Women stepping up for byelection nomination a ‘promising’ sign

While there is some disappointment in that it was a man who won the Progressive Conservative nomination in P.E.I.’s District 10, the Coalition for Women in Government still sees positive signs in the process.

Two of the three candidates for the PC nomination, Sonja Hooper and Susie Dillon, were women.

“While it’s unfortunate that the PC party didn’t end up nominating a woman, it was promising to see two incredible women seek nominations for the

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Reforming the Society: Life and Mission of Swami Agnivesh

Before taking up the engagement with issues related to communal harmony and national integration, I was trying to associate with issues of labor movement. During that time I used to hear from friends the name of Swami Agnivesh in the context of movement against bonded labor. Later after the demolition of Babri Mosque, I decided to understand the issues of communalism in depth. This is what brought me closer to my late friend Dr. Asghar

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Cruz ‘confident’ Barrett will be confirmed to court by Election Day, expects ‘political circus’ from Democrats

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz said Senate Democrats “will do everything they can” to turn the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett into a “political circus,” while saying he is “confident” the Senate will confirm her to the high court before Election Day.



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During an exclusive interview with Fox News, Cruz, R-Texas, said he met with Barrett tor 45 minutes at the Capitol this week, and he

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Who is Bobbi Sternheim? Ghislaine Maxwell hires New York ‘super lawyer’ who defended Osama Bin Laden’s henchman

Ghislaine Maxwell has hired a New York-based “super lawyer” who had earlier represented one of Osama Bin Laden’s henchmen ahead of her child sex trafficking charge due to take place next year. 

The lawyer Bobbi Sternheim has been described on the website of her law firm, Fasulo Braverman & Di Maggio as a “recognized leader” in “litigating difficult and complex cases.” Sternheim has Top Secret/ SCI Clearance and is known to have tried international organized

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Boris Johnson set to opt out of human rights laws



FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his controversial plan to override sections of the Brexit deal that he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the bloc has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the future of the U.K. In a column Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in The Daily Telegraph, Johnson said the Internal Market Bill is required to end EU threats to impose a “blockade” in the Irish Sea that he argues could “carve up our country.”  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)


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FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his controversial plan to override sections of the Brexit deal that he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the bloc has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the future
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TIA Announces New VP of Government Affairs, Melissa Newman

Newman Brings Over Twenty Years of Telecommunications Experience

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that Melissa Newman was hired to serve as the Vice President of Government Affairs. Newman brings extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently serving as the VP of External Affairs and Senior Legal Counsel at Transit Wireless.

Newman will lead TIA’s public policy strategy to support legislative

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How philanthropy benefits the super-rich | Philanthropy

Philanthropy, it is popularly supposed, transfers money from the rich to the poor. This is not the case. In the US, which statistics show to be the most philanthropic of nations, barely a fifth of the money donated by big givers goes to the poor. A lot goes to the arts, sports teams and other cultural pursuits, and half goes to education and healthcare. At first glance that seems to fit the popular profile

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Creation Museum opens pro-life exhibit

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” opened September 25 and is part of a two-part series answering the question, “When does life begin?” | Answers in Genesis

The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, has launched a groundbreaking new pro-life exhibit addressing the question: “When does human life begin?” 

The $1.2 million exhibit, titled “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” opened Sept. 25 and features life-like

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More Federal Lawsuits Filed To Block $250 Million In Private Monies From Directing Government Election Management

AMHERST, Va., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Voters in four states announced today the filing of federal lawsuits as part of a growing campaign to block cities and counties from the alleged misuse of $250 million donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, issued in “grants” from the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) to influence the outcome of the election on November 3.

The new lawsuits allege that local governments, with the support of

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Community Newsletter: Society’s Assets | Faith & Community

White Cane Awareness Day

Since Oct. 15, 1964, White Cane Awareness Day has been recognized in the United States. That’s when traffic laws were developed that require motorists and cyclists to be attentive to pedestrians that travel using white canes. The white cane allows Americans with blindness or visual impairments to move freely and safely in the community.

Wisconsin Statute 346.26 requires that when a driver approaches a pedestrian utilizing an all-white or red-trimmed white

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The fight to save giraffes gets political ahead of US election

The Independent’s Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade campaign has inspired a conservation charity in America to launch their own off-shoot campaign to save the giraffe, a species that we revealed is in grave danger due to demand for its body parts and skin.



