Premiership player watch: Semesa Rokoduguni, Bath

first_imgAnother scintillating performance against Saracens on Friday evening enhanced Semesa Rokoduguni’s credentials for a full England debut this autumn. We take a look at his showings so far this season. In May, we may well look back on this Aviva Premiership weekend as a watershed for Bath – three days that encapsulated a newfound edge and dogged durability. No longer will they be bullied or pushed around. Mike Ford’s West Country side has found a bit of bite.A 21-11 victory over Saracens on Friday evening spoke for itself. It was a triumph founded on old-fashioned tenacity. Bath outhunted Paul Gustard’s self-styled wolf pack, suffocated them and stormed the Premiership summit.Then Sunday saw a portrait of incoming Sam Burgess’s considerable qualities. Having crunched his cheekbone with his opening carry of the NRL final, the high-profile code-hopper allayed sickening pain and guided South Sydney Rabbitohs to glory on a tsunami of emotion.Burgess racked up an incredible individual tally of 225 running metres and 35 tackles. More than anything though, this game demonstrated intangible attributes – immense charisma, dogged desire, an innate aura of leadership – that he will bring to Bath.Remember, Ford senior still has Carl Fearns and Francois Louw to return. It is tough to imagine them taking a backward step from here; such is the spikiness about the squad.Incoming: Bath are soon to be bolstered by BurgessThe knock-on effect from this abrasive muscle is more eye-catching. A blockbuster backline, led by gain-line slicer George Ford, is positively purring.Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph are impressing in a sparky midfield partnership  – each snared a try and an assist each against Saracens. Even so, neither managed to snatch the official man-of-the-match award away from a Fijian-born firecracker.In Semesa Rokoduguni, Bath have a diamond. More than that, they have a Test-quality wing who could easily be the wildcard to energise England’s Rugby World Cup bid. While relentless work-rate without the ball paved the way for Friday’s victory, Rokoduguni’s ambitious bursts on the counter catalysed momentum.All told, his fleet feet and deceptive power beat the challenge of nine Saracens defenders. Staggeringly, he only carried the ball eight times. Those figures boosted his overall total for the campaign so far to 22 tackle-busts from 37 runs. That ratio puts him firmly in the category of what Stuart Lancaster calls a “something from nothing player.” You can factor in nine clean breaks in four matches too. That said, while Rokoduguni may need some iffy defensive habits ironed out, he is spectacularly good with ball in hand. From the June series in New Zealand, Lancaster knows one of the final pieces in his jigsaw is a ruthless, clinical attacker. Bath’s bright-eyed wide-man is an outstanding candidate.Read what the experts have to say about Sam Burgess’s switch to union in the November issue of Rugby World – in shops from Tuesday 5 October! Click here for all the latest deals, or find out how to download the digital edition here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A reconnaissance tank soldier who toured Afghanistan seven years ago, Rokoduguni is a hugely humble, God-fearing figure. More than half of his post-match interview the other night constituted of him pointing skyward and thanking the big man upstairs. Still, modesty won’t stop what seems an inexorable surge towards a full international debut.Blooded by the Saxons in Scotland this January, the 27 year-old feature for an England XV in June’s Barbarians fixture. Hulking opposite number Hosea Gear caused some problems, but Rokoduguni certainly held his own. And this term, he has hit the ground sprinting.His haul of four tries underlines valuable predatory instincts, no better illustrated by this opportunistic interception for the second score of a brace in Bath’s 53-26 thrashing of London Welsh last month.Hunting the shoulder of fly-half Ford is also proving fruitful, and this short-range effort – just escaping the clutches of Danny Cipriani to skate over in the corner – set up an opening-day triumph over Sale Sharks.However, just as attractive as formidable finishing to Lancaster will be Rokoduguni’s footballing skill, unsurprisingly honed in sevens. As England strive towards an all-court approach played at pace, decision-making such as this, in the lead-up to Peter Stringer’s try against Leicester Tigers, stands out.Not content with searing 60 metres upfield, Rokoduguni remains calm enough to link up with Alafoti Faosiliva, who in turn delivers the scoring pass.Now into the groove for new club Harlequins, Marland Yarde is very likely to be trusted in England’s first autumn clash with the All Blacks on November 8. The second wing slot is up for grabs. Jack Nowell, Christian Wade and Jonny May have youth and time in the set-up on their side. They must be considered front runners.last_img read more

