20 Jun

Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Feb 16, 2015 Rector Collierville, TN From right: U.K. Conservative Member of Parliament William Hague; Actress Angelina Jolie-Pitt; Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay; and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, on a panel at the FCO event. Photo: Anglican Alliance[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans gathered with other faith leaders in London to set recommendations for how faith communities can work collaboratively, together with governments and national and international stakeholders, to end sexual violence in conflict. The two day interfaith consultation was convened by the We Will Speak Out coalition and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (further coverage of the meeting here).The Anglicans taking part in the meeting were: Mathilde Nkwirikiye (Anglican Church of Burundi), Archbishop Henri Isingoma (Anglican Church of Congo), the Rev. Joseph Bilal (Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan), Vijula Arulanantham (Church of Ceylon), Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil), Bishop Margaret Vertue (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Christopher Cocksworth (Church of England) and the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Church of England).On the final day of meetings faith leaders made a joint statement (the full text is available below). You can add your voice to theirs at http://www.wewillspeakout.org/interfaithevent2015.On Feb. 11, the Anglican Alliance hosted a webinar on how churches can mobilize to end sexual and gender-based violence in their communities and raise their voices with other churches and faith communities globally to tackle these issues at a global level.Speakers addressed subjects such as care and support of survivors of gender-based violence; ensuring survivors are at the heart of church responses; gender justice and theology; engaging men and boys in ending gender-based violence; faith leaders speaking out; and church as a “safe space” for survivors.The webinar was chaired by the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, and presenters included: Archbishop Henri Isingoma, Anglican Church of Congo (DRC); Mathilde Nkwirikiye, Mothers’ Union in Burundi; Mara Luz, Episcopal Church in Brazil; Therese Mama Mapenzi, a partner of CAFOD in DRC; the Rev. Terrie Robinson, director for women in church and society at the Anglican Communion Office; and Paulo Ueti, theologian and Anglican Alliance facilitator for Latin America and the Caribbean.You can listen to the recording of the webinar and access the slides, with presentations in both English and French.Resources relating to many of the themes discussed on the webinar are available at: http://www.wewillspeakout.org/resources.Inter Faith Declaration on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, 9-10 February 2015We have come together at the inter faith consultation on ‘Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’, 9-10 February 2015, because we recognise our particular role and responsibility as leaders in helping bring to an end the use of rape and other forms of sexual and gender based violence in conflict. This consultation advances the discussion at the ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ held in London in June 2014.As faith leaders, we acknowledge that all faiths affirm the dignity of human beings and so condemn sexual violence. We share a common understanding of our potential to mobilise people at all levels to work together to end sexual violence in conflict.  We will challenge the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, and use our influence to mobilise and encourage leadership and commitment across governments, communities and religious institutions to protect human rights and provide safe spaces and support to survivors and their families.We will promote the dignity and rights of survivors of sexual violence, both female and male.  The shame for these crimes lies with the perpetrators and not those who suffer them. We have a critical role to play in tackling the root causes of sexual violence, including the subordinate and unequal status of women around the world, and harmful cultural, religious and social norms, including distorted notions of masculine identities. Ideas of culture or tradition, or misapplication of sacred texts, must never be used to allow impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence. We will also seek to work with perpetrators to end the cycle of violence.Based on our discussions, we have determined the distinctive role of faith leaders in:Defending values of faith and human rightsTackling impunity and promoting justice and accountabilitySupporting survivors of sexual violenceEngaging men and boys in promoting positive masculinities and transformed gender relationsPeace building and peace processesWe have agreed to implement recommendations for collaborative action in these areas, as set out in the Report of the Inter Faith Consultation on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.  As faith leaders, we commit ourselves to take these actions:We will speak out against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict at every opportunityWe will take action together to promote human rights and see girls, women, boys and men freed from the threat and impact of sexual violence in conflict across the world.We will stand together in solidarity with all those affected by sexual violence.We will promote the development and implementation of laws that protect and promote justice to bring an end to sexual, and other forms of gender based violence during and after conflict, holding governments to account.We will strive to build peace and promote reconciliation, challenging the internal and external causes of conflict.We will dedicate ourselves to finding lasting solutions; mobilising leadership at all levels and implementing these values within our own faith community.We call on all faith leaders to join us in speaking out and to work together with governments, national and international stakeholders, and communities to help end the use of sexual violence in conflict. 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Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls February 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm Congratulations on this recent interfaith meeting on sexual and gender based violence. May leadership communities actively support and actively join the campaign during conflict and peace times. It rests on faith communities the responsibility and function to end sexual violence of all forms. 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18 Jun

CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference

first_imgTuesday Mar 16, 2021 CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference Ireland international flanker CJ Stander has just announced his retirement, releasing an open letter via the IRFU. The South African born Munster man will play out his Munster contract and complete the mid-year Test window.ADVERTISEMENTThe letter in full:All professional sports people are told “you will know when the time is right to hang up your boots”. It’s a sentiment one cannot fully comprehend until that day arrives. For me, that time has come, and I hereby publicly announce my retirement from all forms of rugby. I will be available to represent Munster until 27 June 2021 when my contract expires, and for International duty, until the end of the mid-year Test window.During the lockdown, I did a stocktake of what matters most to me in life. My faith, family and this incredible game I have played since I was six years old easily topped the list. However, I came to the realisation that my commitment to rugby has started to take an unfair toll on my family, who both in Limerick and South Africa have made considerable sacrifices for more than 25 years to allow me to live my dream.I am not saddened by my decision. I’ve had a full and utterly enjoyable rugby career, and I can now look back on a journey that offered me rewards, memories and surprises beyond anything I could have scripted for myself. I wouldn’t change a thing. The 150 matches I played for Munster were some of the most precious and formative experiences of my life. My blood will remain Munster Red long after I have said my goodbyes to the people of Limerick.I have just played my 50th Test for Ireland. I have never considered myself a foreigner in an Irish jumper, but I knew this environment would only reward hard work, devotion and the forging of authentic relationships. My first steps towards the Test arena were taken from the welcoming midst of the people of Limerick.ADVERTISEMENTIn 2012, arriving as a 22-year-old who only had two kitbags flung over his shoulders and a limited command of English, I had to commit myself to a new family who immediately adopted me as one of their own. Limerick became my home.It was during a freezing training session at Munster towards the end of 2020 that I just knew I had entered the final stretch of my career. I asked myself whether I was still enjoying this enough to earn the continued support of Munster and Ireland, and to justify the sacrifices my family was making.From a performance perspective, the answer was yes. But I always had the intent to retire while I was still playing some of my best rugby. I also knew I wanted my daughter Everli to grow up around her family in South Africa. When all these intentions and considerations intercepted each other during that training session, I discussed the implications thereof with coach Johann van Graan and the Irish Rugby Union. I deeply appreciate that they tried to persuade me otherwise, but I knew it was time.I will be playing my final matches as a professional athlete with contentment and gratitude for what was and for what lies ahead in the next chapter of my life.ADVERTISEMENTI have many people to thank, and I will do most of the thanking in a private setting. For now, I want to say thank you to my parents, Jannie and Amanda, my brother Janneman, my wife Jean-Marié, my daughter Everli, and my family-in-law as well: Ryk (Sr), San-Marie, Ryk, and Elsje. Your boundless love and support carried me.Thank you to my agent, Gerrie Swart. You convinced me that Limerick was a great fit for me, and you have never been more right about anything. I also sincerely value your guidance during this transitional time.I reserve a special word of thanks to the late Anthony “Axel” Foley. Your impact on my personal and professional life remains as tangible today as it was when you were still with us.Thank you to Johann van Graan for being such a powerful and formative force in my life. You first started coaching me when I arrived for training in Pretoria as a 17-year-old. Now, 14 years later, we’re having an Irish pint to celebrate a lifelong friendship.Thank you to the people of Ireland, my larger rugby family in Limerick, the Irish Rugby Union, Joe Schmidt, who first selected me to play for Ireland, Andy Farrell, who continued to back me, and every teammate and member of management I have had the honour of sharing a dressing room with.Not only has my English (marginally) improved thanks to your intervention, but you also pushed me to become a better player, man, husband and father.As I now shift my focus squarely back to my family, I do so hoping that I’m leaving the Irish jersey in an even better space than when I first inherited it. Ireland has enormous talent breaking through the ranks, and it is now time for me to step back and allow a new generation of players to answer Ireland’s call.Sincerely,CJ StanderMarch 2021 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 13 WEEKS AGO Ireland snatch win but Johnny Sexton admits… 13 WEEKS AGO Tributes pour in as Sonny Bill Williams thanks… 13 WEEKS AGO Thorley and Hepetema suspended after dismissals… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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14 Jun

Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visit

first_img SHARE Lobbyists for the U.S. agriculture industry and major business groups are descending on Havana, hoping to leverage President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba to advance their interests on the island. Obama is in Cuba, the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the island in 88 years. The trip comes more than a year after Obama’s December 2014 announcement that the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Without Congressional action to repeal the embargo — which is unlikely to happen during an election year — lobbyists are using the highly publicized trip to promote the economic benefits of restoring commercial ties with Cuba. They were in contact with administration officials for weeks before the trip, handpicking Cuban business owners to attend White House-planned, entrepreneurship events, and connecting local entrepreneurs with U.S. companies looking to forge deals or collaborate on projects.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is traveling with the President to highlight the potential for U.S./Cuba agricultural trade. “The normalization of trade relations would allow U.S. farmers to use lower transportation costs to edge in on the European Union’s food exports to Cuba,” Vilsack said. “When the embargo is lifted, the United States will be in a very good position to reclaim a portion of the market we’ve lost.”Vilsack cited soybeans, rice, poultry, and biofuels as new markets U.S. farmers could tap in Cuba, which in turn could sell organic products to its former Cold War foe. The Obama administration is asking Congress for $1.5 million for on-the-ground studies into challenges to agricultural trade in Cuba, from pests to a diplomatic void left by decades of hostile relations. “We have not had people on the ground,” Vilsack said. “We need to develop relationships with the people in Cuba so we know who to do business with and who actually makes the deals.”Vilsack, who visited Cuba last month, said state agricultural commissioners and secretaries have also been traveling to the island on trade missions. Last year, representatives of the Indiana Farm Bureau, agribusiness firms, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance witnessed a shortage of food on store shelves and rusted-out Russian tractors during a September trip to the island, which was once the ninth-largest importer of U.S. agricultural products.Bob White, a retail agriculture specialist with the Indiana Farm Bureau, said there are plenty of logistical issues that make trade with Cuba difficult, such as inadequate telecommunications, electricity, and refrigerated storage. But the primary issue, White said, is the inability to facilitate transactions through credit. “Import-export doesn’t work unless you get a credit venue and a bank that will back you,” White stated. By Gary Truitt – Mar 20, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visit Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleCheaper U.S. Beef Could Slow Asian Demand for Australian MeatNext articleIndiana Dairy Farmers Pleased with Walmart’s Choice Gary Truitt SHARE Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visitlast_img read more

13 Jun

Updated: Winter storm shutters schools, ices roads

first_imgLinkedin The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ TAGSWeather Fort Worth braces for more severe weather The 109 Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Although TCU has not had its network of 7,000 computers hacked by an outside source, protective measures are being taken to keep the system from falling subject to any form of computer compromise, a TCU network security engineer said.The threat of computer hacking at universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area became evident when nearly 38,000 student profiles at the University of North Texas were accessed in August 2005. Facebook TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! + posts The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook Previous articleThis week in Paschal sportsNext articleSchool closures, delays continue into Tuesday The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ printA late blast of winter hit North Texas overnight, shutting down schools and making roads icy across Fort Worth on Monday.Sleet and freezing rain began to fall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Sunday. While most of the precipitation stopped by mid-day Monday, the National Weather Service said that slush on roadways will begin refreezing on roadways Monday night.“Any freezing drizzle will only worsen driving conditions,” according to a NWS report late Monday afternoon.Although TxDOT traffic cameras show that major highways around the Metroplex are largely empty, Fort Worth Police tweeted earlier today that there had been 237 accidents and stranded drivers reported between 9 p.m. Sunday night and 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.Since the tweet, they tweeted about several other accidents and encouraged drivers to stay off the roads.All Fort Worth ISD schools closed for the day. Private schools in southwestern Fort Worth, such as Saint Andrew Catholic School, Fort Worth Country Day and the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, also closed Monday.TCU, Tarrant County College and Tarleton State also cancelled classes for Monday.While sleet and freezing rain have largely exited the area, roads remain slick.“Any ice on area roadways will likely remain in place through Tuesday afternoon when melting may begin to occur,” according to the NWS.This has already prompted school closings in school districts in Weatherford and Denton, as well as in other North Texas districts.  Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD are still monitoring the weather.Follow the 109 on Twitter for updates on any potential school closings on Tuesday.This article was last updated at 6 p.m., Monday. Ali Montag is the 109’s education and community editor.  Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ali_montag.Daniel Salazar is the executive editor of the 109. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @imdanielsalazar. ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

