House of Deputies addresses social justice and internal issues

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Pam Nesbit says: 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 Mary Groesbeck says: Rector Tampa, FL July 12, 2012 at 11:44 am Is there a formal accepted definition of economic justice and environmental justice? Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Diane Donato says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm I heartily concur with Diane Donato’s statement. I had understood that there was to be a vote on a resolution (or resolutions) addressing this issue on Monday. What happened? Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jeffrey Parker says: Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs General Convention 2012, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (6) Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies on July 11 approved a number of resolutions on how the church can address issues of social and economic justice, and others that dealt with internal church matters.It concurred with the House of Bishops on resolution A135, a compilation of several other resolutions that responds to issues of poverty and injustice. It commits the church over the next three years to “teaching, preaching, organizing, advocating, and building mutually transformative relationships with those who are poor to focus our hearts and the mission of our congregations and dioceses on reducing poverty and increasing economic and racial justice.”It also calls for every meeting that takes place in the church to include time for prayer and reflection “on how our work engages issues of poverty and economic and racial justice networks” in order to “cultivate mindfulness about poverty in our communities and world.” The Episcopal Association of Deacons had advocated for setting aside this time of prayer in all church gatherings.It approved and sent to the House of Bishops Resolution A021, which calls for the release of all those held in Cuban prisons “for religious activities or peaceful advocacy of political change” and urges the Cuban government to stop exiling released political prisoners. It also calls for advocacy efforts for humane treatment and pastoral care for four Cuban nationals convicted of spying for the government of the Republic of Cuba, who are serving prison sentences in United States.At the request of the youth who make up convention’s Official Youth Presence, deputies considered and passed Resolution D067, which urges passage by Congress of the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth and young adults. It also encourages congregations and dioceses to create academic scholarships for young people who are undocumented and to find ways to encourage them to apply for these funds. This now goes to the bishops for consideration.The House of Deputies also sent to the bishops Resolution D055, which urges the United States government to enact stricter controls on the use of carbon-based fuels and encourages all Episcopalians to urge members of Congress to enact such legislation; and Resolution A167, calling for creation of an “HIV Welcoming Parish Initiative” to help congregations become more engaged with people with HIV/AIDS.Turning to internal matters, deputies concurred with the House of Bishops in affirming the Episcopal Church’s teaching that Baptism is the norm for those who wish to receive Holy Communion while recognizing that pastoral concerns sometimes are required in individual circumstances. That action was in Resolution C029.In Resolution B026, deputies agreed with bishops to give dioceses and parishes an additional three years to meet the requirement that they provide parity in health insurance cost-sharing between lay and clergy employees. That deadline now is extended until Dec. 31, 2015. Dioceses and parishes still must offer health insurance to employees through the Church Medical Trust by the end of 2012. It also calls the Medical Trust to continue to explore “more equitable sharing of health care premium costs.”Deputies concurred with action that gives Episcopal schools more time to comply with the requirement that employees working at least 1,000 hours a year be enrolled in the Church Pension Fund this year. It now extends that until Jan. 1, 2018, and it also provides the option of establishing pension plans through TIAA-CREF, a non-church pension find available to many teachers, instead of the church’s fund.They also concurred with the House of Bishops on Resolution D049, which calls for creating a pilot student loan fund for seminarians who agree to exercise three years of ministry in under-served areas of the Episcopal Church.Deputies agreed with the bishops on Resolution A036, which commends the 11-year relationship of full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and asks the Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee to address areas where Episcopal and Lutheran practices differ, especially around the matter of who can preside at Holy Communion and the role of deacons.The changing world of communications was acknowledged when deputies adopted the “social media challenge,” a companion to the “website challenge” it had adopted earlier in convention. Resolution D069 calls on every congregation and diocese to use social media, in its current and future forms. That matter now goes to the House of Bishops, which repeatedly has raised concerns about the use of electronic devices during its sessions.