Episcopal leaders join celebrations of Church of England’s first black…

first_imgEpiscopal leaders join celebrations of Church of England’s first black female bishop By David PaulsenPosted Dec 4, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dover Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Reading Bishop Olivia Graham are consecrated Nov. 19 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Photo: St. Paul’s Cathedral[Episcopal News Service] Last month’s consecration and installation of the first black female bishop in the Church of England were celebrated by a wide array of Anglican Communion leaders, including numerous leaders from The Episcopal Church.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies president, was joined by West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, among others, in attendance at the Nov. 19 consecrations of Dover Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Reading Bishop Olivia Graham at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. A reception followed at Lambeth Palace, hosted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Hudson-Wilkin, a native of Jamaica, previously served as chaplain to members of the British Parliament and as priest-in-charge of St. Mary-at-Hill Church in London. Her appointment to succeed Bishop Trevor Willmott was announced in June.The bishop of Dover is technically a suffragan role in the Diocese of Canterbury, though it effectively entails oversight of the diocese, freeing the archbishop of Canterbury to focus on his responsibilities with the Anglican Communion and as head of the Church of England, according to the Anglican Communion News Service. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA “I’m excited, I’ve got lots of new people to meet, to get to know, and that fills me with joy,” Hudson-Wilkin said after her consecration, according to the BBC. “Beginning this new ministry, there is a sense of awe in it all. But also something refreshing about being open to the new things that God has in store, not just for me as a person taking on this new leadership role, but for our diocese as a whole.”Hudson-Wilkin led prayers during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a ceremony in which Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached.Graham, the bishop of Reading who was consecrated with Hudson-Wilkin, is the first female bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. She now oversees 170 churches in the Reading area.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Jennings and Douglas served with Hudson-Wilkin on the Anglican Consultative Council, most recently in 2016, according to a Facebook post by Jennings.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care, and the Rev. Ronald Byrd, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for black ministries, were among the church leaders who attended Hudson-Wilkin’s installation Nov. 30 at Canterbury Cathedral. Women’s Ministry People, center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

first_imgphotographs:  Daici AnoPhotographs:  Daici Ano Site Area:100㎡Total Floor Area:178.5㎡Architect In Charge:Yuko Nagayama, Yohei KawashimaCity:YachiyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – Build Save this picture!Section PlanA Dwelling with shop at Katsutadai, Chiba prefecture, Japan. The outer part of 1st floor is a Patisserie and the inner part is a Cuisine, 2nd and 3rd floor is a Dwelling for a family of four peoples. This house has an aerial wedge in between 1st and 3rd floor, so that upper part of dwelling is looks like floating above a patisserie as a view on street. This aerial wedge will be changing its character as the photic layer with different times – During the daytime it will be a light-well for a patisserie, and the nighttime the lights leaking from this aperture like a treasure box is opened. And we can see a sole of dwelling volume in a patisserie based on its transparent glass roof. The wall of shop along the street is planed to 1.8 meters height and it is gradually being higher toward the inside. That is based on our intention to create a familiar open space like an empty-lot where is just surrounded by low wall.Save this picture!© Daici AnoThis house has an inter-observing relationship between a shop and a floating dwelling space that makes different independent existence in a single building simultaneously. Each space has a particular sense of distance to the surrounding environment. A shop space is a kind of continuous exterior with the streetscape where is only surrounded by low wall. And a dwelling space is more separated form the surroundings where is floating above the street and has non-openings along the street, so that dwellers cannot see other houses directly and vice versa. Additionally, we put a kind of wind-path in a dwelling part that brings the wind and the sounds form the outside to the inside space, and then dwellers can be feel an atmosphere of the street. When we went their previous house for the first time (1st floor was a shop and 2nd floor was a dwelling), a curtain is closed due to concerning about the eyes from street, and they also troubled with the noise of their child’s footstep form upstairs to patisserie. Therefore, we also attempted a solution of those problems in the schematic design.The approach is planed to have an attractive appearance with long length to change the mood between a shop and a dwelling. We intended to change a sense of distance to the surroundings with the situations – such as high public patisserie space and more independent dwelling space, and those senses of distance change the flow of time between the spaces in their life.Project gallerySee allShow lessArdeko / be baumschlager eberleSelected ProjectsBricks Grown From BacteriaArchitecture News Share 2013 Year:  Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472491/katsutadai-house-yuko-nagayama-and-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472491/katsutadai-house-yuko-nagayama-and-associates Clipboard Houses 2013 Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & AssociatesSave this projectSaveKatsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates “COPY” CopyHouses, Store•Yachiyo, Japan ArchDaily Area:  80 m² Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates Japan Architects: Yuko Nagayama & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeYuko Nagayama & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureRetailStoreYachiyoRetailHousesMixed UseJapanPublished on February 02, 2014Cite: “Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates” 02 Feb 2014. 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Macmillan launch green wristbands

