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The planned destruction of bushland for the conservation of a light industrial estate and associated works on Lot 5182 of the kulaluk lease between Fitzer Drive, Bagot Road, Totem Road and Dickward Drive will have these consequences:
- The site is in a surge-zone area.
- The site is under the flight path of Darwin Airport.
- Proposed access roads entering Dickward Drive and Bagot Road will create highly dangerous "Blackspots".
- There will be an increase in "Rat-running" through the nearby streets.
- The development will face onto residential homes on Fitzer Drive.
- The development will become an eyesore along Dickward Drive, a road of outstanding natural beauty.
- There will likely be spillage of toxic waste into the drains into the mangroves on Aboriginal land.
- There will be more noise and traffic before and after accepted working hours.
- The flora and fauna of the area will disappear forever, including protected species of birds - Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-Winged Fairy Wren, Black-breasted Buzzard, Brown Goshawk, Crested Hawk, Barking Owl, Brown Falcon, Australian Hobby, Australian Kestrel, Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail, restless Flycatcher, Long-tailed Finch, Crimson Finch, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Rainbow Pitta and many others.
Special trees on this block include Atalaya variifolia and tress of the Wrightia genus. It is doubtful whether the flora of this block has ever been properly surveyed.
We believe that developing land adjacent to a SSSI site and near to protected Heathland will have a detrimental effect on the existing wildlife, habitat, flora & fauna.
We believe that building a road to access the new school development, to sustain school traffic, will greatly impact the ecology and environment.
Another site is available for development adjacent to the existing school, it is within the village boundaries and does not have the environmental pressures of the currently proposed site.
There have been plans submitted by Architects on orders from the Tobago House of Assembly to construct a huge concrete & glass structure right across our fishing village beachfront.
Many villagers believe that this will destroy our village charm & be to the detriment of our way of life.
There have been no precise consultations with villagers on these proposals & we have drawn up an alternative proposal more inkeeping with the environment & region.
The Village Street Party is a wonderful celebration of equality, taking place once a year during Pride weekend in its natural home, the St. James’s Street area, Brighton’s ‘Gay Village’.
It is an event that we should be proud of - it is fun, it unites communities, supports local LGBT groups and businesses, and showcases the area to the thousands of tourists our city attracts for Pride.
We are therefore deeply concerned that the Green Party councillors for Queen’s Park ward have been pushing to move the Street Party from the Village and exclude the LGBT community from any ‘consultation.'
Attempting to cut the Gay Village out of the celebrations for Pride weekend is barmy and would never work.
Last year's street party went well. It made money and there was a prompt clean-up after. This year we hope the event will build and diversify during the day with the Women's Performance group in New Steine and a community picnic in Dorset Gardens.
Both the police and the Council are happy for the event to continue where it is, and organisers remain committed to working with all stakeholder groups - including local residents - to ensure that we produce best possible event for all concerned.
The community has worked hard over the years to make this event the success it is and we sincerely hope it continues to thrive for many years to come.
Please sign this petition if you would like to see the Village Street Party remain in the St. James's Street area.
We are opposing attempts to build housing estates on Green Belt land within our village. The plans are neither in keeping with the community or required by the community and are viewed as a profit making scheme and nothing else.
There are enough Brown Field sites in the UK to support our housing needs for the forseeable future so any attempts to build on Green Belt should be strongly opposed. Save our Green Belt!
The Illinois pension system is in jeopardy. If we continue to provide lavish, outdated pensions to newly-hired government employees, our state and local governments could be bankrupt in just a few years.
Give local government in Illinois an option that stops the flow of NEW EMPLOYEES into the current, broken pension system.
Allow Illinois municipalities to choose the retirement benefit they offer to new employees. They may provide new employees with the current pension system, or they may provide them with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
Petition to build a fenced in area for dogs in the old ball field on Route 114 across from Patty's Place Restaurant. There is plenty of open space and it is not being used for anything else. It would only take a few chain link fences and a few garbage cans.
Off-leash dog areas, or dog parks, provide a community setting in which people can gather and socialize and where they can observe the interaction of groups of dogs at play. Dog parks the world over allow owners and their dogs to spend time together while the dog satisfies its cravings for canine play and companionship.
There are no dog parks or fenced in areas for pets to roam free in this area, and driving over 40 kms to the nearest one (Centennial Park) is a hassle.
The unconditional love of a companion animal is very beneficial for the elderly, many of whom are unable to properly exercise their dogs and who stand to benefit from taking their dogs to a dog park.
So if you would like to see an un-leashed dog park in Hillsborough, please sign this petition.