— Melodie Woerman is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 11, 2012 July 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm Any one of the deacons present among the deputies would have been happy to tell the reporter the correct name of our Association (Association for Episcopal Deacons). We did not advocate for a time of prayer. We are very much in favor of prayer! However, we introduced and advocated for a resolution calling for every meeting in TEC to include the following question: “How does what we will do today impact or involve people living in poverty?”center_img 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Angela Smith says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Deputies Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm The Palestine Israel Network is working hard to address this concern: http://epfnational.org/PIN/They include on their site links to powerful testimony offered at GC. Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 12, 2012 at 9:44 am I was hoping to see discussion about the occupation of Palestine and the increasing destruction of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories – one of the worst injustices in these times. As humane people of God, we must address this now. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC House of Deputies addresses social justice and internal issues Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The. Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley says: July 12, 2012 at 10:34 am During these next three years, as the Episcopal Church awaits the health care insurance mandate in its fullness, we should study its financial impact on congregations and dioceses beyond the East and West Coasts. Then, if the Episcopal Church insists on imposing this mandate on all congregations and dioceses, it should also plan for dealing with the consequences in a way that preserves churches, ministries, and mission. I am stunned that a resolution to study the costs of B206 was rejected. I hope structural change will include mandated common sense, fiscal and otherwise. Thank God, General Convention is only every three years. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Polour Villa / Special Space Studio

first_img 2013 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908489/polour-villa-special-space-studio Clipboard Architects: Special Space Studio Area Area of this architecture project Polour Villa / Special Space Studio Polour Villa / Special Space StudioSave this projectSavePolour Villa / Special Space Studio “COPY” ArchDaily Lead Architects: Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908489/polour-villa-special-space-studio Clipboard CopyHouses•Teherán, Iran Year:  Manufacturers: Alubond, Akhavan, KELAR, Lianchoob, Yoovam Photographs Photographs:  Ashkan BagheriAghdam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdam+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Iran Structural Engineer:Mohammad KamranzadehLandscape Consultant:Sahar TavakkolExecutive Manager:Mohammad TasallotExecutive Team:Saeed KhaliliDesign Team:Bahram Badin-Rad, Hamed Sarhadi, Mahyar TasallotCity:TeheránCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project is located in Polour, Tehran on an area of 1000 sq.m and is a leisure villa for a family.Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamThe first point in confronting the project is the amazing and very beautiful atmosphere of the site. The area is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of Damavand Mountain, valleys, river and vast pastures. Project’s site is stretching along a relatively steep slope and from the point where access to lower stages is difficult and as the upper stage is the largest and the most accessible area, it was considered for the construction of the villa.Save this picture!IsometricPreviously, the walls around the site and a metal pergola were built in the second stage that was retained throughout the design process.Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamThe most striking feature of the project is the presence of a beautiful and arrogant mountain Damavand in the northeast with a view of the Polour Village on its hillside. Considering the above background, the main idea behind the project was to answer how can one use this villa and simultaneously feel the presence and harmony in the pristine nature of this region? Or, in a simpler way, how can the inside and outside of the building be linked together?Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamFor this purpose, the images of glass frames and wide openings and space for dialogues with Damavand and nature surrounding the villa, was created in the mind of the design team. In this way, windows that frames Damavand Mountain is designed, the pyramid hip roof is formed as an element that can create a free surface in the ceiling (and yet also has a metaphor of Damavand’s form), and under the pyramid hip roof, the stripped windows are created across the ceiling. These windows show somewhat suspended ceilings in elevations, and from inside, in all the rooms, there is a lane of beautiful sky of the region.Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamAccording to the alignment between the outside and inside, vertical slabs designed that are visible in the facades. These slabs are drawn into the interior and make up parts of the kitchen walls, the living space, the fireplace, and so on.Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamIn the end, it should be noted that the architects’ effort is to build a valuable and lasting building on this fantastic platform and we hope that our construction has not tarnished this unique nature.Save this picture!© Ashkan BagheriAghdamProject gallerySee allShow less3/1 Building / Sosu ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Interstices Lepur Yogurt Café / LUKSTUDIOSelected Projects Share Mojtaba Tasallot, Mohammad-Ali Mohammadian “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSpecial Space StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTeheránIranPublished on December 28, 2018Cite: “Polour Villa / Special Space Studio” 28 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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MicroCity Het Platform / VenhoevenCS

