Lutheran pastor William C. Nelsen named interim president of Episcopal…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Canticle Communications press release] The Rev. William C. Nelsen, an experienced college administrator, nonprofit executive and Lutheran pastor, will serve as interim president of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Rev. Gary Hall, chair of the seminary’s board of trustees, has announced.“I am delighted that Bill Nelsen has agreed to serve as interim president of EDS,” Hall said. “He has long experience in the church and academy, and deep respect for the school’s commitment to social justice. His leadership will ensure the continuity of EDS’s historic mission both in the transition and beyond. I welcome him as a colleague in charting the course of EDS both now and for the years ahead.”For nearly 18 years, Nelsen was president of Scholarship America, the largest private sector scholarship organization in the country. Prior to that post, he was president of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and vice president, dean and professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. In recent years, he has served in interim positions as vice president of development at North Carolina Wesleyan College, vice president for university relations and development at Tennessee State University, and university minister for advancement and church relations and interim president at Midland University, where he also received a bachelor degree in 1963.“EDS has had a long-standing devotion to excellence in theological education, inclusiveness and social justice. With my experience in both academic and church settings, I am looking forward to working with the people of EDS in forging new and exciting ways to serve both church and society,” said Nelsen, who was a volunteer with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the organization’s president.After earning his undergraduate degree, Nelsen was a Fulbright scholar in the former West Germany before earning an M.A. in religion and society through a joint program between Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely on faculty development, higher education funding issues, and nonprofit management. In 2008, he was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after completing coursework at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as a pastor and director of the Lilly Endowment Project for equipping clergy and laypeople in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.In July, the EDS board voted to end degree programs in July 2017 in order to conserve the seminary’s resources for its future mission. At that meeting, the Very Rev. Frank Fornaro ‘96, who has served as interim president and dean since 2015, announced his resignation but has continued to serve during the search for his replacement. Nelsen was chosen unanimously as president by both the trustees’ transition committee, which conducted the search, and by the board in a meeting by phone today. He was one of four candidates identified by the transition committee in consultation with the Registry for College and University Presidents, a Boston-area organization that helps higher education institutions identify veteran leaders for interim placements. He will lead a search for an Episcopal chaplain who will attend to the school community’s spiritual and pastoral needs.“I was impressed by Bill’s knowledge of EDS and his commitment to the school’s mission; his support for the actions the board has taken; and his interest in helping the school move forward in furtherance of its mission and of the work of the church,” said Christopher Holding, chair of the board’s transition committee. “His open and pastoral manner and his command of the governance structures will serve us all well in the months to come.Nelsen is married to Margaret (Margie) Rossow Nelsen and has three children and six grandchildren. The couple has traveled widely in Europe, the Holy Land, Africa, North and Central America, and Asia. 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Nelsen named interim president of Episcopal Divinity School Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Belleville, IL People, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Bright smiles, great music, and a soldier’s inspiring tale

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDr. John GammachiaVeterans Day Previous articleVeterans can be your best employeesNext articleApopka voting analysis: School Board Member Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 InspirationBy Reggie ConnellTypically I do not write articles in which there are anonymous sources, particularly not the main subject, but I’m making a Veteran’s Day exception in this case. Let’s call this man Bill.After the Veteran’s Day event at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, I followed a lead from The Apopka Voice Publisher Dale Fenwick to a dentist office over near Errol where something called Bright Smiles was taking place.Dr. John Gammichia and a group of student volunteers from the UCF Pre-Dental Student Association and other volunteer dentists were offering free dental work for veterans. They provided