Full coverage: Installation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Nov 1, 2015 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Curry Installation, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Full coverage: Installation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” “COPY” 2013 Houses Area:  653 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/484458/the-hill-cork-house-contaminar-arquitectos Clipboard The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos CopyHouses•Leiria, Portugal Projects ArchDaily Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/484458/the-hill-cork-house-contaminar-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. This house is a single-family dwelling located in Leiria, designed by Contaminar Arquitectos. With a large area, it develops itself in a single storey, although its impact is reduced. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn the main access, on the East façade, we don’t perceive the existence of the House: an alternated game of ramps directs to the discrete entrance or to the green-roof, which make the House merge with the landscape. On these ramps, the floor and walls are covered with gravel and stone, making this part of the house more opaque and closed, retracted towards the main access route and the neighbourhood houses. Save this picture!Floor PlanOn the opposite façade, in the West, the geometry is more clear and the drawing more evident. A sequence of voids and plain volumetries allows the inner organization of the private closed spaces (toilets, closet and wardrobes) conjugated with the openness of the rooms, slightly retracted, to the outside area. A central volume stands out in the façade as an axis that divides the living area from the more private area of the house. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIt contains a pool and its interior surface, in concrete, maintains a close relationship with the landscape: the shapes and the light coming from outside are reflected in the water of this rectangle, as in a mirror. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWith a very strong image, a cork skin covers the entire North, South and West exterior surfaces of the house, as if the volume were “contaminated” by the natural surroundings. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBeyond the effective thermal insulation provided for the concrete structure, the sensorial properties of this unique material make this architectural object pleasant to the touch, by the softness of its texture – the House becomes part of nature. Its earth tone contrasts with the green of the grass and harmonizes with the surrounding trees.Save this picture!Detail 1Project gallerySee allShow lessCall for Participation: Use-ReUse Adaptive ModernismArchitecture NewsCalatrava’s World Trade Center Transit Hub Fails to ImpressArchitecture News Share The Hill Cork House / Contaminar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos Year:  CopyAbout this officeContaminar ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeiriaWoodHousesPortugalPublished on March 10, 2014Cite: “The Hill Cork House / Contaminar Arquitectos” 10 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fundraising Regulator relaunches updated Public Register

first_imgFundraising Regulator relaunches updated Public Register AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  93 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator The Fundraising Regulator today (1 February) relaunches its Public Register following a number of updates designed to improve transparency.The updated register now states whether an organisation is a ‘Registered Charity’ or ‘Levy Paid’, to differentiate between smaller fundraising charities completing registration and larger organisations that are within the scope of the Regulator’s levy.Organisations that are within the scope of the levy but have not paid will be shown on the Public Register as ‘Levy Unpaid’.The Public Register also shows commercial fundraising organisations that have completed registration with the Regulator. These are listed as ‘Registered Commercial Supplier’.The register will be updated on a daily basis to reflect new payments made to the Fundraising Regulator. Organisations already registered will have three months from the point at which their registration expires to renew payment before being removed from the Public Register.As of 31 January 2018, the Register records that :1,400 organisations paid Levy Year 1, while 199 were non-payers. (The 199 include 49 charities that have committed to pay, 76 no responses, 28 refusals and 46 in negotiation.)1,208 organisations have paid Levy Year 2, while 503 have so far not paid. (Of the 503, 95 have committed to pay, 368 have not thus far responded, 23 have refused and 17 are in negotiation.)Several organisations that have not paid in Levy Year 1 have paid in Levy Year 2.Levy Year 2 includes more charities than Levy Year 1, based on updated information available from the Charity Commission.Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said:“These updates to the Public Register directly respond to feedback from the sector urging us to increase transparency regarding payment of the fundraising levy. We would like to thank the organisations that have committed to supporting the work we do with them to improve fundraising standards and increase public confidence in the sector”. Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 1 February 2018 | News  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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.last_img read more