first_imgProject gallerySee allShow lessSimpatia Apartment / Lez ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsFuturistic Architecture of the 70s: Photographs of a Modern World with a Twist of Sc…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Moreelsehoek, 3511 Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, 2tec2, Microbeton, Sempergreen, B&S natuursteen, BTL, Hutten metaal, KONE, Schuco, VBI Beton, VPT, Zoontjes Landscape: Design Team:Ton Venhoeven, Cécilia Gross, Jos-WIllem van Oorschot, Danny Esselman, Arjen Zaal, Piotr Gierek, Tjeerd Hellinga, Nerea Sáenz Compañón, Lorenzo de Navascués Y Lauzet, Maria Ángeles Reinares San Martin, Max Fleer, Eliza Mante, Mai Henriksen, Louis van Wamel, Arjan Pot, Peter Rugebregt, Robin Boenning, Natasja CvetkovicClients:ABC Vastgoed and the Municipality of UtrechtEngineering:IMd Raadgevend IngenieursConsultants:abcnova, Buro Bouwfysica, TechniplanCity:UtrechtCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Green living, working, and playing in the Utrecht station area Het Platform in Utrecht is a mixed-use community building for living, working, and playing. The building has been designed as a MicroCity; thanks to a mix of complementary functions and a prime location near a public transport hub, it aims to be mostly autarkic. MicroCity is an innovative concept for buildings and neighborhoods. By offering a mix of complementary functions it creates opportunities to enhance the post-carbon circular economy. By also reducing mobility needs, the MicroCity concept contributes strongly to cities at large becoming truly sustainable. Het Platform is constructed on top of the Uithoflijn tram and bus terminal, directly adjacent to the station’s square. It interacts in such a natural way with surrounding buildings in the area, that it almost seems the building ‘grew’ into its place.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!Section DD and EESave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeThe component parts of the Het Platform are situated and stacked in a way that generates a variety of attractive public and collective outdoor spaces for the station area. One can find an orchard, a semi-open court, a super loggia, a semi-public passage, and an ‘urban living room’, the sheltered space under the large cantilever of the 8th floor. Nature-inclusive Het Platform is like a natural landscape within the city. With a wide variety of plants and trees in its façade planters and four different roof gardens, the building strengthens local biodiversity. The roof gardens are essential components of the building program.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeThese gardens offer fantastic views over the station area and the historic city center. Residents and visitors can feel both at home and part of the vibrant city of Utrecht. At this scale, it is probably the first nature-inclusive residential building in the Netherlands that has been realized. Each apartment has different views of the city and outdoor spaces in and around this complex. The various terraces and gardens are easily accessible via corridors, stairways, and connecting bridges. The layered facade with a composition of sliding windows, balconies, terraces and greenery, invites residents to enjoy all opportunities of outdoor-living. Passers-by are also invited to enjoy these spaces.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeA public route runs straight through the building up to the station square. A monumental indoor passage halfway gives access to the ‘urban living room’. Building over tracks As the Het Platform is constructed on top of the new Uithoflijn station, the total program of more than 18,000 m2 has a minimum footprint of only 170 m2 at ground level. To solve the many engineering challenges an ingenious custom-made lightweight steel construction with 3D trusses was developed. In addition to a residential program of 200 rental homes, the building accommodates collective facilities such as a restaurant, commercial spaces, a bicycle parking, and many “sticky spaces” for social encounters. Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Ossip van Duivenbode Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942753/microcity-het-platform-venhoevencs Clipboard 2020 ArchDaily MicroCity Het Platform / VenhoevenCSSave this projectSaveMicroCity Het Platform / VenhoevenCS Main Contractor: Year:  Architects: VenhoevenCS Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Save this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942753/microcity-het-platform-venhoevencs Clipboard “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Photographs Studio LandLab The Netherlands CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Office Buildings•Utrecht, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeVenhoevenCSOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsUtrechtOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on July 13, 2020Cite: “MicroCity Het Platform / VenhoevenCS” 13 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Het Platform 微缩城市社区 / VenhoevenCS是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Fidel on the U.S. blockade of Cuba