teeth cleaning, fillings and extractions for what I believe were dozens (could be more) of veterans from 7AM until around 4PM. I could not get an exact count or any more specifics because the staff and Dr. Gammichia were too busy to talk to a reporter.The nerve of those guys!By the time I arrived, the line was shorter, but steady. Music was playing – “I’m proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. The grills from the Maitland Breakfast Club were blazing and it had the aroma of a large cookout or a tailgating row of cars and trucks at a football stadium. The temperature was an unexpected crisp 60-degrees, and all was right with the world. Three days removed from the most contentious election in history could not deter this moment.This was as Americana as you could find.I wandered around looking for a story. Most everyone was courteous, but clearly in task-mode. I asked a couple of veterans if they had time to talk to me, but all of them politely said no. Finally under a group of shade trees, I met a veteran with a story.Bill was a tall, thin man that looked to be in his 80’s with thick grey hair and a beard. He wore a Chicago Cubs cap, red sweatshirt, faded blue jeans and black boots. His wallet was chained to a belt loop in his back pocket. As I walked past he said hello, and I stopped and said hello back.“What brings you out today?” I asked.“I’ve had a toothache off-and-on for about a decade. I figured I should have it fixed before I die,” he joked.Bill is from Holly Hill, which is a small town kind of swallowed-up by Daytona and Ormond Beach. It sits mostly between US1 and the Halifax River.“Holy Hell they call it over there,” he said.Bill’s friend from Apopka told him about Dr. Gammichia’s free dental work for veterans, and he drove 60 miles to be at the event. Bill is on a fixed income and a tooth extraction is well outside of his budget.“I hope they work on veterans outside of Apopka,” he said.“As long as you have a great Veteran’s Day story,” I said to him. “That’s why I keep bugging you guys.”“You a writer?”“It depends on who you ask,” I said. “But that’s why I’m here. To tell a veteran’s tale.”“Well you’ve come to the right place. Have a seat and I’ll tell you about the friend I met in Germany.”I sat down and leaned against a tree to Bill’s left, and began writing…“I was a private in the 9th Infantry Division of the Army during World War II,” he said. “My unit fought in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and Normandy. In the early months of 1945, we were fighting in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany, which was a prelude to the bloody Battle of Aachen, which was just before The Battle of the Bulge. I was on a late night watch by myself when out of the darkness a German soldier walked-up on me and before I could react, handed me his rifle.”Bill’s voice went from calm to excited as he told this incredible tale.“He could have shot me. And I would have shot him if he weren’t so damn quiet in approaching me. Instead he surrendered. I wasn’t religious at the time, but I remember thinking that God had to be a part of the timing.”As Bill walked the soldier back to his camp, he was told to stand guard over him because there was no set-up to process prisoners. The two men sat in a foxhole until morning.For hours they sat in silence, until suddenly Bill’s prisoner started talking. “I’m not a soldier. I’m a farmer,” he said. “And I’m not a Nazi. I’m a German.”Bill learned that the soldier’s last name was Bauer. He too was a private, about 20-years-old. Bill was not much older.“He spoke pretty good English, better than my German anyway.”Bill explained to me that Bauer fought to defend his country, and not because of the politics of the Nazi’s.“They took over before I was born. No one in my town liked them, but we were still Germans, so we fought to defend our homeland,” he said.“It was a struggle to talk given the conditions and the language barrier, but somehow we bonded in that foxhole. We were no longer enemies. We were friends.”Decades later, Bill looked-up Bauer from the small amount of information he had. He knew he was in the German military and that he lived in a small town near Frankfurt. He wrote a letter to a Bauer he hoped was the right one. Weeks later, he received a reply.Bill wouldn’t tell me what they talked about, except to say that Bauer was very wealthy and often helped Bill with finances over the years until his death in 1990. The two men had two reunions after the war – in 1986 and 1988.Bill did not have a moral to his story, it is but one of many soldier’s tales that should be shared more often on Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other day they want to tell them.And I have no moral either except to say that if two scared enemies, trained to kill, armed with rifles in the dark of night can somehow, by the Grace of God, come away not only alive but lifetime friends, then somehow… perhaps… Democrats and Republicans can find a way to get along too. Perhaps supporters and opponents of mayors, city commissioners, and school board members can find common ground and build their cities, towns and communities together in unity.Or at least be civil to one another on Facebook.One last thank you to the veterans of Apopka, Holly Hill and around the nation. I hope you had a great weekend. Your service is forever remembered.And thanks Bill, for your time and for your service too.Reggie Connell is the Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice and the Board Chairman of Inspire Church. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House VAP / Ney Lima

