EU to ban use of lead shot by wetland bird hunters

Regulation will help prevent deaths of 1m waterbirds by lead poisoning every year Lead shot is to be banned from all wetlands in the European Union, in a decision that is expected to pave the way for phasing out all toxic ammunition.The European parliament voted against objections lodged by far-right parties, allowing the European commission to introduce the new regulations by the end of the year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, Eu, European Union, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Rural affairs, Hunting

Thanksgiving sunrise.

It's as good as it is — no better or worse. You can choose to think about: 1. how much better it could be or 2. how much worse it could be or 3. what it actually is. Which is more Thanksgiving-y?  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Thanksgiving, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

First impressions maahttter.

So which misspelling of "DISTRICT" in the caption do we prefer?— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 26, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Voting, Law, Spelling, Ann Althouse, George Conway, Trump 2020

"The most prosaic of routines can now deliver delight. Like a bona fide night of restful sleep. Or a prolonged moment of enriching silence. Or, say, the leather chair..."

"... that Al Jirikowic, 68, an art critic and former Adams Morgan bar owner, now sits in five hours a day because there’s nowhere to go. The Churchill, as his throne is known, is where Jirikowic meditates, contemplates the end of civilization and figures out what to eat for lunch. Whatever the case, he’s comfortable. 'I’m thankful I can sit here and space out,' he said. 'You learn to like your solitude. If you don’t, you go nuts.'"  From "A comfy chair, a locked door, an old record. Covid Than...
Tags: Peanut Butter, Law, White House, Mitt Romney, Secret Service, Churchill, Solitude, Trump, Don, WaPo, Romney, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Paul Schwartzman, Adams Morgan, Trump 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Construction Law Musings

COVID has thrown us all for a loop this year.  With all of the changes, from a personal perspective, I will be glad to have some Thanksgiving downtime with my family to reflect on the important things in life (my great family being at the top of the list). From Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. HIll, PC, here’s hoping that all of the readers of the construction blog have a safe, relaxing, and wonderful Thanksgiving. As always, I welcome your comments below.  Please s...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Announcements, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Mediator, Construction Lawyer

Understanding the Impacts of Access to Legal Help

If popular culture is to be believed, the success of a legal dispute is determined foremost by the calibre and character of one’s legal representative; the ability to deliver an inspiring closing argument is a clear signal that a favorable outcome is forthcoming. The recipe, it would appear, is one part institutional knowledge added to one part intuitiveness sprinkled with a dash of showmanship. (A devil-may-care regard for the truth and facts is optional.) Notwithstanding the oft times sensatio...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Canada, Ontario, Civil Justice, Justice Issues, Forum on Civil Justice, Legal Aid Ontario, Lisa Moore, CFCJ, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Cost of Justice, Ab Currie, Lawyer s Daily, John Schofield, Law Foundation of Ontario LFO

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, newest member of the super-legislature...

...delivers for her constituents, i.e., religious conservatives. This is why she was chosen, it had nothing to do with intelligence or legal competence: it was... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Amy Coney Barrett

Dominic Raab says legislation is needed to cut UK aid spending

Foreign secretary says due to uncertainty it is not known when target will be restoredFollow all the day’s political developments – liveThe foreign secretary has decided legislation is required to cut the aid budget since the current fiscal uncertainty means the government may feel obliged to miss the commitment to spend 0.7% on gross national income on overseas aid for longer than a year.Legislation would be laid, Dominic Raab told MPs in an oral statement, but did not give a date for doing so....
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Economics, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Aid, Dominic Raab, Economic growth (GDP, Rishi Sunak, Spending review 2020

No new legislation needed to cut UK aid budget, says Rishi Sunak

Stance could deprive Tory rebels of chance to stop overseas aid cut in parliamentThe chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has said ministers do not need to pass new laws in order for Britain to miss the target to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid because the existing legislation allows them to do this.The government interpretation of the law may deprive Tory rebels of an effective parliamentary opportunity to try to stop the aid cut. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Britain, House Of Commons, Aid, Tory, Rishi Sunak, Spending review 2020

