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first_img“My wife and I have all our family over there,” explained Freshwater after the Bayonne match. “And I want my two youngest daughters, Ella and Aurelie, to become bi-lingual like their elder sister, and not to become like their dad, who talks French like a Spanish cow!”It’s more than 20 years since Freshwater played for New Zealand Schoolboys against their Welsh counterparts, before going on to win honours for the NZ Under-21 side. He subsequently moved to England (where his dad lived before going to sea and eventually settling in Wellington) and made his Leicester debut in 1995. It was another ten years before he won his first England cap, against Samoa at Twickenham, a debut that was long overdue in the eyes of many front-row experts.Now, as he prepares to be put out to grass, Freshwater can look back with pride over a career in which, while he might have talked French like a Spanish cow, he scrummed like a New Zealand bull. BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 09: Perry Freshwater the Perpigan prop who scored the final try celebrates after his teams victory during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Perpignan and Toulon at the Olympic Stadium on April 9, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Freshwater: An end of a French eraAn end of an era is approaching in Perpignan and the fans are getting teary at the prospect. After nine seasons loosehead prop Perry Freshwater is retiring at the end of the season and his loss will be immeasurable to the Catalan club, writes Gavin Mortimer.The New Zealand-born Englishman arrived at Perpignan in 2003 after eight years with Leicester Tigers and it was with the French club that Freshwater won all his ten caps – including two appearances during England’s memorable 2007 World Cup campaign.Perry, who turns 39 in July, has finally surrendered to Old Father Time after a career in which he won two Heineken Cup titles with the Tigers and was a member of the first Perpignan side to lift the Top 14 crown for 54 years. At both clubs the Wellington-born front rower became something of a cult hero, earning his own fan club during his days at Welford Road (‘The Perry Freshwater Appreciation Society”) and gaining folk status in the Mediterreanan city. As France and Perpignan prop Nicolas Mas told me in an interview last year: “Perry is more Catalan than English now!  He’s a great example of a player who’s come to here and become one of the family. He’s played in New Zealand and Leicester but he’s most at home here, and we’re proud to have him.”Freshwater’s last home appearance for Perpignan will be in two weeks’ time against Lyon but the big man’s certainly going out with a bang, helping the club recently to resounding victories over Bayonne (47-9) and Toulouse (25-10), wins that have pulled Perpignan clear of the relegation zone. After the thrashing of Bayonne the Perpignan fans saluted Freshwater as he and his teammates did a lap of honour, chanting “Perry! Perry”. It was recognition of his commitment to the club during his time at the club  in which he’s made over 120 appearances including 22 this season. Freshwater for his part will be sorry to say au revoir to Perpignan’s passionate rugby supporters. “To be saluted like that, it’s a big honour,” confessed Freshwater, who is returning to New Zealand with his young family LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Los obispos sopesan problemas de diversidad y discapacidad entre los…

first_img 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID House of Bishops, Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 20, 2016 center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 House of Bishops Fall 2016 Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Submit an Event Listing Los obispos sopesan problemas de diversidad y discapacidad entre los líderes La Iglesia llamó también a ‘seguir a Jesús en los barrios divididos, la nación y el mundo’ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI El Rdo. Michael Hunn, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal, filma a la Cámara de Obispos el 20 de septiembre para su inclusión en un vídeo del mensaje de la Cámara, “Una Palabra a la Iglesia”, dado a conocer al final de la reunión del 15 al 20 de septiembre. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] La Cámara de Obispos dedicó parte de la última jornada de su reunión aquí a discutir la diversidad en el proceso de elección de los obispos, así como la discapacidad de algunos líderes de la Iglesia debido a problemas de toxicomanía y salud mental.También en el último día de su reunión del 15 al 20 de septiembre, los obispos llamaron a toda la Iglesia Episcopal a “poner nuestra vista más allá de nosotros mismos y a ministrar a las varias naciones donde servimos y al mundo en general”. El texto completo de “Una Palabra a la Iglesia para el mundo” se encuentra aquí, junto con vídeos de varios obispos leyendo partes de la carta en inglés y en español.Y los obispos eligieron al Rdo. Carl Wright para ser el obispo sufragáneo de las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales. Los detalles de la elección se encuentran aquí.Luego de un corto debate, los obispos remitieron una resolución sobre la diversidad en el proceso de elección de obispos al Equipo de Trabajo de la Convención General sobre el Episcopado. La resolución llegó por primera vez a los obispos en su retiro de primavera. En esa ocasión los obispos se habrían reservado la opción de retirar su consentimiento después de cualquier elección episcopal que no incluyera al menos a dos personas capacitadas de color y a dos mujeres capacitadas. En la primavera, los obispos aplazaron la resolución hasta esta reunión. Y el 20 de septiembre se presentaron con una versión sustituta.La resolución en que la Cámara de Obispos “lamenta el grado en que seguimos siendo predominantemente un cuerpo de hombres blancos” y encomia a esas diócesis que han elegido o han incluido entre sus nominados a mujeres y a personas “de fuera de la cultura dominante”.[La resolución] alienta a los comités permanentes y a los organismos nominadores diocesanos a continuar esa tendencia. Y anima a los comités permanentes y a los obispos con jurisdicción, que deben consentir en la elección de cualquier obispo de la Iglesia, a “considerar seriamente la inclusión en el proceso de búsqueda [así como] la diversidad en la lista final de candidatos al tomar su decisión”.El obispo de Oklahoma Ed Konieczny pasó a remitir la resolución sustituta al Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Episcopado porque la Cámara supo anteriormente ese mismo día que la labor preliminar del equipo muestra que las listas de lo nominados en algunas elecciones recientes fueron diversas, pero los electores no estaban dispuestos a tomar en consideración esa diversidad.No todos los obispos estuvieron de acuerdo con la remisión.Dena Harrison, obispa sufragánea de Texas, refiriéndose a sí misma como “una de las categorías de personas mencionadas en este resolución” les dijo a sus colegas que después de 10 años en la Cámara “ella se sentía muy cansada de la propensión de esta Cámara de transferir a otros la responsabilidad” de educar a las diócesis respecto a aceptar como obispos a otras personas que no fuesen hombres blancos.