Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Winston Halapua of the Church…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Primates Meeting 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Sep 28, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Winston Halapu, one of the primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, looks ahead to the 2017 Primates Meeting. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Preparing for Primates 2017: Archbishop Winston Halapua of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Primates Meeting, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Court orders two journalists held on terrorist conspiracy charge

first_imgNews March 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders two journalists held on terrorist conspiracy charge Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by an Istanbul court’s decision yesterday to detain two journalists arrested on 3 March, Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, on a charge of belonging to an alleged “terrorist” conspiracy known as Ergenekon, like the four Oda TV journalists arrested previously. A charge of inciting hate was dropped.“We are stunned by the insistence on persecuting these journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial system seems bent on controlling information about the Ergenekon case at all costs. The grounds for jailing them seem very weak. The prosecutor claims it is nothing to do with their journalistic work but says he cannot reveal his ‘proof’ for reasons of confidentiality. The judicial authorities ought to release the evidence they claim to have against these journalists.”More than 2,000 people, including hundreds of journalists, staged a demonstration in Istanbul on 4 March in protests against last week’s wave of searches and arrests of journalists (see pictures below). Another demonstration was held in Ankara to demand the immediate release of the detained journalists. Around 200 people staged a sit-in yesterday evening outside the Istanbul court where Sik and Sener were being questioned. Cameras and video cameras were placed on the road to block access. Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the Freedom For Journalists Platform (GÖP), which issued a statement condemning the “climate of intimidation and oppression” and inviting the government to “carry out the necessary democratic steps” including reform of the criminal code.——————————————————————————————–04/03/2011- Wave of searches and arrests of investigative journalistsReporters Without Borders is appalled by yesterday’s wave of searches and arrests of investigative journalists in Istanbul and Ankara in connection with a probe into an alleged anti-government plot. Journalists who have helped to shed light on this case are being made to pay for the tension between the government and the secularist and ultra-nationalist opposition.“We deplore the repeated use of the charge of ‘membership of a terrorist organization’ to go after reporters who are just doing their work at a difficult time of political and ideological rivalry,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After a period of reduced tension, we are disturbed to see renewed heavy-handed treatment of journalists who reported facts that do not suit the government.”Members of the Istanbul anti-terrorist police searched the homes of at least 11 people yesterday morning on a warrant issued by Zekeriya Oz, the prosecutor handling the investigation into the alleged “Ergenekon” conspiracy by retired military officers and other senior figures who suspect the AKP government of harbouring Islamist tendencies.During yesterday’s raids, computers, notebooks and papers were seized and computer hard-disks were copied in flagrant violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.One of the journalists arrested in yesterday’s raids, which also targeted opposition writers and university academics, was Sait Kilic of Oda TV, a news website that is critical of the government. Three of the site’s most senior journalists have been detained since 18 February in connection with the Ergenekon investigation.Journalists Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener were also among yesterday’s detainees. A teacher at Istanbul’s Bilgi university and contributor to newspapers such as Milliyet, Cumhuriyet and Bianet, Sik has written several books about the Ergenekon case and is currently working on a report about alleged infiltration of the police by the Islamist sect Gülen.Sener, who reports for the liberal daily Milliyet, has been threatened and prosecuted over a book he wrote about the 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink. The International Press Institute named him World Press Freedom Hero last year.The latest raids have caused an outcry in Turkey and abroad. In an unprecedented development that underlines the gravity of the case, a demonstration is being organized today in Istanbul’s Taksim Square by the Freedom for Journalists Platform (GÖP), which groups 24 Turkish journalists’ organizations.Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the detained journalists in accordance with international law.——————————————————————————————– Pictures : demonstration at Taksim, Istanbul on 4 march. News April 2, 2021 Find out more News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en last_img read more

