Resumen del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano: 2 de noviembre

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Además de los otros informes de Episcopal News Service, he aquí algunas otras cosas que tuvieron lugar el 2 de noviembre (hora local), el séptimo día de la reunión que se extiende desde el 27 de octubre hasta el 7 de noviembre.La Biblia en la vida de la Iglesia, proyecto de tres años de duración que aspira a “una lectura bíblica más amplia y más plena” ha encontrado “algún descenso en la lectura bíblica”  en el ámbito de la Comunión Anglicana, pero “sobre todo encontró el espíritu de entusiasmo, descubrimiento y desafío que provoca la lectura de las Escrituras en colectivo”, según un informe discutido el 2 de noviembre.“Compromiso profundo, descubrimiento nuevo” [Deep engagement, Fresh Discovery] explora la manera en que el compromiso con la Escritura y la interpretación de la misma se ven en diferentes partes de la Comunión Anglicana. El CCA solicitó el proyecto en su 14ª. Reunión en 2009 por vía de la Resolución 14.06. El informe, con materiales para el estudio bíblico, puede encontrarse aquí.El proyecto creó una red de grupos regionales a través de la Comunión para explorar cómo las diferentes regiones abordaban e interpretaban la Biblia. Revisó lo que la Comunión Anglicana ya ha dicho respecto a la Escritura a través de las resoluciones de la Conferencia de Lambeth, los informes oficiales y los informes de diálogos ecuménicas. Comisionó una investigación basada en varios estudios ya existentes para explorar como “los anglicanos ordinarios” ven y entienden la Biblia, e hizo acopio de toda una gama de materiales para dedicarse más profundamente al estudio de la Escritura.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, escribió en el informe del proyecto que él espera que aportará a la Comunión una “lectura bíblica más amplio y más pleno, en la cual resultarán claros los esbozos del singular relato de la creación y la redención”.“Ser una Iglesia bíblica es sin duda ser una comunidad que vive esta extraordinaria historia día por día y la recomienda a diario a las personas como la mayor verdad posible acerca de la naturaleza de Dios y del mundo de Dios”, escribió él.David Moxon, arzobispo de la Iglesia Anglicana en Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia, que presidía el comité gestor, dijo que el proyecto es la primera vez en la historia de la Comunión Anglicana en que las iglesias han lanzado deliberadamente una mirada a “la manera en que los anglicanos alrededor del mundo se acercan a la Biblia”.Moxon hizo notar que un resumen del proyecto describe un importante hallazgo, “inquietante tal vez” de que “la manera en que los anglicanos se relacionan con la Biblia resulta ser tan importante como su contenido”.La afirmación, dice el resumen “no impugna el lugar y la autoridad singulares que la Escritura tiene en la vida anglicana, pero sí destaca la importancia, tal vez ignorada hasta ahora, de los contextos en los cuales, y de los procesos a través de los cuales, se escucha y se lee”.Stephen Lyon, coordinador del proyecto, le pidió a los miembros que divulguen ampliamente el informe “de manera que podamos encontrar vías de penetrar en el torrente sanguíneo de la Comunión Anglicana”.“Nuestra esperanza es que esto se convierta en un cuaderno de trabajo, más bien que un simple informe” que se engavete y se olvide, afirmó.Ian Douglas, miembro del CCA y obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, llamó al “Proyecto la Biblia en la vida de la Iglesia” uno de los acontecimientos más fascinantes e importantes de nuestra vida en las últimas décadas”. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Ian Douglas, miembro del CCA y obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, llamó al proyecto “uno de los acontecimientos más fascinantes e importantes de nuestra vida en las últimas décadas”.Luego de la presentación del informe, los miembros del CCA discutieron secciones del mismo en sus mesas. Josephine Hicks, miembro del CCA en representación de la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo posteriormente en el pleno que su grupo llegó a la conclusión que si dos individuos arriban a diferentes interpretaciones después de leer el mismo pasaje bíblico “eso no hace que mi interpretación sea correcta y la suya errónea; ambos podemos resultar mutuamente enriquecidos por nuestras interpretaciones”.El Consejo aún está debatiendo una resolución acerca del trabajo del proyecto y su rumbo futuro.El Consejo ‘se da por enterado’ del informe sobre el ‘sionismo cristiano y pide revisionesUn informe de 33.000 palabras, con el título, ciertamente muy desprolijo, de “¿Tierra de Promesa? Una exploración anglicana de las actitudes cristianas hacia Tierra Santa, con especial referencia al ‘sionismo cristiano’”, provocó un debate durante la sesión vespertina del Consejo.El sionismo cristiano se define en el informe como una creencia entre algunos cristianos de que el regreso de los judíos a Tierra Santa, y el establecimiento del Estado de Israel en 1948, se produce de acuerdo a la profecía bíblica… y en consecuencia merece apoyo político, económico y religioso”.El informe proviene de un equipo de trabajo de la Red de Intereses Interreligiosos.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo que en el contexto de los Estados Unidos donde “estos temas resultan inmensamente divisivos y politizados, un informe como éste será de inmensa ayuda en el intento de reunir tanto las divisiones políticas dentro de Estados Unidos… como los conflictos que tenemos en nuestras relaciones ecuménicas en Estados Unidos”.Ella resaltó que muchas otras denominaciones cristianas en EE.UU. se han situado firmemente de un lado o de otro, y “luchamos realmente por tratar de integrar la culpabilidad de todas las partes implicadas, incluido el gobierno de Estados Unidos”, apoyar a la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén y “llamar todas las personas a la activa labor de la reconciliación”.