Jupiter’s Moon, Europa, May Contain Undersea Volcanoes, JPL Says

first_imgScience and Technology Jupiter’s Moon, Europa, May Contain Undersea Volcanoes, JPL Says By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 2:56 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 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. Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy This illustration, updated as of December 2020, depicts NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft. The mission, targeting a 2024 launch, will investigate whether Jupiter’s moon Europa and its internal ocean have conditions suitable for life. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNew research indicating deep, ice-covered oceans on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, may contain active volcanoes is coming as exciting news for many in the scienfitific community, including the team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that is planning on launching a spacecraft to explore the Jovian moon in 2024.Scientists already had “strong evidence” that Europa hosts giant oceans, sitting beneath an icy crust, which they plan to study with JPL’s planned Europa Clipper mission, JPL said in a written statement.This illustration shows how internal heat from Jupiter’s moon, Europa, may create undersea volcanoes. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Michael Carroll)But a study published late last year by researchers in the Czech Republic in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has given those preparing the mission a new and fascinating topic to explore: The possibility that Europa’s core may be hot enough to support volcanoes in its vast oceans.“The new work shows how the moon may have enough internal heat to partially melt this rocky layer, a process that could feed volcanoes on the ocean floor,” according to the JPL statement.“The recent 3D modeling of how this internal heat is produced and transferred is the most detailed and thorough examination yet of the effect this interior heating has on the moon.”The new data only makes Europa an even more tempting target for exploration, according to Europa Clipper Project Scientist Robert Pappalardo of JPL.“The prospect for a hot, rocky interior and volcanoes on Europa’s seafloor increases the chance that Europa’s ocean could be a habitable environment,” Pappalardo said. “We may be able to test this with Europa Clipper’s planned gravity and compositional measurements, which is an exciting prospect.”Life has been known to spring up around underwater volcanoes on Earth, leading researchers to wonder whether a similar ecosystem may be able to take hold on Europa.“Underwater volcanoes, if present, could power hydrothermal systems like those that fuel life at the bottom of Earth’s oceans,” the JPL statement said. “And it is chemical energy from these hydrothermal systems, rather than from sunlight, that helps support life deep in our own oceans. Volcanic activity on Europa’s seafloor would be one way to support a potential habitable environment in that moon’s ocean.”Following its anticipated launch in 2024, Europa Clipper is tentatively scheduled to reach Europa in 2030, where it will study the moon’s surface and take samples of its thin atmosphere, according to JPL.More information on the Europa Clipper mission is available online at europa.nasa.gov. Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 80 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick has highest rise in new company start-ups

first_imgExercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Print Linkedin Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Emailcenter_img CRIF Vision-net managing director Christine CullenTHE scale of Limerick’s economic revival was confirmed this week with a report showing a 23 per cent increase in the number of new company start-ups established in the city and county in 2018, making it the fastest growing area in the country during the first six months of the year.Latest statistics from business and credit risk analyst CRIF Vision-net, showed there were 440 new start-ups in Limerick in the first half of 2018, compared with 5,214 in Dublin (3.2 per cent growth), followed by Cork with 1,168 (3.5 per cent growth) and Galway with 466 (1.3 per cent growth).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick also had a 48.3 per cent reduction in insolvencies, again outperforming Dublin (34.2 per cent), Cork (25 per cent) and Galway (42.4 per cent).CRIF Vision-net managing director Christine Cullen said that the big increase in the number of start-ups in Limerick indicated that the cities and counties outside of Dublin are increasingly benefiting from the economic recovery.“This is a welcome development and an indicator that Ireland’s other regions can provide a counterweight to Dublin. The growth of start-ups outside of the capital needs to be encouraged. Targeted investments, such as the M20 Cork-Limerick motorway, should enable sustained regional development for the years ahead.“Ireland’s continued economic growth is allowing more companies to thrive. Consumer spending is rising consistently, business opportunities are plentiful, and banks and other financial services companies are lending more to companies and start-ups,” she explained.“The construction and real estate sectors are benefiting from continued private and public investment. It is likely that they will create an increasing number of start-ups in the near future as Ireland addresses its housing shortage and businesses expand their operations.“Some industries, however, have fared less well. The motor industry has seen a surge in used imports which has impacted on new car sales. Combined with the impact of Brexit on sterling rates, this industry is facing significant challenges which may take some time to resolve,” Ms Cullen added.The fact that the economic recovery is taking root outside Dublin bodes well for the Government’s 2040 National Development Plan which aims to provide balanced regional development and prioritises growth in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.In terms of new company start-ups, professional services were the most prolific, growing by 8.6 per cent (2,228 to 2,419).The construction industry grew by 13.7 per cent, from 1,118 new company start-ups in the first half of 2017 to 1,271 in the same period this year. Real estate also showed strong growth, with the number of start-ups increasing from 491 to 527.The education sector had one of the most significant increases, growing by 28.9 per cent for the first half of 2018, from 142 to 183 new companies.There was, however, a drop in new motor industry start-ups which were down by 4.9 per cent, from 182 to 173, reflecting a difficult trading environment complicated in part by Brexit-induced sterling fluctuations.There was a 30 per cent drop in insolvencies across the country during the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Social and personal services saw a 50 per cent decrease in insolvencies from 36 to 18. Professional services and hospitality insolvencies were down by 38 and 35.4 per cent respectively.There were 18 fewer construction insolvencies and 45 fewer real estate insolvencies, reflecting the increasing opportunities for businesses in these industries.In line with its decrease in new company start-ups, the motor industry was one of the few sectors to see an increase in insolvencies of 16.7 per cent, from a low baseline of 12 to 14.by Tom [email protected] more business news here. TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick on Covid watch list NewsBusinessLimerick has highest rise in new company start-upsBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2018 1637 Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleShannon Airport turns €1.3 million profitNext articleBlooming floral displays bring splash of colour to Limerick city centre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge last_img read more