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The Village of Barrington Hills is seeking to enact an Exterior Lighting Ordinance that will significantly restrict resident's rights to choose how they illuminate their homes, driveways and landscapes.
The Ordinance was drafted at the request of the Village Board by the Plan Commission, and is now being considered by the ZBA for approval and subsequent forwarding to the Board.
Most in the village believe the Ordinance is too restrictive. Anything from a simple, single floodlight to the wattage of the lighting at one's doorway would be regulated with fines imposed for non-compliance regardless if you live on one or one hundred acres.
We believe this is wrong, and hope that you agree with your petition signature.
A & J Stephens Ltd has applied for planning permission for an as yet un-named superstore in Scone. The store floor area will be 3500sqm. with almost 300 parking spaces.
Details of the application can be found on
On June 15, 2009, the Village of Rossville economy...
Speeding in residential areas is one of the most common sources of citizen complaints to the police. Yet because speeding must compete with other problems for police attention, problems that may appear far more serious, the police often do not devote a lot of resources to it.
Speeding in residential areas causes five basic types of harm:
- it makes citizens fear for children's safety
- it makes pedestrians and bicyclists fear for their safety
- it increases the risk of vehicle crashes
-it increases the seriousness of injuries to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists struck by a vehicle
-it increases noise from engine acceleration and tire friction.
The Far West Village is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods, which community groups and preservationists have fought for years to preserve and protect from over development.
However, there is a six block section of the Far West Village which still contains an anomalous and outdated zoning designation that encourages out-of-scale development, and strongly encourages hotel, dormitory, or office development in a predominantly residential but mixed-use neighborhood.
While this area is now part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, only a change to the zoning can ensure that any new development here truly respects the scale and character of the neighborhood.
In 2000, The rural Township of Goulbourn was amalgamated with 10 other rural, suburban and urban municipalities to form the City of Ottawa.
This was done without the consent of any taxpaying voter in the former municipalities. Since amalgamation, taxes have risen almost 40%, yet services to the rural areas have gone down, and the representation has been eroded to 1 counsellor for a combined ward of the former townships of Rideau and Goulbourn.
The village of Ashton is split between the Township of Beckwith and the former township of Goulbourn. This causes complications in terms of services provided as well in terms of long-term plan of the village itself. The the residents of the Goulbourn side of Ashton pay far more in taxes than the Beckwith residents for less service.
We believe that the time has come for Ashton to be united as a village so that we can build and prepare for future growth in the village and the surrounding lands.
Bank of Ireland have removed the only main street ATM machine serving Blackrock Village in County Louth. With the result that in-shop machines cannot cope with the excess demand that the local public are now placing.
The situation currently is that not only are we without an ATM machine but the nearest inshop machines are usually out-of-order.
The government's plan to build a new highway that will be built right alongside the existing elevated structure. While nobody denies that the Turcot Interchange is in need of repair, the proposed lower structure will have a negative impact on public health, on our environment and on the socio-economic development of the South-West.
Not only does this project lack vision, it will endanger Montrealers' health and well-being:
* Residents of the South West borough will be even further exposed to the negative effects of automobile generated air pollution from a lower highway structure;
* The project will further contribute to greenhouse gases; No attempt is being made to reduce car traffic.
* Hundreds of people will be expropriated and their homes torn down: A community will be destroyed.
* A walled highway will fence in many South West communities, effectively stunting their long term growth and socio-economic development.
Other cities around the world have managed to conceive and build grand projects that do respect environmental goals.
Here in Quebec, it is possible to replace Turcot within a framework of sustainable development and of respect for the environment and the local population.
Le complexe Turcot doit être refait mais le gouvernement veut le remplacer par une structure qui nuira à la santé publique, à l'environnement et au développement du Sud-Ouest de Montréal. Une structure sans aucune vision qui réduira notre qualité de vie de plusieurs façons :
* Les citoyens du Sud-Ouest seront davantage exposés qu'ils ne le sont déjà à la pollution causée par le transport car la nouvelle structure sera moins élevée;
* Le projet contribuera au réchauffement climatique car aucune cible de réduction du nombre d'automobiles n'est prévue;
* De nombreux logements seront détruits et des citoyens seront chassés de leur quartier;
* La nouvelle structure formera un véritable mur qui enclavera certains quartiers du Sud-Ouest comme jamais et freinera son développement à long terme.
D'autres villes à travers le monde ont su concevoir des projets d'envergure tout en poursuivant des objectifs environnementaux. Au Québec, nous pouvons nous aussi faire un nouveau Turcot tout en faisant en sorte qu'il s'inscrive dans une perspective de développement durable.
