Melanesia: Community development skills course launched in Honiara

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Melanesia: Community development skills course launched in Honiara Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Aldrin PelokoPosted Jul 18, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Tagscenter_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Some of the participants at the launching of the programme with the Anglican Alliance facilitator Mrs Tagolyn Kabekabe (right)[Anglican Church of Melanesia] The Anglican Alliance’s biggest capacity building program Agents of Change was launched in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, last week.The Church’s Melanesian Board of Mission’s Secretary, Fr George Elo helped to launch the study program with the Anglican Alliance Pacific Facilitator, Tagolyn Kabekabe.The course — a distance learning course in community development skills — has been developed especially for the Anglican Alliance by Open University, the world famous distance learning university based in the UK.A total of 11 participants from the Solomon Islands are undertaking the program which will run for six months. The participants are drawn from all walks of life and are all very enthusiastic about their participation.The Honiara participants have two mentors: Robert Price and Kayleigh Pickard who are based in London, UK. The mentors are the first point of contact for the participants. They provide feedback on modules as well as guiding them in working on their chosen project.Mentors normally come from a different country from the participants they are mentoring; are people with higher education qualifications; are often development professionals or academics; and who are committed to providing feedback to participants at five key points of their studies1.According to Mrs Kabekabe, the program has been named with the expectation that the participants, upon completion of their study, will work with their communities as Agents of Change and live out the five Marks of Mission: to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom, to teach, baptize and nurture new believers; to respond to human need by loving service; to seek to transform unjust structures of society; to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation; to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.This latest course is part of the Agents of Change pilot schemes, which have been launched across the four regions of the Anglican Communion: Africa, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.  The pilot schemes are being evaluated at the end of the year and a full roll-out of the program will take place from January 2014.To read more about the Agents of Change programme visit http://bit.ly/110w0oY.If you would like to be a mentor on the next Agents of Change programmes please email [email protected] application deadline for programmes in January is Oct. 31, 2013, and interested participants can find more information and apply at http://www.anglicanalliance.org/agentsofchange. Alternatively, please email [email protected] for more information. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Alumni, student group issues statement condemning racial incidents at Sewanee

