La Obispa Primada hace una histórica visita al norte de…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Por Lynette Wilson Posted Dec 22, 2014 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el obispo diocesano de Haití Jean Zaché Duracin, a la derecha, el obispo sufragáneo de Haití Ogé Beauvoir, a la izquierda, y algunos clérigos posan en las gradas de la parroquia del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Cabo Haitiano, Haití] La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se convirtió recientemente en la primer primado de la Iglesia Episcopal que visita el norte de Haití.“Es una visita muy importante para nosotros”, dijo el Rvdmo. Ogé Beauvoir, obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Haití, durante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service, el 15 de diciembre, en la oficina diocesana de Pétionville, un suburbio de Puerto Príncipe.Cada domingo, los episcopales del norte de Haití oran por la Obispa Primada, dijo Beauvoir, que ha vivido en Cabo Haitiano [Cap-Haitien] desde que se convirtió en obispo sufragáneo en 2012, pero con excepción de unos pocos, nunca la habían conocido. Mientras los feligreses abordaban los autobuses luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre, le dijeron a Beauvoir, “‘por favor, exprésele nuestra gratitud y amor a nuestra Obispa Primada, dígale que la queremos’”, contó él.La Obispa Primada visitó Haití del 13 al 15 de diciembre, haciendo primero una escala en el norte, donde predicó en la parroquia del Espíritu Santo, visitó la escuela parroquial y la escuela técnica del Espíritu Santo. Este fue su sexto viaje a Haití, el primero fue en 2008, antes de devastador terremoto del 12 de enero de 2010, que causó la muerte a miles de personas y destruyó totalmente a Puerto Príncipe, incluida la catedral diocesana [episcopal] y su complejo de instalaciones.  La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, recorre la escuela del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Jefferts Schori estaba acompañada de Alexander Baumgarten, director del Departamento de Actividad Pública y Comunicación de la Misión de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, en el viaje que comenzó tres días antes con una visita a la Diócesis de la República Dominicana, donde se impusieron del empeño del gobierno en despojar de la ciudadanía a dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana.“Hemos estado en la República Dominicana durante los últimos días para saber más de la necesidad de buenas nuevas en presencia de lo que han dicho los tribunales [de ese país] sobre las personas de ascendencia haitiana que viven allí”, dijo la Obispa Primada durante su sermón del 14 de diciembre. Los fallos legales parecen decir que aunque hayas nacido allí, si tus padres o abuelos fueron de Haití a trabajar allí, no tienes ningún derecho a inscribir tu nacimiento ni a garantizar tu ciudadanía. Muchas personas se han visto atrapadas entre las dos naciones, sin que, en la práctica, ninguna de las dos los reclame. Los que carecen de un estatus reconocido no pueden trabajar, ni asistir a la escuela, ni viajar fuera del país ni obtener reconocimiento para sus propios hijos”.“Las raíces de esta injusticia son muchas —racismo, historia colonial, apetito de poder, incluso incompetencia y negligencia oficiales. Son las mismas realidades pecaminosas que han confrontado los seres humanos desde el principio —no siempre elegimos amar a nuestros prójimos como a nosotros mismos.“La buena nueva es que a todos nosotros nos reclama una nación llamada el Reino de Dios. Juntos, podemos decidir usar nuestras voces y acciones para cambiar las malas noticias del mundo…”, dijo ella.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori habla con una feligresa luego de la eucaristía del 14 de diciembre en la parroquia del Espíritu Santo en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.El viaje de la Obispa Primada a Haití tuvo lugar en un momento de violentas protestas contra el gobierno del presidente Michel Martelly. Los manifestantes exigían la celebración de las elecciones legislativas y locales que se han aplazado durante mucho tiempo. El 28 de noviembre, Martelly nombró una comisión de 11 miembros, compuesta por ex funcionarios y líderes religiosos, entre ellos [el obispo] Beauvoir, para ayudar a resolver el impasse político que existe desde que se suspendieron las elecciones en 2011.La comisión recomendó que el primer ministro haitiano Laurent Lamothe renunciara, lo cual él hizo el 14 de diciembre.“Es parte de nuestro ministerio”, dijo Beauvoir de su nombramiento para [integrar] la comisión. “Cuando el país se encuentra en problemas y el gobierno nos pide ayuda, es nuestra tarea hermanar a la gente.“Ser episcopal significa ser tolerante, y hay una falta de tolerancia en la sociedad actual y eso es lo que nosotros aportamos”.Martelly ha aceptado la recomendación de la comisión y está dispuesto a actuar en consecuencia, y el primer ministro ha acabado de renunciar, dijo Beauvoir el 15 de diciembre.“Esas son señales de esperanza, y el próximo paso es llamar a la oposición a que venga y dialogue”, señaló.Las protestas violentas continuaron el 16 de diciembre cuando los manifestantes tomaron las calles de la capital exigiendo la renuncia del Presidente.A menos que las elecciones se celebren antes del 12 de enero de 2015, el quinto aniversario del terremoto, Haití se quedará sin un parlamento en funciones hasta las elecciones presidenciales hacia fines de 2015.