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78th General Convention digest for July 3

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service By ENS staffPosted Jul 3, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Submit a Press Release 78th General Convention digest for July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurerTwo days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after the House of Deputies elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover to the post, the House of Deputies elected Kurt Barnes to serve as convention treasurer.Here is how it came about.On June 30, the House of Deputies narrowly elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover, the only other nominee running against Barnes. Glover received 414 votes and Barnes received 400. On July 1, Barnes received 102 votes and Glover received 48 in the House of Bishops.It became assumed that because of the split vote Barnes, who is also treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, would retain his post. However, early in the deputies’ morning session on July 3, Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock informed the house that it had to vote again.He explained that while most elections at General Convention take place in one house and are confirmed by the other, the treasurer election is unique in that it needs the concurrent action of both houses, according to Canon I.1.7(a).Krislock told the house that Glover had withdrawn his name from contention. The deputies then voted for Barnes, 608-81.Every regular meeting of the General Convention elects a treasurer who may also be treasurer of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society.Barnes became treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in 2004 and assumed the role of treasurer of the General Convention at the same time.Barnes’ career has spanned finance and investment in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Barnes has worked as a Rand Corp. economist, a Time Inc. corporate planner, an editor of Fortune Magazine, an Inco Limited finance officer, and with Morgan Stanley Asset Management. He has assisted Amnesty International in restructuring its financial management and investment committee.Presiding Bishop-elect Curry asks for two vice presidentsBishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real and Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas were both elected vice presidents of the House of Bishops during the July 3 afternoon session of the House of Bishops. Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry had requested a suspension of the rules to allow the elections of two instead of the usual one vice president. The house agreed to support the intention of the presiding bishop-elect and the two were elected. Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles was elected secretary of the house and she nominated Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin of New York as assistant secretary.A courtesy resolution for the Presiding BishopPresiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was greeted with a standing ovation, sustained applause, cheers, whistlesafter a courtesy resolution thanking her for her ministry was introduced by the 78th General Convention Committee on Courtesy and Privilege.Committee created to evaluate General Seminary, Convention relationshipThe 78th General Convention approved Resolution D075 authorizing the presiding officers to appoint a committee of no more than five members to evaluate the relationship between the General Convention and The General Theological Seminary. According to the resolution, the committee is to include one of the trustees elected at convention and is charged to determine whether this relationship is mutually beneficial at this point in the life of the church. The committee is asked to report to their findings to the 79th General Convention with recommended action, including the possibility of ending this relationship.Houses affirm support for Central Americans fleeing violence The House of Deputies voted July 3 to concur with the House of Bishops of Resolution D033, “Supporting Refugee Rights in Central America,” which calls on The Episcopal Church to “acknowledge the continued violence against and displacement of citizens in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador), perpetrated by armed state and non-state actors.”The world began paying attention to the crisis of epidemic violence in Central America when in the summer of 2014 Honduran, Guatemalan and El Salvadoran children began arriving at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers.Over the last year, the level of violence in the Northern Triangle has continued to rise, its residents continue to flee to the United States, and some women and children are housed in prison-like settings in detention centers.The resolution further calls upon “the church and regional governments to affirm and support the work of civil society and international organizations as they address the needs of the displaced in their countries of origin; support the efforts of civil society groups and regional bodies, especially the work of our sister Anglican province La Iglesia de la Region Central de America (IARCA), the Diocese of Honduras, and human rights organizations, which seek to address the root causes of violence and engage in advocacy and dialogue with their governments to serve the needs of and create safe spaces for internally displaced persons and refugees.”It also calls on The Episcopal Church, in solidarity with IARCA, to push for government accountability in Central America; for the church to advocate for the U.S. government to play a positive role, to strengthen legal institutions financially; and to encourage the Central American and Mexican governments to uphold the legal rights of victims. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events General Convention, General Convention 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

5 Awesome Tries from Round 13 of Super Rugby

first_imgWednesday May 25, 2016 5 Awesome Tries from Round 13 of Super Rugby Sky Sports NZ have put together their selection of the five best tries scored in the latest round of Super Rugby, and they’re all outstanding efforts. They include Derek Carpenter’s great try for the Sunwolves, as well as some long range efforts from the Lions, who are having a superb season. PLUS: Get Complete Rugby Nutrition FREEOur most popular workouts are back for this week only. Get your position-specific workout now by clicking belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New Director of Charity Services at Charity Commission