“Observamos que por el tiempo en que tiene lugar una elección es demasiado tarde, que si el liderazgo de la diócesis no ha preparado la cultura para aceptar a mujeres de color, a hombres de color, o a mujeres, eso no va suceder. Y yo encuentro muy insincero que esta Cámara sea tan simplista con instruirles a otros grupos acerca de sus responsabilidades en esta área”, señaló Harrison. “Si esta Cámara deseaba considerar seriamente hacer un cambio, tendría un enfoque muy diferente a esta conversación”.Dent Davidson, el capellán músico de la Cámara de Obispos, al centro, toca el himno de apertura durante la última eucaristía de la reunión. El obispo de Maine, Steven Lane, a la izquierda, contribuye con la percusión y el obispo de la República Dominicana Julio Holguín dirige el cántico. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Además de discutir el asunto de la diversidad, Sean Rowe, miembro del equipo de trabajo [sobre el episcopado] y obispo de Pensilvania Noroccidental, le había dicho anteriormente a los obispos que el equipo estuvo también considerando cuestiones tales como la posibilidad de aportar alguna uniformidad a la amplia gama de títulos para los obispos que trabajan a las órdenes del obispo diocesano. Rowe dijo que hay, por ejemplo, obispos auxiliares [assinting bishops] y obispos asistentes o adjuntos [assistant bishops]. Hay también obispos provisionales, de los cuales Rowe es uno de ellos para la Diócesis de Bethlehem. A los obispos asistentes se les menciona en los Cánones de la Iglesia; a los otros no.Rowe dijo durante una breve sesión de preguntas y respuestas que el equipo de trabajo no cuenta con ningún obispo de color, pero que más de la mitad de sus miembros son mujeres.También durante esa sesión, el obispo de la Diócesis de Albany, Bill Love, que se autodefinió como “uno de los pocos obispos teológicamente conservadores que representan a una diócesis teológicamente conservadora”, dijo que él se sentía “algo nervioso de que la Iglesia denominacional tratara de implicarse más en las elecciones dentro de las diócesis”.“No dudo de que haya muchísima gente a la que le gustaría ver a Albany tomar un rumbo diferente”, dijo Love, instando a mostrar cautela tocante a si la diversidad teológica también se convierte en un problema en las elecciones.El obispo de Ohio, Mark Hollingsworth, vicepresidente de la Comisión sobre Discapacidad y Liderazgo, les informó a los obispos acerca de la labor de su equipo. Dijo que si bien el equipo se había centrado deliberadamente en la discapacidad debido al alcoholismo y la toxicomanía, también había incluido “otras adicciones y trastornos de la personalidad” en su estudio. La comisión, dijo Hollingsworth, ha estado usando estudios de casos confidenciales para entender “la dinámica individual y sistémica que conllevan” los casos de discapacidad.Parte de la labor de la comisión es también el desarrollo de un contexto teológico eclesiológico “para entender la responsabilidad y rendición de cuentas inherentes a una comunidad cristiana sana y segura”, señaló él.La Cámara creó la comisión por medio de una resolución en su reunión de marzo de 2015. En el mes de diciembre anterior, la entonces obispa sufragánea de Maryland Heather Cook atropelló y mató a un ciclista mientras conducía en estado de embriaguez y enviaba un mensaje de texto. En octubre de 2015, fue sentenciada a siete años de prisión después de declararse culpable de homicidio vehicular y de otros tres cargos penales.Los miembros de la Comisión de Discapacidad se han reunido siete veces desde el pasado noviembre.. Hollingsworth dijo que el equipo se propone hacer recomendaciones para medidas a tomar y ulteriores revisiones en la reunión de la Convención General de 2018.[El mensaje de] los obispos “Una Palabra a la Iglesia para el mundo” insta a la Iglesia a volcarse más hacia afuera como parte de su misión.“Lamentando la] la completa falta de regocijo que marca nuestro tiempo presente” y lo que ellos llamaron las crecientes fisuras que dividen la sociedad, los obispos dijeron que era hora de “seguir a Jesús en nuestros barrios divididos, la nación y el mundo”.“Dejen que los profetas cuenten la verdad en el amor. Dejen que los reconciliadores avancen con valentía hacia lugares divididos y llenos de disensión. Dejen que los evangelistas nos inspiren a contar la historia de Jesús de maneras nuevas y contundentes. Dejen que los líderes guíen con valentía y alegría”, dijeron los obispos.La versión del vídeo en español de “Una Palabra a la Iglesia para el mundo” incluye a toda la Cámara diciendo partes del texto en español. El obispo de Arizona Kirk Smith le dijo a la Cámara que los vídeos marcaban la primera vez que los obispos había usado la tecnología del vídeo para dirigirse a la Iglesia y la primera vez que habían hablado juntos en español.La declaración sigue a una anterior Palabra a la Iglesia que se divulgara después del retiro de los obispos en marzo.Apartándose de lo que ha sido la costumbre del pasado reciente, la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings —al centro detrás de la mesa con un vestido azul turquesa— fue invitada a participar con la Cámara de Obispos a lo largo de toda su reunión del 15 al 20 de septiembre en Detroit. Ella les habló a los obispos en más de una ocasión durante la reunión y ofició en la Oración Matutina del día 20. Aquí ella posa con todos los obispos presentes que habían servido de diputados antes de ser elegidos obispos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Otras cosas que tuvieron lugar en la reunión:Los obispos aprobaron una resolución en que declaraban su “solidaridad con hombres, mujeres y niños que viajan en busca de nuevas oportunidades exponiéndose a toda clase de peligros y situaciones inhumanas en el camino sólo para llegar a Estados Unidos”. La resolución también les pide a los miembros del personal asignado al trabajo de migración en el ámbito denominacional que le presten atención a esa migración y que le pidan ayuda a las Naciones Unidas. También se compromete a trabajar con las diócesis de la IX Provincia para ayudar a crear conciencia en las diócesis de EE.UU. de la desesperada situación de los migrantes y relacionarla con la promesa bautismal de respetar la dignidad humana.Los obispos aprobaron una resolución en que le piden al Obispo Primado que disponga de un personal que compile