2 Jun

Olympic athlete headlines JBS speaker series

first_img Olympic athlete headlines JBS speaker series Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic heptathlete and long jumper Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the featured speaker during the Feb. 20 John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. and JBS Public Leadership Institute Executive Director Robert Brescia said tickets will cost $10 and be free to students. Tickets will be available at the Wagner Noel box office.Brescia said he hasn’t given the presentation an official title yet, but is calling it “An Evening with Jackie Joyner-Kersee” for now.A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Joyner-Kersee speaks about athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issues and youth advocacy. She has been afflicted with asthma throughout her life, Brescia said. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Jackie Joyner-Kersee Pinterest WhatsApp 1 of 2 Twitter JBS lecture logocenter_img Facebook By admin – January 6, 2018 Following her retirement, she founded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation, aimed at encouraging youth in her hometown to play sports. Additionally, in 2007, Joyner-Kersee helped establish Athletes for Hope along with such sports heroes as Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali and Mia Hamm.Athletes for Hope’s website said its mission is to educate, encourage and assist athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable causes, increase public awareness of those efforts and to inspire others to do the same.Joyner-Kersee was called “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated magazine. At the end of her career in the heptathlon and long jump, she had won three Olympic gold medals, one silver and two bronze, her biography said.She was the first woman in history to earn more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon and today she still holds the world heptathlon record of 7,291 points. She still holds Olympic and national records in the long jump and her 1994 performance in the long jump remains the second longest in history, her biography said.Joyner-Kersee also was a world-class 100 and 200 meter runner, an All-American basketball player at UCLA and played professional basketball briefly, it said.Brescia said he was interested in bringing Joyner-Kersee to the Permian Basin in part because of her reputation as being an engaged and accommodating speaker, going the extra mile to talk to students and “just being a regular person when she’s on site.”This year, Brescia said JBS Public Leadership Institute is highlighting women’s leadership issues “and we’re going to start with her.”He added that she was a breakthrough athlete and a joy to watch.“To see the distinctions she was bringing home for the United States was just incredible,” Brescia said.Joyner-Kersee has an autobiography called “A Kind of Grace” and has penned “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.”Brescia said the proceeds will enable JBS Public Leadership Institute to recoup a lot of the cost associated with obtaining speakers and the venue. He added that it’s not without precedent to charge for lectures and that other UT campuses do it.Whether there is a cost for tickets for future lectures will depend on the lecture, Brescia said.“I think the fine people of the Permian Basin will come to the table to try and help the lecture program as much as possible,” Brescia said.Later in the year, on Oct. 4, members of the Texas Supreme Court will be in Odessa for a court day. Brescia said they will operate like they do in Austin. That night, he said, there will be a JBS lecture at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.If You Go Local NewsEducation More Information Pinterest What: John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Distinguished Lecture Series presents Jackie Joyner-Kersee.When: 7 p.m. Feb. 20.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.Tickets: cost is $10 and free to students. Jackie Joyner Kersee.JBS Leadership Institute. Previous articleUnited Way of Odessa sets annual meetingNext articlePetition drive proceeds after threat adminlast_img read more