first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Promotional Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Macmillan launch green wristbands About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Macmillan Cancer Relief have launched green wristbands to help raise money and show support for people living with cancer.The bands were launched at the end of June 2005 and carry the slogan ‘for people living with cancer’ together with the address of the Macmillan website.They are available for a suggested donation of £1 at around 1,000 Nationwide branches and agencies across the UK. They can also be bought from Macmillan local appeal offices and, from August, from the macmillan online catalogue. Advertisementlast_img read more

EU arts and cultural funding seminar to be held in Belfast

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Queen’s University are running a free seminar for creative and cultural organisations across Northern Ireland about the upcoming EU funding opportunities worth nearly €1.5 billion for arts, cultural, heritage and co-operation projects.The event will take place at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University on 27 November from 2pm – 3.30pm.The Creative Europe programme (2014-2020) replaces the Culture Programme 2007-2013, Media and Media Mundus programmes as the EU Commission’s main funding instrument for the cultural, heritage and media sectors across Europe.The event is open to organisations in the creative and cultural sectors interested in working collaboratively across Europe and information on the day will be supplied by the UK Cultural Contact Point, Visiting Arts, who wil be present to deliver advice on eligibility, funding streams and applications.Attendance is free but spaces are limited and and pre-registration is required.The European Commission have outlined that Creative Europe will offer the following:300,000 artists and cultural professionals and their work will receive funding to reach new audiences beyond their home countries.More than 1,000 European films would receive distribution support, enabling them to be seen by audiences throughout Europe and beyond, on traditional and digital platforms.Thousands of cultural organisations and professionals from Europe would benefit from training to gain new skills and to strengthen their capacity to operate internationally.2,500 European cinemas would receive support enabling them to ensure that at least 50% of the films they show are European.More than 5,500 books and other literary works will receive support for translation, which will allow readers to enjoy them in their mother tongue.Millions of citizens would be reached through projects funded by the programme.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EU arts and cultural funding seminar to be held in Belfast About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 22 October 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Lecciones de la victoriosa huelga del comedor de Harvard

