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Ratifican los sudcarolinos su decisión de abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal

first_img [Episcopal News Service – Charleston, Carolina del Sur] La mayoría de los episcopales de Carolina del Sur que asistieron el 17 de noviembre a una convención especial en la iglesia de San Felipe [St. Philip’s] en esta ciudad respaldaron la decisión que tomara hace un mes el obispo Mark Lawrence y el comité Permanente diocesano de desafiliar a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal.Estos eventos tuvieron lugar después de que la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori restringiera el pasado 17 de octubre el ministerio de Lawrence, luego de que la Junta Disciplinaria para los Obispos de la Iglesia certificara que éste había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal “por una abierta renuncia de la disciplina de la Iglesia”.Ese mismo día, el Comité Permanente anunció que la decisión de la Junta Disciplinaria, “había provocado la activación de dos preexistentes resoluciones corporativas de la diócesis, las cuales simultáneamente desafiliaban a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal y convocaban a una convención especial”.Jefferts Schori envió una carta pastoral el 15 de noviembre a los episcopales de Carolina del Sur en la que ofrecía sus oraciones y apoyo a los que desearan permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal.“La Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur sigue siendo parte integrante de la Iglesia Episcopal, incluso si varios de sus líderes la hubiesen abandonado”, recalcó. “Si se hace plenamente evidente que esos ex líderes han roto del todo sus nexos con la Iglesia Episcopal, se elegirán y se instalarán nuevos líderes mediante una convención diocesana reconocida por toda la Iglesia Episcopal, en conformidad con nuestra Constitución y Cánones”.Durante su alocución, Lawrence llamó a la convención especial “el Valle de la Decisión” y afirmó que “es hora de pasar a la próxima página”. Él se refirió a los intentos de evitar la separación de la diócesis,  y sus tan mencionados problemas de teología, moral y desacuerdos con los cánones de la Iglesia.“Así sea…Nos hemos retirado de esa Iglesia… Hemos pasado adelante. Con la resolución de disociación del Comité Permanente, el hecho está consumado: legal y canónicamente”, afirmó.Si bien el obispo se refirió a las numerosas cartas de apoyo de líderes eclesiásticos, no anunció ninguna oferta explícita de afiliación con la Comunión Anglicana, y confirmó que por ahora la diócesis separatista no se afiliará con nadie. En una teleconferencia luego de la convención, él confirmó que la alineación no está sobre la mesa al presente.Sin embargo, durante su intervención, sí afirmó que “por ahora y en el futuro inmediato, habiéndonos retirado de nuestra asociación con la Iglesia Episcopal, seguimos siendo una diócesis extra provincial dentro de la Comunión Anglicana”.Tal designación exige un acuerdo de parte del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, que concluyó una reunión de 12 días en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, el 7 de noviembre. Ninguna decisión sobre Carolina del Sur se tomó durante esa reunión y el Consejo no se volverá a reunir de nuevo hasta mayo de 2016.Luego de su alocución, Lawrence le pidió a la convención que sometiera a votación tres resoluciones. La primera resolución afirmaba las medidas tomadas por el obispo y el Comité Permanente y declaraba “que ya no estamos en relación alguna con la Iglesia Episcopal, incluida la unión o asociación de ninguna clase”. La resolución también hacía que la convención declarase que Lawrence era el “legítimo obispo” de la diócesis.“Al afirmar esto, declaramos que  así como Dios ha enviado al obispo Lawrence a ser nuestro obispo, sólo él [Dios] tiene la autoridad para declarar lo contrario” sigue indicando la resolución.La resolución también afirmaba que la convención “repudia las medidas supuestamente tomadas por la Iglesia Episcopal en contra de nuestro obispo y declara nula y sin efecto cualquier reclamación hecha por cualquier miembro o representante de la Iglesia Episcopal de tener autoridad de cualquier índole sobre esta diócesis o alguna autoridad sobre la congregación de Dios en cualquiera de sus parroquias que voluntariamente, por su presencia en esta convención y su voto en este resolución, así lo declare”.Una segunda resolución enmendó la constitución diocesana, eliminando toda mención de la Iglesia Episcopal, incluida cualquier referencia a la “cláusula de accesión [o consentimiento]”, en la cual la diócesis declara que acepta [sin salvedades] la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal. Esa declaración se exige en el Artículo V, Sección 1 de la Constitución de la Iglesia.La convención diocesana había revisado previamente su constitución limitando la cláusula de accesión al decir que se avendría a la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal sólo si éstos no fueren “incompatibles o contradictorios con” la constitución y cánones de la diócesis.La resolución también eliminó cualquier referencia a la Convención General, haciendo de la convención diocesana su único organismo de gobierno. La tercera resolución eliminó todas las referencias a la Iglesia Episcopal de los cánones diocesanos.Cuarenta y dos parroquias asistieron a la convención especial junto con 12 misiones [organizadas] que enviaron un total de 170 delegados laicos. Hay 78 congregaciones en la diócesis.Las primeras dos resoluciones fueron aceptadas por aclamación. La tercera resolución para cambiar los cánones de la Iglesia fue aprobada con una mayoría del 90 por ciento en una votación por nombre —incluido el voto de Lawrence. La votación sobre la resolución, que requería dos tercios para ser aprobada, incluyó varias abstenciones.Según un volante informativo publicado en la página web de la Iglesia Episcopal: “Las diócesis no pueden abandonar la Iglesia Episcopal. Si bien algunos clérigos e individuos pueden decidir irse, las congregaciones y las propiedades siguen en la diócesis para ser usadas para la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal”.