“Siempre hemos tenido inestabilidad política, pero hemos presenciado algún progreso”, dijo Jean Zaché Duracin, obispo de la Diócesis de Haití. “La situación no es como cuando ocurrió el terremoto, pero podríamos hacer más por el pueblo haitiano. Muchos jóvenes sienten que han sido abandonados [por el gobierno], en lo concerniente a la educación y la atención sanitaria; la situación económica no es buena, el [índice de] de desempleo es alto. Creo que tenemos mucho que hacer”.La Iglesia Episcopal es muy respetada en Haití y ha desempeñado un importante papel en la reconstrucción después del terremoto; sin embargo, el país sigue siendo el más pobre del hemisferio occidental.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el obispo de Haití, Jean Zaché Duracin, y el Rdo. Jean MacDonald, sacerdote jubilado, durante una visita a la escuela técnica en Cabo Haitiano. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Haití tiene una tasa de desempleo del 80 por ciento y millones de personas viven en extrema pobreza; luego del terremoto, haitianos de todo el país acudieron en masa a la devastada Puerto Príncipe para recibir ayuda internacional. Finalmente, las ONG y los donantes se dieron cuenta de que debían invertir en desarrollo rural y urbano fuera de la capital para alentar a los haitianos a regresar a sus lugares de origen. Esa labor puede verse ahora tanto en el Centro Agrícola San Bernabé, donde la diócesis adiestra a 54 estudiantes en tareas agrícolas, y en la escuela técnica, donde ofrece cursos de mecánica, plomería y electricidad.La diócesis tiene una asociación en la región norte con Pan para los Pobres [una organización benéfica] con sede en la Florida, a través de la cual está contribuyendo a que algunos jóvenes obtengan destrezas básicas, dijo Beauvoir, señalando a los 420 alumnos de la escuela técnica.“Gracias a la asociación con Pan para los Pobres, costeamos [los estudios de] 250 de ellos”, añadió. “Estamos tratando de capacitar a los jóvenes. También estamos trabajando con las personas de los pueblos en la organización de sus vidas colectivas… y con las mujeres en los temas de justicia social”.La Diócesis de Haití es la más grande de la Iglesia Episcopal y abarca los 17.220 kilómetros cuadrados del país, en el cual 46 clérigos atienden a más de 200 iglesias, 254 escuelas, dos hospitales y 13 clínicas.La diócesis se propone presentar una resolución en la Convención General de 2015 en Salt Lake City, Utah, la cual, de resultar aprobada, establecería una segunda diócesis en el norte.Establecer una segunda diócesis en Haití le permitiría al liderazgo perfeccionar e intensificar el desarrollo emprendido en esa región al proporcionarle más atención y apoyo locales, y [al tener] la capacidad de responder más rápidamente a las oportunidades y los retos que se presenten, dijo Jefferts Schori a ENS después de la visita.“Por ejemplo, la Asamblea de la Región Norte, que se celebró justo antes de que llegáramos, es ejemplo de un liderazgo protodiocesano que puede crear estrategias para esa parte de la diócesis”, afirmó. “La sostenibilidad depende de la capacidad de vincular recursos misionales con necesidades misionales, y ello siempre tiene que ser en un contexto específico”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN La Obispa Primada hace una histórica visita al norte de Haití Jefferts Schori predica en el tercer domingo de Adviento Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Haiti, Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

first_imgSunday Nov 6, 2016 Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever It took them 29 attempts and 111 years but Ireland finally got their first win over the All Blacks, and it was well deserved. Chicago played host for the historic match, as Ireland played some thrilling rugby to beat the world champions 40-29.Ireland were inspired on the day, no doubt in part by legend Anthony Foley, who passed away a few weeks back. The Irish team formed a figure eight while facing the Haka, paying respects.“Obviously, there was a lot of emotion and the Munster boys got a lot from that,” said skipper Rory Best. “It was just an emotionally charged day for us.“Ultimately, we did a lot of our work earlier in the week so we could draw on a bit of that emotion. You’ve got to take a moment every time you make history.“It’s quite hard to sit here and talk about what’s a massive thing for us. It’s a massive mark of the respect to the All Blacks that beating them means so much to us because they are such a quality side and they’ve shown it.“There’s been a lot of great teams and great players that have got really close but just haven’t been able to finish it. We’re a tight group, we’re very well coached and that showed today.”Kiwi coached Ireland will need to refocus again ahead of November 19th, when they face the All Blacks again, that time at home in Dublin. “I actually said something inadvertently during the week like ‘If you win here I don’t really care too much about what you do for the rest of the series’. So I’ve put my foot in it there!” said coach Joe Schmidt.“I really thought the players did themselves proud, but to be fair they did Axel proud and his family, and they did their country proud.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

£2.25m legacy to enable Devon seaside town to bloom

first_img A £2.25 million legacy from investment banker Keith Owen will provide £100,000 a year for the Sid Vale Association in Sidmouth, Devon. The Devon-born donor’s gift will enable the Association to fund conservation work and community projects.In particular it will fund the purchase and planting of one million bulbs for the seaside town, the first 150,000 of which will be planted this year on 26 October. Before he died in 2007, he had discussed with the charity how it should use the substantial funds, and he had encouraged them to “think outside the box”. He also hoped that they would encourage as many people as possible to become involved in the planting.In particular the Sid Vale Association has invited local voluntary groups to get involved in this initiative. Advertisement £2.25m legacy to enable Devon seaside town to bloom Howard Lake | 7 September 2013 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Keith Owen’s mother had lived in Sidmouth and, although he lived abroad, he had often visited the town.The Association was founded in 1846 and claims to be Britain’s oldest civic society.Photo: daffodils by Vorobyeva on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Turkmenistan: Election takes place amid growing crackdown on journalists

