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Lawsuit seeks to recognize vonRosenberg as bishop of South Carolina

first_img March 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm Ignoring your intemperate reference, let it be clear there are many of us in the Anglican Communion who care deeply that Bishop von Rosenberg will be successful in this endeavour. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Joseph F Foster says: Rector Washington, DC March 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm This is a matter of state jurisdiction. The Feds will throw this back to the state courts. Nice try, but a waste of money; however, the Dragon Lady doesn’t care. Featured Events Zachary Brooks says: 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 Ronald Caldwell says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 March 7, 2013 at 9:31 am Those here who want to talk about lack of Christian charity and name calling, let’s not forget that our Presiding Bishop did some of that recently. Comparing Bishop Lawrence to terrorist and the Sandy Hook shooter. Wow! Don’t know about you but I think our leadership could show a little more restraint and lot more civility. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Steven Long says: Chris Walchesky says: walter combs says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs March 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm I am really surprised at the name calling that is going on by those who have left the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Where is that mature, adult faith that Jesus talks about? Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 7, 2013 at 9:15 am Chris, you are right. Anyone familiar with South Carolina law knows this will probably not go well for TEC Unlike what usually happens in other states, SC is a different animal and we will probably lose out. I’m really ashamed that my church is ready to spend enormous amounts of money much better used for other purposes to attempt to seize properties that are destined to remain with those who have chosen to leave us. Seems really vendictive to me.PCUSA has shown much more Christian charity to departing congregations by being willing to negotiate settlements. Can’t we do the same? Vance Mann says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Nicholas Forde says: Ronald Caldwell says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL March 7, 2013 at 9:25 am Christians bringing lawsuits against each other is a scandal, but here we are anyway. It was the Lawrence diocese that started this with its Jan. 4 suit in state court claiming all legitimacy as the Episcopal diocese including the property. They compounded this with continually adding co-signers and by getting two restraining orders against the ongoing Episcopal diocese between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1. TEC had little choice but to react legally in the best way they knew how. We are now awaiting the response of the federal court judges in Charleston.The Lawrence side might take comfort in the fact that they filed first on the claim of legitimacy. Their suit to the legal rihts of the diocese is already pending in the state court. Too, they got a court order to prevent vonRosenberg and his diocese from using the names of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, something that vonRosenberg did in the suit he just filed in the federal court. It is possible the federal fudges will stand down in favor of the previous court actions in January.The vonRosenberg side might take comfort in the fact that their action is in federal court claiming jurisdiction of federal law and citing in the complaint federal laws and cases. On the whole, courts around the country have overwhelmingly ruled what vonRosenberg is claiming, that the Episcopal Church is an hierarchical institution with a right to manage its own structure. Not a single one of the four earlier breakaway dioceses finally prevailed in court. One was settled for TEC and the others are pending on appeal.Indeed, the only court case in the country that was finally settled on the side of a breakaway group against the Episcopal Church diocese was All Saints Waccamaw (Pawley’s Island). Ironically, the Lawrence diocese is counting on this to be their fire wall and save them in the end. Since that case was not heard in federal court, however, no one knows what will happen if the issue goes to federal court. But if I were a betting person, I should not bet against TEC. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm Anybody who was baptized in the Episcopal Churc h before 1982 did not take that particular vow because it was not a part of the baptism rite. Therefore it was not a part of the vows agreed to renew at a person’s confirmation. Take a look at the baptism in the 1928 PB and contrast it with the 1982. Rather different. Mike Lawlor says: Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service March 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm You are right Zachary. She never mentioned Lawrence by name or in any other way. I was present when she spoke. Her theme was decision making and respecting rules in the context of community. Her references to people who act outside the rules were generic but she did give examples. She never mentioned Lawrence. People who hate her will see whatever they wish in her remarks. This is a reflection of their own minds, not hers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Mar 6, 2013 March 7, 2013 at 1:26 am Not looking good for TEC at all. Oh well. The lawsuits had a good run. Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA walter combs says: South Carolina Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI March 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm I’m familiar enough with South Carolina law to know that the law of the United States, which rules overwhelmingly in favor of national Churches, applies in South Carolina. Just like the canons of the Episcopal Church apply in the Diocese of South Carolina, no matter what the bishop says. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Bishops, Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA March 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm another of the finest hour of the leadership of the Episcopal Church. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Zachary Brooks says: March 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm Read the whole sermon- she’s actually warning the true Diocese against certain attitudes which she sees as harmful in its decisions about its future course. She went on to say “What are those of you in this Diocese going to do in your interactions with those who’ve departed? Are they law-breakers who should be shot down or thrown in jail? Do we see them as vigilantes? Neither is going to produce more abundant life, my friends. When you meet them out there in the pasture, consider that some of the sheep may think they’re listening to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Some are also simply exhausted.” Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm Oh, please! We all knew to whom she was referring. She didn’t have to mention him ‘by name’. This is the kind of bunk that makes me question whether I should continue in TEC. I don’t hate the PB but even I knew and everyone else with common sense knew to whom she was referring. March 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm Bravo Mr. Combs! At least someone hear knows and can speak the truth. 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If you want to leave than by all means do so , but you cant take what is not yours with you . Previous ENS coverage about South Carolina is available here.[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Acting to protect the identity of the diocese he serves, the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg filed suit in U.S. District Court today against Bishop Mark Lawrence, asking the court to declare that only vonRosenberg, as the bishop recognized by The Episcopal Church, has the authority to act in the name of Diocese of South Carolina.Having renounced The Episcopal Church, Bishop Lawrence is no longer authorized to use the diocese’s name and seal. By doing so, he is engaging in false advertising, misleading and confusing worshippers and donors in violation of federal trademark law under the Lanham Act, the complaint says. It asks the court to stop Bishop Lawrence from continuing to falsely claim that he is associated with the Diocese of South Carolina, which is a recognized sub-unit of The Episcopal Church.The suit does not address property issues directly. But by asking the federal court to recognize Bishop vonRosenberg as the true bishop of the diocese, the suit would effectively resolve the issue of who controls diocesan property and assets, including the Diocesan House and Camp Saint Christopher on Seabrook Island. The ownership of individual parish properties is not addressed in the complaint.“The intention of this suit is straightforward. We are asking the court to determine who is authorized to serve as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina,” Bishop vonRosenberg said.The Episcopal Church is a “hierarchical” church, meaning that it is governed by a common authority, the General Convention, with regional bodies – dioceses – that are subordinate, and individual parishes and missions that are subordinate to their dioceses. The hierarchical nature of The Episcopal Church has been recognized in multiple U.S. Supreme Court cases as far back as 1872.Under the First Amendment, the designated authorities in a hierarchical church have the authority to determine how church controversies are resolved, not civil courts. The complaint cites two United States Supreme Court decisions: Serbian Eastern Orthodox Diocese v. Milivojevic (1979) and Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012).In October 2012, after a Disciplinary Board of The Episcopal Church found Bishop Lawrence had engaged in conduct “constituting abandonment of The Episcopal Church by an open renunciation of the Discipline of the Church,” the Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, restricted Bishop Lawrence from exercising his ministry until the House of Bishops could investigate the Disciplinary Board’s findings and act. In response, Bishop Lawrence announced that he and the diocese had disassociated from The Episcopal Church, withdrawing its accession to the church Constitution.On December 5, the Presiding Bishop accepted Bishop Lawrence’s renunciation of ministry in The Episcopal Church. Left without a bishop, local Episcopalians worked together to reorganize and carry on the diocese. On January 26, the Presiding Bishop convened delegates of the remaining TEC parishes and missions at a special convention. They elected Bishop vonRosenberg as their provisional bishop, acting under the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church. Now, only Bishop vonRosenberg has the right to act as the Bishop of the Diocese, the lawsuit says.Just before that convention, the breakaway group headed by Bishop Lawrence filed suit in South Carolina Circuit Court against The Episcopal Church, and were granted a temporary injunction banning the remaining Episcopalians from using the name of the diocese. That injunction remains in effect.The order by Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein forced local Episcopalians to temporarily adopt a working name for their diocese