Fed up with the internet in MSV? Think you've paid too much for something that barely works? Then sign this petition to get Hornet Internet in the student village!
Since moving into MSV last year in September 2007 I regrettably signed up for the deluxe package of a 2mb connection for a whopping £250. Firstly this is an outrage to charge so much for us students to pay. It’s even more frustrating that you don't always get the full bandwidth speed. Downloading or streaming anything is a joke as it takes bloody ages. I for one ain’t gonna take it no more so I’ve created this petition to get Hornet to supply the internet here in MSV.
On average I can download around 50 kb/s which is 5 times slower than what I should be getting (~250kb/s). I can only imagine what people on the lower package (512kps) are experiencing.
Hornet Internet is so much better in terms of that its cheaper (Private Halls that Hornet provides for charge around £100), faster (10mb connection to each room) and more importantly is more badass than CableCom.
If anyone lived in Halls where Hornet is provided will know that it’s the fastest thing ever and it was so good downloading at 1mb/s.
In conclusion please help me by supporting this petition and I will get into contact with MSV management to see if we can get into some kind of agreement.
There are elements of the Canterbury Road Project, that include plans to (despite the existing bypass) actively discourage through traffic coming into the main Village Centre.
The local shops and Businesses have already suffered due to the bypass - through traffic means passing trade - and it is very likely if the junction priority change at Aerodrome Road, the traffic light priority changes and any other measures to reduce traffic volume and encourage everyone to use the bypass, that at least some of the Businesses may suffer, or indeed close down.
Then there will be no Village Centre to speak of.
Width restrictions, or weight restrictions would be a simple measure to discourage the HGV's. Traffic calming measures would be welcomed.
It is unsafe for children to walk more than a half mile to school at such a young age.
The weather conditions are unpredictable, they can become ill easily causing missed school days for kids and missed work days for parents.
There are also 3 locally registered sex offenders in the city limits. It’s just a short drive for one of them to get to our kids on their way to school and change their lives forever.
Orting School District needs to provide bus service for kids going to Ptarmigan Ridge from the neighborhoods that are a half mile away or more such as Whitehawk, Carbon River Landing, River’s Egde and Village Green.
Community safety in our Village of Lake in the Hills, IL.
Willow Road, threatens us with speeding cars and reckless driving.
It has put our children and community in harms way.
Raoghat needs to be protected if we have to save planet earth.
One of the Newpaper today stated that a MOU to plunder the Raoghat Hills will be signed at Delhi on 6th August,2007.
If at all this projects comes up it will be doomsday to the beautiful flaura and fauna and the rich culture and traditions of the Indigenous people residing in Bastar.
On 3rd july 2007 the Business Community of Narainpur District in North Bastar called for a "Bund"(closure) .The reason was the fight between the Business Communities of Narainpur and Antagarh District for the ownership of Raoghat Township once the Raoghat mines start.
This looks like a well planned conspiracy to divert the mind of the people from the real issues surrounding the RaoGhat Mines and the Rail Project.Is it because this project was rejected in the nineties by the Enviroment and Forest Ministry?Why the State Government feels that now when there is a worlwide concern to save Environment that they will get clearance from the Ministry?
Why are the sentiments of the Indigenous people being completely ignored?
Has anyone bothered to find out about the name "Rao Ghat"?According to the local belief Rao Ghat is home too the Creator of this world Lord "Raja Rao Natraj" and Goddess "Mata Maoli"(sister of Maa Danteshwari) and their family.
Not only the local people come here to worship daily but also they gather in large numbers throughout the year and take out "Jatra"(procession) of the God and Godess.Even lot of foreign tourist come here to enjoy the wonderful eco-system present at Rao Ghat.
So any mining at RaoGhat will be like destroying the God and Goddess of the Tribals thus will come under the SC/ST Atrocities Act of the Constitution of India.
Is the State Government planning a revolt by the Indigenous people so that they can kill and displace more tribals as they have been doing since the start of Salwa Judum??
Just because "Dalli Rajhara" mines are over Bhilai Steel plant now wants "Rao Ghat" mines.What will happen once the "Rao Ghat" mines are also exhausted?
Is it really the BSP which wants the mines or they are playing in the hands of Tata,Essar,Jindal and other Sponge Iron Units of Chhattisgarh? Afterall the "Bailadilla" mines in Dantewada District which belongs to the NMDC is now being allotted to the likes of Tata Steel,Essar Steel and other mining companies?
In the days of Global Warming,Tsunami and Weather Change do we really need to destroy the most beautiful and amazing eco-system still existing in RaoGhat?
Is BSP playing in the hands of Tata and Essar Steel?