– Sarah Moïse Young es una reportera independiente radicada en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA clovis Erly Rodrigues says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 November 23, 2012 at 6:10 am É uma tristeza enorme a decisão de Lawrence e seus seguidores.A primeira contradição é dizer que não aceitam os Cnones Gerais,somente se estes concordam com os diocesanos.Segundo emtoda a história da Igreja não ohá a palavra filiação, pois nãoé uma empresa com matriz e filiais. Mas sim um corpo.Nun ca as paixões individuais, a busca de poder e prestigiopor alguns pode afetar o todo. Que Deus tenha misericordia,em Cristo +Clovis, emérito IEAB Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration: ‘Who is my…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jul 15, 2019 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Submit a Press Release “Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.”The Presiding Bishop’s video message can be found here:I’m Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. It goes without saying that there is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States. It is a human crisis, a crisis that has deep and complex roots, sources, and origins. But it is a crisis, a crisis of the human children of God.There is suffering and there is hardship.There is complexity and difficulty.But it is a crisis that we as nation, that we as a global community, must face and find a way forward for the sake of our brothers and our sisters, for the sake of us all.Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of the Christian faith, and deeply embedded in the faith and traditions and values of many of the world’s great religions, is a profound conviction in a sure and certain value and virtue that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a sacred vow.In the Hebrew scriptures in the book of Deuteronomy, the book writes and says you shall love the stranger, for remember you were once strangers in the land of Egypt.In the 25th chapter of Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus in the parable of the last judgment says that when you welcomed the stranger, when you did it to these who are members of my family, you have done it to me.When you welcome the stranger, you welcome Jesus. The book of Hebrews in the New Testament says those who have welcomed the strangers have sometimes welcomed angels unawares.Welcoming the stranger, or as some translations call the alien, welcoming those who are visiting among us is a cardinal virtue and value in our Christian faith.Jesus was talking to a lawyer once; the story is told in Luke’s gospel. And, when he was talking to the lawyer, the lawyer asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life. And Jesus said, what did Moses teach in the Hebrew scriptures? The lawyer said, well, Moses said you shall love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.And Jesus said do that and you will find life.But the lawyer went on and he asked, well, can we define neighbor more precisely? Who is my neighbor? And that’s when Jesus told what we now know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan where one person helped another person, a person who was completely unlike them, someone that person considered other, not my tribe, not my nationality, not my religion, not even my friend. And Jesus at the end of the parable said, who was the neighbor to the man who was in need? And the lawyer said, well the one who actually showed compassion.And Jesus said, now go and do that likewise.That parable of the Good Samaritan invites us, calls us, challenges us, to be neighbor to the neighbor.Some of our neighbors are at the border and some of our neighbors are those who have immigrated to this country and are living right in our neighborhood or in our city or in our community, or our state. To show compassion to them is to obey Jesus. Go and do likewise.Show compassion. Show mercy. Help the neighbor. Help the stranger. Love the Lord your God. And love your neighbor as yourself.Find migration, refugee, and immigration information and ways you can take action on your own here (OGR/EPPN) and here (EMM). Back to Press Releases Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Faith & Politics, Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Immigration, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop issues video message on immigration: ‘Who is my neighbor?’ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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No end to crackdown on journalists and media in Iran

