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first_img 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 Por Onell A. SotoPosted Feb 15, 2012 Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] Henrique Capriles Radonski, un joven abogado de 39 años de edad perteneciente a una familia de inmigrantes polacos-judíos, se convirtió el domingo en el rival que se enfrentará al gobernante Hugo Chávez en las elecciones presidenciales de octubre al obtener la gran mayoría de votos de la coalición de la oposición. Capriles es abogado y lleva 14 años en la política de Venezuela donde ha sido alcalde y actualmente es gobernador del estado Miranda. Es soltero.El mundo de la música llora la muerte a los 48 años de Whitney Houston, la extraordinaria cantante que comenzó su carrera en una iglesia evangélica de Newark, Nueva Jersey. Una amiga dijo que durante su programa de rehabilitación se reunieron con ella y abundaron las lágrimas cuando cantó la canción infantil “Cristo me ama”. Aún no se sabe la causa de su muerte aunque se presume que fueron las drogas.Un sínodo general de la Iglesia de Inglaterra rechazó varias mociones que buscaban oponerse a las ordenaciones de mujeres al episcopado. Al final se acordó reunirse otra vez en julio  para hacer la votación. De los 44 sínodos diocesanos, 42 están a favor de la ordenación. La aprobación final tendrá que hacerse con mayoría de las dos terceras partes en las tres cámaras de la iglesia (obispos, clérigos y laicos).Un viaje de exilados cubanos a la isla con motivo de la visita del papa Benedicto XVI a Cuba en el mes de marzo, está siendo organizado por la arquidiócesis de Miami y su arzobispo Thomas Wensky. Varias organizaciones del exilio han protestado por el plan debido a que el gobierno de Cuba tiene que autorizar cada una de las visas. También se dice que el viaje cuesta tanto como un viaje a Europa. Aún otros dicen que viajar a Cuba es darle legitimidad al gobierno y aumentar sus recursos económicos.La revista médica internacional The Lancet dice que las religiosas “pagan un precio terrible por su castidad debido a que entre las mujeres que no quedan embarazadas, ni dan el pecho a sus hijos aumenta el riesgo de sufrir cáncer de mama, ovarios o útero”. En el mundo hay más de 110,000 monjas entre las tres iglesias que tienen órdenes religiosas, esto es, la anglicana, la católica romana y la ortodoxa. El informe médico ha causado controversia porque sugiere que las religiosas tomen fármacos anticonceptivos debido a que éstos pueden disminuir el riesgo de cáncer de ovario y de endometrio entre un 50 y un 60 por ciento.Steve Gallardo, senador estatal de Arizona, está decidido a acabar con lo que llama “la madre de todas las leyes antiinmigrantes”. Por eso, ha propuesto una nueva ley que dejaría sin efecto la SB1070, conocida en todo el mundo como “Ley Arizona”. La SB1070 califica como un crimen ser indocumentado y faculta a la policía a detener a una persona y solicitarle sus documentos migratorios si tiene “sospechas razonables” de que es indocumentado. Observadores le dan pocas probabilidades de que la ley sea aprobada.Un simposio celebrado en la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana de Roma, reveló la semana pasada que a nivel internacional la Iglesia Católica Romana ha gastado más de 2,000 millones de dólares como consecuencia de las demandas de víctimas de abusos sexuales por parte de clérigos. Parte del dinero se ha gastado en juicios, ayudas legales, terapias para las víctimas y seguimiento de los agresores. El fiscal del Vaticano, Charles Scicluna, dijo que es erróneo e injusto aplicar la “ley del silencio” ante los casos de pederastia y afirmó que su iglesia tiene la obligación de cooperar con las autoridades civiles.Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, hijo de un expreso político cubano y graduado de abogado de la Universidad de Harvard, aspira al senado de Estados Unidos por el partido republicano. Ha ocupado importantes cargos en el estado de Texas y ha criticado la educación bilingüe. Es miembro de la Iglesia Bautista.Gianfranco Girotti, director del penitenciario del Vaticano, dice que pecado es también daños al medio ambiente, experimentos científicos dudosos, acumulación  excesiva de riquezas, consumo y tráfico de drogas y ocasionar pobreza, injusticia y desigualdad social.Con el fin de destacar la violencia imperante la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Ana, cerca del barrio francés de Nueva Orleans, ha puesto un gran cartel que se llama “Tablero del Crimen” donde aparecen los nombres y las fechas de las personas asesinadas. Ya van por 25 este año…VERDAD. Hay dos cosas infinitas: el universo y la estupidez humana. Y del universo no estoy muy seguro. Albert Einstein (1879-1955),  científico alemán. Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rapidísimas Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

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Checking your charity’s Data Protection status