Are we not worried that our future generation won't have fresh air to breathe or will there be a future generations at all???
The Locals in Raoghat area have strong belief in their God and Goddess and they feel that if RaoGhat is disturbed it will bring an end to the human race.
Is the State Government and the Government at the Center listening?May be the State Government and the Business Community for once should think about what they are leaving for the future generations and not their immediate gains....
As per the provisions of the Constitution of India, the resolve of the village council is supreme in Bastar District. No body can play with the resolve of the tribal village council. However, contrary to those provisions, state government is acting as the agent of the private industrial houses, did not bothered to educate the tribals about the importance of public hearing at a village council to manage the favorable resolve of the village council.
By signing this petition you are supporting the reservation acceptance for The Villages Clubhouse to any Village Resident.
And that the Board of Directors not excluding outside organizations from using the clubhouse as long as it is reserved by a Village Resident.
In 2005, after the Simcoe County Board of Education received no interest from
any government agencies or municipal governments, the Admiral Senior Public
School was considered surplus and put out for competitive bid.
In 2005, two Collingwood businessmen were the successful bidders for the
property. After an exhaustive environmental and architectural review the
building was determined to be both environmentally and structurally unsafe and
needed to be torn down.
Following the Planning Act process the developers obtained the following; a demolition permit,
proper rezoning of the property, a comprehensive historical impact study and
finally an approved site plan in November of 2006. The project was being tendered
and ready for construction starting in the spring of 2007.
Meanwhile, a new town council was elected and took office in January 2007.
The newly elected Mayor and several elected councillors were endorsed during
the election by a special interest group who adamantly opposed the Admiral
In a unprecedented motion, the newly elected Mayor introduced a motion to
rescind the site plan and the Historical Impact Study. This motion narrowly
passed by a 5 to 3 margin effectively reversing all the approvals granted by the
By revoking the approval of the project, a significant breach of promise has
occurred. Businesses now thinking of relocating or expanding in Collingwood will
be skeptical that an unstable local council can rescind prior approved building
permits based upon the whims of a special interest group.
Some homeowners have the same square footage lot but don't pay the same amount of maintenance fees per month.
Since 1997 Labour have overseen the closure of 4,723 post offices. North West Leicestershire has lost many village Post Offices in places such as Blackfordby, Albert Village and Coleorton. Post Office branches are vital if we are to combat both social and financial exclusion, and this Government wants to continue destroy this vital network by closing a further 3000 Post Offices.
Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen advocates the freeing up of subpostmasters and postmistresses, to provide a greater range of products and services, as well as a scheme whereby people with concerns about a range of Government services can use their local Post Office as a kind of 'Government GP'. This can advise on issues such as tax returns, pension entitlements and the opening hours of local pharmacies.
Statistically proven, pets promote the health and well being of older and retired persons.
They also promote a sense of security.
Please visit our web site depicting 174 attacks against christians in 2006 as on 1th Nov06 (www.persecution.in)
Jan 1st,2006 Martyred for Christ on 1st January 06.
Jimendra (Muntu)(35) was murdered on the way between Rakia and Barakhema in Orissa.
Fact Finding report of martyred Pastor Jimendra Nayak ( Mantu) age 35- of Barakhema, in Baliguda police station limits of Kandhamal, Orissa ,Eastern District of India
Pastor Jimendra Nayak was a pastor of Indian Church Assembly. He Was working at Penthakata, Puri district for last two years. Before moving to Puri he was working in his native place Beradakia churh at Kandhamala district of his own locality
People interviewed :
Mr Samsing Digal ( martyrs Father) Mr Saban Digal, Mr Jisaih Digal ( Cousin) Mrs Masiah Digal(Martyrs Mother) Mrs Sashirekha Pradhan ( Martyrs widow) Mrs Bebina Nayak,Mr Kunal Pradhan, Mr Binod Pattanik( co –passenger in the auto) local drivers.
The doctor who did the post-mortem and the Officer in charge in the police station was not available for their comments.
On the first day of January pastor Nayak went to Beradaika Church for preaching the word of God in the New year service. He returned to his own village Barakhema from Baliguda by an auto rickshaw at 8pm. On his way back home Pastor Nayak died under a mysterious” accident”
Our investigation of the matter revealed the following
The owner driver is linked with radicals and he was driving vehicle number OR_07L_2054. The pastor was sitting in the right side and the vehicle was going in the left side of the road. His head was found smashed and body was still inside the cabin, the auto driver had no injuries and the glass of the auto has no major damages.
