Obispos episcopales se reúnen en Alaska atentos a la cultura…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Por David PaulsenPosted Sep 22, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Indigenous Ministries Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Environment & Climate Change, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Featured Events 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Obispos que asisten a la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en Fairbanks, Alaska, posan, el 22 de septiembre, detrás de una larga pancarta en la que prometen apoyo al Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico. La pancarta será desplegada desde un puente de Fairbanks el 23 de septiembre durante uno de los diversos eventos y viajes programados sobre los temas del cuidado de la creación y la justicia medioambiental. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] Los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal se reunieron en esta pequeña ciudad situada en el centro del páramo norte de Alaska para la reunión de seis días de la Cámara de Obispos y para sumergirse en ejemplos locales del cuidado de la creación y reconciliación racial.No hay mejor lugar que Alaska para debatir temas de justicia medioambiental y racial, dijo a Episcopal News Service el obispo de Alaska Mat Lattime el 21 de septiembre a mediados del primer día de la reunión.“Alaska es vuestro laboratorio”, dijo Lattime. “Este es el laboratorio para experimentar eso y ver eso”.Dos ancianos nativos, Will Mayo y Steve Ginnis, estaban junto al obispo primado Michael Curry en el momento de darle la bienvenida a los obispos al tiempo que iniciaban la primera mañana en el hotel y centro de convenciones Westmark Fairbanks. Mayo es un ex presidente de la Conferencia de Jefes de Tanana. Ginnis es director ejecutivo de la Asociación de Nativos de Fairbanks.La reunión incluirá debates sobre cómo la cambiante cultura de Alaska está teniendo un impacto en el medioambiente y en el modo de vida de los pueblos indígenas, y los obispos viajarán durante el fin de semana para visitar aldeas y congregaciones y para oír sus historias de primera mano.“Estar aquí en Alaska y escuchar al pueblo de Alaska y aprender de él… ayuda a que la palabra se haga carne para nosotros”, dijo Curry a ENS el 22 de septiembre luego de presentaciones sobre cultura y recursos naturales nativos alasqueños como el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico.“Para el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico y el pueblo gwinche proteger la tierra, que es sagrada para ellos, de la explotación y de la perforación petrolífera no es una mera idea abstracta”, continuó Curry. “Las leyes sagradas y las vidas espirituales de las personas están en juego. Y al encontrarnos aquí lo experimentamos”.Mientras los obispos absorben tanta experiencia de Alaska como pueden del 21 al 26 de septiembre, la propia magnitud del estado puede resultar abrumadora.Alaska, con dos veces y medio el tamaño de Texas, constituye una sexta parte de la masa geográfica de Estados Unidos. Al mismo tiempo, tiene menos de 1 millón de habitantes, la mitad de los cuales vive en una sola ciudad, Anchorage. La mayor parte del estado es, pues, una mezcla de páramo intocado y de diminutas aldeas nativas que han luchado para mantener sus tradiciones de vivir de la tierra.El río Tanana corre al pie de las colinas al oeste de Fairbanks, una ciudad de unos 32.000 habitantes en la región interior de Alaska. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Es un estado “tan vasto y despoblado que si a alguien se le ocurriera robarse a Italia, Alaska sería un lugar para esconderla”, dijo una vez el escritor John McPhee, quien describió Fairbanks como “la capital de facto del terreno que se llama el Interior… el eje desde el cual los viajeros se dispersan hacia el norte”.La abrumadora tarea de ministrar a los episcopales a través de una diócesis tan inmensa se hizo evidente el primer día en la Cámara de Obispos con la proyección de una película producida por la Iglesia Episcopal acerca del obispo William Gordon, que dirigió la Diócesis de Alaska de 1948 a 1974.Gordon aprendió a volar para poder pilotear su avioneta a través del estado a fin de visitar las congregaciones, lo cual le ganó el apodo de “obispo volador”. Los obispos vieron la película sobre Gordon en el Centro Cultural y de Visitantes Morris Thompson, donde el avión de Gordon cuelga del techo cerca de la entrada.Durante el largo tiempo que estuvo al frente de la Diócesis de Alaska, el obispo William Gordon volaba alrededor de la diócesis en esta avioneta, que ahora se exhibe en el Centro Cultural y de Visitantes Morris Thompson en Fairbanks. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Esta es la primera reunión de la Cámara de Obispos que se celebra en la Diócesis de Alaska, dijo Lattime, a la que asisten alrededor de 115 obispos, algunos de ellos acompañados de sus cónyuges. La ex obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, predecesora de Curry, participa en Fairbanks en su nuevo papel como obispa auxiliar de la Diócesis de San Diego.El 23 de septiembre, pequeños grupos de obispos y cónyuges se dividirán en grupos y se dirigirán al norte para visitar las aldeas de Allakaket, Beaver, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Huslia, Tanana, Venetie y Arctic Village. Esta última se encuentra en el límite sur del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico. Proteger el refugio federal de la perforación petrolífera ha sido una prioridad tanto de los conservacionistas como de los activistas pro derechos indígenas de Alaska. La Iglesia Episcopal se ha incorporado a ese activismo.Luego, el 24 de septiembre, los obispos se dividirán en tres grupos, esta vez para dirigirse a tres diferentes iglesias episcopales de la zona de Fairbanks a fin de asistir a los oficios del domingo. Los obispos volverán a reunirse como un solo grupo esa noche para un potlatch en la iglesia episcopal de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Episcopal Church] in Nenana.Un potlatch es evento y comida ceremonial de los nativos alasqueños en el que suele incluirse comida tradicional, tambores y danzas.“Es realmente la forma esencial de la hospitalidad”, dijo Lattime. “Todo el mundo es bienvenido. Todo el mundo se va lleno, y no sólo respecto a la comida”.Los obispos esperan integrar los temas de la protección de la creación de Dios y del respeto a la dignidad de todo ser humano en las sesiones del 25 de septiembre que identificarán “los modos de llevar consigo la experiencia de Alaska a las diócesis de donde provienen”.La reunión de la Cámara de Obispos concluye el 26 de septiembre con una sesión de trabajo, una eucaristía y una cena de clausura.Los huracanes en el Caribe y en el Costa del Golfo de EE.UU. han mermado ligeramente la participación, debido a que tres obispos de Texas y dos de la Florida permanecieron en sus devastadas diócesis luego del paso de los huracanes Harvey e Irma.Además, el obispo Rafael Morales, de Puerto Rico, canceló planes para asistir a la reunión después que el huracán María dejara sin energía eléctrica todo el territorio de la isla. El obispo Julio Holguín, de la República Dominicana, también se esperaba que pasara por alto la reunión.Durante la eucaristía del 21 de septiembre, Curry ofreció oraciones por las personas de esas diócesis, así como por las víctimas de un terremoto de importancia que sacudió a México esta semana.El obispo primado Michael Curry preside la eucaristía en Fairbanks, Alaska, el 21 de septiembre. Detrás de él se encuentra el obispo de Alaska Mark Lattime y, sentado al lado suyo, está el obispo Todd Ousley de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Los obispos también se tomaron un momento en el oficio para darle la bienvenida al Rvdmo. Todd Ousley como el nuevo obispo de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral de la Iglesia Episcopal. Ousley predicó el sermón del oficio, en el que llamó a los obispos “compañeros publicanos y pecadores” semejantes a los que Jesús invitó a su mesa.“En un acto de indómita y generosa hospitalidad, hemos sido invitados a partir el pan con Jesús y los unos con los otros”, dijo Ousley, predicando sobre el tema de la hospitalidad. “Un ministerio de hospitalidad episcopal es tanto una labor de justicia como de generosidad”.–David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Puede dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Obispos episcopales se reúnen en Alaska atentos a la cultura indígena y la justicia ambiental This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 House of Bishops Fall 2017, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA House of Bishops, Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

