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Uganda’s first female cathedral provost takes up her post

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Rachel FarmerPosted Jul 12, 2019 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Africa 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC The Very Rev. Rebecca Margaret Nyegenye was installed as provost of All Saints Cathedral in Kampala on July 10. Photo: Church of Uganda via Facebook[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Uganda’s first female provost was installed on July 10 at All Saints’ Cathedral in Kampala. Dr. Rebecca Margaret Nyegenye was ordained in 1997 in Bukedi Diocese and was assistant vicar at St. John’s Church in Busia before moving to Uganda Christian University as a chaplain’s assistant in 2002. In 2012, she became the university’s chaplain.Read the full article here. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Uganda’s first female cathedral provost takes up her post Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Arizona artist’s ‘Migrant Way of the Cross’ unites Jesus’ suffering…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Immigration, Holy Week/Easter, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Tony GutiérrezPosted Apr 1, 2021 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Artist Michelina Nicotera-Taxiera depicts Station III, “Jesus falls for the first time,” as a migrant mother falling to the ground while carrying her children through the desert in this March 11, 2021, photo at the Episcopal Church of the Apostles in Oro Valley, Arizona. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Oro Valley, Arizona] As Christians around the world recall the suffering of Jesus during Holy Week, one Arizona artist has found a way to unite Jesus’ suffering with the plight of migrants and asylum-seekers who attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border daily.Michelina “Mick” Nicotera-Taxiera, a parishioner at the Episcopal Church of the Apostles here, created the “Migrant Way of the Cross” — artwork and meditations that tie the traditional Stations of the Cross with the present-day realities of many migrants.Station XII, “Jesus dies on the cross,” for example, is represented with a row of crosses featuring the names and ages of children who have died in Border Patrol custody. Nicotera-Taxiera cried as she recalled the May 20, 2019, death of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez at a Weslaco, Texas, detention center.“It took a long time for him to die. Probably four hours before anyone checked on him,” she said, adding that these young children are simply “trying to help their families out.”Station VII, “Jesus falls for the second time,” highlights the vulnerability of migrant children who are kept in detention centers by themselves. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENSThe Migrant Way of the Cross is situated along an outdoor prayer trail on the campus of the Church of the Apostles. Every year, the parish tries to feature the work of a local artist on the campus, said the vicar, the Rev. Debra Asis. Previous artwork has included icons and migrant quilts.The decision to feature Nicotera-Taxiera’s work took “a nanosecond,” Asis said, after viewing the artist’s original drawings.“There’s an integrity to this walk. I really respect artists and the integrity of their work; these pieces belong together,” said Asis. “This is the walk as it was moved by the Spirit through Mick to give to all of us and the broader community.”The Migrant Way of the Cross has drawn Episcopalians and pilgrims of other faiths. Asis, who is involved in ecumenical dialogue in the area, said she invited her counterparts to walk the prayer trail, and many have taken her up on that offer, bringing along their congregants. Visitors have included members of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the pastor of the nearby St. Odilia Catholic Parish, Baptists and representatives of the local Jewish community.The Rev. Debra Asis, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Apostles in Oro Valley, Arizona, stands next to her favorite: Station V, “Simon helps Jesus carry His cross.” Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENS“It impacts them, whether they have any belief in Jesus as someone divine or not,” she said. “Whether they have any sense of walking the Way of the Cross, they find this to be particularly meaningful.”The Migrant Way of the Cross was originally scheduled to be displayed during Lent in 2020, but because of the shutdowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, it had to be postponed. Nicotera-Taxiera and her husband Franco Taxiera placed the images along the trail the weekend before Lent started this year.Nicotera-Taxiera drew her inspiration from the art style she observed during a 1990 pilgrimage to El Salvador to mark the 10th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, St. Óscar Romero. March 24 is recognized as Romero’s feast day in both the Episcopal and Roman Catholic liturgical calendars, and he is among the 20th-century martyrs depicted at Westminster Abbey in London. Upon returning to the U.S., Nicotera-Taxiera created a Stations of the Cross series using the Salvadoran people as models for Jesus.Artist Michelina Nicotera-Taxiera discusses her favorite piece: Station XII, “Jesus dies on the cross.” In this interpretation, she invites people to recall the children who have died in Border Patrol custody, including crosses with their first names and ages. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENSNicotera-Taxiera said she looks to Romero for inspiration and intercession and reflected on the fact that, despite perceptions that he would maintain the status quo, he eventually developed the courage to challenge the oppressive regime in El Salvador.