Junior League of Pasadena Announces Recipient of the 2016 Nancy Reed Payne Achievement Award

first_imgHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 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. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News People Junior League of Pasadena Announces Recipient of the 2016 Nancy Reed Payne Achievement Award Sharon Thralls, Sustaining member of the Junior League of Pasadena, is the recipient of the 2016 Nancy Reed Payne Achievement Award. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 6:29 pm Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Nancy Reed Payne Achievement Award. In 1995, the award was created to recognize and honor Sustaining members who have made an exceptional contribution to the JLP and the community throughout their Junior League careers.This year’s award will be presented at the JLP’s Simply Speaking benefit luncheon to Sustaining member Sharon Thralls, a woman with a long list of outstanding accomplishments as a member of the JLP and beyond. Sharon has been supporting the community through her dedicated volunteer service for more than 40 years, and has been a member of the Junior League of Pasadena since 1978.Sharon is thrilled to receive the award and has so many stories to share at Simply Speaking, but had this to say ahead of time: “My years as an active in the League provided me with two of my most treasured gifts. First, in the 1970s and early 1980s, the League introduced me to numerous talented and caring women who have become cherished, lifelong friends. And, second, the League gave me training so that I could endeavor, as a volunteer, to strive to improve the lives of poor children educationally, medically and recreationally throughout the Pasadena area and beyond. Also, I knew Nancy Payne and it is my privilege to receive an award named in her honor.”From 1978-1984, Sharon was a founding member of the Board of Directors at Kidspace Museum, a children’s hands-on museum created by the Junior League of Pasadena. She simultaneously served on the Board of Governors at Parsons School of Design and the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Pasadena. From 1983-1984 she served as President of the JLP, administering a 7 person Executive Committee and a 47 person Board of Directors. Prior to her JLP Presidency, she had an impressive career within the JLP in positions including Community Vice President and Chairperson of the Advisory Planning Committee.Sharon’s impressive resume also includes numerous other board positions, including Mayfield Senior School (2003-2011), Citrus Valley Health Partners (2000-2012), Descanso Gardens (2000-Present), St. Philip the Apostle School (1990), Alverno High School (1995-2002), Patron Saints Foundation (1995-2013), Pasadena Educational Foundation (1981-1989), San Marino Schools Foundation (1985-1989), Five Acres (1989 to 1994). Over the years, she has served on even more committees within these organizations and many others.“Congratulations to Sharon! She was instrumental in helping Alverno High School establish a strong Board of Trustees with the vision necessary to bring the school into the 21st century. For that, we will be ever grateful.” Julia V. Fanara, Head of School, Alverno High SchoolThe award will be presented at the Junior League of Pasadena’s annual Simply Speaking benefit luncheon on Saturday, April 30th at the San Gabriel Country Club (350 E Hermosa Dr, San Gabriel). The event will also feature a silent auction, keynote address by Meaghan Rose, CEO of RocksBox, and presentation of the Community Impact Award to Akila Gibbs, Executive Director of the Pasadena Senior Center. To purchase tickets to Simply Speaking, visit www.jlpasadena.org/estore. Proceeds from the event go toward the JLP’s programs supporting business, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills for women in the community.About Junior League of Pasadena, Inc.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. The organization believes that nurturing children through family support builds a stronger community. Past projects have included Madison Elementary School, Kidspace Museum, and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at 626.796.0244 or visit their website at www.jlpasadena.org. Business Newslast_img read more

Top 5 U.S. Cities Experiencing Drops in Affordable Homes

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Top 5 U.S. Cities Experiencing Drops in Affordable Homes The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago November 25, 2020 1,069 Views Veronica Bradley has covered the consumer packaged goods industry, the tech industry, the healthcare industry, and a few other industries that impact people’s daily lives. When she isn’t researching and writing, she moonlights as an amateur accountant and bookkeeper for a small family brewpub, because unlike most writers, she isn’t afraid of numbers. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Many factors determine the affordability of housing on both a local and national level. Looking at the big picture, increased average income and decreased mortgage rates should equal more affordable housing across the country. However, this isn’t the case according to First American Economic Center (FAEC).Individual consumers have more house-buying power when 30-year mortgage rates are down and their income is up, but the problem is inventory. Higher demand for homes in a supply-constrained market stokes the fire for rapid appreciation.In fact, September 2020 showed the quickest appreciation since 2013, and home affordability actually declined in 41 of 50 markets tracked by FAEC. The five cities with the highest month-over-month decline in affordability are:Kansas City, MO with -2.3%Las Vegas, NV with -1.9%Philadelphia, PA with -1.7%Pittsburgh, PA with -1.6%and Portland, OR with -1.6%Breaking these numbers down, it’s important to note that Kansas City also saw a 1.7% decline in monthly household income, by far the largest of the top five cities. Las Vegas and Philadelphia actually had faster house price appreciation, but household income didn’t decrease as much month-to-month.And Pittsburgh and Portland both saw affordability decrease at the same rate, but for different reasons. Pittsburg buyers had the highest house-buying power due to low mortgage rates and relatively steady income, however, appreciation was the highest of the five cities causing affordability to drop. In Portland, falling household income dropped enough to take affordability down with it.This is a lesson in statistics. Even though the national data shows affordability is increasing, individual market data paints a different picture. So, what does that mean for 2021?Looking at the year-over-year numbers instead of the monthly numbers, affordability decreased in only 13 of the top 50 markets, as opposed to 41. And, as of right now, houses are 5% more affordable than they were a year ago. But demand in historically supply-constrained markets is on the rise, meaning appreciation will follow suit. Expect another drop in affordability even with lower mortgage rates, especially if the average household income doesn’t trend upwards.The next few months will be interesting to watch. About Author: Veronica Bradley Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Remote Work Boosts Black Renters’ Ability to Buy Homes Next: Freddie Mac: Single-Family Delinquencies Down Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Top 5 U.S. Cities Experiencing Drops in Affordable Homes Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-11-25 Cristin Espinosalast_img read more