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, escribió en un epílogo al informe que “no le caerá bien a los que no encuentran nada que discutir respecto a los problemas de Tierra Santa en la actualidad, aquellos para quienes las cuestiones fundamentales resultan tan claras como el agua.”Sin embargo, añadió él, “este informe plantea con toda exactitud la interrogante fundamental de lo que será perdurablemente justo para todos”.Los segmentos que causaron mayor preocupación con algunos miembros del Consejo aparecen en el capítulo final que se llama “Localizando nuestros puntos de vista”.Tony Fitchett, miembro del CCA por [la provincia de] Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia, dijo que la sección titulada “Convenimos en que todos los anglicanos podemos y debemos afirmar lo siguiente” es “sospechosamente próxima” al tipo de “confesión de fe” que la mayoría de los anglicanos rehúyen. Y añadió que dudaba que todos los anglicanos convendrían con la lista subsiguiente.Sus 25  enunciados de presuntos acuerdos van desde “Dios está igualmente interesado en todos los pueblos y todas las tierras”, hasta “el Estado de Israel es un Estado nacional establecido, y sus ciudadanos tienen derecho a vivir en seguridad, paz y libertad” y “los palestinos en Cisjordania y Gaza tienen derecho a vivir en libertad, paz y seguridad sin ocupación militar ni apropiación de [sus] tierras, y a la autodeterminación”.De la misma manera, el capítulo incluye 12 “creencias y actitudes” que son “inaceptables dentro de las fronteras de una interpretación anglicana de la fe cristiana”. Éstas incluyen la noción de que Dios le ha dado Tierra Santa o Jerusalén a cualquier comunidad. Hay también una lista de “opiniones significativamente diferentes”, entre las que se incluyen el “deber moral de los cristianos de apoyar al Estado de Israel a la luz de la historia del antijudaísmo y del Holocausto” y “el llamado a la acción directa en pro de los palestinos como un imperativo primordial para los cristianos”.Ian Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, sugirió “que el hecho de que los nombres [de los miembros del equipo de trabajo] no aparezcan en el informe podría dar lugar a una teoría de conspiraciones” y pidió que se añadieran.El informe es “un resultado directo de las conversaciones que se sostuvieron en Jamaica” en la 14ª. Reunión del CCA, dijo Sue Parks, coordinadora de estudios teológicos de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana, quien fuera designada a asistir al equipo de trabajo que redactó el informe. La introducción del informe dice que la red sugirió al Comité Permanente que podía informar sobre el tema en esta 15ª. Reunión.“Este informe esta tratando de trazar un rumbo donde se corre la posibilidad de ofender absolutamente a ambas partes”, dijo ella en respuesta a las inquietudes que se ventilaron, y añadió  que “algunas de las críticas más cáusticas que hemos tenido hasta ahora provienen de la comunidad judía”.Ella destacó que el equipo de trabajo consultó con los anglicanos de la Diócesis de Jerusalén, así como con miembros de las comunidades palestina y judía de allí.Al final, el Consejo aprobó una versión corregida de la resolución que se le propuso acerca del informe. Los miembros del Consejo convinieron en “darse por enterados” del informe en lugar de “acogerlo” como decía el lenguaje original de la resolución. También le pidieron al equipo de trabajo que revisara ciertos aspectos del lenguaje y que lo devolviera al Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que luego estaría autorizado a recomendarlo a las provincias para que lo estudiaran y reaccionaran al respecto.Entre tanto, Michael Jackson, arzobispo de Dublín y presidente de la Red de Intereses Interreligiosos (NIFCON, por su sigla en inglés) dio a conocer una versión del informe en Dublín un día antes de que el CCA lo discutiera, de manera que la nueva versión (que se espera se publique en marzo) será diferente de la que algunas personas ya han comenzado a leer y a estudiar.El consejo sigue considerando respuestas [a los problemas] del medio ambienteLuego del foro que tuvo lugar en la noche del 1 de noviembre (hora local), el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano dedicó tiempo a debatir en grupos de reflexión la manera en que la Comunión podría seguir abordando las preocupaciones sobre el medio ambiente.En ese foro, el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, y el arzobispo de África del Sur, Thabo Makgoba, así como el obispo de Fijí, Apimeleki Qiliho, retaron a los presentes a abordar el daño medioambiental como parte de su deber cristiano.El 2 de noviembre, el obispo Makgoba, que preside la Red Medioambiental de la Comunión Anglicana, les dijo a los miembros que la Comunión había estado prestando atención a los problemas ambientales pero “debemos hacer mucho más, no como las organizaciones no gubernamentales, sino como pueblo de fe”.“La enormidad de estos problemas no pueden llevarnos a la inercia”, sino que deben llevarnos a la acción, afirmó él.Posteriormente en una sesión informativa de prensa, Makgoba explicó que, como comunidad de fe, la Comunión es portadora “de un mandato bíblico de parte de Dios de que debemos cuidar de la tierra” y trabajar “a favor de la justicia para aquellos que están afectados por la crisis medioambiental”.