On This Day: Dolley Madison saves portrait from British

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDolley MadisonHostory ChannelWar of 1812 Previous articleWolf Lake without water and A/CNext article56 Affordable Houses coming to South Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter On This Day in History: August 23rd, 1814From The History ChannelOn this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops during the war of 1812.Dolley MadisonAccording to the White House Historical Society and Dolley’s personal letters, President James Madison left the White House on August 22 to meet with his generals on the battlefield, as British troops threatened to enter the capitol. Before leaving, he asked his wife Dolley if she had the “courage or firmness” to wait for his intended return the next day. He asked her to gather important state papers and be prepared to abandon the White House at any moment. The next day, Dolley and a few servants scanned the horizon with spyglasses waiting for eitherMadison or the British army to show up. As British troops gathered in the distance, Dolley decided to abandon the couple’s personal belongings and save the full-length portrait of former president and national icon George Washington from desecration by vengeful British soldiers, many of whom would have rejoiced in humiliating England’s former colonists.Dolley wrote to her sister on the night of August 23 that a friend who came to help her escape was exasperated at her insistence on saving the portrait. Since the painting was screwed to the wall she ordered the frame to be broken and the canvas pulled out and rolled up. Two unidentified “gentlemen from New York” hustled it away for safe-keeping. (Unbeknownst to Dolley, the portrait was actually a copy of Gilbert Stuart’s original). The task complete, Dolley wrote “and now, dear sister, I must leave this house, or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.” Dolley left the White House and found her husband at their predetermined meeting place in the middle of a thunderstorm.The next night, August 24, British troops enjoyed feasting on White House food using the president’s silverware and china before burning the building. Although they were able to return to Washington only three days later when British troops moved on, the Madisons were not again able to take up residence in the White House and lived out the rest of his term in the city’s Octagon House. It was not until 1817 that newly elected President James Monroe moved back into the reconstructed building.For more on this day in history, go here.last_img read more

New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens for the first time

first_imgMonday Apr 4, 2011 New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens for the first time New Zealand took the Adelaide Sevens title for the first time as they beat South Africa 28-20 in the final of the Australian leg of the IRB World Series Sevens. They lead the series by 13 points, with two events left to play. Tournaments in London and Edinburgh are up next, with England just a few points behind and coach Gordon Tietjens realises that any mistakes in the UK could cost them dearly. “Thirteen points is not many, we can slip up as early as the quarter finals and they are right on your heels again. We go into the last two tournaments and just like we did here, one game and one tournament at a time,” he said. “We may be favourites but we just go back, review the situation and certainly look to get a little bit better and attack those last two tournaments with the same hunger we did here.” Tomasi Cama was destroyer in chief for the New Zealand side, producing a stand out performance that overshadowed the qualities of South Africa’s danger man, Cecil Afrika. South Africa were up 20-14, having scored four tries to two, but Cama then came to the party with a few moments of brilliance to put the game out of reach and pick up New Zealand’s first ever win at the Adelaide tournament. The London Sevens kicks off on May 21st. This clip features highlights of not only the final, but some of the other games leading up to it. Time: 04:11 Note: Thanks to the IRB for the clip ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Lochten Sustainable Micro Neighbourhood / Urban Platform