una hoja de cálculo de la información financiera diocesana para la reunión de los obispos en la primavera de 2017 a fin de ayudarles en sus negociaciones en curso acerca de lo que la explicación de la resolución llama “un prorrateo porcentual apropiado de cada diócesis”.Tara Elgin Holley, directora de desarrollo para la Iglesia Episcopal, les informó a los obispos sobre un plan para crear una solicitud de fondos anual a escala denominacional a partir del otoño de 2017 centrada en las prioridades y objetivos del obispo primado Michael Curry, que resalta la labor del Movimiento de Jesús y el nuevo quehacer en torno a la reconciliación racial y la justicia racial. Holley dijo que tal campaña no sólo recaudaría dinero, sino que proporcionaría también un modo de comunicar la obra de la Iglesia y “sirve como el medio de descubrir y edificar un terreno común en torno a la nación y el mundo”. No ha habido una campaña anual de este tipo desde las campañas de Empresa en Misión [Venture in Mission] de fines de los años 70 y principios de los 80 que recaudaron $180 millones.Mary Kay Wold, presidente del Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia (CPG, por su sigla en inglés), actualizó a la Cámara el 19 de septiembre sobre el empeño plurianual de elaborar propuestas para incrementar la flexibilidad y equidad de los fondos y simplificar su proceso. Wold predijo que una última serie de propuestas se presentarían ante la Junta Directiva del CPG más adelante este año con la expectativa de que entrarían en vigor en 2018.Entre 50 y 60 de los 185 obispos, cónyuges o parejas y miembros del personal presente se enfermaron de una dolencia estomacal a partir del 16 de septiembre y así continuaron hasta al menos el 20 de septiembre. Muchos de los que se enfermaron estuvieron ausentes uno o más días de las reuniones y otros se fueron antes de Detroit. El Departamento de Salud del municipio de Detroit les pidió el 20 de septiembre a los participantes de la reunión que llenaran un formulario de tres páginas sobre sus síntomas y lo que habían comido los días 15 y 16.La Cámara de Obispos se reunió en el Hotel Westin Book Cadillac en el centro comercial de Detroit. Algunos obispos y otras personas enviaron mensajes por Twitter acerca de la reunión valiéndose de la almohadilla [hashtag] #hobfall16.Anteriores artículos de ENS sobre la reunión pueden hallarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service.last_img read more

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Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396304/telopea-moffats-shortland-turner Clipboard Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeTurnerOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSydneyHousingResidentialAustraliaPublished on July 01, 2013Cite: “Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner” 01 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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 Year:  Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / TurnerSave this projectSaveTelopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner Photographs Australia Year:  “COPY” photographs:  Ethan RohloffPhotographs:  Ethan RohloffA masterplan for the precinct presents a vision for increased density around the Telopea rail station.Save this picture!© Ethan RohloffThe two sites that form this development are the first within the precinct to be constructed. The first site, known as Shortland, is located at the north-western end of the precinct. The other, known as Moffatts, is located at the south-eastern end of the precinct.The buildings are residential, providing a total of 153 apartments, and shall be exclusively used as social housing by Housing NSW.Save this picture!© Ethan RohloffShortland is divided into two buildings of 6- and 5-storeys; Moffatts has a single building of 6-storeys. Due to the natural topography, the buildings are stepped along the street frontages. A common language of face brick, metal cladding and fenestration flow through the three buildings. The plans and sections of each vary, allowing differing characters to emerge, while providing a coherent materiality that knits the development together.Save this picture!© Ethan RohloffTelopea is typified by brick dwellings in a lush park setting. The siting of the buildings seeks to retain as many of the existing mature trees as possible, and to use the natural sloping topography to break down the overall scale of the new buildings.Save this picture!© Ethan RohloffThe landscape strategy addresses the previously ambiguous nature of land ownership that lead to poor use of green spaces, and the perception of poor security. The proposal clearly delineates the boundaries between public, communal and private open space.Save this picture!Moffatts – Typical PlanPassive environmental considerations include the wide use of corner and ‘through’ apartments that provide a dual-aspect, cross-ventilated apartments. Water reuse is implemented through the retention tanks. Both sites incorporate solar PV cells on the roof.Telopea Social Housing was the recently awarded 2013 NSW Australian Institute of Architects Award for Multiple Housing.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe End of Car CultureArticles’Occupy Infrastructure’: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Barkow …Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Telopea, NSW, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img CopyApartments•Sydney, Australia Apartments 2011 Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner “COPY” 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396304/telopea-moffats-shortland-turner Clipboard Architects: Turner Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ethan Rohloff+ 19 Sharelast_img read more

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Wikimedia raises $320,000 in three-week campaign

first_img The Wikimedia Foundation, parent organisation of online encyclopedia Wikipedia and other free-content projects has successfully raised nearly a third of a million dollars from readers and contributors after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales made a personal appeal for donations.The appeal raised $173,000 in the second half of December and $298,000 in January.The Foundation says it needs to raise funds to help it cover costs and make the most of new opportunities now that it is “one of the 30 most popular websites in the world” with traffic that has grown by 600% in 2005. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Most donations came from the US in dollars, with Euros and then pounds the next most popular currencies. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics 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.center_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wikimedia raises $320,000 in three-week campaign Howard Lake | 3 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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Giving Northern Ireland announces funding for philanthropy research

