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first_img Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest La ‘carnicería’ de la violencia armada debe cesar, dicen los obispos El retiro concluye con un llamado a un ‘nuevo diálogo que desafíe la violencia de las armas de fuego en EE.UU. 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service] Diciendo que “lamentan los asesinatos en masa ampliamente divulgados” en Estados Unidos y que “han llorado por su causa”, la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal declaró también el 12 de marzo que [los obispos] estaban “escandalizados por las masacres diarias de nuestros jóvenes que pasan inadvertidas en ciudades tales como Chicago, Newark, Baltimore, Puerto Príncipe y Tegucigalpa”.“Esta carnicería debe cesar, dijeron los obispos en una “Palabra a la Iglesia” expedida desde el Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga en Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte (Diócesis de Carolina del Norte Occidental) al final de su reunión del 8 al 12 de marzo.Los obispos dijeron que ellos “encarnan una amplia variedad de experiencias y perspectivas respecto a las armas de fuego” contándose entre ellos “cazadores y tiradores deportivos, [así como] ex miembros de las fuerzas armadas y ex agentes de los servicios de orden público”.“Respetamos y honramos el no ser unánimes en lo que respecta a los asuntos relacionados con la legislación sobre las armas. No obstante, estamos convencidos de que debe haber un nuevo diálogo en Estados Unidos que desafíe la violencia de las armas de fuego”, afirmaron. “Debido a la amplia variedad de contextos en que vivimos y nuestro compromiso con un discurso razonado y respetuoso que integre importantes diferencias en tensión creativa, creemos que la Iglesia Episcopal puede y debe llevar adelante este empeño. De hecho muchos en esta Iglesia ya lo están haciendo, por lo cual damos gracias a Dios”.Un compromiso específico “a liderar un nuevo diálogo en nuestras naciones en cuanto al uso adecuado y la legislación de las armas de fuego” y a tomar “medidas específicas para este fin”, es, dijeron los obispos, acorde con sus votos de ordenación episcopal de “proclamar e interpretar valerosamente el Evangelio de Cristo, iluminando las mentes y despertando las conciencias”.También dijeron que todos los episcopales son llamados también “a orar y laborar por el fin de la violencia armada”.El tema para la reunión de los obispos, definido como un retiro, fue “un liderazgo piadoso en medio de la pérdida” y las sesiones incluyeron oración, estudio bíblico diario, reflexión y culto.Algunos obispos vieron inicialmente el tema como “deprimente”, dijo Todd Ousley, obispo de la Diócesis de Michigan Oriental y vicepresidente del comité de planificación de la Cámara, durante una sesión informativa de prensa al final de la reunión. Ese sentimiento cambió en la medida en que las reflexiones de varios obispos fueron ampliando el tema, afirmó.“Sin ninguna coordinación entre esos obispos, realmente abordaron las mismas cosas”, agregó Ousley refiriéndose específicamente al llamado a los obispos “a estar presentes; hemos de estar conectados en relaciones y en eso realmente es que consiste el liderazgo”.La reunión [de la Cámara de Obispos] fue la primera desde la Convención General en julio de 2012, y la primera reunión de los obispos fuera del marco de la Convención desde su último retiro en marzo de 2010. Los obispos por lo general se reúnen en marzo y en septiembre en los años en que no sesiona la Convención General.Un total de 137 obispos se inscribieron para participar en el retiro, según informara Ken Price, obispo sufragáneo jubilado de Ohio que es el secretario de la Cámara. Once de los obispos eran nuevos desde el último retiro, dijo Price, quien también resaltó en la sesión informativa el fallecimiento de ocho obispos.“La Cámara se mantiene en un flujo continuo, pero en los 18 años que yo he estado asistiendo, puedo decir sinceramente que esta reunión dio más espacio, más tiempo para ocuparnos de nosotros mismos que ninguna otra”. Refiriéndose al formato de retiro, Price dijo: “creo que todos nos vamos a ir refrescados y agradecidos por el período de reflexión”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori se hizo eco de ese sentir, calificando la reunión como un tiempo de “genuina fraternidad y de diálogo profundo” y describió la sesión vespertina del 12 de marzo como “la más mínima reunión de negocios que puedo recordar”.“Nos dedicamos al negocio de ocuparnos de nuestras almas y eso es una gran bendición”, dijo ella durante la sesión informativa.Mientras los obispos se encontraban reunidos, se anunció que se había llegado a un acuerdo y que había sido aceptado por Jefferts Schori sobre las denuncias del Comité Permanente de la Diócesis de Quincy contra los obispos Peter Beckwith (Springfield), Bruce MacPherson (Luisiana Occidental) y Edward Salmon (Carolina del Sur), y del Comité Permanente y de un individuo de la Diócesis de Fort Worth contra los obispos Maurice Benítez (Dallas), John Howe (Florida Central), Paul Lambert (Dallas), William Love (Albany), Daniel Martins (Springfield), Edward Salmon (Carolina del Sur), y James Stanton (Dallas).El “proceso de conciliación” descrito también como un proceso de mediación, tuvo lugar en conformidad con el Título IV.10 de los Cánones de la Iglesia.