Barrick hit by criminal gang

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IPL 2020 : 5 hurdles IPL 2020 has to cross before…

first_img Previous articleFootball Business : Arsenal fined by FIFA over sell-on clauses for player transfersNext articleSports Business: FedEx asks NFL team Washington Redskins to change name Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoNo matter how hard BCCI or others tries, nothing for IPL 2020 will move if the International Cricket Council (ICC) does not officially make an announcement on the T20 World Cup in Australia. According to the protocols, BCCI can announce the IPL 2020 only if the T20 World Cup gets officially postponed. Until or unless that does not happen, BCCI and other stakeholders can only wait.Also Read: IPL 2020 : BCCI official confirms, “IPL 2020 not happening in India”IPL 2020 Hurdle 2 – Selection of VENUEWith Covid19 cases growing in the country and peak for the same still to come in, one thing is certain now that IPL 2020 will not happen in India. Once the T20 World Cup gets postponed, BCCI will have to take this big decision – where exactly to play IPL 2020. The tentative dates for IPL 2020 are already identified from Sep 26th to Nov 8th, what needs to be finalized will be the final offshore venue for IPL 2020. The toss up as reported by InsideSport and already confirmed by BCCI will be between Sri Lanka & United Arab Emirates (UAE) with later being the hot favorite.IPL 2020 Hurdle 3 – Format & Buy in from all stakeholdersThe next step for the organizers would be to finalize the format for IPL 2020. Though some of the franchises have clearly made their position clear by declaring ’no tinkering should be done with the IPL format’, the situation is such that without tweaking the IPL 2020 format it will be difficult for BCCI, Star Sports to deliver the league this year. Whether the tournament takes place in venue A or B – one thing is certain that like other global sporting events the IPL season will be played under various restrictions and new instructions. The moment for the teams will be limited, crowds will be strict no-no, norm of Covid19 – the bio-bubble will place various restrictions on everyone and health security will be of paramount importance and as such the format change will become a necessity.Format change will be dependent on the fact how many days & playing venues BCCI will have at its disposal to conduct the event. Provided the number of days are reduced, IPL 2020 format can be tweaked by dividing teams into two groups or by playing minimum 2 games a day at the same venue. Adjustments and tweaks also will have to be done with the way IPL’s TV production is done. Be it adding some artificial noise or digital screens in the stadiums – IPL 2020 will have to innovate to make the product entertaining for its audiences.IPL 2020 Hurdle 4 – International Flights & International StarsIt was easier for IPL Governing Council’s chairman Brijesh Patel to say ‘we can also go ahead with IPL without international stars’, but very difficult to implement. IPL without the top international stars will lose its ‘sheen and the tag of best vs best’, as stated by CSK’S top management. International cricket is in lockdown since March 18th. More than 14 international cricket series till date have been lost to Covid19. Once the T20 World Cup gets postponed, international cricket boards will try to organize their postponed series in the window between September to November so that they somehow regain their lost revenue opportunity.Under these circumstances, BCCI will have a task at hand. The India board will have to ensure that the top international players are released by their respective boards for the IPL 2020. Not only this, there will be another hurdle for the IPL 2020. Many international flights are currently un-operational and borders are closed. Will they open up by the time IPL 2020 gets conducted. Even to organize IPL in any offshore venue thorough planning in regard to logistics will be required. All that will not be possible without normal and smooth international traveling operations.IPL 2020 Hurdle 5 – Go ahead from the Indian GovernmentIndian government is yet to give go ahead on any international tournament in India or for that matter traveling of Indian athletes to off-shore venues to compete. If the tournament gets shifted to an international location, BCCI would also be required to fulfill all the compliances in regard to the financial matters. Some of the BCCI officials take pride in their organization capabilities as the IPL was shifted to South Africa in 2009 with-in a short span of 1 month. Without any doubt IPL 2009 was delivered successfully in Proteas land but it created financial and compliance mess for the board.Once these 5 hurdles are successfully cleared then only IPL 2020 can see the light of the day. 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To bring in some certainty to the IPL 2020 season, BCCI and all other stakeholders will have to cross 5 hurdles to have a guaranteed season this year. Take a look –IPL 2020 Hurdle 1 – ICC T20 World Cup Postponementlast_img read more

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Marriage task force calls for gender-neutral language in marriage canon

first_imgMarriage task force calls for gender-neutral language in marriage canon Proposed change would allow clergy to solemnize same-sex unions By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 4, 2015 February 14, 2015 at 12:16 am Those who worship texts instead of God will always do so and will never be persuaded from the certainity of their reading into it what they are determined to find there. Scripture, aka the Bible, aka Jesus’s own words (as claimed by those who composed the Gospels), have been used variously to justify racism, misogyny, discrimination against red-heads (yes, people with red hair). left-handed persons, the prohibition of inter-racial marriage, slavery, and slaughter of Jews and other non-Christians. Of course, for most of the text-literalists of today are fond of claiming that ‘this is different.’ For you test literalists, then, note that neither God in genesis nor God incarnate, Jesus, in the gospels is presented as using the word translated to English as ‘marriage.’ By the way, you do know, right? that the Bible wasn’t written in English? that what you’re reading is a thoroughly human and subjectively chosen translation of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts, don’t you? You know, don’t you, that you are putting your faith in translations determined by the thoroughly human choices of thoroughly human beings? This is not faith in God. This is idolatry. To admit this will deprive the literalists of their comfortable certitude and require to think for themselves, for a change. They will never willingly pay these costs. Their God is made of ink and paper. I’m happy to let them have it. Featured Jobs & Calls Doug Desper says: February 18, 2015 at 1:42 pm Good post. As I mentioned, I am torn. I will say this, I’ve heard nothing from any of the Episcopal churches I’ve been to that in any way at all sounded anti-Christ. Quite the contrary. I have been in plenty of evangelical churches growing up where attacks on other Christian groups and other people in particular was quite the norm, often with shouts of AMEN. So, we’re either a church that believes Christ loves all or we are people that try to turn God into our image. Peace. Doug Desper says: Comments are closed. Lisa Fox says: Doug Desper says: February 