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first_img william dailey says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 25, 2018 at 9:01 pm Mr. Babcock did not mention my name, but he quoted several lines from a posting that I had made. No doubt Mr. Babcock and I could continue our verbal jousting about guns and whether cars/trucks kill people. Perhaps more constructively all the folks who are posting might focus on security at schools. As I mentioned in a previous post, my grammar school was locked during the day and the only way to access classrooms was to go to the principal’s office and get a pass. And the principal’s office was also locked. Since the Columbine horror, I am astounded that many schools seem to have very little security; and that absence of security is adults’ fault. I am hopeful that the March will open the eyes of folks who have the authority to make the security changes at schools. Rector Bath, NC PJ Cabbiness says: Ron Monterosso says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing mike geibel says: March 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm The article also stated that St. Stephen’s in Philadelphia was going to conduct a service in honor of Oscar Romero, the Marxist “martyr” from El Salvador who is revered by the left in the same manner as Karl Marx and Che Guevara. If one would like to see an example of the utopia promised by the ideology of these men, one needs only to take a look at modern day Venezuela where guns are confiscated from law abiding citizens but freely given to the murderous militiamen who enforce the will of the regime. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Randy Marks says: 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 March 21, 2018 at 7:25 pm The Gospel is about politics and to claim it isn’t shows a lack of understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. Taking political action is perfectly in line with the Gospel and I applaud especially the young people who keep this issue alive. I do agree that the planning of a mass shooting takes a very troubled mind but I hasten to point out that a troubled mind with a military assault weapon is capable of far more bloodshed than with a hand gun or firearm used for sport. If Americans need military style weapons to defend themselves and their property, what does that say about life in America? Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 PJ Cabbiness says: Donald Heacock says: March 21, 2018 at 8:37 pm The Episcopal Church is left wing prayer, if they pray. The IRS should revoke their tax status .Thy front front for a church . Stop supporting this political front March 21, 2018 at 8:27 pm The Episcopal Church is the left wing at prayer, if they pray. I think the.Episcopal Church status revoked because they are only interested in politics . I would like to see how many Episcopal Priests believe in God. The laity would be shocked. If you are feed up with this Church look for a congregation in communion with an over seas Diocese & stop supporting these secular fronts for a Church Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm The majority of these deaths are suicide by white males. This is why the gun debate is so disingenuous . ECUSA Leadership.knows . It sadly points to who they care about March 22, 2018 at 9:42 am I’m proud to belong to a church that not only preaches the Gospel but lives it. Thank you to those who will march and make the voice of reason heard. Thank you to those Bishops and other Church leaders who are speaking out for us. Donald Heacock says: March 21, 2018 at 11:36 pm Dear Rev. Dr. John Day:I often hear clergy proclaim that Jesus was political, and I am sure you know Jesus of Nazareth better than I do, and certainly you are much better versed in the Bible than I am. But I missed that part of the New Testament where Jesus led marches or exhorted the people to rise up in protest against the Roman rulers. Growing up in the Episcopal Church in the 1960’s, I was taught that Jesus spoke to the individual, never to government or government policy, and he preached that reaching God’s Kingdom was based upon humility, mutual respect and personal responsibility and not by political action or reliance upon the government. By teaching how we should live our lives and by setting an example, Christ profoundly changed the world without protest marches, slogans, or boycotts. I agree that the proliferation of assault rifles and the unraveling of values in a time of rising secularism requires reconsideration of controls on the availability of high capacity semi-automatic firearms, and one way of influencing change can be peaceful protest. But I would never presume or claim that my politics are God’s politics. I must confess that I flinch when people say that “the Gospel is about politics” or proclaim that to be a good Christian, you must support certain political causes. I do not go to Church to be told who or what laws I should vote for, nor will I stay long in the pew if the Rector starts advocating some political protest march. In April 2016, the TEC was one of 99 faith groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders opposing Trump’s campaign promise to weaken the prohibition against churches endorsing political candidates. In the TEC’s own words: “People of faith do not want partisan political fights infiltrating their houses of worship. . . . Houses of worship are spaces for members of religious communities to come together, not be divided along political lines; faith ought to be a source of connection and community, not division and discord.” M. J. Wise says: March 22, 2018 at 9:21 am Rev. Dr. Day,” that a troubled mind with a military assault weapon is capable of far more bloodshed than with a hand gun or firearm used for sport”You may be more of an expert on Jesus, but you are certainly not a firearms expert. The Virginia Tech shooting was done with two handguns, one of which was limited to 10 round magazines and was in the class of the weakest, lowest-energy cartridges available for firearms. There is no class of firearms you can ban to prevent casualties from mass shootings.As for the rest of this post:“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” – C.S. Lewis The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Submit an Event Listing March 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm The indoctrination received by these young people has nothing to do with ending gun violence. There are productive programs to stop gun violence and none of them are promoted by the church. America needs more responsible leadership than the church is providing on this issue. Gun Violence March 2018, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm If you are coming from the east of the march: my church, St Mark’s Episcopal, is very committed to ending gun violence and we will be opening our Parish Hall on Saturday morning for rest, refreshment, and as a meeting point, beginning around 9AM. We are at 3rd and A Streets, SE (put 301 A Street, SE, DC 20003 into your maps app). Closest metros are Capitol South and Union Station. The nearest entrances to the march are at 7th Street, NW, midway down the route. Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm This is politics and clearly not the Gospel as stated erroneously in the article. It pains me to see the left manipulating our youth in this manner without objection from our ordained leaders. Violence is the product of a corrupt, damaged or deranged human mind. An inert instrumentality has nothing to do with the will and action required to engage in an evil act. No additional law or administrative measure will have any meaningful impact on reducing “gun” violence. Men and women with evil intent will continue to commit these horrific acts regardless of the best intentions of those who follow the line of thinking presented in the article. The only effect of more stringent gun control measures will be to reduce the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and their property from the criminal acts of those with evil intent or deranged minds. Ultimately, if the course of action proposed here is pursued to its logical conclusion, there will be no ready means of defense against the anti-constitutional, Marxist forces whose true desire is for power and control. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth & Young Adults Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 M. J. Wise says: Tags March 22, 2018 at 9:59 am Another gentle remider: Once again, Cynthia Cravens slings accusations at whomever posts something she disagrees with, despite having zero evidence that anyone here is a bot or paid to reply. Maybe some people of good will just disagree with you, Cynthia. Donald Heacock says: Submit a Press Release Donald Heacock says: Rector Washington, DC Larry Waters says: Rector Shreveport, LA Robert Schreiber says: center_img March 21, 2018 at 7:46 pm Please focus on the real cause of gun violence. Nobody in their right mind would murder students in a school, therefore they must be mentally unstable. What is different now from the 50’s and 60’s when I grew up and there was not this problem. Guns were actually easier to get then for all ages. Focusing on guns will not solve the problem if you do not investigate the root cause – mental health. March 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm Ms. Malakoff, I too am against violence. My concern is that many people are marching against an inanimate object: guns- how stupid is that. Let’s march against cars and trucks too as they kill people. The problem is that the evil/misguided/crooks/depressed/ violent/outlaws whatever, don’t care about marches etc. The marching folks expect that the folks they are marching against will reciprocate and stop being evil etc. As Mr. Monterosso said, these marching folks are useful idiots. I wish that I could get you to understand my point. Since I cannot, I leave you with this: if guns are ever outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. Dr. John Day says: Episcopalians prepare to rally against gun violence at March for Our Lives events across U.S. Featured Events Faith & Politics, By David PaulsenPosted Mar 21, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 23, 2018 at 11:29 am I am, as noted in the article above, a fulsome supporter of the youth galvanizing and leading this March For Our Lives and the on going effort to enact sensible gun laws. I can argue that the foundation of that support is being a follower of the One who loved us enough to become one of us not only to give us life but life abundant … and that — for me — is life healed of the scourge of gun violence. Your mileage may vary.But … for the record … the Episcopal Church has a decades-long commitment to challenging the culture that embodies the Myth of Redemptive Violence in its idolatry of guns and enablement of the for-profit driven gun lobby. Multiple General Conventions have adopted resolutions calling for the reforms we march for on March 24. You may disagree with those positions but they are inarguably ones that our church has taken through our historic polity process and the youth who lead us in the ongoing work of transforming the world into the kingdom God would have it be rather than the mess we have let it become are in alignment with both core Gospel values and long standing Episcopal policy. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA March 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm I am so glad you picked the 24. The Congress left for 2 weeks of Easter vacation! The President will be at Mar Lago. Enjoy the.empty cit March 22, 2018 at 10:55 am Does our church know who they are supporting? The MOL Foundation itself is incorporated in Delaware where most big “for profit” corporations incorporate because it has an almost total absence of corporate regulation and oversight. MOL was set up as a 501(c) (4) foundation which means it can accept tax deductible grants from large foundations but NOT from individuals and, more importantly, it does NOT have to publicly disclose its donors or organizers. However, several organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Move On.Org, the Women’s March for LA, and Everytown For Gun Safety have emerged from the shadows of the 501(c) (4) cover to publicly announce that they are participating in the organization, strategy, training and planning of the MOL marches. The permit for the main march in Washington DC issued to the director of the Women’s March for LA personally and not to anyone in the MOL Foundation. Worse yet Planned Parenthood will be “teaching and training” students who participate in MOL all across the US how to become “young activists” –not just for this march but for other causes (which would logically include the support of abortion). These organizations are using this tragedy to hijack and train young people to become propagandists for causes the goals of which these young people are not fully aware –thereby making them what Stalin referred to as “useful idiots”. And our church is actively helping these organizations to brainwash these young people ! Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 March 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm I agree with the comments of Mr. Dailey and PJ Cabbiness. And to Rev. Dr. Day, what is a “military assault weapon”? Please give me a definition. A .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, can reek much damage in the hands of an evil/troubled mind person. Let’s ban cars/trucks as these inanimate objects cause death daily! Dr. Day asks a great question in his last sentence; perhaps the decaying morals, violence and ethics of our populous is why many folks feel the need to carry “military style weapons” in America. As I have said previously, the reason that many law abiding people have AK-47 style weapons is to protect themselves/family when the U.S. government decides to confiscate guns. Let’s concentrate on security for the schools, recognizing people who need help [bullied,depressed,demoralized etc.] and strengthening our family values through religion. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bruce Babcock says: March 21, 2018 at 10:17 pm This is so very sad. The Church has become the enabler for every liberal progressive suggestion thrown its way. Facts do not matter only the fervent need to be viewed as being so liberal in view as to be socialist. I give you the example of St Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville (VA) who went as far as training the liberal left on church property in tactics of violence in the days before August 12 which resulted in violence andvthe death of an innocent woman on that day.Nothing proposed has been proven effective against gun violence. Nothing suggested will stop people from being killed. This would be silly if it was not so tragic. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Margo Malakoff says: Phyllis Mundy says: March 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm From today’s Boston Globe. “If all states were to lower their gun death rates to that of Massachusetts, more than 27,000 American lives could be saved annually. The best way to make that happen? Seven common-sense laws, all of which are consistent with the Second Amendment, and all of which have been shown to work.”I am so proud of these kids. I would say that the Parkland kids who survived the massacre of their teachers and fellow students are “fully aware” of what they are speaking out about in a way that the rest of us will never be. BTW, cars and trucks aren’t designed to kill people, yet we have taken steps over many decades to make them safer. Bank robberies still occur but banks still lock their vaults and their doors, and arm their alarm systems. If you live in Alabama and own 10 legally acquired guns, how are your rights violated when a man with a restraning order against him is prevented from buying a gun in California?“The marching folks expect that the folks they are marching against will reciprocate and stop being evil etc.” Really? That’s your takeaway? The hope of all of us marching on Saturday is that Americans will, in future, elect candidates who are not owned by the NRA, and sensible laws will follow. March 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm I was taught that Christianity is about love. I am not seeing a lot of love in the comments of those condemning people whose faith call them to march against violence. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Larry Waters says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Gun Violence, Jim Newman says: Larry Waters says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Representatives from Day One, a nonprofit youth empowerment group, meet with youth group members at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, for a training in political advocacy and lobbying. The youth group members will travel to Washington, D.C., this week for the March for Our Lives on March 24. Photo: Juliana Serrano/All Saints, Pasadena[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians and Episcopal leaders from across the U.S. are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week for the March for Our Lives on March 24, while others plan to attend corresponding local rallies centered on a shared message: Something must be done to stop gun violence, especially against young people.Episcopalians attending the Washington march or marches in other cities are encouraged to use the hashtags #MarchEpiscopal and #episcopal when posting to social media from the events, and follow the updates here on Episcopal News Service.Preparations are well underway. In Chicago, a group of young Episcopalians spent their evening March 20 creating the signs they will take with them to the march in Washington. Members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, will rise early March 22 to send off a youth group flying to Washington. And in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, church leaders are putting the final touches on a temporary memorial to the victims of two deadly school shootings.“This is not politics. This is gospel,” the Rev. Melissa Hall, rector at Montclair’s Church of St. James, said. “We just love our children and want to keep them safe.”St. James’ memorial features T-shirts draped over poles in front of the church. On one side of the churchyard are 17 shirts, one for each of the students and adults killed Feb. 14 in the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that sparked the youth-driven movement behind March for Our Lives. On the other side of the churchyard, 26 more shirts memorialize the young children and educators shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.Hall and the Rev. Audrey Hasselbrook, assistant rector at St. James, came up with the idea for the memorial in the days after the Parkland massacre as they were asking themselves what they could do about gun violence. “We kind of put our heads in our hands and said, how many more times can we preach about this?” Hall said.In addition to the memorial, St. James will host an evening service and candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. March 24. Although it is separate from the marches planned around the country, the church will show solidarity with the cause by singing hymns, joining in prayer and tolling its bell for the victims of gun violence.Episcopalians in numerous dioceses have organized bus trips to Washington, D.C., to attend the main March for Our Lives. Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, who will join a six-bus convoy organized by the Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey, lamented “the scourge of gun violence” in a blog post March 21.“I am going to Washington this Saturday in part to follow the passion of young people, but more than that, and deeper than that, I am going to follow Jesus – who, with his unwavering commitment to nonviolence, regularly stepped into the crucibles of power that condoned, if not fostered, violence,” Beckwith said.Beckwith, one of the convening Episcopal bishops in the group Bishops United Against Gun Violence, noted “a groundswell of support” for gun reforms, such as raising the legal age to buy guns, expanding background checks for gun purchases and banning certain assault-style weapons. He also heralded the “eloquence and outrage” of students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the deadly attack at their school.He invoked the Palm Sunday story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a model for challenging the power structures that perpetuate injustice.“His witness endures, and I believe we are meant to draw on his example and follow him, nonviolently, into this evolving cultural chasm,” Beckwith said. “And not give up, and not be stopped.”Beckwith and many other Episcopalians making the journey to Washington plan to attend an interfaith vigil March 23 at Washington National Cathedral. The Diocese of Washington is helping to arrange accommodations for some of those coming from out of town, and the diocese also is coordinating its members to march as a group down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol during the March for Our Lives.