first_img 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. The listing is publicly available so you can also check up on other charities and companies. One important reason to check your charity’s registration now is to ensure that it is still current. The Information Commissioner recently introduced an annual system of re-registration, replacing the three-yearly system.Check your charity’s listing today. Are all of your fundraising activities covered under the Data Protection Act 1998? You can easily check by searching online for your charity’s record at the The Data Protection Register.Are you planning to move into a new area of fundraising? Are you expecting to collect data on new types of donors, volunteers or other supporters? You should check first that your charity is permitted to gather and handle that data.You could of course ask your finance director or administrator to see a copy of your charity’s Data Protection registration. Alternatively, you can find it online at the Data Protection Register. This provides a current list, updated weekly, of all those organisations who are registered under the 1998 Data Protection Act to operate as what the Act calls Data Controllers. It should help you establish whether your fundraising plans are covered or whether you’ll need to update your registration to remain covered. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Checking your charity’s Data Protection status Howard Lake | 26 November 2002 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Anti-pipeline protests block traffic at Niagara Falls

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Transportation blockades and demonstrations have brought traffic to a standstill on rail lines and ports across Canada in opposition to a natural gas pipeline being run through western British Columbia. The actions spilled over into the Niagara Falls area on Sunday, Feb. 16, closing the Rainbow Bridge that links the Canadian and U.S. borders. Protest at Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls.Traffic on the Canadian side of the normally busy international crossing ground to a halt for more than an hour after protesters marched from Highway 420 to gather at the bridge in Canada at about 3 p.m. Protesters also assembled in solidarity in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on the so-called U.S. side of the bridge.The action was the latest in a string of blockades that have taken place in Canada as protest has mounted against laying the pipeline by Coastal GasLink through the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s traditional territory. The first blockade, set in place Feb. 6, that led to a shutdown of passenger rail and freight trains across Canada. In addition to supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ rejection of the pipeline, Sunday’s peaceful protest at the bridge also condemned actions by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who arrested supporters land defenders from the First Nation territory.Speakers at the protest also emphasized other injustices inflicted on Indigenous peoples —  from the torture of residential schools to broken promises on treaty rights, to inaction by the government as Indigenous women are murdered or go missing.The nationwide protests and blockades have continued to bring freight rail shipping in Canada to a halt in some areas and led railway transportation provider Via Rail Canada to stopping passenger trains — all with an economic impact of millions of dollars. — Report and photo by RJ Redmannlast_img read more

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Horned Frogs fall to Colorado State in 5 sets

first_imgRobbie Vaglio Facebook Twitter TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU What to watch during quarantine Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter Previous articleFrogs edge pesky Ball State, continue home winning streakNext articleWomen’s tennis team reveals 2017-18 schedule Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Colorado State edges Frogs with late comeback Linkedin printDespite leading 2-0 in the match, TCU suffered its first loss of the season Friday morning as Colorado State stormed back to win in five sets (23-25, 27-29, 25-22, 25-17, 15-7) in the opening match of the Home2Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational on the campus of Florida State University.“This was the first five-set match we have played this year and I think our team learned a lot in the process,” head coach Jill Kramer said. “It was also our first road trip for us and I am really proud of the way we came out. It is something we have been working on and we came out really poised and aggressive.”The Frogs converted 18 kills to win the first set before falling behind 15-8 in the second set. The duo of junior middle blocker Anna Walsh and junior outside hitter Ashleigh Martin helped the Frogs chip away at the deficit and seal the comeback to secure a 29-27 win in the second set and lead 2-0 in the match.Martin led the team in kills with 14 for the first time this season. Junior outside hitter Lexi MacLean added 13 kills and Walsh contributed with 12 kills, totaling double-digit kills for the first time this season. Freshman libero Dani Dennison scored 22 digs in the match, marking her second consecutive game with 20+ digs and a new season-high and freshman middle blocker Sarah Swanson led the team with 5.0 blocks and three aces. Lamprini Konstantinidou recorded 31 assists, and was close to reaching a double-double with nine digs.Late runs by Colorado State in the final three sets proved fatal for the Frogs, as the Rams finished off the comeback to shock TCU. The Rams had the statistical advantage over the Frogs, totaling 62 kills to TCU’s 55, posting 65 digs and 19.0 blocks.“Today was more about just sticking with that for a longer period of time and dealing with some adversity,” coach Kramer said. “We know things that we need to get better at and we talked about that. I am looking forward to get back on the court tomorrow.”The Frogs will continue their action in the Home2Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational when they take on UNC Asheville Saturday at noon. TCU concludes the tournament with a highly anticipated match-up with Florida State Sunday at noon. I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Senator Carol Liu Announces First Hearing on Aging and Long Term Care

