Super Rugby TV audience breaks record

first_imgARU Managing Director and CEO, John O’Neill AO, said the energy and excitement around the 2011 Super Rugby season had culminated in an historic record breaking Final for Queensland and Australian Rugby.“This is a wonderful result and congratulations to the Reds for what has been a phenomenal season,” Mr O’Neill said.“Their ability to play not only winning Rugby but with flair and panache – an entertaining style that has attracted people to our game around the country – is reflected in these record shattering numbers. It was a Red letter day for Queensland last night and continues today with these unprecedented subscription TV results.”The record ratings for the 2011 Super Rugby Final caps an unparalleled season of Super Rugby on FOX SPORTS, where regular season average audiences for Live matches were 41% higher than the previous season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NEW SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION RATINGS RECORD2011 SUPER RUGBY FINALQUEENSLAND REDS v CRUSADERSSATURDAY 9 JULY, 2011AVERAGE AUDIENCE: 518,000Previous record subscription television audience: 431,000 (Socceroos v Uzbekistan World Cup Qualifier, April 1, 2009).Previous Record Audience For Super Rugby Broadcast On FOX SPORTS: 333,000 (2008 FINAL – Crusaders v Waratahs). Try scorers – Digby Ioane and Will GeniaAustralian Rugby Union is today celebrating an historic and record breaking Super Rugby Final, that saw the subscription TV audience and Super Rugby crowd records smashed as the Queensland Reds claimed their maiden Super Rugby title.Last night’s gripping Super Rugby Final between the Reds and the Crusaders obliterated the subscription television ratings record with an average audience of 518,000 viewers tuning in to the Live and Exclusive broadcast on FOX SPORTS 3HD & FOX SPORTS 3.The dramatic encounter between two of the competition’s most entertaining teams delivered Australian subscription television its first average audience in excess of 500,000, surpassing the World Cup Qualifier match between the Socceroos and Uzbekistan, by around 20%, which was seen by an average audience of 431,000 in April 2009.The match also attracted some 185,000 more viewers than the previous most watched Super Rugby broadcast, which was the 2008 decider between the Crusaders and Waratahs.Subscription TV records weren’t the only ones being set last night with the highest ever crowd for a provincial Rugby game turning out at Suncorp Stadium.A record 52,113 came through the gates for last night’s final eclipsing the previous provincial Rugby crowd record of 49,327 set in 1907 between NSW and New Zealand at the SCG. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 09: Will Genia and Digby Ioane of the Reds celebrate a try during the 2011 Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Reds and the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on July 9, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)last_img read more

Rambert Dance Company is New Media Age’s Web site of the Week

Rambert Dance Company is New Media Age’s Web site of the Week Howard Lake | 15 March 2002 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Media Age magazine gives its Web site of the Week award to dance company the Rambert Dance Company.The Web site of Britain’s oldest dance company “truly exploits all the Internet’s capabilities,” says Sara Davies in her review. The site offers a range of merchandise for visitors to buy, and is an Amazon.co.uk affiliate, allowing it to earn income from links to recordings of the music featured in each show.The site gets 22/25 for content, 21/25 for usability and 20/25 for monetisation. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

BT donates 1p per call over 24 hours to Comic Relief

first_img Howard Lake | 15 March 2013 | News BT donates 1p per call over 24 hours to Comic Relief It is still good to talk, according to BT, which yesterday donated 1p to Comic Relief for every call made on a BT home or business line.Qualifying calls were all those made between 00.01 and 24.00 on 14 March. BT dubbed it ‘Chat for Change’ day.BT is also sponsoring comedian Miranda Hart’s Mad March Challenges. Each day this week she faces a ‘mad-cap challenge’ that is taking her to different towns and cities across the UK before reporting back on her progress on The One Show on BBC 1. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. www.rednoseday.comcenter_img Tagged with: Comic Relief corporate Events  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Further £8m available to help with EU Settlement Scheme applications