“The part I love most about his story is that he didn’t start out brave, [but] realized later on in life, ‘That can’t be. I have to be a part of the solution,’” she said. “If you feel compelled to tell the story, then you have to have some courage.”She revisited the project in 2019 after learning about the ongoing separation of children from their families when crossing the border. Pulling from the Eastern iconography tradition of “writing” the image as a prayer, Nicotera-Taxiera said she relied on the Holy Spirit to guide her.Station IX, “Jesus falls for the third time,” highlights the dangers and exhaustion facing migrant families as they cross the border through the desert. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENS“Every one of these I embodied and thought about deeply. Some of them I struggled with and had to redraw and redraw until I felt like it was saying what I wanted it to say. Or a lot of times, it was beyond me,” she said. “I mostly thought about what Jesus had suffered, and then how [that related] to people suffering on the border.”For Nicotera-Taxiera, the migrants’ and Jesus’ plights are not simply united, but rather, Jesus is suffering alongside the migrants.“Jesus is at the border helping people. I think I should be down there with them,” she said. “Whenever people are suffering, there Jesus is. It’s kind of our job, too, if we can just think of people as being Jesus.”Seeing the “migrating neighbor” as made in the “imago Dei,” or “image of God,” is rooted in our baptismal identity as Episcopalians, said the Rev. David Ulloa Chavez, missioner for border ministries for the Diocese of Arizona. “We are called to ‘seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, striving for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being.’”“The challenge is to see and receive the embodied image of God in the migrating neighbor and also to recognize that the image that we bear is also being welcomed,” he said. We can both see and receive this holy embrace between neighbors by trusting God’s loving, liberating and life-giving help.The response “is a recognition of the sense that we do have free will, but we also have limits, and we need the inspiration and strength of God to help us to live into this more faithfully,” Chavez said.Station VIII, “Jesus consoles the women,” invites people to stand in solidarity with migrant families. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENSGale Hall, coordinator of the missions team for the Church of the Apostles — of which Nicotera-Taxiera is a member — became emotional when looking at Station XIII, “Jesus is taken down from the cross,” which is also the inspiration for Michelangelo’s “Pietà” statue. Nicotera-Taxiera drew her own version of the “Pietà,” depicting a migrant woman holding her dying child in the midst of the desert.“When I saw this artwork, it hit me in a whole new way,” said Hall. “I see Jesus and Mary, and I start looking at people in a whole new way. … It makes me see Jesus’ face in all of the people that are portrayed here and in all of us in a holy way.”Asis emphasized that the stations are not a political statement, but rather a challenge to recognize human dignity.“I’ve had people say things like, ‘You know, I never really thought about them as people.’ This really touches home in a way that conversations don’t,” she said, adding that some migrants have died in the Arizona desert just 13 miles from the church property.The vicar’s favorite piece is Station V, “Simon helps Jesus carry His cross,” which Nicotera-Taxiera depicted as the groups of Catholic religious sisters being arrested outside the U.S. Capitol after protesting U.S. immigration policy in July 2019.“We have some very conservative and very progressive people. There were people who were coming in the run-up to the 2016 election who were saying, ‘I can’t talk in my church. I’m afraid to say anything,’” added Asis. “We have collectively sought ways to provide opportunities for people who are far apart in their beliefs, in their politics, in their traditions they like to adhere to, to be in conversation with each other and to realize that underneath all of this, we are humans.”Station I, “Jesus is condemned to death,” highlights the plight of migrant children who are kept in detention centers by themselves. Photo: Tony Gutiérrez/ENSFor Hall, the Migrant Way of the Cross serves as a call to action. As coordinator of missions, Hall is working to facilitate volunteer opportunities for those who feel so inspired. Most of the team’s work is with the Casa Alitas program in Tucson, a short-term shelter for migrants supported by a multifaith effort and run by Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, the Catholic Diocese of Tucson’s Catholic Charities affiliate. The team also recently invited a representative from the local Unitarian church to discuss detention ministries.Hall said she hears people respond to the stations with phrases such as, “I’m moved, and I don’t know where to go with this.”“This is about being the hands and feet in the world,” Hall said. “And so we’re moved; now we want to be the hands and feet. What can we do? So that’s what we explore as a missions team.”Like many others, Nicotera-Taxiera has felt the emptiness that has come with the COVID-19 shutdowns. She hopes that people are able have some kind of spiritual experience in meditating on the Migrant Way of the Cross.“Lent and Advent are my very favorite seasons of the church,” Nicotera-Taxiera said. “I love the whole feeling of waiting, so I think people are longing for that experience.”The artwork and accompanying meditations for the Migrant Way of the Cross can be found at thewayofasylum.com.– Tony Gutiérrez is a freelance journalist based in Cave Creek, Arizona, specializing in religion. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Arizona artist’s ‘Migrant Way of the Cross’ unites Jesus’ suffering with migrants’ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Lent 2021 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic

first_imgSunday Jul 26, 2015 All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic Richie McCaw scored the winning try in his last ever international on South African soil, as New Zealand came from behind to claim a 27-20 victory in another classic, dramatic Test between the two great rivals at Ellis Park.  As with a week ago against Australia, the Springboks led for most of the match and looked on track for victory, but couldn’t close out the game, thus ruining their chances of a Rugby Championship title. They had the All Blacks on the ropes for a large portion of the match though, with Kiwi coach Steve Hansen commenting that he felt his side was lucky to have things square at 10-10 at the break. “We were very lucky to not be down 30 points, that’s how well the Boks played,” he said.Debutant flyhalf Lima Sopoaga kicked three conversions and two penalties as Ben Smith and Dane Coles scored excellent tries for the visitors, before captain McCaw stepped up late in the game with a brilliant lineout variation. When asked about if they’d practiced it a lot during the week, McCaw confirmed it.“We did. We actually had a debate whether it would be No 9 or myself. So I had to pull rank and say I will take that slot, so I was pretty happy it worked,” McCaw said.The home side have plenty to be positive about, with youngsters Jesse Kriel and Damian Da Allende both having top quality games, while Kriel scored his second try in two Tests, and acted as provider for Willie Le Roux’s well taken try.Injuries and replacements again proved problematic though, disrupting the flow of their game, while for New Zealand their players came on and slotted into the tempo of the match instantly, giving them the edge in the final ten, even after losing Sam Whitelock to the sinbin. With senior players set to return and talented youngsters having been blooded, this campaign is not all doom and gloom for the Springboks, who were again led valiantly by inspirational Schalk Burger, who played at number eight in the absence of Duane Vermeulen.“We are doing something right because we are putting teams under pressure,” said the stand in South African captain. “We created a lot of opportunities, but we couldn’t put them away.”The highlights are down currently but you can view the full match on page two of this post, and reaction from the All Blacks below. Highlights will replace this soon if possibleADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error The Rugby Championship Related Articles 140 WEEKS AGO Sam Cane suffers broken neck in win over… 305 WEEKS AGO Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks… 305 WEEKS AGO Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

National Council for Work Experience Awards open to charities

first_imgNational Council for Work Experience Awards open to charities  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 17 September 2008 | News The National Council for Work Experience is encouraging charitable and public sector organisations throughout the UK to enter their work placement schemes into its 2008/9 Awards.They are “the only awards to recognise charitable and public sector employers providing undergraduate work experience”. For the first time the entry process can be completed entirely online.Previous winners included Cancer Research UK and Groundwork.Employers, students and careers advisers can nominate charities that they feel epitomise best practice in work experience. The Awards are open to organisations of all sizes. There are 11 categories, including an additional category – best work experience provider for International Students Studying in the UK.Anna Jarvis, Internship Executive at previous winners Cancer Research UK, said: “Being recognised by the National Council for Work Experience for providing excellent work experience has helped to raise the profile of our Internship scheme both within and outside of the organisation. The awards event was a great opportunity to meet and chat to other organisations about their internship scheme, particularly those from different sectors.”The closing date for entries is 12 December 2008. Entries will be assessed solely by online application and a maximum of six companies will be short-listed in each category. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony that will take place in London on 5 March 2009.www.work-experience.org/awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Members of parliament beat up cameraman