first_imgLas/os 750 empleados de la Universidad de Harvard – cocineros, lavaplatos, camareros y cajeros – hicieron arrodillar a la multimillonaria Universidad de Harvard el 25 de octubre. Después de una huelga de tres semanas, los patronos de la universidad cedieron, dando a las/os miembros de UNITE HERE Local 26 incluso más de lo que habían exigido inicialmente. Y más importante aún, todas las demandas que la Corporación Harvard exigía, se eliminaron.La victoria de la huelga ofrece lecciones valiosas para las/os trabajadores y oprimidos en esta era del capitalismo global, particularmente ahora bajo la administración de Donald Trump y con el surgimiento de elementos racistas y fascistas. Martha Grevatt, de Workers World-Mundo Obrero, entrevistó al Jefe de Delegados, Ed Childs, cocinero y líder en la Local 26 por más de 40 años. Este es el cuarto de una serie de artículos basados en las entrevistas, en las que Childs explica cómo ganaron las/os trabajadores.El derrotar los ataques al cuidado de la salud – protegiéndolo del 1% – es el comienzo de algo con importancia nacional e internacional. La gente ve a Trump atacar incluso la limitada Ley de Cuidado Asequible de Obama y siente desesperanza sobre la lucha por el cuidado de la salud. Pero hemos demostrado que sí podemos ganar.A la tercera semana, la posición de Harvard se desmoronaba. Los empujamos al límite cuando las/os estudiantes ocuparon el edificio donde estábamos negociando. Tomar los medios de producción no se limita a las fábricas. Cuando se enfrenta a una universidad con fines de lucro, donde el capital financiero entrena a los suyos, un edificio de aulas es el medio de producción.Las ocupaciones son una táctica de la izquierda que las/os comunistas perfeccionaron en los años treinta. Como Sam Marcy explicó en el libro “High Tech, Low Pay” (Alta tecnología, bajos salarios), “La incautación y ocupación de las plantas y otras instalaciones tienen el efecto de acelerar una crisis en la relación entre empleadores y trabajadores. … Puede cambiar la forma de la lucha, sacarla de sus estrechos confines e impartirle una perspectiva más amplia. Realmente, saca a la superficie una nueva perspectiva de la clase obrera sobre la lucha entre trabajadoras/es y patronos. Dice en resumen que no estamos atados a un tipo de lucha unidimensional con los patronos en un momento en que tienen en sus manos las palancas de la autoridad política”.Eso es tan cierto en un restaurante, hospital o universidad como dentro de una planta.En medio de la ocupación, el Boston Globe y el Boston Herald, que no nos habían cubierto nunca, de repente sacaron un editorial diciendo que se debía llegar a un acuerdo con las/os trabajadores. Las noticias televisivas, que habían sido negativas, decían lo mismo. Incluso representantes de la misma prensa de Harvard dijeron a los medios de comunicación que era hora de que Harvard llegara a un acuerdo.Ahora, UNITE HERE Internacional ha declarado que la huelga de Harvard es su obra. Como tuvo tanto éxito y tuvo tanto apoyo, quiso convocar a una huelga general el Día de la Inauguración. El presidente internacional del sindicato no pudo convencer a nadie en la AFL-CIO, pero dijo que la huelga de Harvard demuestra que sí se puede hacer. El sindicato también pidió a sus empleadores dar a las/os trabajadores el día libre para protestar contra la ola anti inmigrante. ¿Estaría sucediendo esto dentro de nuestra unión si no hubiéramos emprendido una huelga exitosa contra Harvard – e indirectamente contra Wall Street?Empleando tácticas comunistasYa que la victoria de la huelga queda atrás, ahora tenemos que absorber sus lecciones. ¿Cuál es el papel de las/os comunistas en los sindicatos: ¿qué hacen? Todas nuestras tácticas tienen que ser vistas como tácticas leninistas, distintas del ultra-izquierdismo. Necesitamos revivir una perspectiva revolucionaria de los sindicatos leninistas y no dejar que se pierda el trabajo sindical de Lenin.Lo que Lenin escribió en “La enfermedad infantil del ‘izquierdismo’ en el comunismo” describe perfectamente las tácticas revolucionarias. Lenin estaba preocupado de que su experiencia al conducir con éxito la Revolución Rusa se perdiera porque Rusia era un país atrasado y la burguesía estaba organizada para aplastar la revolución.Líderes sindicales como Samuel Gompers en Estados Unidos y otros en Europa se rieron de Lenin, pero Lenin dijo que se luchara la burocracia sindical!Veamos el liderazgo sindical en EUA desde la fundación de la Federación Americana de Trabajo (AFL) en 1886. Sólo han existido seis presidentes: Gompers, Greene, Meany, Kirkland, Sweeney y Trumka – y los primeros tres fueron de por vida.Pero Lenin dijo que a pesar de todo, se quedaran las/os trabajadores en los sindicatos.Ha habido un disputa en el movimiento sindical sobre qué fue lo que ganó nuestra huelga, pero fue el leninismo clásico: ganamos con una lucha política. He aprendido de Sam Marcy, Milt Neidenberg y otros cómo debemos luchar – “suave en la forma, audaz en el contenido” – atrayendo a los funcionarios, pero controlando nuestro mensaje y consiguiendo exponer nuestra política. Si ignoramos el hecho de que esta lucha fue liderada y alimentada por comunistas, perdemos la mitad del significado de esta huelga.Todo mi trabajo en el sindicato ha sido sobre aplicar un enfoque clásico marxista-leninista a una situación actual. El Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero ha sido la luz rectora de este sindicato desde el momento en que organizamos por primera vez, a través de huelgas pasadas y la batalla del año pasado. WW-MO fue la única fuente de noticias que registró todos los acontecimientos de la huelga desde el punto de vista de las/os trabajadores.Lo que Marx escribió en “Los sindicatos: su pasado, presente y futuro” en 1866 se aplica totalmente hoy: “Aparte de sus propósitos originales, los sindicatos deben ahora aprender a actuar deliberadamente como centros organizadores de la clase obrera, en el amplio interés de su completa emancipación. Deben ayudar a todos los movimientos sociales y políticos que tienden en esa dirección. Considerándose a sí mismos y actuando como los representantes campeones de toda la clase obrera, que no puede dejar de enlistar a los no-trabajadores de la sociedad a sus filas.“Deben vigilar cuidadosamente los intereses de los oficios peor pagados, como los trabajadores agrícolas [y hoy el proletariado de servicios, incluidos los trabajadores precarios], que quedaron impotentes por circunstancias excepcionales. Deben convencer al mundo en general de que sus esfuerzos, lejos de ser estrechos y egoístas, apunten a la emancipación de los millones oprimidos”.El Primer Secretario del Partido WW-MO Larry Holmes, en reunión con los cuadros laborales-sindicales del partido en septiembre, dijo: “La organización de la clase obrera debe avanzar para abarcar más y más números, independientemente de sus circunstancias, no en base a una industria o a un país, sino en derrocar al capitalismo”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Barrier to Mumia’s appeal dismissed: Case can move forward

