The "Slash Generation" are leading double lives as they experience the thrill of different identities. At their normal workplace they are, say, a teacher from 9 to 5, from 6 to 7 they may be an online flower arranger and from 8 to 10 they could be a film reviewer. But it is important to note that money or monetary rewards, for the "Slash Generation" or the "Slashes", are not their driving force. Alboher pointed out that "slashing has also taken hold overseas" and some living on the other side of the planet are discovering how punctuated careers can integrate and satisfy multiple passions, talents and interests that a single career may be unable to match. Six jobs don't bother him, Cheng told China Daily, as they are "interconnected" by facilitating people-to-people exchanges between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. In a maker-space in Beijing, Cheng worked as a project manager to help Taiwan entrepreneurs through consulting and financial investment. But there are only so many hours in a day and living a full professional life can have consequences in the private sphere. Upon graduating from the University of the Arts, London, in 2011, Kang became a user interface designer of a government website in 2013 and a tutor in an art education training center that year.
Adding a slash to his career by necessity, not by choice, Kang said doing only what he likes does not pay the bills in a major city like Beijing. Art and design may seem as if they are from the same stable but actually they are incompatible with each other, Kang said. Kang is confident that he will make the breakthrough in the visual arts, but he is also aware that his company may demand that he becomes "slashless" to give them more of his energy.
Liu Xuezhi, vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science said that the Slash Generation could set a trend as the Internet had made it possible for people to satisfy their creative yearnings.
From the employment perspective, Liu said of course there are companies looking for full-time specialists to focus on only one area, but there are also a number of bosses who want to hire members of the Slash Generation both for their creativity and because it can help "slash" costs. Students at Shanghai's Jinshajiang Road Primary School hone their skills, especially dribbling, tackling and shooting, every day in intense workouts after school under the guidance of Spanish coach Jose Luis Iglesias.
A rapidly developing tactical awareness is evident, as players get into position and run off the ball. Ray Sports is rolling out a program in cooperation with Shanghai's municipal education authority to help improve the city's junior soccer training program with European expertise offered by 10 foreign coaches it hired, including the 24-year-old Iglesias. Having adapted to life in Shanghai, Iglesias now trains students from grade one to five for two and a half hours after school from Monday to Friday, while coaching the school team at regional tournaments on weekends. As China aims to develop into a soccer power, highlighted in a long-term plan announced earlier last month, an increasing number of youth promotion programs and junior camps, featuring foreign coaches, have been organized by governmental departments, social organizations and private companies.
Inspired by President Xi Jinping, an avid soccer fan, the government approved a national plan in March aimed at transforming the country into a dominant soccer power in Asia by 2030 and a leading world competitor two decades later. One of the keystones of the plan is to encourage more children to participate in the game in a joint effort of cooperation between the Chinese Football Association and the Ministry of Education. Wang Dengfeng, director of the ministry's PE, health and art department, envisions a surge in student interest in the game as well as the training programs. In accordance with the national outline, the ministry, in cooperation with the CFA, has set a goal to increase the number of schools specializing in soccer from more than 8,000 to 20,000, encouraging more than 30 million primary and secondary school students to practice regularly and training 5,000 school soccer instructors by 2020.
A four-tier school league system is currently operated by the Ministry of Education with more than 100,000 inter-school matches played last year, involving 2.7 million students. Still, the lack of training expertise as well as facilities have been a pressing issue, and this needs more investment from both local governments and the private sector, said youth training expert Jin Zhiyang.
To raise soccer's profile in the country, 16 clubs from the Chinese Super League, the top-flight competition in the country, spent a staggering $373 million during the most recent transfer window to purchase high-profile overseas players for the 2016 season. In contrast, the average governmental funding for each school registered in the four-tier system is less than 10,000 yuan ($1,539) for all expenses, while more than 10,000 students currently have to share, on average, a playing area of half a soccer field, according to CFA.
The lack of public funding has opened business opportunities for companies such as Ray Sports and Sport 8 International to introduce foreign resources. Sport 8, a Beijing-based company offering online-to-offline soccer education and training programs for local coaches, has been cooperating with Pan-China Sports, a sports infrastructure developer, to build and manage 300 soccer pitches in Beijing, according to Sport 8 co-founder Bai Qiang. Featuring the advanced Dutch youth training know-how that has produced an abundant supply of stars, including Sneijder and his fellow countryman Arjen Robben, Sport 8's training program, which is conducted by a foreign training crew from the Netherlands, has reached out to more than 70 Chinese cities, instructing about 15,000 local PE teachers. The after-school training provided by private companies and NGOs will serve as a supplement to the governmental effort, said Bai. Students undergo training at the No 2 Experimental Primary School in Wenxian county, Henan province, in April. The professor of marketing and innovation at Britain's Warwick Business School says brands of the power and reach of Apple give companies breathing space to do research and development.
Wang, who was speaking at the Kerry Hotel in Beijing on one of her many annual visits to her native China, says the lack of global brands, not just in technology but in almost every sphere, was a real problem for the world's second-largest economy. She cites that there were no Chinese brands in the Interbrand top 100 best global brands survey in 2015. She believes the lack of brands is undermining the country's technological efforts and achievements even though it overtook the United States and Japan as the world's largest filer of patents in 2012.
The major question though is how far China - once light years behind at the time of reform and opening up in the late 1970s - has to go in catching up with the West in terms of technology.
Her father was branded a "landlord" and lost his job at the height of the "cultural revolution (1966-76)", which meant the family was sent to the remote southwest Chinese province of Yunnan to a labor camp for intellectuals. When the universities reopened in 1978 she was accepted by Xi'an University of Technology at just 16 to study engineering. She then went on to study management science at Tianjin University before being accepted on scholarship under a technology cooperation scheme between the British Council and the Chinese government to study in the UK. So in 1988, she arrived at Warwick University to study for a doctorate in marketing and has lived in the UK ever since. She went on to teach at John Moores University in Liverpool and after a spell at Sussex university in Brighton went back to Warwick University, where her specialization is a combination of marketing and innovation. Along with others such as Peter Williamson at Judge Business School at Cambridge University, she is pre-eminent in combining these two disciplines.
Wang, who is engaging but with a steely determination, also specializes in Chinese marketing on the advice of Robin Wensley, the former dean of Warwick Business School. She says that it was a new subject in China because in the 1970s there wasn't even a word for it.
Wang has been quite evangelical in trying to get across the message in China itself that brands and marketing are important.
She says when China first began to rapidly develop, many Chinese companies found their brands were killed almost at birth by Western companies.
Wang, who has held a number of posts at Chinese universities, including Sun Yat-sen, Tongji and Tsinghua, says the problem many Chinese brands face today is the negative association attached with being from China.
She, however, believes Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei have made huge strides. Chinese infrastructure companies are also moving from markets such as Africa, where they are now well established, to Europe to be involved in major projects such as HS2. Every morning, Lu Shaojie parks her car beside a gravestone shaded by trees on the slope of Cuiwei Mountain in western Beijing, before going to work as a tour guide at Fahai Temple, just a few hundred meters to the northeast. A copperplate printing of Da Bao En Temple in Nanjing, made by missionary artists in the 19th century. Apart from that, the only fact known for sure about Li is that he was a prominent eunuch of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ever since Zheng's story was spread more widely in the early 20th century, the mystique of the seafarer has been perpetuated partly by his being a eunuch of the Ming court. According to Zheng Zihai, a descendent of Zheng He, his ancestor was Li's colleague for nearly 30 years. Whether the friendship was due to mutual fondness or political convenience remains unknown.
In 1956, a gilt bronze miniature tower was unearthed in the underground chamber of the temple tower. And for those who have read about the evils of the Ming eunuchs, spending a few minutes inside the dark main hall of Fahai Temple, where the frescoes are housed, may open another window.
During the reign of Qianlong (1735-95), it became customary for European nations to send clocks to the palace, either as gifts or on request.