Él dijo que los problemas morales suscitados por la crisis son también sacramentales para los anglicanos. “Como cristiano anglicano…cuando uno no tiene agua ni saneamiento adecuado y yo voy y celebro la Eucaristía y mezclamos agua y vino, ¿me detengo a preguntarme cuantas personas obtuvieron el agua de una perforación y cuántas mujeres fueron violadas en el camino a conseguir el agua?”Los problemas del agua potable y del saneamiento adecuado son cruciales debido a la multitud de enfermedades causadas por la falta de ambos, dijo Makgoba, quien apuntó que él está siendo conocido en su país como “el arzobispo de las letrinas y los inodoros”.“La Iglesia es el pobre”, dice Bill Godfrey, Obispo de la Diócesis del Perú, al Consejo Consultivo anglicano el 2 de noviembre (hora local). Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Bill Godfrey, obispo del Perú y miembro del CCA por la Provincia del Cono Sur de América, contrastó el estado actual del medio ambiente con la imagen de la estrecha comunión con Dios y la creación en los primeros capítulos del Génesis.“La situación en que estamos se debe a nuestro pecado y a nuestra separación de Dios”, afirmó. “Parecemos estar separados de la creación, separados lo unos de los otros y, en cierto sentido separados —distanciados— de Dios”.Godfrey sugirió que “es parte de nuestra condición de cristianos el interesarnos en la creación”, añadiendo que a Dios le importa nuestro interés por la creación tanto como le importa nuestra obra de reconciliación.Su diócesis fue la sede de la reunión de la red que sesionó en Lima del 2 al 10 de agosto de 2011, y que produjo la Declaración y el Plan de Acción de Lima.En su diócesis hay “kilómetros y kilómetros de abyecta pobreza, de personas viviendo en casuchas… no hay saneamiento, no hay agua potable, no hay baños”, dijo Godfrey. “La gente a veces me pregunta si uno trabaja entre los pobres. No, la Iglesia es el pobre. Noventa y cinco por ciento de la Diócesis del Perú es pobre”.Qiliho dijo en la sesión informativa de prensa que su diócesis en Fijí se enfrenta a problemas relacionados con la necesidad de reubicar a personas lejos de las tierras que se están inundando por un aumento del nivel del mar. “Estamos pidiendo equidad” en ese proceso, dijo, y que recuerden que “es nuestra fe, nuestra creencia, la que nos hará salir adelante”.Makgoba pidió que cada provincia designara un enlace con la red “de manera que estemos plenamente presentes y visibles” en todas las provincias, y Godfrey alentó a todos los miembros de la comunión y del CCA a “estar al tanto y seguir las noticias de lo que [la red] está a punto de llevar a cada una de nuestras diócesis en los años venideros”.La primera resolución que el CCA aprobó en esta reunión el 30 de octubre (hora local) provenía de la Red Medioambiental de la Comunión Anglicana. Recomienda la declaración de Lima, le pide a las provincias que “celebren, apoyen y alienten los ministerios —tanto ya constituidos como nuevos— de alimentos sostenibles y agricultura, conservación [de las fuentes] de agua potable y de la energía renovable”, considera incluir una estación de la creación en su año litúrgico y estimula las medidas a favor del medio ambiente en todos los niveles de la Comunión. – La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Irish Catholics, Anglicans unite for Saint Patrick’s Day service

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Photo: Lynn Glanville[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Dublin joined the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and the Girls’ Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, took part in a united service on the eve of St Patrick’s Day to convey a powerful message of Christian unity. The service, on Wednesday evening this week, united the choirs’ voices united for “a magnificent and historic Festal Choral Evensong.”The service was led by Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and was the brainchild of Christ Church Cathedral’s director of music, Ian Keatley.Keatley grew up in the context of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and “has always been inspired by the way in which the Feast of St Patrick creates a strong and positive sense of unity throughout the island of Ireland,” the Church of Ireland said in a statement.In his sermon, Archbishop Jackson said that St Patrick had brought everyone together in the cathedral for a celebration of the gift of faith given by God to the people of Ireland. He said that the contribution of a faith tradition to any country was hard to gauge and in the Ireland of today it was difficult to see anything other than a decline in religion.“This is an extremely dangerous place to be and to settle down for the evening because it means that our custodianship of the tradition does not get a chance to breathe into the society of today with the freshness it deserves,” he said. “We do a disservice to others and to ourselves. This caution is of a piece with what I keep telling myself in my day-to-day work: It is not about me, it is about them; and also with what I tell to those who work with me: It is not about you, it is about them,” the Archbishop said.“Every generation deserves to get a chance to live by faith and it is a large part of our role as Christian people to lay these chances before others and to learn from their discernment of the same chances which we have failed to spot. Our purpose is, in that old-fashioned word, to convict them: to convict, that is to convince and to persuade and to assure, them of three things about the Christian Faith: its compassion, its courage and its coherence,” he continued.Drawing on St Patrick’s Confession, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said that the saint described himself as a sinner. However, he said Patrick’s awareness of being a sinner meant that he could recognise the grace of God. He continued that Pope Francis, in his first interview after his election as Pope, also described himself as a sinner.“It is when we identify ourselves as sinners that we truly appreciate the abundance of the infinite mercy of God,” the Archbishop said. “No human sin can prevail or limit the mercy of God. One who considers himself in the first place a sinner can never be harsh or arrogant in his judgement of others.” Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Irish Catholics, Anglicans unite for Saint Patrick’s Day service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Ginnie Mae Announces Borrower Relief Options