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Mar 24, 2021 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Alumni, student group issues statement condemning racial incidents at Sewanee Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] A group of 63 students and graduates of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, has issued a statement condemning the recent racial incidents on the campus that have made nation headlines.The list of alumni and students who signed the statement includes a mix of lay and clergy leaders from across The Episcopal Church. Most have relatively recent ties to the university, though a few names indicate they were part of Sewanee classes from the 1970s and 1980s.In the most recent incident cited by the statement, a group of Sewanee students was reported to have shouted racist epithets at an opposing men’s lacrosse team during a March 13 match at Sewanee. That incident sparked an investigation by university authorities, condemnation in a letter from the university’s vice-chancellor and a series of student-led anti-racism demonstrations on campus.The text of the alumni and student group’s statement follows.Those of us who sign this letter are united in our care and concern for our alma mater, the University of the South, and of the University’s spiritual home, the Episcopal Church. The catechism in the Book of Common Prayer reminds us that we are created in the image of God “to love, to create, to reason, and to live in harmony with creation and with God.” As such, we firmly repudiate and condemn the racial attacks on the campus over the last nine months, both on Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety, and his family and residence, as well as the use of racial slurs against the student athletes from Emmanuel College last weekend.As leaders on campus and in the Episcopal Church, we must recognize the sins that we are party to as members of those institutions; sins that have been committed over the centuries on the Mountain, in this country, and abroad. We implore all of those also connected to the University and the Church to examine their own lives and how they have played a role allowing those sinful systems to prosper. We especially implore the students who have committed these racist attacks to come forward and admit their wrongdoing to the Vice-Chancellor and accept the consequences he finds appropriate, and we urge those who are aware of the identities of those students to do the same as well, remembering that the Honor Code binds those who sign it not to lie and not to fail to report transgressions against the Code.Moving forward, we urge the Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees to address these issues swiftly and with more urgency, recognizing that sweeping changes must be made to support people of color already on campus and those yet to come. We reaffirm our support of Dr. Brigety and his fellow administrators in their response to these attacks and the needed healing that must take place over the rest of the semester and into the next academic year. We call on our fellow alumni and supporters to join us in offering up to God a season of prayer and meditation as we consider how we as a dispersed University community can move forward. In this season we must focus on repenting of our own active participation in and silent support of the University and the Church’s sins of racism. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to emulate the sober love and commitment to the pursuit of justice that are a natural outcome of the baptism by which we die to the power of sin and are joined to the heart of God. We join our prayers and efforts to all members of the University community who seek to make our beloved Sewanee a place where all can truly dwell together in unity for the first time in the University’s history.Richard Pryor, III, C’20Christ Episcopal Church, Kent, OHUniversity Choir Cabinet 2018-20; Honor Council 2019-20; General Convention Deputy 2022The Rev. Noah Stansbury, T’20Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clemson, SCUniversity Board of Trustees 2018-20Jennifer Austin, Ph.D., C’93, EfM’15St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TXMelissa J. Mann, C’00Atoka, TNEdward S. Scott, PhDVenice, FloridaSarah Dwyer Minnear, C’16Atlanta, GAThe Rev. Brandon J. Hudson, T’20St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Springdale, ARCharles David McClain, T’22Sister Hannah, CSM T’20Sisters of St. Mary, Sewanee, TNAdam L. Dawkins, MBA, T’22Diocese of MassachusettsRaymond Albergotti, C’76, New York, NYLathrop Hart Mosley, T’21Diocese of Upper South CarolinaThe Rev. Catherine Ann Ballinger, OSB, T’21Diocese of WashingtonGabriel Michael Perkins-Lawrence, T’22Diocese of GeorgiaBenjamin Cowgill, T’21Diocese of Southwestern VirginiaThe Rev. Mark Nabors, T’19St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Stuttgart, ARThe Rev. Allison Caudill, T’19St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Anchorage,Diocese of KentuckyMaribeth Manoff, T’20Diocese of East TennesseePaul Bonner, C’82St. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchChattanooga, TNThe Rev. Marcella Drawdy Robinson, C’84, T’21Diocese of Southwest FloridaThe Rev. Allison Reid, T’21Diocese of LouisianaMaria Trejo, C’20Mobile, ALAshley Simpson, T’22Diocese of East CarolinaBecca Walton, T’22Diocese of MississippiEva Bogino, C’20Episcopal Divinity SchoolDiocese of WashingtonNoel Whitlock, C’20Melbourne, FLBryan MacKinnonGrandfather Class of 1919Stepfather Class of 1954Daughter Class of 2020Sewanee Resident 1961-1972The Rev. Mary Haggerty, T’20St. Barnabas’ Episcopal ChurchFlorissant, MODiocese of MissouriWilliam James Hargrave, C’23Church of the IncarnationDallas, TXDiocese of DallasMercedes Clements, C’96, T’21Diocese of ArkansasEmily Ochsenschlager C’03Santa Monica, CAThe Rev. Melissa Howell, T’20Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford, MAMeghan Mazur, T’22Diocese of TexasRachel Eskite, T’21Diocese of VirginiaIan Williams, T’22Diocese of Western North CarolinaThe Rev. David Goodpaster, T’20, EfM’14Diocese of LexingtonEmily Badgett, C’20Hospital ChaplainDiocese of North CarolinaOlivia Stanley, C’23All Saints’ SacristanChristian Foster, C’20Candler School of TheologyDiocese of AtlantaColin J. Rice, C’23All Saints’ SacristanKennedy Uselton, C’22University Choir CabinetMark A. Lobb, T’22Diocese of MarylandThe Rev. John L. Church, T’20Diocese of Southwestern VirginiaLucas C. Crossland, C’18, T’22Rebecca Hughes, C’22All Saints’ SacristanThe Rev. W Andrew McLarty, Jr., C’05, T’20Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, BrookhavenDiocese of MississippiDennis Coughlin, C’72St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland HeightsDiocese of OhioGrey Kenna, C’23All Saints’ Chapel SacristanDiocese of AtlantaAndrew Yow, C’22, University Choir Secretary,General Convention Alternate Deputy 2022,Diocese of Southwest FloridaWill Cate, C’82Holy TrinityClemson, SCThe Rev. Ryan Currie, C’13, T’18Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church,Pawleys Island, SCAndrea Rabalais Petrosh, C’86Bossier City, LADiocese of Western LouisianaMatthew Costello, C’84Weston, MassachusettsAdam Nygren, T’22Diocese of Western North CarolinaKeith A. Davis, T’21Diocese of West TexasDavid Wilcox, T’23Diocese of West MissouriWill Burton-Edwards, C’18St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, NCUniversity Choir Cabinet 2015-16, 17-18; Honor Council 2014-15; General Convention Deputy, 2015Whit Stroud, T’22Diocese of East CarolinaThe Rev. Regan M. Schutz, T’17Christ Episcopal ChurchCoronado, CaliforniaDiocese of San DiegoMarie Smith, T’21Diocese of MississippiKathryn Moores Waymouth, C’77St. Christopher’s Episcopal ChurchDiocese of New HampshireBrant Lewis, C’19Diocese of Western LouisianaAndrew Sloan, T’21 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