An unknown person dumped the dead body in the Baliguda hospital and the auto was moved from the so called accident spot without proper procedures
In spite of the repeated visits even today(14thFeb) the post-mortem report was not given to the relatives
We were informed that at first the Police officer refused to accept complaint about the suspected murder from the widow and relatives. The officer in charge scolded the person who helped the widow in preparing petition for inquiry. No action was taken even after receiving the complaint.
Police version is based on the evidence given by Mr Binod Pattnaik, a suspected sympathizer of Hindu radicals that it was an accident.
All circumstantial evidences and the indifference of the hospital and police show that this was a planned murder. The persons we interviewed near the bus stand were telling that some unknown people were making discreet enquiries about pastors movements, time of the prayer service etc.
The information gathered from other drivers in Baliguda revealed that Khanu who carried Pastor Nayak(Muntu) in his auto rickshaw was spending lavishly money on liquor and others.
The information from his relatves and widow revealed that the radicals were after him and he had many encounters regarding his work among Hindus. They had warned him and restrained him from carrying out his missionary work among his people. His love for Christ waded him through all his difficult times.
The widow and his family wants to continue the great commission of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ
Martyred pastor Sasirekha (30yrs) and 1year old son Nayak,14 year old sister and 8 year old handicapped brother and old parents are living testimony for the great martyrdom of Pastor nayak ( Muntu)
450-NSS-002 January 2nd 2006 Anti-conversion bill resurfaces in Jharkhand State 02 Jan. The government of Jharkhand State is considering an anti-conversion bill. While the legislation is aimed at protecting the tribal culture, The sad thing is what this bill will be used for is to harass Christian ministries who are reaching people
450-NSS-003 Church destroyed
January 3rd 2006 Umrakot Village in Orissa, India Police decided to allow a make-shift Hindu temple but banned Christians from worshiping at a nearby house church following a conflict that led to Hindu fundamentalists attacking four people. Hindu extremists had set up the temple near the house church in Umarkote village, Orissa state, in October 2005. They then complained to police that the house church worship was disturbing their own rituals
On Friday, Dec. 30,06 the extremists attacked three women who had come to the house for a weekly prayer and fasting meeting were attacked and warned them to stop attending services. They also slapped a church member, Samraj Rai, who had come to warn the women, and damaged his motorbike. Police interrogated the pastor and other church members regarding accusations that they were forcibly converting Hindus but declined to register the Christians’ complaint over the assault. On January 3, police said they would allow the Hindu temple built on public land to continue to function. The Christians, however, were banned from holding services in Nag’s house
VHP meeting in the area of Jamdoli near Jaipur
Hindu Militants Say Missionaries Spread Gospel at Gunpoin- The leader of an influential hard-line Hindu organization has accused Christian missionaries of converting people to Christianity by threatening them with force, Friday, January 6. Ashok Singhal, who leads the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) or ‘World Hindu Council’ said local people “were being terrorized into conversion by different Christian missionaries,” using Naxalites, a loose term used to define groups waging a violent struggle. Naxalites include revolutionary Communist groups claiming to fight on behalf of landless laborers and tribal people against landlords and others to create a classless society. Speaking at the beginning of a three-day VHP meeting in the area of Jamdoli near Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, claimed that “all those who dared to obstruct them were told that they would be gunned down by Naxalites.”
January 12th 2006.
Attack on Pastor Aharon, Nizamabad project 450-0034
Pastor M.Aharon is a pastor of Indian Pentecostal Church and he is in the ministry for the last 16 years. The radicals hatched a plan to severely attack him and to publish the attack in India with a hidden agenda of restraining other pastors in carrying out gospel work in India. During the prolonged attack on 12th January the radicals were reminding pastor Aharon the fate of Pastor Daniel, Pastor Issac Raj who were martyred near Hyderabad last year
January 13th 2006 .
Attack on Pastor David – 450-0035
Extremists belonging to the RSS attacked Christians as they attended a birthday party at Domakonda village in Nizamabad on January 13. “The attack took place at 11:30 a.m. in the house of Srinivas Balraju, a Christian who was celebrating his daughter’s birthday with his other Christian friends Kadiri Mohan Reddy, an RSS supporter, kicked David and the others in the chest and abdomen; David fell unconscious there. The other four also suffered stomach injuries. When Balraju and his sister-in-law tried to stop the attackers, they also were roughed up. After the attack, the extremists put David on their motorbike and took him to the Pochamma (Hindu goddess) temple and threw him there. Then they fled from the scene and went to the police station, where they alleged that they attacked David because he was tearing off pictures of Hindu gods.
23rd January 2006
Persecution in Malkangiri, Orissa.
