UK economic growth rate now trimmed

first_img Share Monday 22 November 2010 5:34 am whatsapp UK economic growth rate now trimmed whatsapp Show Comments ▼ OFFICIAL data published on Wednesday is expected to reveal slower economic growth in the three months to June, after UK construction growth was slower than previously thought. Weaker business confidence is also casting a shadow over the outlook for future growth. The UK economy was originally seen expanding by 1.2 per cent in the second quarter but this could be trimmed to just one per cent following a sharp downgrade of construction growth in this period. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) cut its estimates to 6.8 per cent from 9.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter and also revealed that the sector contracted more than earlier reported in the first three months of 2010. Although the ONS is expected to leave third-quarter quarterly growth at a resilient 0.8 per cent, the annualised growth rate could be trimmed from the previous figure of 2.8 per cent to 2.6 per cent, barring any other revisions to the components of GDP. Business investment is expected to have recovered for a third successive quarter in the three months to September after spending was slashed in 2008/09 but recent evidence suggests this will not last. UK businesses have lowered expectations for 2011 according to the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM), which suggests that economic growth next year will be slower than forecast with companies reluctant to invest and back the recovery. Business confidence has fallen to 11.9 from 21.5 since the third quarter of 2009, with the pace of decline accelerating. Michael Izza, chief executive of ICAEW, said: “The steady decline in confidence over recent quarters reflects ongoing uncertainty about the UK economy over the next twelve months. Companies are still cautious to invest – a crucial factor in helping growth and creating a strong recovery.”Although the BCM revealed continued improvement in companies’ financial results with business turnover, profit and exports all increasing in the fourth quarter, expectations for future growth have been revised as companies become more pessimistic about 2011. Expected turnover growth over the next 12 months dropped to 3.5 per cent in the final three months of 2010 from 4.9 per cent the previous quarter while forecast gross profit growth for the year ahead has also fallen to 3.3 per cent from 4.4 per cent. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content last_img read more

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Conclusion de la Convention générale