first_img Melanie May | 11 March 2020 | News  215 total views,  2 views today Further £8m available to help with EU Settlement Scheme applications Tagged with: Funding Advertisement  216 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A further £8 million of funding has been announced by the Home Office to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.The EU Settlement Scheme was launched in March 2019. Except in a few cases, EU citizens and their family members need to apply if they want to live and work in the UK after 30 June 2021. So far it has seen more than 3.2 million applications and nearly 2.9 million granted status.Last year, the Home Office awarded £9 million of funding to 57 charities across the UK to help vulnerable EU citizens with their applications, and has now announced that funding will continue.Charities and local authorities can bid for this further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support to vulnerable people across the UK with their applications, such as legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or group sessions.The 57 charities currently funded by the Home Office will have their funding extended until the end of June 2020, to allow their work to continue during the bidding process for this round.The bid process will begin shortly and more details will be announced in due course. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Gas distribution network quadruples employee donations to charity until year end

first_img Gas distribution network Cadent has announced an initiative that will quadruple its employees’ donations to charity until the end of this year.Backdated to donations from 1 October up to 31 December, Cadent will quadruple match any donations its employees make to its official charity partner Alzheimer’s Society, as well as any other UK registered charity.A competition will also be held with the most creative fundraising ideas gaining even more funding from Cadent.First prize in the contest will be to have donations matched to the power of ten up to a maximum of £4,000, with second prize being donations being matched to the power of nine all the way down to six place, where donations will be matched to the power of four.All other entrants will have their donations matched to the power of four, up to a maximum of £1,600.Cadent Social Responsibility Specialist Laura Barnes said:“The 2020 coronavirus outbreak has hit the most vulnerable hardest. To put it bluntly many have been left broke both figuratively and literally.“Our Matched Giving scheme is utilised by employee year on year and it’s especially comforting at this time to know that we can now provide them with more funding to help the causes close to them and their communities.“We hope that this initiative will go some way to alleviating the suffering and challenges that many have faced during the tribulations since March and help them as we all embark on the road to recovery from 2020.”Alzheimer’s Society has been Cadent’s chosen charity partner since 2017, and in this time it has raised over £200,000. It is also working to become a Dementia Friendly Utility, with other activity including carrying out specialist Dementia awareness training with its emergency call advisors, delivering dementia awareness training to over 84% of its workforce, and working with the charity on its Companion Calls service, where colleagues volunteer their time each week to check in on a person, or their carer, who is living with dementia during the pandemic.  77 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Gas distribution network quadruples employee donations to charity until year end Melanie May | 9 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisementlast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Among the Many Supporting National FFA

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 23, 2018 Previous articlePresident Trump to Speak at National FFA Convention in IndyNext article‘Indianapolis Feels Like Home’ for National FFA Convention and Expo Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter IN-Corn-and-Soy-support-FFAThe 91st National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis this week has a handful of main ingredients that make it tick, all revolving around people and their commitment to the organization. FFA staff, volunteers, city and state officials, FFA students and sponsors all make the annual event the success that it is. And of course, there is an Indiana farmer touch to the event, starting with Tuesday’s kickoff luncheon.“We proudly support the luncheon that kicks off the convention. We think it’s really important to help get the kids energized and ready for a good week,” Kelly Whiteman Snipes of Rochester told HAT. She is a director on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board.Indiana’s corn and soybean farmers support ag education, and FFA is one of those opportunities.“We do a lot with educational materials and joined forces with Indiana Soybean with the Glass Barn at the state fair, and we have a presence at various events just to make sure that the youth in Indiana are getting a little taste in agriculture. As farmers we rely very heavily on technology and we want the best and the brightest working for the future of the industry. FFA is a great opportunity for us to help surface that talent.”A commitment to finding and cultivating young talent to lead agriculture’s future is a common theme among the many sponsors of FFA, both at the local and national level. One of those young talented FFA members, Claire Baney, former Indiana state president, has made the finals cut and now hopes to hear her name announced Saturday afternoon when the next national officer team is introduced. Indiana Farmers Among the Many Supporting National FFA SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Among the Many Supporting National FFA SHARElast_img read more