first_imgGiving Northern Ireland announces funding for philanthropy research Howard Lake | 9 May 2014 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Northern Ireland Research / statistics  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Giving Northern Ireland has announced the establishment of three bursaries to promote post graduate masters research into philanthropy.Three successful post graduate students from The Open University, the University of Ulster and Queen’s University will each receive a Giving Northern Ireland Bursary of £4,000 to conduct a piece of original academic work in this area.The three bursaries will be available to post-graduate Masters level students during the next academic year. Advertisementcenter_img A Bursary Selection Panel, headed by Giving Northern Ireland board member Janet Leckey and distinguished academic Professor Hugh McKenna, will choose the three successful candidates based on the strength of their research project ideas.Sandara Kelso-Robb, Strategic Advisor to Giving Northern Ireland said the bursaries were in line with the organisation’s aims to promote awareness of philanthropy, research into giving and to encourage a more strategic approach.“These bursaries will encourage people with fresh and innovative ideas to look at philanthropy through new eyes,” Ms Kelso-Robb said.Giving Northern Ireland was launched in April 2013 with the aim of stimulating and supporting a culture of giving in Northern Ireland. The organisation has been supported by Atlantic Philanthropies and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland. 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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Democrats vs. Republicans: Which party really CARES?

first_imgWhile the corporate media focus public attention on the imminent opening of the Democratic and Republican Party conventions and the electoral contest, another battle matters much more to tens of millions of people still out of work: the failure of Congress to pass a third stimulus bill.The provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was passed in March, expired July 31. Despite its drawbacks for undocumented and gig workers, CARES provided incomes for tens of millions of unemployed workers and kept the economy afloat. Now the economy is sinking.At the same time, Trump has cut the federal supplement to jobless benefits by executive order from $600 to $300, with, at best, another $100 from the state, and reduced the number of people eligible. To eat and house themselves and their families, workers will have to gamble on jobs where they risk exposure to COVID-19. This is unacceptable.House Democrats passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) in mid-May.  It extends the CARES unemployment benefits through January (March for gig workers), and this time includes benefits for undocumented workers. Money is also provided so states can hire workers to maintain infrastructure.  It continues the moratorium on evictions for another 12 months. Its total cost is more than $3.4 trillion.The Senate Republicans’ Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) bill offers far less, slashing federal jobless supplements while offering a $450 “bonus” to workers who find new jobs — essentially bribing them to risk their health. Its total cost would be about $1.1 trillion.While any concession to the reactionary Senate and Trump is a crime against the working class, it’s apparent no compromise will be reached until summer recess ends on Sept. 8, at the very earliest. In the meantime, millions face no jobs, loss of shelter, utility shutoffs, food “insecurity” — hunger — lack of health insurance and health care during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, school reopenings, no money for school supplies and much more. Systemic horrors such as poverty, mass incarceration, deportations, caging of im/migrants, racist police violence, anti-LGBTQ2S+ and sexist oppression, Islamophobia and ableism persist, including in cities and states under Democratic Party leadership.The mass suffering occurring under Trump, and the callous eagerness to slash relief by the Republican-majority Senate, may result in Republicans being booted out in November. But the best that workers, especially the most oppressed, can expect is some mitigation of the crisis and the loss of center stage by a pro-fascist president.While both the Democrats and Republicans serve the same imperialist ruling class, it’s a mistake to say “there’s no difference between the two parties.” But the working class, the class that through their labor creates all value in society, deserves more than partial relief from oppression and exploitation.‘To each according to their needs’In “Critique of the Gotha Program,” written in 1875, Karl Marx raised the famous slogan “from each according to [their] ability, to each according to [their] needs.” He explained that this could be achieved, after a period of transition from capitalism, in the final stage of communism “after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly.”Back in 1875, the productive forces were far less developed than today. Factories were powered by steam, electrification was decades away, and the assembly line was yet to be invented — let alone the “high-tech revolution” and other technological advances.  But even in 1875 Marx — still dismissed by cynics as utopian — could see the potential for shared abundance.Now labor’s productivity has advanced to levels once unimaginable. There are “workerless” factories and “driverless” vehicles. One can order nearly all basic necessities with a mouse and a keyboard or a cellphone. Human society has the material capacity to eradicate human want. Yet no matter who gets elected, suffering persists. What gets in the way of securing the necessities of life for every human being?It’s capitalism. It’s a system with a built-in contradiction: While production is social, ownership of the means of production is individual. Obscene income inequality gives a small clique of multi-billionaires more wealth than much of  humanity, who live by selling their labor power and are increasingly pauperized. Elections don’t change thisMany are desperate to kick Trump/Pence out. That’s understandable. But whatever happens in November, we need to stay in the class struggle. We have to fight for a planned economy organized for human needs, not profit — to make real the vision of 1875.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Enforcing Worldwide Lockdown : Aftermath Of International Obligation To Ensure Right To Health Or Exemplification Of Long Arm Statute