first_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News The blogger Rojin Mohammadi, arrested in Tehran on 21 November after she was summoned to the prosecutor’s office in Evin prison, was released on 10 December. Receive email alerts News December 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No end to crackdown on journalists and media in Iran News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran RSF_en center_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa “The persecution of this netizen by the court system and the Intelligence Ministry is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hold the head of the judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, and the Tehran chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, responsible for his life.”Reporters Without Borders has learned of the arrest of Farshad Ghorbanpour, a journalist who has written for reformist newspapers such as Sharvand Emrooz (closed down in 2009), Farhikhtegan and Mehrnameh.He was previously sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and fined 50 million rials (4,000 euros) by the Tehran revolutionary court for anti-government propaganda, acting against national security and illegally receiving money from foreign-based news organizations. The day after his arrest he told his family he was being transferred to the capital’s Evin prison. March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the unremitting crackdown on journalists and the media in Iran. The Tehran monthly Chashm Andaz has been closed down and the weekly Saymareh, in Kudasht in the western province of Lorestan, has been forced to cease activity as a result of judicial pressure.The press freedom organization has also learned that a journalist has been jailed and the life of a blogger is in danger after he went on hunger strike in prison.On 7 December Lotfolah Meysami, the managing editor of Chashm Andaz (“Panorama” in Farsi) was told by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance that his magazine’s licence had been withdrawn as a result of an order issued by the Tehran revolutionary court on 23 November. Meysami himself was banned from working as a journalist for five years. He protested against the decision, made at a hearing of which he was not informed. Meysami has been summoned before Tehran courts several times in recent years. Saymareh, an influential weekly in the west of the country, was forced to cease its activities as a result of pressure by local political leaders. In its 18 September edition, it published a humorous article under the headline “Only dictators and donkeys make no mistakes”, which attacked dictators and their politics.Several local leaders said the article insulted the sacredness of Islam. They began a campaign of harassment and launched proceedings against the newspaper. Saymareh decided to suspend publication pending the outcome of the case. At a hearing on 27 November, the jury did not allow the newspaper’s lawyer to finish his defence plea.“This is a parody of justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The courts in the Islamic Republic issue judgements on the media in the absence of the accused and juries are on the side of the organs of repression. “Journalists are arrested on the orders of biased courts, held in solitary confinement and deprived of their rights and any opportunity for redress. Their lives are endangered.” The blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, arrested a year ago and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, has been on hunger strike since 12 December in protest against the conditions of his detention. Maleki, a human rights activist, has undergone two kidney operations and is in a frail condition, yet he has not received the necessary medical treatment and his life is now in danger. June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Culture minister urged to step in and get ban lifted on eight books

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more January 25, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Culture minister urged to step in and get ban lifted on eight books Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img News Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called on Chinese culture minister Sun Jiazheng to intervene to get a newly-imposed ban lifted on eight books – some by journalists – about social developments in recent years in China. The books were banned last week by Wu Shulin, the deputy director of the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP).“The GAPP’s control over publications is very disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the censorship of these eight books, it is the freedom of expression of all Chinese journalists and intellectuals that is being violated.”The press freedom organisation added: “The government must lose no time in ensuring that the GAPP stops exercising authoritarian control over all books in China. As things stand, publishers have to get a licence from this department every time they want to bring out a new book.”The eight newly-banned books include Past Stories of Peking Opera Stars by Zhang Yihe, the memoirs of People’s Daily journalist Yuan Ying, The Press by Zhu Huaxiang (about the Chinese news media) and This is how it goes at SARS.com by Hu Fayun. They are on a list of books which, according to the Communist Party of China’s Propaganda Department, “overstepped the line” in 2006. They also include a book about the Maoist “Great Leap Forward” and one about an independent candidate for local elections.Several press reports quoted GAPP deputy director Wu as saying Yuan’s book divulged state secrets and that all the publishers should be severely punished.Zhang described the accusations against her as “anti-revolutionary” and voiced frustration at the fact that her last two books were also banned. She said she would take the issue to the courts. “Chinese intellectuals have been deprived of all rights to free speech,” Zhang said. “If we keep silent today, tomorrow they can do the same thing to other writers and eventually the entire intellectual community will be muzzled.”Hu said the bans were aimed at “twisting history by erasing people’s memories,” but called them ridiculous and said they would not prevent people from getting access to the books on the Internet. News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