first_img House VAP / Ney Lima ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil Projects 2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Edgard César+ 14Curated by Pedro Vada Share Photographs:  Edgard César Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNey LimaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrazilPublished on March 19, 2018Cite: “House VAP / Ney Lima” 19 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Area:  696 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil “COPY” Architects: Ney Lima Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Castelatto, Pré-moldados Brasil, SolariumEngineering :VSA ConstrutoraArchitect In Charge:Ney LimaTeam:Studio Ney LimaCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edgard CésarRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The VAP House project, located in a residential area of ​​Brasilia, started from the identification of the client with the minimalist and authorial style of the architect Ney Lima.Save this picture!© Edgard César Thus, the residence was idealized in straight lines and with details in apparent concrete.  The house has 696.5sqm in a land of 800sqm with the work completed in 2015.  Save this picture!© Edgard César The differential in this project is in the volumetry of the house. The main facade is marked with an apparent reinforced concrete portal that defines the main access through an immense steel door cut 6m high that contrasts with the cobogos, allowing a set of lights and textures.  Save this picture!Lower Floor Another highlight in the work is the external staircase, located on the rear facade of the house, in reinforced concrete, which gives access to the gym on the upper deck.  The living, dining and social areas are all integrated and have sliding glass doors, allowing the union with the balcony and gourmet kitchen, which in turn integrate with the kitchen and the external leisure area, with SPA, Deck and pool on the ground floor.  Save this picture!© Edgard César On the upper floor there are four suites, interconnected by a large gallery, which allows the privacy of the residents. This gallery gives access to a gym communicates with the leisure area and pool by the external staircase.Save this picture!© Edgard CésarProject gallerySee allShow lessASH Shanghai / Francesc Rifé StudioSelected ProjectsSelf-Driving Car Fatality Reveals Urgent Problems With “Driverless” CitiesArchitecture News Share Houses Year:  House VAP / Ney LimaSave this projectSaveHouse VAP / Ney Limalast_img read more

10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: United Kingdom Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Clients:Alan Power, Cathy PowerCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hufton + CrowRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project is for a 97 sq m two-bedroom GIA new build house on lower ground and ground floors, built on open land just south of Whitechapel High Street, in the Stepney Green Conservation Area. This project offered a fascinating opportunity to create a dwelling from a leftover scrap of urban land. It demonstrates what can be achieved by focusing on what might be called the spirit of place, rather than approaching the design from any particular stylistic viewpoint – that is, by developing a series of dwelling spaces that address the particular characteristics of a place, or a site. The clues to the design lay in the site context of a conservation area, creating privacy and seclusion from a prominent street location, orientation for light and sun, the open sky of the gardens of adjacent properties to the south, and the desire to create a sense of a primary space as a focus for the house that appeared to be experiencedly greater than the modest scale of the house – what Gaston Bachelard has called ‘intimate immensity’.Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hufton + CrowThe site is a slightly distorted rectangle, with the long axis aligned east to west, with the frontage along Redmans Road being the north elevation. To the east is Redlands Primary School; the land adjacent to the east boundary on the school side is a bio-diverse wooded garden, left to develop in a semi-wild state as a pedagogical tool for the school. To the south and west are the gardens to the rear of the houses along Jubilee Street. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowA second-hand stock brick wall to match the adjacent brickwork in Jubilee Street establishes the building’s position along Redmans Road, and in the conservation area. The building signifies its presence discreetly within and above this wall: a single opening on the eastern end of the site provides the entry into the building via an open side passage. Perforated brickwork adjacent to the entrance, with bespoke inset solid glass blocks, provides light into the internal staircase down to the lower level. The main living space, the focus for the house, is signified by the glazed lantern light sitting above the stock brick boundary wall. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowThe new building has a ‘L’ shaped plan, laid out around a two-level courtyard located in the south-west quadrant of the site. On the upper level a terrace provides external space as the focus for the living areas; on the lower level, a landscaped courtyard serves the two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The front door to the new building is off the side passage, thereby providing a double layer of privacy and security for the occupants. The entrance door then opens directly into the main living space. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowTo enhance the garden setting of the building, and for reasons of sustainability and biodiversity, the roof to the lantern light is sedum. When viewed from the upper levels of the adjacent houses along Jubilee Street, this will also help to provide a sense of the continuation of the neighbours’ gardens, and recalls the previous garden character of the site.Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowProject gallerySee allShow lessSCC_Villa Clinic / BAarqsSelected ProjectsAfter-School Care & School Restaurant / LDA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Houses Architects: Alan Power Architects Ltd Area Area of this architecture project MWL Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Structural Engineers: 10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects LtdSave this projectSave10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd Projectscenter_img Manufacturers: Protan, Ashlar Mason Ltd, Constructional Timber Manufacturers Ltd, Enfield Joinery Ltd, Glasszoo Ltd, IPIG Ltd, IQ Glass Ltd, Millboard Ltd, Mistek Ltd, Modern Doors Ltd, New Haden Pumps Ltd, The Resin Floor Co. (UK) Ltd, Tower Ceramics Ltd 10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd Save this picture!© Hufton + Crow+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Alan Power Quantity Surveyors: Price & Myers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlan Power Architects LtdOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 02, 2020Cite: “10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd” 02 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雷德曼街10号住宅,越过围墙的‘窗’ / Alan Power Architects Ltd是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Halstead Associates 2019 “COPY” CopyHouses, Refurbishment, House Interiors•United Kingdomlast_img read more

Men’s basketball to play Vanderbilt in Big 12/SEC Challenge

first_imgReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell Garrett Podell TCU head coach Jamie Dixon talks strategy with his team during a timeout. (Photo courtesy of Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Previous articleJanczak holds down Sooners, TCU avoids elimination in Big 12 TournamentNext articleHoward shuts out Jayhawks to avoid elimination from Big 12 Tournament Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Twitter Linkedin Facebook Garrett Podell The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years printTCU men’s basketball will play at Vanderbilt Saturday, Jan. 27 in Nashville, Tenn. for the fifth annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.The matchup will be the sixth meeting between the Horned Frogs (24-15) and the Commodores (19-16). Vanderbilt leads the series 4-1 and won the most recent meeting, 78-55, Dec. 18, 2004 in Nashville. TCU’s win in the series was a 51-49 victory in the first meeting Dec. 27, 1951. TCU holds a 3-1 advantage over the SEC in the Challenge. The Horned Frogs beat Mississippi State, 71-61, Dec. 5, 2013 and, 61-52, Nov. 29, 2014. They also won against Tennessee, 75-63, Jan. 30, 2016. This season’s 88-80 loss to Auburn during the Jan. 28 game was TCU’s first defeat by the SEC during a Big 12/SEC challenge, (the loses to Vanderbilt occurred before TCU was part of the Big 12). TCU is coming off a historical season that concluded in a postseason tournament championship under first-year coach Jamie Dixon. The Horned Frogs won seven of its last eight games, which included an 85-82 win over No. 1 Kansas, the program’s first-ever win over a top-ranked team, and an 88-56 victory over Georgia Tech to win the National Invitation Tournament. TCU returns its top six scorers, including all five starters from last season. The Commodores won their Challenge contest last season, 84-78, against Iowa State. Vanderbilt finished 10-8 in the SEC and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament where it lost in the first round to Northwestern, 68-66.For the third consecutive season, all 10 games in the Challenge will be played in one day. The game will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm, will be located at one of the 10 matchups in the Challenge that day. The trophy for the winning conference has never left the Big 12 as the league is 25-15 (.625) in the Challenge. In case of a tie, the trophy stays with the conference that won it the previous campaign.The Big 12 has posted a 53-35 (.603) record in the last two conference challenge series it has played against the then-Pac-10 and the SEC dating back to 2007. Garrett Podell last_img read more