first_imgLast year, despite some improvements in bilateral relations, the still-existing U.S. blockade cost Cuba more than $4 billion, while hampering every aspect of Cuban life. The U.S. continues to levy fines against banks and businesses. U.S. organizations like the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization and individuals like Floridian Albert Fox are still being targeted and harassed for opposing the U.S. blockade.U.S. plans to blockade the Cuban economy began with an internal State Department memo dated April 6, 1960, with the title “The Decline and Fall of Castro.” Now public, the memo’s first point is that “the majority of Cubans support Castro.” Its second is that “there is no effective political opposition.” (tinyurl.com/h6tm8e5)The memo recognizes that “the only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship. … It follows that every possible means should be undertaken promptly to weaken the economic life of Cuba … to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government.”Eleven presidents and 56 years later, Washington, after failing to “overthrow” the Cuban government, still employs the old U.S. playbook of economic warfare. The blockade is obscured because now there are direct flights from the U.S. to Cuba, corresponding embassies and bilateral, mutually respectful talks with agreements. And President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March.Unlike most U.S. trading partners, however, Cuba is still blocked from using dollars, must still pay cash in advance to buy from the U.S. and cannot export to the U.S. Washington still tries to subvert Cuba with U.S. Agency for International Development destabilization programs, radio and TV broadcasts and special financial inducements to urge irregular immigration. U.S. agents even try to lure Cuban doctors away from aiding poor countries and providing disaster relief.Fidel’s take on Cuba’s strengthsOn May 1, 2003, Fidel Castro, then Cuba’s president, spoke at the Martí Monument in Revolution Square in Havana more than a decade after Cuba suffered, and then overcame, the shock of losing its main trading partners:“After the demise of the USSR and the socialist bloc, nobody would have bet a dime on the survival of the Cuban Revolution. The United States tightened the blockade. The Torricelli Act [1992, signed by President George H.W. Bush] and the Helms-Burton Act [1996, signed by President Bill Clinton] were adopted, both extraterritorial in nature.“We abruptly lost our main markets and supplies sources. The population’s average calorie and protein consumption was reduced by almost half. But our country withstood the pressures and even advanced considerably in the social field.“Today, it has largely recovered with regard to nutritional requirements and is rapidly progressing in other fields. Even in these conditions, the work undertaken and the consciousness built throughout the years succeeded in working miracles.“Why have we endured? Because the Revolution has always had, as it still does and always will to an ever-greater degree, the support of the people, an intelligent people, increasingly united, educated and combative.” (tinyurl.com/hh5lbww)In 2016, for the 25th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly called on the U.S. to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba. When this call was introduced for the first time in 1992, 59 countries supported Cuba, 71 abstained and 3 voted against Cuba — the U.S., Israel and Romania. This year of 193 countries, 191 voted for Cuba, and none voted against. Only two — the U.S. and Israel — abstained.In 1960, Washington began an attack on a popular government and it continues this attack in 2016. The Cuban government still has the support of its people. It’s time the blockade ended.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two journalists beaten up by police in Assam

first_imgNews Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival February 17, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists beaten up by police in Assam Reporters Without Borders condemned the beating today by police of journalists Robin Dhekial Phukan (of the daily Asomiya Pratidin) and Parag Bhuyan (of Dainik Janambhumi) in Kakopathar (in the northeastern state of Assam), where they were reporting on a visit by state chief minister Tarun Gagoi. “It is shocking that reporters are beaten up just for doing their job,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We demand that those responsible be punished.”Phukan was badly injured after a beating by a policeman, taken to a police station and then to hospital. Bhuyan was injured during a police charge against a crowd shouting anti-government slogans and taken to the local hospital and then to Tinsukia.Police refused to comment on the incidents and journalists then boycotted a press conference arranged for the chief minister.———————————————————–14.02.2006Black week for press freedom as violence explodes in Kashmir, Manipur and MumbaiReporters Without Borders voiced dismay over a wave of violence against Indian media by separatists and armed religious groups in the week of 6 February 2006.Attacks launched in this black week for press freedom included a murder attempt against one journalist, the ransacking of a TV station and a newspaper. One documentary was censored.