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  CBC News Indepth: State of Emergency
In Canada, a state of emergency can be declared by all levels of government, from municipal to national.
A national emergency is defined in the National Emergencies Act as "an urgent and critical situation of a temporary nature" that exceeds a province's ability to cope and that threatens the welfare of Canadians and the ability of the Canadian government to preserve the "sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada."
In most cases, the premier and cabinet have the power to declare a state of emergency and to enact the measures necessary to eliminate the threat.
cbc.ca /news/background/stateofemergency   (465 words)

  State of emergency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some countries, the state of emergency and its effects on civil liberties and governmental procedure are regulated by the constitution or a law that limits the powers that may be invoked during an emergency or rights suspended.
A state of emergency was declared in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, though Ireland was not a participant, which was not lifted until 1972, only to be succeeded by a second state of emergency to deal with the Troubles in Northern Ireland, which lasted until the IRA ceasefire in 1994.
Texas and Arkansas (U.S.) declared a state of emergency on September 2, 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_of_emergency   (2625 words)

 2006 state of emergency in the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philippines was under a state of emergency, announced by presidential spokeperson Ignacio Bunye on the morning of February 24, 2006, by the virtue of Proclamation No. 1017.
The state of national emergency also led to a temporary suspension of lower-level education classes and an immediate revocation on all licenses and permits to hold demonstrations and protests.
Former President Ramos said that he was disappointed of the declaration of state of emergency to just prevent an uprising of a small faction of the military, saying it was overkill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippines_under_state_of_emergency,_2006   (3348 words)

 State of Emergency for Xbox Review - Xbox State of Emergency Review
State of Emergency is an arcade-style action game that puts you in the shoes of a rebel fighting against an oppressive corporation that has become a sort of de facto government.
State of Emergency was released a little over a year ago on the PlayStation 2, and a handful of changes have been made for the Xbox version.
State of Emergency, like just about every game that has tried to bring the Final Fight formula into a 3D world, has its share of problems.
www.gamespot.com /xbox/action/stateofemergency/review.html   (919 words)

SOE’s gameplay in and of itself isn’t likely to draw much criticism, the intense realism, mass-killing and the player’s role as a terrorist is likely to upset more than a few players.
State of Emergency is basically a virtual riot, and the engine does a good job in recreating the sense of chaos.
What’s cool about SOE is that even If you don’t have a weapon, you’re not completely defenseless because you can engage in hand-to-hand combat with enemies using kicks and punches, which is cool as well because the characters can also use their special moves.
www.the-laser.com /stateofemergency.htm   (1703 words)

 The State of Emergency
According to a widespread conception, the state of emergency would be situated at an "ambiguous and uncertain fringe at the intersection of the legal and the political," and would constitute a "point of disequilibrium between public law and political fact." The task of defining its limits is nevertheless nothing less than urgent.
The state of emergency defines a regime of the law within which the norm is valid but cannot be applied (since it has no force), and where acts that do not have the value of law acquire the force of law.
The state of emergency is precisely that space in which Schmitt attempts to comprehend and incorporate into the thesis that there is a pure violence existing outside of the law.
www.generation-online.org /p/fpagambenschmitt.htm   (3064 words)

 CBC News Indepth: State of Emergency
In Canada, a state of emergency can be declared by all levels of government, from municipal to national.
A national emergency is defined in the National Emergencies Act as "an urgent and critical situation of a temporary nature" that exceeds a province's ability to cope and that threatens the welfare of Canadians and the ability of the Canadian government to preserve the "sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada."
In most cases, the premier and cabinet have the power to declare a state of emergency and to enact the measures necessary to eliminate the threat.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/stateofemergency   (462 words)

 A state in emergency - Haaretz - Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Israel is in a perpetual state of emergency.
The legal state of emergency, which grants the government extensive, even Draconian, powers was declared on the establishment of the state and has never been revoked.
The transportation and justice ministries are drafting an amendment to sever the law on supervising seafaring vessels from the state of emergency.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=589371.   (1500 words)