first_img December 18, 2020 Find out more News Soltan Achilova, was assaulted three times in the space of a few days in November, leaving her traumatised. Another reporter, Rovshen Yazmuhamedov was threatened in November with being made to serve the suspended jail sentence he was given in 2013. Many Radio Azatlyk reporters have been forced to abandon their journalistic activities in the past two years. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentExiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearancesUnited NationsInternet Receive email alerts Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News Amid growing economic difficulties and security concerns, the authorities embarked on a new crackdown. There is still no news of Radio Azatlyk correspondent Khudayberdy Allashov two months after his arrest on 3 December on the arbitrary charge of possession of large quantities of chewing tobacco, a criminal offence in Turkmenistan. February 10, 2017 Turkmenistan: Election takes place amid growing crackdown on journalists Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a reporter for ATN and Radio Azatlyk, has been held for the past 18 months. After being detained in July 2015, he was tried secretly without any access to a lawyer, and was given a three-year jail sentence on a trumped-up charge of drug possession. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has described his imprisonment as arbitrary. The undersigned organisations once again call on the authorities to drop the charges against Allashov and Nepeskuliev and to release them without delay. According to the official result, Berdimuhamedov won the 2012 presidential election with more than 97% of the votes. Berdimuhamedov is running against eight candidates who are careful not to criticize the government and readily praise the president. Constitutional amendments adopted last September increased presidential terms from five to seven years and scrapped the 70-year age limit for holders of the office. RSF_en Organisation A presidential election is due to take place on Sunday (12 February) in Turkmenistan. If, as expected, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is re-elected, he will embark on a third term. Meanwhile, Turkmenistan’s remaining independent journalists are being subjected to an unprecedented crackdown. Follow the news on Turkmenistan Attila Kisbenedek / AFP Supporting organisations: News “As Turkmenistan prepares to host the Asian Olympic Games in September, the world cannot remain indifferent to the contempt that its government displays for its international obligations. We urge the country’s foreign partners to press Ashgabat to deliver serious human rights reforms and to uphold the right to freedom of expression.” When Berdimuhamedov succeeded Saparmurad Niyazov in 2007, he tried to portray himself as reformer committed to modernizing his country but human rights are still being trampled underfoot ten years later. These independent media outlets cannot be accessed by most Turkmenistani citizens, who are confined to a carefully expurgated national Internet. The government is meanwhile continuing its campaign to remove all satellite dishes and thereby deny the population one of the few remaining possibilities of accessing uncontrolled news and information. No criticism of the “Protecting Father” (Arkadag) can be made in the media, even though the election campaign is supposed to be in full swing. But this is no surprise because the media are all controlled by the state while the correspondents of internationally-based independent media – such as Radio Azatlyk, Alternative Turkmenistan News, Chronicles of Turkmenistan, Gündogar and Ferghana – have to work clandestinely because they risk imprisonment and torture. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentExiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearancesUnited NationsInternet to go further Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News Turkmenistan is already ranked 178th out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Persecution of the few independent journalists who are left has intensified steadily during the past two years. Help by sharing this information Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN) Amnesty InternationalCotton Campaign Freedom House Reporters Without Borders (RSF) March 31, 2020 Find out more #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalists arrested and obstructed again during Occupy Wall Street camp eviction

