Beyond Bullets | Americans Using Media to Stop Gun Violence

20 Jan

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Control Arms Campaign

 

Representatives from Oxfam International, currently taking part in the Global Arms Trade Treaty negotiations at the UN, visited with Beyond Bullets and our partners, NYAGV and Y.O. S.OS. Together we walked to Groundswell’s mural, “Piece Out, Peace In” 2009 Groundswell © www.groundswellmural.org.

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Reasons you can use as ground for divorce

28 May

When a marriage is broken to a point where it can’t be retrieved, the next course of action is to get a divorce. Getting a divorce can, however, be a difficult process especially for individuals who do not know the law or their rights. Some people take advantage of this fact to frustrate their spouses. Some reasons are however reasonable enough to make the divorce process simple. Below are some of them.

Grounds for divorce

Adultery

This is the leading cause of divorces all over the world. You must prove that your spouse has cheated on you either through admission or circumstantial evidence. Cheating means having sexual relations with individuals of the opposite sex while you are still together and that makes it intolerable to live together. You can petition for the divorce using adultery regardless of whether you and your spouse are living together or not. However, you should file for divorce in less than six months after finding out that your spouse is cheating on you for the petition to be credible.

Unreasonable behavior

You should present your case in a way that shows that your spouse is behaving in a way that makes it hard for you to live with them. Statistics have shown that in England and Wale, an unreasonable behavior is the leading cause of divorce. Several allegations support unreasonable behavior, for instance, excessive drinking and financial extravagance. It can be difficult to prove such cases, but you have to provide sufficient evidence. Serious allegations of physical violence, verbal abuse, lack of sexual interest, and your spouse forming inappropriate relationships with other individuals are often treated with much more seriousness.

Desertion

If your spouse has deserted you without you without your consent for over two years, you can use that against them to get a divorce from them. However, this fact is rarely used because it requires mental intent to divorce through the two year period and it can be quite difficult to prove that.

Five-year separation

If you and your spouse have been living apart for over five years, your case will be easy. Your spouse does not even have to consent. The downside is that some spouses may be difficult to deal with and they can hold up the final decree. Such instances might occur if the spouses feel that they end up in a bad financial situation if they lost their spouses. However, this is very uncommon.…

Legal issues to consider when operating an online business

16 Apr

Conducting an online business may be simple, but the businesses are also regulated by the law. If the laws are not followed by the business owners or the individuals maintaining the websites, they may be faced with legal liabilities. If you are an online businessman, this article will help you to understand the legal e-commerce issues and how to deal with them.

Laws in the e-commerce world

Internet business and e-commerce

As an entrepreneur, you should start by analyzing your company’s online presence then proceed to audit the procedure and determine how to your brand and its influence online. As you are doing this, you should ensure that your company’s agreements and websites comply with the laws and regulations that affect sites and online businesses.

Online privacy

This continues to be a bigger issue all over the world. The issue has been made worse with the excess usage of mobile devices, tablets and the various apps available. Privacy issues are therefore becoming complex, and companies should consider updating or coming up with new privacy policies. Internal security protocols should also be adopted, and they should be aimed at protecting the security of the website users and the consumers.

Domain name acquisition

When operating an online business, the domain name is critical. However, it can bring about various legal problems. Such problems include securing a domain name and protecting it from parties that may attempt to trade off the goodwill that is associated with the company’s brand name. Often, the company will require defense and the protection of their domain name on the internet and that is where a legal attorney will come in handy.

Social media law

Social media has been used by many companies to build their brands, and it is also an efficient way of interacting with customers. However, this platform can create some legal issues for the online businesses. To reduce the risk of such problems, the employees should be given social media policies and guidelines. The key areas that should be addressed include sponsorship, confidentiality, and the branding guidelines.

Terms of use agree

Terms of agreement commonly referred to as TOU can limit the liability for companies which maintain an internet presence. The agreement and guidelines should not be copy pasted from the internet. They should be able to address the company’s specific business for them to be more efficient. This is because what works for one company may not necessarily work for another company.…