 Iraq: Prime Minister Declares State Of Emergency - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The interim prime minister said the state of emergency would last 60 days and apply throughout all of Iraq except for the calm northern Kurdish region, where it is not considered necessary.
Uthman said one danger facing Allawi in declaring a state of emergency is that some Iraqis may resent it as not necessary outside central Iraq, the most restive area of the country.
He said that declaring a state of emergency could open Allawi's government to accusations by rival politicians that the ruling parties in Baghdad are seeking to limit their ability to hold rallies and win voters.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/11/3ad4c051-062a-495d-ab5c-647537ca837e.html   (1021 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'State of emergency' changes the border political fight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
First Richardson, then Napolitano, declared a state of emergency this month in portions of their states along the border with Mexico.
In doing so, they freed state money for local governments and law enforcement to cope with what they describe as increasing border crime and problems related to illegal immigration.
In New Mexico — the state with the largest percentage of Hispanics in the country — immigration hasn't reached the same political boiling point as in neighboring Arizona, where voters approved a measure last year to deny some government benefits to illegal immigrants.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-30-border-emergency_x.htm   (906 words)

 State of Emergency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The California Department of the Youth Authority (Department) finds that an emergency exists and the adoption of emergency regulations are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety or general welfare.
The Department is required by Proposition 69, which was passed by the People of the State of California on November 2, 2004, to retroactively participate in the expansion of the statewide DNA Database.
The Departments failure to proceed with this Emergency Rulemaking will result in the delay of the Departments ability to be in compliance with the gathering of the DNA specimens and submission of these specimens to the DOJ/DNA Databank.
www.cdc.state.ca.us /BudgetRegs/stateofemerg.html   (1049 words)

 STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The State Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) at SEMO headquarters in Albany remained activated throughout the duration of the storm and its aftermath.
McMahon was cited for his many accomplishments while directing the Division of State Police, including his involvement in the many State responses to natural and man-made emergencies such as the World Trade Center disaster, the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the 1998 North Country ice storm.
Among its responsibilities are the preparation of state disaster plans; directing state disaster operations and coordinating those activities with local government operations; and coordinating federal, state, and private recovery efforts.
dev.nysemo.state.ny.us /PIO/emt/2003/fall03main.htm   (5465 words)

 Hands-on: State of Emergency (PS2) - E3 News - Gaming Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
State of Emergency received little fanfare when it was first announced, but as soon as people wandered over to the Take-Two Interactive booth to try the playable demo on display, word of mouth made State of Emergency one of the better titles featured at the show.
It should keep the basic simplicity in tact, however, and that’s what will make State of Emergency such an entertaining game, similar to the Grand Theft Auto series, where at times it is more fun to just run around causing havoc than it is to actually play the game.
Seeing State of Emergency in person with all hundreds of individual models rioting in the streets is a sight to behold.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/event/news.pl?y=2001&event=e3&nid=25-142.db   (306 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The emergency state authorizes the interim government to impose a curfew in a certain area where there is a security threat, explosions or unrest, and cordon off the area to conduct searches.
The state of emergency allows the interim government to take speedy military and security decisions and measures and seek the assistance of the US-led forces for large-scale operations.
Emergency cannot be declared for more than 60 days but the government is able to renew the period every 30 days with a letter of approval from the prime minister, the president and vice presidents.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2004-11/07/article06.shtml   (759 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Leavitt: Danger Ahead? Why America's Governors are Declaring States of Immigration Emergency and Why ...
During the past two weeks, the world has watched a state of emergency unfold in the southern part of the United States as a result of Hurricane Katrina, and the ensuing chaos.
One of the reasons these state governors have opted to declare a state of immigration emergency is, of course, that the President has declined to do so.
Under the Stafford Act, the President has the authority to declare an emergency situation with or without a request from a state's governor but, certainly, a plea from a state governor ought to cause a president to carefully consider whether such a declaration is necessary.
writ.news.findlaw.com /leavitt/20050906.html   (2568 words)

 Governor Manchin Declares State of Emergency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Parts of West Virginia are expected to be under a state of emergency, because of possible flooding from Tropical Storm Ernesto.
Other counties under the state of emergency are in the West Virginia highlands and Eastern Panhandle.
The emergency declaration means West Virginia National Guard troops will be able to help with local emergency response, and the state emergency command center will be activated.
www.statejournal.com /story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=13683   (236 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Emergency declared in Philippines
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Manila on Friday in breach of the emergency order, but were beaten back by riot police using water cannon.
Announcing the state of emergency, Mrs Arroyo said on Friday that she had authorised the military and police "to take ample measures".
The conspiracy by "totalitarian forces of both the extreme left and extreme right" constituted "a clear and present danger to the safety and the integrity of the Philippine state and of the Filipino people," she said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4745716.stm   (607 words)