Death threats against Journalist in Danger’s two leaders

first_img Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica to go further Organisation News February 16, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the death threats received by the president of Journalist in Danger, Donat M’Baya Tshimanga, and its secretary-general, Tshivis Tshivuadi. Journalist in Danger (JED) is the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in the Democratic Republic Congo.An email message with the subject line “Jed-Afrique: Attention Monsieur” was sent at 13:44 on 26 August to [email protected] from [email protected], an address registered to someone called Patrice Emungu. It said: “Mr. Mbaya and Tshivuadi,We are aware that you are paid to smear our country in the eyes of our partners. You will soon pay for this. You and your families. You just wait.You are also destroying the careers of politicians in the government. We know you get money from the opposition in order to combat the government.You were paid 50,000 dollars to combat the young parliamentarian Kisombe. Be ready for the final battle. A word to the wise…”There is no evidence that Yves Kisombe, a ruling party parliamentarian, gave orders for this threatening message to be sent, but he is named in it and it was clearly sent by someone who supports him. Reporters Without Borders therefore calls on his supporters to calm down and display some restraint.“These threats are intolerable and are accompanied by a tissue of lies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalist in Danger is a recognized and respectable organization whose sole objective is to defend freedom of information and the safety of journalists. It has been doing this with courage for more than 10 years and is neither manipulated nor biased. And it is not involved in any political ‘combat,’ despite the message’s insinuations.“This intimidation attempt is typical of the climate of intolerance accompanying the start of the campaign for the general elections on 28 November. We are very worried by the possibility of suddenly seeing the country swept by a wave of repression and violence against government critics.”At the start of August, Kisombe used extremely violent language to insult and threaten Eugénie Ntumba, the editor-in-chief of the television station RTVS1.Journalist in Danger responded by organizing a “march of anger” in Kinshasa on 26 August in which almost a thousand journalists took part. At the end, they handed in a letter to Evariste Boshab, National Assembly speaker and secretary-general of the ruling People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), calling for Kisombe to be stripped of his position as a parliamentary representative.At the same time, journalists’ organizations and the heads of the leading news media announced a six-month embargo on media coverage of Kisombe’s activities and the creation of a support network for Ntumba. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Help by sharing this information center_img News February 18, 2021 Find out more News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 24, 2021 Find out more September 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats against Journalist in Danger’s two leaders Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica last_img read more

Heavy price for prosecution of petty thief

first_imgWhatsApp NewsHeavy price for prosecution of petty thiefBy Staff Reporter – September 22, 2015 405 Email Twitter Print Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THOUSANDS of euro have been spent on court and Garda time to prosecute a young woman described as a “hopeless addict” for petty theft offences dating back over six years.Details of the offences admitted to by the 25-year-old woman came to light last week during a sitting of Limerick District Court when Judge Marian O’Leary was told that Gardaí were executing four bench warrants for the woman who had failed to turn up for court.On September 7, 2009, Gardaí found the young woman travelling as a passenger in a stolen car. She had no previous convictions at the time.In the three years that followed, she was involved in a number of petty shoplifting thefts including a €2 fashion ring from Penneys, a gift set from Boots, perfumes from the former Arthur’s Quay pharmacy and a wallet from Brown Thomas.Solicitor Ted McCarthy, who was assigned as legal aid for the defence, said that the young woman was “a hopeless heroin addict”, who had since come off the drug but was still heavily medicated as she suffered from psychiatric illness and had chronic depression.The court also heard that the young woman had expressed suicidal ideations in the past but was now living with the support of her father at his home.Her sister had taken her own life in tragic circumstances and this had a very devastating impact on the young woman’s life.“She took up with the wrong crowd and ended up on the streets but now she is making her way back and although she is not in a good place yet, she is getting there”, Mr McCarthy told the court.Judge O’Leary imposed a total of €150 in fines for the thefts and ordered that she pay them within six months or face ten days in prison Linkedin Previous articleBody of young male recovered from River ShannonNext articleLove Letters to Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Finding work is easy, but not childcare