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada, Flintridge) will host the first Southern California informational hearing of the new Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care on Tuesday, July 8th at the Glendale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p. m.California has the largest population of people age 65 and older of any state in the nation. The 65+ population is projected to double from 4.3 million in 2010 to 8.4 million in 2030. While care and assistance agencies have grown in California, there has been little effort to coordinate services across the state. Established in February 2014, and Chaired by Senator Liu, the Select Committee’s goal is to develop a comprehensive statewide strategy for an effective and efficient Aging and Long Term Care support and services delivery system. Sitting as members of the committee are Senators Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), Richard Roth (D- Riverside), Lois Wolk (D-Solano), and Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte).“The needs of our senior population are growing increasingly complex, and our state lacks a coordinated system.” said Senator Liu. “The Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care will define what aging looks like in the 21st century and bring stakeholders together to find solutions that meet senior’s needs for care options and independence.”Participants in the informational hearing include: University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; CA Commission on Aging; National Senior Citizens Law Center; Los Angeles Department of Aging; Leading Age; and the SCAN Foundation.Interested residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Senator Carol Liu’s office at: 818-409-0400.Sen. Liu represents about 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Burbank, Bradbury, Glendale, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Altadena, San Marino, Shadow Hills, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Sunland-Tujunga, Monrovia, Duarte, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Glendora, and Upland. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News Government Senator Carol Liu Announces First Hearing on Aging and Long Term Care Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 12:36 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Consumers Expect Brighter Economy, Slower Home Price Gains

first_img Consumers apparently haven’t gotten the memo that mortgage standards are tightening, if responses to Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey are any indication.Fifty-two percent of respondents in the company’s latest survey said they think it would be easy to get a mortgage today, reflecting a climb of 2 percentage points. The number of consumers saying it would be difficult to obtain a loan fell 3 points, meanwhile, dropping to 45 percent.“For the first time in the National Housing Survey’s three-and-a-half-year history, the share of respondents who said it is easy to get a mortgage surpassed the 50-percent mark,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “The gradual upward trend in this indicator during the last few months bodes well for the housing recovery and may be contributing to this month’s increase in consumers’ intention to buy rather than rent their next home.”The share of consumers who said they would buy if they moved climbed to an all-time survey high of 70 percent, while the share of those who would rent declined to an all-time low of 26 percent.Respondents also seem reluctant to accept projections of rising mortgage rates over the year, with the share of those expecting increases dropping for the second straight month to 55 percent. Five percent said they expect rates to drop, up slightly from the December survey.On the other hand, it appears more people have taken notice of reports of slowing home price gains. The share of consumers expecting home prices to increase in the next year fell 6 percentage points to 43 percent, while the share expecting prices to stay the same increased 7 percentage points to 45 percent.The average 12-month home price change expectation was 2.0 percent, a dramatic decline from December’s prediction of 3.2 percent.Duncan said that while the dip in price expectations was notable, it is “consistent with our view of moderating home price gains this year from a robust pace last year.”Consumer attitudes about the economy also improved last month, even with disappointing employment data hanging over the country’s collective head. The share of consumers who believe the economy is on the right track climbed 8 percent points to 39 percent, while the share who said it’s on the wrong track fell to 54 percent.Asked about their own personal financial situation, 44 percent of consumers expect things to improve (up from 42 percent in December), while only 14 percent said they’ll be worse off.  Print This Post Consumers Expect Brighter Economy, Slower Home Price Gains Fannie Mae Home Prices Mortgage Rates 2014-02-10 Tory Barringer Tagged with: Fannie Mae Home Prices Mortgage Rates Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 10, 2014 609 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: National Appraisal Congress Launches, First Chairman Named Next: The Potential Impact of QM and Origination Defect Requirements Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumers Expect Brighter Economy, Slower Home Price Gains Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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[Breaking] Bhima Koregaon : SC Sets Aside Delhi HC Order Calling For NIA Records Of Gautam Navlakha’s Transfer To Mumbai; Expunges Remarks