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] En réponse à l’appel de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry de « suivre la voie de Jésus », les députés et les évêques, réunis du 5 au 13 juillet à la 79ème Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale à Austin (État du Texas), ont donné suite à un nombre record de résolutions sur des questions clés comme l’immigration, la révision du livre de prière, Israël-Palestine et la réadmission de l’Église épiscopale de Cuba en tant que diocèse. La Convention a également adopté un budget de 134 millions de dollars qui reflète les priorités de l’Évêque Primat pour les trois prochaines années, à savoir l’évangélisation, la réconciliation raciale et le respect de la création. Pendant ce temps, le processus législatif était supervisé par des observateurs ailés, l’un d’entre eux ayant décidé d’être présent sur les médias sociaux en contribuant à la convention un flux ininterrompu de moments plumifères au milieu des débats passionnés et souvent intenses sur les questions clés concernant l’église.À l’extérieur des chambres législatives, divers événements ont rassemblé les évêques, les députés et les visiteurs pour faire connaissance, socialiser, prier, célébrer et défendre les droits, une fois avec des témoignages publics contre la violence armée et une autre à l’extérieur d’un centre de détention pour condamner les mesures prises par le gouvernement des États-Unis dans son application des politiques d’immigration. Un service de réveil au Palmer Events Center d’Austin le 7 juillet a attiré une foule de plus de 2 500 personnes qui ont écouté le sermon entraînant de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry sur le thème « Dieu est amour et source de vie ».Dans son sermon d’ouverture le 5 juillet, Mgr Curry a mis au défi chaque épiscopalien d’adopter la « Voie de l’amour : pratiques pour une vie axée sur Jésus » comme moyen d’aider l’église à entrer dans une nouvelle ère de croissance spirituelle. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA General Convention 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Nouveau plan de révision liturgique et du livre de prièreLa Convention a adopté un plan pour la révision liturgique et du livre de prière qui jette les bases de la création de nouveaux textes liturgiques qui répondent aux besoins des épiscopaliens dans toute l’église, tout en continuant d’utiliser le Livre de la prière commune de 1979.La résolution A068 prévoyait à l’origine le démarrage d’un processus qui allait conduire à un livre de prière entièrement révisé pour 2030. Les évêques ont au lieu de cela adopté un plan pour « une révision liturgique et du livre de prière pour l’avenir de la mission de Dieu au travers de la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus ».La résolution amendée des évêques prévoit que ceux-ci fassent participer les communautés de culte de leur diocèse à l’expérimentation et la création de textes liturgiques de remplacement qui seraient soumis à un nouveau Groupe de travail sur la révision liturgique et du livre de prière, groupe devant être nommé par l’Évêque Primat et la présidente de la Chambre des Députés.Il y est aussi dit que la révision liturgique emploiera un langage et une imagerie inclusifs et englobants pour l’humanité et la divinité, et intégrera la compréhension, l’appréciation et le respect de la création de Dieu.Entretemps, la Convention générale a également adopté une résolution qui permet à toutes les congrégations de l’Église épiscopale d’utiliser des versions facultatives en langage englobant des trois prières de l’Eucharistie Rite II du Livre de la prière commune de 1979.La résolution D078 prévoit un nouveau libellé pour la Prière A, la Prière B et la Prière D. Les modifications sont disponibles pour usage expérimental jusqu’à l’achèvement de la prochaine révision exhaustive du Livre de la prière commune.La couverture ENS complète de la révision liturgique et du livre de prière est disponible ici. Et sur une note plus détendue…L’impeccable pigeon captive la 79ème Convention générale par sa réelle présence numérique.Le pigeon confesse aux pitres aviaires un plaisir emplumé et un battement de l’esprit. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bienvenue à nouveau, CubaLa Convention a voté l’admission ou la réadmission de l’Église épiscopale de Cuba en tant que diocèse en adoptant la Résolution A238. Il est prévu que le Diocèse de Cuba rejoigne la Province II qui comprend les diocèses de New York et du New Jersey aux États-Unis, Haïti et les Îles Vierges.La couverture ENS complète de Cuba est disponible ici et ici. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Adoption d’un budget de 134 millions de dollarsLa Convention a adopté un budget de 133,8 millions de dollars pour 2019-2021 qui reflète les priorités de l’évêque primat, à savoir l’évangélisation, la réconciliation et la justice raciales, et le respect de la création. Les priorités sont désignées comme les « trois piliers » de la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus.Continue également à se développer ce qui est, comme l’a déclaré à la séance conjointe l’Évêque du Maine Stephen Lane, vice-président du Comité conjoint Programme Budget et Finance, « le fondement de notre ministère permanent en tant qu’église et de notre engagement envers autrui tant au sein qu’au delà de notre église ». Cela comprend en outre le maintien de l’« engagement continu envers la gouvernance conciliaire et les services juridiques, financiers et autres du Church Center [les bureaux confessionnels de New York] ».La couverture ENS complète du processus budgétaire est disponible ici. 