first_imgArchDaily Landscape: Area:  6222 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Lochten Sustainable Micro Neighbourhood / Urban PlatformSave this projectSaveLochten Sustainable Micro Neighbourhood / Urban Platform CopyApartments•Belgium Alicia Reiber, Cédric Franck, Xavier Lostrie Apartments JNC international CopyAbout this officeUrban PlatformOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on June 09, 2020Cite: “Lochten Sustainable Micro Neighbourhood / Urban Platform” 09 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Urban Platform Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Martin Janssens, Laurence Lambert, Céline Sauvage, Stéphanie Perrini, Maria CantizanoClients:JCX ImmoEngineering:NEY & Partners, Ney & Partners, MatricielCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Georges De KinderRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The aim of our plan is to translate the values of the Lochten company in a sustainable, pragmatic and highly rational neighbourhood project that is competitive in terms of property development and whose image evokes the site’s industrial past. The plan attempts to generate social dynamism through the creation of high-quality communal spaces as well as through flexible and varied functions.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThe purpose of these two main ambitions, shored up by a comprehensive approach in terms of sustainability, is to turn the ‘Lochten neighbourhood’ into a powerful symbol, one that is illustrative of an exemplary social project.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Georges De KinderThe project emphasizes the creation of two large collective spaces bordered by communal functions and enlivened by green hollows used to manage rainwater collection. The various units are connected by an extensive network involving paths, gardens and the street at ground level and footbridges on the upper floors of buildings.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderThese routes, which are all potential meeting spaces, will ensure the possibility of increased social diversity. The residential buildings have been designed as simple, compact units that are easy to build.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Georges De KinderTheir design is based on a highly rational structural framework that defines ideally proportioned spaces in its minimal floor space. This makes it possible to design their energy system according to the requested level of investment (including a passive system) without any change to the basic principle.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderBreaks between the residential buildings reinforce the principle of the block’s transparency and the internal perspectives for pedestrians. The use of black metal cladding evokes industrial architecture and alludes to the site’s existing image today.Save this picture!© Georges De KinderProject gallerySee allShow lessGiant House in Oiso / Fumiko Takahama ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHideout Horizon Bamboo House / Studio WNASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brussels, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Lead Architects: Photographs 2019 Save this picture!© Georges De Kinder+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Lochten Sustainable Micro Neighbourhood / Urban Platform Photographs:  Georges De Kinder Belgium Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941184/lochten-sustainable-micro-neighbourhood-urban-platform Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941184/lochten-sustainable-micro-neighbourhood-urban-platform Clipboardlast_img read more

Jailed blogger again forbidden visit by lawyer

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa January 22, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News February 1, 2021 Find out more January 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed blogger again forbidden visit by lawyer Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation ——————————————22.12.2009 – Court rejects retrial for jailed blogger Kareem AmerReporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the Cairo court of cassation today to reject a request by the lawyers of jailed blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, better known by the pen-name of Kareem Amer, for his case to be retried. The judges said they would give the reasons for their ruling on 26 December.“This decision shows the Egyptian judicial system’s lack of independence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities decided to make an example of Kareem Amer in order to intimidate Egyptians who use the Internet to express their views freely and criticise the government. We hope the court will at least give a detailed explanation to justify this arbitrary decision.”Although all of Kareem Amer’s possibilities of appeal have been exhausted, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has petitioned a Cairo administrative court for his release under an Egyptian law that allows the authorities to free prisoners for a “good conduct” when they have completed three quarters of their sentence, as Kareem Amer has. But it seems that interior minister Habib Ibrahim Habib Al-Adli is opposed to this possibility.Arrested in November 2006 and mistreated in prison, Kareem Amer was given a four-year jail sentence on 22 February 2007 on charges of “insulting” the president and Islam. The sentence was confirmed on appeal on 12 March 2007.He was arrested over the comments he had posted online criticising discrimination against women in Egypt and authoritarian excess of the government and the highest religious authorities including the Sunni University of Al-Azhar. Read the previous release on this case.Read and sign the petition for Kareem Amer’s release Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 6, 2021 Find out more News to go further News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores the way the authorities continue to persecute Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, a jailed blogger better known by the pen-name of Kareem Amer. For the third time in a row, one of his lawyers has been denied the right to visit him in Borg Al Arab prison although he had the required permits from the Alexandria attorney-general’s office.The lawyer, Ahmed Omar, one of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information’s lawyer (ANHRI), was told on arrival at the prison on 10 January that the security services had imposed a permanent ban on visits for the blogger. The ANHRI filed a complaint with the Cairo prosecutor’s office in May 2009 after the first refusal, but no investigation was carried out.Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the conditions in which Kareem Amer is being held and his physical and psychological health. Imprisoned since November 2006, he has had no contact with the outside world for the past eight months. Reporters Without Borders intends to request permission to visit him as soon as possible.On 22 December, a court rejected a request for a retrial for Kareem Amer. Although all further possibilities of appeal have been exhausted, a petition for his release has been filed with an administrative court.See the most recent press release: http://www.rsf.org/Court-rejects-retrial-for-jailed.html RSF_en last_img read more