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L.A. County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 34 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News L.A. County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 12:20 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 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.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News LA County Supervisor Kathryn BargerLeaders in the film, sports, theme park, business and restaurant industries Tuesday presented detailed plans for reopening to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, urging county officials to allow them to move as quickly as safely possible.Members of the Economic Resiliency Task Force have been working for weeks with other industry representatives, including unions, on safety guidelines and best practices.Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who chairs the committee, began by offering her support for peaceful protests in the name of George Floyd, whose in- custody death in Minneapolis has sparked demonstrations across the U.S. and around the world.“This board is committed to protecting the right of protesters to exercise their First Amendment right,” Barger said. “I want to remind everyone that it is our vulnerable communities who are experiencing the most severe health and economic impacts of this virus. Family-owned businesses have the smallest margin of error to financially recover … More than 75% of projected jobs lost will be from those making less than $50,000 per year.”Casey Wasserman, chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group, led off with a vision for the region’s major sports teams.“The opportunity for teams to open their practice facilities and compete without fans in their venues is both eminently doable and culturally and economically vital to the county,” Wasserman said. “I would just equate it to opening a restaurant without customers. Playing baseball at Dodger Stadium with no fans is a quite straightforward proposition.”The 26-page sports plan reflects input from every major venue and operator, all of whom are also working on individual plans, and is meant to lay out a baseline of safety guidelines, Wasserman said. Some details, like testing for players, will rely on collective bargaining between the players and management.“Sports can play a part in our recovery both psychologically and economically,” Wasserman said. “We’re looking forward to see what I imagine will be the Dodgers playing baseball at Dodger Stadium and the Lakers and Clippers getting ready for a deep playoff run, hopefully in Orlando, and excited potentially (to see) some MLS soccer. Here’s hoping we don’t lose any more events to other parts of the country.”It will be fall before the teams consider more specifically how to address fans in arenas, but Wasserman said venues were highly capable of controlling the flow of people and maintaining social distancing.Task force members had different perspectives on the availability of personal protective equipment to keep workers safe. Wasserman said operators of sports venues are confident that they have enough supplies to support plans even Tuesday. Later, Jerry Greenberg, chief executive of the Sugarfish sushi restaurants, said easteries may need help from the county in sourcing gloves, for example, given “skyrocketing” prices.Patrick Niemann, managing partner at Ernest & Young, presented on behalf of the broad business community, including corporate and manufacturing sectors. He asked for the county’s support in getting schools reopened and finding child care alternatives.“While we can reopen business, that effort may be futile if stability is not also restored in families,” Niemann told the task force. “Our ultimate goal is really to restore jobs for working families and workers’ ability to support their families. This includes of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of workers on assembly lines, in factories, service roles and offices throughout our county.“We are also urging your board to create, as soon as possible, a specific path with timeline and agenda to open up schools, day camps and other activities for the summer and fall,” Niemann said. “People cannot come to work if they have kids at home with nothing to do.”In addition to the expected recommendations on social distancing, facility cleaning and hygiene, the business plan recommends remote work.“For the well-being of their workforce and our broader community, employers are strongly encouraged (to implement) a policy to require employees who can work from home to do so,” Niemann said. “We also recommend that employers consider flexible work hours such as staggered shifts or rotating days for employees in the office or plant.”Greenberg said he spoke for people working in hourly, management and ownership jobs in the restaurant business.“Prior to COVID, there were about 350,000 people in our restaurant sector, a tremendously diverse group of people,” Greenberg said. “The better part of 200,000 people have lost their jobs … it’s a higher percentage of people in the small local operators.”Some of those jobs are already coming back under a variance issued by the state last week allowing restaurants to reopen.Greenberg said his group was offering “a plan that allows for the majority of restaurant operators to … get in the game. They may not have everything that they want … but I believe this plan … will bring back significant employment in the coming days and weeks and will grow with success over time.”Greenberg noted that cities and the county have been working to expand sidewalks and parking lots to create more outdoor dining. He asked for the board to consider a series of other recommendations to help restaurants survive, including rent abatement combined with relief for landlords, liability limits related to COVID-19, and a statewide tip-related wage offset. Finally, he asked for help in reducing the time to get new restaurants open.Donna Langley, chair of Universal Pictures, delivered a white paper from the film industry laying out plans for “incorporating best-in-class protocols to protect cast and crew” as filmmakers resume production.Langley, who stood in for NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell early in the meeting as Shell led a town hall with NBC journalists, said labor leadership, studios and other producers are ready to go back to work.