MEPs trigger Article 7 to defend democracy and press freedom in Hungary

first_img“There was an urgent need for the European Union to decide to act and to clearly show the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, that he must stop riding roughshod over the separation of powers, judicial independence and press freedom and stop attacking organizations that defend human rights.” It was yet another example of a well-established methodin which Orbán allies buy up media companies and reorient their editorial policies by means of censorship, dismissals and closures. As a result, it is getting harder and harder for Hungary’s journalists to play the role that is essential in any properly-functioning democracy and for its citizens to get access to accurately reported news and information. RSF’s Majerczak added: “We urge European Union leaders to do their duty to make Viktor Orbán understand that the EU is not just a distributor of subsidies and that European values are not negotiable. If nothing is done, Hungary’s increasing authoritarianism will continue and will allow other countries to take the same road.” HungaryEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression Follow the news on Hungary Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament to trigger Article 7 of the European Union treaty in a bid to curb the Hungarian prime minister’s increasingly authoritarian tendencies and ensure respect for the rule of law, democracy, human rights and press freedom. It was the first time in EU history that the required two-thirds of MEPs voted in favour of using this exceptional mechanism, under which a member state can, after a long and complicated procedure, be stripped of its vote in the European Council for posing a grave threat to the EU’s fundamental common values. Hungary is ranked 73rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Help by sharing this information Violations of press freedom and media pluralism were among the 12 major concerns cited in the resolution approved by the European Parliament. The situation in Hungary is really critical and press freedom is increasingly under threat. February 10, 2021 Find out more News September 12, 2018 MEPs trigger Article 7 to defend democracy and press freedom in Hungary It now falls to the European Council, which consists of the heads of state or government of the EU’s 28 member countries, to press ahead with the Article 7 procedure. Organisation center_img RSF_en A dozen pro-government oligarchs now have dominant positions in most of the Hungarian media, including local dailies, national commercial TV channels, tabloids, news websites and political weeklies, while state radio and TV were turned into Orbán propaganda outlets long ago. Receive email alerts Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks on during a debate concerning Hungary’s situation as part of a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France on September 11, 2018/ AFP to go further “We welcome this unprecedented vote by the European Parliament, which shows that MEPs are determined to defend the European democratic model,” said Julie Majerczak, RSF’s representative in Brussels. News Recent actions by Orbán associates with the aim of gagging the press have continued the dangerous decline in media pluralism. A businessman close to the prime minister seized control of the TV news channel Hir TV at the start of August, just weeks after the weekly Heti Valaszaand the daily Magayar Nemzet were closed. Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site June 2, 2021 Find out more May 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU HungaryEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Newslast_img read more

Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation to Hold Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

first_img Community News Company News Briefs Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation to Hold Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 12, 2015 | 11:25 am Community News Pasadena-based Green Dot Corporation, one of the largest processor of tax refund disbursements in the U.S., today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2014 financial results on January 29.A press release with fourth quarter 2014 financial results will be issued after the market closes that same day.The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (877) 300-8521, or for international callers (412) 317-6026. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176.The replay will be available through Thursday, February 5, 2015. The call will be webcast live from the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.greendot.com/. Green Dot is also one of the largest providers of reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States.Green Dot’s products and services are available to consumers through a large-scale “branchless bank” distribution network of more than 100,000 U.S. retail locations, online, in app stores and through 25,000 tax preparers. Green Dot Corporation is headquartered in Pasadena with additional facilities throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