first_imgColumnsEnforcing Worldwide Lockdown : Aftermath Of International Obligation To Ensure Right To Health Or Exemplification Of Long Arm Statute Deepriya Snehi7 April 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xThe declaration of the Novel Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 as “pandemic” by the World Health Organisation, given its ubiquitous spread, by the Director-General Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his address on March 11, 2020, was taken punctiliously by each country when he went on to record to state that the “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe declaration of the Novel Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 as “pandemic” by the World Health Organisation, given its ubiquitous spread, by the Director-General Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his address on March 11, 2020, was taken punctiliously by each country when he went on to record to state that the “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.” The Director-General also elaborated that repeated calls were made to countries suggesting to “turn the tide” against the virus by adopting the four-fold measures of preparation, detection, treatment and transmission followed by innovation.This is the first pandemic caused by a #coronavirus. We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic. This is the first pandemic that can be controlled.https://t.co/dIoa4jYAUN— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 11, 2020 WHY LOCKDOWN IS IN QUESTION? History has already witnessed the likes of such pandemics rhythmically whether it’s Antonine Plague (165 AD) which originated in Roman Empire and could be taken to be a standalone reason for its fall or the Justinian Plague (541-542) which was brought in by the rats and was transmitted to humans via fleas as host. The Spanish flu (1918) considered as one of the deadliest pandemics spread overdue to non-availability of the vaccine and a lack of centralized intervention to ensure quarantine and isolation. The onset of these barbaric plagues not only wiped the sizeable population of the then regimes but also shook the governments who had to deal with witnessing its citizens dying out on a run of the mill basis without having any consolidated medical set up to combat the same. These antecedents of fatalistic plagues are akin to the situation of COVID-19 which we as a world witness today where we are still bending over backwards trying to create a vaccine to brick wall its spread. The declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic is indicative of the gravity of the situation and as such brings to the forefront the questions regarding the right to health and the international obligations and duties as a world and a community we are required to observe and practice. Right to health has been recognized as one of the Human Rights and is not limited to the right to adequate healthcare. RECOGNIZING RIGHT TO HEALTH AS THE MEANS The right to health only found canonical recognition with the adoption of Constitution of World Health Organisation in 1946 which identified that “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” Similarly, UDHR also sanctioned the right to health as an essential fundamental human right by stating the same to be a measure of an adequate standard of living under Article 25. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in its Article 12 is the most important piece of legislation as it obligates State parties to recognize the right to health individually and jointly as the part of the international commune. The right to health has also been assimilated into several treaties such as International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 1965, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989. Every so often the international organizations have taken to organize consortiums and country meets to stage the issue. However, as the scholars have observed that most of the State actors do not pay heed to international health concerns in the context of their domestic policies. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) General Comment no. 14(2000) defines the right to health which includes core components like availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality and is attainable through “numerous, complementary approaches, such as the formulation of health policies, or the implementation of health programmes developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), or the adoption of specific legal instruments”. It has also been elaborated that the right to health includes legally enforceable components. With that being said it becomes sine qua non for every State and its government to ensure that the citizens are not exposed to any sort of bearings which might put their health in peril. It is evident that ensuring the right to health is a duty cast upon the State which it fulfils by providing for safe environmental conditions, accessibility to health care and by reinforcing peace with the international community through its policies. As I write this piece, several countries have imposed lockdown to contain the transmission of the virus. Until we come up with a befitting vaccine to counter the virus’s spread the only possible solution is the aggressive testing of the suspected carriers followed by a lockdown. However, after China, Europe and New York became omphalos for COVID-19 cases, Southeast Asia is slated to be next in line with the cases going unchecked, more precisely unreported. Countries like Myanmar, Laos, Brunei have not till date executed a health plan or a complete lockdown and the countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh, where there is a daily surge in the COVID-19 cases, governments are reluctant to take any action towards lockdown citing consequent economic slowdown as the reason. DOES RIGHT TO HEALTH FALL WITHIN THE CONTOURS OF INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATION? In the mise-en-scène of afore-stated situations could it be possible for international organizations like WHO and United Nations to force the States to ensure lockdown in their countries to stop community-based transmission of COVID-19 as an international obligation owed to the world and in turn effectuating the spirit of right to health? With what ascendancy the ineffective pursuance of such international obligations can be checked and impelled? The CESCR General Comment no.3, Article 56 of United Nations Charter and Alma-Ata Declaration on primary health care are of particular importance as they make it categorically incumbent upon the State to fully realize right to health as an international obligation. By the same token, the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in its Article 2.1 stipulates for each State to ensure