27 May

Pringle condemns plans to track down people who do not pay tax

first_img Pinterest Pringle condemns plans to track down people who do not pay tax Facebook By News Highland – March 11, 2012 Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Anti-household charge campaigners have condemned plans by the government to track down people who do not pay tax, through utility bills.The Sunday Times yesterday reported that the move follows discussions with the Data Protection Commissioner.Just 12 percent of homes have so far signed up to pay the 100 euro tax – which is due by the end of the month.It means the net result to the government coffers will only hit the 20-million euro mark – instead of the expected 160 million.Personal information – such as names addresses and PPS numbers, held by state owned service providers – will be used to identify the 1.4 million households who have not yet registered to pay the charge.Donegal South-West Deputy and anti-household charge campainger Thomas Pringle says this is a method the Government should not be able to use…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/pring.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleHundreds of parents, teachers and children turnout for Letterkenny protestNext articleThousands turn out for protest against RAAD in Derry News Highland News Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

26 May

IAS Officer Flouting Court Orders To Be Punished With Imprisonment Primarily; Fine For Contempt Only Secondary: Madras HC

first_imgNews UpdatesIAS Officer Flouting Court Orders To Be Punished With Imprisonment Primarily; Fine For Contempt Only Secondary: Madras HC Mehal Jain15 Nov 2020 1:59 AMShare This – xIAS Officers flouting court orders should be punished with imprisonment primarily and other punishments such as the imposition of fine in contempt proceedings should only be secondary, the Madras High Court has held.”If the Authority is an IAS Officer under the relevant provisions of the Act and he/she has disobeyed the orders of this Court, they should be punished with imprisonment, and…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?LoginIAS Officers flouting court orders should be punished with imprisonment primarily and other punishments such as the imposition of fine in contempt proceedings should only be secondary, the Madras High Court has held.”If the Authority is an IAS Officer under the relevant provisions of the Act and he/she has disobeyed the orders of this Court, they should be punished with imprisonment, and the imposition of fine under the Contempt of Courts Act will be secondary, and the imprisonment should be primary…”, Justice S. Vaidyanathan has warned bureaucrats.The judge was passing orders on a farmer’s plea to direct revenue divisional officer of Tenkasi to dispose his appeal under the Patta Passbook Act, for correction of patta entries (the patta having been wrongly issued in the name of certain others without any documents) in connection to a property he had purchased.The Single bench noted that of late, several cases are filed before the Court with the prayer of disposal of applications filed under Sections 10 to 13 of the Act (application for modification of entries in the Patta, the appeal therefrom, and the revision arising out of the order of the appellate authority) and if those applications are disposed of by the Authorities concerned in time, the parties need not unnecessarily approach this Court for such specific directions. “It is not known as to why an order of the Court is required for the Authorities to do their job as adumbrated under the Act, for which salary is provided to them”, said the bench.The bench continued to state that if any physical verification is required, the Authorities concerned must visit the spot and verify the same so that it will give a bird’s eye view on the issue in question. It noted that in a case of grant compensation to a victim of electrocution, one of the Sitting Judges of the High Court (Justice G.R.Swaminathan) had done a spot inspection in order to satisfy his conscience and “the authorities mentioned supra do not have superpower and they should conduct such inspections, if required, as otherwise, they are unfit to hold the post and they should be shown the doors”.Further, Justice Vaidyanathan made it clear that the time limit stated supra must be adhered to in disposal of the applications, failing which, the Authorities under the Act will have to face departmental proceedings for their misdemeanor / deviant / misconduct, dereliction of duty, lack of devotion to work and lack of integrity, so as to deprive their entire terminal benefits. “This will be an eye opener for others not to follow the errand Officials”, said the Judge, adding that the outcome of the departmental proceedings must be entered into the Service Register of the Authorities.Click here to download the 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

