Tras una discusión ‘muy ardua’, se crea un cargo en…

first_img Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo participaban del oficio semanal de Santa Comunión en la sede de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América en los suburbios de Chicago. La federación de seminarios se encuentra en el edificio de la IELA. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] En el día de clausura de su reunión del 15 al 17 de octubre en esta ciudad, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal convino en dedicar parte de un inesperado ingreso en el presupuesto 2013-2015 a una nueva plaza en la sede denominacional dedicada a la justicia y la reconciliación raciales, una decisión a la que se llegó luego de un debate, a veces tenso pero siempre contenido.El Consejo también ratificó el reto que le planteara a la Iglesia en febrero de 2010 de recaudar $10 millones para la campaña de reconstrucción de la Diócesis Episcopal de Haití. Llamó a todas las partes de la Iglesia a renovar su apoyo al empeño continuo de reconstruir la diócesis al acercarse el cuarto aniversario de que el país resultara diezmado por un terremoto de magnitud 7 el 12 de enero de 2010.Los miembros del Consejo le pidieron a su Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión que contemplara incluir dinero del presupuesto actual para el Proyecto de Reconstrucción de la catedral de la Santa Trinidad e instó al Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa Presupuesto y Finanzas (PB&F) a incluir la financiación del proyecto en el presupuesto trienal 2016-2018.La Resolución WM017 le pide también a toda la Iglesia que recoja una ofrenda especial para la diócesis el domingo 12 de enero de 2014, el cuarto aniversario del terremoto.El consejo recibió un informe sobre el proyecto de reconstrucción de la catedral el 15 de octubre. Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Añadir una plaza sobre justicia y reconciliación racialesLa decisión de gastar $285.000 para pagar la labor de un funcionario que ayude a fomentar la justicia y la reconciliación raciales se produjo luego de lo que la  obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori definiera luego como “una discusión muy ardua, conflictual y tensa” que ella celebró que los miembros manejaron “con amabilidad”.El tono de la discusión no se debió a un desacuerdo sobre la necesidad de tal plaza, sino debido a los intereses encontrados sobre la manera en que el Consejo debía responder a un nuevo pronóstico de ingreso presupuestario trienal que predice un rédito adicional de $1.500.000. Ese rédito proviene fundamentalmente del ingreso añadido por concepto de alquileres de espacio en el centro denominacional y por ingresos diocesanos mayores de lo esperado y, en consecuencia, mayores compromisos [de las diócesis] con el presupuesto de la denominación.Algunos miembros del Consejo mostraron su preocupación en cuanto a si la Iglesia debía usar ese ingreso inesperado para financiar una nueva labor que habría de mantenerse durante trienios futuros o si debía usar ese dinero recién hallado para sufragar gastos de una sola vez o sólo gastos de capital. Otros cuestionaron si todo el dinero adicional esperado debía asignarse de inmediato. Y otros incluso preguntaron respecto al alcance de la responsabilidad del Consejo para consultar con el PB&F, el cual propone el presupuesto trienal a cada reunión de la Convención.Y otros se mostraron preocupados respecto al hecho que la proyección de ingresos vino a hacerse a fines de septiembre y creían que no tenían tiempo suficiente para considerar lo que Steve Hutchinson, presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión  (GAM) del Consejo, definió como la pregunta de cómo manejar más dinero de “un modo equitativo, abierto y equilibrado”.Mark Hollingsworth, obispo de la Diócesis de Ohio y presidente del FFM, dijo a sus colegas que los miembros del comité del FFM también veían la necesidad de la Iglesia de fomentar tal obra y tenían las mismas reservas respecto al proceso y a la filosofía presupuestaria.“Todos en Finanzas para la Misión estamos convencidos del mérito de esto, que esto es una labor que bien debemos hacer”, dijo [refiriéndose a la nueva plaza propuesta]. “Al mismo tiempo, creemos que poner esto en el presupuesto ahora mismo es establecer un nuevo cargo sin dialogar más, en particular con Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas, pero tampoco con otros respecto al modo en que manejamos un aumento de ingresos… Estamos divididos cada uno de nosotros personalmente, divididos acerca de esto”.“Ésta fue una conversación muy difícil”, aseveró él.Contemplaron sugerir que la decisión [de crear este nuevo cargo] se aplazara hasta la reunión del Consejo de febrero de 2014, pero “esto nos empujó más allá de donde podíamos ofrecer una orientación concreta al Consejo”, dijo Hollingsworth, quien le pidió al Consejo que debatiera el asunto.Diciendo que ella tenía el “mayor respeto por el proceso”, Anita George, miembro del Consejo y proveniente de Misisipí, expresó que “también ha habido procesos que han llevado a muchos de nosotros a preguntarnos ‘Dios mío, ¿cuánto tarda, cuánto tarda?’”.Interviniendo inmediatamente después de George, el Rdo. Brian Cole, de Lexington, dijo que él estaba “sintiendo la tensión en las vísceras mientras hablaba de esto”. Él se sentía “manipulado de cierta manera” por venir al Consejo y enterarse de que había más dinero disponible para gastar, [al tiempo que] le daban sugerencias específicas de cómo gastarlo y le pedían que decidiera inmediatamente.“Creo que nosotros, como un Consejo, realmente hacemos un trabajo mediocre en el proceso y en consecuencia yo no alentaría a que avanzáramos sobre este asunto en este momento”, dijo él, añadiendo que la Iglesia seguirá denunciando igualmente el racismo, lo mismo si el cargo se financie en octubre que en febrero. Reconoció encontrarse en “una situación realmente incómoda”, al pedir que se retrasara la decisión.Después el Rdo. Jon Floberg, de Dakota del Norte, habló de su preocupación respecto a gastar todo el nuevo ingreso enseguida y preguntó qué ocurriría si no hubiera suficiente dinero para seguir financiando la Iglesia Episcopal en Navajolandia. Wendel Gibbs, de la Diócesis de Michigan, dijo a sus colegas que él los suponía bien intencionados, pero, añadió que “[el asunto] no marcha cuando sin querer enfrentamos a un grupo étnico contra otro”.