“’Conciliación’ es una palabra grotescamente inadecuada para describir lo que ha sucedido”, escribió Martins después de darse a conocer el acuerdo el 8 de marzo. “Hoy creo que es más prudente decir que nosotros nueve estamos procesando algún grado de indignación y que nos sentimos sustancialmente alienados de los que presentaron los cargos contra nosotros. Nos sentimos manipulados y victimizados. No estamos en modo alguno contentos con este resultado, aunque nos atenemos a nuestra decisión de aceptar el acuerdo”.Martins, que asistió al retiro en Kanuga, también calificó el tono del acuerdo como “irónico y hostil” y “ofensivo”.Al preguntarle si el acuerdo y la reacción de Martins habían salido a relucir durante el retiro, Ousley dijo que el tono de la reunión “fue de la de estar muy atentos a nuestras relaciones a lo largo de todo el espectro”.Dijo que se habían suscitado unas “preguntas mínimas” cuando se le informó del acuerdo a la Cámara. “Nuestra atención no estaba en eso, sino más bien en lo mucho que valoramos nuestras mutuas relaciones y en que todos hemos experimentado pérdidas” cuando algunos miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal han decidido abandonarla.La reunión conllevó muchísimas conversaciones informales entre los obispos, dijo Dean Wolfe, obispo de Kansas, durante la sesión informativa, añadiendo que él no había percibido los sentimientos que Martins le atribuye a los obispos involucrados en el proceso. “Hubo muchísimo buen humor, buena conversación y la sensación de que avanzamos y no estamos mirando hacia atrás”, afirmó.Jefferts Schori resaltó que el proceso de conciliación se incluye en el Título IV de los cánones disciplinarios de la Iglesia y que “es un paso hacia la reconciliación; no logra la plena reconciliación, pero es un paso en esa dirección”.La Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal publicó partes diarios que ofrecían un breve recuento de las discusiones y actividades de los obispos en Kanuga. Esos partes pueden encontrarse aquí.Al público y los medios de prensa no se les permitió presenciar las sesiones. Algunos obispos hicieron comentarios en sus blogs o en Twitter durante el retiro.Entre los que enviaron mensajes en Twitter, valiéndose de los números temáticos #HOB2013 y #HOB13, estuvieron los obispos Greg Brewer, de la Diócesis de Florida Central; Marrian Budde, de la Diócesis de Washington; Tom Ely, de la Diócesis de Vermont; Andy Doyle, de la Diócesis de Texas; Ian Douglas, de la Diócesis de Connecticut; Jeff W. Fisher, sufragáneo de la  Diócesis de Texas; Rob Hirschfeld, de la  Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire; Steve Lane, de la Diócesis de Maine; Nick Knisely, de la Diócesis de Rhode Island; Dan Martins, de la Diócesis de Springfield; Kirk Smith de la Diócesis de Arizona: Jake Owensby, de la Diócesis de Luisiana Occidental  y Robert Wright, de la Diócesis de Atlanta, quien hizo notar que Knisely le había advertido que debía comenzar a enviar mensajes por Twitter.En reuniones anteriores, algunos obispos han argüido problemas de confidencialidad en respuesta a los mensajes de sus colegas sobre sus conversaciones a través de blogs o de Twitter. Wolfe dijo durante la sesión informativa de prensa que los obispos habían estado de acuerdo en no publicar porciones confidenciales de sus reuniones. En otros partes de la reunión “disfrutamos de una serie de normas más laxas”, apuntó.“Es importante que se disponga de algún momento en que los obispos sientan que pueden compartir de manera creativa y abierta sin el temor de que sus palabras se transmitan al mundo”, dijo Wolfe.Price convino en que “necesitamos esos momentos en que sencillamente conversamos unos con otros”, pero “por otra parte, cuando en verdad sí queremos comunicar, disponemos de montones de instrumentos para hacerlo realmente efectivo y ponernos al día con el mundo”.Él hizo notar que muchos de los obispos recientes “son más jóvenes y han estado usando varios tipos de redes sociales con mucha familiaridad durante mucho tiempo”. Añadió que en una reunión informal algunos de esos obispos estuvieron enseñándoles a otros la manera de usar más efectivamente esas redes sociales.Ousley dijo que el acuerdo de los obispos pide también el valerse de las redes sociales “fundamentalmente para informar nuestras propias palabras y nuestras propias impresiones, en lugar de palabras provenientes de otros”.Los mensajes de Twitter que aparecieron con el número temático #HOB2013, el que más se usó de los dos, pueden encontrarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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NI Comic Relief deadline approaches