Unlawful Detention Of Prisoners: Delhi HC Directs DSLSA To Apprise Jail Authorities Of Relevant Laws, Case-Laws, Prisoner Rights [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesUnlawful Detention Of Prisoners: Delhi HC Directs DSLSA To Apprise Jail Authorities Of Relevant Laws, Case-Laws, Prisoner Rights [Read Order] Mehal Jain7 Aug 2020 2:39 AMShare This – xIn a case of unlawful detention of a prisoner for 10 days despite being granted bail in both cheque bounce cases against him, the Delhi High Court on Thursday opined that officers posted in the jails, particularly, those of the rank of the Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents must be apprised of their duties and obligations in law so that such an incident is…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?LoginIn a case of unlawful detention of a prisoner for 10 days despite being granted bail in both cheque bounce cases against him, the Delhi High Court on Thursday opined that officers posted in the jails, particularly, those of the rank of the Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents must be apprised of their duties and obligations in law so that such an incident is not repeated in the future. Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad had last month directed the Director General (Prisons), Delhi to conduct an inquiry as to how many occasions were the prisoners not released within 24 hours of being granted bail by a competent court, for reasons not attributable to that prisoner. On Thursday, the D.G. (Prisons) tendered an unconditional apology for the inappropriate explanation submitted by the Superintendent, Central Jail-I, for unlawfully detaining the petitioner in prison, including, inter alia, that the petitioner could not be released for want of release orders. The division bench was informed that to prevent any such mistake as has happened in the present matter, the Prison (Headquarters) has constituted a Committee to randomly inspect the jail records concerning detention of prisoners in jail and their release. Further, a Circular has been issued informing all concerned that no person must be detained without any valid and justified reason and that the erring official will be held responsible for such a lapse. The Status Report submitted by the DG advanced that at least 1.5 lacs prisoners have been released during the past three years and the direction of this court to compile the data in respect of all of them, would be a stupendous exercise and need a lot of time. “D.G. (Prisons), who is present in the hearing, has assured this court that after a lot of introspection, it has been decided that course correction is warranted within the Department”, noted the bench. The bench also recorded his submission that 14 Law Officers are being appointed on a contractual basis very soon and they will be available to each of the jails for advice and guidance, wherever required. However, taking note of the explanation sought to be offered by the Superintendent, Central Jail-I, for unlawfully detaining the petitioner in prison beyond 20.06.2020, the bench was of the opinion that officers posted in the jails, particularly, those of the rank of the Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents must be apprised of their duties and obligations in law so that such an incident is not repeated in the future. Accordingly, Member (Secretary), Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) is directed to arrange online workshops, tailor-made for the said purpose. The Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents, Jail and all the 14 Law Officers who have been appointed by the Prison (Headquarters) shall attend the said workshops on dates that may be fixed in consultation with the D.G. (Prisons). In the said workshop, the relevant provisions of law and the case law shall be discussed with the attendees and they shall be apprised of the various nuances of law relating to the prisoners and their rights and the duty of the jail authorities qua them. It is further directed that Member (Secretary), DSLSA shall organize similar workshops in conjunction with D.G. (Prisons) on a regular interval and at least once a year. Click here to download the Order Next Storylast_img read more