LadBaby storms to Christmas #1 with I Love Sausage Rolls

first_imgAhead of the official Christmas number one announcement, Peter Welch from Gambling.com said:“A few weeks ago, it looked as though Lewis Capaldi (4/1 –out to 10/1) was going to take the top spot at Christmas, however, we did warn that  as the festive season came into full swing, new contenders would enter the race to cause an upset.“LadBaby’s price has continued to shorten and at 1/7 it would be a huge shock if the hilarious YouTubers were denied back-to-back Christmas number ones – especially as the campaign is for such a good cause.”The song can be downloaded from this link. LadBaby has made Christmas number 1 for the second year running, this time with I Love Sausage Rolls, and with all proceeds again going to the Trussell Trust. The song is a version of I Love Rock n’ Roll, which was popularised by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 1982.The official UK Christmas number one was announced on Friday 20 December 2019 with LadBaby the clear favourite with the bookmakers, on odds as short as 1/7.Reaching the top spot makes LadBaby the first artist to achieve back-to-back Christmas number ones since the Spice Girls scored the top slot between 1996 and 1998. Last year saw all proceeds from LadBaby’s We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls) donated to the Trussell Trust. Melanie May | 24 December 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  736 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 LadBaby storms to Christmas #1 with I Love Sausage Rolls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  735 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: christmas musiclast_img read more

ASA Hails Senate Passage of One-Year Tax Extenders Package

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 16, 2014 ASA Hails Senate Passage of One-Year Tax Extenders Package Previous articleUAV Industry About to Take Off for AgNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News ASA Hails Senate Passage of One-Year Tax Extenders Package Facebook Twitter Earlier this evening, the Senate passed a one-year extension of multiple tax incentives and credits, including several that have direct impacts on soybean farmers. The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed passage of the bill, which would extend the dollar-per-gallon Biodiesel Tax Incentive, as well as the Section 179 expensing provision that farmers and other business owners use when purchasing new equipment and infrastructure, among other items.“Today’s passage of the tax extenders bill is a welcome relief to farmers as we close our books on 2014,” said Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, and the new president of ASA. “While it’s not the long-term fix we need, the legislation does include the dollar-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit, expensing for farm equipment and infrastructure under Section 179, and bonus depreciation on farm assets, all of which provide greater certainty and a more stable climate for the farmers and producers who make use of these programs.”In noting ASA’s approval of the one-year extension, Cowan pushed Congress to redouble its efforts to pass a longer-term tax extenders package. “These aren’t solutions that benefit farmers in some years and not in others; we need them every year on every farm,” he said. “So we encourage both chambers of Congress to come together and find a solution that extends these beneficial provisions for the long term. What we need is certainty in the tax code, not a guessing game.”Also included in the package was language from the House’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which carried with it a provision to increase the barge fuel fee by nine cents a gallon to fund needed waterways infrastructure projects. The fee, which is supported by those in the waterways industry, dedicates funds to new waterways infrastructure construction and major rehabilitation of the inland waterways system through the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes House