first_imgNI Comic Relief deadline approaches Comic Relief’s large grant programme in Northern Ireland will close for applications on Friday 22 May.The programme will fund four community based projects or services in Belfast and outside the city with grants up to £30,000 over two years.The themes for the major grants programme are:• Family projects with a compelling angle• Foodbank projects• Furniture recycling for people in need• Emergency help (crisis support)• Homestart (particularly if dealing with unusual issues)• Bereaved children and/or young people• Children and/or young people with life-limiting illnesses• Cyber bullyingShowcasing “four excellent organisations”Comic Relief’s grants programme, which is administered in Northern Ireland by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, says it wants to showcase four excellent organisations in Northern Ireland that are bringing about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people. Comic Relief says they are looking for unusual projects with high public relations potential.If organisations have a current grant directly from Comic Relief or a Comic Relief Local Communities grant through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland they are not eligible to apply for this grant programme.Applications forms are available on the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website. Emailed applications should be returned by 1pm on Friday 22 May 2015. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Comic Relief Funding Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 19 May 2015 | Newscenter_img Advertisement  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

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Opposition radio station closed

first_img April 30, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MadagascarAfrica Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more On 28 June 2004, Communications Minister Clermont GervaisMahazaka ordered the closure of Radio Say for “broadcasting false news,defamation and insults against the speaker of the National Assembly and amember of the government, and breach of operating terms andconditions”.Located in Tulear, a coastal city in southern Madagascar, Radio Say wasordered to cease broadcasting following a visit to the city by a governmentdelegation. The delegation had come to investigate a grenade attack thattook place on 25 June, during independence day celebrations, in which oneperson was killed and about 30 others injured.Mahazaka ordered Radio Say closed until further notice, despite the factthat no link has been made between the attack and the station’s activities.The minister did not provide any evidence to support the closure.Radio Say is a private radio station known for its independent editorialstance. It is owned by a former minister who is an associate of DidierRatsiraka, who governed Madagascar from 1975 to 1993 and again from 1995 to2002. Ratsiraka was defeated in the last elections, losing to current headof state Marc Ravalomanana following several months of turmoil in thecountry.The closure of Radio Say is not an isolated act. Since Mahazaka’sappointment as communications minister at the beginning of 2004, there havebeen several recorded attacks on freedom of information. Private mediaoutlets in the country have not previously faced such harassment orrestrictions in carrying out their work.In February, Radio Sava was also ordered closed. The station’s owner is PetyRakotoniaina, mayor of Fianarantsoa and a former supporter of Ravalomananawho has since joined the opposition. Radio Sava has yet to resume itsactivities.In addition, the daily “La Gazette de la Grande Ile” received an officialwarning from Minister Mahazaka after it published a statement by NationalAssembly Speaker Jean Lahiniriko announcing the death of one of the victimsof the Tulear attack. July 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition radio station closed News News News Reports Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures Follow the news on Madagascar RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely MadagascarAfrica to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Communication minister Clermont Gervais Mahazaka ordered the closure of Radio Say on 28 June. Reporters Without Borders condemns this act of censorship, which comes after the government has adopted a much tougher stance towards the media. Help by sharing this information RSF_en April 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Activists Call for Halts on Foreclosures