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Bhima Koregaon : SC Sets Aside Delhi HC Order Calling For NIA Records Of Gautam Navlakha’s Transfer To Mumbai; Expunges Remarks Radhika Roy6 July 2020 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday set aside the May 27 order passed by the Delhi High Court which had directed the National Investigation Agency to produce the records pertaining to the production warrant issued for the transfer of Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai.The direction challenged by NIA was passed by Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of High Court after making a prima facie observation…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 set aside the May 27 order passed by the Delhi High Court which had directed the National Investigation Agency to produce the records pertaining to the production warrant issued for the transfer of Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai.The direction challenged by NIA was passed by Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of High Court after making a prima facie observation that the NIA had acted in “unseemly haste” to move Navlakha out of the jurisdiction of the Delhi Court while it was considering his bail application.Allowing NIA’s appeal against the HC order, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha further directed for the expunging of remarks made by the Delhi High Court against NIA while hearing Navlakha’s bail plea. The top court held that as per its order passed on April 8, the accused was granted liberty to surrender before Courts at Bombay. Therefore, the Delhi High Court had no jurisdiction to entertain Navlakha’s bail plea at the threshold.”in view of the aforesaid clear order passed by this Court and the time of one week granted by this Court, it was the jurisdiction of the Bombay Court alone to entertain any  application. By way of misconceived venture, an application was filed directly before the High Court of Delhi. In case any modification of the order dated 08.04.2020 was required, it was incumbent upon the respondent to apply to this court, which he did not do. Thus, the entire exercise taken by the High Court of Delhi was totally uncalled for as the spirit of our order is apparent. The High Court of Delhi should not have entertained the application at the threshold, the observations made are hereby ordered to be expunged”, the SC ordered.GAUTAM NAVLAKHA’s case : SC held that Delhi HC should not have entertained his bail application at the threshold. The SC order of April 8 granted liberty to him to surrender before courts in Bombay. So Delhi Court had no jurisdiction. Observations of HC expunged. @NIA_India pic.twitter.com/iqDr5VZyl4— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 6, 2020On June 2, the apex court had stayed the HC order, while admitting NIA’s SLP.Navlakha is currently lodged at Taloja jail at Mumbai. Today, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta submitted that the Delhi HC’s order was of  “unprecedented nature”.”At the time of Navlakha’s surrender, India was under lockdown. Special Judge at Bombay was pleased to pass the Order for transfer of Navlakha at the behest of our arguments. We did not hide anything from the Court. Custody is required with NIA Mumbai as there has been discovery of new evidence”, Mehta said. The SG further submitted that the transfer had been brought to the notice of the High Court and that the Delhi HC ceased to possess jurisdiction over the matter after that. The SG added that Navlakha had been produced before the Special Judge in Mumbai, after which the remand order had been passed. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Navlakha, submitted that the Special Leave Petition was not maintainable against the order of the HC, which merely called for records. “How can 136 lie against an Order which says ‘file an Affidavit’? There is no impugned Order granting bail. Just an Order setting up circumstances in which they took the person to Bombay.” At this juncture, Justice Mishra asked Sibal about how the Delhi HC could have directed the production of affidavit detailing proceedings before Special NIA Court in Mumbai. He further asked Sibal about why he did not approach the NIA Court under Section 43D of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. On 27th May, Delhi High Court Judge Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani, in a matter pertaining to the bail plea of Gautam Navlakha, had directed the NIA to furnish a complete copy of the proceedings in the Application for issuance of production warrants moved before the Special Judge (Mumbai), for its consideration. Justice Bhambhani had also sought for the complete records of the Application moved before the Delhi Bench of the NIA Court for seeking an extension of Navlakha’s judicial remand. This Order of the Delhi High Court had been challenged by the NIA before the Supreme Court on 2nd June wherein it had been submitted