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Ginnie Mae 2020-07-01 Mike Albanese Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ginnie Mae Announces Borrower Relief Options Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae To cast aside any doubts and guarantee the rate of transactions in conjunction with borrower relief and loss mitigation extended by the federal mortgage programs won’t dilute market confidence in its securities, Ginnie Mae announced a pair of temporary borrower relief options—the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) National Emergency Standalone Partial Claim and USDA’s Mortgage Recovery Advance.Neither requires loans to be bought out of pools in the event the terms of the loan won’t call for modification.The pooling of eligibility restrictions while providing for appropriate and essential buyout transactions, which had already been in place, is being implemented by Ginnie Mae to ensure loan activity with borrower and Mortgage Backed Security (MBS) program interests.Three new terms: “Re-performing Loan”, “Timely Payment”, and “Delinquent” are being incorporated to define the new pooling eligibility requirements and guarantee they’re not unnecessarily restrictive.“Re-performing Loan” refers to a mortgage loan no more than 30 days delinquent and previously bought out from a pool or loan package backing a Ginnie Mae MBS. Additionally, the same rate and terms as the rate and terms linked with such a loan on the date it was previously securitized in a Ginnie Mae MBS are retained.“Delinquent”, meantime, is a mortgage loan with full monthly payment due but unpaid; the reason notwithstanding, including loans in forbearance that aren’t treated as delinquent for the purposes of other credit or servicing. A “Timely Payment” is complete monthly mortgage payment a borrower makes no more than 30 calendar days from its scheduled due dateSignificantly, any Re-performing Loan entered into any type of forbearance—no matter the duration—on or following March 1, 2020, and bought out on or by July 1, 2020, reflected in the servicing system of the insurer of record, doesn’t qualify as collateral for Ginnie Mae securities backed by existing pool types. Meanwhile, Re-performing Loans will be eligible collateral for securities backed by C RG pools. Ginnie Mae deployed the new pool type to secure the Re-performing Loans this memorandum impacts with the following caveats:timely payments have been made by the borrower for the six months immediately preceding the issuance with the MBS andthe date of issue of the MBS is a minimum of 210 days from later date the loan was delinquentAn “All Participants” Memorandum, which will detail updates to these temporary restrictions, will be issued by Ginnie Mae. These restrictions apply to Re-performing Loans. Modified Loans, which are mortgage loans that have undergone a rate and/or term modification in conjunction with a duly executed loan modification agreement, aren’t impacted. If they satisfy other MBS Guide and Guaranty Agreement requirements, they still can be re-pooled, restriction-free.Earlier in the year, the issuance of mortgage-backed securities totaling $55.21 billion was announced by Ginnie Mae. It also provides financing for more than 211,000 homeowners and renters.Ginnie Mae’s total outstanding principal balance for loans was $2.14 trillion, a $2.05 trillion spike from March of last year.“The Ginnie Mae MBS program is working for America’s families, facilitating an average of $55 billion in mortgage capital in each of the past eight months,” said Ginnie Mae Principal EVP Seth Appleton. That consistency, he continued “illustrates the reliability of our technology infrastructure—especially as our staff and that of many of our business partners rely on remote connectivity to keep money flowing to our nation’s mortgage borrowers.” About Author: Chuck Greencenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae Announces Borrower Relief Options Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: The Rise of Fintech in Housing Next: Could COVID-19 Impact How Housing is Perceived? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 1, 2020 2,129 Views Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Case against republican accused of Omagh bomb likely to proceed

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – February 10, 2015 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The case against a republican accused of killing 29 people in the Omagh bomb is likely to proceed, the high court in Northern Ireland heard today.Doubts had been raised over whether the murder charges against Seamus Daly would be maintained. But a judge was told the test for continuing with the prosecution is now expected to be met.A final decision will be confirmed next week.Michael Gallagher, whose son Aidan was killed in the atrocity, was in the High Court today, says they remain cautious:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/michgall.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Case against republican accused of Omagh bomb likely to proceed Previous articleGweebarra fishing allegations back before Dungloe District CourtNext articleMan arrested in connection with disappearance of Co Tyrone woman News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Aided School Teachers Cannot Contest In Elections: Kerala High Court Declares Section 2(iv) Of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Act Unconstitutional