On 23rd January ‘06, four IET missionaries namely P. Bijay Kumar, G. Baldash, Gideon Challan and Ramesh Suna had gone to village Koikonda of Motu Thehsil, Malkangiri District, Orissa State for a special meeting. The RSS (Rashtriya Swayam Sewak) Hindu radicals came to know about this meeting and went to the village in search of the gathering place.
They interrupted the meeting and forcibly entered into the audience and
took out the missionaries. After pulling them out, they beat them up
inhumanly. Brother Bijay Kumar and Brother G. Baldash became unconscious. The missionaries who were severely beaten up were taken to the District Hospital around 9 pm. Village Koikonda is more than 60 kms away from Malkangiri District. Among the
missionaries three are under treatment but Bro. Bijay Kumar is very serious who is still not recovered from the trauma
Wednesday January 25, 2006
CHRISTIANS ATTACKED, HOUSES BURNED IN ORISSA
No relief provided to Christians, who remain without shelter, food or spare clothes.
January 25 -A pastor and his cousin charged with attempted forced conversion in Orissa state were released on bail yesterday, while five Hindu villagers charged with assault and setting fire to the pastor’s house are still in custody. On January 15 Hindu villagers attacked Rabindra Mallick as he returned home from a nearby market. The next morning, a group of about 15 villagers armed with sticks stormed the home of his older brother, Pastor Kulamani Mallick, and assaulted him and his family. Pastor Mallick and two other family members required hospital treatment for minor injuries. The assailants set fire to their house, and seven adjacent houses also were burned and destroyed – in total, six homes belonging to Christians gutted. Shortly thereafter a village woman accused the pastor and two of his relatives of forced conversion.
20 Bajrang men ransack house 25.01.06. Mangalore
A Group of 20 suspected Bajrang Dal activists barged into a house at Kelrai near Neermarga on Tuesday and ransacked the house, damaging property worth Rs.100,000.Police said the activists surrounded the residence of one Alwyn and started hurling stones at the windowpanes around noon. The mob then gained entry into the residence and ransacked the valuables. A car parked in the compound, a television set, refridgerator, and other house hold articles were damaged in the attack.
450-NSS-0010 – Police disrupt Prayers and arrest
25th January 2006. Tribal Pastors attacked and beaten up by the police at Chapri Village, Jhabua District
25th January 2006: In a gross violation of human-rights a group of local policemen barged into a Christian home where a prayer meeting had to be conducted in Chapri village of Jhabua in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and beat up two tribal pastors who were supposed to leading the prayer meeting.
On Wednesday morning at 10:30 am, as local Christians had gathered
together for a time of prayer at Rai Singh’s home, as many as nine
policemen belonging to the state police barged into the Christian
home a few minutes before the prayer meeting could begin.
In utter disregard of their responsibilities as keepers of law, they
badly beat up the two tribal pastors who had to lead the prayer
meeting. After beating the two pastors of the Philadelphia Church of Chapri, namely Rai Singh Amblia at whose house the meeting was going on and Hatehsingh Rawat mercilessly, the police put them into their vehicle
and dragged them to the police station repeatedly threatening them of
dire consequences if they continued to gather together for prayer or
for any other kind of “Christian activity”. Raisingh and Hatesingh were locked up in custody for more than four hours where they were not only beaten up more but their Christian faith was also mocked at. The pastors were assaulted on their stomach and hands and the policemen also struck blows on their neck. The wounds which the two pastors received as a result of the police beatings forced them to be taken to the local hospital the next day.
26th January 2006Three Christian leaders belonging to the Church of Nazrene were arrested Thursday the 26th January 2006 at Jabalpur on grounds of indulging in forced conversion of tribal’s. The local police acting on the directions of Sudhir Agarwal of Dharam Raksha Samiti conducted a raid on the Gurudev lodge in Madan Mahal area of Jabalpur in order to scare the tribals who had voluntarily put up at the lodge to spend the night while on their way to attend a Christian convention organized by the Church of Nazarene at Nagpur city in Maharashtra. The tribals were going to participate in the convention by their own free will from 27th January 2006 onwards.
After conducting the raid at the lodge, the police under the leadership of City Police-Inspector Siddarth Chaudhary arrested the three Christian leaders namely Pravin Pawar, Sanat Pawar and Maclin Masih. They were arrested and put into custodial lock-up.