“¿Somos un pueblo de fe que cree que Dios proveerá, o no?, preguntó Gibbs.Dave Bailey, obispo de Navajolandia, reconoció que él se despierta de madrugada “preocupado de dónde van a llegar los dólares para la nómina”, pero dijo que la plaza propuesta es “sumamente necesaria”.“Yo no sé qué va a pasarnos, pero los alentaría a apoyar [la creación de] este cargo”, agregó.Lelanda Lee de Colorado, que preside el Comité Permanente Conjunto de Promoción Social e Interconexión, dijo que “como líderes flexibles tenemos una responsabilidad de ser audaces, para en verdad llegar adonde el evangelio nos conduce”.“Estamos perdiendo nuestra oportunidad de vivir el evangelio audazmente si no financiamos este puesto”, le dijo ella a los miembros del Consejo.El obispo Stacy Sauls, director de operaciones de la Iglesia, dijo, en respuesta a una pregunta de si el cargo no se había concebido después que se hizo obvio que habría más ingresos en el presupuesto.“La génesis del puesto no tuvo nada que ver con el hecho de que terminaría habiendo más ingresos”, y añadió que el pronóstico de más ingresos nos abrió un posible camino de convertir el cargo en una realidad.La idea de crear el cargo se produjo en respuesta a sucesos tales como la absolución de George Zimmerman por el asesinato de Trayvon Martin y el veredicto del Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. por el que invalidaba aspectos fundamentales de la Ley de Derechos Electorales, dijo Sauls. Esos sucesos en particular, añadió, motivaron al personal del centro denominacional a pensar que “tal vez era hora de retomar al liderazgo espiritual en la promoción de la justicia racial”.En total, el Consejo pasó alrededor de media hora debatiendo la creación de la plaza antes de que Jefferts Schori pidiera una oración y luego un receso. Cuando los miembros del Consejo regresaron, aprobaron rápidamente una versión revisada del presupuesto de 2014 que incluía el nuevo cargo.El presupuesto que aprobaron incluía la mayor parte de una serie de cambios propuestos por los funcionarios denominacionales, con dos grandes excepciones. En un caso, el FFM redujo en $100.000, luego de consultar con el personal [del centro denominacional], una adición propuesta de $350.000 de costos contractuales del “propietario” relacionados con los nuevos inquilinos del Centro [denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.En el otro cambio, el Consejo también convino en una sugerencia del FMM de que, en lugar de aprobar los $400.000 propuestos como apoyo económico de la Iglesia al presupuesto interanglicano para la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana con sede en Londres, asignara $337.000 en el presupuesto de 2014. Esta última cifra es aproximadamente igual a la asignación para 2013. Hollingsworth le dijo al Consejo que el comité quería consultar con el PB&F respecto a la financiación de 2015. Y los miembros más tarde convinieron formalmente, mediante la Resolución WM016, en revisar el asunto en su reunión de febrero de 2014 “para considerar una financiación más sólida” en el presupuesto de 2015. Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis En otros asuntos, el Consejo* escuchó un breve informe de Brian Krislock, miembro del Consejo y vicepresidente del GAM, sobre la labor de un pequeño grupo de miembros del GAM y del FFM que están revisando un estudio sobre la posible reubicación del centro denominacional de la Iglesia, que el Consejo había pedido para febrero de 2012 y que recibió un año después.Él dijo que el comité está continuamente atento a “la ventaja actual y cómo usar esa ventaja, cómo lidiar con esa mudanza” entre tanto también conversa con los actuales inquilinos, con inquilinos potenciales y otros grupos que se han reubicado, al tiempo que prepara una encuesta para toda la Iglesia sobre lo que ésta quiere en un centro denominacional. Esa encuesta, planeada ya este año, indagaría sobre cosas tales como factores fiscales y geográficos, explicó Krislock.Todo este trabajo debe darle al grupo  una “mejor opinión” de lo que ha de ser el próximo paso y “lo que debemos buscar en la futura ubicación del centro denominacional”, añadió.Krislock advirtió a los miembros del Consejo que es “un tema muy sensible” hablar públicamente acerca de estudios que tengan que ver con la venta o retención potenciales de la propiedad del centro denominacional en el No. 815 de la Segunda Avenida en Nueva York.“Estamos investigando todas las posibilidades; no estamos descartando ninguna opción, pero no podemos revelar todas esas posibilidades porque nos están escudriñando las palabras, no los miembros de la Iglesia, sino los miembros de la comunidad de inversores y de bienes raíces de Nueva York”, afirmó.Después que la Convención General aprobó la Resolución D016 en julio de 2012, que dice “es la voluntad de esta Convención mudar el centro denominacional de la Iglesia” de ese edificio, contó Krislock, “los corredores de bienes raíces bombardearon la oficina del centro denominacional con llamadas en las que querían hacer ofertas sobre el edificio e investigar esa posibilidad”.Las declaraciones específicas del Consejo pueden influir en la evaluación del edificio y, por consiguiente, en sus posibles opciones para el mismo.Un resumen de todas las resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo en la reunión puede encontrarse aquí.Algunos miembros del Consejo enviaron mensajes de Twitter desde la reunión valiéndose del código #ExCoun.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1) (a). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio].– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tras una discusión ‘muy ardua’, se crea un cargo en pro de la justicia racial El consejo Ejecutivo también reitera su apoyo a la reconstrucción en Haití Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