first_imgNews UpdatesAided School Teachers Cannot Contest In Elections: Kerala High Court Declares Section 2(iv) Of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Act Unconstitutional LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Feb 2021 6:41 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court held that the Teachers of aided schools cannot contest in the election to the local bodies, including State Legislative Assembly and Parliament.The bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly observed that a teacher of an aided educational institution, within the State of Kerala, in terms of the provisions of Kerala Education Act, 1958, and…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 Kerala High Court held that the Teachers of aided schools cannot contest in the election to the local bodies, including State Legislative Assembly and Parliament.The bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly observed that a teacher of an aided educational institution, within the State of Kerala, in terms of the provisions of Kerala Education Act, 1958, and the rules framed thereunder, is a person holding an ‘office of profit’, under the Government of the State of Kerala.Political right of a teacher, working in an aided school, to contest in an election, cannot, in any manner, override the Constitutional right guaranteed under Article 21A of the Constitution of India, i.e., the fundamental right of the children, the court said while declaring that Section 2(iv) of the Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Act, 1951 is ultra vires to Article 21A of the Constitution of India and thus unconstitutional. The bench, however, clarified that this judgment would be prospective in nature.This significant ruling came in a batch of writ petitions, some of which were filed in 2010 itself. Section 2(iv) of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualifications) Act, 1951, provides that a person shall not be disqualified for being chosen as and for being, a member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Kerala by reason only—(iv) that he holds an office in any educational institution other than a Government institution. The bench, in its judgment refers to the following provisions of the Constitution: Article 102 of the Constitution of India, in regard to disqualification for membership for either House of Parliament, Article 191 of the Constitution dealing with disqualification for membership of Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council of a State, Articles 243F and 243V of the Constitution of India, dealing with disqualifications for membership, for being chosen as a member of Panchayat and Municipality. Following are some of the observations made in the judgment. Teacher can never discharge the duty as a teacher, in piecemeal, or as a part time engagement, “Even though the teachers have a larger role to play, in shaping the democracy, and preserve the democratic principles, envisioned by the framers of the Constitution, in our view, it should be confined to moulding and shaping the student community, so as to make them educated, in all respects, for the overall development of the nation. Therefore, rather than the teachers themselves indulging in political activities or contest in the elections, and discharge their democratic obligations, teachers are to be more dutiful and dedicated to the cause of education, fundamentally required for contributing an educated society for the better and effective administration. When the obligation of a teacher, to protect democracy and its principles, contesting in elections, comes in conflict with the duty of a teacher, to impart education to the student community, we are of the view that the duty of the teacher to impart education should prevail upon the obligation of the teacher, to contest in an election to the State Legislature or to the Local bodies. This we say so because, a teacher can never discharge the duty as a teacher, in piecemeal, or as a part time engagement, since the devotion, attention, regularity, and dedication, envisioned by the framers under Articles 21 and 21A of the Constitution of India, Education Act, 2009, and the State laws, intend that a teacher has to attend the school and impart education to the students continuously, sincerely, uninterruptedly, and without fail.”Political Right Of Teachers Cannot Override Children’s Fundamental Right To Education Political right of a teacher, working in an aided school, to contest in an election, cannot, in any manner, override the Constitutional right guaranteed under Article 21A of the Constitution of India, i.e., the fundamental right of the children….The role of a teacher to shape the minds of the younger generation is very important, to be discharged in public interest and for the development of the nation. This we say so because, unlike yester years, a teacher has to educate the students with a scientific temper and humanistic attitude and approach, taking into account the nature, character, conduct, inclinations and the needs of a student. In order to achieve the above said aspects, a teacher has to be in continuous contact with the students. A