Rajasthan Politics: BSP MLAs Seek Transfer Of Plea Challenging BSP-Congress Merger From HC To SC

first_imgTop StoriesRajasthan Politics: BSP MLAs Seek Transfer Of Plea Challenging BSP-Congress Merger From HC To SC Nilashish Chaudhary8 Aug 2020 8:09 AMShare This – xSix Rajasthan MLAs, who were elected to the State Assembly on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tickets and later merged with the Indian National Congress (INC), have approached Supreme Court seeking transfer to itself a petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving their merger with Congress.The petition in Rajasthan HC has been filed by Madhan Dilwar, BJP MLA and is…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?LoginSix Rajasthan MLAs, who were elected to the State Assembly on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tickets and later merged with the Indian National Congress (INC), have approached Supreme Court seeking transfer to itself a petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving their merger with Congress.The petition in Rajasthan HC has been filed by Madhan Dilwar, BJP MLA and is listed before the single bench of HC on August 11. The present transfer petition points out that the merger of the “entire legislative Party of the BSP” with the INC was recognized by the Speaker of the State Assembly who subsequently went on to dismiss a disqualification petition “for non-compliance of Rule 6 of the Rajasthan Legislative Members (Disqualification on the ground of defection) Rules, 1989.” The petition states that other matters involving the interpretation of Paragraph 4 of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution are pending before the Top Court. The petitioners argue that the Guwahati High Court had held that the only requirement to be fulfilled is that of a merger of legislative parties and not political parties. The matter is pending before the Apex Court and in interest of justice, this matter must also, therefore, be transferred to the Top Court. It is also pointed out that “the Respondents have raised the same questions on which similar matters are already pending relating to the interpretation of Paragraph 4 of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution.” The petitioners further aver that the Court may bring before itself any matter when it is satisfied that the same involves substantial questions of law of general importance. “Under Article 139A(1), this Hon’ble Court is empowered to withdraw to itself any cause that is pending consideration of any High Court, if it is satisfied that the cause involves substantial questions of law of general importance.” It is further argued that the Constitution only recognized the concept of ‘political parties’ after the 52nd Amendment in 1985 for the limited purpose of curbing political defections in the legislature. “There is no other purpose of the Tenth Schedule. The Constitutional validity of the Tenth Schedule was upheld by a Constitution Bench of this Hon’ble Court in Kihoto Hollohan v. Zachillhu & Ors., (1992) Supp (2) SCC 651”, argue the petitioners. The contention of the petitioners is that Paragraph 2 of the Tenth Schedule lays down the circumstances under which a legislator would be liable to be disqualified for defection, while Paras 3 and 4 are exceptions to the Rule. “It is submitted that the Tenth Schedule is applicable only to members of the Legislature, and only for the purpose of disqualification of such members in the event of defection, unless excepted… …It is relevant to note that the entire purport of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution is only to examine the evil of political defections, and the recognition to political parties is only limited to those in the legislative chamber, and no more. The recognition of “political parties” under the Tenth Schedule is different from the recognition of “political parties” under the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 or the Rules and Orders made thereunder.” It has thus been urged that, under the scheme of the Tenth Schedule, the subjective satisfaction of the Speaker regarding the merger of “two-thirds” of “the legislature party” with “another political party” is determined if the Speaker deems that “the original political party” has merged with another political party, immunizing such members of the House from disqualification under Para 2. The issue is put across by the petitioners as follows- “On a complete reading of Paragraph 4, it is clear that the merger of two-thirds of the legislature party with another political party would suffice for not attracting disqualification under Paragraph 2, even if the parent political party does not merge with another political party. If that were not the case, as is pleaded by Respondent No. 2 before the Hon’ble High Court, it is submitted, there would be no need for sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 4. It is submitted that the deeming fiction under sub-paragraph (2) limits the application of the merger within the four walls of the Legislature, and is not concerned with political activities outside the Legislature.” The 6 MLAs argue that once the Speaker is satisfied that 2/3 of the Legislature party has merged with the other party, there cannot be any disqualification as the law is not concerned with happenings outside the legislature. It also added that in this case, the entire BSP Legislature party decided to merge with INC and there could not be a case of disqualification. “The Speaker of the Legislature, while acting under Paragraph 4(2) is not concerned with the happenings outside the legislature, so long as two-thirds of the legislature party has accepted the merger as contemplated. It is submitted that in the present fact situation, the entire Legislature Party of the BSP has merged with the Legislature Party of the INC, and therefore, the condition laid down in sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 4 is satisfied to not attract disqualification under Paragraph 2.” Furthermore, it is urged that the Courts (Supreme Court or High Courts) cannot exercise the powers of judicial review in respect of purely political questions. “The powers of judicial review can be exercised only in the event a constitutional or legal duty or obligation overlaps with a political question, and cannot be exercised for questions of a purely political nature. Therefore, the question of merger or otherwise, of a political party outside the Legislature cannot be examined by the Hon’ble High Court for the purpose of interpretation of Paragraph 4(2) of the Tenth Schedule, as the same is purely a political question and not a question that emanates from a constitutional duty or obligation overlapping a political question.” Contesting that the writ before the Rajasthan High Court is not maintainable, the petitioners have prayed that since similar matters are before the Apex Court, the aforementioned writ must also be transferred to the Apex Court in order to avoid any conflicting decision.The Petition has been drawn by Advocates Amit Pai, Aditya Bhat, Rajesh Inamdar and Javedur Rahman Next Storylast_img read more