Singapore’s treatment of British journalist Alan Shadrake must be roundly condemned

first_img Help by sharing this information January 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Singapore’s treatment of British journalist Alan Shadrake must be roundly condemned October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review News News Organisation If human rights are to be at the heart of British foreign policy, Singapore’s treatment of British journalist Alan Shadrake must be roundly condemned News News Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage to go further Receive email alerts SingaporeAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Singapore October 2, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources SingaporeAsia – Pacific RSF_en Alan Shadrake is a UK citizen, writer and journalist who met an unexpected fate last year when arrested upon his arrival in Singapore for the signing of his most recent book, Once A Jolly Hangman. Mr Shadrake was convicted for contempt of court; the verdict is six weeks imprisonment and a fine of $20,000 to pay – simply because he wrote a book that the Singapore government did not like. Mr Shadrake’s book criticises the Singapore death penalty; a zero tolerance code of practice that has been called into question by international NGOs and human rights lawyers.This is the very system that Shadrake’s book calls into question, and the Singapore judiciary’s handling of Shadrake’s case is proving the author’s accusations correct. It is ludicrous that anyone should be given imprisonment for writing a book, especially one that also happens to be well researched and written.William Hague has repeatedly stated that human rights should be at the heart of UK foreign policy. A great part of the British is the innate value placed on freedom of press and expression. Along with this innate understanding, comes the responsibility to impress these values when human rights are violated. It is not just a responsibility left to the UK, but all Commonwealth member states.At the Heads of Government Meeting in November 2009, an Affirmation of Commonwealth Values and Principles was agreed upon. The Affirmation stated that the values and principles of Commonwealth members “solemnly reiterated” commitment to 12 core values; some of which are human rights, tolerance, respect, understanding, and freedom of expression. Singapore is a Commonwealth member and is very much part of such an endeavour to strengthen the values and principles that the Commonwealth represents.It is from diversity of membership that the Commonwealth can build in strength; however, as the “voluntary association of sovereign independent states” the Commonwealth has a collective duty to make sure that the common values and principles are upheld within the member states own governments, and also by fellow Commonwealth members. The Coalition Government aspires to lead by example; the powerful statement by Minister of State, Jeremy Browne, which spoke of his “dismay” over the Shadrake case and Singapore’s disregard to all international human rights laws of press freedom and freedom of expression, was a step in the right direction. The statement had some impact. After the statement was released, Mr Shadrake was suddenly reminded by the Singapore Attorney General that he could apply for leave of jurisdiction. Mr Shadrake, however, had to decline leave of jurisdiction due to the hefty $80,000 the AGC insisted that he pay, to guarantee his return, before being allowed to leave the country. Mr Shadrake must now remain in Singapore while he awaits his appeal.One would think that this was a man who committed a heinous crime, or was a serious threat to society. No, all this because the Singapore judiciary does not like what was written about their practice of the death penalty. The only threat would be to not vehemently oppose such human rights abuses, leaving open the door for such violations to happen continuously. The UK must remain constant in its opposition to such a flagrant disregard to the fundamental human right of press freedom; and in this case, a UK citizen is at the very heart of the concern. Singapore must also be reminded of its “solemn” responsibility to uphold the values, principles, image and credibility of the Commonwealth to which it belongs.January 08, 2011 at 05:59 Heather BlakeHeather Blake is the UK representative for Reporters Without Borders. April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Plea In SC Seeks Curb On Religious & Community Profiling Associated With COVID19