first_imgNew Director of Charity Services at Charity Commission Howard Lake | 2 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission welcomes a new Director of Charity Services, who will take up the post on Monday 3 September, as it strives to further improve the services it provides to charities.David Locke, who will be the Commission’s fourth Executive Director, will lead the Charity Services team as it provides consistent and co-ordinated services to the 190,000 charities registered in England and Wales. The Charity Services Division was established two years ago and is already a key part of the Commission’s work; enabling us to help charities to effectively carry out their vital work in the community. Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplecenter_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Milwaukee schools say YES to sanctuary

first_imgAfter weeks of organizing on behalf of undocumented students and workers, a sanctuary district resolution for Milwaukee Public Schools was successfully won on March 30 by members of the Milwaukee-based organization Youth Empowered in the Struggle, or YES, along with key allies such as the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association.The Milwaukee School Board passed the sanctuary resolution unanimously during a meeting where the building was packed with students, parents, teachers, staff and community allies. YES is now working to get similar resolutions passed in Sheboygan and Racine, Wis., where it also has chapters.Over its history, YES has been a leading force in mobilizing tens of thousands from the Latinx community and their allies to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and deportations, demand student and worker rights, and build a rainbow of people’s struggles. YES and its sister organization, Voces de la Frontera, are now mobilizing for a May Day rally and march in Milwaukee. See and thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Editor of Al-Mesri Al Yaoum attacked

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation April 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of Al-Mesri Al Yaoum attackedcenter_img News Policemen attacked Mahmoud Thabet, the editor of the newspaper Al-Mesri Al Yaoum, while he was filming a water pipe that had exploded. After preventing him from filming, they hit him and confiscated his phone and camera. They then took him to a police station and accused him of causing a clash with the security forces. last_img read more

Xenex Announces DEACTIVATE Handheld Disinfection Device; Proven to Destroy SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in 30…

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 TAGS  Xenex Announces DEACTIVATE Handheld Disinfection Device; Proven to Destroy SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces in 30 Seconds Pinterest SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Xenex Disinfection Services Inc., a world leader in UV technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions, today announced the launch of Deactivate™, a high-powered, handheld LED device designed to quickly disinfect surfaces in confined spaces. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: The Deactivate handheld disinfection device is portable and adaptable for a variety of applications, allowing operators to quickly disinfect commonly touched areas between use. (Photo: Business Wire) Xenex is known for its LightStrike ™ Germ-Zapping Robots™, which have been deployed by hundreds of healthcare facilities worldwide for no-touch room disinfection. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LightStrike robots are now used in airports,schools, hotels, sports arenas, police stations and correctional facilities, convention centers, and more to quickly disinfect large rooms and areas. Recognizing the need for targeted disinfection in small spaces and compact areas, Xenex has launched Deactivate, which utilizes high-powered LEDs to create ultraviolet (UV) light proven to deactivate pathogens, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. Deactivate does not require warm-up or cool-down time, and does not leave behind any chemical residue. Post-disinfection, the area is immediately available for use. “Our mission is to stop the pain and suffering caused by infections by destroying the pathogens that cause them. There are many businesses that need targeted, rapid disinfection, especially compact areas like dental exam rooms, ambulances, office cubicles, and cockpits. We wanted to offer an effective technology for disinfecting small spaces that are hard to clean and that’s what Deactivate provides,” said Irene Hahn, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Xenex. Evidence-based. Testing performed at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute demonstrated that the Deactivate device achieves a 99% level of disinfection against SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds at 1 meter, 99% against vegetative bacteria (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – also known as MRSA, Escherichia coli – also known as E.coli) in 1 minute at 1 meter, and 99% against bacterial spores in 2 minutes at 1 meter. About Xenex Disinfection Services Xenex is a world leader in UV technology-based disinfection strategies and solutions. Frost & Sullivan named Xenex the 2020 Global Company of the Year for its patented technology and being at the vanguard of the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Xenex’s mission is to save lives and reduce suffering by destroying the deadly microorganisms that can cause infections. Xenex is backed by well-known investors that include EW Healthcare Partners, Piper Sandler, Malin Corporation, Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II, Tectonic Ventures and RK Ventures. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: Melinda Hart Xenex 210 240 4669 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITALS HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Xenex Disinfection Services Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 10:55 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 10:55 AM Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Previous articleSurging virus in French African outpost reveals inequalitiesNext articleCOVID-19 Job Losses Put Women’s Financial Security At Risk Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Gilmore in US to discuss the future of the undocumented