Meat factory ceases production following burger tests

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp The organisation representing sheep and cattle farmers here says the burger controversy raises questions about the use of imported ingredients in Irish products.Silvercrest, one of the Irish factories at the centre of the burger controversy has suspended production at it’s plant today after tests were carried out there.Of the seven samples of raw ingredients tested, one was positive for equine DNA – and came from another EU member state.All ingredients in the production of the burgers sourced from Irish suppliers were negative.General Secretary of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association Eddie Punch says the controversy has raised a number of questions:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/09punc.mp3[/podcast] Meat factory ceases production following burger tests Facebookcenter_img Previous articleBig names kick off Derry’s year as City of Culture with huge concertNext articleTravellers group shocked, saddened and outraged at Councillor’s comments News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook News Twitter By News Highland – January 18, 2013 last_img read more

[Breaking] COVID-19 Treated As ‘Force Majeure’ For Real Estate Projects; Contracts Of Central Agencies Extended By 6 Months : Finance Minister

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] COVID-19 Treated As ‘Force Majeure’ For Real Estate Projects; Contracts Of Central Agencies Extended By 6 Months : Finance Minister LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 May 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xIn the press briefing held the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday evening to explain the details of the Rs 20 lakhs crores economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said that the COVID-19 pandemic period will be treated as “force majeure” for real estate projects.”Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will issue advisories to the…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?LoginIn the press briefing held the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday evening to explain the details of the Rs 20 lakhs crores economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said that the COVID-19 pandemic period will be treated as “force majeure” for real estate projects.”Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will issue advisories to the States/Union Territories to direct the regulatory authorities for treating “COVID-19” period as “Force Majuere” for real estate projects”, the Minister said.The registration and completion date for all registered projects expiring on or after March 25, 2020 can be suo moto extended by six months even without any individual applications. Fresh project registration certificates will be issued automatically with revised timelines.The regulatory authorities may extend this period by another 3 months. The timelines for various compliances under the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act will also be extended concurrently.”These measures will de-stress the real estate developers and ensure completion of projects so that homebuyers are able to get delivery of their booked houses within the new timelines”, said the Minister.Govt contracts to be extended by six months.All Govt of India agencies such as Railways, CPWD, Highway Authority etc will give 6 months extension without any cost to the contractors. They can take additional 6 months to comply with contractual obligations. Govt agencies will release bank guarantees partially to the extent of completed contract work, to increase cash flow for the contractors.The Minister also added that global tender will be disallowed for government procurement up to Rs 200 crores, to give a boost to local contractors.Also Read : TDS/TCS Rates Reduction; Deadline Extensions; Faster Refunds : Tax Measures Announced By FM As COVID-19 ReliefPF Contribution For Employers & Employees Reduced From 12% To 10%; MSME Definition Changed : Finance Ministry Announcements   Subscribe 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