Wang says he has passed on his skills, which are listed as national intangible cultural heritage, to his 24-year-old son. In 1933 the German photographer Hedda Morrison went to a western suburb of Beijing, where she discovered what she would call the city's most interesting temple. However, the way Morrison went about her work, which she wrote about in detail, is likely to fascinate the modern reader almost as much as her pictures. It was a miracle moment, when the photographer's experiences, which I read about years ago, jumped out from the back of my mind, vivid and fresh. And few, according to Lu, have dug deep into the history of the frescoes, and by extension that of the temple.
The result of the five-year endeavor is a grand temple built on three terraces and scaling Cuiwei Mountain. Covering 237 square meters in total, the frescoes include 77 figures - not including animals - in nine scenes that amount to either individual or group portraits.
A detail Lu never fails to point out to visitors is the white gauze draped across the body of Avalokitesvara, or Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Infinite Compassion, painted on the back wall of the altar. However, the status that the murals enjoy today in Chinese art history has not prevented them from vicissitudes, especially in modern times. Tao Jun is the vice-director of the Fahai Cultural Relics Protection Bureau, the organization directly in charge of the temple's protection and maintenance, with its office on the temple precincts.
The alarming message was soon passed to Ye Qianyu (1907-1995), a renowned painter and art educator who at the time taught at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. They are still there on a lower section of the northern wall in the main hall, together with a couple of holes that used to hold the nails. The goat's hair and egg white may have reduced the wall's vulnerability in the hands of nature, but it needed a courageous soul to save the frescoes from those determined to have them destroyed. That was the genesis of the friendship between Ding and Wu Xiaolu, the doorman of the middle school whom many today consider the protector of the Fahai Temple.
Today, those sculptures can only be viewed in the black-and-white pictures taken by British reporter Angela Latham, Morrison's contemporary who photographed the temple in 1937 and had the pictures published in the Illustrated London News that same year. Wu, in the final years of his life, suffered from Alzheimer's disease and handed the keys to Fahai's main hall to Ding.
Before his death, Wu, who had been an antiques dealer for years before a series of misfortunes brought him to Fahai, left a will in which he requested to be buried near the temple. Lu saw the murals for the first time in 2011, before deciding that she "wanted to do something for them". When Li Tong commissioned the building of the Fahai Temple about 600 years ago he could barely have imagined that one day it would link him to one of his contemporaries, the world-famous Chinese mariner and explorer Zheng He (also known in English as Cheng Ho). Commanding a fleet some of whose ships were 120 meters long - Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria, by comparison, was 26 meters - Zheng made expeditionary voyages to parts of Asia and Africa from 1405 to 1433. Ever since his story began to become widely known in the early 20th century, the mystique of Zheng He has been perpetuated partly by the fact that he was a eunuch of the Ming court (1368-1644). According to Zheng Zihai, a descendant of Zheng He, his ancestor was Li's colleague for nearly 30 years. Whether the friendship was minted as a result of mutual fondness or political convenience will forever remain a mystery.
In 1956 a gilt bronze miniature tower was unearthed in the underground chamber of the temple tower. But Zheng Zihai, who has been to the Fahai Temple in Beijing to study its frescoes, has his own view. And for those who have read enough about the evils of the Ming eunuchs, spending a few minutes inside the dark main hall of the Fahai Temple, where the frescoes are housed, may open another window. On April 13 local time, the State Department of the United States released its country reports on human rights practices. The use of guns was out of control in the United States, which severely threatened citizens' right of life. Citizens' personal security could not be guaranteed with the excessive use of violence by police.
The prison system in the United States was plagued by corruption and severely violated inmates' human rights. Money politics and clan politics were prevailing and the political rights of the citizens were not safeguarded effectively. Racial conflict was severe in the United States, with race relations at their worst in nearly two decades. The situation for American women was deteriorating and children were living in worrisome environment.
Civil rights were wantonly infringed upon in the United States in 2015 with rampant gun-related crimes, excessive use of force by police, severe corruption in prisons and frequent occurrence of illegal eavesdropping on personal information.
The government infringed on citizens' privacy by illegally eavesdropping personal information. In 2015, money politics and clan politics went from bad to worse in the nation where voters found it hard to express their real volition and there was discrimination against belief in political life. The United States was reported to have the worst medical care system and the highest number of infant mortalities out of 11 developed countries (borgenproject.org, August 23, 2015).
Law enforcement and justice fields were heavily influenced by racial discrimination, and race-based hate crimes occurred occasionally. Women were facing serious workplace discrimination, domestic violence and sexual violation and children were under the threats of arms, abuse, poverty and police violence. Would you like to discuss your concerns with a very experienced and knowledgeable HR Specialist? COME ALONG TO ONE OF OUR FREE CLINICS FOR SOME IMPARTIAL, PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM OUR HR CONSULTANT, JO CAIRNS.
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Taylor Bracewell operates from offices in Thorne Road and Ten Pound Walk in Doncaster and Fountain Precinct in Sheffield. In contrast, full-time working mothers earn 11percent less than women who do not have children. A recent study of carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysed the pay of 17,000 42-year-olds in full-time work. Working fathers tend to work longer hours after having children, while mothers tend to work shorter hours or go part-time.
77% of new mothers and pregnant women have experienced discrimination in the workplace according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The pay gap applies to those without children too; childless women earn 12% less than childless men working in similar jobs.
If you'd like some practical advice and guidance regarding discrimination in the workplace or any other Employment Law or HR matter, please get in touch. When separated parents cannot agree arrangements about where their children will live or the time they should spend with each parent, they will need to look into the options available to resolve the dispute.
Mediation is an option parents are encouraged to consider prior to making an application to the court. In February 2016, Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) confirmed a 10% increase in the number of cases they dealt with, compared to February 2015. In some circumstances, mediation may not be the best course of action, perhaps because one party refuses to attend or there are allegations of intimidation or harassment.
These statistics confirm that despite alternative dispute resolution methods being encouraged, more and more parents are going through the courts. In some instances children find themselves caught in the middle of their parentsa€™ disagreements and this can be worrying for them. Voices in the Middle is their current campaign, encouraging young people to share their stories. We have a specialist team of very experienced family law solicitors at Taylor Bracewell in both Doncaster and Sheffield. Having a formal tenancy agreement in place is not a legal requirement; however it is something that we would strongly advice. Research carried out by Direct Line exposed worrying statistics about the lack of formal tenancy agreements in place. Out of the contracts that are in place, 58% of landlords who do not use an agent used amended tenancy agreements from old contracts, 38% used contracts from other landlords and 20% used an updated template they found online. It is possible to have a verbal tenancy agreement in place, which would be construed as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. Another concerning statistic is that despite the fact ita€™s a legal requirement to do so, 9% of landlords have failed to make their tenants aware that their deposit is held in a government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme (TDP).
Wherever you are in Doncaster, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch the mena€™s and womena€™s races cycle past, as the Tour de Yorkshire will go via Hooton Pagnell, Sprotbrough, Warmsworth, Conisborough, Tickhill, Bawtry and Bessacarr, before finishing on Bennetthorpe in Doncaster town centre. Lots of information regarding parking, race timings, events and much more is available on the Doncaster Council website and you can pick up spectator guides from the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre on Priory Place.
Join the Tour de Yorkshire Party from 10.30am to 6pm on Doncastera€™s Town Field (leaflets listing all events are available from the Doncaster Tourist Information Centre).
If youa€™re lucky enough to have been invited to a hospitality event for the Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2 finish in Doncaster, take the opportunity to go. Decorate your home or business on or around the route, with yellow and blue bikes, balloons, bunting or anything else you can think of! The buy-to let-surge is expected to subside following the stamp duty changes, which took effect on the 1st April 2016. The latest figures released by E.surv Mortgage Monitor revealed that in the first quarter of 2016, home lending was at the highest level since 2007. There has been an annual rise of 19.3% from 9,625 loans granted in March 2015 to 11,487 granted in March this year. The latest First Time Buyer Tracker by Your Move and Reeds Rains showed that, in February 2016, purchases made by first time buyers were up 6.6% to 21,100 compared to 19,800 in February 2015. This trend is expected to continue as schemes such as the Help to Buy ISA make saving for a deposit easier.