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more November 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists arrested and obstructed again during Occupy Wall Street camp eviction News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says “Zuccotti Park is not Tiananmen Square,” said Scott Stringer, the Borough of Manhattan’s Democratic Party president, criticizing the way the New York police manhandled reporters and kept them at a distance as they evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from their camp in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park in the early hours of yesterday. News Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say According to the Associated Press, at least half a dozen journalists were arrested during the operation, adding to the already long list of media freedom violations that have been reported since the start of the Occupy movement.Those detained including two AP journalists, reporter Karen Matthews and photographer Seth Wenig, who were held for four hours, Matthew Lysiak of the Daily News, and Julie Walker, a freelancer who works part-time for the AP. Although Walker told police she was a reporter, she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.Doug Higginbotham, a freelance video reporter working for TV New Zealand, was arrested later yesterday as he was trying to cover the return of the protesters to the park. He said the police handcuffed him and took his press ID.“The Occupy Wall Street movement is a subject of major public interest and coverage of it should not be restricted in any way,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Freedom of expression and information is guaranteed by the US Constitution’s First Amendment, a pillar of US democracy that is being flouted by the police.“We against call for the withdrawal of all the charges that have been brought against detained reporters in New York and elsewhere, both the professional journalists and reporters who are members of the Occupy movement.”Photo: AFP________________09.11.11 – Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement Sometimes they are arrested and then set free almost immediately. Sometimes they are arrested and, before being released, are charged with unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct or lack of press credentials.Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from state to state, according to local laws, but the freedom to report news and information is being violated almost everywhere, not only for professional journalists but also for bloggers and for activists who want to cover the protests themselves. “Wherever it takes place, each tale has something in common,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In all the cases brought to our attention, the persons concerned said they had identified themselves as journalists to the police, but to no avail. The attitude of law-enforcement officers supports the theory that not only the movement itself but also coverage of Occupy Wall Street is being obstructed. Are they doing everything possible to suppress news in which the public is clearly very interested? If so, the First Amendment has become a dead letter.“The other question is the very variable nature of the charges – sometimes maintained, sometimes dropped – that are brought against these people for ‘offences’ that are essentially identical. In the name of the constitutionally-enshrined right to receive and impart news and information, we call on the courts to dismiss all the charges against individuals who have been covering these demonstrations peacefully.”Reporters Without Borders is aware of two such contrasting cases on 2 November, involving Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Kristyna Wentz-Graff and freelance journalist and cartoonist Susie Cagle.Wentz-Graff was released without charge after being arrested during a demonstration outside the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Cagle was held for a total of 14 hours in two different detention centres, and was charged with unlawful assembly, after being arrested in Oakland, California. She is due to appear in court in December.During the previous week’s demonstrations in Oakland, police fired a rubber bullet at video-reporter Scott Campbell, 30, during a confrontation with protesters. Reported by the local press on 7 November, the incident has embarrassed the authorities, including the police, who have admitted to an “unprovoked and inappropriate use of force.”When 11 members of the Occupy Orlando collective were arrested during a protest in Orlando, Florida, on 6 November, two of the collective’s media team were among those detained, depriving the movement of video coverage of the event.John Meador of the Nashville Scene Reporter was arrested during a demonstration outside the state capitol in Nashville, Tennessee, on 30 October despite showing his press badge twice. He is now facing charges of “criminal trespass” and “public intoxication.”The judicial fate of journalists who were arrested during the big initial Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York was equally varied. Detained for eight hours on 24 September because he had no press credential, John Farley of the magazine MetroFocus was acquitted on a charge of “disorderly conduct” on 2 November. But two journalists who were arrested on 1 October – New York Times stringer Natasha Lennard and Kristen Gwynne of the AlterNet website – were not so lucky. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Brushing up on Vacant Property Law