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this PhiladelphiaA significant roadblock to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal of his unjust 1982 murder conviction was removed on Dec. 16, when Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices dismissed an attempt by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police to obtain a change of venue in the case.With this new ruling, all of Abu-Jamal’s pending appeals and motions in the Pennsylvania Superior Court will move forward from where they left off in February, when the state Supreme Court stayed all proceedings until the justices decided on the FOP’s King’s Bench petition.Demonstrators denounce FOP efforts to delay Mumia’s appeal on Feb. 28, 2020. Credit: Joe PietteIn late February, Abu-Jamal and his supporters were waiting to see if Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner would agree to a request by Abu-Jamal’s attorneys to remand his case back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Their request stemmed from findings of significant evidence of police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in six boxes of hidden evidence that had been discovered in the district attorney’s office in late December 2018.After lower courts in October 2019 denied their request to be “parties of interest” to the case, the FOP and Maureen Faulkner — once the spouse of the police officer Abu-Jamal was unfairly accused of killing — intervened in February. They filed a rare King’s Bench petition seeking a change of venue.Falsely claiming that members of DA Krasner’s staff were biased in favor of Abu-Jamal, the FOP and Faulkner used the archaic King’s Bench — generally reserved for “extraordinary relief” — to have Krasner’s office removed from handling the appeals in the case. They sought to have the more conservative Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro take over as prosecutor. Several former Philadelphia prosecutors who played a role in Abu-Jamal’s prosecution, but had been fired when Krasner took office, now work for Shapiro.The state Supreme Court accepted the petition submitted by the FOP and Faulker and then appointed retired Judge John M. Cleland, of McKean County, to serve as a special master in the case. Although Cleland concluded his investigation and made recommendations late this summer, the court delayed a final decision until now. They have yet to make Cleland’s findings public.Three of the seven state Supreme Court justices recused themselves from participating in the decision. Three other justices — David Wecht, Christine Donohue, and Kevin Dougherty, a former Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge — concurred with the order. Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy filed a dissent.Appeal involves former justice’s misconductWhile King’s Bench was not intended for use by an individual or group simply displeased with a government action, it appears that the state Supreme Court continues to make exceptions when it comes to the police. Many justices on this court, including two on the panel that ruled in favor of the petition, receive FOP funding.This court’s actions delayed Abu-Jamal’s pending appeal, which involves charges of misconduct by retired Justice Ronald Castille, a former member of the same court. His well-established alliance with the FOP and bias against Abu-Jamal is central to this case.In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Williams v. Pennsylvania that it was  improper for a prosecutor who had sought the death penalty to later rule, as a judge, against the same defendant’s appeal. That decision involved Castille, who was Philadelphia district attorney during Terrence Williams’ murder trial. Later, after becoming a state Supreme Court justice, Castille rejected Williams’ appeal.The FOP’s  “Hail Mary” efforts in this petition reflected their futile efforts to prevent the truth from ever seeing the light of day in Abu-Jamal’s case.  Many politicians whose careers were built on their participation in this case stand to lose their status.As of last February, Abu-Jamal’s attorneys had submitted briefs rearguing issues that have been unconstitutionally dismissed by the state Supreme Court over the course of almost two decades. This was because of the conflict of interest involving Castille, then a justice in that court.Abu-Jamal’s lawyers asked the state Superior Court to remand the case to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to review the new evidence in the case. The district attorney’s office can now submit its responding briefs to the Superior Court.Not waiting for the court’s ruling, Abu-Jamal supporters have continued to advocate for him in this case, despite limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In April, they held a virtual press conference and a teach-in on his case and those of other political prisoners. A second virtual press conference on Nov. 16 featured statements by Dr. Angela Davis and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick calling for his release.  They are determined to win Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom after 38 years of unjust incarceration.last_img read more