so they could conduct business without violating the injunction. At their special convention they chose the name “The Episcopal Church in South Carolina” to use until the issue can be resolved.In explaining the hierarchical nature of the church, the suit notes that a person ordained as bishop must promise to “guard the faith, unity and discipline of the Church” and to “share with [his or her] fellow bishops in the government of the whole church.”The Diocese of South Carolina throughout its history has acted as a subordinate unit of The Episcopal Church, sending representatives to General Convention as recently as 2012, participating in the Church Pension Fund, and conducting business following TEC procedures. And it has held itself out to the public as the official representative of The Episcopal Church in eastern South Carolina.Representing Bishop vonRosenberg in the federal civil action are:Matthew D. McGill of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington, DC.Palmer C. Hamilton and George A. LeMaistre, Jr. of Jones Walker, Mobile, AL.Thomas S. 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Retired Albany Bishop Daniel Herzog resigns from Episcopal ministry

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog, retired bishop of the Diocese of Albany, announced on March 15 that he is resigning from the House of Bishops and ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church over unspecified disagreements with the church.The Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog. Photo: Diocese of AlbanyIn a brief email to the northern New York diocese, Herzog said he informed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry last week that he will end his ministry in The Episcopal Church, including the seat in the House of Bishops that all active and retired bishops are entitled to, effective the week after Easter. Herzog said he is doing so “because of the direction of the church” but did not elaborate.“This is without any anger or animosity, only sadness on the parting of friends,” Herzog wrote. “2021 marks fifty years of ordination. I am very grateful to Christ Jesus for the high privilege of serving Him and the Diocese of Albany, whose clergy and people I cherish in my heart.”Herzog served as diocesan bishop from 1998 until his retirement in 2007, and during that time he expressed disagreement with some church decisions, including the 2003 consecration of the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, an openly gay man, as bishop of New Hampshire. After retiring as bishop, he renounced his ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church and joined the Roman Catholic Church. However, he sought to rejoin The Episcopal Church in 2010, and then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori restored his ordained ministry.Herzog’s successor in the Diocese of Albany, the Rt. Rev. William Love, also disagreed with the church’s stance on LGBTQ issues. Love resigned, effective Feb. 1, 2021, after a disciplinary panel found that he violated church law by banning same-sex marriages in his diocese.Reached by email, Herzog did not answer Episcopal News Service’s questions about why he resigned his ministry and whether he plans to rejoin the Roman Catholic Church. He reiterated that he is “relinquishing [his] role in the church and the Diocese of Albany,” including his position as priest-in-charge of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Ilion, New York.“I am continuing at St. Augustine’s through Lent, Holy Week and Easter,” Herzog told ENS. “Low Sunday will complete this commitment, and my public life within the diocese. The future is in the hands of God.”The next step in the process is the consideration of Herzog’s request for release and removal by Curry and his Council of Advice, said Nancy Davidge, public affairs officer for The Episcopal Church.Curry, in a statement provided by Davidge, confirmed that Herzog had requested release from ordained ministry.“I appreciate Bishop Herzog’s many years of faithful ministry and offer blessings upon him during this time of transition,” Curry said.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership

first_img “COPY” Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull PartnershipSave this projectSaveSky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 14Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership Year:  Houses United States Architects: The Miller Hull Partnership Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898937/sky-ranch-the-miller-hull-partnership Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Seattle, United States Area:  800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898937/sky-ranch-the-miller-hull-partnership Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeThe Miller Hull PartnershipOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSeattleUnited StatesPublished on September 18, 2018Cite: “Sky Ranch / The Miller Hull Partnership” 18 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Millions of square feet of warehouse roofs exist in cities, occupied primarily by pigeons and mechanical units. In Seattle, many warehouses are near waterways with beautiful territorial views. This small, urban residence exemplifies what is possible when looking at these forgotten landscapes as new opportunities.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSky Ranch is a small caretaker’s unit—only 20-feet wide by 40-feet long—overlooking an active marina on a working waterfront. Perched on top of a warehouse bigger than a football field, the unit is close to the building’s edge to provide oversight of the marina and waterway below, while taking advantage of sweeping views of the Olympic Mountain range beyond.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThis unique space provides an opportunity to re-imagine how people can reconnect to the water in zones where the scale of the ubiquitous industrial structures tends to sever that relationship. With similar industrial warehouses lining many urban waterfronts, there exists a chance to reconnect people with working waterways even in industrialized settings.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessMashrabiya Mosque / NUDES – Nuru KarimSelected ProjectsCulinary Atelier / W4 Arquitetura CriativaSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Photographs 2008last_img read more