“We urge the government in New Delhi to ensure that thorough investigations are opened so that those responsible are found and punished,” the press freedom organisation said.“Religious and separatist groups played an undeniable role in this violence. Their intolerance stands in the way of any lasting improvement in journalists’ working conditions,” it added.The Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) on 12 February admitted responsibility in a press statement for a murder attempt three days earlier against Ratan Luwangcha, bureau chief for the regional daily Poknapham in Imphal, Manipur state in India’s north-east.Three armed men fired several shots at the 40-year-old journalist on 9 February before fleeing on a motorbike. Three bullets hit him in the chest and legs. The journalist, secretary general of the Manipur state journalists’ union, had to undergo an emergency operation.His family described his condition as “critical” and said that he would probably need a second operation. He was expected to stay in hospital for at least three months, they added. Regional journalists organised a publication strike in protest at this “barbarous act”.On the same day, six members of the Javed Mir faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) ransacked the offices of the regional daily Greater Kashmir, bursting into the editorial office in Srinagar in the north-west overnight after the paper declined to publish one of its statements.In reprisal, they injured three staff, broke windows and stole computers. Security guards had been placed outside the newspaper after phoned telephone threats were received that same morning. Police arrested one suspect, Wajhat Qureshi, who was released on bail on 10 February.Greater Kashmir is Indian Kashmir’s top selling newspaper and has suffered several threats and attacks on previous occasions.Militants from the Hindu extremist Shiv Sena party on 8 February raided the offices of national television channel Zee in Mumbai, western central India, after it put out a sketch about conflict within the Thackeray family which leads the party. “This act of vandalism is a response to this hateful sketch (…) that ridicules the president, Uddhav Thackeray, and his cousin Raj (…) Thanks very much and keep the flame burning”, Bal Thackreray, head of Shiv Sena, was quoted as saying on the front page of the newspaper Saamna. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident.Producer and director Atul Gupta said on 8 February that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had refused, under the 1952 cinema law, to award a release certificate for his documentary, Waiting, on the lives of wives of men who have disappeared in Kashmir.The director also revealed that during filming, his crew had been threatened by members of the Indian military and some Kashmiri civilians. The CBRC justified its rejection of the film on the grounds that, “It does not deal comprehensively enough with this complex and poignant subject”. Several directors of short films and film festival organisers have appealed to the Minister of Information Priyaranjan Dasmunsi to reform the 1952 law. News to go further News Follow the news on India RSF_en News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Receive email alerts In a black week for the press from 6 February 2006, an attempt was made to murder a journalist, militants ransacked a TV station and a newspaper office and a documentary was censored. Reporters Without Borders, appalled by this wave of violence, called on the government to ensure that those responsible were punished. March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Vigil to Prevent Gun Violence at Pasadena City Hall

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Business 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. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Vigil to Prevent Gun Violence at Pasadena City Hall From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 11:08 am Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img On Thursday, December 11, the second anniversary of the Newtown tragedy was marked with a candlelight vigil on the west steps of Pasadena City Hall sponsored by the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force of All Saints Church.Prayers were offered for the 60,000 men, women and children who have been killed by gun violence in our nation since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and speakers will include All Saints’ rector Ed Bacon.This event was part of a nationwide day of remembering and renewing the commitment to reducing gun violence and its devastating impact on individuals, families and the community. The nationwide vigils are sponsored by the Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Washington National Cathedral.The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force of All Saints Church will also participate in “Light LA.” In the Greater Los Angeles area, Women Against Gun Violence, Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and several of the greater LA chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are encouraging people throughout Los Angeles County to place a lighted candle in their front window beginning at 7:00 p.m. December 11th, to shine a light on the tragedy of gun violence, and as a sign of hope that this epidemic of gun violence can come to an end. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Caltech Appoints Chief Communications Officer

