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Civil society demands election of Mongla Pourashava, removal of mayor

Our Correspondent, Bagerhat :

Under the auspices of the members of SUJAN (Sushaner Janya Nagarik), Nagorik Sachetan Samaj and civil society a human chain was formed at Chowdhury Mor within Mongla Pourashava in Bagerhat district on Sunday morning demanding the election Tafshil (schedule) for holding a fresh election of the (Mongla) Pourashava and the immediate removal of the present Mayor whose term already expired in the year 2015. A large number of people different professions also participated in the human chain, according to delayed report received here..

The last election of Mongla Port Pourashava was held on January 23 in the year 2011. In the election Md. Zulfikar Ali, the then Secretary of Mongla Poura BNP was elected Mayor and most of the posts of Councilors were bagged by his BNP and followers. Since then Zulfikar Ali and his (supporter) councilors have been ruling the Pourashava (for the last 10

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The Society, I Am Not Okay With This Both Cancelled at Netflix After 1 Season

A pair of freshmen series has been dropped from Netflix’s lineup — including one that had already scored a second season.

Teen mystery The Society and coming-of-age dramedy I Am Not Okay With This have both been axed at the streamer, according to our sister site Deadline. Netflix confirmed in a statement that the cancellations were swayed by the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted production schedules and budgets on both series.

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with second seasons of The Society and I Am Not Okay With This,” the streaming service told Deadline. “We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID, and we are grateful to these creators, including: Jonathan Entwistle, Christy Hall, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry at 21 Laps Entertainment for I Am Not Okay With This; Chris Keyser, Marc Webb and

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‘The Society,’ ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Canceled at Netflix

“The Society” will not return for a second season as planned at Netflix, while the streamer is also not moving forward with a second season of “I Am Not Okay With This,”  Variety has confirmed.

“I Am Not Okay With This” had been renewed after its first season aired back in February, but its renewal had not been announced. “The Society” had been picked up for a second season last July. The team behind “I Am Not Okay With This” had already begun work on writing a second season.

According to an individual with knowledge of the decisions, both shows were well liked internally at Netflix in addition to the critical acclaim they received upon release, but the plug was pulled on both due to the uncertainty around when they could begin production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also leading to added budget increases for health and safety

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Netflix Cancels ‘The Society’ Due To The Coronavirus

As a global pandemic rages, it often feels like we’re in a dystopian parallel universe, and wouldn’t it be nice to try to get back to our original timeline where everything is okay. On Netflix’s The Society, that’s exactly what the characters are dealing with. In the series, a group of teens one day find themselves displaced from their town of West Ham, Connecticut, into a parallel town that looks exactly the same, but everyone else is gone, and the town is cut off from the rest of the world by wilderness. Season 1 saw the teens try to create their own society, dubbed as New Ham, with a government, and laws, in a very Lord of the Flies-inspired fashion.

After season 1 dropped in May 2019, Netflix renewed the popular series in July 2019, but when the series was supposed to go

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‘The Society’ Creator on Netflix’s ‘Upsetting’ Cancellation of the Show

Christopher Keyser, who created “The Society,” found out Thursday that Netflix was suddenly pulling the plug on his show. The streamer, which also canceled “I Am Not Okay With This,” released a statement Friday saying, “We’re disappointed to have to make these decisions due to circumstances created by COVID.”

“We spent the last bunch of months getting ready to go back again, dealing with all the COVID protocols,” Keyser told Variety Monday. “And then I got a call from Netflix saying, ‘We have made this decision.’ It was obviously pretty upsetting and abrupt.” Keyser, whose credits include co-creating “Party of Five,” said he and co-executive producer Pavlina Hatoupis spent the rest of Thursday and Friday calling the cast and crew preparing them before the news broke.

“The Society” premiered on Netflix in May 2019. The show is about a group of high-school students from an affluent (and fictional) Connecticut

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Humane Society fares well despite COVID-19

Larry Savage
 
| The Gainesville Sun

There is something about having a pet that helps brighten a day, relieves stress and brings love to a family. 

At the Humane Society of North Central Florida, the adoptions are at 90% of where they would ordinarily be in a non-pandemic environment. An impressive rate considering how COVID-19 has made life more challenging.

But make no mistake, area residents love their dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

“We have been presently surprised by how many adoptions we have been able to do,” said Margot DeConna, director of advancement at the Humane Society of North Florida. “Since March 16, when our shelter closed for two months, we have done 1,000 adoptions.”

Those interested in adopting cannot just go to the Humane Society on Northwest Sixth Street and pick their dog or cat. First, go to the Humane Society of North Central Florida’s website and choose

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Law Society Gets Court Order To Trace Missing Client Funds

Law360, London (September 4, 2020, 4:31 PM BST) — The Law Society won a court order on Friday that will ensure the assets of a company it claims was involved in a “pyramid” scheme using client funds from a now shut-down law firm will remain frozen.

The High Court order requires records to be handed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority as it investigates possible misconduct by a law firm. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) Judge Timothy Fancourt signed an order at the High Court extending a freezing order against Kash2 Ltd. The order also requires the company to hand over records that should help the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s investigations into possible professional…

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Bangladesh Red Crescent Society – Population Movement Operation (PMO), Cox’s Bazar, Monthly Situation Report 62, July 2020 – Bangladesh

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In July 2020, the frequent and heavy rainfall, along with COVID-19 transmissions continued in Cox’s Bazar district including the camp settlements. The government authorities extended the zonal system around the district town and host communities to restrict non-essential activities and contain the spread of the pandemic. The daily COVID-19 update of WHO Bangladesh reported that up to 19 August 2020, a total of 3,849 people tested positive in Cox’s Bazar district for COVID-19. Out of this cumulative figure, there were 3,765 cases among the host communities and 84 in the camp population. The total death toll for the district stood at 67, out of which 61 deaths occurred in the host community and 6 in the camps. In reference to the testing capacity for both the host and the camp population where more than 1.2 million people live, health sector partners continue to support the government testing laboratory

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CAPPA scholars honored by Texas Society of Architects

Two University of Texas at Arlington architecture educators recently won 2020 Honor Awards from the Texas Society of Architects.

Bradley Bell, associate professor and director of the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, won the award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward J. Romieniec.

Kathryn Holliday, professor and founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, won the award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers.

Holliday is an award-winning architectural historian, researcher and teacher who is focused on the built environment. She has written numerous articles and essays, as well as her acclaimed book “The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture,” published in 2019 by the University of Texas Press.

“This award is welcome recognition for the work of the Dillon Center and its mission to connect

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Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society releases booklet

The Cape Historical Preservation Society has produced a booklet about the former trolley line that ran from the old Cape Casino to Portland. Courtesy photo of Ellen Van Fleet

CAPE ELIZABETH — A new booklet that highlights the old trolley line that ran from Cape Casino to Portland is now available.

Created as a fundraiser, the booklet was researched and produced by Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society’s Ellen Van Fleet and Diane Brakeley, said Dan Davidson of Cape Elizabeth.

The booklet is $10 and is available at  Jordan’s Farm Market, Pond Cove IGA, Portland Head Light Museum, Drillen’s Hardware and Fiddlehead Florist, he said.

Readers can use the booklet as a tour guide as it takes them along the old trolley line along Shore Road.

“The booklet is filled with interesting, little-known facts about the line and features amazing old photos to help readers find still-existing remnants of the line

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