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Gilmore in US to discuss the future of the undocumented By News Highland – June 18, 2014 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs is in Washington today to highlight the plight of the 50-thousand undocumented Irish people living in the US. Well over a thousand of them are estimated to be from Donegal.Eamon Gilmore will attend a series of meetings over the next two days to push for reform of the American immigration system.It’s expected he’ll also discuss the establishment of a regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US. Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Previous articleFather of Derry man who blinded himself in prison wants full investigationNext articleArmstrong’s hamstring rules him out of Donegal tie News Highland Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

BREAKING: President Gives Assent To GNCTD Amendment Bill Enhancing Powers Of Delhi Lieutenant Governor

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING: President Gives Assent To GNCTD Amendment Bill Enhancing Powers Of Delhi Lieutenant Governor LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 March 2021 10:01 AMShare This – xThe President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday granted assent to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which enhances the powers of the Delhi Lieutenant Governor over the elected government of the GNCTD.The Parliament had passed the bill on March 24, amid a walkout by the opposition in the Rajya Sabha.The President was admitted to the AIIMS…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday granted assent to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which enhances the powers of the Delhi Lieutenant Governor over the elected government of the GNCTD.The Parliament had passed the bill on March 24, amid a walkout by the opposition in the Rajya Sabha.The President was admitted to the AIIMS Hospital Delhi, after he complained of chest pain, and is expected to undergo a bye-pass surgery on March 30. The Bill seeks to enhance the powers of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi by declaring him to be the “Government of Delhi”. It also provides that the opinion of the LG “shall be obtained” on all such matters as may be specified by the LG, before taking any executive action on decisions of the Council of Ministers of the Delhi Government.Read the Gazette Notification published with regard to the GNCTD Amendment Bill.#GNCTDBill @rashtrapatibhvn— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 28, 2021 Salient features of the Bill: The Bill seeks to amend the GNCT of Delhi Act, 1991, a legislation that provides framework for functioning of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and re-defines Delhi Government as the Lieutenant Governor (LG). It curbs the Delhi Assembly’s power to conduct its proceedings as per the rules of procedure made by it. It provides that the Rules made by the Delhi Legislative Assembly to regulate the procedure and conduct of business in the Assembly must be consistent with the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha. The Bill also prohibits the Legislative Assembly from making any rule to enable itself or its Committees to: (i) consider the matters of day-to-day administration of the NCT of Delhi and (ii) conduct any inquiry in relation to administrative decisions. Further, any provision in force having the above said effect will be void. Further, the Bill provides that the opinion of the LG must be obtained before taking any executive action on decisions of Delhi Government, on such matters as may be specified by the LG. Comparison with Supreme Court Constitution Bench judgment This last leg of the Bill, requiring the Government to mandatorily seek the Lieutenant Governor’s opinion on the matters so specified by him may be contrasted with the observations made by the Supreme Court in GNCT of Delhi v. Union of India & Anr. (commonly known as Delhi v. LG case). Delineating the boundaries of power between the Lieutenant-Governor and Delhi Government in the said judgment, the Supreme Court had held that the LG cannot interfere in each and every decision of the Delhi Government, and that the LG is bound by the aid and advise of the Council of Ministers of the Delhi Government, except in matters of land, police and public order. The Constitution Bench comprising of then CJI Dipak Misra, Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan had ruled that “LG is an administrative head in the limited sense, and is not a Governor. He is bound by the aid and advise of NCT Government in areas other than those exempted”, The Top Court had observed that the elected representatives and the Council of Ministers of Delhi, being accountable to the voters of Delhi, must have the appropriate powers so as to perform their functions effectively and efficiently. It was held that the Parliamentary form of government is based on principle of “collective responsibility” of the cabinet. “If a well deliberated legitimate decision of the Council of Ministers is not given effect to due to an attitude to differ on the part of the Lieutenant Governor, then the concept of collective responsibility would stand negated,” the Supreme Court had held. The Constitution bench added that the real purpose behind the Constitution (Sixty­-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991, which inserted Section 239AA (Special provisions with respect to Delhi) and paved way for setting up an elected Government in the Union Territory was “to establish a democratic setup and representative form of government wherein the majority has a right to embody their opinion in laws and policies pertaining to the NCT of Delhi subject to the limitations imposed by the Constitution.” It was held that to realize this real purpose, it is necessary to give a purposive interpretation to Article 239AA so that the principles of democracy and federalism which are part of the basic structure of the Constitution are reinforced in NCT of Delhi in their truest sense. “The exercise of establishing a democratic and representative form of government for NCT of Delhi by insertion of Articles 239AA and 239AB would turn futile if the Government of Delhi that enjoys the confidence of the people of Delhi is not able to usher in policies and laws over which the Delhi Legislative Assembly has power to legislate for the NCT of Delhi,” the order stated. Parliamentary Debate In this backdrop, many members opposed the Bill. Leader of Opposition in the House, M. Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Government is trying to seize the powers of elected representatives in Delhi in order to run a “proxy Government” by handing over all the powers to a nominated LG. He said that such centralization of power is against the Constitutional principles and the Bill must be referred to a Select committee for scrutiny. MP from a constituency of Delhi, Sanjay Singh strongly opposed the Bill as being unconstitutional. He referred to Article 239AA(6) of the Constitution which states that “the Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Legislative Assembly”. He said that this being the position of the Constitution, there is no scope for the Government to make the Council of Ministers responsible to the LG by seeking his opinion for implementation of its orders. Remarks by Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is also a member of the Parliament, vehemently opposed the Bill. “This is the most pernicious, most unconstitutional Bill which this House has ever received,” he said at the outset. He emphasized that Delhi was especially inserted Constitutionally by Article 239AA which provided that it should be a full state and all provisions that apply to a State shall apply to Delhi. This is barring the power to legislate upon matters of public order, police and land. He told the House that he appeared before the Supreme Court in Delhi v. LG case and will cite certain excerpts from the Constitution Bench judgment that will demonstrate that the Bill in question tries to nullify the effect of that judgment. He quoted: “A conjoint reading of Article 239AA (3) (a) and Article 239AA(4) reveals that the executive power of the Government of NCT of Delhi is co­extensive with the legislative power of the Delhi Legislative Assembly which is envisaged in Article 239AA(3) and which extends over all but three subjects in the State List and all subjects in the Concurrent List and, thus, Article 239AA(4) confers executive power on the Council of Ministers over all those subjects for which the Delhi Legislative Assembly has legislative power” (emphasis supplied). He further quoted, “Article 239AA(4) confers executive powers on the Government of NCT of Delhi whereas the executive power of the Union stems from Article 73 and is co­extensive with the Parliament’s legislative power. Further, the ideas of pragmatic federalism and collaborative federalism will fall to the ground if we are to say that the Union has overriding executive powers even in respect of matters for which the Delhi Legislative Assembly has legislative powers. Thus, it can be very well said that the executive power of the Union in respect of NCT of Delhi is confined to the three matters in the State List for which the legislative power of the Delhi Legislative Assembly has been excluded under Article 239 AA (3) (a)” (emphasis supplied). Singhvi further read the Supreme Court judgment: “The Lieutenant Governor has not been entrusted with any independent decision­making power. He has to either act on the ‘aid and advice’ of Council of Ministers or he is bound to implement the decision taken by the President on a reference being made by him.” He remarked that the Bill is not only against Article 239AA of the Constitution but is also opposed to the Supreme Court judgment and the principles of Federalism. He added that Cause 4 of the Bill precludes the Delhi Legislative Assembly from considering matters of day-to-day administration of the Capital or from conducting inquiries in relation to administrative decisions. This he said, is against Entry 39 in List II under Schedule VII of the Constitution which provides that powers of Legislative Assembly are within the domain of the State Government. With respect to the provision requiring LG’s opinion before implementation of Government’s decisions, Singhvi said that it is against sub-clause 6 under Article 239AA of the Constitution which states that the Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Legislative Assembly. “But this Bill says that everyone will be responsible to LG. This is direct contradiction,” Singhvi remarked. Government’s reply Union Minister G Kishan Reddy claimed that the Bill does not propose to bring any Constitutional amendment. He insisted that the Bill only seeks to clear certain ambiguities in the law. Reddy claimed that that the Bill neither takes away any right from the Delhi Government nor it confers any new rights on the LG. He said that the proposed amendments are to clarify the points raised after directions from the Supreme Court. “The Honorable Court said it is incumbent on Delhi Government to inform the Lieutenant Governor of its decisions. Some clarification is needed as it is affecting the citizens. It is necessary to remove the administrative uncertainties…It will improve administrative functioning,” he said. BJP MP Bhupender Yadav insisted that Delhi is not a full-fledged State. He said that the territory is essentially a Union Territory whose head, as declared under the Constitution, is the LG. He stated that the proposed amendments to the 1991 Act are in line with General Clauses Act, 1897, which states that the head of the Central Government is the President and that of the State Government is the Governor. He said that since Delhi is a union territory, its head shall be the LG by the same analogy. So far as proposed restrictions on the powers of the Delhi Legislative Assembly are concerned, he said that the same are only being standardized by bringing them in line with the Lok Sabha rules as part of “good governance”. He clarified that the Delhi Assembly Committee may look into Bills, Budgets, etc. However, it cannot look into day-to-day administration of the Government. “If Committee starts looking into criminal cases, what happens with powers of executive police,” he asked. He stated that the Supreme Court in its judgment said that the LG needs to be informed of all the decisions that are made by the Council of Ministers. He insisted that the Bill is simply intended to give effect to that observation.Click here to read the Gazette notification of the GNCTD Bill Click Here To Download BillSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Don’t Deny Remdesivir To Covid Patients Admitted In Non- Covid Hospitals : Bombay High Court