“We are not alone in this work,” Washington Bishop Mariann Budde said in a February blog post about the march. “The country’s conscience has been awakened and people from all sectors, many faiths, and every point on the political spectrum are responding.”Episcopal teenagers are among the wave of young people who have spoken out against gun violence and helped organized demonstrations in response to the Parkland shooting, and they will be at the forefront of the upcoming marches.The Episcopal formation group Forma has assembled a guide for bringing young people to protests or marches like the ones scheduled for March 24. The Episcopal Church also provides general guidelines for traveling with youth.All Saints in Pasadena is sending 10 youth group members along with its youth director, Jeremy Langill, and its rector, the Rev. Mike Kinman, to Washington for the march. The trip was made possible by donations from members and friends of the congregation, said the Rev. Susan Russell, senior associate rector for communication at All Saints.They also will meet March 23 on Capitol Hill with staff members of Rep. Judy Chu, a California Democrat that represents Pasadena. Other youth group members who will remain in California plan to meet with Chu herself at her district office on the same day.Day One, a nonprofit youth empowerment group, met with the youth group this month to train them on lobbying lawmakers while explaining what to expect during the meetings, Russell said.“We are working with our youth to equip them to amplify their voices as part of the March for Our Lives,” Russell said.At All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, some of the young people who will travel to Washington, D.C., gathered March 20 to make anti-violence signs. All Saints’ is partnering with four other Episcopal congregations in the diocese to rent two buses for the trip. About 110 people will leave Friday evening, march on Saturday and be back home in time for Palm Sunday worship, said the Rev. Bonnie Perry, rector at All Saints’.“This is like Jesus going to the capital. That’s why I really wanted us to go to D.C.,” Perry said, echoing Beckwith’s biblical Palm Sunday reference. “This is a pilgrimage. It’s a spiritual pilgrimage, it’s a Lenten discipline. This is what we’re called to do.”Traveling to the nation’s capital isn’t the only way to participate. Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee issued a call to his diocese to get involved, if not by joining the march in Washington then by marching with him in Chicago or being with marchers in spirit.“Wherever you are, please pray that God will console, sustain and heal all whose lives are touched by gun violence, and that God will make evident the work that we are being called to do to end this scourge,” Lee said.That and other Episcopal-led efforts on March 24 are included in a list compiled by Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Here are some other highlights:Bishop Daniel Gutierrez of the Diocese of Pennsylvania invites those who are marching to come for a blessing March 23 at a service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in honor of Oscar Romero, a Salvadoran archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church who fought social and economic injustice until he was assassinated while saying Mass on March 24, 1980. Episcopalians from the diocese are planning to attend marches in Philadelphia and Washington.The bishops of the Diocese of Virginia said in a March 21 statement that they “choose to spend Saturday with young people and others from our congregations and communities to say no to gun violence. We join with responsible gun owners and with others who have a wide variety of views toward guns. We speak not against responsible gun ownership, but against an idolatry of guns that has caused devastating ruin and destruction within our borders. We invite the people of this diocese to join in saying no to violence and yes to life.” Diocesan Bishop Shannon Johnston will march in Richmond, Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff will be in the march in Charlottesville and assisting Bishops Bob Ihloff and Ted Gulick will take part in the Washington, D.C. events.The Diocese of Indianapolis and Christ Church Cathedral are sponsoring a bus trip to the march in Washington, though Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will rally with Episcopalians at the March for Our Lives event in Indianapolis. Bishop Douglas Sparks of the Diocese of Northern Indiana also will lead a group of Episcopalians to the Indianapolis march.Other bishops are inviting Episcopalians in their diocese to join them at local marches. Diocese of Rochester Bishop Prince Singh plans to attend the march in Rochester, New York, while Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner will participate in the march in Sacramento. South Carolina Bishop Provisional Skip Adams is scheduled to be at the march in North Charleston, and Diocese of Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas Fisher will attend the march in Northampton.The Episcopal cathedral in Boston is being converted into a sort of hospitality and training center for marchers in that city. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston plans to serve as a gathering place for participants in the city’s March for Our Lives beginning at 10 a.m. The gathering will offer youth-led trainings and other organizing activities before the group leaves for the march at the end of the morning.The Diocese of Connecticut is holding a morning event, Equipping and Empowering God’s Women: A Way Forward, in recognition of International Women’s Day. When the event at the cathedral in Hartford concludes at 12:30 p.m., participants are invited to join a procession to the state capitol for Hartford’s March for Our Lives event.Diocese of Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe plans to attend a March for Our Lives rally in Syracuse. She discussed Christian responses to gun violence in a Facebook Live video on March 20.“Our faith calls us to stand and protect our children, the most vulnerable among us. Jesus tells us, ‘Let the child come unto me,’ that children would be safe and protected. So how do we do that? How do we understand that?” Duncan-Probe said. “It’s time to listen and to be vulnerable, to listen and to be led by our children.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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London Marathon runners raised record £54.1m in 2015