first_img Farnaz Khadem Credit: SLACAfter a national search, Farnaz Khadem—a communications leader with two decades of experience in higher education, journalism, private industry, and the public sector—has been appointed Chief Communications Officer at Caltech.Her appointment is effective January 11, 2016.Khadem will lead the development of strategic communications in support of research programs as well as Institute initiatives and priorities. This will include collaboration on communications across campus and direct oversight of the Office of Strategic Communications. She will serve also as the Institute’s spokesperson and primary advisor on communications matters and opportunities.Khadem has served for the last five years as the director of communications at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy national laboratory operated by Stanford University. At SLAC, she developed and implemented a strategic communications plan and was responsible for managing the laboratory’s entire communications structure, including news and media relations, digital communications, emergency communications, and social media.“Farnaz emerged from the search as a remarkably good fit for Caltech and the candidate best able to further develop Caltech’s communication capabilities,” says Diana Jergovic, vice president for strategy implementation at Caltech. “She will guide us well in this increasingly vital role as we seek to use communications ever more effectively to engage and inspire communities of supporters locally, nationally, and globally.”“It’s a privilege to join Caltech, a renowned research and educational institution. With a distinguished history of transformative discoveries, Caltech has had a lasting influence on a broad range of scientific and technical fields,” says Khadem. “I look forward to working with everyone at the Institute to tell the story of how that innovation continues to have an impact on society and on all of us.”Prior to joining SLAC, Khadem held communications leadership positions at the University of California, Irvine; the World Anti-doping Agency; the Vaccine Fund; and Eli Lilly and Company. She worked for the U.S. Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps, with posts in Israel, Italy, and Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Community News Subscribe 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. 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 Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty People Caltech Appoints Chief Communications Officer By KATHY SVITIL Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 | 3:46 pmlast_img read more

Committee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadline

first_imgEmail Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsCommittee to seek clarity on Property Tax deadlineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2013 537 TAGSfeaturedfull-imageproperty tax Twitter Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebookcenter_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleMother to face trial on child endangerment chargesNext articleDublin men ordered out of Limerick following burglary charges Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, including Limerick’s Kieran O’Donnell are to focus on property tax deadline issues with Revenue Commissioners at a meeting to be held later this week.Earlier, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said that he was meeting Revenue Commissioners Chairman Josephine Feehily before she is due to come before the the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform on Thursday next.Thursday’s meeting is to discuss issues around the property tax deadline and payment options and Minister Noonan said that he was seeking to discuss the issue with the Revenue chief ahead of thatCommittee Chairman Ciarán Lynch said: “There has been much confusion and concern in relation to letters sent to households for next year’s property tax with ambiguity around the various payment options offered and deadline for payment. Our meeting with the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners is a chance for the Committee to discuss the structure, timing and operation of the scheme. The purpose of the meeting is to deal with any ambiguity and concerns in regards to the payment of the local property tax and, in some circumstances, to establish how the issue of how premature payments is dealt with and how payments will be made when they are actually due“We will also raise the issue of Revenue’s customer service on the issue – particularly how concerns are not related to the issue of compliancy, but an issue of good customer service, in which people who wish to pay the tax are finding that they are making the payment before its due date.” First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/26/2013

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago June 26, 2013 431 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2013-06-26 DSNews The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save About Author: DSNews DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/26/2013 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/26/2013 Previous: Radian Names EVP, Chief Risk Officer Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 6/25/2013last_img read more

Courts Must Ensure That Criminal Law Does Not Become A Weapon For Selective Harassment Of Citizens: SC In Arnab Goswami Judgment

