Two vehicles set alight outside Bridgend business premises

first_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 18, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Two vehicles set alight outside Bridgend business premises Twitter Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleStill not enough North South cooperation in Covid battle – ScallyNext articleDonegal woman falls victim to smishing scam News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Gardai are appealing for information after two vehicles were set on fire outside a business premises in Bridgend on Wednesday last.Its believed an accelerant was used to start the fire at around 11:30pm at the Tyre Centre.Sergeant Charlene Anderson is urging anyone with any information to come forward:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Harvard crew stays perfect on second day at Henley Royal Regatta

first_imgHarvard and Radcliffe will send five crews to the third day of the Henley Royal Regatta after three boats won for the second straight day and the Radcliffe heavyweight varsity eight opened with a victory Thursday on the Thames River.With a strong headwind and warm temperatures creating challenging conditions, the Black and White moved on to the quarterfinals of the Remenham Challenge Cup, while the Crimson heavyweight four reached the semifinals of the Prince Albert Challenge Cup and two Harvard crews made the Temple Challenge Cup quarterfinals. Sophomore Andrew Campbell, racing for the Cambridge Boat Club, started off with a win in the Diamond Challenge Sculls.View timetables or, to read more, visit

What legal rights would you give up?

first_img September 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News What legal rights would you give up? Justice labors to educate citizens about their constitutional rights Gary Blankenship Senior Editor “What is a warrant? Can I pick one up at Wal-Mart?” Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis asked a roomful of attorneys.“Yes, now you can,” replied criminal defense lawyer David Rothman, a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors.A minute or so later, Lewis interrupted Greg Parker, another board member, who was reading aloud the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Parker had just come to the part about probable cause for searches.“What is probable cause?” Lewis queried.Replied Parker, “I’ve actually never seen it. I’m a criminal defense lawyer.”Okay, so the criminal defense lawyers were having some fun, as were the rest of the lawyers in the room. But they were also being fully engaged in the exercises being run by Justice Lewis and Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of the Florida Law Related Education Association.And that was the point as Lewis and Pitts showed how they run education programs for school classrooms and adult groups designed to get Floridians thinking about their rights and how they are protected.The pair was demonstrating their education techniques at the start of the Board of Governors retreat on August 27 in St. Pete Beach, which included many section leaders as well. The presentation was set up after President-elect Hank Coxe saw it during the Annual Meeting and discussed it with Bar President Alan Bookman, who decided to make it part of the retreat.The goal of the education effort, Pitts said, is summed up by two fairly well-known quotations. One, she said is by 1937-38 ABA President and New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Arthur T. Vanderbilt: “If [citizens] have respect for the work of their courts, their respect for law will survive the shortcomings of every other branch of government; but if they lose their respect for the work of the courts, their respect for law and order will vanish with it.. . . ”The second, she said, is from lawyer and educator Robert M. Hutchins: “The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.”The exercises typically used include getting people who disagree about an issue to listen to each other. As an example, Pitts and Lewis asked the assembled lawyers to answer this question: “I am willing to give up some of my rights in order to be safer.”They then gathered a handful of people on each side of that proposition, and asked those who agreed with that statement to give their reasons. Those on the other side, rather than immediately debate the issue, were asked to list the most persuasive reason given by the supporters.The opponents then gave reasons, and the supporters had to pick the most persuasive argument — and supporters and opponents were free to change sides at any time.“What we’re trying to get at is getting people to listen to one another on controversial issues,” Pitts said. Lewis added that facilitators shouldn’t give any indication of how they feel or be judgmental about anyone’s answers. “It’s important to make people comfortable.” he said.It’s good to use well-known quotations to summarize that both support either position and also show a middle ground, Pitts and Lewis said. For example, on the liberty versus safety issue they used three citations:• James Madison: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”• Benjamin Franklin: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”• Theodore Roosevelt: “Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.”Another exercise is to break up the “class” into groups of five — small enough so everyone participates and large enough to have some diversity, Lewis said — and then give them a list of 10 basic rights that Americans have. Those range from freedom of speech, religion, and assembly, to the right to bear arms, and the right to counsel and a jury trial.Lewis then tells them that the country has been invaded and they’ll have to give up some rights. The task for each group is to select which five rights they want to retain.The class as a whole then compares results to see which rights have survived. Lewis then conducts a discussion to show how the rights chosen could be undermined by those left off the list.He noted that the lawyers chose freedom of speech, press, religion, the right to assemble, and the freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures as their five rights. (The right to counsel was selected by several, but didn’t make the top five.)That meant, Lewis said, that someone could exercise their right to free speech, but would be liable to arrest and a trial without counsel or a jury, and then could be subject to cruel and unusual punishment. “There are no right and wrong answers; it’s just what your thoughts are,” he said.Another instructional technique is to moderate discussions about rights and what they mean. Lewis noted that most people are unaware that the Florida Constitution grants them more rights than the Federal Constitution and its Bill of Rights.Reading the Fourth Amendment is part of that exercise. For example, Lewis noted the amendment refers that citizens are free from unreasonable searches in their “houses.” Does that mean, he asked, that apartment dwellers do not have that right, or people in hotel or motel rooms, or those in their cars?The goal is to stimulate discussion and thought, not teach any particular point of view. “We’re trying to teach children how to think, not what to think,” Pitts said. “Try to inject fun, show them the human side of the law, interact with people.”Another tool is to give the class a set of case facts, break them up into groups of five, and have them decide the case, Lewis said.Pitts noted that Lewis appears before three classes every month, usually with her help, to conduct such education seminars, and she encouraged lawyers to volunteer to become instructors in their communities.Those interested can contact FLREA at (850) 386-8223, (877) 826-8167, or at What legal rights would you give up?last_img read more

Boy, 11, Drowned in East Hampton Pool

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 11-year-old Brooklyn boy drowned in a swimming pool in East Hampton over the weekend, East Hampton Town Police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting that a boy was unresponsive after being found at the bottom of a pool at a house on Route 114 at shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.The victim was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately released.East Hampton Town Police do not suspect foul play, but detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 537-7575.last_img