Council Updates Salaries for Two Positions as part of Monday’s Consent Calendar

first_img Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Council Updates Salaries for Two Positions as part of Monday’s Consent Calendar Public Information Officer and Recreation and Community Services administrator salary control rates updated STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 | 3:13 pm 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As part of the consent calendar, the Pasadena City Council on Monday established new classifications for some employees and updated salaries for some employee classifications.“My philosophy is we need to recognize our employees for the work they are doing and compensate them with a rate that is consistent with the marketplace,” said City Manager Steve Mermell.As part of a recent review, Human Resources recommended establishing two new classifications to meet the changing operational needs of the Fleet Maintenance Division in the Public Works Department and the Planning and Community Development Department, as well as updating existing salaries for two employees in the City Manager’s office and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.The sweep motion established a $139,940 annual salary control rate for the Public Information Officer position. Monday’s sweep motion does not guarantee a raise for the current PIO.According to a compensation survey, the city is currently paying below the market average compared to similar positions with the same scope of authority and responsibility.“Increasing the control rate provides market-based compensation and improved retention for this critical role,” according to the staff report.The annual salary for a Parks, Recreation and Community Services Administrator was set at $151,690.Increasing the salary of this position, according to the report, creates internal alignment with the Parks Administrator, a position that has a similar scope of responsibility, supervision and required qualifications. This classification is part of the Pasadena Management Association (PMA).Two new employee classifications were also created, one of them calling for a senior equipment mechanic, (SEM), responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and testing of a variety of specialized light, medium and heavy-duty fire and emergency medical services vehicles, as well as other equipment in the city fleet. The position includes an $84,500 annual salary.“None of the current mechanic classifications in the city require experience and expertise related to fire apparatus. As a result, it has been difficult to recruit and retain qualified technicians to maintain the city’s emergency vehicle fleet,” according to a staff report contained in Monday’s City Council agenda.Maintenance and repair of the city’s fire vehicles are currently outsourced to vendors under contract lengthening the time it takes to complete repairs and return vehicles to service.The council also created a new classification for a Neighborhood and Business Services Administrator. The position carries an annual $170,000 salary and reports directly to the director of planning and community development, David Reyes. The administrator would manage the customer-facing functions of code compliance and permitting in the newly established Neighborhood and Business Services Division.“This position will oversee approximately 23 employees,” the report reads. “This senior-level manager will be responsible for managing the city’s built environment through the administration of a variety of federal, state and local neighborhood preservation and improvement programs, vacant lot and property abatement, housing and zoning code enforcement, and property-based complaint tracking and resolution.Other items on Monday’s consent calendar included a review of the city’s annual financial report and its quarterly investment report.center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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‘Allegations Prima Facie True’ : Delhi Court Dismisses Natasha Narwal’s Bail Plea In Riots Conspiracy Case

first_imgNews Updates’Allegations Prima Facie True’ : Delhi Court Dismisses Natasha Narwal’s Bail Plea In Riots Conspiracy Case Sparsh Upadhyay29 Jan 2021 12:31 AMShare This – xNoting that the provisions of UAPA have been rightly invoked in against Pinjra Tod activist, Natasha Narwal, the Karkardooma Court on Thursday (28th January) dismissed the Bail plea moved by Narwal in connection with the ‘Delhi Riots’ Case. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat also opined that there was sufficient incriminating material against Narwal. This is the first…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?LoginNoting that the provisions of UAPA have been rightly invoked in against Pinjra Tod activist, Natasha Narwal, the Karkardooma Court on Thursday (28th January) dismissed the Bail plea moved by Narwal in connection with the ‘Delhi Riots’ Case. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat also opined that there was sufficient incriminating material against Narwal. This is the first bail application of accused Natasha Narwal after the filing of the charge sheet. It may be noted that she was arrested in the instant case on 29th May 2020. The Court specifically observed that threadbare discussion of the charge sheet or detailed analysis of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is not required at the stage of bail and therefore, if the Charges under UAPA are attracted and prima facie case is made out against the Accused then the bail application deserves to be dismissed. Section 43D(5) of UAPA Here, it is important to note that as per Section 43D(5) of UAPA, if the court is of the opinion on the perusal of the charge sheet that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation against such person is prima facie true, then, the accused shall not be released on bail. The Section says that should be ‘reasonable grounds’ for ‘believing’ that the accusation against such person is ‘prima facie true’. Also, As decided by the Apex Court in the case of NIA v Zafoor Ahmad Shah Watali, “it is the duty of the Court to be satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation against the accused is prima facie true or otherwise”. In this backdrop, in the instant case, the totality of the material as contained in the contents of the charge sheet including the supplementary charge sheet and annexures were looked into by the Court (so as to determine if she was entitled to Bail). Arguments put forth by Narwal It was also strongly argued by the Counsel appearing for Narwal that on the reading of the charge sheet, no offence under Chapter IV/VI of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are made out. It was further argued that there was only a protest against the CAA and no conspiracy and that the protest was organic in nature and was also secular The question before the Court The Court underlined that all the citizens of the country under the Constitution of India have the right and freedom to protest including the right to oppose any legislation; however, it is not an absolute right but subject to reasonable restrictions. Further, the Court went ahead with the inquiry as to whether there was a conspiracy which led to riots under the guise of protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) or not, in terms of the contents of the charge sheet and the accompanying documents. Court’s Observations The Court, in its order noted that as per the investigation, there was a premeditated conspiracy of the disruptive chakka­jam and a pre-planned protest at different planned sites in Delhi resulting in riots killing scores of people, injuring hundreds and causing destruction to the property. The Court also took into account that the entire conspiracy began from December 2019 of intentionally blocking roads to cause inconvenience and causing disrupting of the supplies of services, essential to the life of community of India resulting in violence with various means and then leading to February incident Importantly, the Court observed that targeted blocking of roads at mixed population areas and creating panic and attack on police personnel with facade of women protesters in front and leading to riots would be covered definition of terrorist act (as defined under Section 15 of UAPA.) The Court further noted, “Acts, which threaten the unity and integrity of India, in as much as causing social disharmony and creating terror in any section of the people, by making them feel surrounded resulting in violence, is also a terrorist act. It is also relevant to mention here that even taking the arguments of the counsel for accused at face value that only one side of the road was blocked, it would still be a complete blockage preventing ingress and egress for the people who are surrounded and for whom panic and terror is created. The role of Narwal (as seen by Court for the purpose of her Bail Application) Importantly, the Court said that Narwal played an active role in the riots by road blocks and disruptive chakka­jam, provocative speeches, instigation of women for stock piling sticks, bottles, acid, stones, chilly­powder for the purpose of riots The Court also observed that she was part of a multi­layered conspiracy and in regular touch and reporting to the higher conspirator of Delhi Protest Support Group. The Court observed, “On 22nd February 2020, Natasha with other accused mobilized the women of Seelampur Protest site and occupied the Jafrabad Metro Station blocking the Main 66 Foota Road. She distributed chilly powder to the women and instigated them to attack police personnel and start riots. Protesters from the other protest sites at Chand Bagh, Kardampuri and other protest sites of North­East District moved to the nearby main roads and blocked them and causing a massive chakka­jam leading to the shut down of the highway and shut down of essential services followed by attack on police and public persons using firearms, acid bottles and other weapons.” The Court also observed that 24th February 2020 onwards there was a flurry of calls between accused and other persons who were not physically present with each other but which shows connection between them and many of them coming together at a place pointing to circumstances suggesting conspiracy. Hence, the Court noted, the provisions of UAPA have been rightly invoked in the instant case. Lastly, noting that the instant case was one of the deep­rooted conspiracy which led to the riots killing scores of people besides causing injury and destruction of property¸the Court said, “In a case of a conspiracy of such a large­scale, not having a video is not so vital as generally conspiracy, by its very nature, is hatched in secrecy and not having videos of such a conspiracy is obvious rather than doubtful” The Court further noted that in the instant case, the presence of the applicant/accused was established over a period of time. Thus, on the perusal of the charge­sheet and accompanying documents, for the limited purpose of the bail, the Court opined that allegations against the accused Natasha Narwal are prima facie true. The Court said, “In view of the above discussion, since there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation against the accused Natasha Narwal are prima facie true, hence, embargo created by Section 43D of UAPA applies for grant of bail to the accused.” Hence, the application for bail of accused Natasha Narwal was dismissed. Application was disposed of accordingly. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Williams: ‘Wondering if I’ll make it another day’