School uniform banks in Scotland report rising need for warm clothes

With schools told to keep windows open, and more parents out of work, the need for help with clothing growsSchool uniform banks across Scotland are reporting a surge in demand for warm coats, jackets and warm PE kit as Covid guidelines on increased classroom ventilation and outdoor learning leaves children more exposed to plummeting temperatures.Sandra Douglas, founder of East Renfrewshire’s Back to School Bank – believed to be the first uniform bank – says volunteers have already noted the chan...
Tags: Education, Children, Scotland, Society, UK News, Poverty, Schools, East Renfrewshire, Sandra Douglas, Coronavirus, School Bank

Book Review: Commissions of Inquiry

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Commissions of Inquiry. By Hon. Stephen Goudge & Heather MacIvor. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019. xvi, 510 p. Includes appendices and index. ISBN 9780433503118 (softcover) $120.00. Reviewed by Paul F. McKenn...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, Commission, Vancouver, Somalia, Cabinet, Commonwealth, Ontario, Federal Court, Parker, RCMP, Labrador, Beno, Charles Smith, Privy Council

Traveling this Thanksgiving?

Oh... is this you? @georgehahnnyc Everyone in an airport right now. #fastenyourseatbelts #itsgonnabeabumpywinter ♬ original sound - George Hahn [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Travel, Thanksgiving, Law, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, George Hahn

Canara Bank Specialist Officer Vacancy Recruitment 2020

Canara Bank, a leading listed Public Sector Bank having headquartered in Bengaluru (syndicate Bank is merged with Canara Bank), invites Online applications in the prescribed format for recruitment to the various government job vacancy posts in the Specialized category in JMG Scale-I and MMG Scale-II in the Specialist Officer cadre in various specialist disciplines (CB/RP/2/2020). SarkariNaukriBlog Canara Bank Specialist Cadre Officer Recruitment 2020-21 Canara Bank is recruiting Specialist....
Tags: Jobs, Developer, Law, Engineer, Manager, Bank, Officer, Analyst, MCA, Manisha, CA-ICWA-Finance, Specialist, Canara Bank, Public Sector Bank, Programmer, IT(Computer

Baby loss charities call for cultural shift to break silence around miscarriage

Charities praise Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for speaking openly about her experience Baby loss charities have called for a cultural shift to empower couples to talk more openly about pregnancy before their 12-week scan, in an effort to break the silence around miscarriage.Baby loss experts praised the Duchess of Sussex for speaking openly about having had a miscarriage and said that too often women and their partners still felt stifled and silenced by outdated cultural norms. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Children, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, World news, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Sussex

Justices lift New York’s COVID-related attendance limits on worship services

The Supreme Court late Wednesday night granted requests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish synagogues to block enforcement of a New York executive order restricting attendance at houses of worship. Both the diocese and the synagogues claimed that the executive order violated the right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment, particularly when secular businesses in the area are allowed to remain open. Wednesday’s orders by a closely divi...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Brooklyn, Nevada, Andrew Cuomo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cuomo, State, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals

Representatives for 'Tiger King's' Joe Exotic are said to be chasing Trump down for a pardon and spending thousands of dollars to get it

Associated Press "Tiger King's" Joe Exotic is trying to get President Donald Trump's attention for a pardon, The New York Times reported.  The zookeeper whose full name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage is serving a 22-year sentence, after being found guilty of two counts of murder for hire and 17 counts of animal abuse, for killing tigers and plotting to murder his rival, the animal-rights activist Carole Baskin. Representatives for Maldonado-Passage reportedly ran up a $10,000 tab at Trump's ...
Tags: Politics, Law, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Pardon, Kamala Harris, Trump, Don, Flynn

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