Our experienced specialist team of 'Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme' accredited conveyancing lawyers in Sheffield and Doncaster have expert local knowledge to help you with your property purchase or sale.
If you require advice about buying or selling property, contact Head of Conveyancing, Mark Walton on 01302 341 414. It has recently been announced that leading Sheffield Charity, Sheffield YWCA has re-launched as YWCA Yorkshire. Whilst this growing influence is to be commended, there are several things that will have happened behind the scenes in order for this to happen. From a legal point of view any major change, such as a change of name, of a charity needs to be approved by the Charities Commission which governs and scrutinises charities within England to ensure they comply with the Charities Act 2011.
What many people might not be aware of is that a registered charity that is set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is similar to a limited company, insofar as it is classed as a separate legal entity in the eyes of the law, and as such it needs to have a strong and robust constitution to help govern it.
As the constitution is an extremely important document, it is always advisable to contact a specialist who may be able to help determine not only what the rights are under it, but also propose changes and draft them to allow a charity to develop and progress as YWCA Yorkshire has.
The first wave of Help to Buy ISAs have been claimed since the scheme was made available in December 2015.
One estimate suggests that those with the scheme have been able to purchase their first home up to two months earlier than those without a Help to Buy ISA. The scheme has received a thumbs up from Conveyancers across the country with the deposits being simple to claim. If you are interested in setting up a Help to Buy ISA, click here to read our helpful summary blog. Our experienced specialist team of 'Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme' accredited conveyancing lawyers in Sheffield and Doncaster have expert local knowledge to help you buy or sell a property. Lauren Smith who dealt with our will was very helpful and explained everything that we wished to do re: our will in detail.
Everyone was very helpful when I had to visit Taylor Bracewell, and I thank them very much.
Former Welfare Officer at Leeds United, Lucy Ward, is claiming unfair dismissal and sex discrimination following her dismissal from Leeds United. The tribunal has heard claims that Ms Ward was dismissed on the basis that she was in a relationship with the cluba€™s former manager, Neil Redfern. The club has stated that the dismissal was made due to Ms Ward exceeding her annual leave entitlement and denies improper conduct. Ms Ward argued a€?My working pattern was well known and agreed with my line manager each season.
In a statement to the BBC after her successful hearing, Ms Ward stated a€?I look forward to the rest of my career, hopefully back into footballa€?. This is another case that highlights the importance of having a policy on workplace relationships!
What further complicated matters in this case was Ms Warda€™s argument that this working pattern had been agreed and she had worked in this manner for the past 11 years.
If the Club genuinely believed Ms Ward was taking annual leave it raises the question of why her leave was not being managed correctly in order for this issue to have been picked up sooner and not 11 years later! Ms Ward was correct to argue that her contracted hours do not include Wednesdays, and to discipline and dismiss her for this was unfair. In 1999, while living in Hull, I secured employment with a law firm in Sheffield and started my journey by inputting client data on to internal computer systems.
Robert has achieved consistent 5-Star ratings on the independent a€?Vouched Fora€™ website and has been listed in the Sunday Times 175 Top UK Solicitors.
I have had many jobs, working almost full-time in a public house while studying before university, but my first "real" job after university was at a salad packing factory while I decided what I was going to do with my degree.
From a young age I was always told that I would argue black is white but it was not until a family member suffered life changing injuries that I knew I wanted to do everything I could to ensure that people were treated fairly and not left without help.
I am dedicated and passionate about helping people in their time of need and take real pride in getting to know clients so that I can be confident in identifying what they need and rightly deserve out of any dispute.
The apprenticeship scheme and investment in people is really encouraging and, from my experience to date, unique in a law firm. Before the arrival of my two children, Lexi-Mae and Loui, I enjoyed competing with other pubs in the local pub pool team. I would be a Cat as they are independent, loving and loyal, they have 9 lives, can be fierce and if provoked can leave a lasting scar. Witness the birth of my 2 children, the first of which I almost had to deliver on our living room floor. The people I saw at Taylor Bracewell were very polite and very helpful, Lauren explained things to me and simplified things when I didnt totally understand. We had a very pleasant, courteous and efficient service, and everything was explained well.
If you find yourself in this situation it might seem excessive to incur the significant costs and time making an application to the Court for an Order.
It is fairly common for grandparents to offer extensive support to working parents, take their grandchildren on holiday and even in have their grandchild live with them on a permanent basis. Unless grandparents acquire legal Parental Responsibility through a Court Order, they may face difficulties dealing with routine appointments with doctors, dentists, schools or taking their grandchild on holiday abroad.
The family team at Taylor Bracewell can draft a document which is signed by you and a parent with parent responsibility to record delegation of parental responsibility and provide permission to remove the child from the country for up to one month. The delegation of parental responsibility and permission within the document can be fine-tuned to meet your individual needs, dependent upon your family circumstances.
Provided the delegation of parental responsibility is agreed, and no unforeseen issues or delays arise, we can provide this service from as little as £180 plus VAT. Excellent professional service, we were advised and kept informed at all times and completed our sale very quickly. The service I have received from Lauren has been no less than professional in doing my wills.
Emma Cornell joined Taylor Bracewell as Head of Dispute Resolution in January 2016, having progressed from Associate Solicitor to Partner in her previous firm after qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004. Emmaa€™s experience is extensive and varied and includes numerous Contested Probate and General Litigation cases that progressed to Appeal at the High Court.
Taylor Bracewell, a South Yorkshire law firm with offices in Doncaster and Sheffield, has experienced significant growth recently, resulting in the expansion of the Dispute Resolution team and appointment of a new Head of Department.
Taylor Bracewell, a Legal 500 UK recommended firm, operates from offices in Thorne Road and Railway Court in Doncaster and the Fountain Precinct in Sheffield. A very helpful and friendly group of people who we would certainly recommend, also a big thankyou to Lauren Smith for sorting all three of us out. 31st March 2016 was one of the busiest days of the year for the Conveyancing department at Taylor Bracewell. Staff worked around the clock to ensure as many clients as possible completed before the 1st April to beat the stamp duty tax increase.
Our figures show a 43% Increase in the number of residential property purchases in March 2016 when compared with last years figures. The majority of these purchases are likely to have been made by buy-to-let investors and those purchasing second homes, as they face the biggest increase in stamp duty.
You may have already given us feedback on our customer feedback form after we completed the work, but we would love it if you could also take a couple of minutes to post a star rating and comment in the 'Reviews' section on our Facebook page. We are happy to have had Taylor Bracewell dealing with a difficult and awkward purchase in their professiomal and courteous manner. We are more than delighted with how Lauren Smith explained all the details to us regarding our business with her. Our dispute resolution specialists have an in-depth knowledge of relevant laws and legislation that, combined with their unbeatable skills, produces outstanding results for our clients.
The Dispute Service Annual Review 2015 released by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) reveals a 25% increase in the number of disputes since the previous year. The most common reason for a dispute to arise is cleaning (58%), closely followed by damage (52%), then Redecoration (32%) and Gardening (17%), with rent arrears being the least common reason, causing only 10% of disputes. Tenants are responsible for raising 53% of deposit disputes, agents raise 35% and landlords raise 12%. Disputes are often resolved to the satisfaction of both parties without the need to go to court. It was extremely easy to sell our house, the service was efficient, quick and the paper work easy to understand. Prompt, efficient and friendly service throughout, as were all the staff we were in contact with.
Recent Research carried out by SunLife revealed that 55% of grandparents planning to leave their grandchildren an inheritance would rather do so directly rather than trusting their own children to pass it on in the future.
If you are planning on leaving your grandchildren an inheritance, it is essential to have an up to date Will to ensure that your wishes are reflected.


You will be able to discuss any changes with a Solicitor who is experienced in issues relating to Wills and will be offered the best advice for your own circumstances. Everything was handled extremely fast and without fuss, and questions were always answered immediately and we were kept well informed.
We have been clients of Taylor Bracewell since 1979 and would look no further than this firm. The Land Registry is responsible for keeping a register of ownership and interests in freehold and leasehold land in England and Wales. The number of employees at the Land Registry has dropped from around 12,000 in the 1990a€™s to 4,100.