 State of national emergency - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After Florida was declared a nation emergency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (http://www.fema.gov) (FEMA) arrived on the scene and residents were placed under marshal law (restricted to the point of not going outside their door).
Emergency Powers Statutes (Senate Report 93-549) (http://www.freedomsite.net/93-549.htm): In this 1973 official report, the U.S. Senate admits that the Emergency Powers given to the President (Franklin D. Roosevelt) under the pretense of the National Emergency of 1933 have remained in force and that the normal function of the Federal government has been suspended.
It is the very doctrine that the German chancellor is invoking today in the dying hours of the parliamentary body of the German republic, namely, that because of an emergency, it should grant to the German chancellor absolute power to pass any law, even though the law contradicts the Constitution of the German republic.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=State_of_national_emergency   (1243 words)

 State of Emergency - XBOX review
State of Emergency hit shelves shortly after the highly acclaimed GTA3 for the PS2.
Despite the ruthless tactics that the corporation police and military forces use to attempt to control the populous, civil unrest causes a perpetual state of lawless rioting and looting throughout the city.
While SOE may not be technologically up to snuff with other XBOX titles, the crisp, colorful environmental textures and imaginative character designs help to create a real sense of style.
www.netjak.com /Reviews/xbox/soe.htm   (1365 words)

 The Adrenaline Vault | PlayStation 2 Review | State of Emergency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The comparison ends there, though, since State of Emergency is to Grand Theft Auto 3 as the Dual Shock 2 is to the PS2, only a small part of what proved to be a more sweeping whole.
In truth, while State of Emergency might feel fresh to younger gamers, there was a time when the mechanics at play here were the bread and butter of every arcade.
The world of State of Emergency is a dark place where governments have been toppled and replaced by one single entity called, The Corporation.
www.avault.com /consoles/reviews/ps2/review_temp.asp?game=soe   (577 words)

In announcing the declaration, the Governor directed the implementation of the State Disaster Preparedness Plan and authorized all State agencies to take appropriate action to assist affected local governments and individuals in responding to and recovering from these storms.
Representatives from SEMO, State DOT, State Police and the Department of Health are assisting in the Oswego County Emergency Operations Center.
The State Department of Transportation is leading the Transportation Infrastructure Group in coordinating snow removal operations with local communities.
www.ny.gov /governor/press/0208071.html   (345 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: State of Emergency (PS2): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
State of Emergency 2 (PS2) by South Peak
The city is in an utter state of disarray and the citizens are rebelling.
For the most part, State of Emergency is an enjoyable cacophony of senseless violence, but there are some flaws: although Revolution boasts an impressive number of missions, they do get repetitive; the game screams for a multiplayer mode, but it's strictly one-player.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NZ3A   (1686 words)

State of Emergency for Siskiyou and Modoc Counties
HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist in the Counties of Siskiyou and Modoc.
I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon hereafter as possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this proclamation.
www.klamathbasincrisis.org /stateofemergency.htm   (264 words)

 New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
The Governor declares a State of Emergency when he/she believes a disaster has occurred or may be imminent that is severe enough to require State aid to supplement local resources in preventing or alleviating damages, loss, hardship or suffering.
The Governor will rescind the State of Emergency when it is no longer needed to provide necessary support to localities or until the threat of impending danger from the event has passed.
Should it be necessary due to conditions experienced during the Emergency to scale back or close State Offices, the Governor will make an announcement to his/her Cabinet and through the media, similar to what is done during a snow storm.
www.state.nj.us /njoem/soe_faq.html   (684 words)

 Burn down the shopping malls! - Salon
State of Emergency, a new urban mayhem-fight title developed by Scotland's Rockstar Games and VIS Entertainment.
State of Emergency is set in a very near future, when the wildest anti-globalization prophecies have to come to pass: A giant multinational corporation now dominates the entire country, devastating the environment, dissolving all democratic governance, controlling all media.
When news of SoE first broke, last summer, it generated no little rage among those who were a source of its inspiration.
www.salon.com /tech/feature/2002/02/22/state_of_emergency   (908 words)

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