the realization of the rights through “maximum of its available resources”. Apart from the specific obligations States also have individual and joint obligations under the UN Charter backed by resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the World Health Assembly. When the question of the right to health arises in international context certain obligations have been recognized by numerous courts worldwide to be requiring adherence known as erga omnes and jus cogens. The norm erga omnes has been avowed in the case famously known as Barcelona Traction. The relevant excerpt of the judgment is as follows: “Such obligations derive, for example, in contemporary international law, from the outlawing of acts of aggression, and of genocide, as also from the principles and rules concerning the basic rights of the human person, including protection from slavery and racial discrimination. Some of the corresponding rights of protection have entered into the body of general international law (Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 1951, p. 23); others are conferred by international instruments of a universal or quasi-universal character.” In Argentina, the Supreme Court placed its credence on the international agreements such as ICESCR and directed the State Health Ministry to continue funding the child’s treatment for cancer which the Ministry had initially only voluntarily taken up. The Supreme Court of Argentina on being faced with the question of giving up treatment funding by Health Ministry answered negatively and held “As the court notes, Article 2 Section 1 of that same treaty states that parties are obligated to use “the maximum of [their] available resources” to fully implement the rights guaranteed in the ICESCR and that the federal government is responsible for implementing the agreement.” The august case of the South African Constitutional Court Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign celebrated the idea of the right to health but within a limited context. Another frame of reference for recognition of the right to health as an international obligation is by way of jus cogens principles which are considered to be peremptory human rights. International consensus gives way to the jus cogens principles and the state cannot neglect their normative impact as they provide a foundation to the very structure of the international law and its implementation. In precedents like Prosecutor v. Anto Furundzija (1998) and ECHR, Jorgic v. Germany(2007) both norms erga omnes and jus cogens have been identified as being operative in jurisdictions universally for the enforcement of human rights. It is in all congruity to state that there exists very much of an enforceable international obligation on the part of individual State parties to help in deterring the community transmission of the pandemic. Furthermore, by not resorting to lockdown many countries will endanger the health of the population of other states infamously perceived as “transboundary harm”. Obligation to observe the right to healthy environment finds its voice in the text adopted by the International Law Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2001 (A/56/10) which states that though the concept finds its origin in the context of carrying out of hazardous activities the underlying principle behind preventing transboundary harm is omission and prevention of such activities which would put other State’s health and environment at peril. States cannot guarantee the highest attainable standard of health to every citizen of the world at large without consideration of its domestic resource constraints. However, the situation today asks us of making an exception looking into the mass transmission that the COVID-19 can potentially create and looking into the limited accessible medical resources available at our dispense, lockdown seems like the only solution, right away. Correspondingly, there is no denying the fact that the State parties owe it to the international community (civitas maxima) at large to lockdown their country if it ends up becoming the hotspot for the spread of the pandemic but the right to health as an international obligation continues to be lex ferenda i.e., soft law with no precedential backings. Even to buttress the argument that right to health is a human right and an international obligation is required to be observed by the State parties in light of norms erga omnes and jus cogens, the right to health continues to be blocked by the ubiquitous doctrine of state sovereignty. Moreover, international organizations also do not have a substantial mechanism in place to force the State parties to lockdown while citing the same to be their international obligation. To such a degree, the questions posed at the beginning of this segment stand answered negatively as the subject matter of right to health is not augmented enough to be enforced as an international obligation thus not providing enough latitude to the international organizations to ask countries to lockdown in the wake of the pandemic. THE WAY FORWARD: USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE The moot point of obligating the countries to lockdown in view of the international obligation catalyses the idea of a wanton need to explore as to what can be brought forth which can make the individual States inescapably interested in carrying out such devoir. One such solution is offered by the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the sector of healthcare which has already made great strides. An overture like this will not only ensure that the world at large has access to vast sets of data which could save millions of lives by tracking, identifying and predicting patterns in the development of abeyant diseases but would also open doors enabling doctors/medical/healthcare professionals to offer distinctive solutions to similarly ascribable diseases taking lessons from medical histories even when the patients are located in two different countries. IBM developed data analytics called Watson is one such example of the usage of AI in the healthcare sector and has been delivering enormous results. The idea is to set up an internationally monitored AI network invested and built upon by the individual medical professionals and healthcare experts who will put in the medical research and data regularly and let AI do the rest of the tasks. The propinquity might be frowned upon by the State parties as the same will bring decentralization of the decision-making process in the health-related policy making, however, such retractions can be subsided by understanding that the accessible universal database and the AI pattern-based predictions, in the long run, would save us from the massive outbreaks and pandemics like COVID-19. The challenges like government priority setting or exclusion