first_imgNews Organisation AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News to go further Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Reporters Without Borders condemned an assault on cameraman Omid Yakmanish, of Tolo TV, the 2005 laureate of its press freedom award, who was beaten up by two parliamentarians while covering a debate in parliament.He had gone to parliament on 7 May 2006 for a controversial debate on media coverage of the day of commemoration of the Mujahideen victory over Russia. One deputy, Malalai Joya, provoked fierce reactions when she stood up to denounce atrocities committed by the Mujahideen and other members of parliament threatened her with death.Parliamentarians, Mohamed Husaini, representing Ghazni, and Fazlullah Mujadidi, for Logar, both south of Kabul, then set upon and beat Yakmanish to stop him filming the scene.”This brutality demonstrates how little store some Afghan deputies set by the work of the independent press,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We urge the parliamentary speaker to call to order the deputies responsible for this assault and ensure that such acts are not repeated.”Another journalist, Haseeb Sharifee, was threatened on 5 May, by the Takhar provincial council for broadcasting a “sarcastic” poem on Takhar TV. Elsewhere, reporters on local radio Sadae Haqiqat were threatened on 3 May by local officials in Samagan province in the north-west of the country after the provincial governor and the police chief complained that they had been asking awkward questions.President of the Afghanistan Independent Journalists’ Association, Rahimullah Samander, said that the authorities refuse to reply to journalists’ questions in several of the country’s provinces.Finally, parliament recently rejected a candidate proposed by President Hamid Karzai for the job of minister of information as conservative deputies apparently sought to impose their own candidate. The independent journalists’ association expressed its concern in the face of these attempts by former Muhajideen to try to take control of this key post for press freedom.Reporters Without Borders urges President Karzai to put a liberal candidate before parliament. News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific May 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Members of parliament beat up cameraman Follow the news on Afghanistanlast_img read more

Web page editor arrested

first_img RSF_en June 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Web page editor arrested Organisation Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information The authorities arrested Hussein Ali Makki, the editor of the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rasad News, an important source of news about human rights violations in Bahrain. Thereafter, the security forces apparently gained control of these pages, and began posting content critical of the demonstrations and openly supporting the government crackdown. Access to PalTalk, an online voice and video chat service that allows communication with Internet users on different networks, had meanwhile reportedly been blocked since the start of June. “Bahrain Nation,” a chatroom that allowed government opponents to talk to hundreds of Bahraini Internet users, was apparently one of the main targets. last_img read more

Newspaper burned to the ground by armed attackers in Veracruz state

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico to go further Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Receive email alerts The newspaper’s owner, José Abella García, told Imagen Radio : “Everything has gone up in flames. It’s all gone.” Fatanes described the newspaper as a citizens’ campaigning daily for the city. “We draw attention to bad workmanship and negligence on the part of local authorities,” he told Reporters Without Borders. News MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information November 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper burned to the ground by armed attackers in Veracruz state The offices of the Mexican daily El Buen Tono in the city of Córdoba in the south-eastern state of Veracruz were almost totally destroyed in an early morning arson attack two days ago, barely a month after it was launched.“A description obtained by Reporters Without Borders from the newspaper’s publisher, Julio Fatanes leaves no doubt that it was intended to silence the newspaper,” the press freedom organization said.“A motive has yet to be established, although some elements point to a political one. We hope that the judicial authorities in Veracruz state will have the courage to explore this avenue and will act with complete independence.“We recall that other serious attacks on press freedom in the region since the start of the year have gone entirely unpunished. Veracruz has become one of the deadliest states in the country this year with the murders of three journalists, and among those most affected by the war among drug cartels.” About 15 armed men burst into the newspaper’s offices two days ago after firing at the front of the building. About 20 employees were on the premises at the time. The attackers emptied cans of gasoline and set fire to the building. Members of the editorial staff had just enough time to take refuge in the press hall.center_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF_en El Buen Tono recently published several articles accusing the mayor of Cordoba, Francisco Portilla Bonilla, of involvement in corruption and influence-peddling. It went so far as to demand the dismissal of the state’s head of public transportation, Carlos Demuner Pitol, because he did not have the academic qualifications for the job.“It must be someone that we have written about who feels outraged and who has considerable criminal influence to have the means to order a newspaper to be burned down,” Fatanes added. The newspaper lodged a complaint yesterday with the federal justice ministry’s special prosecutor for attacks on freedom of expression. Organisation MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reportslast_img read more