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To mark World Animal Day on 4 October, Kids Against Animal Poaching [KAAP] has launched #StandTallForGiraffes. The campaign mobilises thousands of the organisation’s supporters to take

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What Can Divorced Parents Sharing Custody Learn From Maricopa County’s Fall School Plans?

Scott David Stewart, a family law attorney and founder of Stewart Law Group (Courtesy photo)

Arizona’s plans for online K-12 schooling this fall in Maricopa County will prove especially complicated for divorced parents who share custody, says Stewart Law Group.

While some of the county’s school districts and charter schools have reopened for in-person classes, others are starting with remote learning as they monitor three public health benchmarks on a regular basis to see when

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Boris Johnson to opt out of major European human rights laws

Boris Johnson looks set to withdraw from significant European human rights laws in a move which could make it easier to deport migrants and more difficult to sue British soldiers. 

Ministers are considering opt-outs from the Human Rights Act (HRA) in areas the Government believes European judges have ‘overreached,’ according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The legislation was signed into British law in November 1998 to incorporate rights set out in the European Convention on Human

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SOCIETY: WHERE IS PAKISTAN’S SEX OFFENDERS’ REGISTRY? – Newspaper

Sohail Ayaz was a mere Google search away from being discovered. If a single curious colleague had taken the pain to look up his name, they would have come across in-depth articles in numerous international publications splashed with headlines such as “Paedophile who worked for Save the Children jailed”. Ayaz’s heinous crimes from a decade ago include raping countless children while being part of an international sex ring, subjecting them to sadistic acts and distributing

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A Shift in the World Situation: The Capitalist Counter-Offensive

The period between 1968 and 1975 witnessed an immense upsurge of the working class. Left-wing and socialist movements grew significantly throughout the world. In the midst of a powerful strike movement of British workers in the summer of 1972, the Daily Telegraph published an editorial headlined, “Who Shall Rule?,” raising openly the specter of a revolutionary overturn of the capitalist state by the working class. In the United States, the attempt by the Nixon administration—with

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‘Legendary’: Prominent human rights lawyer George Bizos dies | South Africa

George Bizos, the anti-apartheid campaigner and human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela during the decades-long struggle for South Africa’s democracy, has died.

He was 92.

Bizos died “peacefully” at his home in Johannesburg of “natural causes”, his family said late on Wednesday.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the news of Bizos’s death was “very sad for us as a country”.

“An incisive legal mind and architect of our constitution, he contributed immensely to

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Boris to opt-out of major European human rights laws making it easier to deport migrants, harder to sue soldiers

Boris to opt-out of major European human rights laws making it easier to deport migrants, harder to sue soldiers

Boris Johnson looks set to withdraw from significant European human rights laws in a move which could make it easier to deport migrants and more difficult to sue British soldiers.

Ministers are considering opt-outs from the Human Rights Act (HRA) in areas the Government believes European judges have ‘overreached,’ according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The legislation was signed into British law in November 1998 to incorporate rights set out in the European Convention on Human

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Government briefing to allay universities’ fears over foreign veto laws adds to uncertainty

Australian universities could get the green light to strike deals with international counterparts under the Morrison government’s new foreign veto laws, only to have the agreements ripped up years down the track because “foreign policy considerations are not static”.



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As concerns grow within the higher education sector about the reach of a proposed bill giving Canberra the power to cancel international deals, Guardian Australia has learned

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Longtime GOP election lawyer: ‘There’s no proof of widespread fraud’

Longtime Republican election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg in a new op-ed issued a blunt rebuke to GOP claims of widespread voter fraud as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign manager tests positive for COVID-19 Trump given Remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19 infection ICE launching billboard campaign highlighting ‘at-large immigration violators’ MORE looks to cast doubt over election procedures heading into November.

Ginsberg, who has represented four Republican presidential candidates and played a key role in cases

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U of T law school under fire for opting not to hire human-rights scholar after pressure from sitting judge

The University of Toronto’s St. George campus photographed on May 20, 2020.

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The University of Toronto’s law school is facing international and internal criticism, accused of caving in to pressure from a sitting federal judge not to hire a human-rights director because of her scholarship on Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The law school has been attempting to fill the job of director of its International Human Rights Law

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