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm As God is my witness the hypocrisy of my progressive brothers and sisters never ceases to amaze me. Is it really any surprise that even Episcopal priests like the two Doug Desper mentions are afraid to say openly they agree with the meaning of traditional marriage for fear of being labled bigots? That their careers could literally be ended because of such views is truly pathetic. I totally agree with Jason Matthews, progressive Episcopalians truly do speak out of both sides of their mouths. A perfect example of that is the earlier letter by Cynthia Katsarelis. Cynthia rails about how unchristian it is to be judgmental toward people like her and her partner because they chose to marry. And yet in that very same letter she puts people who differ with her on this issue in the same realm of immorality as slave holders, witch burners and anti-Semites. Maybe it’s just me but that sounds about as judgmental as it gets! You say no one on earth is qualified to be judgmental about your marriage, yet you apparently consider yourself perfectly qualified to be judgmental of people who consider it wrong. And by the way Cynthia, I will make a deal with you – don’t put quotation marks on words such as traditional values, traditional religion, or conservative in regards to people like me and I won’t put quotation marks on the word marriage in regards to you and your partner. You said in TEC we use reason (I will use a lower case r), I am going to assume you were referring to progressive Episcopalians. Are you saying that no one can claim to be using reason unless they arrive at the same conclusions you and other progressives arrive at? I am going to leave Cynthia and all other progressive Episcopalians with this: God loves all of us equally, conservative as well as progressive. And neither side should think they are spiritually, morally or intellectually superior to the other on this issue or any other issue for that matter. I certainly try to follow the concept of love thy neighbor that Cynthia mentions, but until progressives in this denomination stop looking at fellow conservative parishioners that disagree with them on issues, with such utter contempt, then someday soon all those signs that say The Episcopal Church Welcomes You will be replaced by signs that say The Episcopal Church Welcomes You UNLESS: You’re against same sex marriage, You question climate change, You’re anti-choice, You believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible, You question evolution, You believe illegal aliens should be kept from crossing the border, you question gun control, You belong to the demonic republican party, You embrace capitalism etc etc. You get my point. I wish everyone a happy Ash Wednesday and an equally happy Lent. Submit an Event Listing Tags Rector Collierville, TN Richard McClellan says: Submit a Press Release February 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm Hmmm… I don’t think your application is germane about marriage Donald.In Matthew 19 Jesus didn’t liberalize to the Greek, Roman, or pagan understandings of marriage, just to “include everybody”. He missed the golden opportunity if that’s what it’s all about. He returned the listener to Genesis 2 to understand God’s design for marriage:4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”Jesus had a whole history of aberrations of “marriage” to look back on including polygamy and other guises and had the golden opportunity to make marriage into something “new”, but he instead returned the listener to Genesis for “how to do marriage”. So, that implies that there is design and a value much greater than hospitality, generosity, or perceived notions of fairness.The reliance on “Reason” to make marriage what Jesus himself didn’t make it defies…well reason. We can make anything seem reasonable to ourselves and that should scare us.I have no doubt that General Convention will be ruled more by what looks fair than by the plain words of Christ. Doctrine by vote between lunch and the open cash bar.By all means, let’s just continue to irritate the pews by debating something that should be settled by the plain word of Christ himself. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 7, 2015 at 11:05 am The question Lisa: By what authority are you making marriage into what Christ Himself did not? Where is there any ambiguity in Matthew 19 or Genesis 2? February 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm Lord Jesus Christ never broke the law as many think. He interpreted meaning of God’s law only, preserving its sanctity for benefit of human spirituality. Sabbath day is a holy day, a day of rest as God rested on 7th day, Christ interpreted saving a child from a well in Sabbath day does not break sanctity of Sabbath day rather improve it by saving a life. Jesus told us evil spirit comes from inside of our spirit not from dirty hand that Israelis complained to Jesus for His disciples. God commanded to kill adulterer by stone throw, Jesus told Israelis mob to kill the prostitute woman by someone who committed no sins.And again He advised the woman not to commit any more sins according to laws of God. Ten Commandments were given to make us holy, inclusive for all His children. Inclusion of gentiles like us into God’s children was nothing new to God, He had plan from the beginning. By one man’s sin (Adam) we were separated from God but again by one man’s (Jesus Christ) sacrifice we were brought close to God as children of God. Definition of sins, according to eyes of God has never been changed since creation. God knows our heart, mind, body and souls and laws are given to save our souls, not to destroy it. Jesus fulfilled the laws only. Any changes should be in consistence to God’s law of saving souls, for which Jesus paid the price at the CROSS. February 4, 2015 at 6:04 pm Our Church continues to bend to the winds of Political correctness. So much that at times , it really stands tall for nothing.Give a “traditional couple” the choice of whether gender specific language is used or the time honored traditional language which may actually have a special meaning to the couple. Why make everything so homogenous? Is it marriage? Is it still a sacrament ? Do we have sacraments? Watering everything down won’t save the church and thank God 90 % of marries are hetero. Why step on the many to please a few? Give the traditional couple something they can use. Comments (37) February 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm If the church is going to allow same-sex marriage (which I believe it should), then the only way to address the legalistic structure behind it is through gender-neutral language in the canons. It’s not semantically possible to recognize these equally worthy marriages while maintaining language in the canons that specifically excludes them.Mixed-gender couples can still select the rite and wording for their marriage ceremony that has meaning for them. The fact that others can do the same does not “water down” their marriage or the sacrament as a whole.For those who would still wish to specifically exclude others from marriage, the church has devoted much thought, prayer and discussion to this matter, and has not reached the same conclusions that you, personally, have reached. Whenever an institution weighs the opinions and positions of its constituents and comes to a conclusion, there will always be those were were not proponents of that conclusion. These days, it’s inevitable that the term “political correctness” will be bandied about. Those who lost the debate may want believe that the church is therefore guilty of some offense, and “political correctness” is a readily available terminology. But the church is not guilty of this or any other wrong-doing – you simply did not get your way on this matter. February 5, 2015 at 3:56 pm The public’s (1) rapid acceptance of homosexuality, (2) slow rejection of procreation as the essence of marriage, (3) support for civil regulation of marriage, and (4) rejection of nomistic religion have have combined faster than the usual parties can update their thinking. Those who see (1) and only (1) in this report have the shrillest voices today, either for it or against it, but in the long run all of these deep forces will have to be considered carefully and both jointly and severally. After the children have gone to bed, the adults will talk, but it may be a long time before they know what to say. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm Christianity: In this world but not of this world. Rector Albany, NY Doug Desper says: 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 Same-Sex Marriage Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm If “the texts of scripture were written by human beings rather [than] by God,” why do you waste time going to church on Sunday? If we’re free to “interpret” the Bible “in light of [our] own times and experiences with Christ Jesus,” than “Christ Jesus” is nothing more than pseudo-theological jargon and the Christian religion is worthless. Bowman Walton says: February 9, 2015 at 11:37 am As a libertarian, I absolutely believe that consenting adults should be able to get married. Right or wrong, my sense of morality nor any church’s sense of morality should not be the law of the land. That said, this report doesn’t change my mind that Christian marriage is between one man and one woman. Sadly, many “progressive” Episcopalians speak out of different sides of their mouth. Many Episcopalians are all too happy to “churchify” secular progressive politics and use the force of government to ram their beliefs down the throats of others (taxes, gun control, social welfare, etc.) and declare it the Gospel. Episcopalians are all too happy to make their sense of morality the law of the land, it’s hypocrisy folks. Frankly, many “progressive” Episcopalians behave no better or no different than the conservative “fundamentalists” that they love to vilify. I don’t want to get off topic, but I have been called vile things by so-called “inclusive” Episcopalians for supporting gun rights. In no way are all who call themselves “inclusive” guilty of this, but I’ve found that those that have to parade around about being “inclusive” are generally some of the most close-minded people you will find. February 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm Great article on the work of the Task Force, Mary Frances. Geoff McLarney says: Terry Francis says: Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ann Fontaine says: James Stoctkon says: John Fitzgerald says: February 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm “Noting the rapidly changing social and legal landscape of marriage, the Task Force on the Study of Marriage says in its report that “this time of flux bears continuing discernment and attention by our Church.”How sad and pathetic. But, I know that I am a minority in this church. This Resolution will pass with an overwhelming majority, I suspect. I will pray daily that the EpiscopalChurch repents (“turns around”) from this error. Ultimately God will judge the correctess of this action, not I.I always thought that the Church has been and should be a counter culture, a counter-weight to the whims of the prevailing culture . “Be not conformed…but be ye transformed” is the cry of Scripture, specifically St. Paul. By going along with the culture on this very serious issue, the Task Force abuses Scripture, compromises the catholic church’s stand,a stand not shared incidentally by Roman Catholic Church, Mormans, Baptists, Muslims, orthodox Jews and the vast majority of the world’s religions.Sigh….. Jean de LaVallette says: Same-Sex Blessings, Rich Basta says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Christopher Johnson says: Jim Stockton says: Jason Matthews says: General Convention, Miguel Rosada says: February 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm There is no love in calling something what it is not! Civil society aside, Christian marriage as defined by Jesus himself, who seemed to have not mentioned nor condemned same gender relationships is quite clear in the gospels. Matthew 19: 4 “…Haven’t you read…that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? No Task Force report, appeals to emotion, GC resolutions, our desire to be nice or charitable can change that! Christian marriage as presupposed by Jesus includes biological difference, complementarity of genders, a husband and a wife…! Same gender relationships, even holy, loving ones, are biologically different, ordered differently! There is not a lot of discernment that needs to be done to see this clearly…it is written in creation ! We do ourselves and all couples a disservice by pretending otherwise. I applaud our society’s progress in equal access to civil marriage, our Church’s pastoral provision for those same gender couples who want a blessing of their union, but to change the language of the marriage canon there is no justification! It seems a poor attempt to blurr what Christ made clear and pretend as if biology never mattered in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony ! I expect more people will flee our parishes over it! Lord have mercy on us all! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Doug Desper says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET June 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm I have never quite understood why same-sex marriage should be a position associated with “progressives” (which is itself a peculiar label to use in a theological context). Surely it is a “conservative” position to maintain marriage as the exclusively appropriate context for a conjugal relationship between Christians. In that light, if same-sex couples do _not_ marry, then they are living in sin!I don’t entirely follow your laundry list at the end. Capitalism, armed violence, and oppression of the “stranger within the gates” are unacceptable to Christians _because_ they defy the “plain meaning of Scripture”. If “you believe illegal aliens should be kept from crossing the border, you question gun control, You embrace capitalism,” them it follows you do not “believe in the [sic] literal interpretation of the Bible.” Lisa Fox says: F.W.Atkins says: February 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm The main concern that some of us have is that the adults in the room talk from the perspective of a Church that values Scripture-Tradition-and Reason above the culture’s noise and Caesar’s whims, and that when Christ Himself has spoken clearly on a matter that the Church does not pull out the voting cards to see “what fits”. February 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm Simply and perfectly put….my heart breaks because I love our church and see that it has lost its way. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL February 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm Miguel, Jason, Julian, Bowman, Prof John, and many others —After this thread started and heated up a bit I was contacted by a few people. Two were priests. The priests are afraid of publicly agreeing with the traditional meaning of marriage as is being stated here because they will get “marked” as bigots, homophobes, and all the other tags used to squash thoughtful, reasoned exchange of views. There is fear of career-ending stands made from the perspective of the Scriptural and catholic meaning of marriage. Neither believe that they will remain able to follow their consciences and decline a same gender wedding (based on previous temporary seasons for dissent on issues that ended up being retracted). Ain’t that a kicker? I guess that it’s up to the laity to do the standing. 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 Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: February 16, 2015 at 11:38 am Jesus said He did not come to change the law but to fulfill it. And every and I mean every reference to marriage in the Bible is gender specific – male and female. And that for me settles the question! February 4, 2015 at 4:43 pm Jesus’ teachings were often challenging to the established religious norms of his day. Jesus broke the rules in order to fulfill a greater law and purpose. Always a way to bring more people into the embrace of God’s love. February 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm I want to know more about the pagan roots of what we so boldly proclaim as “Godly marriage”. Is it true that wedding rings were started by pagan Romans? Defenders of DOMA sadly tried to push THEIR version of God into the civil courts and when the Supreme Court called them on it, their house of cards has crumbled. Conservative Christians can rant about separation of church and state unless it’s their version of Christianity. We are all God’s madmen in some way, shape, fashion or form. Personally, I am torn between TEC or attending/joining one of the “continuing” Anglican churches. Both hurl mud, both are stuffy, yet TEC in my area is much closer than the “traditional” Anglican church. Can we not get along? Kudos on the Bible idolatry example. Scary. Richard D Thorn says: February 18, 2015 at 9:16 am Richard: Laying aside all of the mistakes, manipulations, and “getting it wrong” about marriage Jesus returned listeners’ attention to Genesis 2. Nothing else touched or invented by humanity before that day or since that day matters. He even reminds us that God allowed divorce only because our hearts were sinful. That does not detract from the return that Christ makes to the original purpose and design for marriage. The question remains whether or not the words of Christ or private revelations blamed on the Holy Spirit matter more as authoritative. If the latter, then walk out during the Gospel reading this week, because it’s all a lie. C.S. Lewis boiled it down in sum to say that Jesus is either a lunatic or the Son of God. He can’t be both. Therefore, his words either matter or don’t. Buffet-bouncing through His words in the Gospels won’t do. We’re either a Church that believes that the Holy Scriptures contain all things necessary for salvation or we are Unitarians playing at church in fancy dress. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Richard McClellan says: February 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm Doug, the ambiguity is present by virtue of the fact that the texts of scripture were written by human beings rather by God. More , it is but certain that they were written by men exclusively. This is why we Episcopalians do not worship the Bible. We worship the God with whom the authors of the various books of our bible had inspirirational relationships. But just as the New Testament authors were entrusted by God to use the sacred gift of thoughtful reflection to interpret their ancient scriptures in light of their own times and experiences with Christ Jesus, so also God trusts us and expects us to do the same. To approach the text of scripture as a rule book is simply pharisaical; there’s nothing Christlike about that. To approach scripture as though it is God is simply superstious and lazy. Again, there’s nothing in this approach that is faithful to Jesus or to the example that he left us. However, I have no illusion that you are likely to find any of this persuasive. God’s blessings to you and go in peace. Prof. John Switzer says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Julian Malakar says: Human Sexuality, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Donald B Hill says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Lisa Fox says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Doug Desper says: [Episcopal News Service] The A050 Task Force on the Study of Marriage is recommending that the 2015 meeting of General Convention authorize Episcopal Church clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages.The task force proposes the change in its just-released Blue Book report by way of a resolution (numbered A036) that would revise Canon I.18 titled “Of the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony” (page 58 of The Episcopal Church’s canons here).The revision removes, among many edits, the language of I.18.2(b) that requires couples to “understand that Holy Matrimony is a physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman.” Removing that and other gender-specific language from the canon, the report says, addresses the mandate in the group’s enabling resolution that it “address the pastoral need for priests to officiate at a civil marriage of a same-sex couple in states that authorize such.”Section 3 of Canon 18 would be rewritten to, in part, remove the requirement that the couple sign a declaration stating they “solemnly declare that we hold marriage to be a lifelong union of husband and wife as it is set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.”The revision would recast the requirement in the canon’s first section that clergy conform to both “the laws of the state” and “the laws of this Church” about marriage. The rewritten portion of that section would require that clergy conform to “the laws of the State governing the creation of the civil status of marriage, and also to these canons concerning the solemnization of marriage.”Canon I.18 contains the majority of the rules in the church’s canons about clergy officiating at marriage. Canon I.19 governs the “preservation of marriage, dissolution of marriage, and remarriage” and as such refers to “husband” and “wife” in its third section. The Book of Common Prayer, which Article X of the church’s constitution authorizes, refers to marriage on page 422 as Christian marriage being “a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God.” It uses gender-specific language throughout “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage,” “The Blessing of a Civil Marriage” and “An Order for Marriage” rites, as well as in its “Additional Directions” section.The task force says in its report that its revision of Canon I.18 makes the canon “focused on the actual vows made in The Book of Common Prayer marriage rite, rather than on the purposes of marriage in general,” which it adds are stated “in literally creedal form.”The clergy’s discretion to decline to solemnize any marriage is preserved and extended to include the choice to decline offering a blessing on a marriage, the task force said.The 122-page report, the majority of which includes resources the task force developed for the study of marriage and essays on various issues concerning marriage, is available in English here and in Spanish here.The task force was formed in response