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Brushing up on Vacant Property Law  Print This Post Brushing up on Vacant Property Law Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Legal League 100 LL100 Stephen Hladik Vacant and Abandoned Homes Webinar zombie homes 2018-11-28 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Tackling the Unknown Next: The Challenges in Financial Services Tagged with: Legal League 100 LL100 Stephen Hladik Vacant and Abandoned Homes Webinar zombie homes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] November 28, 2018 2,337 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Wednesday afternoon, the Legal League 100 continued its series of complimentary webinars with a presentation entitled “Developments in Vacant and Abandoned Property Law.” Hosted by Stephen Hladik, Partner, Hladik, Onorato & Federman LLP, the webinar provided an overview of vacant and abandoned property state statutes in effect, states with legislation pending, and what a model definition of “vacant” or “abandoned” property should be on a national level.Many of the problems stem from the lack of a consistent, nationwide legal definition of what constitutes a “vacant” or “abandoned” property. Servicers, property preservation vendors, and financial services attorneys alike are often hampered by the inconsistency of these definitions across state lines, and by the fact that they are often confusing even within them. “While the number of total foreclosures nationwide may be declining, there is still a major issue facing lenders, servicers, cities, and municipalities in how to deal with the problems created by vacant or abandoned properties,” Hladik said. “The risk of loss on these types of properties is obviously much higher than an occupied property, and lenders or servicers need new and innovative tools to be able to minimize the risk by shortening foreclosure time frames wherever possible.”Hladik—who also participated in DS News’ “Zombie Homes—Challenges and Guidance” webinar this past summer—started with the basics, defining exactly what constitutes a “zombie property” and diving into the unique legal, servicing, and property preservation challenges presented by abandoned properties that are stranded in some stage of the foreclosure process. Hladik also discussed why this type of abandoned property is so prevalent in states with judicial foreclosure processes.As Hladik explained, the nationwide number of zombie properties has been on the decline since peaking during the financial crisis, but they still remain abundant enough to cause problems in states such as New York, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. Hladik then examined how effective so-called “fast-track foreclosure laws” had been in the states which have adopted them, including New Jersey, Washington state, and Connecticut, to name a few. The webinar then delved into recent legislation in states such as Pennsylvania, which passed two noteworthy anti-blight laws in June of 2018, designed to more clearly define “vacant” and “abandoned,” as well as to generally help expedite the process of maintaining these properties during the foreclosure process and then getting them turned and back on the market as soon as possible.You can view the full PowerPoint presentation for the webinar here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

‘Pandemic Should Not Result In Discontinuation Of Education’ : Karnataka HC Asks State To Ensure Attendance In Schools

first_imgNews Updates’Pandemic Should Not Result In Discontinuation Of Education’ : Karnataka HC Asks State To Ensure Attendance In Schools Mustafa Plumber5 Feb 2021 9:06 AMShare This – xObserving that “wDithout education the country will not progress,” the Karnataka High Court on Thursday suggested to the state government to ensure that attendance of students in schools must improve. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice M G Uma on going through the reports submitted by the state government pertaining to attendance of students attending…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?LoginObserving that “wDithout education the country will not progress,” the Karnataka High Court on Thursday suggested to the state government to ensure that attendance of students in schools must improve. A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice M G Uma on going through the reports submitted by the state government pertaining to attendance of students attending the classes either through Vidyagama mode and physical classes and enrollment of students in LKG from Anganwadi, said “Just imagine all of us, if we did not go to school. Then think of our children in the villages. Education is the most important input. Even if we are on a little less foot, it is alright, but education is most important.” It added “The pandemic should not result in discontinuation of education.” The government advocate submitted that as far as classes 9 to 12 standards are concerned regular classes have commenced. Attendance of students in rural areas is gradually improving, but in urban areas more online and offline classes are continuing. Further it was submitted that for 6th to 8th standard, classes are being conducted through Vidyagama. For standards I to V, expert opinion for opening of schools for such classes is awaited. To which the bench said “It is necessary to ensure that these classes continue by complying with all covid-19 safety norms.” The court then went through the attendance reports of the students attending classes from standard 6th to 8th, through Vidyagama and noted that “The percentage of attendance district wise, we may note that the same is poor.” It observed “Greater percentage are not attending the schools. Do a survey and find out why children are not attending school, are they working, have they been trafficked or are they married off?. It added “Though the report is dated Jan 12, on perusal we find that the block education officers, would have to take steps to ensure that percentage of students who attend from 6th to 8th standard through vidyagama must improve.” The vidyagama classes which were suspended in October 2020, were restarted from January 1, pursuant to directions of the court. As per the attendance report submitted to the court indicated that the attendance percentage in Bidar district was around 4 percent. In Kalaburagi, it is 12.02 in Raichur it is 13.69 in Yadgir it is 10.45 and Bengaluru south is 12.06. The Average percentage of students attending classes through vidyagama in the state