teacher has an onerous duty to interact with a student, as frequently as possible, in order to understand their problems, rectify and alleviate the same, make him interested and active in the entire education process. Therefore, a teacher has to ensure that the students are becoming a part of integration and development of the nation and capable of translating the democratic principles and republican ideals with the objective to secure absolute development to the nation and thereby, alleviate poverty, unemployment and make the nation fit enough to complete among other nations in all respects. If a child does not obtain a proper education, at the elementary level and develops basic character, conduct, and other requirements, the democratic principles would not be formed in him, which is a fundamental requirement, for the efficient governance of the country. Therefore, the role of a teacher cannot be simplified in any manner, so as to be disadvantageous and adverse to the life of student community and thereby, the entire nation. A teacher has a vital role in inculcating good practices in students from the elementary stage, so as to be responsible, dedicated and sacrifice themselves to the cause of the nation, rather than making individualistic approaches, so as to protect personal and self interest. We are also of the view that only if proper education is imparted to the students, they can become good citizens of the country and involve in nation building.A Teacher can never devote his/her attention to the cause of the students, during the election periodThe functions and duties of an elected member of a Legislative Assembly and local bodies are so complex, dutiful, attentive, time consuming, and unless and until an elected member devotes fully to the cause of the citizens, since being elected as their representatives, he would be failing to discharge his duties. A teacher working in an aided school, desirous of being elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly or a Councilor or a Ward Member of local bodies, as the case may be, can never devote his/her attention to the cause of the students, during the election period, and once they are chosen  would spend time, to discharge his/her duties as representatives. Above all, the field of education has become globally competitive as most of the countries have opened up opportunities thus enabling students to undertake education around the globe and therefore the children are to be taught accordingly in the formative ages. . Taking into account the aforesaid aspects, and the decisions considered, it cannot be said that a teacher, working in an aided school, is not a person holding ‘office of profit’, under the State Government.CASE: MOOSA vs STATE OF KERALA [ WP(C). 16198/10] Click here to Read/Download JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Alcohol & Drug Council is opening a treatment and referral facility in Lansing, plans 40 beds in future

first_img Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Parker said the new open access facility will give people struggling with addiction a place to go and find services. She said they are collaborating with several partner agencies, such as the Advocacy Center and the Southern Tier AIDS Program. Eventually, the space will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Right now, many people struggling with addiction wind up in the emergency room because there is no place for them to go, Parker said.Medication-assisted treatment will be offered through the open access center, including suboxone and Narcan. People will be able to walk in and get an assessment, and either get treatment there or be referred. By collaborating with several agencies, they will also be able to help people access other needed services, such as housing, mental health, or advocacy services.The bottom line, Parker said, “is meeting people where they are and providing the kind of help they need.”As an example, she said if a woman came in struggling with addiction and was also experiencing domestic violence, at the open access center, they can help with connect her with treatment services and also contact the Advocacy Center, who will come meet her in a private space to figure out how to best support her. “We are trying to make (this space) as healthy and healing as can be and trying to work with our partners to bring services to them in a way that’s new and creative and effective,” Parker said.In the past two years, Parker said they have had a lot of conversations with a lot of people to make sure they open a facility that best meets the needs of the community and truly helps people struggling with addiction have a long-term, sustainable recovery.Frank Kruppa, mental health commissioner for Tompkins County, has been a strong advocate for the project and said in a statement, “There is no higher priority public health project in Tompkins County than adding these Open Access Medically Supervised Withdrawal services to address a gap in locally available care for people struggling with substance use disorders.”The Alcohol & Drug Council has looked at many spaces in the past couple of years, Parker said, but they ultimately went with the location on North Triphammer Road in Lansing because it did not need a lot of renovation and is easily accessible by the bus (serviced by TCAT Routes 30 or 13). It also has off-street parking available.According to a news release, the Alcohol & Drug Council was assisted by David Huckle of Pyramid Brokerage Company, who brokered the lease; Kelly White of Illume Projects, who is the project manager; and Seth Hiland of Harris Beach, PLLC, who is legal counsel. The landlord, Blinders Property Company, was represented by Connor Colbert of Greenstate Properties.