeditiously before the date of counting, that is May 2, 2021. The petitions, filed by Secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and CPI(M) legislator S Sharma challenged the ECI’s decision to keep on hold elections to seats in the Rajya Sabha falling vacant upon a reference by the Ministry of Law and Justice. The three seats in question are those of Indian Union Muslim League’s Abdul Vahab, CPI(M)’s KK Ragesh, and the Congress’ Vayalar Ravi, who are due to retire on April 21. The petitioners, through their counsel Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan and NN Sugunapalan, questioned the decision to call a halt on the polls to the seats falling vacant. Referring to Section 12 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, it was contended that it provided for filling up of the seats of the ‘retiring’ members, on expiration of their term. The petitioners asserted that the section envisaged completion of entire process of election before the actual retirement so as to fill up the seats as soon as the seats become vacant, particularly since Article 83 provided that the Council of States is a continuing body. Agreeing with the petitioners, the judgment finds, “I am also of the view that what is envisaged under Section 12 is to fill up the vacancies as soon as the incumbents retire and for that purpose election has to be completed by the date of retirement.” The Bench also underscored, based on judgments, that the process of election has to be accelerated and the Constitution does not envisage a situation of keeping the seats unfilled.The bench held that the legislative intent was that the election process to the Rajya Sabha seats must be completed before the retirement of the incumbent members.”On an overall reading of the provisions contained in Rule 14, 30, 39, etc of the RP Act read with the provisions contained in Article 80(4) of the Constitution of India it can only be concluded that the intention is not to keep the seats unfilled but to complete the process of election before the retirement of the members, so as to have the full strength of members in the Upper House to represent the State. A different view is warranted only when there is any law and order situation or any practical impossibility”, the Court said in the judgment.What is envisaged under Section 12 is to fill up the vacancies as soon as the incumbents retire and for that purpose election has to be completed by the date of retirement, the Court held.”It is true that it is completely within the purview of the Commission to fix the schedule; but th epostponement of election is not envisaged either in the Constitution or in the rules, in the absence of good and sufficient reasons”.The Court observed that the Election Commission of India, which is an independent body as per Article 324, cannot be expected to be influenced by a reference from the Union Ministry.”The fact that it is upto the Commission to fix the schedule of election would not mean that the Commission can fix any date”, the Court said. The Court also noted that if the stand of the Election Commission that it need only notify the elections before the date of retirement is accepted, it will lead to an anomalous situation whereby nomination is made by the existing assembly and the voting is done by another assembly.”The Commission, which is fully aware of its duty conferred under Article 324 of the Constitution of India in its true spirit, has therefore to expedite the proceedings so as to see that the representation in the upper House from the State of Kerala is always in full swing and to avoid situations as pointed out by the learned Senior Counsel for the petitioners, where the nomination is made by the existing assembly and voting by another assembly”, the Court said in its 37-page judgment On whether the Commission could defer elections Another question that the Court was faced with in the case was whether the Commission could defer elections. Relying on the Madras High Court’s G Vasantha Pai v. Election Commission, Standing Counsel for the Election Commission had sought to buttress his submission that the Commission could decide to keep the election in abeyance if the circumstances so permitted. The case, which arose in the backdrop of the 1976 declaration of emergency, also saw the adjudicating court declare that the absence of full strength in the Council at a particular time will not result in its dissolution. Distinguishing the case at hand from Vasantha, the Kerala High Court pointed out that there were valid reasons in Vasantha which warranted the deferment of the elections. The Court said, “The circumstances arising in the present case are not similar to those in Vasantha Pai’s case where valid reasons were available. In the present case there is no law and order situation as was in the case of Vasantha Pai. Therefore, the said judgment would not apply to the present case, where the proceedings were kept in abeyance on receipt of the reference from the Central Government.” Interestingly, in this context, the Court agreed with the Assistant Solicitor General P Vijayakumar’s submission that the Centre did not attempt to interfere with the election. The Bench underscored that the Election Commission with its wide powers is not expected to be influenced by a reference. Justice Asha notes, “As pointed out by the learned ASGI, it cannot be said that the Government of India wanted to influence the Commission. As argued by all the learned Senior Counsel including the Counsel for the Commission and the learned ASGI, Election Commission of India which is conferred with wide powers and entrusted with onerous duties enjoined under Article 324 is not expected to be influenced on the basis of a reference.” The Court referred to former Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan’s concurring opinion in the case Re Gujarat Assembly where he stated that the Election Commission which is vested with the power to decide the election schedule can act only in accordance with the constitutional provisions. The Court goes on to refer Chief Justice Balakrishnan’s opinion in the case, which held, “..any decision by the Election Commission, which is intended to defeat this very avowed object of forming an elected Government can be challenged before the Court if the decision taken by the Election Commission is perverse, unreasonable or for extraneous reasons and in case the decision of the Election Commission is vitiated by any of these grounds the Court can give appropriate direction for the conduct of the election.”