“We urge the county to quickly review the white paper and appropriately revise or lift any orders that restrict our industry’s ability to produce film, television and digital media content with the appropriate safety protocols in place,” Langley said.She called for the county to create “consistent and unambiguous” health orders for film production and theme parks across the city, county and state. If public health officials aren’t willing to lift all restrictions, Langley asked that certain pre- and post-production work be allowed to resume, including for example, set construction, video editing and music scoring.“Since a majority of production halted in mid-March, our industry has demonstrated great innovation and resiliency when it comes to creating and delivering new content to audiences around the globe,” Langley said, pointing to new technologies and delivery platforms. “This … spirit and creativity that will enable us to safely and quickly resume production in this county.”Karen Irwin, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Hollywood, said theme parks should not be last to open.“Many people instinctively think that large theme parks with crowds would be the last thing you should reopen. While this perception is understandable, theme parks actually offer more controlled environments than places like beaches, gardens or even hiking trails,” Irwin told the task force. “We would like approval to begin the reopening process immediately in order to get our employees back to work … L.A. County parks will be ready to begin reopening between mid-June and July 1st.”Screening of guests and physical distancing geared ride-by-ride will be enforced and barriers between workers and guests, like those found in grocery stores, will be installed where appropriate, she said.About 60% of theme park guests are local and international guest visits are not projected to return to 2019 levels until 2023, according to Irwin, who said it was important to capture customers who might otherwise opt to go to casinos and other attractions reopening earlier in Las Vegas or Arizona.Shanghai Disney has already reopened, as has Six Flags Wild Safari Park in New Jersey, while three Universal Studios Parks in Orlando and a Six Flags Park in Oklahoma City as set to open this Friday, she said.“The theme park industry in California supports an employee base of more than 135,000,” ranging from front-line entry-level jobs to skilled technical positions, many of which are union jobs, Irwin said. “Our diverse workforce includes 70% people of color and is multi-generational.”Supervisor Janice Hahn pressed the theme park team for a capacity number.Shell said Orlando had engineered a 35% capacity limit based on specific limits by attraction, with some at up to 50% capacity and others staying shut altogether based on safety concerns.“If you’re looking for a number … 35% is a good number to start, but it’s really going to depend on ride by ride, restroom by restroom, how we can open safely,” Shell said.“It’s important to keep everybody healthy, but it’s important to also acknowledge … the need in society to get people back to work,” Shell said, adding that NBCUniversal chose not to furlough people, but cannot support that plan indefinitely.Supervisor Hilda Solis said some of the requests by the task force would be challenging, while Barger highlighted the need for child care, saying she hoped the board could find some solutions.Barger told the group that many of the recommendations presented had already been incorporated into public health guidance or would be soon.“Moving forward, it’s going to be slow, but we’re going to reopen … responsibly and reopen in a way that’s going to put people back to work,” Barger said.The task force’s next meeting is scheduled for June 16. 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Donegal case expected to feature in committee discusion on Ambulance response times

first_imgNews WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal hauliers at Stormont Assembly over new UK road taxNext articleCounty Manager says council could still take Rockhill barracks into ownership News Highland Facebook By News Highland – February 25, 2014 Twitter Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Donegal case expected to feature in committee discusion on Ambulance response times Google+ Ambulance response times will be the topic of today’s Oireachtas Health Committee.The HSE, paramedics and Siptu representatives will answer questions regarding concerns surrounding missed response targets.A review was ordered by the Health Minister James Reilly following a number of incidents where response times were not achieved, this includes at least one case in Donegal.Chair of the Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, says the aim of the meeting is to get an understanding of what’s going on on the ground:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/08buttAMBULANCE.mp3[/podcast]center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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‘We Will Bend Our Backs To Do Justice, But Will Also Flex Our Jurisdiction If We Are Being Taken For A Ride’: SC Pulls Up Petitioner For Suppression Of Record