Japan Rugby Union calls on fans to help name their new Super Rugby team

first_imgMonday Jun 1, 2015 Japan Rugby Union calls on fans to help name their new Super Rugby team The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has launched a fan engagement initiative as part of the process to devise a name for its new team that will join Super Rugby in 2016, alongside the Kings from South Africa and a soon-to-be-announced outfit from Argentina.The JRFU is committed to developing a broad and passionate support base and has taken the process public to give fans a say in the establishment of the team’s identityDirector of Rugby, Eddie Jones, said “Japan is ready to take part in Super Rugby; the world’s foremost provincial rugby competition featuring the best players on earth.“We call upon the fans to become the 24th player and help Japan build a team to challenge the best. Our team needs to be uniquely Japanese. We need to be fast, courageous but also smart and play rugby that the world has not seen before.“Joining Super Rugby gives Japanese players the opportunity to play high level rugby consistently so that the players will go to Rugby World Cup 2019 with more than 40 Test caps and 50-60 Super Rugby caps.”The team will be based at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium with three home games per season to be played at the Singapore Sports Hub.Contest Guideline: We seek a team name that is easy to pronounce, powerful and befits the new Japan Super Rugby teamPeriod: 29 May – 19 June 2015Application Procedure: Click here to lodge your application – apply as many times as you wishSelection: The Super Rugby Japan Committee will select the final nameAnnouncement: The scheduled date is the end of July 2015Concept of the new team name:1) A name that describes a brave Japanese side challenging the world’s top teams with passion and pride2) A name that is internationally recognised and enables us to attract international rugby fans3) A name that represents the imagery of Japanese culture, tradition and historyMore information on the new Super Rugby structureADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Block House / ES Arquitetura