The Government has recently initiated a consultation on privatising the Land Registry in the hope that it will help to reduce the national debt. The consultation document suggests that the expertise from the private sector could speed up the digitisation process, with the likelihood of more digital technology being introduced to the system.
The Government has made it clear that, under any privatisation, the registers will remain under government ownership, ensuring the data will remain secure and confidential.
It is unlikely that homeowners will have had much contact with the Land Registry as solicitors tend to handle the registration process. Our experienced specialist team of 'Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme' accredited conveyancing lawyers in Sheffield and Doncaster have expert local knowledge to help you. Would highly recommend Taylor Bracewell in all property advice in relation to sale and purchase of property.
When April comes around each year, most employers are prepared for the increase in the National Minimum Wage. E&C Press would like to know who you think was the a€?Pop Culture Stara€? of the month. Coming to you in our next issue; information on some of the biggest events and moments from the upcoming month.
Every month, I will continue to do the best job that I can to make your reading experience enjoyable. The new season begins for everyonea€™s favorite offbeat work buddy comedy from TBS is back on April 4th. A new thriller that takes you inside the world of crime and intrigue and shows you just how far one woman will go to protect her family.
Based in part by the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin this film was adapted for the screen by the creative screenplay from Tony Kusherner.
Steven Spielberg helmed his long-in-the-making biopic of Abraham Lincoln for DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures. Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark Oa€™Brien, tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined at age 38 to lose his virginity and study the inner workings of sexual mechanisms through scientific research.
The ensemble cast included: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Mila Kunis, Bruce Campbell, Bill Cobbs, and Tony Cox. In the past month, in the pages of Batman Incorporated, Damian Wayne, Robin died a heroically in Gotham. After the events of the last few months of the Rise of the Third Army that took place over the pages of Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns, and Green Lantern Corps, the next Green Lantern-centric story-arc started with the Wrath of the First Green Lantern. An epic, destiny-fueled adventures began here with the beginning of Wrath of the First Lantern. Tony Bedard and Aaron Kuder were the creative team behind the latest adventure of Kyle Rayner as this Green Lantern had mastered the emotional spectrum. Peter Milligan and Miguel Sepulveda were the creative team behind the fourth chapter of Wrath of the First Lantern. Richard Castlea€™s Storm Season reunites the lauded writing duo of Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick for their second Castle story. The Championship match on the Womena€™s side at Indians Wells, on March 17th was between #2 seeded, Maria Sharapova and #8 seeded, Caroline Wozniacki. The Championship match on the Mena€™s side at Indians Wells, on March 17th was between #5 seeded, Rafael Nadal and #7 seeded, Juan Martin Del Potro.
The Championship match on the Womena€™s side at Miami, on March 30th was between #3 seeded, Maria Sharapova and #1 seeded, Serena Williams. The Championship match on the Mena€™s side at Miami, on March 31st was between #3 seeded, David Ferrer against #2 seed, Andy Murray. The final score of the 2nd and final regular season match-up between UNC & Duke was- 69-53.
Meanwhile this month marked plenty of political drama on top of the sequester, 2013 C-PAC conference took place with heavy hitters, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman and Paul Ryan each taking the podium. March was especially big for the complete chaos that was the Pop Culture world of comic books.
To cap off an incredible month in the DCU: The New 52 management and content shake-ups, on March 19th, writer Andy Diggle went on Twitter and explained to his fans and the press that he has stepped down as writer of Action Comics which he recently was announced as the new ongoing writer of the series starting with the issue in April.
From the world of basketball, to politics, to Popes, to tennis, pop culture & comic books a€?March Madnessa€? was never a more appropriate phrase to describe the past month. 2.Marvel announced that on September 4th, it would release the first ever Once Upon A Time OGN HC. 3.DC announced that Superman Unchained #1 would include a 4-page 2-sideded Jim Lee foldout, showing two different sides of The Man of Steel in combat. 6.Guillermo del Toro updates the Justice League Dark adaptation once titled Heaven Sent now going by Dark Universe at #WonderCon 2013.
Habemas Papam, a€?We have a pope.a€? And the name of the man to emerge on the balcony in Vatican City is Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. The church leader that believing Roman Catholics call the a€?successora€? of the apostle Peter and a€?the vicar of Christa€? will go by the name of Pope Francis and is the first non-European pope in modern times, and the first from a developing country. He was elected by a conclave that overwhelmingly shares the conservative views of Benedict who has held sway as an enforcer of orthodoxy in the Vatican since 1982.
As John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter writes, a€?Either John Paul II or Benedict XVI appointed each of the 117 cardinals who will cast a ballot, including 11 Americans, so there will be little ideological clash. Left-of-center media have descended into a feeding frenzy to attack the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in the wake of its 40th year of hosting a successful gathering for conservative activists. Isabella Penola, a 15-year-old from the Midwest, is a co-editor at Brumbargera€™s website for conservative high schoolers. In the United States federal budget, the sequester or sequestration refers to budget cuts to particular categories of federal spending that began on March 1, 2013 as an austerity fiscal policy. The cuts are split evenly (by dollar amounts) between the defense and non-defense categories. Over the 2014a€“2023 period, the sequester would reduce planned spending outlays[note 2] by $995 billion with interest savings of $228 billion or a total of over $1.2 trillion in debt reduction.
Check back next month for plenty more details on the above information and more about overall first impressions as the fall season less than a week old.
It was a month filled with announcements by the major networks and some notable cable series. As for the pilots ordered from the last few weeks they include: ABC announced it signed Rebel Wilson to star in the ensemble comedy, Super Fun Night.
The "Slash" are not in it just for the cash, though financial rewards are always appreciated, as the age of the Internet and mass information provides them a chance to explore different roles in a way previous generations could only dream of. In an age of austerity it is not unusual for people to take on an extra job to pay the bills but for the Slash Generation their motivation is not primarily to improve their bank balance but to unleash their creativity.
It made me feel really good when you made a difference in a new area which you used to know nothing about," he said.
Although Cheng loves his jobs, enjoys his life and has somehow managed to juggle various identities, he confessed that finding the time to have a girlfriend has been problematic. Unlike Cheng, who was focusing on many fronts, Zhu is really concentrating on making his rock festival famous in China. Art is about expressing your own ideas in your works while design is a business to meet the demands of your clients.
These include self-control, good communication skills and they are popular in their circle. Kind-hearted, enthusiastic, and it seems that no matter what situation there are in, they can adapt quickly. They have a variety of interests, are always willing to experience new things and have friends from wide-ranging backgrounds.
The scene is reminiscent of youth practice sessions at La Liga (Spain's top professional league) giants such as Barcelona and Real Madrid, he said. The high levels of enthusiasm and the school's commitment to develop the soccer program has impressed Iglesias, who was hired by Beijing-based Ray Sports last October to train players at the school as a physical education teacher. China opened its first line in 2007 and now has 19,000 kilometers of track in service, more than the rest of the world's high-speed rail networks together. Her father taught philosophy at a military college and her mother taught Chinese literature. So researchers and scientists don't talk to marketers because they speak different languages. She addressed the Pujiang Innovation Forum, organized by the Ministry of Science & Technology, in Shanghai as far back as 2000. They had brands that could have been quite promising but they allowed themselves to be acquired by Western brands who basically discarded them," she says. However, if one listens to Lu, the story of Li is inextricably linked to that of another man, the much more famous Chinese mariner and explorer Zheng He (also known in English as Cheng Ho), whose expeditionary voyages between 1405 and 1433 took his fleet to parts of Asia and Africa.
However, few people know that Zheng, who lived between 1371 and 1433, was a devout Buddhist. But they did have a faith, Buddhism, in common, something they also shared with successive Ming rulers. Some historians think his ashes were returned to his homeland when the fleet reached the Chinese coast in July of that year. But no connection was made between the bronze tower and the Fahai frescoes until Zheng Zihai visited the temple years later. Between 1412 and 1428, under the supervision of Zheng He, a grand Buddhist temple was built in Nanjing and known as Da Bao En Temple, or the Temple of Gratitude. Many even blame them for the fall of the Ming 276 years after its founding, in 1644," says Lu, the tour guide. The master clock restorer, 55, looks after hundreds of timepieces at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City.