“We’re so grateful to have been able to work with the Colberts to lease this beautiful property that will offer a very welcoming, healing point of entry for people to begin their recovery journeys,” Sullivan said in a statement. “They truly appreciate the importance and urgency of our work, and have been very supportive partners.”The Alcohol & Drug Council clinic at 201 E. Green St. will remain open daytime hours Monday through Friday. The open access center at 2353 N. Triphammer Rd. in the Village of Lansing will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.Featured image: The Alcohol & Drug Council’s new open access facility on North Triphammer Road in Lansing. (Provided Photo) center_img Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — The Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County has started the week with a major announcement: it is phasing in a 40-bed medically supervised detox and stabilization unit in Lansing and will begin by opening an open access treatment and referral facility this weekend.The Alcohol & Drug Council has secured a 19,420-square-foot facility at 2353 N. Triphammer Rd. in the Village of Lansing. Finding a place to put the treatment center and secure funding has been in the works for over two years, Emily Parker, director of development at the Alcohol & Drug Council said, and will help fill a critical gap in local addiction treatment.The facility will have a phased opening. Starting with a soft opening this weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, the “open access” portion of the facility will open its doors. There will be no beds available just yet, but they do have comfortable reclining chairs for stays less than 24 hours and medication-assisted treatment will be available right away, Parker said. In about six months, once they receive more funding (which she said they hope will happen by summer), they will add 10 beds. And after about 18 months and more renovation, they hope to have all 40 beds in place for the medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization residential program.“As we expand our services, we will be adding additional medical and clinical professionals to our staff to offer high-quality, compassionate care for our community,” Angela Sullivan, executive director of the Alcohol & Drug Council said in a news release. Dr. John-Paul Mead, an Ithaca native and local physician, will serve as medical director of the program.The open access portion of the program is being supported by $450,000 in funding from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the award nearly a year ago, he said, “Substance abuse knows no age, knows no income and knows no zip code in New York or across the nation. … With these around-the-clock Open Access Centers, we can provide critical services night and day to New Yorkers when they need it most.”Related: $450K state funding will help open 24/7 access center to address substance abuseRelated: In visit to Ithaca, Schumer calls for government to disburse $3.3 billion to treat opioid crisisAngela Sullivan, executive director of the Alcohol & Drug Council speaks at a press conference in March 2018. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Angela Sullivan, executive director of the Alcohol & Drug Council speaks at a press conference in March 2018. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)In March, Sen. Chuck Schumer visited the Alcohol & Drug Council in Ithaca, where he spoke about the urgent need for treatment and urged the government to disburse billions in funding to help fight the opioid crisis.While the open access center is a start, the residential detox and stabilization part of the facility will open as more funding is secured, a news release said. The open access center will offer valuable resources for people struggling with addiction and in crisis, but it is not a residential facility yet. Tagged: addiction, alcohol and drug council of tompkins county, ithaca, tompkins county, treatment services, village of Lansing last_img read more

International manhunt launched for person of interest in killing of nursing student

first_imgWABC-TV(BINGHAMTON, N.Y) — An international manhunt was underway on Sunday for a person of interest in the killing of a 22-year-old nursing student — who was found dead in her Binghamton, New York, home by police conducting a welfare check, authorities said.The body of Haley Anderson was discovered on Friday near the campus of State University of New York, Binghamton, where she was a registered nursing student, police said. Following an autopsy on Saturday, Anderson’s death was ruled a homicide, police said.“This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger,” the Binghamton Police Department said.Police said they are searching for Anderson’s former boyfriend, also a nursing student at SUNY Binghamton, as a person of interest in the homicide. Investigators suspect the boyfriend, whom they did not immediately identify, has fled the country.“The victim and male student had a previous domestic/romantic relationship. The investigation determined that the person of interest has left the United States by international air travel flight, prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson’s deceased body,” according to the police.Anderson — who was originally from Westbury, New York, which is in Long Island — lived about a mile from the university. Police officers were sent to her residence around 1 p.m. on Friday to check on her well-being and discovered her body, officials said.On her online LinkedIn profile, Anderson said she also worked as a barista at Jazzman’s Cafe in Binghamton.In a statement on Facebook, SUNY Binghamton officials said the university “community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of senior nursing student Haley Anderson.”In a statement, the university said there was “no threat to public safety at this time” and that counseling was being offered to students and staff.“Our entire University community extends our deepest condolences to Haley’s family and friends, both here in Binghamton and in her hometown of Westbury,” the statement read.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Education and polar research: bringing polar science into the classroom