first_imgTop StoriesDon’t Deny Remdesivir To Covid Patients Admitted In Non- Covid Hospitals : Bombay High Court Sharmeen Hakim17 April 2021 7:39 AMShare This – xEarlier this week, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court passed pertinent directions to deal with the city’s crumbling health infrastructure owing to the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, specifically on the non-availability of anti-viral drugs Tocilizumab and Remdesivir, oxygen supply, and beds. The division bench of Justices ZA Haq and Amit Borkar passed the orders in a…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?LoginEarlier this week, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court passed pertinent directions to deal with the city’s crumbling health infrastructure owing to the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, specifically on the non-availability of anti-viral drugs Tocilizumab and Remdesivir, oxygen supply, and beds. The division bench of Justices ZA Haq and Amit Borkar passed the orders in a suo-motu PIL, which it had taken up in 2020, soon after the coronavirus outbreak. The court has directed the Collector to have a centralized portal for information on the drug’s availability and its procurement. Based on the court’s suggestion, the State has decided to set up an oxygen plant in the city. Remdesivir and Tocilizubam Amicus Curie advocate SP Bhandarkar and advocates for the intervenors pointed out how crucial anti-viral injections have simply vanished from the market, moreover, multiple vials were being procured in the same patient’s name and then black marketed. State’s counsel Senior Advocate MG Bhangade said that as far as Remdesivir is concerned, there will be a centralized portal with the patient’s information and doses given. He further stated that doses will be provided at dedicated covid hospital OPDs if beds are not available. Going a step further, the court ordered that no patient should be denied the crucial drug even if he is being treated in a non- covid hospital owing to the non-availability of beds. A doctor’s prescription should be enough. The Collector of the District shall ensure that the doses of Remdesivir Injections are made available to such patients also. Such patients shall not be denied the Remdesivir Injections only on the ground that he/she has undergone treatment in a Non-Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital. As for the Tocilizumab injection, the State informed the Court that its sale is regulated by the Central Government. It is imported by Cipla Pharmaceuticals, which has one depot in Nagpur from where it is supplied to pharmacists, it said. The Bench has directed the agents of Cipla Pharmaceuticals at Nagpur and the pharmacists who are supplied with Tocilizumab Injections and have sold it, to furnish the details to the Joint Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Nagpur immediately. The details of the availability of Tocilizumab Injections with the pharmacists shall be made available on the centralized portal which is being started by the Collector, Nagpur. Oxygen Supply The State represented by Senior Advocate MG Bhangade informed the bench on April 13, that it will set up an oxygen plant/factory in Nagpur. The submission was made a day after the Bench directed the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray to consider setting up an oxygen plant in Nagpur. An oxygen producer quoted Rs. 10 crores for setting up a plant with the capacity to produce 900 oxygen cylinders a day. In our view, it would not be difficult for the State Government to take immediate action in this regard. We also request the Hon’ble Guardian Minister of Nagpur to look into this matter and coordinate with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, the bench had observed. Availability of beds, consider using sports stadiums, railway hospitals The Bench has directed Nagpur’s Collector to submit a report to see if beds can be made available for the needy patients at Mankapur Stadium, and Nagpur Nagrik Sahakari Rugnalaya. We make it clear that the officer who is requested by the Collector, Nagpur for this purpose shall cooperate with the Collector, and the records/documents required by the Collector, Nagpur shall be made available to him immediately. On a suggestion from amicus curie, regarding the under-utilization of two functional railway hospitals, complete with ventilators and oxygen supply, the bench directed ASGI U.M. Aurangabadkar to ask the railways to co-operate and coordinate with the Collector to make their hospital facilities available for needy patients. Directions to the media – Highlighting unfortunate incidents creates panic We further request the media and press that the unfortunate incidents should not be highlighted too much because highlighting unfortunate incidents create unnecessary panic in the citizens which results in further untoward incidents. SUO-MOTU PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION NO. 04 OF 2020 (COURT ON ITS OWN MOTION…VS…UNION OF INDIA & OTH.) 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Gardai in Donegal working closely with police in tackling offences