first_imgPhotographs:  SLAPHOTOSTUDIOArchitect In Charge:Diego Justo do Espírito SantoProject Team:Carolina Rodrigues Cataldo, Valério Montes D’oca, Rodrigo EstrellaConstructor:Eza engenhariaInterior Design Project:Amanda Maria MiragliaCity:CriciúmaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIORecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Designed to be a low cost house, but with rooms and refined concepts regarding the distribution of the spatial functions and the visual aspect, the Block House was conceived as a ground-floor residence with an eastern conception. The use of concrete and wood blocks, without external coatings, crudely exposed on their essence, is part of the design concept intention. The whole project was planned with sophisticated but simple solutions at the same time, based on the easy execution and follow-up in the work site.Save this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIOThe house is designed around a courtyard, which was carefully planned to create a contemplation ambience. It was composed with ornamental plants, a carp pond and a green wall elaborated with steel cables over the concrete blocks, where the vegetation accommodates itself in a simple and natural manner. A barbecue and a branch compose the leisure area that is connected with the yard, creating an open space dedicated to living and well-being.Save this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIOSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIOEconomy, quality and refined ambience were the main concepts required and desired by the client. Without escaping the conceived and carefully thought ideas, the control during the construction was strict, seeking to attend the ambitions of the initial project. Besides the design and architecture quality on its essence, the client was looking for a more sustainable project approach, particularity offered by the office and that would be applied in the house since its first sketch. The proposal of the exposed materials, besides its functionality, is the low maintenance requirements.Save this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIORegarding the sustainability, the following technologies of capturing rainwater and solar energy were applied: the control of the constructive methods seeking economy in the work site; the orientation regarding the sun exposure for better use of natural light and internal temperature; frames aiming the full utilization of the spans for lighting; the study of the dominant winds and the expanded clay on the roof for thermal insulation. All these technologies were used seeking a high environmental comfort level and also sustainability, matching the clients’ desires. Thanks to a carefully elaborated study for the frames installation, it was possible to provide strategic visual axes and work with the transparency of the glass, in order to provide to the modest space of the house a great range sensation. The 247,44m² in sober and natural colors, that highlight the essence of the exposed materials, bring the tranquility and sophistication of a modern home.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIOProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice Group York House / dMFKSelected ProjectsMetrovacesa Offices / Francisco MangadoSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930235/block-house-es-arquitetura Clipboard Block House / ES Arquitetura Brazil Area:  247 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Criciúma, Brazil CopyAbout this officeES ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCriciúmaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on December 16, 2019Cite: “Block House / ES Arquitetura” [Casa Bloco / ES Arquitetura] 16 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930235/block-house-es-arquitetura Clipboard Projects Architects: ES Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Houses 2019 Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© SLAPHOTOSTUDIO+ 32Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily Block House / ES ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveBlock House / ES Arquiteturalast_img read more