first_img Toddler teacher Maria Castenada reads a book to her class during story time near the end of their class Wednesday afternoon at Aladdin’s Castle Learning Center. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Aladdin’s CastleOdessa CollegeMireya Miranda and Miguel Hernandez moved to Odessa from El Paso for work, and found it in abundance. But years later, when the couple started a family during an oil boom, they found another necessity in scarce supply: Childcare.Miranda said finding daycare for their baby, Alexander, took more than a year. After an extended period on a waiting list, Miranda said the 18-month-old boy was finally admitted to Aladdin’s Castle Learning Center on Monday.““It was rough,” Miranda said. “You’re like, well I give up. Because I called, I want to say, like twice a week saying ‘Hey, do you have something opening?’”For months on end, the answer was always no. Twitter Local News Finding work is easy, but not childcare WhatsApp Previous articleBCCO’s Juneteenth Celebration in Odessa grows as anchor in communityNext articleCatholic Charities still recovering from hail storm admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 2 Toddler teacher Maria Castenada reads a book to her class during story time near the end of their class Wednesday afternoon at Aladdin’s Castle Learning Center. Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning center_img Pre-school daycare children play follow the leader Wednesday afternoon at Aladdin’s Castle Learning Center. Facebook By admin – June 10, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Home Local News Finding work is easy, but not childcare 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Aladdin’s Castle, a longtime daycare provider that looks after about 380 children, has almost no availability for babies and toddlers, owner April Terrell said. Parents who want to enroll their babies or toddlers often have to wait a year. For older children, Terrell said the wait is at least six months. Some parents tell Terrell they are forced to stay home from work, she said. Others considering a move to the area have decided not to come.As the president of the Permian Basin Child Care Director’s Association, a regional industry group for the state-regulated daycare industry, Terrell said the capacity struggles are widespread. “We’re all this way,” Terrell said. “If you’ve got an infant, you can’t get them in.”In Miranda’s case, she said she was forced to take off work as a departmental manager at Walmart to stay home with the baby. When Hernandez could, he stayed home and watched the boy, but he works long hours in the oilfield. Miranda said her mom came to town to help watch the child. Still, Miranda said she ultimately missed so much work she fell below the minimum hours needed to keep her health insurance.Amid the greater demand for childcare, which intensifies in the summer, Terrell said she’s also found it harder finding employees. She said she employs about 50 to ensure the daycare can comply with teacher-to-child classroom ratios established by the state in the event of unexpected absences. As recently as February, Terrell said her staff dipped below 40 workers, briefly raising the fear of closing classrooms. Terrell opened a new and expanded Aladdin’s Castle last year at 1601 E. 42nd St. The last center had enough space for about 220 kids.“When I got this building, I thought ‘Oh yay, I’ll get everybody in.’ It will be fine — No,” Terrell said. “I’m about 30 applications deep on some of my waiting lists (for different age groups).”During the year-long wait for Aladdin’s Castle, Miranda said she checked with other daycares in the area only to find similar crowding.At the Children’s Center for Odessa College, Director Blanca Quintana said she’s seen the wait list continuously grow in her two years working there. Now, it’s about 185 names long.That’s more than double the capacity of the children’s center. Wait lists are not common there because the school is growing, Quintana said. What’s unusual is the increasing calls from people who are not faculty, staff and students. She said it’s a symptom of shortages across the Odessa and Midland area.“The husband is moving here, they are coming here and they want to work here and they are looking for daycare,” Quintana said. “A lot of them have been calling lately. I think it’s the fluctuation of the oilfield. People need more services. People need more care because of jobs.”Like at Aladdin’s Castle, Quintana said the longest waits are for infants, and some of the women on her waiting list are pregnant women.“It’s hard because people do need the care, and there’s not enough,” Quintana said. Summer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Is The Government Really Serious About Plight Of Manual Scavengers?