The three Christians have been accused and booked under Section 420 and Article 4 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance. The police have also confiscated Christian literature, documents related to the Church of Nazrene and 35 passenger tickets of a private bus agency. Anti-Christian reports appearing in the regional media have made the situation critical as it may lead to a flare up in the situation leading to further attacks on the Christian community. According to these completely one-sided and biased reports investigations have revealed that 23 tribals were being taken from Dindori district to Nagpur to forcibly make them participate in a convention of the Christian community in order to convert them forcefully. The police on the falsely accused Christians. As the misinformation against Christians was spread by the Hindu fundamentalists among Hindus living in and around the Gurudev lodge, a large mob of Hindus, mostly mobilized by the Dharma Raksha Samiti, gathered together and beat the Christians black and blue. They continued to thrash the Christians even as the police tried to register a case against the Christians. Activists belonging to the militant wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak sangh shouted anti- Christian slogans while all this was going on and tried to incite
Three Korean nationals arrested
Three Korean nationals were arrested by the HAL police near Bangalore city on charges of forcefully trying to preach their religious belief to a resident of Doddanagundi on 26th Thursday ,January 2006. According to police, Kim Jong Koo, Park Venson and Moon Young Jgi who are on a tourist visa to India, allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Nandish Reddy, a resident of Dhodanagundi by forcefully preaching him their Christian religious ideology
MOB STONES CROWD AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPENING
Police fail to offer protection despite advance warning from extremists.
A 50-strong Hindu mob attacked a new January 29Catholic school and boarding hostel as the facility was inaugurated on Sunday in Maharashtra state. The mob threw stones into the crowd, broke chairs and beat participants with sticks. Hindu extremists had asked the police three days before the opening ceremony not to allow the school to operate in Ghosali village. Despite this intimation of possible violence, police did not inform staff at the school and offered no protection for the event. The mob accused Catholic school staff of trying to convert their children by offering them education and chanted, “Leave! We don’t want Christians here!”
India - Monday January 30, 2006 EXTREMISTS, POLICE BEAT CHRISTIANS IN MADHYA PRADESH- Bhopal
Bhopal January 28th attack
Pastor Iwin Pereira is the one has a broken Ulena(left hand) He is married to MS Sheela and they are blessed with a 16 months old Darlene
Brother Harbi Singh led Pastor Pereira to our Lord in 1985 and he had different Christian experiences before he has finally committed his life to Christ.
Pastor was married for over 17 years and he is aged about 42 years. Pastor tells that God has listened for his prayers for child after 15 long years.He strongly belies that his daughter is a specialgift from God as God acted where all medical doctors expressed their helplessness
Pastor Iwin is assisting in the Hallelujah Church and in the school of evangelism . The school of evangelism provides evangelical tools to seekers in a 9 month course and each batch consist of 75 students.
Pastor Iwin was attending the prayer meeting organized in Bhopal on 28th January as the meeting was in progress the Hindu radicals rushed into the hall and started attacking pastor Iwin with handles of shovels and broke his left arm while he was shielding himself and women present there . He had face the brunt and fury of the savage radicals one after another. He has ligament rupture and muscle tears in the calf muscle, hip and buttocks.He was given first aid in the JP hospital and finally plaster cast was done on 30th January. He was humiliated even after this brutal attack by policemen and mocked Christ. The blood stained cloth and his injuries all over his body talks volumes of the agony he underwent for witnessing the true and living God
Iwin is harbouring no anger against his perpetrators no fear or no sorrow
He also said that God gives grace when he allows these things to happen to you to bear it.
He said that God allows only what is bearable. His prophetic voice is that these types of attacks will increase as God’s people brake the castles of satan and liberate the bonded souls. He says that the body of Christ will be united through persecution and he is warning that no help can be expected from government but your help will come from almighty God our Saviour
In a personal note he said that he believe that through persecution he has be come more close; Six hospitalized, dozens beaten in four separate attacks. – Hindu extremists armed with sticks, rods and other sharp weapons gate-crashed a Christian seminar held in a private home in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday morning (January 28). Six Christians were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries following the assault, while at least 12 others, some of them children, suffered relatively minor injuries. The assault left Pastor Sam Francis, who had organized the seminar, with fractures in his hands and legs, while guest speaker Kishore Sadhwani suffered a broken hand and a head injury requiring eight stitches. The attack was the fourth incident in as many days in the state.
4th Feb Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Pastor Jojjin Samuel – 450-0040
Jojin is a 27 year old assistant Pastor with Pastor George Thomas and Pastor Jijo is a trainee in the City Prayer Centre in the city of Indore in the central state of madhya Pradesh. The city centre started about 14 years back and a new hall was built seven years ago. This is also known as the Gospel Church of God. The church is situated in Khaber Khedi Road,Sharada Colony, Shukila boardering Indore town. Jojin after prayers went and met some people in the Slums with bible tract and shared gospel on 4th of Februaryry and the Hindu radicals beaten and chased him out of the slum. The radicals were looking for his whereabouts. Pastor George Thomas had lodged a complaint to the police station and the police had accorded protection to the church . On 5th February Pastor Jojin and Pastor Jijo were preparing for the worship service and the radicals entered in the church and started beating up Jojin and JIjo with sticks and hand. The police disappeared from the security duty on the Saturday night. The Hindu radicals also destroyed some bibles and collected worship books and other scripture portions from the church. Both Pastor Jojin and Pastor jijo were also paraded in the street humiliating and thrashing them on the way. This lasted for over 40-45 minutes from 10am and the police appeared on the scene and arrested the pastors first and later few of the radicals.