by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing for NIA, that the impugned Order was patently illegal and sans jurisdiction. The Apex Court accordingly stayed the proceedings before the Delhi High Court and, issued notice to Navlakha and sought for a Reply. Earlier, on March 16, the top Court had denied anticipatory bail to activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence. Subsequently, Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on April 14 in Delhi. The case pertains to alleged Maoist links over the violent incidents which occurred on January 1, 2018 at Bhima Koregaon, near Pune during the Dalit organisations’ commemoration of 200th anniversary of Victory of Koregaon Battle. The Pune police alleged that violence was incited by the Elgaar Parishad meeting held at Pune the previous day. It was alleged that the meeting was organised by persons having nexus with banned Maoist organisations. The first wave of arrests were made by the police in June 2018. The arrested persons were anti-caste activist Sudhir Dhawale, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling, Forest Rights Act activist Mahesh Raut, retired English professor Shoma Sen and human rights activist Rona Wilson, an activist with the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners. Later, activist-lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, Telugu poet Varavara Rao, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested. In November 2018, the police filed the first chargesheet in the case against the six persons arrested in June 2018. In February 2019, supplementary chargesheet against Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Gonsalves was filed.   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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Speaking to perfection

first_imgSpeaking to perfectionOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Once you have found a suitable venue for your training event, you need tomake sure you get your message across. Stephanie Sparrow and Brendan Barns lookat how to find the right speakerKicking off a training or motivation event with a celebrity speaker iscertainly one way to get a buzz going around the room. But such glamour and excitement does not come cheap – Carol Vorderman, thewoman most British men allegedly want to have breakfast with, can command(according to The Observer) £18,000 for a speaking appearance, and up untillast year, when John Major was less reticent about currying publicity, theformer prime minister was gathering fees of £25,000 to illuminate delegates oninternational affairs. A celebrity may not be what you need. Of course, nobody wants the cheap andcheerful option, as illustrated in a recent episode of TV’s The Office, whenDavid Brent (pictured above) was a paid £300 to run a classically disastroussession on motivation, but taking the podium is no longer simply the jurisdictionof politicians and celebrities – in tough times, business people want to turnto their business peers for inspiration and ideas. Your event may be just assuccessful, and less expensive, if your CEO takes to the stage. Some speakers are quick at getting under an organisation’s skin and candeliver a presentation in keeping with its culture. However, do not leave themto their own devices when it comes to research. You need to do your homework onyour would-be speaker – meet them before the event, brief them fully on whatyou require from their presentation, and also on your company, in particularany issues it is currently facing. You should be suspicious of any guestspeaker who balks at a pre-engagement meeting to exchange information. Word-of-mouth recommendations for a speaker are invaluable. Speakers oragents should be happy to put you in touch with previous clients. And as a final check before you make that booking, consider if the venue issuitable for what you want to achieve. It is not worth spending £5,000 on aguest speaker if delegates can’t see them or hear a word of what they aresaying. What makes a good speaker?1. Humour – This is the best way to strike an immediate chordwith delegates. Opening words are often the most important so break the icewith a joke that will make the audience laugh and relax.2. Passion – Perhaps the most important ingredient for anexcellent speech. If the speaker is not passionate about his topic then howwill he manage to inspire the audience? The speaker has to radiate aninfectious passion to hold the delegates’ attention.3. Homework – It is essential that the speaker is an expert onhis subject, this will guarantee self-confidence and ensure the audience willlisten and learn. Thorough research will also prevent the speaker being caughtout by any questions.4. Confidence – Self-confidence on the stage will go a long wayto improving a speaker’s performance. If the speaker is confident, thelisteners will buy in to him/her, and, more importantly, into what they aresaying.5. Quality – Content needs to be relevant, well thought out andfascinating. The more interesting and unusual the speech, the more captivatedthe audience.6. Talk to the audience – A typical scenario of a bad speakerperformance usually involves the culprit burying their head in their notes.Avoid this at all costs – address the audience, gain eye contact and make thedelegates feel they are getting your undivided attention7. Avoid PowerPoint – Death by PowerPoint is all too common thesedays.  Agencies such as Speakers forBusiness advise people never to use visual aids unless they have importantgraphs or other visual images to share. Technical hitches distract speakers andaudiences alike8. Ditch the lectern – The lectern is a useless distraction andrestricts the speakers’ movement around  the  stage.9. Chemistry – Connect with your delegates, attempt to gaugetheir mood, be prepared to adjust and fine-tune your flow. Spontaneity is alsoimportant. 10. Smile – Have fun on stage; if you enjoy yourself there is agood chance your audience will too.Brendan Barns is the CEO of Speakers for Business, one of theUK’s leading speaker bureaux – which represents Charles Handy, Tim Waterstone,Mo Mowlam and Dr Ken Robinson.  www.fb.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Office-to-resi changes made permanent