first_img2. Set a fundraising target81% of fundraisers set a target and those who do raise on average £1,495, compared to an average of £914 raised by those who leave their goal unspecified – a 64% increase.3. Use social mediaThose who don’t use social media channels to seek support raise on average £1,276, compared to averages of over £1,900 through the use of Instagram and Linkedin, over £1,500 using Twitter, and over £1,400 via Facebook.4. Use the mobile appIf you are fundraising and interacting with supporters on-the-go, you are likely to raise more. Those who downloaded the Virgin Money Giving app raised on average 19% more than those who do not.5. Create a personalised Stephen Fry fundraising video Main photo: Runners cross Tower Bridge in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo: Bob Martin for Virgin Money London Marathon. Tagged with: Digital Events London marathon Research / statistics Virgin Money Giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 London Marathon runners raised record £54.1m in 2015 Runners in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon raised £54.1 million, the ninth year in a row that the world record has been broken for an annual single-day charity fundraising event.An estimated three quarters of participants ran for a good cause. Runners have now raised over £770 million since the event was founded in 1981.This year over £22 million, including Gift Aid, was raised through Virgin Money Giving, the official fundraising partner of the London Marathon. Over £40 million was raised online this year by runners using Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving.Virginmoneygiving.com is free for fundraisers, charges a flat registration fee of £100 + VAT for charities and a 2% fee on all donations before Gift Aid. For every £10 raised, charities receive £12.15.Five ways to raise more at the London MarathonWth the aim of making it 10 record-breaking years in a row, Virgin Money Giving has shared tips on how individual runners can raise the most money at the London Marathon. They are based on a post-Marathon online survey of 315 Marathon fundraisers conducted in June 2015.1. Set up a fundraising page earlyThose who set up a fundraising page as soon as they receive their Virgin Money London Marathon place on average raise up to £700 more than those who only start to fundraise in the two-month period before the race in April. Advertisementcenter_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.  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Howard Lake | 27 October 2015 | News Stephen Fry’s personalised video includes the name of the runner and the charity they are supporting.To give runners and their fundraising activities a novel way to stand out, Virgin Money Giving offered 2015 London Marathon runners the opportunity create a personalised video appeal featuring Stephen Fry. Over 6,000 films were created by myfundraisingfilm.com: those who used the tool raised on average 10% more than those who did not, say Virgin Money Giving. The site will be available for the 2016 race.Jo Barnett, Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving, said:“Our analysis of the 2015 London Marathon reveals the secrets to fundraising success. To help those who will run to raise money for charity in the 2016 event, and maximise their fundraising potential, we wanted to share the news in a series of top tips…“By raising money through Virgin Money Giving, those who will put themselves through ‘untold pain’ next April to run those 26 miles in aid of a good cause, can also rest assured that we won’t take a penny in profit from their hard won cash.”last_img read more

Nominet Trust seeks Everyday Tech Heroes

first_img 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. Melanie May | 13 July 2016 | News  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Awards Technology Nominet Trust seeks Everyday Tech Heroes Social tech funder Nominet Trust has launched the call for nominations for its fourth annual NT100, which seeks to find the 100 most inspiring social tech innovations from across the globe.This year, the 2016 NT100 is looking to profile people who have seen the effects of a problem in their communities and creatively deployed technology to tackle it, with the aim of inspiring more individuals to use technology to make a positive difference.Candidates for the 2016 NT100 will comprise a combination of public nominations and Nominet Trust’s own research, with people around the world invited to nominate the projects that have inspired them by visiting the NT100’s home, the Social Tech Guide, and completing a short online form.Nominations will be open until 30th September. judging partners Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Nominet, Oxfam and Telefonica O2 all join for a second consecutive year, alongside a number of new partners.The 2016 NT100 will be revealed in December.Vicki Hearn, director of Nominet Trust, said:“In its fourth year, the NT100 is now well established in the tech for good calendar. We continue to discover impressive examples of the world’s most innovative social uses of the internet and digital technology. Many of the most inspiring initiatives are led by individuals who have seen a problem first hand and are creatively using tech to address it.  These wonderful people are changing the world for the better and have inspired our special focus for this year.”  47 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

Army of Islam releases video of Alan Johnston, calls for prisoner exchange

first_imgNews May 16, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Army of Islam releases video of Alan Johnston, calls for prisoner exchange PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of British journalist Alan Johnston for an unacceptable act of blackmail. In an undated video distributed today, the Army of Islam demands that the British government free Muslim detainees in return for Johnston’s release. “Because of their lax attitude, the Palestinian authorities are largely responsible for this situation,” the press freedom organisation says. Follow the news on Palestine For the first time since kidnapping British journalist Alan Johnston 81 days ago, the Army of Islam today distributed a video of its captive in which it demanded the release of Muslim activists held by “infidel countries,” including Abu Qatada, a radical Palestinian who has been held by the British authorities since 2005 for alleged links to Al-Qaeda.“This undated video, which puts Johnston at the centre of an unacceptable act of blackmail, does not reassure us,” the press freedom organisation said. “Repeated statements by the Palestinian authorities that he is about to be released have turned out to be hollow. Their lax attitude and the failure to prosecute those responsible for previous abductions of journalists in the Gaza Strip are largely responsible for the current situation.”The video, emailed today to several news media, shows a haggard-looking Johnston wearing a red sweat-shirt against a black background. “My captors have treated me very well, they have fed me well, there has been no violence towards me at all and I am in good health,” he says.Clearly at the insistence of his captors, he goes on to blame Britain and the United States for “the suffering in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, and for occupying Muslim lands against the will of the people in those places.” His voice was cut off as he was about to send a message to his family. One of his captors then demanded that the British government release Sheikh Abu Qatada in exchange for Johnston.The BBC’s main correspondent in the Gaza Strip, Johnston was kidnapped shortly after leaving his office to go home on 12 March. Gunmen intercepted his car and drove off with him. The Army of Islam released an earlier message on 9 May in which it claimed responsibility for his abduction. RSF_en Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Newslast_img read more