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 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 Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 du personnel d’ENSPosted Jul 23, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Plein accès aux rites de mariage à usage expérimentalLa Convention a adopté le 13 juillet la Résolution B012 pour donner à tous les épiscopaliens la possibilité d’être mariés par leur prêtre dans leur église locale.La résolution B012 avait été transmise par la Chambre des Députés à la Chambre des Évêques puis retour à la Chambre des députés jusqu’à son approbation.Le 9 juillet, les députés ont approuvé à une écrasante majorité la version amendée de la résolution et la Chambre des Évêques a ajouté un amendement technique deux jours plus tard, amendement qui ne modifie pas l’objectif de la B012 qui est de donner plein accès aux deux rites de mariage à usage expérimental pour les couples de même sexe et de sexe opposé approuvés par la Convention générale de 2015 (par le biais de la Résolution A054).La résolution B012 prévoit de :Donner aux recteurs ou au clergé chargés d’une congrégation la possibilité de donner accès aux rites de mariage à usage expérimental pour les couples de même sexe et de sexe opposé. La résolution A054 de 2015 et la version d’origine de la résolution B012 disaient que le clergé ne pouvait utiliser les rites que sous la direction de son évêque.Exiger que, si un évêque « a une position théologique qui n’accepte pas le mariage des couples de même sexe », il puisse inviter un autre évêque, si nécessaire, pour apporter le « soutien pastoral » à tout couple souhaitant utiliser les rites ainsi qu’au membre du clergé et à la congrégation impliqués. En tout cas, il doit être demandé à un évêque extérieur d’accepter les demandes de remariage si l’un ou l’autre des membres du couple est divorcé et ceci afin de satisfaire l’exigence canonique qui s’applique aux couples de sexe opposé.Poursuivre l’utilisation à l’essai des rites jusqu’à l’achèvement de la prochaine révision exhaustive du Livre de la prière commune.La couverture ENS complète de l’égalité en matière de mariage est disponible ici. Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Actions en matière d’immigrationS’il y a une question qui a défié toute attente de controverse à la 79ème Convention générale, c’est bien l’immigration.Les évêques et les députés sont arrivés à Austin la semaine dernière tout de suite après le tollé national à propos de la politique de « tolérance zéro » de l’administration Trump envers l’immigration, notamment la décision de séparer les enfants des parents en détention. Et en dépit du revirement de ladite administration sur les séparations familiales, les politiques d’immigration sont demeurées une question brûlante, notamment dans l’État frontière qui était l’hôte du rassemblement triennal de l’Église épiscopale.Mais si le pays reste divisé sur ce qu’il faut faire en ce qui concerne l’immigration, les milliers d’épiscopaliens rassemblés à la convention ont présenté un front uni de soutien aux familles qui ont été séparées, à celles confrontées à l’expulsion et aux immigrants en général – au travers de la prière, des témoignages, de l’action et de l’adoption rapide de mesures législatives.La Convention a adopté trois résolutions sur les questions d’immigration.La résolution C033  déclare publiquement que l’église respecte la dignité des immigrants et décrit comment la politique publique doit refléter cette position, la résolution A178 prend une position ferme à l’encontre des séparations familiales et du traitement des parents et enfants immigrants et la résolution C009, intitulée « Conversion en une église sanctuaire » encourage les épiscopaliens à tendre la main et à apporter leur soutien aux immigrants confrontés à l’expulsion, y compris en offrant un sanctuaire physique s’ils le choisissent.L’un des moments déterminants de cette Convention générale a été la veillée de prière qui s’est tenue le 8 juillet  à l’extérieur du Don Hutto Residential Center, établissement de détention d’immigrants à un peu plus d’une demie heure d’Austin. Un rassemblement massif de plus d’un millier d’épiscopaliens qui ont prié et chanté en soutien aux parents et enfants immigrants qui avaient été séparés.La couverture ENS des questions d’immigration est disponible ici. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention, Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Conclusion de la Convention générale Suivre la voie de Jésus Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Contestation des injustices dans le conflit israélo-palestinienLa Convention générale a repris son examen des résolutions ayant trait au conflit israélo-palestinien avec des résultats mitigés en raison principalement de la réticence de la Chambre des Évêques à prendre les mesures audacieuses prônées par la Chambre des Députés.Sur les quinze résolutions soumises sur le thème Israël-Palestine à la Convention générale, seules six ont été adoptées par les deux chambres, bien que les résolutions ayant abouti touchent encore au sort des enfants palestiniens, au statut de Jérusalem, au recours disproportionné à la force meurtrière des deux côtés et aux façons dont l’Église épiscopale peut œuvrer pour la paix par l’entremise de ses décisions d’investissement.Les évêques et les députés, même ceux qui arguent en faveur d’une position plus stricte à l’encontre des conditions de l’occupation par Israël des territoires palestiniens, ont tenu à affirmer le droit d’Israël d’exister et de se défendre, citant la politique de longue date de l’église envers la région. Et tandis que les évêques ont rejeté la résolution la plus controversée, la D019, en disant qu’elle équivalait à un “désinvestissement” dangereux vis-à-vis d’Israël, ils ont rejoint les députés en adoptant la Résolution B016, qui se fait l’écho de la D019 dans son utilisation de l’expression « filtre droits de l’homme en matière d’investissements ». Toutefois, à la différence de la D019, la Résolution B016 ne comporte aucun calendrier pour les décisions du Conseil exécutif ni aucune référence à la complicité de l’église dans l’occupation même si elle conduit en fin de compte à ce que l’église retire de l’argent de sociétés qui y font des affaires.La couverture ENS complète des questions Israël-Palestine est disponible ici. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rémunération du président des députésLa Convention est convenue d’un plan d’action visant à payer le président de la Chambre des Députés pour le travail de sa fonction.La Résolution B014 a été adoptée sans indication de montants mais convient de verser au président de la Chambre des Députés des jetons de présence d’administrateur et des honoraires de dirigeant « pour services spécifiques rendus dans l’accomplissement des obligations exigées par la Constitution et les Canons de l’église ».La couverture ENS complète se trouve ici. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Réponse aux voix et aux récits de femmesLes voix et les récits de femmes ont joué un rôle non négligeable dans les travaux de la 79ème Convention générale, allant de la  liturgie où les évêques ont exprimé lamentations et confession pour le rôle de l’église dans le harcèlement, l’exploitation et les sévices sexuels, à  la Résolution D087 qui permet aux députées d’amener leurs bébés dans l’enceinte de la Chambre des Députés pour l’allaitement.La couverture ENS complète des questions d’égalité des sexes en matière de justice  est disponible ici. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