first_imgChanges to permitted development rights enabling offices to be converted in to residential dwellings are to be made permanent, as part of a wider package of Government measures to address the housing crisis the Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced.In moves unveiled under the Housing and Planning Bill, the temporary change introduced in 2013 and due to expire on 30th May 2016 will become permanent after 4,000 conversions were given the go-ahead between April 2014 and June this year.The Housing Minister made clear that the new permitted development rights will also permit the demolition of office buildings and new buildings for residential use as well as enabling the change of use of light industrial buildings and laundrettes to new homes. Furthermore, those who already have permission will have three years in which to complete the conversion that will end the “potential uncertainty for developers” caused by the current regime.The rights will, however, be subject to limitations and prior approval by the Local Planning Authority, full details of which are yet to be provided.Planning specialists at Daniel Watney LLP have welcomed the move designed to give housebuilding a boost, but added that it wants to see office supply protected where appropriate.Charles Mills, Partner and Head of Planning at Daniel Watney LLP, said,“Permanently relaxing permitted development rights for office-to-residential conversions will most likely give housebuilding a boost, but it is important to protect employment space as well. Cities with lots of homes but nowhere to work are just as problematic as ones with lots of offices but nowhere to live.”The British Property Federation (BPF) believes that the new permanent policy will provide a much needed lift to new housing supply.Chief Executive Melanie Leech (left) commented, “The policy was never designed to deliver a huge number of new homes, but any trip through our suburbs soon exposes redundant office space that with the best will in the world is never going to be brought back into commercial use, and for such situations this policy is helpful.”However, one major concern for developers in England seeking to build new homes is a lack of resource within planning departments across many major cities as this acts as a key barrier to development.The newly released fourth Annual Planning Survey from the BPF and GL Hearn, part of Capita plc, reveals that the average submission to determination time for a major planning application is now 32 weeks across London, Greater Manchester and Bristol and the surrounding area, over double the Government target of 13 weeks.Over half – 55 per cent – of local authorities say under-resourcing is a significant challenge and half – 50 per cent – believe the planning system is not operating as well as it was in 2010.A significant 75 per cent of applicants are dissatisfied with the length of time a planning application takes – up from 71 per cent last year. The survey found that nearly two thirds – 65 per cent – of applicants would be happy to pay more if it would shorten determination times.Commenting on the findings of this year’s Annual Planning Survey, Shaun Andrews (right), GL Hearn’s Head of Investor and Developer Planning, said, “In order to get Britain building again, we need to get Britain planning. Development activity is critical for our economy, not least in order to tackle the urgent housing crisis. This year’s Annual Planning Survey shows that the planning system needs investment – and that requires action across the board.“We need to ensure that planning authorities have the right people with the right skills and powers in place to drive forward a growth agenda – and that the system is able to release the right resources when it’s needed. For their part, developers need to speak with a single voice – and make it clear what levels of service they need and how much they are prepared to pay for it.”“This is an industry-wide issue that needs us all to collaborate to prevent a poorly functioning planning system stifling economic growth,” he added.Housing and Planning Bill housing supply housing crisis office-to-resi office-to-residential development rights October 21, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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The Forgotten Paradise