first_img SHARE SHARE Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes House By Andy Eubank – Jul 23, 2015 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleSenate Bill Seeks Voluntary COOL Labeling Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes House Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter HR 1599 Indiana reactionThursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion. The nation’s corn, soybean and wheat organizations along with others immediately released statements of support for the move by the House and also encouraged Senate passage when they take up their version.Indiana Farm Bureau’s Kyle Cline told HAT H.R. 1599 is a very important effort, “first and foremost because it will preempt individual states from enacting their own GMO labeling regulatory schemes and laws which is not good for anyone. It’s not good for the farmer. It’s not good for the consumer. In fact Cornell University recently published a study that was talking about the various mandatory labeling in kind of a patchwork across the United States and it would raise food costs for the average family about $500 per year. So it’s good for consumers’ pocketbooks. It will keep food costs down and it will ensure the availability of biotechnology which is so critical to farmers’ success currently and into the future.”He said the bill accomplishes a national framework for voluntary labeling. Additionally, “It’s science based and it will leave the oversight and regulatory decisions to the FDA which is our nation’s foremost food safety authority and has been for many years.”And according to IFB the Food and Drug Administration, American Medical Association, National Academy of Sciences and World Health Organization have all confirmed that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are as safe for human consumption as their non-GMO counterparts.Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-04) co-sponsored the bill and said in a statement, “We must strike a balance between government regulation of the private sector and consumer protections for the health and safety of all Americans.  Nothing prohibits organic and non-GMO food companies from advertising said facts so that consumers can be fully informed.“I have heard from Hoosier food producers and farmers who are concerned that conflicting labeling food standards across states are driving up production costs.  This is why a single federal standard is necessary to promote interstate commerce and protect Hoosier jobs.”Indiana Farm Bureau president Don Villwock released a statement thanking Rokita and others.“Indiana Farm Bureau thanks those in our congressional delegation who looked past the activist rhetoric and voted in favor of a fair and common sense approach to food labeling: Reps. Walorski, Stutzman, Rokita, Brooks, Messer, Bucshon and Young. We especially thank Reps. Rokita and Messer for embracing this issue early on and helping to shepherd it through the process to this point. We encourage both Senator Coats and Senator Donnelly to support the Senate version of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act when it reaches their chamber in September.”last_img read more

Ramesh Jarkiholi Sex Scandal: Father Of Victim Moves Karnataka High Court To Quash 164 Statement Of His Daughter

first_imgTop StoriesRamesh Jarkiholi Sex Scandal: Father Of Victim Moves Karnataka High Court To Quash 164 Statement Of His Daughter Mustafa Plumber2 April 2021 2:22 AMShare This – xThe Father of the victim in the alleged rape case against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, has approached the Karnataka High Court seeking to quash the statment recorded by his daughter under section 164 of CrPC before the magistrate. The petitioner, who is a retired army personnel, has claimed that the facts and circumstances of the case would make it clear that the petitioner,…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 Father of the victim in the alleged rape case against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, has approached the Karnataka High Court seeking to quash the statment recorded by his daughter under section 164 of CrPC before the magistrate. The petitioner, who is a retired army personnel, has claimed that the facts and circumstances of the case would make it clear that the petitioner, his family and his daughter are the victims of politics. The right to life includes the right to reputation and on account of the victimisation of the daughter of the petitioner, the right to reputation of the entire family is violated. Further it is said that the respondents by their acts of commission and omission are directly responsible for the violation of the fundamental right guaranteed to him under Article 21 of the Constitution, while facilitating recording of statements of his daughter under section 164 of the Cr.P.C. It is claimed that such a statement is recorded in violation of the mandate of law and is liable to be quashed to meet the ends of justice and to meet fair investigation in the matter. The plea also mentions that mandatory requirements of the said provision are not complied with while recording the statement in as much as no effort whatsoever is made to ensure that the statement is voluntarily made. It is alleged that the Impugned statement is vitiated for the sole reason that while recording the same, the general secretary of the legal cell, congress party by name Suryamukund Raj was present as widely reported in media. An investigation by locating said Suryamukund Raj by using mobile tower and by collecting CCTV footage would clearly prove the presence of said person while recording impugned 164 statement. “It is a well known fact that the petitioner’s daughter was under the extraneous influence for the last 15 days or more and though a complaint is said to have been lodged by her, she was not allowed to appear before the investigating officer or before the court and all through an advocate was her mouthpiece. An advocate being an officer of the court ought to have produced the petitioner’s daughter before the investigating officer at the earliest if really she was not under pressure,” the plea claims. Recently, the victim had written an email to the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice, seeking it to supervise the investigation being carried out in the FIR registered by her and direct the State Government to provide her protection. In her email letter it was mentioned that the claim that she was kidnapped is baseless and her family has been pressured to make such a statement. The letter read “This is my fight, the family is captive of Ramesh Jarakiholi.” The plea is likely to be taken up for hearing in due course.Next Storylast_img read more