Today, he shares a 60-square-meter studio with two other craftsmen in a closed section of the museum. With a Rolleiflex twin lens camera and a heart captivated by the beauty of oriental art, she recorded in black and white the stunning frescoes on the walls of the temple's main hall. Since the frescoes remained in the shadows, she had to remove some of the roof tiles to allow in sufficient light. For me it was reignited one morning early last month as the lady who was my guide led me into the ancient hall and switched on a flashlight. Built between 1439 and 1443, Fahai Temple was commissioned and funded by Li Tong, a powerful eunuch of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) who is believed to have served five successive emperors.
The original design featured a main hall and four ancillary halls as well as a bell and drum tower and several side rooms. This flimsy, barely-there piece of clothing is made up of little hexagonal flowers, each petal measuring less than one square of a centimeter, composed of eight veins. By the late 19th century the temple compound had been reduced to an ad hoc refugee camp, colonized by paupers and tramps. It did not take long before it reached other important cultural figures, and ultimately, the Beijing municipal government, which alerted the army. As thin as hair but much shorter, the material is mingled with mud and plaster to form the wall.
And according to Lu, the darkness inside the main hall also helped, since the vandals did not realize how sumptuous the frescoes were.
However, very few people know that Zheng, who lived between 1371 and 1433, was a devout Buddhist.
And it became a trend among powerful eunuchs, who had no blood offspring to pass their fortunes to, to build temples. Some historians believe ashes of his bones were carried back to his homeland when the fleet reached the Chinese coast in July that year. Inscribed on it were the words "offered by Buddhist disciple, court eunuch Li Fushan", fushan echoing Zheng He's and Li Tong's religious name.
It made comments on the human rights situation in many countries once again while being tight-lipped about its own terrible human rights record and showing not a bit of intention to reflect on it. The frequent occurrence of shooting incidents was the deepest impression left to the world concerning the United States in 2015.
Police shot dead 965 people last year as of December 24, and the abuse of power by the police did not result in discipline. The guards in a prison in Florida scalded a mentally-ill inmate Darren Rainey to death in hot shower. Companies and individuals were able to donate an unlimited size to super Political Action Committees (super PACs) to influence the presidential election.
Sixty-one percent of Americans characterized race relations in the United States as "bad." Law enforcement and justice fields were heavily affected by racial discrimination, with 88 percent of African-Americans believing they were treated unfairly by police, and 68 percent of African-Americans believing the American criminal justice system was racially biased. According to the report "Crime in the United States" released by the FBI in 2015, an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2014, of which 14,249 were murders, 84,041 were rapes, 325,802 robberies and 741,291 aggravated assaults. Statistics showed that there were more than 300 million guns in the United States which had a population of more than 300 million.
Excessive use of violence by police during law enforcement had resulted in a large number of civilian casualties. According to a serial report on the website of the Miami Herald in December 2015, Lowell Correctional Institution, the nation's largest women's prison, was haunted by corruption, torment and sex abuse. Although the laws of the United States put a lid on the size of individual donations to presidential candidates, there is no limit for such contributions to super PACs by individuals and corporations. Not believing in God could be the biggest disadvantage while running for a post in public office. The Christian Science Monitor carried a report on its website on December 13, 2015 that the two-party system forced the voters to take side. According to a report by the Associated Press on March 13, 2015, authorities were undermining the laws that were supposed to guarantee citizens' right to information and the systems created to give citizens information about their government.
On October 6, 2015, Al Jazeera America reported that about 40 percent of private-sector workers, or 44 million people in America, did not have access to paid sick leave. According to a CDC report, drug overdose was the leading cause of diseases in the United States. Anti-Muslim remarks caused a great clamor, and minority races were unable to change their vulnerable status in economic and social lives. A poll jointly released by the CBS News and The New York Times on May 4, 2015 showed that 61 percent of Americans characterized race relations in the United States as "bad," including a majority of white and black respondents.
On November 15, 2015, the 24-year-old African-American Jamar Clark was shot dead by white police officers.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, shot dead three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina on February 10, 2015. On December 11, 2015, the United Nations Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice delivered a statement after a mission to the United States and pointed out the missing rights and protections such as universal paid maternity leave, accessible reproductive health care and equal opportunity in standing for political election for the country's women. A report at the website of The Washington Post on January 1, 2015 said that among the young children killed in the D.C.
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The Tour de Yorkshire starts this week and, on Saturday, Doncaster will be hosting the last stretch of Stage 2, starting in Otley. There will be fun activities for the whole family, including a giant puppet show, fun fair rides, street entertainers, an army climbing wall & assault course, sports and community stalls, street food and drink stalls, live music and much more! Our Head of Commercial Property, Alison Turner, will be in the Yorkshire Bank hospitality marquee at the finish line. We will be decorating our Thorne Road office reception with yellow and blue balloons to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire! For example, Alison Kitchman, Family Partner at Taylor Bracewell, will be cycling to her beauticiana€™s appointment on Saturday! We look forward to seeing you soon, hopefully somewhere along the Tour de Yorkshire route on Saturday. This is to reflect the great work that they do to support exploited young women, children and families, and shows their growing influence in South Yorkshire. Rajinder Singh, Commercial Paralegal, looks behind the scenes and explains important aspects of running a charity.
It is generally the constitution that sets out how and where a charity operates, what its objectives are and what powers those who are trustees of the charity wield. If the Club did have a problem with staff being in relationships, a clear policy on what the Club expects of its employees in this respect would have made it easier to manage the relationship.
This would have been a potentially fair reason to dismiss an employee, as long as the right procedure had been followed by the Club in dismissing Ms Ward. If this is true, ita€™s likely that custom and practice means that Ms Ward will have an implied term in her contract of employment that she doesna€™t work Wednesdays. I would have also argued that in such circumstances, to go as far as a dismissal is unreasonable and goes beyond other reasonable responses the Club had available to them, further advancing her claim of unfair dismissal, as demonstrated by the Tribunal awarding in Ms Warda€™s favour.
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The Land Registry is expected to increasingly utilise more digital technology to continue reducing the number of employees required to carry out administrative tasks.
Selling the Land Registry would generate up to £5 billion by 2020 to be reinvested elsewhere to benefit the tax payer.
But it is thought that the registration process will become more streamlined, should the plans go ahead. Richard was very helpful answering all our queries in a prompt and easy to understand manner. This year employers have had to be more prepared than usual with the added introduction of the National Living Wage for those over 25. Comic Book News presented this past month with more steps into newer formats, as Twitter has never been busier with the various Tweets from this past month across the board. The network begins in the summer and will take the place of the digital Sports FOX network, Speed. A new deal between the network and Sony has been reached to bring the show back for a fifth season 13-episodes are said to be in development. She will step down during her various primetime specials, her various News specials in primetime and most importantly as head semi-host of the View. The cast includes: Jorge Garcia, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Charlie Cox, Hope Davis, Audra McDonald, Fredric Lehne and Nestor Serrano. It will reprint the first part of the epic DC story-arc from the creative team of Richard Donner, Geoff Johns and Adam Kubert.
This issue ships in May from the creative team of: Tom DeFalco, Joe Bennett and Marc Deering. This issue ships in May from the creative team of: Justin Jordan, Edgar Salazar, Scott Hanna and Aaron Kuder. This issue ships in May from the creative team of: Michael Alan Nelson, Ig Guara, Norm Rapmund and Ken Lashley.
The first issue will have stories written by: Aaron Johnston, Jeff Parker and Orson Scott Card. Based on the NBC series, the title is from the creative team of: David Greenwalt, Jim Kauf, Marc Gaffen, Kyle McVey and Jose Malaga.
The third and a€?finala€? 8-issue series begins in May from the creative team of: Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. The story-arc will continue in June with Avengers Assemble #16 and Captain Marvel #13, before wrapping up in July in Avengers Assemble #17 and Captain Marvel #14. The story based on the upcoming film will be from the creative team of: Travis Beacham, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista and Sean Chen.