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2016 Email the author If a donated kidney were at the top of one’s wish list, it might seem like a hopeless wish.But Rodney Williams of Elba has not give up hope that someone, somewhere will give him a kidney and a second chance at life.Rodney Williams is currently seeking a kidney donor for the FSGS disease of which he has been diagnosed.Williams, age 58, is fighting a 20-year battle with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) a disease that affects kidney function. His condition has worsened in the last six months. Although Williams has been told by doctors at UAB that there is nothing they can do for him, he is not giving up. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Although Williams realizes that asking someone to donate a kidney to him is asking a lot, he also knows that this could be his last and best hope.“Here I am wondering if I’ll make it another day or not,” he said.Much of Williams’ life has been spent in service to others. He has long volunteered with healthcare organizations. He moved home from Valdosta, Georgia, to take care of his 86-year-old mother.Williams, a graduate of Troy University, has two master’s degrees, one is business administration and the other in management information systems. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img You Might Like Leadership Pike honors 2016 program grads Messenger photo/Jacob HolmesThe 2016 class of the Leadership Pike program celebrated graduation on Wednesday with their sponsoring employers. Fourteen students… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article He is working with the Mayo Clinic through its live donor paired kidney exchange or kidney swap program in hopes that someone will be willing to donate a healthy kidney that will save his life.“If someone donated a healthy kidney to me but the blood type didn’t match mine, then the kidney would go into the swap program,” Williams said. “The next healthy kidney with a blood type that matched mine would go to me because a kidney had already been donated for me.”The kidney swap transplant program enables two incompatible recipients to receive healthy, more compatible kidneys. For that to happen, two live donor transplants would occur. Donor 1 would give a kidney to Recipient 2. Donor 2 would then give a kidney to Recipient 1, in this case Rodney Williams. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I feel like I have more to contribute to society, more to do for others,” he said. “There is still more I would like to do.”But, Williams said it’s getting late in the game for him.“There are several organizations that are trying to help me but it’s going to take someone coming forward with a kidney to give me a chance,” he said.To contact Williams, call 229-251-0960 or join him on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rodney.williams.104. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Williams: ‘Wondering if I’ll make it another day’ Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Tropical depression to form in Gulf of Mexico, threaten Louisiana

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico could bring the first threat to the United States this hurricane season.The National Hurricane Center is giving the disturbance a 90% chance of forming into a tropical depression later Wednesday or Thursday in the northern Gulf.By Thursday morning, it should be a tropical depression, with its center just south of New Orleans, in the central Gulf.The depression will move east by Friday morning, and could even become Tropical Storm Barry.Most reliable models show the system moving on shore somewhere in central Louisiana.As this tropical system moves inland, it will spread heavy rainfall into Louisiana, eastern Texas, western Mississippi, Arkansas and even parts of Oklahoma. Flooding is expected in these areas.The National Hurricane Center will begin to issue tropical storm or storm surge watches for the Gulf coast states during the day Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Straight talk with TV’s Joe and Mika

first_imgWhat can a couple of cable TV talk show hosts teach savvy students about politics, policy, and the press? Probably not a lot, unless they happen to be Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”Each morning, Scarborough, a former U.S. congressman from the Florida Panhandle, and Brzezinski, a veteran television news reporter whose late father was Zbigniew Brzezinski, the noted national security scholar and practitioner, lead a freewheeling discussion of the day’s top political news, with rotating roundtables of A-list newsmakers, analysts, and journalists. A decade after its debut, the show remains highly influential among Beltway insiders and the Manhattan media set.Until recently, “Morning Joe” was also a favorite of President Trump. But the hosts’ once-friendly relationship with him on- and off-camera curdled last summer. Though the pair had been among the first prominent news figures to take his candidacy seriously, much to the chagrin of his critics, the relationship went south after Trump attacked them on Twitter in late June, calling them “Psycho Joe ” and “low IQ Crazy Mika.” The three haven’t spoken since.Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are also visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) this fall, have become frequent critics of the president and have questioned his fitness for office, calling his presidency thus far “even worse” than they expected.“Definitely worse than we thought,” Brzezinski told the Gazette in an interview. “We didn’t think it was going to be good, but you’d hoped that … the aura of the office would have you step up as a human being, but he has not.”“I also hoped that if the aura of the office didn’t do it, just pure selfishness of wanting to have a higher approval rating than he has right now would have moved him to more centrist policies,” added Scarborough. “But as we’ve been saying on the show from the very beginning, he’s playing to the hardest 32, 33 percent. That’s Steve Bannon’s 33 percent.”Mika Brzezinski speaks with Emily Hall ’18. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerDespite the recent uptick in approval ratings Trump received after cutting a deal on the debt ceiling with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Scarborough said Trump can’t seem to resist courting his hard right-wing base, even when doing so pushes his poll numbers down.“I think so much of it has to do with the fact that he’s a political neophyte,” he said. “The first thing he learned in politics was going hard right and playing the race card actually paid him dividends … among the hardest of the hardcore in the Republican Party, and he hasn’t unlearned that lesson yet.”As IOP visiting fellows, Scarborough and Brzezinski recently stopped by Kirkland House to talk with Victoria A. Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at HKS, about the fracturing of the nation’s political parties, and about the challenges women face in the workforce. They will return to Harvard on Wednesday for a town hall event, discussing politics and public service.With special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential links between then-members of the Trump campaign and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election gaining traction, the couple said they would not be surprised if some members of Trump’s inner circle, or even Trump himself, end up facing criminal charges.“We felt that way during the campaign. He came on the show a few times and made just the most curious, to say the least, but horrifying statements about [Russian President Vladimir] Putin so you could not listen to the interview and not think ‘There is something up with Putin and Russia,’” said Brzezinski. “There’s something. It’s money, it’s some business deal, or it’s something they have on him. There is something up.”Scarborough recalled voicing concerns about Trump’s oddly favorable view of Putin and Russia to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a top aide, back in June 2016, the same month that Kushner and other aides met with a Russian lawyer and others in Trump Tower to discuss sanctions and getting damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Asked if they thought it possible that Trump was not aware of the meeting, Brzezinski and Scarborough said “no.”“Knowing how that organization runs, it is a mom-and-pop operation without the mom. He knows about everything that goes on there. I find it hard to believe that he didn’t know anything about it,” said Scarborough.At Kirkland House, Brzezinski spoke at length about her experiences trying to negotiate a new network contract after learning that Scarborough and her male counterparts on the show were being paid significantly more than she was. It was an awkward, even painful, ordeal, she recalled, but also an enlightening one that inspired her 2011 best-seller, “Knowing Your Value,” which documented the lessons she learned over decades as a working woman.Brzezinski said her contract impasse forced her to examine the way she was inadvertently contributing to her own struggle to be treated and compensated as the equal of her colleagues. She said she realized “that a lot of this was on me. A lot of this was communication that I could control, that I chose not to participate in, or that I chose not to say about myself.”Unlike Scarborough, who confidently strode into the offices of network executives declaring that he could beat the ratings of MSNBC’s then-top rated show, “Imus in the Morning,” and walked out with a contract, Brzezinski said her tentative approach to negotiating was unintentionally self-sabotaging.“I walk in there and I’m like, ‘Well, gosh darn it, I’m hopin’ I’m not gonna let ya down!’ Like that’s really going to get you a deal? No. It’s maybe going to get you an opportunity, but not a deal,” she said.The pair demonstrated for students the different ways Brzezinski had tried to negotiate for herself with the network, “which went really badly.” She copied Scarborough’s tough-guy bravado, she sought sympathy from her boss about her family’s financial needs, and she bemoaned what she thought was unfair, sexist treatment. “They all turned out to be textbook … ‘What Women Do When They’re Negotiating,’ and they’re mistakes,” she said.Rather than feeling uncomfortable about asking for more money, Brzezinski encouraged young women to put aside worries about how they might be perceived and just “be very clear about what it is we need, we want, and we expect out of this relationship. … You’ll find more situations in which you are respected if you command respect with your voice, your face, your words, your tone. You will get it most of the time. You’ll get it much less if you’re hunched over and apologetic.“When you apologize, you’re basically saying, ‘Don’t listen to anything I’m about to tell you,’” she said. “You can’t do that. You cannot live like that … it’ll leave money on the table, it’ll leave opportunity, it’ll leave what you really want to say on the table.”To be their own best advocates, Brzezinski urged women to put aside trying to please or be liked by others.“We are worried about everybody feeling comfortable, we are worried about whether or not they like us, and these are not things we should be worrying about,” she said. “Those should be givens.”The town hall on politics and public service at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. President Drew Faust will introduce Scarborough and Brzezinski, and John Della Volpe, the IOP’s director of polling, will moderate the discussion.last_img read more