of high-end expensive drugs from health packages can also be brought down with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence into healthcare as the same would predict the likely health outcomes while also indicating the countries where such solutions are indigenously developed. Scholars have argued that without having a solid data protection law in place AI cannot be properly actualized more so when a cohesive system at the international stage is being talked into existence. However, there are legislations and regulations like OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data, 1980, European Directive on Data Protection, 1995, UK Data Protection Act, 2018 which can be taken as an exemplary basis for the AI-related domestic legislation drafting.Views Are Personal OnlyAuthor is a practicing Lawyer at Supreme Court of India Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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BREAKING – States Have No Power To ‘Identify’ Socially & Educationally Backward Classes After 102nd Constitution Amendment : Supreme Court Holds By 3:2 Majority

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING – States Have No Power To ‘Identify’ Socially & Educationally Backward Classes After 102nd Constitution Amendment : Supreme Court Holds By 3:2 Majority LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2021 6:01 AMShare This – xIn a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has held by 3:2 majority that the 102nd Constitution Amendment has abrogated the power of states to identify “Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBCs)”.The majority judgment held that after the introduction of Articles 338B and 342A to the Constitution “the final say in regard to inclusion or exclusion (or modification of lists) of SEBCs is firstly with the President, and thereafter, in case of modification or exclusion from the lists initially published, with the Parliament”.The states can, through their existing mechanisms, or even statutory commissions, only make suggestions to the President or the Commission under Article 338B, for inclusion, exclusion or modification of castes or communities, in the list to be published under Article 342A (1).This pronouncement was given in the case Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Pati v The Chief Minister and others, in which a constitution bench was considering the validity of Maratha reservation and 102nd Constitution Amendment.The bench unanimously upheld the constitutional validity of Constitution (One Hundred and second Amendment) Act, 2018, however differed on the question whether it affected the power of States to identify SEBCs.The majority (Justices S. Ravindra Bhat, with whom Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta agreed with) observed that the power of identification of SEBCs hitherto exercised by the states now shifted to the domain of the President (and for its modification, to Parliament) by virtue of Article 342A and that it does not in any manner violate the essential features or basic structure of the Constitution. Justice Bhushan(with Justice Nazeer) and Justice Bhat(with whom Justices Rao and Gupta agreed) expressed different views regarding interpretation of the said Amendment.Article 342A of the Constitution by denuding States power to legislate or classify in respect of “any backward class of citizens” does not affect or damage the federal polity and does not violate the basic structure of the Constitution of India, the Court (3:2) held.The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018, introduced Article 338B which provides for a Commission for the socially and educationally backward classes to be known as the National Commission for Backward Classes. Further, as per Article 342A, President may with respect to any State or Union territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the socially and educationally backward classes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be socially and educationally backward classes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be. Justice Ravindra Bhat observed in his judgment as follows :”Parliament, through the 102ndAmendment clearly intended that the existing legal regime for identification of communities as SCs and STs and for their inclusion in the list of SCs and STs under Articles 341 and 342, which had hitherto existed, ought to be replicated in relation to identification of SEBCs” The majority judgment interprets the 102nd Amendment as follows: (i) By introduction of Articles 366 (26C) and 342A through the 102nd Constitution of India, the President alone, to the exclusion of all other authorities, is empowered to identify SEBCs and include them in a list to be published under Article 342A (1), which shall be deemed to include SEBCs in relation to each state and union territory for the purposes of the Constitution. (ii) The states can, through their existing mechanisms, or even statutory commissions, only make suggestions to the President or the Commission under Article 338B, for inclusion, exclusion or modification of castes or communities, in the list to be published under Article 342A (1).(iii) The reference to the Central List in Article 342A (2) is the one notified by the President under Article 342A (1). It is to be the only list for all purposes of the Constitution, in relation to each state and in relation to every union territory. The use of the term “the Central List” is only to refer to the list prepared and published under Article 342A (1), and no other; it does not imply that the states have any manner of power to publish their list of SEBCs. Once published, under Article 342A (1), the list can only be amended through a law enacted by Parliament, by virtue of Article 342A (2). (iv) In the task of identification of SEBCs, the President shall be guided by the Commission set up under Article 338B; its advice shall also be sought by the state in regard to policies that might be framed by it. If the commission prepares a report concerning matters of identification, such a report has to be shared with the state government, which is bound to deal with it, in accordance with provisions of Article 338B. However, the final determination culminates in the exercise undertaken by the President (i.e. the Central Government, under Article 342A (1), by reason of Article 367 read with Section 3 (8) (b) General Clauses Act). (v) The states’ power to make reservations, in favour of particular communities or castes, the quantum of reservations, the nature of benefits and the kind of reservations, and all other matters falling within the ambit of Articles 15 and 16 – except with respect to identification of SEBCs, remains undisturbed. (vi) The Commission set up under Article 338B shall conclude its task expeditiously, and make its recommendations