to a call (via Resolution A050) from the 77th General Convention in July 2012 for a group of “theologians, liturgists, pastors and educators to identify and explore biblical, theological, historical, liturgical and canonical dimensions of marriage.”That same meeting of convention authorized provisional use of a rite to bless same-sex relationships. Use of that rite, Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You and You Will Be A Blessing, is due to be reviewed by General Convention in 2015.Noting the rapidly changing social and legal landscape of marriage, the Task Force on the Study of Marriage says in its report that “this time of flux bears continuing discernment and attention by our Church.”Thus the group will ask convention to consider Resolution A037 to continue the task force’s work into the 2016-2018 triennium as a way to “explore further those contemporary trends and norms” the current group has identified.Those trends and norms, the group’s report says, include “those who choose to remain single; unmarried persons in intimate relationships; couples who cohabitate either in preparation for, or as an alternative to, marriage; couples who desire a blessing from the Church but not marriage; parenting by single and/or unmarried persons; differing forms of family and household such as those including same-sex parenting, adoption, and racial diversity; and differences in marriage patterns between ethnic and racial groups, and between provinces inside and outside the United States.”While doing its work this triennium, “the Task Force became highly aware of a growing contemporary reality in society and the Church that is redefining what many mean by ‘family’ or ‘household,’” the group says in its report, adding that “this changing reality is felt in our congregations.”Marriage “as a normative way of life” is being challenged, yet the group says it “did not have the time or resources to fully address this reality.”“More broadly, our Church has done very little to respond to it,” the task force says.The task force’s two resolutions, as well as other expected proposed resolutions on marriage, will be handled by a special legislative Committee on Marriage when the General Convention next meets June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, said in July that they would appoint the committee “to ensure that the work of the Task Force on Marriage and resolutions related to the rapidly shifting contexts of civil marriage in the United States and in several other parts of the world can be given appropriate consideration.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs February 4, 2015 at 7:57 pm I have been supportive of the blessing of same-sex unions, but I see an entirely new initiative in this proposal. Marriage is being redefined, and honestly, I do not see this as a necessary step to gender equality. In the long run, I expect that this redefinition will be problematic for the church. In addition, this continued rapid advancement leftward will leave our pews even more empty than they already are. We are not a church that values dissident voices when those voices are conservative. Marriage Equality, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem February 14, 2015 at 6:16 am Jim, try to put away your sarcasm for a moment. (For you I know that may be hard to do, but give it your best shot!) Yes Jim, I am well aware that the Bible wasn’t originally written in English. Yes Jim, I know all about the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts. And your point is? I guess by your reasoning we shouldn’t pay any attention at all to the book because it has now all been written in English. I do not “worship” the Bible Jim, I worship Who it tells about. I am putting my faith in translations written by yes, “thoroughly” human beings but they were also godly human beings who tried to translate these sacred texts as accurately as possible. Maybe they didn’t get it 100% right, but close enough. As for your assumption that there is literally no mention of the word that would eventually be translated in English as marriage mentioned in either the Old or New Testaments, again what is your point? The concept of marriage is mentioned everywhere in the Bible; Genesis2:18, Genesis2:24, Hebrews13:4, St Matthew19:4-5, St Matthew19:1-30, St John2:11, shall I go on Jim? I don’t mind engaging in an honest debate but people like yourself seem to take pleasure in ridiculing, and being condescending to those who have a different point of view. Let me assure you that I do think for myself, even if, God forbid, my conclusions run counter to yours. You said that the God of people who have a more literal interpretation of the Bible is a God made up of ink and paper. Your God is made up of what you perceive to be your superior intellect and I will happily leave you to that. Terry Francis says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Doug Desper says: June 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm Christ did not “define” any such thing as “Christian marriage.” That is an anachronism not to be found in the Bible. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm Prof. Switzer: This news comes the same week that our beloved Episcopal Church LOST in South Carolina court to prevent the dissenting diocese of South Carolina from retaining its property as it left TEC. The reason that these people (among so many others) have dissented, and even left, is due to the very mindset shown by re imagining Christian marriage; something that will more than likely be enacted at General Convention. Such actions by General Convention are making the case that critical decisions are being made that cannot be reconciled with the Holy Scripture, nor by the Church catholic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Mary Martha Quinn says: Doug Desper says: February 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm Thank you, Cynthia Katsarelia. I would only add that not only is “History… not going to look kindly on the excluders;” but God is unlikely to do so either. “Traditional Conservatives” should also remember that “it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles!” Rector Shreveport, LA February 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm My partner of 23 years and I got married. Really married, legally and using the beautiful I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing liturgy.Our relationship has always been sacramental, an inward Grace that was finally expressed outwardly a few weeks ago. We were very surprised that after 23 years, that the vows before God, supported robustly by our fellow parishioners, and legal in my state could have such a beautiful and loving impact, and yet it did.No one on earth is qualified to be judgmental about our marriage. It is between me and my partner and God and our loving parish. If you think you have the right to withhold the outward expression of God’s Grace in the church, please go back to the NT and read where Jesus says don’t judge. Read how he always stands for the oppressed against the status quo, especially when the status quo was using the Law to exclude others. “Conservatives” would use the law to exclude LGBT people in the very same way the law was used to support slavery, anti-semitism, and the burning of witches. Sadly, “traditional” values include those awful things. And thus in TEC we also use Reason. We, my LGBT sisters and brothers, are not “positions” from which it is OK to just dissent, as if it were about smaller or bigger