first_img By News Highland – September 9, 2020 Gardai in Donegal working closely with police in tackling offences Homepage BannerNews Previous articleReview’s raises concerns over price practices used by some insurance companiesNext articleNew MEP endeavours to work hard for North West News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest A cross border operation between Gardai in Donegal and Police in Strabane is continuing in relation to drug and traffic offences.Police in the Derry City and Strabane District have said the Strabane South Neighbourhood team have taken actions on a number of issues in the community of late.Strabane South Neighbourhood Team have said action has been taken to tackle drugs in the community including an arrest for driving while unfit through drugs, as well as several arrests for possession of Class A and Class B and a house search.On the road safety front PSNI seized two vehicles for various road traffic offences and a male has been reported for no insurance and driving whilst unaccompanied.The police say they have been linking in with colleagues in An Garda Siochana around cross border crime and patrolling local anti-social behavior hot spot areas.Police are also continuing their Operation Close Pass and have had cause to speak to a number of drivers who haven’t observed a safe overtaking distance when passing cyclists.Police have urged road users to respect everyone’s journey whether on foot, bike or car. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Chamber introduces new leader

first_img You Might Like Sanders steps up as city planner After nearly 20 years, Calvin Lott is retiring as city planner for Troy. Melissa Sanders, Planning and Zoning Administrator for… read more Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:24 pm Thursday, March 3, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder “This is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to being back working in the community,” she said.Sauer served as executive director/president of the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce for 15 years before being appointed as executive director of the Governor’s Task Force to Strengthen Alabama families in 2006.“The board of directors chose me and I chose Pike County,” Sauer said. “The reasons I chose Pike County are because of the strong business community in the county, its agricultural base and its dedicated leaders.”Sauer said that she has been to different counties across the state that have grown strong economic programs. So, she knows first hand that it takes strong and dedicated leadership to build and grow economic programs. Chamber introduces new leader “We have that here in Pike County,” she said.Monday was Sauer’s first day “on the job” and she said that she already feels like family. She described the character of the county as “relaxed sophistication.”“Everyone has been very hospitable and willing to talk,” she said but added that she visited Pike County many times prior to becoming Chamber president. “I’ve been all over the county and I know that we are ready to move forward in economic growth.”Sauer had high praise for the Chamber, which she said has defined goals, a strong board of directors and a very capable staff.Sauer closed again thanking the Chamber board of directors for the opportunity to lead Pike County Chamber forward and to the height of its potential.“The Chamber and all of Pike County are willing to move forward while cherishing the past, working hard in the present and planning for the future. All of those are the components of success.”center_img Next UpPike County is far from the “Peak” in Colorado that Sauer has scaled but she said there are no limits to the height Pike County can reach in all its endeavors.“Pike County is bold and it is progressive,” the new Chamber president told the gathering at the press conference. “I was born in California but raised in Wyoming and Colorado. And, I was thinking about how Zebulon Pike went west and discovered the Peak and now I’m reversing his trek and coming back east and south to Pike County.”Sauer expressed appreciation to the Chamber board of directors for selecting her as the Chamber president. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits New Pike County Chamber of Commerce Kathleen Sauer talked with Kim Edwards and Donna Schubert after the Thursday morning press conference to introduce her to the community.The new president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce was introduced to the Pike County community at a morning press conference at the Chamber office Thursday.Chamber Board President Adam Drinkwater said that, after an intensive search, Kathleen Sauer was selected to lead the Chamber into a very promising economic future.“Two years ago, the Chamber developed a strategic plan that would give Pike County a strong identity and a greater presence,” Drinkwater said. “To put that plan into place required a leader that could set Pike County apart. The search as been long but we are excited to have found that person in Kathy Sauer. The wait was worthwhile.” Print Article Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Latest Storieslast_img read more