is only 22.31 percent. The government advocates submitted the report only 12 days later to the starting of the vidyagama classes and in passage of time the attendance will improve. The bench then directed “We direct that respondents to place a status report with regard to percentage of attendance of students through vidyagama, as on March 1, 2021. In order to ascertain as to whether there is an improvement the said status report to be filed by next date of hearing.” The bench also perused the attendance report as far as attendance of tenth standard students is concerned, which records only 47 percent attended classed. The bench said “This implies that the majority of students have not been attending the classes. The percentage of students attending tenth standard as compared to enrollment is hopefully low. It directed that a report be submitted with regards to the percentage of attendance of students of 10 standard district wise.” The state government also informed the court that as on January 12, only 52,579 students have enrolled from Anganwadi to LKG classes in the state. To which the bench said “In certain districts such as Yadgir, Uttara Kannada, Davengere, Mandya, Ramnagar, Chamarajnagar, the enrollment appears to be very low.” It added “We want children from Anganwadi to come to school. That is the most important, once they don’t come to school they are out of education.” It directed the block education officer to submit a statistics report to the respondents with regard to efforts taken for enrollment of children from anganwadi to regular schools for academic year 2020-21. Further what steps will be taken to enhance enrollment of students for the academic year 2021-22, a report shall be submitted in that regard. The direction was given during the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by A. A. Sanjeev Narrain, Arvind Narrain and Murali Mohan. The plea states that he petition states that the respondents in not providing adequate online resources to school children prior to resumption of online classes, is violative of Article 21-A read with the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009 (“RTE Act”) read with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2010 (“RTE Rules”) read with the Karnataka Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2012 (“Karnataka RTE Rules”). It seeks directions to immediately formulate a plan of action to ensure the procurement and disbursal of low-cost laptops, tablets, and any other digital resources to school children belonging to the disadvantaged and economically weaker sections to allow them attend online classes. The matter will be next heard on March 16.Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai told they won’t be given priority testing

first_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Gardai told they won’t be given priority testing DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Gardaí have been told they will not be given priority Covid-19 testing, according to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.The AGSI says it’s deeply disappointed at the decision after management told the Policy Authority on April 20th that there would be priority testing.The AGSI represents almost 2,500 mid-ranking gardaí and its general secretary, Antoinette Cunningham, says its members have been deliberately targeted during the Covid-19 crisis:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cunnifgdfgdfgngham7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleNorth set to announce phased lifting of restrictions todayNext articleIreland not in a position to lift restrictions yet – Holohan News Highland By News Highland – May 7, 2020 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Justice Minister insists RIC commemoration is not a celebration

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Justice Minister insists RIC commemoration is not a celebration Previous articleMcCourt named Derry’s Technical Director as Devine gets cash boostNext articleNumber of people on trolleys could exceed 800 shortly News Highland Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp The Justice Minister insists the commemoration of the RIC is not a celebration.An event is being held on January 17th to commemorate those who served in the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police prior to Irish independence.There’s been substantial opposition to the event taking place with Donegal Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig formally asking the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council to call an emergency meeting to discuss the commemoration.He believes the Council should not be represented at the commemoration.In a statement this evening, Minister Charlie Flanagan insisted that the event is in no sense a commemoration of the “Black & Tans” or the “Auxiliaries” and that the gathering would acknowledge the historical importance of both the DMP and the RIC.Statement in full -‘The approach to the Decade of Centenaries has made clear that there is no hierarchy of Irishness and that our goal of reconciliation on the island of Ireland can only be achieved through mutual understanding and mutual respect of the different traditions on the island.As part of the Decade of Centenaries (2012-2023), under the guidance of the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemoration, I, on behalf of the Government, will host an event to commemorate the place of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police in Irish History.This event is one of a large number of events taking place during this decade to acknowledge and commemorate significant events or developments in the history of our island one hundred years ago. It is not a