Green groups push to stop bailout of South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries

first_imgGreen groups push to stop bailout of South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mongabay:Environmental groups are seeking an injunction against a move by South Korea to bail out a builder of coal-fired power plants, saying the rescue package goes against the country’s climate and public health commitments.Korea Development Bank (KDB) and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) on March 26 issued a 1 trillion won ($825 million) emergency loan to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. The bailout is listed as part of the South Korean government’s stimulus package for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.But the decision has come under fire from environmental watchdogs, given that most of Doosan’s revenue comes from building coal-fired power plants.“These decisions to support Doosan Heavy come with significant environmental and health consequences,” the environmental groups from South Korea, Indonesia and other countries wrote in a joint letter submitted April 8 to the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance.They said Doosan’s financial woes were not directly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They noted that, between 2010 and 2019, Doosan’s credit rating dropped from A+ to BBB and its share price declined by 93% — “well before COVID-19 was an apparent crisis,” they wrote.Eighty percent of Doosan’s revenue comes from coal power plants at home and abroad, including two projects on Indonesia’s Java Island, the groups said. South Korean-financed overseas coal power projects employ the country’s advanced technology, but are still several times more polluting than those in South Korea, as they take advantage of laxer environmental regulations in South and Southeast Asian countries to trim construction and operating costs, the groups said.[Basten Gokkon]More: Green groups target South Korea’s bailout of coal power plant builderlast_img read more

The Mountain State takes Best of the Blue Ridge!

first_imgJaw-droppingestQuiet meadows, trickling waterfalls and lush hills rolling off into forever— West Virginia’s outdoors are more than just the excitement. (Although the thrills are enhanced by the scenery, too.)The wilderness is rich with biking and hiking trails, mountain overlooks and smooth-paddling water trails . Overhead, gaze out across some of the darkest skies on the East Coast , glittering back at you with crisp constellations and galaxies.…best-est destination of 2017.So there you have it. We’ve put it on your radar for 2017, so if you haven’t already (and what are you waiting for?!?), discover why West Virginia is truly Best of the Blue Ridge.Here’s the list of the top-voted adventures: Explore these 32 picks. Or, discover an adventure all your own . Thousands of adventurers like you voted for your favorite outdoor stomping grounds, and it’s official: West Virginia is 2017’s “Best State for Outdoor Adventure in the Blue Ridge!” Why did this the wild, wonderful state came out on top? Plenty of reasons.But you’ve gotta discover them for yourself:The rip-roaringestWest Virginia is one of America’s top whitewater destinations, thanks to ancient canyons, time-sculpted cliffs and unspoiled scenery.Our favorites:●  The world-famous Gauley River is a wild ride through miles of untamed terrain. In fall, “The Beast of The East” swells to full glory with its f amous “Big 5” rapids.●  The Lower New River is quintessential West Virginia whitewater: playful water and big, big waves. But there’s also an Upper run even the kiddos can take on!●  Take it way out in the wilderness for a hidden gem: the isolated C heat River. Play in the Narrows for beginner-to-intermediate surf, or get Class IV thrills in the Canyon, where feisty rapids surge by the dozen.Slope-slidingestOf course, top-notch high-altitude skiing, tubing and snowboarding goes hand-in-hand with the Mountain State.From the sprawling, sky-high mountaintop village of S nowshoe Mountain to the sweeping cross-country terrain at White Grass , there’s plenty of snowscape to explore. Including some surprises, like a waterpark in the snow or a gourmet r estaurant so remote you have to snowmobile there .High-flyingestOur favorite way to enjoy West Virginia’s mountains? To top them.And you can head higher than ever before with rock climbing superlatives like the New River Gorge’s1,400+ prime sandstone climbs and the iconic fins of Seneca Rocks.Share the love of the ascent with your family on the v ia ferrata , which has fixed-iron footholds so that everyone can safely and easily enjoy the views (and sense of accomplishment) at the top. Plus, there’s a suspension bridge to cross— it’s like an experience straight out of a movie.Or just kick back and get a whole new perspective on mountain beauty with a z ip line tour over the trees.last_img read more