Man arrested for 6 cold case rapes through same type of testing that caught ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect

first_imgFayetteville Police Department(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A North Carolina man has been arrested for a string of rapes committed a decade ago, police said, after he was tracked down through the same technology used to catch the suspected “Golden State Killer.”Darold Wayne Bowden, 43, was charged in connection with six cold case rapes perpetrated from March 2006 to January 2008 along the Ramsey Street corridor area of Fayetteville, according to a Wednesday statement from the Fayetteville Police Department.Charges against Bowden include: first-degree forcible rape; first-degree forcible sex offense; first-degree statutory rape; indecent liberties with a child; and first-degree kidnapping.Bowden, of Linden, North Carolina, was arrested at his home Wednesday and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center where he remains on $18.8 million bond, police said Wednesday.He has not entered a plea. His first court appearance is set for Thursday, said Sgt. Shawn Strepay of the Fayetteville Police.Bowden was found through Parabon NanoLabs’ genetic genealogy testing — the same type of technology used to arrest the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April, police said — though Strepay declined to comment further on how Bowden was identified.Multiple arrests have been made throughout the country this year through this technology, in which investigators can cast a wide net, searching distant relatives of an unknown suspect by analyzing the DNA submitted voluntarily to a genetic genealogy database, according to CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist with Parabon NanoLabs.This allows police to create a much larger family tree than using law enforcement databases like CODIS, in which an exact match is needed in most states, Moore said.Genetic genealogy “is a major game-changer” for cold cases, Moore told ABC News earlier this year, “because in a genetic genealogy database we can reverse engineer the [suspect’s family] tree from their distant cousins who have tested.”“So it doesn’t matter that they haven’t had their DNA tested through another arrest or crime scene, we don’t need their DNA,” she said. “We need somebody from their family to have tested in order to resolve these cases.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

“Isolated” Union Secretary resigns

first_imgThe Secretary of the Oxford Union, Amelia Harvey, has resigned her post. She will be replaced by the first member of the Standing Committee, Spencer Cohen. Cherwell understands her departure has come amidst rumours of tense relationships between committee members and that Harvey had been the subject of bullying, according to sources close to the ex-secretary. In response, Athis told Cherwell: “The reasons which she gave to me are private and for her to disclose. Harvey, a graduate student at Kellogg college, had previously served as Access Officer in Hilary term. Harvey was elected as Secretary came as a member of the “Together” Slate, who took all four officerships in the Hilary Term Election, awarding victories to Brendan McGrath, Mahi Joshi, and Shining Zhao. “We take bullying extremely seriously at the Union and there is an official complaints process if someone wishes to take action against another member. “Given my personal circumstances and experience thus far, resigning was the best option for me.” Her resignation comes a few months after Harvey assumed the position in March for the duration of Trinity term. Harvey cited “personal reasons” as the cause for her decision, in a letter seen by only her and the President, Genevieve Athis. “Personally, I feel that myself and the Secretary had a good working relationship and I wish her the best of luck in the future.” Speaking to Cherwell, Amelia Harvey stated: “I have resigned due to a combination of personal reasons and external pressures. As the Secretary does not work with their campaign team and instead works with the team elected in the previous term, it can be very isolating and difficult to develop a positive working relationship with the other officers. The print version of this article claimed that Rai Saad Khan had won an election in Hilary Term as a member of the “Together” Slate. In fact, the individual who won this election was Mahi Joshi.last_img read more

Application Period For Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Announced

first_imgChannel 44 News: Application Period For Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program AnnouncedOCTOBER 18TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS KENTUCKYThe Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program.Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he is proud to have made that announcement as more than 3,200 acres of hemp were grown this year, the most ever under the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program.Industrial hemp is one of several alternative crops that have made its way into Kentucky’s agricultural economy in recent years.In 2017, Kentucky’s farmers planted 3,200 acres of hemp, up from 2,350 acres in 2016, 922 acres in 2015, and 33 acres in 2014, the first year of the program.Grower applications must be postmarked or received by 4:30 p.m., November 15th. Processor/Handler applications are preferred by November 15th with a final deadline of June 1st.Applications can be downloaded from the KDA website. To download applications, click here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more