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Curb On Religious & Community Profiling Associated With COVID19 Sanya Talwar23 April 2020 12:48 AMShare This – xA Petition has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking intervention of the Top Court for directions to the Central Government for issuance of guidelines to prevent attacks and stigmatisation of certain communities basis religious, racial and caste profiling.The PIL has been filed by Aanchal Singh, Disha Wadekar & Mohammad Wasim and prays for immediate steps to formulate and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Petition has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking intervention of the Top Court for directions to the Central Government for issuance of guidelines to prevent attacks and stigmatisation of certain communities basis religious, racial and caste profiling.The PIL has been filed by Aanchal Singh, Disha Wadekar & Mohammad Wasim and prays for immediate steps to formulate and thereby stringently enforce an advisory to “Adress Social Stigma” associated with Covid19 so as to ensure that citizens are not denied access to food, water, healthcare and public places on account of the ongoing profiling.The plea puts forth the avernment that as viruses and bacteria do not discriminate but society does, it leaves an already vulnerable populace which has been ostracised and boycotted at a greater risk. “The existing social schisms in society are widened during crisis situations like that of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This renders the already vulnerable population of race, religious, caste and sexual minorities, etc to even greater threat of being socially boycotted and ostracised resulting in essential services including healthcare inaccessible to them” reads the petition.The petition further dives into specific instances of fake news and hate messages surrounding the Tabhlighi Jamaat citing them as “super-spreaders” and outlines the subsequent maligning of the Muslim community as a result. This, the petitioner contends has led to prevalent biases and prejudices which have been community specific and the conquential denial of healthcare facilities to people from the muslim community. Instances of associating people of the North Eastern parts of india with Coronavirus have also been highlighted by the petitioner.The petitioner(s) states,”Such racial and community profiling has led to hate and mental abuse with slurs like “mulla”, “tablighia”, “terrorists” etc for the persons of Muslim community whereas “corona”, “virus” for the persons of North-eastern states….. A variety of fake news and rumours related to coronavirus have been spread against Muslims of India under hashtags such as #CORONAJIHAD and #NizamuddinIdiot and hate-filled slurs such as ‘COVD terrorists’ and ‘COVID bioweapons’.”In this backdrop, the petitioner(s) has contended that this profiling is an antithesis to Right to Life, Right to Livelihood and Right to Equality, emanating from the constitution India and requires immediate intervention.”The loss of life, livelihood and dignity for members of such communities due to social boycott vitiates the guarantees of right to life with dignity and right to livelihood under Articles 21 and 19 of the Constitution of India. This is a matter of grave concern and needs to be addressed forthwith. This kind of social boycott on the grounds ‘only’ of-religion, race, caste, sex, etc is discriminatory and hence erodes the protection granted under Article 14 of the Constitution of India.” the petiton reads.Additionally, the petitioner(s) has prayed for replacing the words “social distancing” with “physical distancing” or “disease distancing” as the callous use of phrases during the fight against covid19 may have serious consequences of leaving behind a legacy of “untouchability, social boycott and ostracism”The petition goes on to aver that during this pandemic, it is extremely essential that humanity supersede all religious beliefs and that the Government must take steps to curb the spread of COVID19 for all its citizens and not ignore elements perpetuating hate.”The State cannot ignore the existence of such fringe elements and therefore should consider the matter of the spreading of such fake news and hate, leading to denial of healthcare and other essential services having severe consequences for a particular community” the petitioner(S) states.Aanchal Singh, Disha Wadekar & Mohammad Wasim are lawyers as well as Petitioners-in-person.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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School district pulls assignment asking students whether suspected Parkland shooter should die