Religare Finvest Scam: Delhi Court Dismisses Second Bail Application Of Religare’s Ex Promoter Malvinder Mohan Singh

first_imgNews UpdatesReligare Finvest Scam: Delhi Court Dismisses Second Bail Application Of Religare’s Ex Promoter Malvinder Mohan Singh Nupur Thapliyal2 April 2021 8:35 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Thursday rejected the second bail application filed by Religare Finvest’s ex Promoter, Malvinder Mohan Singh who, along with Shivender Singh, Sunil Godhwani, NK Ghoshal and others, is accused of committing financial fraud running into 2397 crores, which is dated to the period of their ownership of Religare Finvest.Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav denied the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Thursday rejected the second bail application filed by Religare Finvest’s ex Promoter, Malvinder Mohan Singh who, along with Shivender Singh, Sunil Godhwani, NK Ghoshal and others, is accused of committing financial fraud running into 2397 crores, which is dated to the period of their ownership of Religare Finvest.Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav denied the bail application after observing thus:”The present case also pertains to fraud of the magnitude of Rs.2397 crores. Public money to the tune of Rs.2397 crores has been swindled by applicant/accused in conspiracy with other accused Amount of Rs.2397 crores was siphoned off to other companies layer transaction in CLB.”FIR No. 50/19 was registered by Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police on the complaint of Manpreet Singh Suri, Authorised Representative of Religare Finvest Limited under sec. 409, 420 and 120B of IPC.According to the said FIR, the accused persons were alleged to have an absolute control in Religare Enterprises Ltd. and it’s subsidiaries who allegedly put RFL in “poor financial condition” by advancing loan to companies having no financial standing and control by the said accused persons. According to the FIR, the accused persons in connivance with each other swindled public money to the tune of Rs.2397 crores.Furthermore, it was alleged that such entities wilfully defaulted in repaying the loans and thereafter caused wrongful loss of about Rs. 2397 Crores to RFL. The FIR also states that the said discrepancies were noted by the Reserve Bank of India.Malvinder Mohan Singh was arrested on 11.10.2019 in the present FIR. First charge sheet was filed on 06.01.2020 and cognizance of the offence was taken on 15.01.2020 by the Court. Thereafter, supplementary chargesheet was also filed in the matter.Advocate Manu Sharma appearing on behalf of Singh submitted that RFL was made aware of the outstanding loan and therefore all the allegations levelled against him were false and baseless.On the other hand, Additional Public Prosecutor LD Singh appearing for the State argued that the bail application should be rejected by putting reliance on the first bail application which was also rejected by the Court in 2020.Holding that accused being a banker will be a public servant within the meaning of sec. 409 of IPC, the Court relied on the judgment of R. Venkatakrishnan Vs. CBI-AIR 2010 SC 1812 wherein the Apex Court held that sec. 409 classes together public servants, bankers, merchants, factors, brokers, attorneys and agents.”Disclosure of transactions to the board is one thing while approval of related party transaction by board at various level as required by Companies Act is another thing. Thus, the reliance placed by Mr. Manu Sharma, ld. counsel for applicant/accused, on the statement of witnesses like Sachindernath who stated that transactions are being disclosed to the board are of no consequence as none of the witnesses have stated that related party transaction had approval of board various levels.” the Court observed at the outset.On the question of granting bail to the said accused, the Court placed reliance on the judgment of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Vs. Central Bureau of Investigation (2013) 7SCC 439 wherein the Apex Court observed that “The economic offences having deep-rooted conspiracies and involving huge loss of public funds need to be viewed seriously and considered as grave offences affecting the economy of the country as a whole and thereby posing a serious threat to the financial health of the country. While granting bail, the court has to keep in mind the nature of accusations, the nature of evidence in support thereof, the severity of the punishment which conviction will entail, the character of the accused, circumstances which are peculiar to the accused, reasonable possibility of securing the presence of the accused at the trial, reasonable apprehension of the witnesses being tampered with the larger interests of the public/State and other similar considerations”Therefore, while observing that the accused person along with other accused siphoned off Rs.2397 crores to other companies, the Court denied bail to Singh on account of the magnitude of the fraud and denial of first bail application.Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe 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