Turkish-Cypriot journalists freed

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more October 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkish-Cypriot journalists freed December 2, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Sener Levent and Mehmud Ener, of the daily paper Afrika, have been freed after the Turkish-Cypriot Supreme Court ruled on 3 October that their six-month prison sentences, handed down on 9 August, for criticising Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in an article on 29 July, were excessive. It reduced them to six weeks each. They were freed because they had already been in jail longer than this._________________09.08.2002 – Two journalists sentenced to six months in prison Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at the six-month jailsentences imposed on two journalists of the Nicosia daily newspaper Afrika, Sener Levent and Memduh Ener, for “insulting” the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktash (picture).   “To have jailed these two journalists is worthy of the worst regimes and all the more unacceptable in a country that aspires to join the European Union”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to the Turkish Cypriot leader. Ménard recalled that “attacks, death threats, confiscation of equipment and fines had failed to silence Afrika (formerly called Avrupa), which has never hesitated to criticize the policies implemented by the Turkish authorities of Northern Cyprus.” He concluded by urging the authorities to release the journalists and drop all further proceedings against them.Levent, the newspaper’s editor, and Ener, an editorial writer, were incarcerated on august 8th in Nicosia’s central prison after receiving their six-month sentences from a civilian court. They were convicted of insulting the Turkish Cypriot leader in an articled published on 29 July 1999, when the newspaper was called Avrupa. The article reported a series of facts and ended with an invitation to the reader to choose, on the basis of these facts, which person was “public enemy No. 1”. One of the options offered was “Rauf Denktash, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”. Levent, who is well known for criticizing President Denktash and hispolicies, had reported having regularly received death threats from paramilitary groups in the past two years. In 2000, he was accused along with three other Avrupa journalists of spying on behalf of the Greek (southern) part of the island, and was held for several days. This occurred after the newspaper criticized the presence of 35,000 Turkish troops in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.On 24 May 2001, a bomb exploded in the building that houses the newspaper’s printing press, without causing any injuries. On 9 November, the newspaper’s computers were seized on the orders of the Turkish Cypriot judicial authorities on the pretext that it owed unpaid taxes. This came after the newspaper published articles criticizing the threatening tone adopted by Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit and Foreign Minister Ismail Cem towards the (southern) Republic of Cyprus. On 11 December, a court ordered the confiscation of the newspaper’s revenue, an estimated 5,000 million Turkish lira (3,820 Euros) a week.On 12 December 2001, the authorities confiscated furniture and equipment from the newspaper’s office and machinery from the printing press. On 15 December 2001, Avrupa closed itself down, throttled by the sentences and the fines, but Levent announced that it would be reborn with the name Afrika, explaining the Cyprus “no longer faces towards Europe, but instead is turning back towards prehistory, towards Africa”. CyprusEurope – Central Asia CyprusEurope – Central Asia News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Cyprus Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts RSF_en November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News to go further Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Dec. 21st

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 Twitter ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Dec. 21st Facebook CrimeFelony DispositionsLocal News Pinterest Facebook TAGS  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.ABANDON ENDANGER CHILD CRIMINAL>> Linda Meza, 31, pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to abandon endanger child criminal negligence and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Scott Layh was the attorney.ASSAULT>> Abel Paul Fino, Jr., 28, was granted probation discharge and dismissal Dec. 9 on the charge of aggravated assault. Judge Bill McCoy presided.>> Jesse Anthony Mendez, 31, was granted community supervision dismissal and discharge Dec. 9 on two counts of aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Judge W. Stacy Trotter presided. Sarah Ruth Spector was the attorney.>> Marquiste Demond Miles, 43, had an assault – family violence charge dismissed Dec. 11. Whalen presided.>> Orlando Matthew Baeza, 29, pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to two counts of aggravated assault with deadly weapon (FV) and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Whalen approved the deal. Jason Leach was the attorney.>> Ramon Terrazas Jr., 41, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to assault (pregnant individual) FV (F3) charge dismissed Dec. 11. and was sentenced to five years in prison. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Matt L. Thomas was the attorney.>> Ramon Terrazas, Jr., 41, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to assault family/house member impede breath/circulation and was sentenced to five years in prison. Rush approved the deal. Matt L. Thomas was the attorney.>> Roy Pando Barragan, 31, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to aggravated assault (SBI) (FV) and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Rush approved the deal. Don R. Fletcher was the attorney.DEADLY CONDUCT DISCHARGE FIREARM>> Jesus Cortez Roacho , 49, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to deadly conduct discharge firearm (F3) and was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt. Whalen approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the attorney.DWI>> Gerald Wayne Peterson, 51, was granted probation discharge and dismissal Dec. 9 on the charge of driving while intoxicated third or more. Whalen presided. Thomas was the attorney.ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY>> Brandon Lewis Eubank, 34, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to engaging in organized criminal activity (F2) and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Rush was the attorney. J. Roxane Blount was the attorney.ENTICING A CHILD WITH INTENT FELONY>> Jennifer Lynn Hair, 43, was granted community supervision discharge and dismissal Dec. 9 on the charge of enticing a child with intent felony. Whalen presided. Jason E. Leach was the attorney.EVADING ARREST WhatsApp Previous articleEdChoice Public Opinion Tracker New Poll Shows Parents More Pessimistic About K-12 Than EverNext articleThe Evolution of Precision Oncology [Infographic] Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Teenager abducted from Derry taxi