government. The fruits of the exclusive position include homeless LGBT teens who’ve been cast out of their “traditional religious” homes, and many of them are subjected to sexual abuse on the streets. The fruits also include bullying, hate crimes, suicide, depression, etc. There are negative consequences as the fruits of the “traditional conservative” position. And that should give everyone pause. Why did God create us all? It wasn’t for hate and exclusion. History is not going to look kindly on the excluders. And I don’t see how that position is compatible with the commandment to “love your neighbor” – every last one of them on the planet. Rector Bath, NC Featured Events February 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm “….For those who would still wish to specifically exclude others from marriage, ..” John, I think that the problem a lot of us have is to know by what authority anyone has revised marriage to “include” what Christ Himself did not. A group of voters on the matter does not right doctrine make. That single council of the Church called General Convention must know that it may act to make what Christ did not, but then it cannot continue to claim to be a part of a catholic Church due to its aberration undertaken apart from the advice and wisdom of the rest of the Communion. February 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm Reading the responses of those opposed to this proposed change, I must ask, “Really? Did you actually read the report, or are you just reverting to your narrow, heterosexist understanding of the marriage covenant?” Please read the Task Force report. Marriage has long been a contractual construct regarding property (including the husband’s “owning” the wife) and not a sacramental one. As we did in creation and adoption of the 1979 BCP, I believe the Task Force has returned to First Principles. I applaud the work of the task force, and I hope GC will adopt the gist of their recommendations. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA February 5, 2015 at 10:25 am I’m wondering if we have the capacity to be genuine and honest about marriage and so to admit that it is was a pagan social covenant that was adapted by the ancient Hebrews from the various cultures from which they emerged to become a people, then a secular contract in which the Church had little interest until the 11th and 12th centuries. As any attorney should be able to confirm, the language used by this Church today for sealing the covenant of matrimony is, in many places, exactly the same as is used for the purchase of real estate. Marriage is a secular contract in which the Church has chosen to involve itself, and one that the State has chosen to recruit the Church to serve as its agent. There is no reason that the Church may not or should not define the covenant of marriage as it deems fit, regardless of the State’s definition of same. There is nothing legally to prevent or forbid the Church from sealing a covenant between two persons that the Church recognizes and honors, even if the State does not. The Church should not allow itself to be bound, restricted, or defined in its ministry by the State. The Church should not allow the State the de facto role of declaring the sanctity of a union. Determining a legal definition of a contract is the State’s or government’s business. Determining the Church’s definition is the Church’s business. There is no inherent link. The Church could, and I think it should, determine sacred union for ALL the Church without exception and irrespective of differing laws of States. The only distinction, then, would be whether or not the union would be recognized by State law; but this is a concern rightly to be addressed by the couple concerned. It is important only that the Church be forthright with the couple and with all concerned that the union will or will not be legally recognized by the State; but the Church should be clear and declarative that the State does not determine the union’s sanctity before God. Homophobes and xenophobes will not be changed in their opinions. So be it. May the Church, then, with the courage granted her by the inspiration of those saints in ages past who challenged brutality wed to scriptural justification under the guise of tradition, press forward with confidence that God indeed is Love. 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 Cynthia Katsarelis says: Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Geoff McLarney says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jim Stockton says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI February 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm Amen, my brother. I suspect those commenting negatively here haven’t bothered to study history or to read the Task Force report. You are exactly right. Press Release Service Bruce Marshall says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm God bless you, Cynthia Katsarelis, and your marriage.I hope the naysayers will actually read the report of the Task Force. The sacrament of marriage should be a holy covenant before God and our congregations, not the enforcement of a civil contract enforced by the State. I hope and trust that this change will enrich our church, as I am pleased to hear it has blessed your married life. Rector Martinsville, VA February 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm Notice that Jesus says ” God said” and quotes a piece of the narrative of Genesis 2, not a piece within quotation marks. That is, Jesus understood Genesis to be spoken by God, and that it is God, not church or state, who defines marriage. February 9, 2015 at 6:51 am I can think of nothing worse to say than that the words of Jesus Christ are not “Christ like”. Is this really where we are as a Church? I dread to think so. We are being asked to replace the Biblical witness and over 2,000 years of catholic faith with the private revelations of revisionist activists. Such views are predicating themselves on how erroneous and superstitious it is to believe in anything other than one’s own reasoned thoughts. If such becomes the case then God will not prosper this Church and we will continue to decline as the current trajectory so clearly indicates. Isn’t it interesting that the more faith and practice become revised and replaced that we increasingly think of how to survive as an institution; a subject being addressed separately at General Convention? I also find it interesting that as our Church assaults God’s 1st institution so clearly affirmed by Christ that we are grasping for how to go on with our own structures and institutions.last_img read more

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Blue-yard House / Ayeneh office