first_imgTop Stories’We Will Bend Our Backs To Do Justice, But Will Also Flex Our Jurisdiction If We Are Being Taken For A Ride’: SC Pulls Up Petitioner For Suppression Of Record Mehal Jain28 Nov 2020 11:33 PMShare This – x”We will bend our backs to do justice, but we will also flex our jurisdiction if we are being taken for a ride”, was Justice D. Y. Chandrachud’s stern observation on Friday. The bench of Justices Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee was hearing a SLP against a September 18 judgment of the Delhi High Court, where the plea of the petitioner, a candidate for recruitment as…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?Login”We will bend our backs to do justice, but we will also flex our jurisdiction if we are being taken for a ride”, was Justice D. Y. Chandrachud’s stern observation on Friday. The bench of Justices Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee was hearing a SLP against a September 18 judgment of the Delhi High Court, where the plea of the petitioner, a candidate for recruitment as a Commissioned Officer in the 130th Technical Graduate Course of the Indian Army, impugning the cancellation of his candidature on January 21, was rejected. Subsequently, the review petition had also come to be dismissed on October 7.Justice Chandrachud was displeased at the failure of the petitioner to file before the apex court a counter affidavit that had been submitted before the High Court. “The practice before the Supreme Court of India has degenerated to this level! A material piece of record of the lower court is being suppressed from the Supreme Court? You think that this is a busy court and you will not file the counter before this court and be able to get an order?”, said the judge.”Why did you not file the counter? A young man is trying to cut corners to get ahead? And this is a person who wants to be in the army? Tell him that we are taking a very serious view of this”, Justice Chandrachud told the Lawyer for the petitioner.Eventually, the bench dismissed the SLP after hearing the counsel.The petition came up for admission before the High Court on July 28, when it was the contention of the counsel for the petitioner that the candidature of the petitioner in the recruitment process undertaken by him was cancelled for the reason of the petitioner not having minimum 67% marks in B. Tech. (Civil Engineering) and instead having 66.67% marks; that the petitioner had 4037 out of 6000 marks, equivalent to 67.28% marks and that in the advertisement inviting applications for recruitment in the said course, there was no minimum of 67% marks prescribed.The counsel for the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army on 11th August stated that while the Certificate dated 28th February, 2020, was issued by the Additional Controller of Examination of the respondent No. 4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, the earlier Certificate dated 11th January, 2020 showing the petitioner to be having 66.67% marks was issued by the Controller of Examination of the respondent No. 4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University; it was argued that the Additional Controller of Examination could not, without referring to the earlier Certificate and explaining the same, issue another certificate depicting a different picture. It was further the contention of the counsel for the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army that the petitioner had indulged in suppression and in other examinations in which he had appeared, has filled in different percentages of marks. Attention in this regard was drawn to various documents annexed to the counter affidavit filed by the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army. It was also the contention of the counsel for the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army on 11th August, 2020, that the subject course had commenced as far back as on 14th January, 2020 and it was not possible to allow the petitioner to join. It was further contended that the cause of action, if any accrued to the petitioner on 21st January, 2020, when the cancellation letter was issued but the first legal notice got issued by the petitioner was after two months therefrom and this petition itself had come up first before the Court after much delay, on 28th July, 2020. It was also the argument that the petitioner had otherwise indulged in falsehood and misrepresentation and was not entitled to any relief.The High Court had directed the counsel for the respondent No.4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, from which the petitioner had done his B. Tech (Civil Engineering) to clarify and the Vice Chancellor of the said University was also requested to, in a communication under his/her hand, certify that he/she has personally verified the records.On 11th September, 2020, the affidavit/letter filed by the respondent-University were perused and satisfaction with respect thereto expressed in the open Court, though not recorded in the order of that date. It was not deemed necessary to so record in the order because it had already been recorded in the earlier order, that the 130th Technical Graduate course for which the petitioner had competed, had already commenced; it was deemed necessary to make further enquiries before granting any relief to the petitioner on the basis of the clarification issued by the respondent No.4 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University. Personal presence of the competent officer of the respondents-Indian Army was directed.The proceedings on September 18 were joined by Col. V.S. Negi, Lt. Col. Kumar Umashankat, Lt. Col. Vivek Khanduri and Maj. A.S. Katoch from the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army