Tomasi and Fernando Parasin will be leaving Green Lantern Corps with the wrap up of the current story-arc, Wrath of the First Lantern in Maya€™s #20. Also the collectora€™s bundle (containing each of the 53 editions) and the digital combo pack have additionally sold out respectively.
Included in this next group of titles will be a four-issue weekly miniseries; What If, AvX. Kyle Higgins, Thony Silas, Sean Murphy and Jordie Bellaire will be the new creators behind Terry McGinnisa€™ upcoming adventures. Rowling announced the recent ebook release of Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In the vein of Netflix House of Cards, it would launch original TV shows starting with Alpha House, a political series starring John Goodman; and the comedy- Onion News Empire starring Jeffrey Tambor. Kristen Bell has voiced her excitement about the possibility to return to playing the title character of the fictional detective that made her a breakout star. See what these four guys are up to when this show returns to the post-March Madness-less NCAA TBS primetime schedule. Meet Marta Walraven (played by Radha Mitchell) a suburban housewife who is living the good life in Northern California. Daniel Day-Lewis portrayed the former head of state in the Tony Kushner-penned adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals, which chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War. Russell, this film had an astonishing ensemble cast which included: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker and Robert De Niro. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. Now this title shifts its theme (not name) in the next five issues starting with this issue and it is a Batman team-up book.
The threat that first led to the formation of the Guardians of the Universe returns, and hea€™s set his sights on the biggest and brightest of the Corps. In this issue, Atrocious and his Red Lanterns seek final vengeance against the Guardian of OA, but things do not go as planned. In this adaptation of Richard Castlea€™s second Derrick Strom novel, the private investigation is hired to help a wealthy woman get back the money she lost to a con artist, but what should have been routine mission quickly spirals out of control when the con artist reaches out to Storm seeking his help finding a missing woman.
Emanuela Lupacchino supplied artwork for this new tale of the hit ABC drama fictionalized character Derrick Storm. The overall #1 seed went to Louisville (Midwest Region), the other #1 seeds followed in order: Kansas (South Region), Indiana (East Region) and Gonzaga (West Region). Sharapova beat Wozniacki in straight sets to capture her first Championship trophy of 2013. Williams won her 6th Championship trophy in front of her a€?hometowna€? fans with a final score of: 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
The Blue Devils swept the season series against the Tar Heels after winning this game at UNC. On the heels of NCAA Mena€™s Basketball tournament, March Madness, Duke faced off against UNC.
The first part of the month belonged to California where in Indian Wells Maria Sharapova claimed another championship. Another story made its own headlines on the other side of the political Aisle was that in the middle of the month the infamous video from a closed door Boca Raton fundraiser during the 2012 Presidential Campaign for Mitt Romney, a€?47%a€? comments came forth and revealed himself to the country as the person who recorded those comments. Between the Emerald City Comic Convention, news came out that Geoff Johns would be leaving his tenure on Green Lantern, his long running DC title, and a flagship book of DCU: The New 52.
For details on this, check below for some highlights from the first day of the event that was not complete as of press time.


DC was caught by surprise because it already went to press with a five-page Action Comics preview in the back of its weekly books in March to showcase the new creative team, which also included Tony S.
Coming soon, Entertainment & Press is developing a Twitter themed section that just kicked off in the pages of this very issue. This will tie into the in-continuity series of the hit ABC fairytale adventure show, Once Upon A Time. The much-awaited choice is something of a surprise, as the new pope was not foreshadowed prominently on the short lists of various experts, though the 76-year old was said to be the runner-up to retiring Pope Benedict in the 2005 conclave. Like his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI who resigned last month, the first head of the Catholic church to do so in 600 years, Pope Francis is said to be theologically orthodox and socially conservative.
No matter what happens, the church almost certainly won't reverse its bans on abortion, gay marriage or women priests.a€? After all is said and done, a new Pope has emerged. The cuts were enacted by the Budget Control Act of 2011 and initially set to begin on January 1 but that date was postponed by two months by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Some major programs like Social Security, Medicaid, federal pay (including military pay and pensions) and veterans' benefits are exempt.
The blunt nature of the cuts has been criticized, with some favoring more tailored cuts and others arguing for postponement while the economy improves. Below is a majority of the moves made by all sorts of networks including NBC, CBS, The CW, ABC, and FOX. He then set up a youth association to promote communication between young people from Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. The progress over the past several months has been incredible," said the Spaniard, who used to be a youth trainer with La Liga club Celta Vigo. But they need to improve the organization of the school league system to provide more competitions for the children," he said. China will be a likely bidder for construction contracts on the UK's HS2 high-speed rail link. His religious pursuits eventually led him to share his Buddhist mentor with his contemporary, Li Tong, who was 18 years his junior. For childless eunuchs, these edifices could also function as ancestral halls, where they were venerated by pilgrims who had come to worship Buddha. Emperor Xuande, the Ming emperor of the day, ordered Zheng He's grand burial on a mountain slope in Nanjing. Emperor Yongle (1360-1424) ordered its construction to honor the late emperor and empress, who were founders of the dynasty. The studio recently featured in a three-part TV documentary, Masters in the Forbidden City, about the work behind the scenes at the museum. A photographer with her tried to blow magnesia powder onto blazing paraldehyde to illuminate what can only be called a darkroom. As the beam of yellowish light swept across the wall, patches of fresco emerged one by one from the pitch black darkness to charm me with warm hues and myriad images, before retreating back into the shadows to resume their silent, self-effacing existence.
According to the historical records, Li built the temple to express his gratitude for royal favor.
Today the main hall is the only building that has survived the ages, the others being reproductions.
The temple, once a popular site of pilgrimage, gradually fell into disrepair, a state in which it remained during the tumult in the country in the first half of the 20th century, until the spring 1950, the year following the founding of the People's Republic of China. She points out for me a horizontal line that goes through the 11-meter-long frescoes on both the eastern and western walls. And the goddess, looking down with her willow leaf-shaped eyes, never takes her silent gaze off me. And his religious pursuits eventually led him to share his Buddhist mentor with Li Tong, who was 18 years his junior.
For childless eunuchs these edifices could also function as ancestral halls, where they were worshipped by people who had come on a pilgrimage to worship Buddha. Some histories have said the Chinese character li here means messenger and has nothing to do with the widely used Chinese surname.
Emperor Yongle (1360-1424) ordered its construction to honor the late emperor and empress, who were founders of the Ming Dynasty. People have long argued that although Li built the Fahai Temple, ostensibly to show his indebtedness to Emperor Yingzong (1427-1464), the third Ming Emperor he served, the eunuch had his own agenda, as his tomb sits just a few hundred meters away down the slope, in the temple's southwest.
In 2015, the United States saw no improvement in its existent human rights issues, but reported numerous new problems.
There were a total of 51,675 gun violence incidents in the United States in 2015 as of December 28, leaving 13,136 killed and 26,493 injured.
The guards in Lowell Correctional Institution, the nation's largest women's prison, pressured hundreds of female inmates to barter sex for basic necessities and a shield from abuse, and 57 inmates have died in this prison over the past 10 years.
The United States also conducted drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen indiscriminately, causing hundreds of civilian deaths. According to a report released by the Pew Research Center on May 29, 2015, a majority of Americans opposed the government collecting bulk data on its citizens, two-thirds believed there weren't adequate limits on what types of data could be collected, 61 percent said they had become less confident that the programs were serving the public interests, 54 percent of Americans disapproved of the U.S. The guards took hundreds of female inmates as whores and pressured them to barter sex for basic necessities, a shield from abuse or awards. Among the candidates for the 2016 presidential election, more than one candidate was obviously related to clan politics. It was difficult for those who were not Christians to win elections and for those who did not have a religious belief, the chance to win elections was slimmer. News and World Report on August 4, 2015, since 2010, a total of 21 states had adopted new laws to limit the exercise of suffrage. A report published on the USA Today website on June 9, 2015 said housing prices had skyrocketed in the United States in recent years, while income levels remained stagnant.