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Donegal to meet Tyrone in Ulster Semi Final & to appeal Murphy red cardNext articlePascal Blake set to join Letterkenny Town Council News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Google+ By News Highland – June 13, 2011 Pinterest Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Police in Derry are appealing for information after a 17-year-old youth was abducted in the city yesterday afternoon.The teenager was travelling in a taxi in the Brandywell area when three men in a Volkswagen Passat blocked the path of the vehicle.They then took him in their car in the direction of the Lecky Road. He was released unharmed at the River Foyle a short time later. Facebookcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Teenager abducted from Derry taxi LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

Oxygen Shortage : Ensure Allocated Quantity Reaches States Before Already Allotted Quota Is Exhausted, P&H High Court Directs Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesOxygen Shortage : Ensure Allocated Quantity Reaches States Before Already Allotted Quota Is Exhausted, P&H High Court Directs Centre Nupur Thapliyal7 May 2021 8:02 AMShare This – xTaking note of the present situation of oxygen deficit in the States of Haryana, Punjab and UT of Chandigarh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday directed the Government of India to consider reorientation of oxygen supply from various plants in a manner that the allocated quantity reaches States before the already allocated quota is exhausted. Observing that the situation appears to be “critical” deserving “immediate attention of the Union”, a division bench comprising of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh ordered thus: “It appears that all three States, at this stage, are not seeking enhancement in the quantity of oxygen allotted to them, but are aggrieved by delay in supply thereof. As a result of late delivery, allocated quantity of oxygen is not able to reach the States well in time. We, thus, feel it necessary to direct Government of India to consider reorientation of the supply of oxygen from various plants in such a manner that the allocated quantity reaches the respective States before already allotted quota is exhausted to avoid loss of life.” The direction came after ASG Satya Pal Jain apprised the Court that the allocation of oxygen was being done equitably to all the States in the Country and that no discrimination was done by giving favourable status to any State. During the course of hearing today, amicus curiae Senior Advocate Rupinder Khosla apprised the Court about the shortfall in oxygen supply to all the three States. He further informed that the allocated oxygen supply was either not being supplied or was allocated from distant places which was not conducive. Counsel appearing on behalf of State of Punjab also highlighted the issue of oxygen shortage and also the shortage with regards to vaccination in the State. It was submitted that there was a shortfall of 32 lakh doses in the State and that the demand has not been met. On the other hand, counsel appearing on behalf of State of Haryana informed the Court that the State was facing “extreme shortage of oxygen” despite the fact that it has a plant located at Panipat which is manufacturing 260 MT. Similar difficulty was highlighted by the counsel representing UT of Chandigarh. Governments Need to be Over Sensitive, Common Strategy Needs to be Drawn for Oxygen Availability, says HCObserving that it would be a mistake to under-estimate the virulence of the virus, the Court noted that the availability of oxygen at the earliest is imperative in the present scenario. “People in trauma cannot be made to run here and there in hospitals to get oxygen cylinders. The Governments need to be over sensitive and in a overdrive to reach out to patients in need of medical care and assistance. It is for this reason, we feel that a common strategy needs to be drawn up particularly as regards availability of oxygen.” The Court observed at the outset. At this stage, the Court also asked the States to consider activating auto ambulance services fitted with oxygen as shown by various media reports. Furthermore, the Court also noted that the States may consider “setting up of unified command centre” for Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali as the working and business class have their work place or residence in either of the three cities. “In this manner, three cities are now integrated as a tricity. In case a joint strategy is drawn up, it may be easier to tackle the present crisis. In a situation like one created by Covid-19 Pandemic paramount consideration with the Governments should be of helping every human being irrespective of the State to which he belongs For better administration and to implement policies, parochial or other considerations should not stand in the way. In case, there is a common platform to deliberate upon the strategies to be adopted, it would be easier to tackle the challenges posed by the Pandemic.” The Court ordered. Putting up the matter for further hearing on 12th May 2021, the Court went ahead to order thus: “Lastly, this court would be failing in its duty if the work done by philanthropic organizations is not appreciated who have taken upon daunting task of serving and taking care of Pandemic affected patients by risking their own lives. At the same time, there are others who have acted as predators looking for an opportunity to fleece people even in this crisis. This court gives the liberty to the States to act sternly against such culprits and take strict action.” Click Here To Read OrderTagsReorientation Of Oxygen Supply oxygen supply oxygen Plants Exhaustion Of Allocated oxygen Quota Punjab & Haryana HC Central Government Justice Rajan Gupta Justice Karamjit Singh Next Storylast_img read more