and the position was understood from them.”They have explained, (i) that the petitioner was qualified to join only the Civil Engineering stream of the Technical Graduate Course of the respondents No. 1 to 3 Indian Army and had applied in the said stream only; (ii) that though in the advertisement published of recruitment for the 130th Technical Graduate course there were 10 vacancies in the stream of Civil Engineering and the petitioner, in the merit list was 6th in position, but the said course having begun and nearing completion, the possibility of the petitioner now joining therein does not exist; (iii) that the vacancy position is advertised for each year and the vacancies are not carried forward; (iv) that the 131st Technical Graduate course is scheduled to now commence on 19th October, 2020; in the recruitment advertisement for the 131st course, there were only 8 vacancies in the stream of Civil Engineering and for which 17 candidates qualified and of which the first 8 have already been picked up for the course; (v) that the 8 vacancies in the stream of Civil Engineering for the current 131st Technical Graduate course having already been filled up, the petitioner cannot be accommodated therein; (vi) that the petitioner has also applied for the Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army and has also applied in the recruitment process for 132nd Technical Graduate Course and can compete therein and if selected, can join the 132nd Technical Graduate course; and, (vii) that it is not possible to otherwise accommodate the petitioner”, the High Court had recorded in the judgment.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Pioneer Museum hosts fundraising dinner and silent auction

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The living history programs at the museum include demonstrations of pioneer life skills.“The children learn about the skills that were necessary for daily living and those needed to make a living,” Barley said.During the summer, the museum offers hands-on programs for children. “Two summers ago, the summer program focused on steam-driven trains,” Barley said. “Last summer, the program was on the Civil War period and this summer, we learned about archeology. The children got to dig and find arrowheads to take home.”Barley said the support of those who attended the dinner and silent auction will benefit the current children’s programs and others on the drawing board. Book Nook to reopen The Pioneer Museum of Alabama hosted a fundraiser night.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama hosted a fundraising dinner and silent auction Friday night to benefit the museum’s children’s programs.Museum director Kari Barley said the museum annually sponsors a variety of programs for children, including Pioneer Days, Spring Planting and living history programs.“This year Pioneer Days brought more than 1,200 children to the museum,” Barley said. “That was the largest number of children that have attended and we hope to see that number continue to grow.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Sponsored Content Pioneer Museum hosts fundraising dinner and silent auction You Might Like Painting at the Senior Center (Photos) Messenger Photos / April GaronThe Colley Senior Center offers seniors many classes in the arts, fitness, dancing, genealogy and other… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 7:58 pm Monday, August 4, 2014 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

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Oriel students form gleeful club

first_imgStudents at Oriel are setting up their own glee club inspired by the popular TV show Glee.The proposal was presented as a motion to a JCR meeting originally as a bit of a joke. However, Ben Bluemel, one of the proposers said, “The response to the idea has been incredible.”Bluemel hopes the club will help bring members of the college together, and pointed out there were all sorts of students involved, including sportspeople and non-sportspeople, in the same spirit as the show.An ex-member of the very successful Oxford a capella group Out of the Blue will be helping them put together and practice their first number. They will be performing a mash-up of With or Without You and Don’t Stop Believing at their next JCR meeting.“There’s a lot of pressure,” commented Bluemel. They hope the popularity of the club will inspire other colleges to set up groups for them to rival or, at least, to crew date.last_img read more

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COOPER, ROBERT W.

first_imgFuneral services have been held for Robert W. Cooper, 73, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away Aug. 26, surrounded by his family. Robert retired as a structural mechanic from the Port Authority of NY/NJ in 2002. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History at Jersey City State Teachers College. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Carpenter’s Union. Robert completed his naval service on the USS Myles C Fox and also served as a sergeant in the US Army National Guard. He was always proud that he continued his family’s legacy of military service. Robert was also a member of American Legion Post 252. Robert enjoyed spending his winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. and his summers in the Poconos. He was an avid reader, an enthusiastic history buff, and a caring, generous man who always was ready to help others.He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Maryann (nee Accardi) and his daughter, Kim Cooper. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and his loyal rescue dog, Mojo. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

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