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Congratulations from Sir Patrick Moore.

first_imgCongratulations from Sir Patrick Moore.  41 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Promotional 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. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 September 2008 | News  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We were also delighted to receive a message of congratulations from Sir Patrick Moore.last_img read more

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Abuse survivor still on Florida’s hit list

first_imgMarissa Alexander faces another trialMarissa AlexanderPeople across the country are outraged by Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s recent decision to retry Marissa Alexander, a Black woman and a survivor of intimate partner violence who defended herself against her attacker, with the possibility of a 60-year prison sentence.In 2012, Alexander was accosted by her estranged spouse, a man who admitted in a deposition to beating “every last one … except for one” of the five mothers of his children. He showed up at Alexander’s door with two of his children in violation of a restraining order granted by the courts after he had violently assaulted Alexander in a previous encounter.After he broke down the door of the bathroom where Alexander was hiding, choked her and threatened to kill her, Alexander found her legally registered gun and fired a warning shot into the wall, injuring no one. For the “crime” of defending herself, Alexander was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault and given a 20-year sentence in a Jacksonville court.Courts compound the abuseAfter Alexander unjustly served three years in prison, an appeals court overturned the 2012 conviction, finding that the presiding judge had incorrectly instructed jurors so that Alexander had to prove that her husband was abusive to her. These instructions smack of the sexist U.S. criminal justice system’s assumptions in gender-based violence cases — be it rape or intimate partner violence — that when pursuing justice against her assailant, the victim must actually be put on trial to justify herself and her actions. It was only after a mass movement involving nationwide protests, progressive media coverage and petition campaigns rose up to demand Alexander’s release that the conviction was overturned.Now Corey has announced that at the retrial, which is set for July 28, she will seek a 60-year sentence for Alexander, based on Florida’s mandatory sentencing laws for gun violence. While the initial judge had sentenced Alexander to serve the three mandatory 20-year sentences concurrently, Corey now says that, based on a ruling by the same court that ordered Alexander’s retrial, the prison terms must be served consecutively. A 60-year sentence would effectively be a life sentence for 33-year-old Alexander if she is convicted again.Corey, who served on the prosecution team, was also part of the teams that allowed George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, both of whom claimed self-defense, to be acquitted for killing unarmed Black teenagers under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. While these two killers walk free, Corey’s office claims that it is simply following the law in ratcheting up its pursuit of Alexander. Jackelyn Bernard, the director of communications for the State Attorney’s Office, even attempted to turn the racism in this scenario on its head by claiming that “the only thing Ms. Corey is ‘seeking’ is justice for two black children and their father.” (msnbc.com, March 4)Mandatory minimum laws, posed as “tough-on-crime” initiatives that will deter potential criminals, serve only to impose unjust sentences and increase the number of incarcerated in this country with the largest prison population in the world. That population has swelled with women in recent years; the Sentencing Project notes that “the number of women in prison … is increasing at nearly double the rate for men. These women often have significant histories of physical and sexual abuse.”A large number of these women are survivors of intimate partner violence who have been imprisoned for defending themselves from their attackers. Advocacy groups like California-based Free Battered Women, the New-York-based Coalition for Women Prisoners, and the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women work specifically to address this injustice. Alexander supporters rightly argue that a conviction in this case sends the message to women that defending themselves against intimate partner violence will lead to further violence perpetrated against them by the state.The movement to free Alexander must remain vigilant to see that she is not thrown into prison for life, and that the sexist, racist nature of the prison-industrial complex and the U.S. criminal justice system is exposed.Oakland, March 8.Photo: Daniel ArauzIn response to the announcement by Florida prosecutor Angela Corey that she would seek three consecutive terms totaling 60 years in Marissa Alexander’s new trial, an outreach rally and march were quickly organized in Oakland, Calif., on March 8, International Women’s Day. People gathered for a short rally at Oscar Grant Plaza, then marched slowly down Broadway, handing out a specially produced pamphlet on Alexander’s case. The event was sponsored by ONYX Organizing Committee, Workers World Party and Free Marissa Alexander, Oakland Committee.For more information and to get involved, see ­justiceformarissa.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Phillipa accused “accepts his responsibility” court told