first_img default Delinquency Eviction Foreclosure 2020-03-16 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago As more and more people are isolated to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Miami and San Jose, California have temporarily stopped all evictions, while other cities, including San Francisco and New York, are considering doing the same. Activists are pushing for a national hold on evictions and foreclosures, in an effort to safeguard public health.“It’s never been more clear that housing is health care,” said Diane Yentel, the President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. “The ability for people to self-isolate, self-quarantine in their homes is essential to all of our health, and so I think there’s a really important business reason and public health reason and certainly moral reason why big banks and regulators should take this step.”According to Jesse Van Tol, the CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a blanket national halt to evictions and foreclosures would help policymakers get ahead of any uptick in delinquencies and defaults, preventing the government form “reacting to it and playing catch-up,” he told American Banker.Though regulators including the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) have not indicated a hold on foreclosures and evictions yet, Director Mark Calabria has said that the FHFA, as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will be meeting the needs of home borrowers.“To meet the needs of borrowers who may be impacted by the coronavirus, last week Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reminded mortgage servicers that hardship forbearance is an option for borrowers who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payment,” Calabria said. “For borrowers that may be experiencing a hardship, I encourage you to reach out to your servicer. The Enterprises and the Federal Home Loan Banks continue to provide support to the secondary mortgage market, and the UMBS market continues to operate at its normal level.” Activists Call for Halts on Foreclosures in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Activists Call for Halts on Foreclosures The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 16, 2020 1,378 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Biden, Sanders Address Possible Bailout & Mortgage Impact During Presidential Debate Next: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Plan for Universal Payment Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: default Delinquency Eviction Foreclosure Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Rajya Sabha Elections : Election Commission First Says Polls Will Be Held During Present Assembly Term; Later Changes Stand

first_imgNews UpdatesRajya Sabha Elections : Election Commission First Says Polls Will Be Held During Present Assembly Term; Later Changes Stand LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 March 2021 3:43 AMShare This – xThe elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala, which will become vacant on April 21 on account of the retirement of the incumbents, will be held during the currency of the present legislative assembly, the Election Commission of India assured the Kerala High Court on Monday.While the High Court initially recorded this statement made by Advocate Deepu Lal Mohan, the Standing Counsel…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala, which will become vacant on April 21 on account of the retirement of the incumbents, will be held during the currency of the present legislative assembly, the Election Commission of India assured the Kerala High Court on Monday.While the High Court initially recorded this statement made by Advocate Deepu Lal Mohan, the Standing Counsel of the Election Commission, a few minutes after the hearing ended, he requested the Court not to record his oral submission.The Court’s initial order when dictated stated : “The learned standing counsel for ECI submitted that the election to the Rajya Sabha seats will be conducted during the currency of the 14 legislative assembly. This is recorded”.At the Standing Counsel’s request, the matter will now be considered on April 5 for reporting compliance. A single bench of Justice P V Asha was considering the writ petitions filed by the Secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and S Sharma, CPI(M) MLA, challenging the ECI’s decision to defer the elections proposed on April 12. Elections to the Kerala assembly are going to be held on April 6.Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan, appearing for the Assembly Secretary, submitted that the statement filed by the ECI has only stated that elections will be notified as per the statutory schedule, without specifying the dates.”19 days are needed for the process. Since the retirement of the members is on April 21, the last date for notification is April 2, which is a holiday. As per Section 12 of the Representation of Peoples Act, the election has to be completed before the retirement of members. They have scrupulously followed this in all other cases. The notification will have to be issued today or tomorrow, Friday being a public holiday”, Vaidyanathan submitted.The ECI’s counsel submitted that the RP Act only spoke about notifying elections before the retirement of members. He further said that since the term of the present Assembly is till June 1, the petitions are “pre-mature”.The bench however pointed out that assembly elections are going to be held on April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2.The ECI’s counsel then assured the bench that the elections will be held during the currency of the present assembly. Senior Advocate Vaidyanathan requested the bench to record this submission of the ECI and to post the case next week to report compliance. Senior Advocate NN Sugunapalan, who was appearing for S Sharma, supported Vaidyanathan. Election Commission had initially announced that the elections for the three seats will be held on April 12, ahead of the retirement of the members on April 21.Later, on March 24, the ECI informed through a press release that the elections have been deferred after a communication has been received from the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.Senior Advocate Vaidyanathan had submitted yesterday that the Ministry of Law and Justice has no right to interfere with the decision taken by the Election Commission; it is the independent function conferred on the Commission by the Constitution.”What is the locus of law and ministry? What is the reference received by the Commission? There is no transparency, no disclosure, as to what the objection was”, Vaidyanathan submitted.He emphasized that the Election Commission’s decision to keep the elections in abeyance was in the “teeth of the constitutional requirement that the elections should be done before the seats fall vacant”.Vaidyanathan further submitted that the electoral college for the Rajya Sabha polls in the state assembly. As on date, there is a state assembly in existence. The period of the current assembly is till June 2 as per Article 174 of the Constitution, as its first session was held on June 2, 2016.Citing various Supreme Court precedents, Vaidyanathan submitted that judicial interference is possible to advance and smoothen the conduct of elections. The petitioners are not seeking to obstruct elections but to conduct it as per the Constitutional mandate.The issue pertains to the Rajya Sabha seats of Indian Union Muslim League’s Abdul Vahab, CPI(M)’s KK Ragesh, the Congress’s Vayalar Ravi, who are retiring on April 21.”During the term of the three members, the MLAs have a right to vote, when the assembly is live”, Vaidyanthan submitted. As regard the locus of the Assembly Secretary to file the writ petition, he referred to Article 187 of the Constitution, which speaks of the Secretariat of the State Legislature, and said that the Secretary acts as the voice of the members.Saying that 19 days are required for the election process, Vaidyanathan urged the High Court to direct the poll body to immediately notify the election dates so that the polls can be done before the retirement of the three incumbent members. Senior Advocate NN Suganapalan, appearing for S Sharma MLA, submitted that his client was personally aggrieved as his right to vote was affected. He submitted that the petitioner was seeking the continuance of election process by removing the obstruction created by the Law Ministry. He emphasized that the ECI has not disclosed any reasons for deferring the polls.Advocate Deepu Lal Mohan, the standing counsel of the Election Commission of India, had told the bench yesterday that the notification for the polls in terms of Section 12 of the Representation of Peoples Act is yet to be published. What was announced on March 17 by the ECI through a press release was only the proposed dates for elections, and it cannot be regarded as the election notification.He said that the ECI on March 26 issued a communication clarifying that the election schedule will be completed within the statutory limit, and a decision in this regard will be taken within one or two days.Following that, the bench had required him to file a statement today bringing on record the stand of the ECI.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Family suffers critical burns when Texas road rage shooting sets off fireworks in car