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901550/blue-yard-house-ayeneh-office Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Blue-yard House / Ayeneh officeSave this projectSaveBlue-yard House / Ayeneh officeSave this picture!© Farshid Nasrabadi+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Iran “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAyeneh officeOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on September 19, 2018Cite: “Blue-yard House / Ayeneh office” 19 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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 Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Kale, QUICK-STEP, Aghigh, Alborz, AsistalSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The blue-yard house is a house of an Isfahani family. Its land is located in the part of the city of Isfahan, where land subdivision is almost based on an eastern-western pattern. According to the current laws, when a house is built in the upper half of the land, the main part of the house is exposed to the disturbing light of the West, which deprives the house from the south light, the best direction of lighting in Isfahan.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiThis was the biggest challenge of the project although it came up with an architectural response through offering the project a blue yard in the form of a courtyard, which in the past was the historical pattern of houses in this area.Save this picture!To make the blue yard reachable from the entering yard of the house, and to free the south side of the house, the volume of the house was separated from its neighbor. A gap between the house mass and wall of the neighbor was created, where at the end of it, through a number of stairs, lies the blue yard. In this way, the inner section of the house is completely accessible from the yard through the blue gap and, at its end, the blue yard as the turning point.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiOn the ground floor, following the entry and on the west side overlooking the entering yard is the guest hall. Passing the kitchen next to the guest hall, the blue yard, which owns the share of the house from the southern light, shows itself, providing the eastern and the southern light for the living room and the master bedroom both adjacent to it.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiOn the upper floor, the library and the guest bedroom benefit from view to the blue yard just like one of the children’s bedrooms, which also benefits from view to the blue gap as well.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiLiving room has the height of two stories, and with the blue yard and the small living room on the upstairs together, they create the heart of the Isfahani house in an ‘andarooni’ form.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiThe blue tiles recall the historical and memorable color of the city of Isfahan, and in combination with bricks, they diminish the violence of the land to the west.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiSpaces that have been inevitably opened to the main yard and the western light, with brise-soleil of a kind of homegrown mat (woven from the wood of native redbuds of Isfahan), adjust the intensity of the west sunlight, sending beams into it.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiThis house with redbuds brise-soleil, blue tiles and its yard has provided a collection of identity, memorable, and contextual elements for the Isfahani family.Project gallerySee allShow lessSentralen Library / Atelier Oslo + KIMA ArkitekturSelected ProjectsJING FAN / Golucci Interior ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects ArchDaily 2017 Blue-yard House / Ayeneh office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901550/blue-yard-house-ayeneh-office Clipboard Architects: Ayeneh office Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iranlast_img read more

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BUPA partners with Life Education

first_imgBUPA partners with Life Education Tagged with: Management Howard Lake | 8 March 2005 | News Private health insurance company BUPA is to donate £500,000 over three years to Life Education to promote health education locally throughout the UK.In addition to the donation, BUPA will be encouraging its staff to volunteer for Life Education, and it will make some of its facilities available to the charity. The support follows 18 months of collaboration between the company and charity on delivering health education to primary school children in Greater Manchester. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The growing support has other elements. BUPA’s Group Finance Director, Ray King, joined the trustee board of Life Education in October 2004.Stephen Burgess, chief executive of Life Education, told Third Sector magazine: “Our partnership with BUPA… is the first step in engaging large-scale corporate volunteering to add value to our initiative. It will enable a step-change in the scale and scope of our services to children, parents and the community.”  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Pasadena Firefighters Set to Negotiate New Contract With City at Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday

first_imgHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Officials representing the Pasadena Firefighters Association (PFFA) will meet with City officials to start negotiations on a new Memorandum of Understanding that governs the employment of Pasadena Fire Department personnel, during a special meeting called by the City Council’s Finance Committee for Wednesday, January 4.City Manager Steve Mermell and Human Resources Director Jennifer Curtis will be representing the City. PFFA officers led by Scott Austin, the association’s President, will represent the firefighters in the closed door dialogue.“We’re starting the renegotiation process for our MOU and doing it in a more timely fashion.” Austin said about the talks on Wednesday. “In an optimal world, you get it done in one meeting, but that’s not how these things work. And we’re not the only group there too.”The current MOU between the City and the firefighters union was signed in 2013 and expires on June 30. Austin said the negotiations may take several months.“I would think this is just the beginning, and it’s an opportunity to look at the agreement and for city staff to give some input for them,” Austin said. “For the most, it may take a couple of months, but I expect to make good progress with the city on that.”Austin would not want to comment on a question whether they were pushing for pay hikes or additional equipment for Pasadena’s firefighters.“Part of the negotiation process is not to talk about that. It’s not good for either party to comment in its infancy,” Austin added.The Finance Committee could be presented with other new budget matters in their meeting.“At that meeting, other city staff members have been solicited by the City’s Director of Human Resources to present other complex or significant budgetary impact matters to the Finance Committee, however, no such matters have been added to the agenda as of this time,” a memorandum attached to the Committee’s agenda said.The closed door session begins at 4 p.m. at the City Council Conference Room at the Pasadena City Hall. Government Pasadena Firefighters Set to Negotiate New Contract With City at Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday Published on Monday, January 2, 2017 | 7:49 pm Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Food groups fight to save one Trump virus program

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS Newscenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Food groups fight to save one Trump virus program By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Des Moines Area Religious Council operations manager Joe Dolack, left, loads a Farmers to Families Food Box for Thomas Washington, of Des Moines, Iowa, at a mobile food pantry stop, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Agricultural groups and anti-hunger organizations are pushing the Biden administration to continue the Farmers to Families Food Box program launched by President Donald Trump that spent $6 billion to prevent farmers from plowing under food and instead provide it to millions of Americans left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic. Previous articleA year after ‘Game Zero,’ Atalanta welcomes Real MadridNext article10 ways a weighted blanket can help you find calm Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Communities urged to become involved in planning for Peace 3