after considering which, the President shall expeditiously publish the notification containing the list of SEBCs in relation to states and union territories, for the purpose of the Constitution. (vii) Till the publication of the notification mentioned in direction (vi), the existing lists operating in all states and union territories, and for the purposes 132 of the Central Government and central institutions, continue to operate. This direction is issued under Article 142 of the Constitution of India.Justice Ashok Bhushan and S. Abdul Nazeer (minority) however opined that the 102nd Constitutional amendment does not take away the power of the State to identify backward class in the State. (29) We are of the view that word ‘Central’ in Article 342A (2) was used for purpose and object. The use of ‘Central’ was only with the intent to limit the list issued by the President to Central services. It is well settled rule of interpretation that no word in a statute or Constitution is used without any purpose. Word ‘Central’ has to be given meaning and purpose.(30) When we have interpreted Article 342A to mean that Article 342A refers to ‘Central List’ which is prepared for services under the Government of India and organisations under the Government of India, the definition given under Article 366(26C) which specifically refer to Article 342A has to be read together and list of backward classes which is not Central List shall not be governed by the definition under Article 366(26C). Since, the (26C) has been inserted in the context of Article 342A, if the context is list prepared by the State and it is State List, definition under (26C) shall not govern.(31) We, thus, hold that Article 342A was brought by Constitution 102nd Amendment to give constitutional status to National Backward Classes Commission and for publication of list by the President of socially and educationally backward classes which was to be Central List for governing employment under Government of India and the organisations under it.Justice Rao, wrote a separate judgment, agreeing with Justice Bhat’s interpretation of 102nd Judgment. “There is only one list that can be issued by the President specifying the socially and educationally backward classes and only those classes are treated as socially and educationally backward classes for the purposes of the Constitution.. Only those backward classes included in the public notification under Article 342 A shall be socially and educationally backward classes for the purposes of the Constitution.”, the Judge said. Justice Gupta also stated that he agrees with judgments of Justices Rao and Bhat.Interestingly, the Attorney General for India KK Venugopal had argued that the 102nd Amendment will not affect the power of the States in relation to identification of SEBCs.Case: Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister [CA 3123 of 2020]Coram : Justices Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswarar Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat Citation : LL 2021 SC 243 Click here to read/download the judgmentTagsSupreme Court Maratha Quota Case #Justice S. Ravindra Bhat #Justice L. Nageswara Rao Justice Hemant Gupta Justice Ashok Bhushan #Justice S. Abdul Nazeer Next Storylast_img read more

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Arts4Youth project launches in Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Previous articleDungloe leading the way with ‘Going Green’ initiativeNext articleSix new health boards revealed News Highland Facebook Twitter Pinterest The new PEACE IV grants ‘Arts4Youth’ project has been officially launched in Letterkenny.The project which forms part of Donegal County Council’s €5.5m Local Authority Action Plan aims to engage with young people between the ages of 14 to 17 from different backgrounds throughout Donegal to increase understanding and respect for diversity, as well as strengthen cross-border and cross-community relations.Chair of the Donegal Peace IV Partnership Councillor Paul Canning says it’s a really worthwhile initiative:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/paulpeace.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – July 17, 2019 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Arts4Youth project launches in Letterkenny Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Boyd initiates plan to encourage citizens to be involved

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration  Kemel Flowers and Javarion Runlin were selected city ambassador and will have opportunities throughout November and December to participate in city events and to learn more about how the city works through employee and council member conducted visits.  Kernel will represent District 2 and Javarion will represent District 3. All districts will be represented during the year.“It is important for our young citizens to learn about our city and those who make it work,” Boyd said. “The ambassador program will provide them with opportunities to learn and to be involved in functions of the city. They will also get to meet and know those who are involved in the day-to-day operations of the city.” Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Boyd initiates plan to encourage citizens to be involved Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Print Article The Brundidge City Council held its first regular meeting under the new administration Tuesday night at City Hall. The council’s organizational meeting was November 7 at Pike County High School.Mayor Isabell Boyd initiated her plan to encourage Brundidge citizens to be actively involved in city government when the council voted at its organizational meeting to change the council meeting’s time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to make the meetings more accessible to those who work. Boyd took another step in that direction Tuesday night when she presented two students as ambassadors for the City of Brundidge for the months of November and December. You Might Like Brundidge mayor speaks at Brown Bag event Newly elected Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd was the guest speaker at the Brown Bag luncheon Tuesday at the Tupper Lightfoot… read more Boyd said the ambassador program is one of the ideas that will be implemented to increase involvement and interest in the city. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The council approved a resolution that grants permission for the newly elected mayor to sign all documents necessary for the continuation of the city’s loan through the Department of Environmental Management. The city’s  $2 million for the upgrade of the city’s wastewater treatment plant has been reduced to around $500,000.The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.last_img read more

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