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at Atlanta airport

first_imgObtained by ABC News(ATLANTA) — It’s been three days since a prize-winning show dog disappeared at one of the world’s busiest airports after being checked in for a flight. Gale, a pure-bred American Staffordshire Terrier whose owners live in Amsterdam, was being shown in the United States by her handlers and had one final event in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday before flying home.The handlers brought Gale and another dog to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where they checked in for their KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight and went through security. Not long after the handlers boarded the Amsterdam-bound plane Saturday afternoon, they were informed that Gale’s kennel was found empty when crews went to load her crate onto the aircraft. The handlers immediately called her owners. “Me and my wife completely panicked,” Gale’s owner, Floris Van Essen, told ABC News in a telephone interview from the Netherlands’ capital on Monday. “We were out of our minds. You can imagine it’s horrific to hear that a dog is gone and nobody knows where she is.” Van Essen said they’ve been in touch with the airport, the airline as well as the baggage handler, but being thousands of miles away and in different time zones “isn’t helping.” “There’s a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness because there’s nothing you can do,” he added.Authorities and airport officials, including wildlife biologists on staff, have been trying to track down the dog ever since. Gale was last spotted Monday morning around 3:30 a.m. local time. “The dog somehow got out of the crate and is now running around the airfield,” Andrew Gobeil, a spokesperson for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, told ABC News in an interview Monday. “We have about 4,600 acres of field out there, from the airfield and from the woods area. So we’re looking throughout the entire airport.” “We’re optimistic that we’ll find Gale,” Gobeil added. “We understand how important the dog is to the family structure when we want to make sure that we get Gale home safely.”KLM Royal Dutch Airlines did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Tuesday morning. Gale’s owners described the dog as “friendly” and “loving,” but said she is likely scared and skittish in an unknown area. “We’re really missing a family member,” Van Essen told ABC News. “We don’t have any children, the dogs are our children. Her brother lives here, her mother lives here, and we really want her back home safe.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson

first_img View post tag: Tour View post tag: USS Carl Vinson View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson Representatives from California and Florida Congressional delegates experienced air operations while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Oct. 22.The representatives toured the ship and interacted with crewmembers while visiting the ship’s bridge, ‘vultures row’ (the highest vantage point on the ship’s tower from which to view flight operations over the carrier’s flight deck), and having lunch with constituent Sailors from their respective districts.The embark allowed Representatives Darrel Issa and Juan Vargas of California and John Mica of Florida to experience, if only for a few hours, life at sea on a deployed aircraft carrier. The visit also gave the delegates the opportunity to meet Carl Vinson Sailors, who were afforded the opportunity to meet their Congressional representatives at a luncheon in the ward room.The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the AOR supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed and theater security cooperation efforts.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson View post tag: Naval Share this article Authorities View post tag: americas October 27, 2014 View post tag: Congressmenlast_img read more

Fool’s Paradise Adds Lettuce’s Adam Smirnoff to Sailing Adventure With The Shady Horns

first_img*UPDATE* This event is SOLD-OUT!The inaugural Fool’s Paradise is almost two weeks away! It’s going down at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL on April 1st and 2nd, with genre-bending music from Lettuce, GRiZ, Goldfish, Vulfpeck, The Nth Power, and Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (George Porter Jr. + Neal Casal + Ivan Neville + Eric Krasno + The Shady Horns) and a whole lot more!There’s lots to look forward to beyond just the music, as Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists. Included in the offerings is a very special sailing adventure with The Shady Horns, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, now complete with Lettuce guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff.Kick back, relax and soak up the sun for two hours of nautical adventure with these jokesters aboard the Schooner Freedom Charters. The sea-views of St. Augustine are unlike other Florida shores, as you will sail along the nation’s oldest and most historic city, adorned with 17th century landmarks, fortresses, and historic lighthouses. Bring a pair of binoculars to look for dolphins, turtles, and birds, or take the helm for an unforgettable sailing experience.The boat leaves the dock promptly at 12:15pm, so be there no later than noon on Saturday, April 2nd. You’ll either go out to sea or stay along the intracoastal, depending on the ocean’s conditions for the day. Beer and wine will be provided, though you can always bring more. Space is limited, so sign up now!Whether this is a vacation or a stay-cation, make the most out of your weekend in Florida. Don’t miss out on this epic opportunity! More information on Fool’s Paradise website.last_img read more

MSNBC’s Ari Melber Sends Chris Christie “Truckin’” With Grateful Dead Lyrics In TV Report [Watch]

first_imgAri Melber, host of MSNBC‘s The Beat news round-up show, sent governor Chris Christie packin’ last night to the the lyrics of the Grateful Dead‘s classic “Truckin’” last night. Democratic candidate Phil Murphy defeated New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in the state-wide gubernatorial election. Former US Attorney Christie’s tenure as governor has been marred by multiple scandals, and he has has seen his approval drop to among the lowest in the nation over the 8 years since he began his first term in 2010.Trump’s Crazy Campaign Made MSNBC’s Katy Tur Start Listening To Phish Again, According To Her New National Bestseller “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History”As Melber reported the results and moved into an overview of Christie’s rocky tenure in office, he couldn’t help but slip in several references to the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’”, noting that it had indeed been a “long strange trip” and even giving a shoutout to the late Jerry Garcia along the way. With the eyes of the world on America in this time of political turmoil, it’s nice to know that there is a voice on the cable news network willing to call it like he sees it.Below, watch the news segment in which Ari Melber says fare thee well to embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie after his Democratic replacement was officially elected last night (via MSNBC):You can read our interview Ari Melber’s fellow MSNBC Anchor/Jam Fan Katy Tur here.last_img read more