first_imgiStock(HOUSTON) — A family of four, including two children, is in critical condition after a road rage incident ended in flames Thursday night near Houston, Texas.Authorities say the family was driving in their truck in Harris County when the father got into a dispute with another driver on the road.Both drivers eventually pulled into a gas station, where the second driver pulled out a gun. The father attempted to drive off, but when the second driver fired toward his truck, the gunshots struck the vehicle and set off fireworks that the family was carrying, police said.The family was rushed to the emergency room after good Samaritans came to the rescue. The two children, ages 1 and 3, were airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, according to police.The suspect who fired the shots is still unknown, and officials at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that there is a possibility that there were also children in the suspect’s vehicle.There is a $5,000 reward for any tips that lead to the suspect’s arrest.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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This week’s news in brief: BA acts on TV claims

first_imgThis week’s news in brief: BA acts on TV claimsOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. British Airways has “removed from duty” 11 pilots and three cabin crew members after allegations in a television documentary that they breached regulations on drinking alcohol before flights. The claims are due to be made in Channel 4’s Dispatches programme which will be broadcast on Thursday. BA has launched an internal investigation.www.britishairways.com NUT pay demandThe recruitment crisis in teaching, particularly in London, will only be resolved by a large pay rise, the National Union of Teachers has told the Teachers’ Review Body. The union said a 14 per cent pay rise is needed to make recruitment easier. The review body will recommend pay levels to ministers.Transfer walk-outsStaff at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust are staging further strike action in protest at plans to transfer their employment under the private finance initiative. The latest strike began on 2 October and is due to end this week, said union Unison. A series of strikes have been held over the past two months involving about 600 non-clinical staff (News, 26 Sept).Hours law updateThe European Court of Justice has delivered its first judgement on the effect of the Working Time Directive, upholding the UK approach to the regulations. The case centred on a clarification of whether hours worked on call count as working time. Had the court reached a different verdict, it would have undermined current use of the directive in the UK.Two jobs for nurses A third of nurses are forced to take second jobs because of low pay in the NHS, according to research. Public service union Unison, which questioned 3,500 nurses, found one in three take on extra work through nursing agencies. About two-thirds also told researchers they would not recommend the job to others.Orange favours NE Mobile phone company Orange is to create 1,500 jobs at a call centre in North Tyneside. The move will bring the number of staff employed by Orange in the North East to 5,500. Orange says its decision to set up another call centre in the region was influenced by the quality of the staff it is able to attract there.Careers on holiday Half of employees give their careers a long hard look while on holiday with many vowing to change jobs when they get home, says the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. October is a key month for job moves but if you are leaving in the next few weeks, REC advises that you always try to leave the door open.last_img read more