450-NSS-0016 Pastors attacked
5th February 2006
Pastors Thrashed on Church Premises (Indore)Two Pastors of Kabitkhedi Church were beaten up inside their residence on the church premises by local youths who suspected them of being involved in distribution of inflammable material. The incident occurred at around 9 am today. According to Hira Nagar police, Dilip Rupalal, a resident of Raghunandan Bag had seen one of the pastor Jojin P distributing pamphlets encouraging conversion in the Pardeshipura area of the City on January 31.Dilip apparently saw John on the streets today and chased him. Dilip was soon joined by six other local youths who followed jojin inside the church where he had his residential quarters.
Dr. Sajan K. George
President- Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC)
For the past several years, there has been a recurring foul odor problem in the Sunset Gardens area of Wintersville Ohio.
Homeowners in this area have repeatedly complained to Village officials, yet the issue has not been corrected, or even addressed.
In 2006, approximately 50 residents complained to Village Administrator, Walt Ziemba, during two separate public meetings.
Unfortunately, the only thing offered at those meetings were excuses and fingerpointing, but no suggestions for corrective action.
KB Homes established the fact that residents of Parkside Village and Manor will have access to a Clubhouse and other amenities of the subdivision.
KB Home residents pay a $395 yearly Homeowner Association Fees and it was specified that this covers the upkeeps of the grounds and access to the amenities. These fees were established and collected months before the amenities were complete. There has not been a voted home association for the property; everything has been decided by the property management with no residential input.
It's understandable for the community clubhouse to require a reasonable deposit for rental in case damage occurs and the facility is not cleaned after an event/activity. It is unreasonable for residents who pay home association fees to also pay an additional nonrefundable fee of $100 for usage of their community's clubhouse.
There is no specific explanation as to what the nonrefundable fee covers. There is no justification in KB Homes covenant which was given to residents before closing of the property. The nonrefundable fee is paid to Parkside Homeowners Association, but the residents are responsible for most of the operations of the clubhouse during rental, including making sure it has been cleaned afterwards and paying annual HOA fees to cover the upkeep of the grounds and expenses such as lighting, water, etc.
Here is the breakdown of our annual HOA fees which visibly shows that the residents are paying for the building, maintenance, expenses, and improvements for clubhouse. The question is, why are we paying a $100 rental fee for our community's clubhouse?
440 lots @ $395.00 annually
Approved 2006 Budget
COA INCOME ANNUAL
4020 Members Assessements $173,800.00
TOTAL INCOME $173,800.00
7000 Clubhouse $1,200.00
5265 Detention Pond (s) $2,000.00
6119 Irrigation $400.00
5209 Janitorial/Grounds Pickup $6,000.00
5142 Misc. Maint. & Repairs $300.00
5250 Exterminating $600.00
Total Building Maintenance $10,500.00
6040 Contract Lawn Service $43,500.00
6060 Mulch $12,500.00
6110 Seasonal color $4,000.00
Total Grounds Maint. $60,000.00
7040 Contract Pool Service $4,500.00
7060 Chemicals and Supplies $500.00
Total Pool/Clubhouse $5,000.00
6505 Tennis Courts $775.00
6045 Trail Maintenance $600.00
Total Recreational Maint. $1,375.00
7910 Electric $6,000.00
5263 Water/Sewer $8,450.00
7930 Telephone $840.00
6290 Street Lighting $12,000.00
7812 Garbage/Waste $180.00
Total Utilities $27,470.00
Management & Administrative
8020 Management Fee $23,400.00
8100 Legal Fees $1,000.00
8040 Postage $800.00
8190 Misc. Administrative $800.00
8060 Copies/Printing/Supplies $900.00
8120 Insurance $5,100.00
8184 Taxes - Association Property $2,955.00
Total Management and Administrative $34,955.00
9280 Amenity/Clubhouse Improvements $22,800.00
8340 Contingency Reserve $11,700.00
Total Reserves $34,500.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $173,800.00
Leach Street is in a state of disrepair.
It has been over 20 years since this street has been paved. It has numerous cracks and potholes.