first_imgRTIIs The Government Really Serious About Plight Of Manual Scavengers? Prasoon Shekhar4 Jun 2020 12:27 AMShare This – xIn this piece, I am going to talk about the miseries faced by manual scavengers. Many of them have to risk their lives for a monetary benefit to run their livelihood. Is the government really serious on this issue? I will try to discuss the same in this piece. A video of Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi washing the feet of five sanitation workers had gone very viral. Entire…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn this piece, I am going to talk about the miseries faced by manual scavengers. Many of them have to risk their lives for a monetary benefit to run their livelihood. Is the government really serious on this issue? I will try to discuss the same in this piece. A video of Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi washing the feet of five sanitation workers had gone very viral. Entire country praised the step taken. The video have so far received 590.5 thousand views, 23.7 thousand retweets and 66 thousand likes. But is washing the feet, the only step government needed to take for their welfare? The Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 defines ‘manual scavenger’ as “a person engaged in or employed for manually carrying human excreta”. It also provides that employing a manual scavenger is criminal offence. The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 gives a more detailed definition of manual scavenger. “manual scavenger” means a person engaged or employed, at the commencement of this Act or at any time thereafter, by an individual or a local authority or an agency or a contractor, for manually cleaning, carrying, disposing of, or otherwise handling in any manner, human excreta in an insanitary latrine or in an open drain or pit into which the human excreta from the insanitary latrines is disposed of, or on a railway track or in such other spaces or premises, as the Central Government or a State Government may notify, before the excreta fully decomposes in such manner as may be prescribed, and the expression “manual scavenging” shall be construed accordingly. In a reply to an RTI Appeal filed be me with National Safai Karmacharis Finance and Development Corporation, it has revealed that the Number of Manual Scavengers identified between 2013 to April 20, 2020 in 17 states is 63,499. The States of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand have the highest number of manual scavengers, as 35472, 7378 and 6170 respectively. The state of Uttar Pradesh has more than half of the total manual scavengers identified throughout India. The States having lowest number of manual scavengers are Chattisgarh, Gujarat and Bihar, as 3, 108 and 137 respectively. The reply further stated that NSKFDC under its Swachhta Udyami Yojana (SUY) provides financial assistance to its target group for procurement and operation of sanitation related equipments. NSKFDC has so far disbursed an amount of 65.39 Crores to its Channelizing Agencies for extending financial assistance to 1798 beneficiaries from the target group of NSKFDC. It also stated that the scheme has been recently modified (during FY 2019-20) to also provide financial assistance to Municipal Corporation/ Municipalities for procurement of sanitation related equipments to minimise manual hazardous cleaning and promote mechanized cleaning. NSKFDC has so far disbursed an amount of Rs. 31.96 Crores to 21 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for procurement of 247 units of sanitation related equipments. Section 7 of The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, provides “No person, local authority or any agency shall, from such date as the State Government may notify, which shall not be later than one year from the date of commencement of this Act, engage or employ, either directly or indirectly, any person for hazardous cleaning of a sewer or a septic tank.” Section 9 provides for contravention of Section 7 as “Whoever contravenes the provisions of section 7 shall for the first contravention be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to two lakh rupees or with both, and for any subsequent contravention with imprisonment which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both. If we refer to the records, the funds provided are sufficient for rehabilitation of manual scavengers. Because of lack of funds and inefficiency in implementation of laws, time and again news comes into light regarding death of manual scavengers. The Minster of Social Justice and empowerment had stated that manual scavenging led to the death of 282 people between 2016 and November 2019. Manual Scavenging is a very serious concern. Despite the laws made by the parliament, no effective implementation of law has taken place and still many unprivileged are being engaged in this kind of work. The government needs to be more serious on this issue and take steps for effective implementation of laws. Next Storylast_img read more

Central Govt. Notifies Transfer Of Justices Rajesh Bindal, Sanjay Yadav, Vineet Kothari To Calcutta, Allahabad & Gujarat HCs