State’s Legal Framework To Control Epidemic Diseases And Its Constitutionality

first_imgColumnsState’s Legal Framework To Control Epidemic Diseases And Its Constitutionality Mohan Katarki, Senior Advocate2 May 2020 11:43 PMShare This – xWhen the humanity is battling against deadly coronavirus, serious questions of federalism, civil liberties and privacy have also been looming large. The Centre armed with shining Disaster Management Act of 2005 (DMA) has been aggressively firing salvos against the States. The States have jumped into the war zone with colonial legislation namely Epidemics Decease Act of 1987 (EDA of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhen the humanity is battling against deadly coronavirus, serious questions of federalism, civil liberties and privacy have also been looming large. The Centre armed with shining Disaster Management Act of 2005 (DMA) has been aggressively firing salvos against the States. The States have jumped into the war zone with colonial legislation namely Epidemics Decease Act of 1987 (EDA of 1897). However, neither the States have shown any interest in questioning the application of DMA by the Centre in controlling the epidemic disease nor the people have openly come out complaining against the loss of civil liberties and privacy. It seems that, right to life abd health have been given highest importance at present keeping aside legalism in the back burner. EDA of 1897 was passed by the Imperial Legislative Council at the turn of 19th century. It applied to British India. However, the princely States which enjoyed internal sovereignty, were not within the legal realm of Imperial Legislative Council. But, reeling under high handed British Paramountcy, the princely States meekly used to adopt the legal structures of British India. The EDA of 1897 was no exception. It entered the princely States almost verbatim. That’s the history. Now, in the situation caused pandemic, some controversy has been raised on the applicability of the lockdown Order dated 23.03.2020 issued by Kerala Government to erstwhile areas of princely States which now form part of Kerala State unquestionably. This apparently stems from the ignorance. Kerala Govt was competent in issuing said lockdown Order since, the Govt was vested with powers to direct lockdown etc in respect erstwhile princely State areas under Cochin Epidemic Disease Act of 1072 (CEDA) and Travancore Epidemic Disease Act of 1073 TEDA). A mere failure to mention said acts in the said Order dated 23.03.2020 does not render Order illegal or Order issued without any statutory authority. In fact, their existence is evident in Sec 12(1) of the Kerala Governor’s Epidemic Diseases Ordinance (EDO) issued on 27.03.2020. CEDA and TEDA were specifically repealed under said provision. The settled legal proposition is that the executive Orders cannot be faulted if they fail to mention the relevant legislative act or if they wrongly mention the legislative act. The Supreme Court in P. K. Palanisamy vs N Armugam (2009) has observed that – “It is a well settled principle of law that mentioning of a wrong provision or non-mentioning of a provision does not invalidate an order if the court and/or statutory authority had the requisite jurisdiction therefor.” Hence, in my opinion, the lockdown Order dated 23.93.2020 is valid and it continues to apply to whole of Kerala State as its continuity is saved by Sec 12(3) of Kerala Governor’s EDO issued on 27.03.2020. Secondly, questions are raised on the constitutionality of Kerala Governor’s EDO issued on 27.03.2020 by suggesting that it is repugnant to the said EDA of 1897. However, again the critics have failed to notice that, the EDA of 1897 enacted by the Imperial Legislative Council was continued under Art 372 as “Existing law”. However, sub clause (b) of Clause (3) of Art 372 clearly states that the competent legislature is free to amend or repeal the existing law. Who is the competent legislature in respect epidemic disease is the point. The epidemic disease to the extent of “prevention of the extension from one State to another”, falls under entry 29 of the concurrent list to the seventh schedule of the constitution. It doesn’t cover the regulation and heath infrastructure required for controlling epidemic disease. Thus, after excluding what falls under said entry 29, the regulation and health infrastructure required for controlling epidemic disease should fall under entry 6 of the State list namely Public health. Therefore, the competent legislature in respect epidemic disease within the borders of Kerala State is undoubtedly Kerala legislature. Kerala Governor’s EDO issued on 27.03.2020, is therefore, valid in my view and further, it has validly repealed under Sec 12(1), the CEDA and TEDA and it has also validly declared under Sec 12(2) that the colonial EDA of 1897 is inapplicable to Kerala State. Hence, the question of repugnancy under Ary 254(1) doesn’t arise. To repeat, Kerala Governors’s EDO is not referable to entry 29 of concurrent list, but as discussed above, it’s by reference to entry 6 of State list. Thirdly, it is also suggested that Kerala by declaring EDA of 1897 as inapplicable has deprived the Central Govt of its power to inspect ships, vessels etc under Sec 2A. The application of said provision is conditional upon a fact that the act applies to the State. The application of Sec 2A is consciously limited to “the territories to which this Act extends”. If the EDA of 1897 is made inapplicable, the said Sec 2A on its own terms doesn’t apply. Lastly, what’s the effect of Ordinance issued by the President with effect from 24.04.2020 amending the colonial EDA of 1897. The legislative competence for said Presidential Ordinance cannot be linked to entry 29 of the concurrent list as discussed above. If cannot be linked to said entry, it also cannot be linked to entry 1 of concurrent list dealing with criminal law. The central legislation under said entry 29 can be only in respect of “prevention of the extension from one State to another” of the epidemic disease. Therefore, Presidential Ordinance, in my view, is beyond the competence of Union. But, in order get over the problem, Kerala and Karnataka are better advised to issue Ordinances adopting the penal provisions of Presidential Ordinance. The President may hopefully grant his assent under Art 254(3) to get over constitutional conundrum in the pandemic situation. Kerala Governor’s EDO issued on 27.03.2020 is really a necessary legislative measure. EDA of 1897 was modelled as colonial legislation granting absolute legislative authorisation to the executive part of the Govt. It prescribed no guidelines or procedure for exercise of power. Whereas, Kerala Governor’s EDO gives specific powers and responsibilities on ten items in Sec 4 (2) which include power to direct social distancing, prohibit congregation, restrict transportation, etc. A similar Ordinance has been issued Karnataka Governor on 22.04.2020. It has some additional provisions on penalisation of assault on health workers. Hope, when these Ordinances get replaced by the acts of States legislature, the human rights of patients, prioritisation in treatment etc are also included.Views Are Personal Only.Author is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court Of IndiaSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