Stranorlar loses out in roads funding row

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleA&E pressure at Letterkenny General HospitalNext articleMc Gowan concerned for future of Balor Theatre in Ballybofey News Highland Google+ Pinterest Twitter Stranorlar loses out in roads funding row Facebook By News Highland – May 31, 2011 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Newsx Adverts Despite officially having the worst damaged roads from the extreme cold weather at the start of the year, the Stranorlar Electoral Area is to receive the smallest share of additional roads funding.Donegal has been awarded 4.2 million euro of government funding for roads – in the past this money was allocated to each electoral area based on the amount of roads it has, this worked favourably for Inishowen.However it was proposed that this time, the money would be allocated to the areas worst damaged by the cold snap – Inishowen councillors reacted with fury to learn they would lose 165 thousand euro of funding while Stranorlar would gain 227 thousand.Following an ill tempered row, the matter was put to a vote which fell in the favour of Inishowen. This proved to be a costly gamble for Stranorlar Councillors who rejected a compromise deal from their Inishowen colleagues which would see their area gain an extra 60 thousand euro.Councillor Gerry Crawford says the outcome is a major disappointment:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/gerryroads.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[IBC] Does Principal Borrower Has To Be Corporate Entity In Order To Maintain Insolvency Proceedings ? SC To Examine [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[IBC] Does Principal Borrower Has To Be Corporate Entity In Order To Maintain Insolvency Proceedings ? SC To Examine [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Aug 2020 4:12 AMShare This – xDoes the principal borrower has to be corporate entity, in order to maintain the proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)?, the Supreme Court would examine this question that has arisen in an appeal against a judgment of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).In this case the Financial Creditor’ filed an application under Section 7 of the IBC against…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?LoginDoes the principal borrower has to be corporate entity, in order to maintain the proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)?, the Supreme Court would examine this question that has arisen in an appeal against a judgment of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).In this case the Financial Creditor’ filed an application under Section 7 of the IBC against a proprietorship firm. The NCLT held that such an application is maintainable. Before NCLAT, it was contended that the application can be filed only against Company and the same is not maintainable against the Sole Proprietorship Firm.It was further contended that as per Section 5A of the I&B Code, 2016 to commence the insolvency proceedings against the ‘Corporate Guarantor’, both the ‘Principal Debtor’ and ‘Guarantor’, must be Corporate entities/ Corporate Debtor, as defined under Section 3(7) and 3(8) of the Code. While dismissing appeal, NCLAT observed thus: “The ‘Corporate Debtor’ being a ‘Corporate Person’ and registered under the Companies Act,2013 had Guaranteed ‘Surety’ in regard to ‘Contract’ with ‘Debtor firm’ or ‘Proprietary concern’ as the case may be. As per Section 145 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 in respect of every ‘Contract of Guarantee’, there is an implied Promise of the ‘Principal Debtor’ to indemnify the ‘Surety’…. It may not be out of place for this tribunal to make a relevant mention that the ‘Financial Debt’ includes a ‘Debt’ owed to a Creditor by a ‘Principal’ and ‘Guarantor’. A just Omission or failure to pay on the part of a Guarantor to pay the ‘Financial Creditor’, When the Principal sum is claimed/demanded certainly, will come with the scope of ‘Default’ under Section (3),(12) of the Code. The proceedings under Section 7 of the Code can be triggered by a ‘Financial Creditor’ who had taken Guarantee in respect of ‘Debt’ against ‘Guarantor’ for failure to repay the money borrowed by the ‘Principal Borrower’. To put it explicitly (Ms/ Surana Metals Ltd.) is the ‘Corporate Debtor’ and that the Appellant is the proprietor of the Firm of M/s Mahaveer Construction.”While issuing notice on the above said question, the Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra,BR Gavai and Krishna Murari stayed the operation of NCLAT judgment till the next date of hearing. The case is posted to last week of August, 2020.Click here to Read/Download orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

New Martin McGuinness portrait launched

first_img By News Highland – March 22, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation has launched a new portrait of the late deputy First Minister on his anniversary.Acclaimed artist Tony Bell has created a new portrait of the late Martin Mcguinness to support the peace foundation established in his name.Tony also produced the portrait of Martin that is now displayed in StormontThe foundation has thanked him for his hard work which will support the foundation as it will benefit from sales of the limited-edition prints.Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation spokesperson Paul Kavanagh said both Martin’s family and the foundation are delighted with it:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Kavanaghweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Anyone seeking to purchase a copy of the painting can do so by emailing the Foundation at [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Google+ New Martin McGuinness portrait launched Facebookcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleAnger following discovery of illegal dumping in ConvoyNext articleNursing homes residents allowed two visits per week from today News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterestlast_img read more