Consumer Sentiment Index Reaches Highest Level Since ’07 in December Reading

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Consumer sentiment gained another five points in an early December measure, putting confidence levels at a near eight-year high.The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan survey of consumer sentiment came in at a preliminary index reading of 93.8 for December, up from November’s final reading of 88.8. December’s report beat economists’ forecasts by more than four points and puts the index at its highest level since January 2007.Increases in the latest measure were broad-based. The gauge measuring consumer expectations jumped 6.2 points to hit 86.1, also the highest since January 2007, while the measure of consumer economic sentiment was up three points to 105.7, the highest since February 2007.While the month’s final index—due December 23—could see an adjustment, the latest reading is a positive sign in the middle of the holiday shopping season.In a statement, survey director Richard Curtin noted that expected wage gains are at their highest level since 2008, and consumer attitudes toward buying are the most favorable they’ve been in several decades.”Obviously, lower gasoline prices, well received employment reports, and a more optimistic view on the direction of the economy are helping drive consumer mood higher,” said Chris Christopher, director of U.S. consumer economics for IHS Global Insight, in a note.Christopher also gave some of the credit to lawmakers, who in the past few years have stood in the way of growth over debates like 2012’s fiscal cliff and last year’s government shutdown. This year, they’re on track to avoid another shutdown with a last-minute deal.”The budget deal passing is another big plus for consumer mood since continued political bickering and finger pointing is a downer,” he said. December 15, 2014 1,124 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Consumer Spending Politics Thompson Reuters Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Sentiment Index Reaches Highest Level Since ’07 in December Readingcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Consumer Sentiment Index Reaches Highest Level Since ’07 in December Reading  Print This Post Previous: Michigan Senate Passes Foreclosure Bill Aimed At Eliminating Blight Next: Florida Man Sentenced to Federal Prison Time for Fraud Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Consumer Spending Politics Thompson Reuters 2014-12-15 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Tory Barringer Subscribelast_img read more