According to a report of the Institute for Policy Innovation released on September 18, 2015, there were still 33 million people in the United States uninsured, although U.S. According to a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute, 51 percent of Americans disagreed that blacks and other minorities received equal treatment as whites in the criminal justice system, and 78 percent of black Americans disagreed that blacks and other minorities received equal treatment to whites in the criminal justice system (publicreligion.org, May 7, 2015). In the United States, women fell behind international standards as regards their public and political representation, their economic and social rights and their health and safety protections. According to a report at the USA Today website on August 17, 2015, a total of 37 percent of women said they had experienced some kind of online harassment. Listing professionals alongside verified reviews from their existing clients makes it easy to find a respected and trusted expert like Robert to help. The mediator is unable to give legal advice; they remain neutral and ensure all options are being considered. Taylor Bracewell is a founding member of this fantastic charity and keen supporters of the work they do for young people.
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Original creators, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson will reunite and return for this DC The New 52 themed title. He will complete the story drawn by himself and be credited along the lines of a€?co-plottera€? with Andy Diggle credited for script. Lee directs this fifth installment that parodies the last number of scary movies from the recent pop culture fodder. The movie, lead actor, and some supporting actor categories are in play along with a nomination for Best Screenplay seems to be in the cards. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moved back in with his parents and tried to reconcile with his ex-wife. Haunted by a recording of the womana€™s scream for help, Storm investigates, and soon discover an international conspiracy reaching further than he ever imagined, perhaps all the way to Clara Strike, a CIA agent the world thinks is dead. The fans in South Beach got their moneya€™s worth with these two great athletic tennis players. The two powerhouses teams each made the grand tournament during a busy Selection Sunday on March 17th. On the mena€™s side the tennis world was happy to reaffirm how much it missed the prodigal son, when Nadal returned to the U.S. Once Upon A Time: Shadow of the Queen features Queen Regina and an untold tale between her and The Huntsman. He has opposed Argentinaa€™s gay marriage laws, has been fiercely pro-family, and is also known as an advocate for the poor. He said the issue he is mainly concerned with is the persecution of Christians around the world.
Her site, RepublicanGirlProbs, grew as an online hub for young people with right-of-center views to congregate and speak truth to power. She said her interests were in discussing a€?why we believe what we believe.a€? She focuses on history and reviving young peoplesa€™ faith in our nationa€™s heritage.
The spending reductions are approximately $85.4 billion during fiscal year 2013, with similar cuts for years 2014 through 2021. Zheng Zihai, who has done extensive research into his ancestor's burial, says Li was responsible for construction of a temple tower in Zheng He's memory. But those efforts went unrewarded, filming being abandoned when Morrison was accidentally burned. It was like being tantalized by a siren call, the frescoes under dim, wandering light seeming to call for attention but at the same time wanting to be left alone. And to create the murals, artists were recruited from all over China and worked under the supervision of the most celebrated court painters of the day, among whom 15 had their names inscribed in a stele placed inside the temple. And the frescoes inside are the sole reminder of the length all those involved went to in creating this ultimate tribute to Buddha, and to the Ming emperors who were among the Buddha's most powerful worldly followers. Zheng Zihai, who has done extensive research into the circumstances surrounding his ancestor's burial, says Li was responsible for the construction of a temple tower in Zheng He's memory. So, "Li Fushan", or "Fushan the messenger of Buddhism", refers to Zheng He himself rather than his friend and colleague Li Tong. Bearing in mind that Emperor Yongle moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing in 1421, the Temple of Gratitude is often viewed as the ultimate commemorative gesture from the emperor who, rather ironically, ascended the throne by rebelling against and killing his nephew Emperor Huizong, to whom his father had originally passed the crown.
There were comments that the political system of the United States had been subverted to be a tool that provided returns to major political donors. It was said that the American Dream remained out of reach for many African-American and Hispanic families. The United Nations' International Labor Organization said that the United States was the only industrialized nation with no overall law for cash benefits provided to women during maternity leave.
Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man, died while in police custody in Baltimore. The New York Times concluded through big data analysis that advantages from father generation played a role in politics obviously. In a May 2014 Pew Research survey, atheism was the most disqualifying factor for a potential presidential candidate, according to a report posted on the website of The Washington Post on September 22, 2015. Some states shortened the time for early voting, while others limited the number of documents identifying one as a lawful voter.
An article on the website of the CNN reported on February 13, 2015 that journalists and news supervision authorities had continually slammed the current U.S. On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, opened fire and killed nine people, including a pastor, at an African-American church in Charleston in South Carolina. A total of 54 percent of Hispanics and 51 percent of African Americans said they had experienced online harassment. The Miami Herald website on March 10, 2015 reported that one in three girls and one in five boys would become a victim of child sexual abuse in Florida before they turned 18. We would like to congratulate Robert on being one of the Top 175 - ita€™s a great endorsement of the service Robert provides.
Paul specialises in Commercial Disputes and can assist clients with Commercial Property Disputes as well as disputes involving directors, shareholders and partnerships. Reports touch upon: pop culture, movies, politics, sports, Music, Twit Pictures, comic book conventions, and much more. We hope you enjoy the new feel of the issue what will become a hotter pop culture melting pot in the months ahead. Stewart announced he would be taking the hiatus in order to direct his first ever film, currently titled, Rosewater. One of the shows set to launch includes a talk show sports series, Rush Hour hosted by Regis Philbin. The Cast includes: Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Terry Crews, Jerry Oa€™Connell, Tyler Posey, Bow Wow, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear and Kate Walsh.
Things get more challenging when Pat met Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
The downside these newfound powers he had been honing does not help in this issue as he was kidnapped and psychologically tortured by the First Lantern. While all this was going on through the start of spring, the weather patterns around the globe also changed. Romney speaking at a $50,000-a-plate Florida fund-raiser had revealed himself as Scott Prouty, a bartender working at that event. To further deepen the heartbreak of the Emerald Warriora€™s world, DC announced that all of the current creators of the other three Green Lantern sub-themed books would be leaving their respective titles with #20 issues shipping throughout May. Daniel will take the reigns on the scripts for the remainder of this first story-arc of Action Comics. In church terms, he is seen as a master conciliator who will be adroit at healing many of the rifts and scandals over finances and pedophile priests that have dogged the Vatican in recent years. When asked if she felt out of place in any way at CPAC, she responded by saying a€?The older people stand out more than we do.a€?a€?a€? Benji Backer, a 15-year-old from Wisconsin, said he came to CPAC with a group known as Turning Point USA. She said a€?Ita€™s great that there are so many young people here.a€? The Breitbart News gathering of these brilliant young minds was put together by Bethany Bowra, the 16-year-old blogger extraordinaire who gave the opening prayer for CPAC.
However, total federal outlays will continue to increase by an average of $238.6 billion per year during the next decade, although at a somewhat lesser rate because of the sequester. FOX announced that the 2-part, season finale of American Idol would be May 15th & 16th. And Zheng He, as an active participant in the military campaign, fought personally for the soon-to-be Emperor Yongle and gained his lifelong favor.
A total of 23 percent of undergraduate women said they were victims of non-consensual sexual contact.
According to a toll report by the Gun Violence Archive, there were a total of 51,675 gun violence incidents in the United States last year as of December 28, including 329 mass shootings. More than half of those surveyed said they would be less likely to vote for someone who did not believe in God. A total of 14 states will carry out fresh measures to limit the exercise of suffrage for the first time in 2016 presidential election.
In April, the same year, fast food workers walked off the job in 230 cities, staging a strike aimed at a minimum wage of 15 U.S. A survey released in November 2015 by the Public Religion Research Institute in the United States showed that 35 percent of Americans believed racial tensions were a major concern in their own communities, jumping 18 percentage points from 2012 (publicreligion.org, November 17, 2015). The civil rights organization "Black Lives Matter" organized protests in multiple cities across the country. The movie is based on the book, Then They Came For Me: A Familya€™s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,a€? by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. The plot revolves around Jamie, a very attractive lady lawyer who happens to be a Yankee, and Roy, a Southern attorney.