first_imgTop StoriesCourts Must Ensure That Criminal Law Does Not Become A Weapon For Selective Harassment Of Citizens: SC In Arnab Goswami Judgment Sanya Talwar26 Nov 2020 11:06 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court while pronounsing a detailed reasoning behind the grant of release of Arnab Goswami has observed that that “criminal law should not become a tool for selective harassment of citizens”.The judgment was pronounced by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee today and the court remarked,”Deprivation of Liberty for a single day is a day too many.. “- Supreme…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?LoginThe Supreme Court while pronounsing a detailed reasoning behind the grant of release of Arnab Goswami has observed that that “criminal law should not become a tool for selective harassment of citizens”.The judgment was pronounced by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee today and the court remarked,”Deprivation of Liberty for a single day is a day too many.. “- Supreme CourtThe bench noted that the interim orders shall remain in operation till further proceedings and it will be open to the parties to peruse further remedy. The bench, while elaborating on the importance of human liberty and the role of courts therein added that the case of Goswami was that he had been targeted because his opinions on television are palatable to the authority.In this context, court said that whether the appellant has established a case for quashing the FIR is something on which the High Court will take a final view when the proceedings are listed before it, but we are clearly of the view that in failing to make even a prima facie evaluation of the FIR, the High Court abdicated its constitutional duty and function as a protector of liberty.Highlighting that the High Court did have the power to protect the citizen by interim order in the petition invoking Article 226, the bench added,”Courts must be alive to the need to safeguard the public interest in ensuring that the due enforcement of criminal law is not obstructed. The fair investigation of crime is an aid to it. Equally it is the duty of courts across the spectrum – the district judiciary, the High Courts and the Supreme Court – to ensure that the criminal law does not become a weapon for the selective harassment of citizens. Courts should be alive to both ends of the spectrum – the need to ensure the proper enforcement of criminal law on the one hand and the need, on the other, of ensuring that the law does not become a ruse for targeted harassment”Further justifying the role of courts in guaranteeing fundamental rights to its citizens, the bench stated that our courts must ensure that they continue to remain the first line of defense against the deprivation of the liberty of citizens.The Justice Chandrachud led bench relied on celebrated judgment in State of Rajasthan, Jaipur vs Balchand, and added that in the case, Justice Krishna Iyer pithily reminded us that the basic rule of our criminal justice system is bail, not jail.”The High Courts and Courts in the district judiciary of India must enforce this principle in practice, and not forego that duty, leaving this Court to intervene at all times. We must in particular also emphasise the role of the district judiciary, which provides the first point of interface to the citizen, the bench said.”The consequence for those who suffer incarceration are serious. Common citizens without the means or resources to move the High Courts or this Court languish as undertrials. Courts must be alive to the situation as it prevails on the ground – in the jails and police stations where human dignity has no protector…. The remedy of bail is a solemn expression of humaneness in the justice system. We have given expression to our anguish in the case where the citizen has approached the Court”- Supreme CourtCourt also elaborated on the “Bail is Rule and Jail is the exception” established by Justice Krishna Iyer and noted that High Courts get burdened. Chances of incarceration is huge and the accused languishes as undertrial. On November 11, the top court granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami,who was arrested on November 4 and has been under judicial custody since then in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik in 2018.The top court also allowed the interim release of the co-accused Neetish Sarda and Firoze Mohammed Sheikh in the case.A vacation bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee passed the order after an urgent hearing given to the petitions challenging the November 9 order of the Bombay High Court which denied the accused interim bail in the habeas corpus petitions filed by them challenging their custody.During the hearing, Justice Chandrachud had expressed disappointment that the High Court failed to exercise its jurisdiction to protect the personal liberty of a citizen.”If this court does not interfere today, we are travelling on the path of destruction. Forget this man (Goswami). You may not like his ideology. Left to myself, I will not watch his channel. Keep aside everything. If this is what our state governments are going to do to people who are to be nailed, then the Supreme Court has to intervene. There has to be a message to HCs- Please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty. We are seeing case after case. HCs are failing to exercise jurisdiction. People are in jail for tweets!”, he had remarked.Click Here To Download JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more