Nightmare scenarios as travelers attempt to fly with pets amid coronavirus

first_imgCourtesy Elizabeth Johns(SAN DIEGO) — BY: CLARA MCMICHAELWhat started as a complicated international move for Elizabeth Johns, an Australian hairstylist who has lived in Mexico for the past 10 years, has become a $40,000 nightmare as she tries to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with her pets — four Persian cats and one dog.Last July, Johns began planning to move back home to Australia with her pets because Mexico had become too dangerous a place to live, she said. Australian customs won’t allow animals to be imported directly from Mexico, so in early February, Johns drove north to San Diego, her cats meowing the entire trip in the back seat. She planned on staying in California for two months while getting the tests and vaccinations for her pets to comply with Australian regulations.As fears of the pandemic spread, the window for Johns to leave the U.S. tightened. Five days before she was scheduled to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Qantas canceled her flight and she was stranded in San Diego.“I feel like a nomad,” Johns said. “I’ve got nowhere to go, I’m just kind of stuck in the middle of nowhere in a country that’s not mine.”Traveling internationally with pets is hard under normal circumstances. Many countries have vaccine requirements for animals and it’s common for nations to require animals to be quarantined before entry to make sure they are disease-free.The biggest challenge for pet owners is that airlines limit the amount of space for animals — whether that’s in the cargo hold or the cabin. Many airlines have temperature requirements for animals in the cargo, so depending on the weather, the pet will not be allowed to fly.“On a given Tuesday, [traveling with pets] could be a pretty difficult situation outside of any other shutdowns that may occur,” according to Katie Hartman, a travel adviser based in Edmond, Oklahoma.Johns’ move was even more problematic because of her Persian cats. “The cats with the squishy faces,” she said.Snub-nosed animals, which include Persian cats and dogs like pugs and bulldogs, have trouble breathing because of their shortened nasal passages and elongated soft palates. Airlines must ensure that they have proper respiratory conditions during the flights. Hartman says that because of this, the animals are a higher risk and the airlines see them as a liability. Many carriers have banned snub-nosed animals entirely.Because of the pandemic, airlines have tightened their pet regulations, with some of the larger carriers suspending all international pet travel, only allowing pets in the cabin as carry-ons or not allowing animals on flights with connections. As a result, owners around the world have found themselves in tough situations.Sally Smith, owner of Airborne Animals, says that she shipped a bird on April 6 from New York to London. That was the first animal she’s moved in six weeks.Lisa Durnford, an elementary school teacher from Thunder Bay, Ontario, was scheduled to receive her new black lab puppy from Warsaw, Poland, in mid-April. The flight was canceled due to the pandemic. Later that month, flights opened up between Warsaw and Chicago, so Durnford flew the puppy, named Rush, into Chicago on April 29. She and her husband took a flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto, and then from Toronto to Chicago. Once they picked Rush up from the airport, they drove him across the border and 10 hours back home to Thunder Bay. Durnford and her husband are now self-isolating for 14 days.“What should’ve been a normal, direct flight to Toronto … turned into all this,” Durnford said.To fly Rush directly to Toronto would have been about $1,200. With the added price of airline tickets, a rental car, and the duty of importing the dog, Durnford estimates she paid about $3,000.Hartman recommends that travelers flying with a pet plan early and preferably use a travel adviser. If a change must be made in the reservation, passengers can’t just hop on the next flight — they have to find the next flight that will allow their animal.Despite all her planning, Johns has spent $40,000 on her travel and living expenses.“I’ve spent so much money on this, it’s just ridiculous, and it never seems to end. It’s kind of a breaking point,” Johns said.Johns’ travel agency, Pet Express, is searching for a way to get her home, looking at options like transporting the animals on the empty leg of a private jet or on a 747 cargo plane. According to Scott Williams, the owner of Pet Express, the cargo planes have been flying nonstop in order to keep worldwide supply chains open. They’re only stopping long enough to refuel.“The sheer shortage of aircraft in the skies at the moment is making pet transport near impossible,” said Williams.If Johns manages to get to Melbourne, her pets would have to quarantine for 10 days, and she herself would have to quarantine for 14 days, before driving the eight hours to her home outside of Adelaide.That’s just wishful thinking at this point.“I don’t know what the future is going to be with me and my animals,” said Johns. “If we don’t get home, I may need to put them up for adoption because I won’t be able to afford to stay here … I really don’t want to be separated from them.”For now, Johns is still in San Diego. She and her five pets are milling about her apartment, counting down the days and dollars until they can go home. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Michigan reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases since December