Martaa€™s father, her brother, and husband Franklin all make their living through illegal means, and up until now, she has turned a blind eye to this fact.
This dramedy had an original plot filled with wonderful chemistry, characters and controlled chaos. Macy, Annika Marks, Moon Bloodgood and Rhea Perlman star in this r-rated deep-philosophy flick. This issue played a bit as a€?Ita€™s A Wonderful Life,a€? in an alternate world in which Alex survived and Kyle tired to be with her. The month started off in The Vatican with the Conclave taking place on March 1st to figure out who will become the next Pope?
From the West coast, to the East coast, by the end of the month the tennis world came together in South Beach for the annual Sony Open tournament.
He gave his first public interview and explained his side of those events to the general public. In a year where The Man of Steel is going to be released on the big screen as a summer blockbuster, Superman showed he has his vulnerabilities in its iconic flagship ongoing comic book title, Action Comics. The conclave appeared to steer away from popular choices like the cardinals of New York and Boston, Timothy Dolan and Sean Oa€™Malley, as well as the local Italian favorite Angelo Scola. He said the group avoids social issues while focusing on fiscal matters and providing space for meetings, speakers, and debates at universities. Bowra said the most interesting aspect of the young minds here is that they all met over Twitter or other social media, though they live across the country from each other.
CBS announced Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Geller have signed on to star in the pilot comedy, Crazy Ones. Seventy-nine percent of Americans believed it was more common for people to fall out of the middle class than rise up to it. There were at least two school shootings a month in 2015 and almost two children were killed every week in unintentional shootings. Defying international condemnation, the United States still did not close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, which had been running for 14 years and still locked up nearly 100 people who had been under arbitrary detention for years without trial. Many cities in the United States saw large jumps in crime during the first half of 2015: the murder rate rose 48 percent and 59 percent compared to the same period of the previous year in Baltimore and St. Outraged that it took too long to charge a Chicago police officer in African-American Laquan MacDonald's shooting death, demonstrators took to the street to demand justice in his death. The Fox News reported on its website on April 9, 2015 that guards in a prison in Florida was accused of abusing and even killing inmates. According to an AFP report on October 14, 2015, in Brooklyn's poorest neighborhood of Brownsville, New York City, nearly 40 percent of its citizens lived below the federal poverty level. In 2013, deaths from heroin-related overdose exceeded 8,200, nearly quadrupling that of 2002.
Figures released in August 2015 by Pew Research Center showed that 50 percent of Americans said that racism was a big problem in the U.S.
Another article at the USA Today website on December 11, 2015 reported that Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, was convicted of sexually assaulting women he preyed upon in a low-income neighborhood he patrolled. It was a heavy film most of the time but it took plenty of side steps to make light of the subject and themes throughout the plot. The answer came to the world on Wednesday March 13th when the world greeted Pope Francis, originally an Argentinean Cardinal. McNally, clearly very socially conservative in his own views, saw no issue with being involved with an edgy site or working with others who may have differing social views than the ones he holds. She felt that such a well-organized showing of youth would go a long way to convince older people that young people do have a voice and do matter in the dialogue. CBS announced that Vegas has been moved from Tuesdays 10pm to Fridays 9pm starting April 5th.
The popular will was abducted by factionalism in the United States, because the interests involved in election made it unable for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party to coordinate on and work out policies that were in line with the popular will. There were still 33 million people in the United States with no healthcare insurance, and 44 million private-sector workers, about 40 percent of the total, did not have access to paid sick leaves.
About a quarter of the teenagers above 15 years old who died of injuries in the United States were killed in gun-related incidents. In one case, a mentally-ill inmate Darren Rainey was forced to take a shower for two hours with the water reportedly rigged to a scalding 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Meanwhile the chance for a governor's son to be elected governor was 6,000 times higher than ordinary people.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that more than 560,000 people were homeless in the United States as of November 18, 2015. A report at the website of the Los Angeles Times on May 6, 2015 said that white men had a 42 percent advantage over white women when it came to being promoted to the executive level in U.S.
This is where some of the montha€™s breaking news first gets reported before making it into the pages of the following issue of CBN. The pair of lawyers must struggle to deny their growing physical attraction when they find themselves on opposite sides of a police sex scandal. This film was wonderfully rendered and perfectly set up for plenty of Oscar recognition from top to bottom. Meanwhile, back in the United States, the dreaded Sequestration was going to take effect if the U.S.
That prize went to local hometown resident, Serena Williams who won her 6th Miami trophy making her the most decorated female tennis athlete in the Miami Sony Open tournament history.
From the big names: Palin, Romney, Paul, Perry, and Santorum these names might have been the headliners, but these young individuals are the future of this political party and social media movement.
FOX announced that the season finales of Boba€™s Burgers & American Dad would be May 12th. About 17.4 million children under the age of 18 were being raised without a father and 45 percent lived below the poverty line.
According to a report by the NBC News on November 19, 2015, protestors camped outside a police precinct in Minneapolis after African-American Jamar Clark, 24, was shot dead when he was already under police control. In addition, the chance for the son of a senator to be a senator like his father was also 8,500 times higher than ordinary U.S. A USA Today report, which was published on its website on March 20, 2015, said the nation had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout in 2014 since the early 1940s. Gray requested medical attention while being transported in the van but the request was denied.
Poor and immigrant women faced severe barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. The USA Today website reported on August 15, 2015 that 47 percent of rural Hispanic babies were born poor, compared to 41 percent of Hispanic babies in urban areas.
The next phase was that DC announced its slew of brand new creators of these above titles starting with #21 issues in June. FOX announced that the 1-hour (each) season finales of The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons & Family Guy would be May 19th respectively.
CBS announced Marg Helgenberger has been in the news attaching herself to another pilot called Intelligence. In New York City, there were 59,568 homeless people, including 14,361 homeless families with 23,858 homeless children, sleeping each night in municipal shelters in October 2015, 86 percent higher than the number in 2005. Gray lapsed into a coma following the journey on April 12 and died a week later in a hospital. Women faced fatal consequences of lack of gun control, in particular in cases of domestic violence. Hispanics babies born in rural enclaves were more likely to be impoverished and it was harder for them to receive help from federal and state programs, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
As Marta digs into this dark underworld, she will test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, determination and family ties like never before. The Washington Post reported on January 16, 2015 that since the beginning of the Republic, 8.7 percent of its members of Congress were closely related to someone who had served in the body. If you see this film, the only way to full embrace yourself in the world of Oz and what the director envisioned is to spend the extra cash and watch it through the 3D glasses lens. Bernard Chang would be the new artist on Green Lantern Corps, and that DC would launch a 5th GL-centric title, LarFleeze, the Orange Lantern from Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins.
Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, Red Robin and Catwoman each had a tie-in to this overall theme for the month.
According to a CNN report on February 18, 2015, financial inequality was pervading the country and it was getting worse. The next chapter of this tale was that towards the end of the month, Joshua Hale Fialkov surprised everyone when he went on social media to share that he was walking away from writing Green Lantern Corps & Red Lanterns (even before these books were released) due to the equivalent of creative differences by management. The Green Lantern mythology was shaken, but DC came back with the final chapter of this current saga, when the company announced that Joshua Hale Fialkov would be succeeded by Charles Soule on Red Lanterns. NBC announced it would move Smash from its Tuesday 10pm timeslot to Saturday nights starting on April 6th. Put that in context, the sum represented two thirds of what individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury.
It was the second time in six months that a state called out the National Guard to enforce order after a white police officer killed a black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson in 2014. The documentary Seeking Asylum by African-American Darnell Walker triggered heated responses after debuting online, chronicling the plight of black Americans who no longer felt safe in the United States due to rampant police brutality and were looking to settle elsewhere. Viewers will not want to learn answers to the questions that this pilot posed to its audience. For every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation's most politically active corporations received 760 U.S. The New York Times said that Gray had become the nation's latest symbol of police brutality in an April 28 story.
Jimmy Carter said that with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president, the U.S. President's State of the Union Address for 2016, which said a handful of families and hidden interests were exercising influence on elections via their funds.



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