Fighting Irish Media student staffers promote Notre Dame athletics, build community

first_imgThe Fighting Irish Media (FIM) is a group of students and professional staffers that works to promote Notre Dame athletic programs and produce their media content. Notre Dame football is one of the most well-known college programs in the country. However, they have not gained and maintained this notoriety alone — a number of organizations on campus such as FIM have contributed to Notre Dame’s illustrious reputation.  “FIM does a bunch of athletic broadcasts and video editing,” freshman Matt Smith said. “We’ll do a bunch of different promos for every sport so they can always put stuff up on video boards and social media accounts. We’re trying to highlight athletics at Notre Dame.” Sophomore Maya Puterbaugh said FIM’s sports coverage is meant to energize the student section at every Notre Dame game. “Overall, our big things are doing coverage for sporting events,” Puterbaugh said. “We operate the cameras that go to the video board and live broadcasts. We also make the promotional videos that go up on the video board like all of the hype videos with the awesome music to get the student section riled up.”These are only a few of the many responsibilities that the FIM take on. For the football team, freshman Suneina Badoni said students are able to take up important production roles in areas such as “filming games, going to live events, making gifs for social media [and] making the hype videos for the video board.” Generally, the work that FIM does is geared towards getting people excited for Notre Dame sports, senior Mia Berry said in an email.“At FIM we’re consistently making sure that we’re creating a home-field advantage for every home game,” she said. “Home field advantage is just making sure that there’s a lot of energy in the stadium that ND players can feed off of and perform at a high level.” (Editor’s Note: Berry is a former Observer sports writer.)Freshman Eliza Smith said FIM strives to promote Notre Dame and the spirit of the Fighting Irish.“I definitely believe FIM works to better the brand of Notre Dame,” Smith said. “We don’t put players’ names on the backs of their jerseys because the brand is not the player … right now the brand is Notre Dame.”Supporting Notre Dame sports in this way contributes to school spirit in general, Matt Smith said.“We hope to promote athletics in general because it’s a great thing for school spirit and school pride,” he said.  “Something that Notre Dame is really good at is enhancing that.” The student workers at FIM get to explore the world of digital media in a very hands-on way, senior Natural Baptiste said in an email.“We have a lot of young adult and student workers who are in tuned with the times,” Baptiste said. “If someone has an idea, a lot of the time it gets green-lighted.” FIM is one of the few programs in the country that allows students to produce media, Berry said.“FIM has been complimented multiple times that our broadcasts look just as good if not better than other universities with professional staff,” she said. This open access provides students with a unique experience, Puterbaugh said. “ND is unique with how involved students can get,” she said. ”We have broadcasts where all the cameras are run by students, our replays are student-run, so much of the behind the scenes stuff they let us do. It’s real life experience and you don’t get that a lot of different places.”The FIM provides opportunities for these students to gain knowledge that not only impacts the Notre Dame community, but also their own lives. “Working with FIM made me realize that this was something I was doing with my free time, and I really enjoy it, and it made me realize that I wanted to go into the entertainment industry,” Puterbaugh said. “I actually ended up picking up FTT as a second major. It really helped me figure out that this is what I wanted to do as a career.” Though the student workers have experienced personal growth through FIM, Baptiste said they have also learned the value of hard work and community engagement.“It is a lot of work but at the end of the day, I know I was hired because I am capable of the job,” Baptiste said. “I can go back to my room after every game and know I did a good job.” Eliza Smith said she is dedicated to the work, a commonality all the student workers share.“I work really hard, I put in a bunch of hours, but that’s what everyone else does,” she said. “We all just have one goal which is the common goal, and the common goal is Notre Dame. I’m ok with not being recognized because if the players are meant to represent the brand of Notre Dame, why should I be any different? The point is that we made a good production and we did it together.” Though they’re dedicated to their work, the students find time for fun, Badoni said.“I don’t feel like work is an obligation,” she said. “It feels more like a privilege — I always have fun.”Eliza Smith said the friendships that have formed between the staffers make the challenges of work more manageable.“I really do believe that this is the most fun job I’m going to have in my life because you build relationships so easily,” she said. “Yeah, you’re under the wire and you have stressful moments, but then after it’s over and you just move on.”Tags: Fighting Irish Media, media content, Notre Dame Athletics, Notre Dame footballlast_img read more