first_imgEmily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Michigan has reported its highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since early December, as the state is in the midst of a coronavirus surge.On Saturday, the state health department reported 8,413 new COVID-19 cases. That compares to 1,536 new cases reported one month ago, on March 3.Cases have been rapidly increasing over the past month, with Michigan now experiencing the “most severe surge of viral spread in the nation,” according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.Hospitalizations are also up, particularly among young adults. From March 1 to March 23, hospitalizations increased by 633% for adults ages 30 to 39 and by 800% for adults ages 40 to 49, according to the association.“I’m very concerned about what we’re seeing in the state of Michigan,” Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, told “Good Morning America” this week. “We’ve seen over the past five to six weeks a significant increase in our cases. Our hospitalizations are going up as well. And we are seeing that younger people, ages 10 all the way up through 60, are getting sick, and many of them are also being hospitalized.”Khaldun pointed to COVID-19 fatigue, including a lack of mask compliance, and gatherings as contributing to the increase.“I think everyone in Michigan really needs to double down right now,” she said.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer referred to the surge this week as a “compliance, mobility and variant problem.”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state currently ranks second in the nation for the most reported cases of the more transmissible B.1.1.7 variant first discovered in the U.K. As of Wednesday, Michigan has identified 1,468 cases of that variant, according to the state health department.Both Whitmer and Khaldun stressed the importance of vaccinations at this time.“We just have to even more so be laser-focused on our vaccination efforts,” Khaldun told “GMA.”Starting Monday, COVID-19 vaccination eligibility in the state expands to all residents ages 16 and older.In an interview with Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, posited the recent surge “very likely” may be due to Michigan opening up too soon.“I hesitate to criticize anything the governor did because she’s really quite a good governor,” Fauci told the station. “I think the idea of pulling back prematurely, under pressure, it’s understandable why you might want to do that, but the results, I think, are being manifested in what you’re seeing in Michigan.”Among its recently loosened restrictions, the state reopened bars and restaurants for indoor dining on Feb. 1 at 25% indoor capacity, then increased it to 50%, with a maximum of 100 people, on March 5. That day, entertainment venues were also allowed to fill up to 50% capacity.The state’s mask order remains in effect, requiring face coverings in public.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Firms’ social duty recognised by new kitemark

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. A scheme was launched last week to reward companies that demonstratecorporate social responsibility towards employees, shareholders and customers. If organisations meet the requirements of the 21-point charter on socialresponsibility, devised by the employer-led GoodCorporation, they are awardedthe use of a kitemark. Employee-oriented criteria in the charter include the provision of fairterms of employment for employees, striving for equal opportunities for itspresent and potential employees and being accountable to its shareholders. Vicky Pryce, chairwoman of GoodCorporation, explained that it is HR’sresponsibility to educate staff on their company’s ethical responsibility. Shesaid, “HR must ensure these values are embedded in the organisation andthat staff are living them.” Ros Barker, HR director of Ladbrokes Worldwide – one of the first companiesto receive certification – said, “We joined the scheme because we operatein a highly regulated environment where social responsibility isimportant.” www.goodcorporation.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Firms’ social duty recognised by new kitemarkOn 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more