4 women fined, sentenced to probation for leaving water for migrants crossing US-Mexico border

first_imgPhototreat/iStock(YUMA, Arizona) — A federal judge sentenced four women to 15 months probation and a $250 fine each on Friday as a result of charges stemming from leaving out jugs of water and cans of beans for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.The women were convicted in January of operating a vehicle without a permit at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona. They were also convicted of entering a wildlife refuge without a permit and abandonment of property after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer stopped them in August 2017.The women — Natalie Hoffman, Oona Holcomb, Madeline Huse and Zaachila Orozco-McCormick — all volunteer for the organization No More Deaths, which is dedicated to saving the lives of immigrants crossing into the United States illegally.“The border crisis in this country is a matter of life and death,” Huse said in a statement from the organization after the sentencing. “History will not favor those on the wrong side of it. Our border policy continues to push people into remote and dangerous parts of the desert.”The border crisis continues to be a focal point in the country as President Donald Trump argues the need for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Trump forced a shutdown of the government in December and January over $5 billion in funding for the wall — a signature campaign promise. The president declared a national emergency on Feb. 15 in order to secure some funding for the wall.Trump returned to the theme on Saturday in a freewheeling, campaign-style speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.“The lawless chaos on our southern border provides a lucrative cash flow to some of the most dangerous criminal organizations on the planet,” Trump told the audience. “Deadly cartels constantly, daily, hourly, violate our borders to flood our cities with drugs that kill thousands and thousands of our citizens, violently. What are these people talking about when they talk about the border, keep it open? Keep what open? Have you been there, have you seen?”No More Deaths reaffirmed a commitment to its cause in a statement following the sentencing.“We may have been found guilty but the real crime is the government’s deliberate policy to use ‘death as a deterrent’ at the US/Mexico border,” it said. “The criminalization of those acting in solidarity is a classic example of the ramping up of an authoritarian regime.“The humanitarian work that has ultimately brought us here today will continue to address the border crisis until there are no more deaths,” it added.The four women will be allowed to serve unsupervised probations.U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco, who also delivered the sentence Friday, wrote in his decision in January that a federal law requires people who access Cabeza Prieta to obtain a permit for entry, which would require the applicant to remain on designated roads and not leave anything within the refuge.Prosecutors decided to forego prosecution of four other women — Caitlin Deighan, Rebecca Richeimer, Zoe Anderson and Logan Hollarsmith — after they agreed to pay a $250 fine on Feb. 21.Scott Warren, another member of the so-called “Cabeza 9,” is facing three federal felony charges for allegedly harboring two undocumented immigrants, according to The Arizona Republic. He has denied those accusations.His trial gets underway in May. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more