first_imgNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleFianna Fail confirm its giving up seat for St Patrick’s Day tripNext articleDoherty calls for protection for distressed mortgage holders News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Phillipa accused “accepts his responsibility” court told Facebookcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PC Phillipa ReynoldsA man charged with causing the death of Constable Phillipa Reynolds has “accepted his responsibility”, a court has heard.25 year old Shane Frane has again been remanded in custody, to appear again via video link on April 4th.Shane Frane, whose address was given as Simon Community, Bonds Hill, is charged with causing the death of Constable Reynolds by dangerous driving on February 9.He is further charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing death, driving whilst unfit and driving without a licence or insurance.Frane is also charged with burglary criminal damage and failing to stop, report or remain at the scene of the accident.The charges relate to an accident in Dales Corner last month, when a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into the police car 27-year-old Constable Reynolds was travelling in.Frame appeared before Derry Magistrates Court this morning via videolink, with his solicitor telling the ourt that Frane now “accepts his responsibility in respect of these matters”.He added that his client “wishes to apologise for his actions and wants to extend his sympathies to the family of Constable Reynolds”. The court was told that the investigating officer had been contacted to arrange a further interview. By News Highland – March 7, 2013 Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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“Ego Between Two Authorities Causing All This Lawlessness”:Supreme Court Dismisses AP Govt.’s Plea Against Panchayat Election Schedule