‘Tactics To Pressurize The Judge’: BCI Condemns Andhra CM’s Letter Accusing Justice NV Ramana [Read Statement]

first_imgNews Updates’Tactics To Pressurize The Judge’: BCI Condemns Andhra CM’s Letter Accusing Justice NV Ramana [Read Statement] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Oct 2020 8:35 AMShare This – xAppalled by the “reprehensible move” of the Andhra CM making allegations against the second-senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice NV Ramana, the Bar Council of India has issued a statement, expressing solidarity with the Judicial institution. The Council has stated that Justice Ramana and several other Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court have been targeted by Y S…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?LoginAppalled by the “reprehensible move” of the Andhra CM making allegations against the second-senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice NV Ramana, the Bar Council of India has issued a statement, expressing solidarity with the Judicial institution. The Council has stated that Justice Ramana and several other Judges of the Andhra Pradesh High Court have been targeted by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, “with the sole aim to undermine the independence of the judiciary and browbeat judges to suit his own purposes.” It has said that the letter is a retaliation to Justice Ramana’s order to expedite trials in criminal cases pending against politicians. “There is no gainsaying that numerous criminal cases are pending against the Chief Minister. It appears that the Chief Minister by making his letter public through the media, has adopted the tactics to pressurize the Hon’ble Judge, to tarnish his image and scandalize the Institution. …It must be noted that Justice Ramana was dealing with a Public Interest Litigation for Decriminalizing Politics,” the Council highlighted. It is also said that by releasing his letter to the media, the CM has made clear that he intends to scandalise and malign the judges, “which is nothing but a subterfuge to shake the confidence of the public in the institution of the Judiciary and administration of justice.” On October 11, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, wrote a complaint to the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, alleging that some High Court judges are attempting to protect the interests of the major opposition party, Telugu Desom Party, in politically sensitive matters. A striking feature of the complaint – details of which were revealed to the media in a presser by Ajaya Kellam, the advisor of the CM, on Saturday evening – was that it had accused senior Supreme Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, who is next in line to be the Chief Justice of India, of influencing the administration of justice in the High Court. The Council said, “In recent times, the country has witnessed several such overt and covert attempts when sitting Judges of the Supreme Court have been attacked by a section of society to destabilize the system of administration of Justice. That it should now come from a CM of a State, an important constitutional authority, is most worrisome and alarming. xxx It’s high time that the prudent citizen of the Country particularly, the lawyers come forward to defeat and demolish the forces of disruption whose hidden agenda behind their evil move is to subvert the smooth functioning of courts and administration of justice.” The SCAORA and Delhi High Court Bar Association have also issued statements, condemning the CM’s move. Inter alia, a plea has also been moved before the Supreme Court stating that the contents of Reddy’s letter have put the confidence of people in Judiciary at stake. Another PIL seeks Reddy’s removal from the of the Chief Minister for “misusing his position and power as a Chief Minister by making a false, vague, political and scandalized remarks and allegations openly in the public and media against the senior most sitting judge of this Hon’ble Court and render Justice.” Read Full Statement “The Bar Council of India is aghast and appalled at the reprehensible move by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to target Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. V. Ramana, Senior most Judge of the Supreme Court who is in line to become the next Chief Justice of India. Several Judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court, including its Chief Justice have also been targeted, with the sole aim to undermine the independence of the judiciary and browbeat judges to suit his own purposes. In recent times, the country has witnessed several such overt and covert attempts when sitting Judges of the Supreme Court have been attacked by a section of society to destabilize the system of administration of Justice. That it should now come from a CM of a State, an important constitutional authority, is most worrisome and alarming. The sinister act of releasing the letter of the CM to the media is the clear manifestation of the conspiracy to scandalise and malign the judges, which is nothing but a subterfuge to shake the confidence of the public in the institution of the Judiciary and administration of justice. The fact that Justice Ramana is next in line to be the Chief Justice of India, makes the intentions of these people more obvious. Further, there is no gainsaying that numerous criminal cases are pending against the Chief Minister. It appears that the Chief Minister by making his letter public through the media, has adopted the tactics to pressurize the Hon’ble Judge, to tarnish his image and scandalize the Institution. We cannot lose sight of the fact that, as per the norms of judicial discipline, judges can’t join issues with these elements in public to counter their morbid designs. It is due to that reason that the obligation falls on shoulders of the Bar and the responsible citizen of the Country to uphold the dignity of the institution. It must be noted that Justice Ramana was dealing with a Public Interest Litigation for Decriminalizing Politics. It’s high time that the prudent citizen of the Country particularly, the lawyers come forward to defeat and demolish the forces of disruption whose hidden agenda behind their evil move is to subvert the smooth functioning of courts and administration of justice. The Council makes it clear that it has no intention to interfere with the functionings of the office of Hon’ble Chief Justice of India. The Council has always stood to protect the dignity and decorum of the Institution. The lawyers of the Country have always stood behind the Judges whenever any attempt to scandalise the Institution has been made, and the Legal fraternity of the Country will never tolerate any such evil design of anybody to malign the system.” Next Storylast_img read more