Kurdish journalist once under sentence of death gets 10-year jail term on retrial

first_img Follow the news on Iran July 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish journalist once under sentence of death gets 10-year jail term on retrial RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s decision to uphold the death sentence for Kurdish-Iranian journalist Adnan Hassanpour for “spying.” The ruling was issued on 22 October but was not revealed until this week. Adnan Hassanpour, a Kurdish journalist whose death sentence was quashed in August 2008, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison by the court in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj that retried his case, Reporters Without Borders has learned from his family.“This sentence is absurd and baseless,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One day, this journalist is sentenced to death. Two years later he gets a ten-year sentence. We reiterate our call for his immediate release.”The death sentence was passed on Hassanpour on 16 July 2007 by a revolutionary tribunal in Marivan, in Iran’s Kurdish northwestern region, which found him guilty of subversive activities against national security, espionage and separatist propaganda.After first confirming the sentence on 22 October 2007, the supreme court in Tehran quashed it in August 2008 on procedural grounds. It said Hassanpour could not be regarded as “mohareb” (and enemy of God).The case was returned to an ordinary court in Sanandaj for retrial. After hearing the case on 6 September 2008 and 30 January 2009, the court issued its sentence yesterday. Hassanpour, who has staged two hunger strikes in protest against the conditions in which he is being held, is currently in the main Sanandaj prison.Aged 27, he was arrested outside his home on 25 January 2007, and was initially imprisoned in Mahabad, which is also in Iranian Kurdistan. He wrote about the very sensitive Kurdish issue for the magazine Asou, which has been banned by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance since August 2005. He also worked for foreign media such as Voice of America and Radio Farda, which broadcasts in Farsi to Iran. Receive email alerts Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News March 18, 2021 Find out more Sign the petition on behalf of Adnan Hassanpour and Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar ————November 9th 2007- Supreme court decision upholding death sentence for Kurdish journalist should be “taken seriously”Reporters Without Borders today condemned the supreme court’s decision to uphold the death sentence for Kurdish-Iranian journalist Adnan Hassanpour for “spying.” The ruling was issued on 22 October but was not revealed until this week. The court quashed the conviction of another journalist convicted in the same case, Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar, on the grounds of procedural irregularity. Botimar had also been under sentence of death.“We have been waiting for than six months for the supreme court to decide whether to reopen the case against Iranian-Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi’s alleged murderers, but it took the court only a few weeks to uphold Hassanpour’s death sentence, so the judicial system clearly continues to have a pro-government bias,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We appeal to the international community to take every possible action to get this journalist released,” the press freedom organisation added. “This sentence should be taken very seriously as Iran has already executed more than 300 people since the start of the year.”Saleh Nikbakht, one of the lawyers representing the two journalists, was notified on 5 November of the court’s decision although he was not given the details of the ruling. He said Hassanpour had been found guilty of “espionage” because he had allegedly “revealed the location of military sites and established contacts with the US foreign affairs ministry.”He added that the court overturned Botimar’s conviction on the grounds of a “procedural irregularity,” and sent his case back to the same revolutionary court in Marivan (in the Kurdish northwest of Iran) that convicted him and Hassanpour on 16 July on charges of spying, “subversive activity against national security” and “separatist propaganda.”Nikbakht told Reporters Without Borders: “This sentence is not only contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international conventions ratified by Iran, but it also contrary to Islamic law and the laws of the Islamic Republic.”Hassanpour, 27, and Botimar, 29, used to work for the weekly Asou, covering the sensitive Kurdish issue, until the newspaper was banned by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in August 2005. Hassanpour also worked for foreign news media including Voice of America and Radio Farda.An ardent advocate of Kurdish cultural rights, Hassanpour was arrested outside his home on 25 January and was taken to Mahabad, where he was not allowed to receive visits from his family or his lawyer. Botimar, an active member of the environmental NGO Sabzchia, was arrested on 25 December.For the past several months, Hassanpour and Botimar have been held in Sanandaj prison, where their lawyers have not been allowed to meet with them in private in order to inform them of the supreme court’s decision. News June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Left Side Sax Alliance to Perform Jazz Vespers

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Religious Music Left Side Sax Alliance to Perform Jazz Vespers From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 6:15 pm Jazz ensemble Left Side Sax Alliance will appear at All Saints Church on Sunday, June 29, at 5:00 p.m. The band combines the talents of Jeff Driskill, Bob Sheppard, Katisse Buckingham and Adam Schroeder.Ear-popping arrangements and fantastic improvisations make performances engaging and accessible. There is no charge. No reservations required. For information contact Melissa Hayes at (626) 583-2725 or [email protected] Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Overnight Parking Enforcement Begins on Thursday