celebration. It is an acknowledgement the historical importance of both the DMP and the RIC, and is in no sense a commemoration of the “Black & Tans” or the “Auxiliaries”.The Decade of Centenaries has, to date, been characterized by an open-minded non-partisan factual approach to our history. It has provided us with the opportunity to remember ALL of those who died over the period.The office-holders invited to the modest and solemn commemoration on 17 January are invited in their capacity as representatives of their county, city or party as the case may be. They have not been invited in a personal capacity.There is no question but that there are very real sensitivities involved here. I acknowledge that. But there are sensitivities on both sides. The RIC has found itself on the wrong side of history. The intolerance that was often characteristic of Ireland in the past sometimes forced people to deny their own family histories and airbrush parents, grandparents and siblings out of the picture for doing no more than serving as an army officer or police officer to support their families. It should be noted that the vast majority of Irish people who served as army and police officers did so with honour and integrity.That is why it is disappointing to see some public representatives abandon the principles of mutual understanding and reconciliation in an effort to gain headlines. This attitude, combined with a distortion of the nature of the commemoration, is ill becoming of any public representative and represents a step backwards to a more narrow-minded past characterized by a hierarchy of Irishness.The complexities of Irish history has been highlighted and many people have explored their family history, often discovering ancestors who served in the army and/or police as well as playing a role in the fight for an Irish Republic and/or Home Rule. The historian, Diarmuid Ferriter, among others, has highlighted this in his writing noting that Michael Collins’ uncle served in the RIC while the author Sebastian Barry had one grandfather in the British Army and another who was an Irish Republican. The actor Michael Fassbender’s great grandfather was in the RIC while Fassbender is also related to Republican leader Michael Collins. So many other Irish families share this complex history and these facts should be explored and acknowledged as all the threads of our history, within families and as a nation, make us who we are today as a people.The centerpiece of the Decade of Centenaries has rightly been the 1916 Rising which was commemorated with over 60 official events, including seven major State ceremonial commemorations. Alongside these commemorations, we have also marked the participation of Irish soldiers in the First World War – including in major battles such as the Somme – as well as key events in the history of the Labour movement, female suffrage and the struggle for Home Rule.In 2016 the Government hosted a small and sensitive commemoration acknowledging the 125 Army officers who lost their lives in the Rising while a Necrology Wall of Remembrance in Glasnevin Cemetery lists all those who died in the Rising, including rebel combatants, civilians, police officers and members of the Army. These commemorations are about our history, not our mythologies, and as Minister for Justice and Equality, I am happy to endorse the recommendation of the Expert Advisory Group that we commemorate the place of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police in Irish History.’ By News Highland – January 6, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

first_img Previous Article Next Article NHS pledges ‘long Covid’ sufferers access to specialist support and rehabilitationPeople suffering so-called ‘long Covid’ symptoms months after contracting the virus are to be offered specialist help at NHS clinics… The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by Covid-19. But, as Ian Caminsky argues, the pandemic has also created an opportunity for construction firms to regroup, examine internal data and prioritise the wellbeing of workers.Coronavirus has caused industry leaders to rethink their approach to work. While for many sectors this has meant a review of where and when we work, for the construction sector the changes that can be made in the workplace are more subtle in nature.About the authorIan Caminsky is chief executive of absence management company FirstCareThe construction sector has the fourth highest number of working days lost to unplanned leave of any UK industry. Employees across the sector each reported an average of 8.4 days of absence in 2019.Unplanned leave occurs not only for medical reasons but unexpected non-medical circumstances too – something that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, where many workers have been forced to quarantine without having symptoms, or to take care of a dependant.By knowing which employees are away, why they are away, and when they are going to return, employers can take quicker and better-informed decisions to plan their workforces more effectively, but also identify the trends that are driving absence.Reacting to this data with appropriate strategies to support employees is crucial to creating a healthier and more productive workforce.Closure of ‘Constructing Better Health’The necessity for this type of action has never been more acute. The damage to businesses sparked by coronavirus, coupled with the recently announced closure of the industry’s occupational health scheme, Constructing Better Health, has left a desperate need for firms to address employee sickness and wellbeing.As the leading construction trade association Build UK has said, there is an urgent need to develop a successful and commercially viable