first_imgTop Stories”Ego Between Two Authorities Causing All This Lawlessness”:Supreme Court Dismisses AP Govt.’s Plea Against Panchayat Election Schedule Mehal Jain25 Jan 2021 3:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Andhra Pradesh state government’s challenge to the High Court decision holding that the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the State Election Commission notifying the election schedule for the local bodies need not be interfered with.The bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul was hearing the state’s SLP against the division bench verdict of the High…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 Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Andhra Pradesh state government’s challenge to the High Court decision holding that the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the State Election Commission notifying the election schedule for the local bodies need not be interfered with.The bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul was hearing the state’s SLP against the division bench verdict of the High Court, holding that the facts and circumstances of the case does not warrant suspension of the SEC order. The AP High Court was dealing with a Writ Appeal filed by the APSEC challenging the interim order dated 11.01.2021 passed by a single judge suspending the election notification issued by the APSEC for Gram panchayat elections.Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the state government, argued, “How can the election happen in these circumstances? Over 5 lakh staff members have to be vaccinated. The police personnel will also have to get vaccinated! Should we not make sure that they are vaccinated before the polls? Even Goa has postponed its elections!”He urged that the elections may commence from March 1 after all health workers have received vaccine shots by the end of January.”Whenever there are to be elections, you come to the Court! The point of the HC order was to have elections held and it is the SEC which has to hold them!”, observed Justice Kaul.The bench also expressed surprise that the government is favouring the Single Bench’s order which, the court said, is devoid of any reasons.”The High Court cannot decide if the elections and the vaccination drive can happen simultaneously. Should we ask the police to abandon the vaccination drive and hold the polls? , pressed Mr. Rohatgi.”Look at the grounds in your petition. How is the State Election Commissioner acting in a malafide manner? And employees’ associations are passing resolutions against him?”, remarked Justice Kaul.Even as Mr. Rohatgi tried to convince the Court that the state is not concerned with the dispute with the Commissioner, Justice Kaul commented, “Your appeal only gives this impression! You are talking about when he will retire and all! In the past, elections have successfully been held in even more difficult circumstances! So how can there be resolutions against the Commissioner?”Ego problems between two authorities are causing all this lawlessness. This cannot be allowed! The Court will not be party to an ego battle!…Some decisions are political and some are administrative. We will not assume everyone’s functions! Some decisions have to be taken by the SEC”, observed Justice Kaul.”We are getting the feeling that the real issue is actually something else and not what is being argued here”, he added.”Elections have been held even during the pandemic. They were conducted in Kerala and though there may have been a spike in the cases subsequently, it cannot be attributed to the elections! You cannot blame the judge or anyone else!”, noted Justice Kaul.The bench also came down heavily on the intervenors in the matter- the AP Govt. Employees’ Federation, doctors and bureaucrats, calling them “uncalled for”- “These intervenors are concretising our faith in the view taken by us. Their presence is increasing the credibility of our order”, said the bench, dismissing the pleas.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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Contentious ‘No Swimming’ sign at Portmore Pier should be removed – Doherty

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Contentious ‘No Swimming’ sign at Portmore Pier should be removed – Doherty By News Highland – July 6, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleNational Pride of Place judges visit Donegal to adjudicate on local projectsNext article“We will have to put in a good performance” Boyle News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp A local Councillor in Malin Head says he’s hopeful that a contentious no swimming sign at a pier in the area will be removed over the weekend.It follows a risk assessment report carried out on behalf of Water Safety Ireland at Portmore Pier, which recommended the removal of the sign.The pier has long been used by swimmers, with the annual swimming lesson programme at the pier earmarked to begin in the next week.Local councillor Alberty Doherty says the sign needs to be removed promptly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/albertWEBsat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Christchurch Buncrana closes after vandalism incidents

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Previous article54 people awaiting admission to LUH this morningNext articleHarps U17s will play Galway in League Semi-Final News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Priest in Charge Reverend Judi Mc Gaffin says over the course of the past week, leaflets were set alight and stuffed into a donations box, cigarettes were stubbed out on to the carpet, harvest fair displays were damaged and eggs were smashed on the church floor.Rev Mc Gaffin says they have no choice but to close the church.She spoke to Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show earlier today………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/revjudi.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Christchurch Buncrana closes after vandalism incidents Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 9, 2018 last_img read more

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Special Olympics games kickoff Friday