Discovery of a recurrent lava lake on Saunders Island (South Sandwich Islands) using AVHRR imagery

first_imgMonitoring of the remote SouthSandwichIslands volcanic arc, using advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) data, has identified a radiant pixel on channels 3 (3.55–3.93 μm) and (rarely) 4 (10.3–11.3 μm). The position of the pixel is coincident with Mount Michael, SaundersIsland, the active summit crater of a snow-covered basaltic stratovolcano with a persistent steam plume. The radiant pixel was continuously present in successive AVHRR images acquired during intervals of several months in the period examined (March 1995–February 1998), although apparently disappearing for similar time intervals. More than 5000 images were examined during this study. The radiant pixel is interpreted to indicate that the crater has contained alavalake, the first to be recorded in the SouthSandwichIslands. The lake appears to persist in the crater for several months at a time, at least. It may have drained completely at times and was probably absent when the crater was viewed briefly during an overflight in January 1997. Persistent or recurring lavalakes are very uncommon world-wide and that at Mount Michael is one of only two recorded in the Antarctic region.last_img read more

Former Spicerhaart boss joins leading recruitment company

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former Spicerhaart boss joins leading recruitment company previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer Spicerhaart boss joins leading recruitment companyRussell Jervis, who left Spicerhaart late last year after over thirty years at the firm, is to head up the estate agency division of Rayner Personnel.Nigel Lewis9th June 20200583 Views  Ex-Spicerhaart boss Russell Jervis is joining Rayner Personnel as MD of its estate agency recruitment division.Jervis left Spicerhaart at the end of last year after 33 years at the company, rising through the ranks from negotiator to MD. As part of Rayner’s ambitious growth plans, he’ll head up the estate agency recruitment division, tasked with attracting new clients, particularly large businesses.He’ll also be leading the drive to attract new licensees as Rayner looks to partner with recruitment agents who can leverage the Rayner brand and share recruitment fees they bring in.Says Jervis: “I’ve spent over 30 years helping great estate agents to be even better and I’m looking forward to accelerating that further in providing advice on whether a corporate, independent, online or self-employed role is the right route for each individual. Being honest with candidates and client alike on ‘fit’ makes for better overall relationships and less staff churn in the long run – so saving the client money.”Josh Rayner (left), CEO of the Rayner Personnel Group, adds: “I’m so looking forward to working with Russell, one of the sector’s biggest names and with a solid track-record of success. His famous ‘black book’ will accompany him and it’s this experience and these contacts documented over 30 years that makes him a phenomenal partner for us.”Jervis also runs a consultancy that will sit alongside his Rayner role and allow him to advise businesses on acquisition, sales, leadership development, presentations and public speaking. He started his estate agency career in 1987 at Strutt Daughters.Agents wondering what advice he might be giving to agents should read this blog Jervis wrote for The Negotiatorjay rayner Rayner Personnel Russell Jervis June 9, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

HMCS Vancouver visits Hong Kong

first_imgRoyal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on May 3 for the first port visit of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.The Esquimalt, British Columbia, based frigate will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during a deployment dubbed operation Projection.HMCS Vancouver was joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Rear- Admiral Gilles Couturier for the port visit.The Halifax-class frigate is the third Royal Canadian Navy ship to visit the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since 2007. HMCS Ottawa visited Hong Kong in February 2007, while HMCS Regina visited in May 2008. In addition, HMCS Ottawa visited Shanghai in May 2017.The ship’s 220 crew interacted with civilians and local counterparts to promote cooperation and friendship. They participated in outreach activities such as school visits to the ship, a charity event, friendly sports competition, and a wreath laying ceremony at the Sai Wan War Memorial.“I am thrilled to be in Hong Kong and am really looking forward to the candid and friendly conversations that I’ll be having with my counterparts. The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is important to Canada,” Rear Admiral Gilles Couturier said. “Despite the vast distances between us, we share the common bond of being a Pacific nation. This visit, and the engagement we will be having here, is a great step in further strengthening that bond as we work together to ensure peace and stability in the region.” View post tag: HMCS Vancouver View post tag: Hong Kong Photo: HMCS Vancouver arriving in Hong Kong, May 3, 2018. Photo: Royal Canadian Navy center_img Share this article View post tag: Royal Canadian Navylast_img read more