8 May

Boston Marathon winner on slowing down for teammate: ‘There was a ton of American pride on the line’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden said the moment she slowed down to wait for a fellow U.S. runner was actually a “turning point” for her in the race — and actually prevented her from dropping out of the grueling race.“We closed the gap and we were back in it,” Linden said today on “Good Morning America” of teammate Shalane Flanagan. “So it was a great turning point for me and kept Shalane in it and gave us a chance.”Flanagan, the 2018 New York City Marathon champion, took an unexpected bathroom break about one hour into Monday’s 26.2 mile race.Instead of speeding ahead, Linden slowed down so she could help Flanagan back into the leaders’ pack.“She talked about it and said, ‘Hey, I’m going to jump in there,’ and I said, ‘I’ll try and help you back and block the wind,’” she said, referring to position herself between Flanagan and the strong gusts. “I had offered before and I still wasn’t feeling great.”Linden — a two-time Olympian and now first-time Boston Marathon winner –- actually told Flanagan early on in the race that she thought she would not finish.As the race began Monday in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the temperature was 40 degrees with a wind chill of 29 degrees, and wind gusts reached 30 mph.“It was tough conditions and everyone was kind of hurting,” Linden said. “I thought early on that I might be pulling the plug, so I just kind nudged her and said, ‘Hey, if I can block the wind or help at all, let me know.’”“There was a ton of American pride on the line so it was just keeping our best people in the front,” she added of why she helped Flanagan during the race. “I was just trying to do what I could do.”Instead of dropping out of the elite marathon, Linden, of Michigan, easily won the race in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds, according to the Boston Athletic Association.Flanagan, a four-time Olympian, told “GMA” the race conditions were the “most brutal, gnarliest” conditions she’s ever faced in a competition.She credited Linden with keeping her in the race. Flanagan, of Oregon, finished in seventh place with a time of 2 hours, 45 minutes and 52 seconds.“I’m so happy she just stuck with it,” Flanagan said of Linden. “I think just kind of having each other and having a great American field fueled us to keep going.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 17, 2018 /Sports News – National Boston Marathon winner on slowing down for teammate: ‘There was a ton of American pride on the line’center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

20 Apr

Press release: Spring announcement due for A358 route solution

first_imgThree options were presented during consultation and more than 1,500 groups and individuals responded.The engagement will start early next year with the first of a series of community forum events with representatives from local authorities, parish councils, local businesses and community groups.Invitations to the community events will be issued shortly and updates will also be posted on the scheme web page.The Government is committed to upgrading all remaining single carriageway sections of the A303/A358 corridor, and together with the A358 scheme, Highways England is also delivering the A303 Stonehenge and A303 Sparkford to Ilchester schemes as part of the £15 billion first Road Investment Strategy.Planning applications for the latter two schemes have been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Earlier this year members of the public gave Highways England their views on proposals to dual the route, which, with the A303, forms a vital link between London, the South East and the South West.The Government company has been busy analysing responses and in an update today said that further engineering and economic evaluation was required to help ensure that the route finally proposed is the right one.It also announced the start of new engagement activities with community representatives early in the new year to help ensure local people are kept informed of progress.David Stock, Highways England Project Manager for the A358 scheme, said: We’re very grateful to everyone who participated in our consultation, and we completely understand that people want a solution as soon as possible to the congestion and long delays they currently experience and the harmful impact on the region’s economy. The A303/A358 corridor is a vital connection between London, the South East and the South West, and we are committed to improving it, but we have to ensure we have the best solution possible. We hope to announce the preferred solution in the spring, we’ll be keeping community groups informed in the meantime, and the public will have another chance to comment on the proposals after we have developed the design of the preferred route.last_img read more

20 Apr

Western Maine Community Action doubles capacity for home weatherization projects

first_imgWILTON – Roughly 60 households will be having a warmer winter this year due to a significant USDA Rural Development grant that was recently awarded to Western Maine Community Action. Housing Director Bill Crandall said the grant is roughly five times the amount they typically receive.“We were pretty tickled to find out. I think it’s very reflective of the work that Western Maine Community Action has done, and is doing, in Franklin County,” Crandall said.The $106,837 “Housing Preservation Grant” will assist with a number of projects for the estimated 60 homes in Franklin County. The funding must be used within one year, but Crandall said he doesn’t anticipate that being a challenge.“The quicker we can invest into the community, the quicker those home owners have the savings that essentially goes right back into the local economy,” Crandall said.The majority of the funds will be used on repairs that will help homes qualify for weatherization projects. In the past, WMCA has seen households save roughly 30 to 40 percent on energy costs. For people on fixed incomes, particularly seniors, that savings can be huge, Crandall said.Other home repair projects include health and safety issues- such as exposed fiber glass, or inadequate fire safety measures- and making homes more accessible for their owners. Crandall said WMCA has seen an increased request for wheelchair-accessible ramps into homes in recent years.“People are just trying to keep up with taxes, and keep food on their tables…this is one way we can help,” he said.last_img read more