first_imgTop StoriesCentral Govt. Notifies Transfer Of Justices Rajesh Bindal, Sanjay Yadav, Vineet Kothari To Calcutta, Allahabad & Gujarat HCs Sparsh Upadhyay1 Jan 2021 2:21 AMShare This – xThe Central Government on Thursday (31st December) notified the appointment of Justice Rajesh Bindal, presently the Judge of the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, as the Judge of the Calcutta High Court. The Centre has also notified the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav, presently a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, 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?LoginThe Central Government on Thursday (31st December) notified the appointment of Justice Rajesh Bindal, presently the Judge of the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, as the Judge of the Calcutta High Court. The Centre has also notified the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav, presently a Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, as a Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Also, Centre has also notified the appointment of Justice Vineet Kothari, presently a Judge of the Madras High Court, as a Judge of the Gujarat High Court. [NOTE: In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Justice Vineet Kothari, senior-most Judge of the Madras High Court, to perform the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 01st January, 2021 consequent upon the retirement of Shri Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, Chief Justice, Madras High Court till Shri Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Judge, Calcutta High Court assumes the charge of his office as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.] The Central Government has also notified the appointment of Justice RS Chauhan, presently the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, as the new Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand. The Centre also notified the appointment of Justice Mohammad Rafiq, presently the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, as the new Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The Central Government has also notified the appointment of Justice Pankaj Mithal, as the Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court and the appointment of Justice Ravi R. Malimath, as the Judge of Himachal Pradesh High Court. It may be noted that Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar, presently a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has been appointed the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. Also, Justice Hima Kohli, judge of Delhi High Court has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Telangana High Court. Earlier in the day, the Centre notified the transfer of Chief Justice J K Maheshwari of Andhra Pradesh High Court as the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court and Chief Justice AK Goswami of Sikkim High Court as the CJ of AP High Court. About Justice Rajesh Bindal Justice Bindal obtained his degree in law from the Kurukshetra University in 1985 and joined the profession in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He represented the Chandigarh Administration before Central Administrative Tribunal for more than a decade till 2004. Justice Bindal was elevated as a Judge of the Punjab & Haryana High Court on March 22, 2006. He remained Chairman of the Committee constituted pursuant to Resolution No. 7 adopted in the Chief Justices’ Conference, 2016 for framing Draft Rules for Electronic Evidence and submitted his report to the Supreme Court in November 2018. During his tenure in Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Bindal disposed of around 80,000 cases. Before his transfer to the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, he was heading various Committees including Computer Committee, Arrears Committee. On transfer to Jammu & Kashmir High Court, he took oath of office on 19th November 2018. The Central Government had, in December 2020, appointed Justice Rajesh Bindal, senior-most Judge of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court as an Acting Chief Justice of the High Court. About Justice Sanjay Yadav Justice Sanjay Yadav was born on June 26, 1959. He Enrolled as an advocate on August 25,1986. He practised on Civil, Revenue and Constitutional sides in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. He has also served the position of Deputy Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on March 2, 2007 and Permanent Judge on January 15, 2010. In September, 2020 the Centre notified the appointment of Justice Sanjay Yadav as the Acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (as per Article 223 of the Constitution of India) with effect from September 30. About Justice Vineet Kothari As a Lawyer, Justice Vineet Kothari practiced in Tax & other Commercial and Constitutional Laws, Arbitration & Company Law for 20 years in Rajasthan High Court & Supreme Court of India. 11 years as Judge in Rajasthan High Court since 13-06-2005. He was transferred to Karnataka High Court on 18-04-2016 and he assumed office as the Senior Judge of Madras High Court on 23-11-2018. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court with effect from 21-09-2019 to 10-11-2019. The Centre has also notified the transfer of following High Court Judges Justice Satish Chandra Sharma of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Karnataka High Court. Justice Joymalya Bagchi of Calcutta High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court; The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 14th December,2020 recommended transfer of nine Judges/ Chief Justices to various High Courts. It has recommended to transfer: Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, Justice RS Chauhan to Uttarakhand High Court; Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice JK Maheshwari to Sikkim High Court; Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, Justice Mohammad Rafiq to Madhya Pradesh High Court; Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, Justice AK Goswami to Andhra Pradesh High Court; Justice Sanjay Yadav of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Allahabad High Court; Justice Rajesh Bindal of Jammu & Kashmir High Court to Calcutta High Court; Justice Vineet Kothari of Madras High Court to Gujarat High Court; Justice Joymalya Bagchi of Calcutta High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court; Justice Satish Chandra Sharma of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Karnataka High Court. Related story : Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge Calls For Collegium Transparency In The Wake Of Transfer Proposals Of Chief Justices Of AP, Telangana HCsSubscribe 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