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – April 19, 2010 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Communities urged to become involved in planning for Peace 3 News Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Community groups in Donegal are being urged to attend consultation meetings on the second phase of the Peace 3 programme, which get underway in Letterkenny tomorrow.Over 4 million euro was spent in Donegal during the last phase of the programme, and the county’s Peace Three Partnership is urging groups to become involved now so the yield from the latest phase can be maximised.The chair of the partnership is Cllr Dessie Larkin………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/111dess.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Previous articleGAA – Donegal into U21 All Ireland FinalNext articleMayor denies retirement speculation News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

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“He Expresses Regret”: AG Declines Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Prashant Bhushan For His Tweet Over CJI ‘s MP Visit

first_imgTop Stories”He Expresses Regret”: AG Declines Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Prashant Bhushan For His Tweet Over CJI ‘s MP Visit LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Nov 2020 6:48 AMShare This – xAttorney General KK Venugopal has refused to grant his consent for initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for his recent tweet over CJI Bobde’s visit to Madhya Pradesh. The AG said that Bhushan has already expressed his regret for making the impugned remakrs against the CJI by stating on Twitter that it was incorrect on his part to say that the…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?LoginAttorney General KK Venugopal has refused to grant his consent for initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for his recent tweet over CJI Bobde’s visit to Madhya Pradesh. The AG said that Bhushan has already expressed his regret for making the impugned remakrs against the CJI by stating on Twitter that it was incorrect on his part to say that the fate of the Government of Madhya Pradesh depended on the case pending before the Chief Justice of India. “I do not think that it would be in public interest to give consent for proceeding on the basis of the original tweet in view of the subsequent tweet expressing regret,” the AG said. In October 2020, Advocate Sunil Kumar Singh had written a letter to the AG against Bhushan’s tweet which had questioned the CJI for using a “special chopper” provided by the Madhya Pradesh Government, during the pendency of the case regarding disqualification of defecting MLAs of the state. Contending that the tweet “scandalises” the Supreme Court and “prejudices and interferes with the due course of judicial proceedings and administration of justice” of a sub-judice matter, Advocate Sunil Singh had sought permission to initiate proceedings for contempt of court against Mr. Bhushan.Lawyer Seeks AG’s Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Prashant Bhushan For Recent Tweet Over CJI ‘s MP Visit The AG said that initially he was also of the opinion that the imputations contained in the said tweets were wholly unwarranted, improper, devoid of legal basis and prima facie contumacious for the following reasons: “Firstly, the Chief Justice of India is one of the highest constitutional functionaries in the country and Is to receive protocol as befits the stature of his office. He is also entitled to ‘Z plus’ security. Additionally, in terms of the Madhya Pradesh State Guest Rules, 2011, the Chief Justice is a ‘State Guest’ and is entitled therefore for to be extended facilities for the purpose of his reception, transport and boarding. In addition thereto, State Guests are entitled to be extended appropriate security. Secondly, one must keep in mind the fact that it has been reported widely in the press that the Kanha National Park, since about the year 2016-2017 has been overrun by Maoists, and has seen the presence of nearly 200 armed cadre. A report in the Hindustan Times dated 30.09.2020 States that the Maoists facing pressure from security forces in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh decided to shift to the dense and difficult terrain of Kanha for a safe haven. The Chief Justice, notwithstanding his Z Plus Security, would therefore have been extremely vulnerable were he to have travelled by road in his convoy, with ambulance and other facilities through the Kanha National Park. It was therefore, the most prudent and appropriate. measure for the State Government to have the Chief Justice of India transported via helicopter. The imputation of impropriety therefore was improper and without application of mind to these realities and is contumacious. Thirdly, the attempt to link the receipt of facilities to which the Chief Justice of India is in any event entitled, to the pendency of a case of disqualification of members of the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh (hereinafter ‘MLAs’) was also improper. It is to be noted that the fate of the Government in Madhya Pradesh did not depend on the outcome of the said case, as the resignation of the said MLAs had already been accepted by the previous Speaker. When the Government changed, the protem Speaker rejected the application for disqualification of these MLAs on the ground that as their resignations had already been accepted, they had already ceased to be members of the Legislative Assembly. In any event, with the exit of those MLAs, the BUP Government became the single largest party with 107 MLAs, out of a total strength of 230 in the House.” However, the AG noted that on November 4, 2020, Bhushan realised that he had made a mistake in connecting the facilities provided to the Chief Justice by the Madhya Pradesh Government to the survival of the Government, and he thus put another tweet in the public domain in the same manner as the original tweet. “In this subsequent tweet, published on 4.11.2020, he has expressed regret for the error made in his earlier tweet on 21.10.2020. He has stated publicly that it was incorrect to state that the fate of the Government of Madhya Pradesh depended on the case pending before the Chief Justice of India,” the AG noted. Further he noted that the case pertaining to which Bhushan had passed those remarks had been withdrawn from the Supreme Court and it would be in public interest to give consent for initiation of contempt. “The case pertaining to the disqualification of the erstwhile members of parliament in the state of Madhya Pradesh has now been withdrawn by the petitioner as having become infructuous. Sh. Kapil Sibal appearing for the petitioner had made this representation to the Supreme Court which recorded “Learned Senior Counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner states that the matter has become infructuous. In view of the above, the special leave petition is disposed of as having become infructuous”” the AG pointed out.Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterNext Storylast_img read more

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