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Local band Hydroplanes makes it in ‘Limelight’ “Surprised. Very surprised” are the words that Perry Brown and Van Gammon said best describe the feeling they and other… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Email the author Special Olympics games kickoff Friday The local Games will feature track and field events, weight lifting, golf and swimming.“The Special Olympics events are great opportunities for our local athletes,” Welch said. “The Games give them a chance to be in a social environment with others and to compete in events they enjoy. But it doesn’t matter what these Special Olympians do or how they do, they are winners.”Welch said her son looks forward to the Special Olympics each year and that it doesn’t matter whether he swims across the pool in 25 seconds or five minutes, he has a sense of accomplishment that he doesn’t often get in everyday life. It’s that way with the other local Special Olympians, too.“When these Special Olympians get those gold medals, it does them the world of good,” Welch said. “It’s wonderful for them to have the opportunity to compete and to enjoy the fellowship of others in this special setting. The Troy Police Department and several sororities at Troy University will assist with the games. Welch said their help is essential to the success of the local Games and is greatly appreciated.“Because the Pike County Team Special Olympics Local Games are held in the morning on a workday, many people can’t attend,” Welch said. “But, it would really be an encouragement to these athletes to have someone cheering for them. So, we invite anyone who can to come and share this special time with us.” By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Special Olympians from Troy City Schools, the elementary and high schools at Goshen and Pike County, Banks Schools, East Central Mental Health and from within the community will participate.The Pike County Team Special Olympics Local Games will be a preliminary event for the Alabama Special Olympics to be held at Troy University May 14-16.“The athletes who compete in the local event will be eligible to compete in the state games,” Welch said. “To qualify for the state games, athletes must have a certain number of practice hours and participate in a preliminary event.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content The Pike County Team Special Olympics Local Games will be held Friday, April 30 at the Jesse H. Colley Track at Troy University with between 45 and 50 local athletes participating.The opening ceremony will be at 9 a.m. with the Parade of Athletes and remarks by Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford. The Games will begin immediately following the ceremony with awards presented at 11 a.m.“Our Pike County team first participated in the Special Olympics Local Games in 2007 and we had three participants,” said Meredith Welch, a team organizer. “Participation has grown continually, and we are excited to have 45-plus athletes to compete this year.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Skip Print Article Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 10:34 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2010last_img read more

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City of Dallas dismissed from wrongful death lawsuit in Botham Jean killing, federal judge rules

first_imgiStock(DALLAS) — The city of Dallas has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit submitted by the family of a man who was killed in his own home by an off-duty police officer, a federal judge has ruled.Relatives of Botham Jean filed the lawsuit a month after he was killed by Amber Guyer in his South Side Flats apartment while he was watching television.Guyger was coming off a 13-hour shift as a Dallas police officer on Sept. 6, 2018, when she said she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own and thought he was an intruder. That’s when she opened fire on him.Jean, 26, immigrated to the United States from St. Lucia for college and, before his murder, was an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.A jury convicted Guyger in October for Jean’s murder. Jean’s younger brother stunned viewers of the televised two-week trial when he hugged and forgave Guyger before a judge imposed a 10-year sentence.In the federal civil lawsuit, Jean’s mother, father and sister — all named plaintiffs — charged that Guyger and the city of Dallas were equally responsible for the murder.The city, which employs the police department, “implement the necessary policies and the (de facto) implementation of unconstitutional policies, caused Jean to experience an unwarranted and excruciating physical and mental anguish before his ultimate death,” according to the lawsuit.Guyger, 31, was fired from her job after an internal affairs investigation concluded she “engaged in adverse conduct,” officials announced in September 2018.The city filed a motion in November 2018 requesting to be dismissed from the lawsuit, citing Jean’s family’s attorneys’ — Lee Merritt, Ben Crump and Daryl Washington — “failure to state a claim” against them, according to the online records. The civil case proceeded simultaneously with the criminal matter until the murder trial commenced in September 2019.Federal court chief Judge Barbara Lynn ruled on Dec. 23 in favor of the city of Dallas and dismissed them from the lawsuit “with prejudice,” according to the judge’s decision.Guyger remains the sole defendant on the lawsuit. She is currently housed in Mountain View Correctional Facility in Gatesville and will be eligible for parole in 2024, according to online records.Amy L. Messer, the senior assistant city attorney for Dallas, declined to comment to ABC News on the dismissal.In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Jean’s mother said she has “no hatred toward” Guyger and “It’s time to focus on me and heal in the best way I know how.”Both Jean’s family’s attorneys and Guyger’s lawyer, Mark Goldstucker, did immediately respond to requests for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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