first_imgIt was a moonless night in early September in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. I had spent the last two days on crowded but friendly overnight buses and earth road connections from the sprawling, rapidly post-modernising metropolis of São Paulo, the pulsing economic heart of South America, to the tiny, isolated village of Rosário da Limeira. It was like travelling from Canary Wharf to Senegal without leaving the same country. On one hand are the Microsoft towers, CCTV-guarded apartment blocks and marble and glass investment bank headquarters; on the other, butterflies, hummingbirds and ox-carts between lianas and hanging orchids, mud and timber buildings raised on stilts to avoid the seasonal flood waters.The Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Centre, when I finally reached it, was in a dramatic mountain range known as the Serra da Mantiquera which divides the coast of Brazil from the plains of the interior. There were twenty-two researchers when I arrived, from many countries around the world: the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Singapore; each with a specific interest. There were biologists studying the patterns of the bats, zoologists recording species diversity, geographers mapping the area with GPS and a camera crew making a nature programme. We all quickly got to know each other and everybody joined in working on nature trails, the medicinal plant nursery and taking care of the Centre deep in the forest.It was an incredible sensation to wake up at 6am to the dawn chorus, to look out to see butterflies and iridescent parakeets just outside the window in the misty early morning light, or to climb up the nearest peak to watch the hanging mist clear from the valleys below. The early European navigators arriving in South America, believed they had reached the Earthly Paradise. When Columbus saw the turbulent waters of the Orinoco he thought this must be one of the four great biblical rivers that descended from Eden and from this early association came the legends of El Dorado. Later Francisco de Orellana, the first European to descend the Amazon, described great cities with gleaming gold rooftops and large temples, however since the buildings were principally made of wood they decayed rapidly in the intense heat and humidity of the tropical forest environment. Many of the tribal groups were affected early on by European diseases and did not survive beyond the Seventeenth Century but their legacy is present in the easy-going Brazilian approach to life, the sense of humour, their appreciation of water, streams and waterfalls.As September wore on, the electricity in the air intensified, the rainy season was approaching and the rumbling in the air caused horses to bolt nervously in the open plains below the mountains. The subsistence farmers became agitated, as the rains were apparently late this year and all of their lives depended on a good ripe harvest. Then the rains came. The release was total; until that point the day had been long and slow, the pressure in the air had left us all half asleep but now suddenly it exploded, washing down the mountains, flooding the valleys and reducing slopes to silty mud. There was a waterfall with a rounded rock pool, where we would go swimming after working in the villages and on the nature trails. Theodore Roosevelt saw something similar whilst travelling in Brazil in 1914. “The river, after throwing itself over the rock wall, rushes off in long curves at the bottom of a thickly wooded ravine, the white water churning among the black boulders. There is a perpetual rainbow at the foot of the falls. The masses of green water that are hurling themselves over the brink dissolve into shifting, foaming columns of snowy lace.” The French researchers told me the river water was so refreshing after a day in the tropical heat that it didn’t matter that there were Piranhas brushing softly against your leg, as long as you weren’t bleeding!The Research Centre was perched right up at the head of a valley at 1500m altitude, surrounded by a state park filled with shrieking Howler Monkeys, chattering Green Parakeets and majestic Blue Macaws, Armadillos, Coatis (related to the Skunk) and prowling Jaguars. I heard the big cats in the forest at night and on one occasion, a small one had been shot outside the village. The men in the village all carried pistols, for defence against the jaguars, wild pigs (javalí) and above all each other. It seemed that the people in the village had over the past fifty years deliberately distanced themselves from the forest, regarding it as a place of danger, even though they were the ones carrying the guns. I was given the task of working with local Community Groups on Environmental Education so one of the first things we realised was the need to bring people back into the forest.This is reputedly the area of highest biodiversity on the planet and the teeming insect and bird life testifies to the presence of all kinds of rare and endemic organisms. However, to the people who saw it every day the forest was seen as an unproductive, threatening space; they were recent settlers and wanted to clear the slopes for coffee production, which led only to rapid degradation and intense erosion of the bright red soils.Ultimately there is only so much to be done by outsiders, it is the residents who can truly change the environment. They are increasingly taking on the role of guardians of their own natural heritage. Brazil is a country with such huge natural resources (70% of the energy needs are met by clean hydroelectric power) that it is important that the people protect their own resources. As awareness grows steadily it could stand as a fresh society, highly conscious and newly environmentally aware. This combined with the powerful music and the heavenly beaches means that the myths of paradise might prove to be true…ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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