Covid-19: Banning household visits could be a ‘gamechanger’

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – October 15, 2020 Facebook Google+ Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCCCC turn down Fermanagh and Longford requestsNext articleDiffering retail restrictions in Donegal & North “difficult territory” News Highland A Government Minister says banning household visits could be a ‘gamechanger’ in curbing the spread of Covid 19.A nationwide ban on visiting people’s homes is coming into place from midnight with exceptions for things like childcare.Level four restrictions will also come into effect for Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, meaning all non-essential retail will shut.Yesterday saw the highest number of Covid cases recorded in a single day at 1,095.Higher Education Minister Simon Harris believes banning household visits is difficult but essential:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/harris9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Covid-19: Banning household visits could be a ‘gamechanger’last_img read more

Suspect in 1996 murder of Kristin Smart to make first court appearance

first_imgSan Luis Obispo County Sheriff(NEW YORK) — Paul Flores, the man charged with murder this week in connection to the 1996 disappearance of his college classmate, Kristin Smart, is due to make his first court appearance on Thursday.Smart, a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo disappeared in the early hours of May 25, 1996, after a party near school.Flores — who was arrested for murder on Tuesday — walked Smart home from that party, and previously was named the “prime suspect,” authorities said.Flores is accused of causing the teen’s death during an attempted rape, San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow said Wednesday.Flores’ father, Ruben Flores, is accused of helping conceal Smart’s body after the murder, Dow said.Ruben Flores was charged Tuesday as an accessory to the murder after the fact and is also due in court Thursday.Despite this week’s arrests, Smart’s remains have not been found, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said.“We are not going to stop until Kristin has been recovered,” he said Tuesday.Smart’s family said in a statement Tuesday: “For over twenty-four years, we have waited for this bittersweet day. It is impossible to put into words what this day means for our family; we pray it is the first step to bringing our daughter home.”“The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate pleas for help, could have withheld this horrible secret for nearly 25 years, denying us the chance to lay our daughter to rest, is an unrelenting and unforgiving pain,” the family said. “We now put our faith in the justice system and move forward, comforted in the knowledge that Kristin has been held in the hearts of so many and that she has not been forgotten.”Dow said Wednesday that his office is seeking information from the public on other potential crimes committed by Paul Flores or his father.“Paul Flores was known to frequent bars in the San Pedro area from 2005 until the present day,” Dow said, asking anyone with information to call San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A cautionary tale: A study of a methane enhancement over the North Sea

first_imgAirborne measurements of a methane (CH4) plume over the North Sea from August 2013 are analyzed. The plume was only observed downwind of circumnavigated gas fields, and three methods are used to determine its source. First, a mass balance calculation assuming a gas field source gives a CH4 emission rate between 2.5 ± 0.8×104 and 4.6 ± 1.5×104 kg h−1. This would be greater than the industry’s reported 0.5% leak rate if it were emitting for more than half the time. Second, annual average UK CH4 emissions are combined with an atmospheric dispersion model to create pseudo-observations. Clean air from the North Atlantic passed over mainland UK, picking up anthropogenic emissions. To best explain the observed plume using pseudo-observations, an additional North Sea source from the gas rigs area is added. Third, the δ13C-CH4 from the plume is shown to be −53‰, which is lighter than fossil gas but heavier than the UK average emission. We conclude that either an additional small-area mainland source is needed, combined with temporal variability in emission or transport in small-scale meteorological features. Alternatively, a combination of additional sources that are at least 75% from the mainland (−58‰) and up to 25% from the North Sea gas rigs area (−32‰) would explain the measurements. Had the isotopic analysis not been performed, the likely conclusion would have been of a gas field source of CH4. This demonstrates the limitation of analyzing mole fractions alone, as the simplest explanation is rejected based on analysis of isotopic data.last_img read more