first_imgABC News(CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) — Broward County Schools has pulled an assignment asking 9th graders whether they think suspected Parkland gunman Nicholas Cruz should die.The worksheet, titled “Does Nikolas Cruz deserve to die,” was given to ninth-grade students at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs Friday and was provided by an academic subscription service by the Scholastic Corporation — an Oct. 8 article on capital punishment from The New York Times’ Upfront Magazine included with it, ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV reported.The assignment, formatted as a quiz with multiple choice answers, included questions such as “What does the Eighth amendment prohibit” and “Why did states start using lethal injection in the 1980s?”Cameron Kasky, a junior at the time of the shooting and one of the founders of the March For Our Lives movement, wrote on Twitter that Broward County Schools should be “ashamed.”“I cannot express how pathetic I find this,” he wrote.This worksheet was given to students in @BrowardSchools. I cannot begin to express how pathetic I find this. Our schoolboard should add this to the list of 1000+ reasons to be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/tEl3BzTLg0— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) December 7, 2018Kasky was quoted in one of the questions on the assignment, which read, “In the article, Cameron Kasky says, ‘Let him rot forever.’ His tone can best be described as ___.” The multiple choice answers provided were, “angry,” “fearful,” “gloomy” and “truthful.”Coral Glades High School is less than 5 miles, a mere 10-minute drive, from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed on Valentine’s Day when Cruz allegedly opened fire into multiple classrooms.Broward County Schools apologized for the “assignment with insensitive content” in a statement on its website, saying it was pulled and that school administration was unaware of the content.“The material was from a subscription-based publication, used as a curriculum resource,” the statement read. “The school’s leadership has pulled the assignment, is instituting an approved review process of all such materials and regrets that this incident occurred. Broward County Public Schools is working with the publishers to make them aware of our concerns.”ABC News could not immediately reach a spokesperson for the Scholastic Corporation for comment.Cruz is currently awaiting trial and faces the death penalty, if convicted.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

… in brief

first_imgThis week’s news in briefWork-life balance UK employers are ignoring staff demands for family-friendly policies,according to research. The report by Youatwork claims that nine out of 10employers believe that family-friendly policies will become more important inthe next five years, but only one in 10 provide staff with assistance toimprove their work-life balance.  www.youatwork.comIT skills framework E-Skills UK, the body responsible for addressing the UK’s IT skills, haspublished a new skills framework. Organisations or individuals wishing toevaluate the framework can view it and complete an online survey at the addressbelow.  www.e-skills.com/it4allCutting out injuries The TUC has teamed up with the Association of British Insurers to call formeasures to stem the £38m-a-day cost of workplace injuries. The twoorganisations have launched a joint campaign for improved rehabilitationservices for people injured at work.  www.abi.org.ukLegislation warning This year’s raft of new employment legislation could destabilise labourrelations and disproportionately bolster the role of trade unions, the CBI haswarned. The employer body is worried that up-coming legislation could giveunions too much power.  www.cbi.org.ukAd award winners In last week’s issue, Personnel Today ran a photograph and picture captionfrom the Recruitment Advertising Awards showing the winner of the ‘Mostinnovative CD Rom’ category. The caption should have clearly stated that thewinners were: Gail Boulter from Hertfordshire Constabulary and ChristianSpittle from Bernard Hodes. Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 4 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Ofcom relaxes rules on workplace boozing in ads

first_imgThemedia regulator Ofcom has relaxed restrictions that had been placed onadvertisements showing people drinking alcohol in the workplace.Themove forms part of the concessions that Ofcom has handed to alcohol advertisersto soften the blow of a wide-ranging clampdown on making alcohol appealing toteenagers and glamorising ‘yob culture’.Amongthe new rules are a ban on showing scenes such as that featured in the Bacardiadverts, where, as Ofcom puts it, “spirits are sloshed liberally around acrowded party room”. TimSuter, Ofcom’s partner for content and standards, said: “The evidence fromresearch, as well as a broad consensus of public and industry opinion,indicates that there is a strong case for specific changes to the existingrules on these particular products.” Ofcom relaxes rules on workplace boozing in adsOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more