. On the right of members to vote One of the contentions that the petitioners raised was that the incumbent Kerala Legislative Assembly legislators would be deprived of their right to vote and choose their nominees to the Rajya Sabha. In this respect, the Court referred Mohinder Singh Gill, PUCL, and DMDK v. Election Commission (dissent) wherein it was stated that every citizen of this country has a constitutional right both to elect and also be elected to any one of the legislative bodies created by the Constitution which can be curtailed only by a law made by the appropriate legislation, only on grounds specified under Article 326. On the permissible interval within which the election was to be held In this respect, the Court held, “Thus Section 39 which stipulates the interval between each of the steps in the process of election starting from the notification till completion, would show that a minimum of 17 (7+1+2+7) days would be required for completing the election after the issuance of notification..”. Whether the writ petition attracted the embargo against calling decisions of the Election Commission in question Holding that the petitions sought to expedite the election process, the Court reasoned that the writ petitions in the case did not attract the embargo under Article 329(b) of the Constitution of India.On these terms, the petitions were disposed.CASE NAME: Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly v. EC; S Sharma v. ECClick here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
KHOU(HOUSTON) — A 6-year-old girl whose voice shone a spotlight on the heartbreaking plight of separated families when she was captured on audio asking to call her relatives has finally been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were reunited in the wee hours of Friday morning at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.The two appeared during a news conference later Friday with supporters surrounding the two. Madrid and her lawyer drove five hours overnight to meet Alison at the airport around 3 a.m.“It has been a pleasure to be with my daughter,” Madrid said Friday through a translator. “I am happy. … We are together. It was so beautiful, the moment that I saw her.”In June, the two were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as they fled El Salvador. According to Madrid’s immigration lawyer Thelma Garcia, Alison was sent to a detention center in Phoenix while Madrid was kept in Texas. Madrid said she did not speak to her daughter for nine days after the separation.The mass separations have been a result of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. A judge recently ordered that all children are to be reunited with their parents by July 26.Madrid said she was detained for a month and a day.“When I first met her (Cindy) she was so emotional. That’s all she could talk about obviously was the separation. She just described to me [what happened at the border]. … Her child’s name was called out. She walked up to the officer and she literally handed over the child, thinking she was going to go too. And another officer came and took her (Cindy) away,” Garcia said during a news conference Thursday.Alison’s voice could be heard on audio released by ProPublica in June, telling agents that she had her relative’s phone number memorized.“Are you going to call my aunt so that when I’m done eating she can pick me up?” Alison could be heard saying.She was eventually able to contact her aunt via phone and speak to her. Madrid reportedly heard the audio of Alison’s voice and recognized her. Garcia said Madrid then went through a vetting process and had DNA testing done to be reunited with her daughter.Madrid said Friday that she was incredibly proud of Alison and “very thankful” to the person who had sneaked the audio out of the detention center.“Her (Alison’s) voice is what, I think, exploded the Trump administration policy of separating the families and keeping it quiet,” Garcia said. “Had that audio not been sneaked out and not been brought forward the way it was, nobody would have actually known.”Garcia said Friday that Madrid had posted a bond and would be appearing in front of a judge at a date that had not yet been set. Garcia said Madrid would be seeking asylum along with Alison. For now, she said, the two will live with Madrid’s sister in Houston.“We don’t know how fast the case will proceed. … We’ve got a long fight ahead of us,” Garcia said. “The fight is still on.”Madrid said, through a translator, during the news conference Friday that she and Alison had come to the US to get a better life. She said that she’d been seeking safety for her child and encouraged parents in situation similar to hers to “keep fighting.”“Do not give up,” she said. “It’s a hard journey. … But, there is hope. … The law can change.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Disaffiliation from the NUS is certainly possible. The question confronting Oxford students is whether or not it would be desirable. There is no straightforward substitute to the NUS, as approximately 95% of all higher and further education unions are affiliated to it. However, there are twoplausible alternatives. The first is to join an organisation like The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC). The second is for OUSU to aim to ‘go it alone’ and try to perform the functions that the NUS currently does for it.1. The National Campaign Against Fees and CutsThe NCAFC is a democratic, membership-based organisation that was created in February 2010 at a convention hosted by the University of London. The NCAFC took a leading role in the 2010 protests against tuition fees – a role many students felt the NUS under Aaron Porter failed to provide. As the organisation is currently constituted, no Student Unions are currently affiliated to it. This is because members only join only on an individual basis.However, it is the only student organisation in the country, other than the NUS that currently has an infrastructure in place capable of organising national campaigns across multiple universities. The group is also thought to have many of the democratic and transparent structures that the NUS is sometimes claimed to lack.2. OUSUOUSU has plenty of potential and is still growing as a students’ union. If Oxford students were to disaffiliate, it would be able to represent students on at least some level, and cooperate with the NUS, as and whenOxford students want it to.One of the unions that has done this is the Imperial College Union. A founding member of the NUS in 1922, ICU chose to disaffiliate the following year, due to increased membership costs. Since then, it has repeatedly re-affiliated and disaffiliated.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%9600%%[/mm-hide-text] The ‘No’ campaign, called ‘Believe in Oxford’, will be keen to demonstrate the leadership potential OUSU has shown in the past. For instance, in 2003, OUSU published a paper named ‘The Alternative Future of Higher Education’ that called for direct, progressive taxation to fund Higher Education through increases in income tax at the top end, as well as the introduction of a non-means tested living grant. However, that the current OUSU executive largely want to stay in the NUS should not be ignored.