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Audits are best way to close the pay gap

first_img Comments are closed. Rebekah Wade’s decision to stick with the daily Page 3 ‘boob fest’ hasdetracted from her success at becoming editor of The Sun. As the first femaleeditor, she has broken through a significant glass ceiling. For those seeking sex equality, however, there is depressing news – thegender pay gap got wider last year, with the earnings of full-time womenworkers (£10.22 per hour) now trailing those of men (£12.59) by 18.8 per cent. Direct pay discrimination, where an employer pays a woman less than a man inthe same job even though she is as effective a worker, is not the major causeof the gap. Three-quarters of the gap is explained by differences in patternsof employment between men and women – although this does reflect unequalopportunities. Women’s employment is highly concentrated by occupation – almost two-thirdsof women work in 10 service-related occupations, mostly performing admin,secretarial or caring roles – and such ‘women’s jobs’ tend to be poorly paid.Women’s role as the primary carer in most households limits their choice ofoccupation, lifetime work experience, and/or their ability to commute to wherethe best jobs are. Society, in turn, tends to undervalue ‘feminised’occupations relative to those that men dominate – and because of limitedopportunity, women crowd into these occupations, depressing pay rates stillfurther. Moreover, in all occupations, job grading and appraisal systems have beenfound to undervalue women’s contribution. Indeed, the pay gap widened last yearprecisely because women received lower bonus payments than men. The good news is that underlying labour market developments seem to beshifting in women’s favour. During the past 20 years women’s share of total UKemployment has grown from 40 to 45 per cent, while the proportion of womenwithout formal skills has shrunk from 45 to 17 per cent, gradually opening upthe range of jobs from which women can choose. The proportion of femalemanagers has also grown considerably during the past decade from fewer than onein 10 to more than a third, according to Chartered Management Institutefigures. Yet despite this, the need for further encroachment by women into thehigh-paid bastions of UK industry is pressing if the gender pay gap is tonarrow significantly. Women still make up only 7 per cent of all boarddirectors of FTSE 100 companies and are not in enough senior positions tochallenge indirect or unconscious pay discrimination. CIPD surveys indicate that few organisations have taken action to rectifydifferences in male and female earnings and fewer than half carry out payaudits. This undermines the ability of organisations – and society as a whole –to realise the potential of all in the workforce and enable women to find theirrightful place in the sun. By John Philpott, Chief economist, CIPD Audits are best way to close the pay gapOn 4 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Seasonal progression of diatom assemblages in surface waters of Ryder Bay, Antarctica

first_imgPhytoplankton assemblages from seasonally sea-ice covered Ryder Bay (Adelaide Island, Antarctica) were studied over three austral summers (2004–2007), to link sea-ice variability and environmental conditions with algal speciation. Typical of near-shore Antarctic waters, biomass was dominated by large diatoms, although the prymnesiophyte Phaeocystis antarctica was numerically dominant. Although there was considerable interannual variability between main diatom species, high biomass of certain species or species groups corresponded consistently to certain phases of seasonal progression. We present the first documentation of an extensive bloom of the late-season diatom Proboscia inermis in February 2006, accounting for over 90% of diatom biomass. At this time, water column stratification and nutrient drawdown were high relative to other periods of the study, although carbon export was relatively low. Melt water flux in this region promotes well-stratified surface waters and high chlorophyll levels, but not necessarily concurrent increases in export production relative to seasons with lower freshwater inputs.last_img read more

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Taiwan Tests Locally Developed Submarine-Launched Missile

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Tests View post tag: submarine July 8, 2011 View post tag: Taiwan Training & Education View post tag: launched View post tag: Locally View post tag: Navalcenter_img Taiwan has test-fired for the first time a locally developed submarine-launched missile designed to counter the threat of China’s fast-expan…(thestandard)[mappress]Source: thestandard, July 8, 2011; View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Missile Taiwan Tests Locally Developed Submarine-Launched Missile Back to overview,Home naval-today Taiwan Tests Locally Developed Submarine-Launched Missile View post tag: developedlast_img

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