first_imgThe Polar Regions play an important role in the global processes of our planet, from climate change to sea level rise,protection from UV (ultraviolet) radiation to uptake of carbon dioxide. In addition, their scientific importance, extraordinary beauty andadventurous history provide perfect ingredients for both education and public outreach.Polar examples provide an excellent way totransmit basic concepts about a wide range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. The IPY(International Polar Year) brought educators and scientists together and provided the incentive for the formation of the PEI (PolarEducators International), an organization encouraging the exchange of ideas between educators and researchers and enhancement of theprofile of polar education on the international scene. Educators must be adequately informed about current scientific polar research andhave the confidenceto teach it to students. Scientists have the knowledge and data to explain these complexities, but may lack thecommunication skills to make the subject accessible to non-technical audiences. The development of this new network between polareducators and scientists has the potential to break down walls that restrict international collaboration and understanding, provideeducators with topical and reliable information and share best practices internationally in an effective way.last_img read more

Guidance: Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England

first_imgThis handbook is designed to give the public, patients, carers, families and NHS staff all the information they need about the NHS Constitution for England.The handbook covers: The EU Exit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.On 1 January 2021, rules changed regarding UK residents’ access to healthcare in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England has been updated to reflect this. NHS values and the principles that guide the NHS explanations of the rights and pledges in the NHS Constitution legal sources of patient and staff rights the roles we all play in protecting and developing the NHSlast_img read more

Papadosio Gets Reinvented On ‘Pattern Integrities: Remixed’

first_imgPapadosio is known for their layered sound and seemingly infinite depth, as recent release Pattern Integrities showed. Building the perfect Papadosio song is a process of making choice after choice until the track emerges. Thankfully, the production finish line isn’t always the final word in the evolution of the music. For the first time, Papadosio has decided that the end isn’t truly the end with the release of Pattern Integrities: Remixed.There are a million reasons for one artist to want to deconstruct the creations of others. Often, it is to single out an element that intrigues them. For example, Bluetech takes the more down-tempo aspects of “Each And Every Wave” and strips away anything that elevates the track’s high end. The effect is a meditative jam that allows the mind to float and bob to its own beat.Kalya Scintilla took elements of “Euclidean Lights” and added layers of distorted echo-laden wails and higher-sped beats. The remix proves that sometimes you can say more with less song itself. Aligning Minds focus on “Mr. Turtles Cloud Kingdom,” turning the track into a tight, trippy, psychedelic dream.The bass line of “Omnifreeze” goes from a sparse click to a thumping organic beat in the hands of Living Light. Slow-building “Oblivion” skips the preamble and gets straight to full-speed funk in the hands of Push Pull. Anthony Thogmartin, under the alias EarthCry, pulls off one of the most remarkable transformations with a tempo-inverted take on “Vactollio,” which works just as well. It makes one wonder if he had this direction in mind earlier in the production cycle.The most charming take on this collection is Scott Hannay’s fantastically retro 8-bit version of “Threes.” Self-imposed restrictions, like the use of the OG video game music parameters, can be inspirational and comical at the same time. The second take on “Euclidean Lights” on Pattern Integrities: Remixed by Soulacybin goes in a much more structured and danceable direction.Including multiple takes by different remix artists on a collection illustrates the conceit behind these packages perfectly, giving artists like Futexture and Erothyme opportunities to showcase their thoughts alongside Living Light and the band itself. Papadosio wisely chose artists whom they appreciate to reinvent their work and the result is a lively album that stands on its own merits. Let’s hope that they continue to see where others can take their creations!Tickets for Papadosio’s Re:Creation event at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 6th are currently on sale, and can be purchased here. For additional information and even updates, check out the Facebook Event page at this link. Anthony Thogmartin’s EarthCry project will play a pre-party show at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox on Friday, May 5th. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketfly.last_img read more