Rethinking Abortion In India: A Human Rights Conversation

first_imgColumnsRethinking Abortion In India: A Human Rights Conversation Niharika Kaul16 May 2021 4:46 AMShare This – xThe issue of abortion has gained particular momentum in the past few months with two interesting developments in very different parts of the world- the passage of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) in India and the recent passage of the Argentinian abortion bill, that legalises abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy. While the MTP (Amendment) Bill 2020 extends the existing time period within which abortion can be conducted in India to 24 weeks in some cases, the Argentinian bill replaces the prior abortion law based on the ‘exception model’, where three exceptions were allowed to an otherwise blanket criminal prohibition- when a pregnancy endangers the life or health of a woman, girl, or pregnant person, or when it results from rape. After the Argentinian Senate narrowly rejected a bill to decriminalize abortion in 2018, the lower house of Congress finally passed the bill this January.Advertisement Statistics given by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on unsafe abortions globally paint a very worrying picture. Between 2015 and 2019, on average, 73.3 million induced (safe and unsafe) abortions occurred worldwide each year. Amongst these, 1 out of 3 abortions were carried out in the least safe or dangerous conditions. Over half of all estimated unsafe abortions globally were in Asia, most of them in south and central Asia. Each year between 4.7% – 13.2% of maternal deaths can be attributed to unsafe abortion. In the backdrop of these figures, Argentina’s passage of the abortion bill is a positive step towards creating safe mechanisms for carrying out abortion in Argentina, thereby helping women and girls to access the most basic human right, i.e. the right to life.Advertisement Abortion and the right to life The right to terminate pregnancy hinges on the most fundamental human right, that is right to life. The right to life, enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is the most valuable right that rests in every human being, and that which’s effective protection is the prerequisite for the enjoyment of all other human rights. Treaty jurisprudence suggests that denying women access to abortion can amount to violations of the rights to health, privacy and many times, the right to be free from cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. The General comment on right to life adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee explicitly advocates for women’s right to safe abortion as an integral part of the right to life:Advertisement Advertisement ‘restrictions on the ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not… jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at risk, and where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or is not viable.’Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Thus, the General comment places women’s right to life above any state efforts to regulate voluntary termination of pregnancy and urges states to actively revise their abortion laws to ensure the same. It affirms that criminalising abortion is contrary to right to life of women and girls because such measures compel them to resort to unsafe abortion mechanisms. Despite the clear international consensus on the importance and urgency in facilitating safe abortions, women and girls in India continue to face systemic socio-cultural, economic, religious, political and infrastructural barriers in accessing safe and dignified abortion.The MTP (Amendment) Bill 2020 in India Criminalising abortion often causes denial or delay of safe abortion, and forced continuation of pregnancy, that are in fact forms of gender-based violence.[1] Covid-19 exacerbated delays in accessing safe abortion facilities for women and girls in India, which will have long-lasting impacts on their lives. Although the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (MTP Bill 2020) in India provides for certain provisions which are progressive, it still doesn’t address some of the critical aspects about abortion that require urgent intervention. In India, the MTP Bill 2020 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in March 2020 and was recently passed in the Rajya Sabha on 16th March, 2021. Amongst the highlights of the bill is the extension of the period of conducting the abortion from 12 weeks (previously) to 20 weeks (revised) on advice by one medical practitioner. The upper gestation limit for certain categories of women is enhanced from twenty to twenty-four weeks. Second, the explanation in Section 3 regarding mental health issues caused by failure of contraceptives, substitutes ‘any married woman or her husband’ to ‘any woman or her partner’. This revision paves the way for live-in partners, un-married pregnant couples to undertake abortion which is definitely a progressive step. Right to abortion based on the principle of choice The biggest challenge posed by the amendment is that it still doesn’t place emphasis on the choice and agency of the woman; rather it prescribes limited medical, psychological and socio-cultural factors that determine whether abortion can be conducted for the woman. State level Medical Boards have been proposed to be set up to decide if a pregnancy may be terminated after 24 weeks in cases of substantial foetal abnormalities. If a woman, for whatever reason wants to get an abortion after 24 weeks, and the medical board denies her permission, she can only take recourse through a writ petition in court, which in itself isn’t an adequate remedy. The category of women who may be permitted to terminate their pregnancies between 20-24 weeks is unspecified, which are to be delineated in the MTP Rules, arguably a convenient way of usurping powers to determine the category solely by the executive. The link between discrimination and women’s reproductive role is a matter of recurrent concern which has been recognised in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 1979, (The Convention 1979), to which India is a signatory. The Convention 1979 affirms women’s right to reproductive choice. The Supreme Court of India in the landmark judgment Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.), And Anr. Versus Union Of India And Ors. (2017) upheld the decision in Suchita Srivastava v Chandigarh Administration (2009) 9 SCC 1 and affirmed the right to bodily autonomy of a woman as a constitutional right, which is an ingredient of personal liberty under Article 21. Given that right to bodily autonomy is a constitutional right under Article 21, conducting an abortion to one’s pregnancy being hinged on the principle of choice over ones own body must be decriminalised, and made accessible for any woman who chooses to abort her pregnancy. In India, it is the lower caste, poor, socio-economically vulnerable women who are the biggest sufferers of criminalisation of abortion. Right to abortion is directly linked to the right to a dignified life, a fundamental right that every woman must be able to access. Destigmatisation of abortion must be a parallel process that the executive engages with, through community-based initiatives. Engaging local governing bodies, women students, health workers and practitioners to create awareness and evidence-based knowledge resources about the importance of the right to abortion and health risks involved in local languages will help trickle the effects of such campaigns down to the most marginalised sections. Investment in health infrastructure, local- level medical staff, and family planning measures through bloc – level initiatives is the only way abortion can be a reality for the Indian woman. Views are Personal [1] General Recommendation 35 (2017) on gender-based violence against women, updating general recommendation 19, para. 18 TagsMedical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill 2020 World Health Organisation (WHO) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai warn people to secure vehicles following recent thefts

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Facebook Previous articleInvestigation continuing into dangerous driving incident in MuffNext articleRatification of Brexit deal offers chance for a “new start” – Markey News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 27, 2021 Gardai warn people to secure vehicles following recent theftscenter_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Gardai in Buncrana and Letterkenny are investigating thefts from a number of cars.Between 4:45pm and 8:45pm on Saturday last, a black River Island handbag with a badge and gold chains containing a large sum of money was stolen from an unlocked car in Carndonagh.Meanwhile, in Letterkenny on Saturday also between 10pm and 10:30am the following morning, four wind visors were stolen from a car parked in the owners driveway in the An Gleann Rua, Killylastin area.Anyone with any information regarding both incidents is being asked to contact Gardai.Garda Claire Rafferty is reminding people to ensure their vehicle is locked at all times:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/raffertythefts1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestlast_img read more