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Overnight Parking Enforcement Begins on Thursday STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 3:36 pm The city’s overnight parking enforcement is set to resume on Oct. 1.Local residents will no longer receive warnings for violating the city’s overnight parking and daytime street sweeping ordinances.The City Council suspended enforcement of the overnight parking law, as well as time limits in residential neighborhoods, street sweeping restrictions, and payment at all curbside parking spaces at the start of the pandemic.Metered parking spaces were temporarily converted to 20-minute parking to facilitate delivery and pickup of food from restaurants. In addition, the “booting” of vehicle wheels, impounds, and noncritical vehicle impounds were also suspended.Since March 17, the city has received more than 300 requests for parking enforcement and the Public Works Department has received more than 100 requests for street sweeping through the Citizen Service Center (CSC) during that same time period, the report states.“The parking division has received additional requests for enforcement for both parking enforcement and street sweeping via phone and email that are not recorded and reflected in the CSC numbers,” according to a city staff report included in a City Council agenda earlier this month.As part of the vote to restart enforcement, the council also approved the development of other parking programs as listed below.Sale of emergency COVID-19 overnight parking permits that would allow vehicles not otherwise qualified per section 10.44.20 of the Pasadena Municipal Code to park on the street. Permits will be valid for 90-day increments and can be renewed until the end of the city’s safer at home order. The fee for this permit will be tied to General Fee Schedule Fee 804 – Thirty Day Parking Permit, and will sell for $73.38 per 90-day period.Per Section 10.42.060(C) of the Pasadena Municipal Code, a two permit limit per address would remain in place.Creation of a low-income fee waiver program for overnight parking permits. Individuals may qualify by meeting criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the California Government Code, which includes individuals receiving public benefits under certain programs. Individuals determined to be eligible for the low-income fee waiver program will receive a 50 percent discount on Annual Overnight and Temporary 90-Day Overnight permits.Resumption of non-critical vehicle impounds and booting, including for vehicles with five or more past due parking citations, and for vehicles with expired registrations, effective in November. Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News 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. Herbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Consumer Protection Act, 2019: A Criminal Imbalance

first_imgColumnsConsumer Protection Act, 2019: A Criminal Imbalance Abhixit Singh & Anurag Pandey8 April 2021 12:20 AMShare This – xIt is said, with great power comes great responsibility. Amidst the bunch of responsibilities that come with power, one of them is that of being aware of the consequences of the power that one wields. The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“Act”) received the assent of the President of India and was subsequently notified in the Gazette of India on August 9, 2019. Several Sections of 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?LoginIt is said, with great power comes great responsibility. Amidst the bunch of responsibilities that come with power, one of them is that of being aware of the consequences of the power that one wields. The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“Act”) received the assent of the President of India and was subsequently notified in the Gazette of India on August 9, 2019. Several Sections of the Act came into force on July 20, 2020 and the remaining Sections came into force on July 24, 2020. The Act replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (“Act of 1986”) and in considerable departure from the Act of 1986, has widened the powers of the District and State Commission (“Commissions”) and has introduced penal provisions for violation of provisions of the Act. Chapter VII of the Act provides for penalties, including imprisonment ranging from up to six months and going all the way up to life imprisonment for offences which result in the death of a consumer. The Commissions’ power to grant such punishments impacts the life, liberty, reputation and property of the litigants. Section 38(10) of the Act provides that every proceeding before the District Commission shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”), and the District Commission shall be deemed to be a criminal court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (“CrPC”). Section 49(1) makes the provisions of Section 38(10) applicable to the disposal of complaints by the State Commission. The punishments under the Act, which go all the way up to life imprisonment, will be administered by the President and Members of the State and District Commissions. Their appointment is governed by the Consumer Protection (Qualification for appointment, method of recruitment, procedure of appointment, term of office, resignation and removal of the President and members of the State Commission and District Commission) Rules, 2020 (“Appointment Rules”) which were notified on July 15, 2020 and came into force on July 20, 2020. For appointment as a member of the District Commission, Rule 4(2) of the Appointment Rules prescribes that the members of the State Commission should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and should be a person of ability, integrity and standing, and has special knowledge and professional experience of not less than fifteen years in consumer affairs, law, public affairs, administration, economics, commerce, industry, finance, management, engineering, technology, public health or medicine. For appointment as a member of the State Commission, Rule 3(2)(b) of the Appointment Rules prescribes similar requirements albeit with the minimum professional experience prescribed as twenty years. Therefore, in effect, at least fifty percent of members of the State Commission and all members of the District Commission while wielding the power of a criminal court to grant imprisonment for a period of up to life, may not have any legal/judicial qualification, training and experience within the justice system, particularly the criminal justice system. The Act gives the members of the Commissions wide punitive powers and accords the status of criminal courts to the Commissions whereas the prescribed qualifications of the members of the Commissions under the Appointment Rules do not mandate even a minimum qualification in law and/or any judicial training or experience of the judicial system for such members. Accurate interpretation of legal provisions and meaningful appreciation of competing evidence are conditions precedent for having a fair trial, however, the members would have no qualifications and experience to that effect, despite which they will be sitting on trials and administering punishments which may go all the way up to life imprisonment. Resultantly, an accused may be denied his/her right to a fair trail as enshrined in the Constitution of India Entrusting the powers of a criminal court to non-judicial members of a court/commission/tribunal is neither envisaged under the Indian legal system nor in consonance with various earlier rulings in this regard by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Transferring the jurisdiction exercised by courts to Commissions, constituted of members who do not have any specialized knowledge or expertise in the field of law or justice and vesting in them the power to grant punishments which impact the life, liberty, reputation and property of a litigant will clearly be a case of dilution of and encroachment upon the independence of the judiciary and Rule of Law and would be unconstitutional. Since the Commissions have been given the powers of a criminal court which can grant punishments up to life imprisonment, the Commissions must necessarily be manned by Judges or members with a judicial background. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in Union of India v. R. Gandhi, President, Madras Bar Association[1] while drawing a distinction between a court and a tribunal has held that while all courts are tribunals, all tribunals are not courts, and courts are to be exclusively manned by Judges. The Commissions, which have now been deemed to be criminal courts under the Act must, therefore, be exclusively manned by judges. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in All India Judges’ Association & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.[2] has held that considering the fact that a criminal court has to decide, inter alia, question of life, liberty, property and reputation of the litigants, to induct persons from non-judicial background as members of the Commissions to occupy seats of such wide powers is neither prudent nor desirable. Non-judicial members of the Commissions, who will constitute a majority, have been given powers to grant imprisonment, including life imprisonment, which powers are ordinarily vested with the Sessions Judge under the CrPC, who has either an experience of at least seven years as an advocate or has been a member of the judicial services with substantial experience. Therefore, same qualifications should be prescribed for members of the Commissions, who are empowered to impose similar incarcerations. Therefore, even though the requirement for being appointed as a member of the District and State Commission lists out a fifteen years’ and twenty years’ experience, respectively, in the enumerated fields, such experience would not equate with judicial training imparted to judicial officers who exercise similar punitive powers. In light of the aforesaid judgements of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the provisions of the Constitution of India, the Appointment Rules in its current form are ultra vires the Constitution and need to be amended in as much as they pertain to the qualifications of the members of the Commissions. In view of the above imbalance between punishments contained in the act and the required qualifications of members having the power to administer them, the authors make the following suggestions: Appropriate amendment be made in the Appointment Rules to prescribe necessary qualifications and/or training for appointment of members of the Commissions and align with the provisions of the Constitution of India and the judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court;Until the time such amendment is made, the Appointment Rules be kept in abeyance and any process of appointment initiated under the Appointment Rules be put on hold;The existing members of the Commissions be imparted necessary judicial training or in the alternate be appointed on such other posts commensurate with their qualifications and experience; It is also suggested that Chapter VII of the Act which deals with Offences and Penalties, and Sections 38 and 49 of the Act which deem the Commissions as criminal courts and the proceedings before them as judicial proceedings under the provisions of IPC and CrPC must not be implemented until necessary amendment is made in the Appointment Rules. Views are PersonalThe Authors are Lawyers Practising at New Delhi [1] [2010 (6) SCR 857] [2] [1993(4) SCC 288] Next Storylast_img read more

State of county event March 18

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Economic Development Corporation will present the State of Pike County, at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18 via Zoom. Registration is free. Register by 5 p.m. on March 17. State of county event March 18 Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip “The State of Pike County event is a great opportunity for community members to hear from our local elected officials about a number of important updates happening in Pike County, and community engagement is essential to our future success,” said Dana Sanders, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president.  “I would like to thank Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves, Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd, Pike County Commissioner Robin Sullivan, and  State Rep. Wes Allen for participating in this virtual event.”For more information contact the Pike County Chamber of Commerce at 334-566-2294 or via email at [email protected] The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:16 pm Friday, February 19, 2021 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author You Might Like ‘Songs from the Soul’ “Songs from the Soul,” an evening of African American Music, will honor Black History Month and celebrate hope among all… read morelast_img read more

An assessment of three automatic depression tracking schemes

first_imgThe performance of three automatic depression tracking schemes developed by Terry & Atlas (1996), Murray & Simmonds (1991a) and Konig et al. (1993) when applied over one month are assessed. The schemes respectively identify depressions by (a) locating the innermost closed contour in a PMSL field, (b) finding maxima in the curvature in a bi-cubic spline fitted to the PMSL data and (c) performing a grid point search to identify a minimum in a PMSL field. The largest number of depressions was found by the Murray and Simmonds scheme, with the Atlas and Terry scheme finding the least. The Murray and Simmonds scheme also found the largest number of tracks, with the other two having comparable numbers of tracks. Two possible explanations for the differences in the number of tracks are considered. Firstly, the case where one or more centres identified by one scheme as corresponding to a single track are not found by the other schemes. Secondly, the case where a single track found by one scheme is split into two or more tracks by the other schemes. All three techniques had a similar latitude of cyclogenesis, although the Atlas and Terry and Konig et al. schemes found more lows at high latitudes as a result of using data on a latitude/longitude grid. The longest mean track length was found with the Konig et al. scheme. A comparison of the PMSL fields with satellite imagery shows that the major NWP centres have trouble producing reliable analyses around the Antarctic because of the lack of data.last_img read more