occupational health system that can do exactly what the construction industry needs it to.The first step is to understand the unique blend of absence contributors that exists within the sector. For example, the prevalence of manual labour compared to most industries means that, naturally, construction workers are more susceptible to musculoskeletal issues.This reason alone has accounted for one in five of all working days lost to absence during the last five years.A 2019 report from the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Construction Industry, calculated that musculoskeletal conditions cost the sector £646m every year.Once the absence problem is identified, the underlying causes can be addressed, and supportive measures put in place for employees.ARMA’s report also highlights construction firm VolkerWessels UK’s efforts to tackle musculoskeletal absence through the implementation of on-site stretching exercises and educational programmes on topics such as diet, lifestyle and fitness.By monitoring the absence data that follows such schemes, employers can gauge their effectiveness. At FirstCare, we work with Bouygues Energies & Services, which reduced the average duration of its musculoskeletal absences by 21% over two years by introducing such measures. Across 2,600 staff, this contributed to savings of more than £500,000.Targeted wellbeing interventionsTargeted measures boost wellbeing, and this is true for both physical and mental health. FirstCare data shows that mental health-related absence accounted for 14% of all absences in the construction sector during the past five years.The Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) 2020 report Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment goes further, revealing – shockingly – that fully a quarter of construction employees in the UK have considered taking their own lives.Spotting the signs of poor mental health early and responding quickly are crucial in ensuring that workers do not reach crisis point. For example, we work with a utilities provider which, via our service, introduced the simple measure of automatically sending an SMS message with details of its employee assistance programme to staff who reported a mental health-related absence.Similarly, alerts have been set up to notify line managers and occupational health staff of employees struggling with mental health; empowering them to make contact and start an open conversation on the support that is available.The CIOB report highlights the example of Seddon, a firm that, following the suicide of an employee called Jordan Bibby, set up the “Jordan’s Conversation” initiative to encourage colleagues to discuss how they are feeling with one another.Mental health absence in the construction sector has increased by 53% during the last five years and I am confident this, in part, is because of mental health awareness initiatives like these that are helping to reduce stigma, and workers feeling more comfortable discussing the challenges they are facing.Alongside existing issues, construction firms must now also address the wellbeing and safety challenges posed by Covid-19.The second quarter of 2020 saw a significant 36.5% increase in absence, year-on-year, within the sector.With absence surging, firms must remain cognisant that the core principles to tackling absence remain the same during a pandemic.Having good data available, which specifies the various Covid-related reasons for absence, will inform who is absent, why, and considerations for a safe return.Employers can then take innovative steps to minimise potential disruption to productivity, put in place measures to support wellbeing and reassure employees while the virus remains an ongoing risk.We work with one manufacturing business, for example, that has implemented immediate alerts after any employee reports a suspected coronavirus-related absence.This notification goes straight to senior managers and health and safety staff, who are then able to organise a deep clean of any areas of the building that the employee had worked in. This helps not just the employer, but all the employees too.To conclude, CIOB’s report recommends that the construction industry must adopt “a holistic approach in addressing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace”. In my experience, this is best achieved if business leaders have an accurate, in-depth understanding of the reasons people miss work.The emergence of Covid-19 only makes this more vital. Constructions firms must embrace the data they have, take stock of new challenges, and put the building blocks in place to prioritise employee wellbeing.References“Constructing Better Health OH scheme to close, as Covid-19 takes its toll”, Occupational Health & Wellbeing, June 2020, https://www.personneltoday.com/?p=253920Musculoskeletal Conditions in the Construction Industry, the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance 2019, http://arma.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Construction-Roundtable_2019.pdfUnderstanding Mental Health in the Built Environment, Chartered Institute of Building, 2020, https://policy.ciob.org/research/understanding-mental-health-in-the-built-environment/Jordan’s Conversation, Seddon, https://seddon.co.uk/csr/jordans-conversation Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational healthNiggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term… Related posts:center_img Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within constructionOn 8 Jan 2021 in Mental health conditions, Coronavirus, Musculoskeletal disorders, Health surveillance, Sickness absence management, Occupational Health, Personnel Today No comments yet. 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