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Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf

first_img 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 Tags Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing 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 Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service]  The Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf has partnered with a Canadian theological college to accredit its lay training course. The Exploring Faith course is part of the diocese’s commitment to lifelong learning and can lead to qualifications at diploma or degree level. The diocese has been using the course for the past five years. Currently, some 15 students are enrolled on the course and a further nine are expected to sign up from January.Read the entire article. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Sep 18, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canadian partnership strengthens lay training in Cyprus and the Gulf Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Middle East Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Belgium Save this picture!© Steven Massart+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten Hakendover House / AST 77 ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHakendover House / AST 77 Architecten 2017 Year:  Photographs CopyHouses•Tienen, Belgium CopyAbout this officeAST 77 ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTienenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on November 04, 2019Cite: “Hakendover House / AST 77 Architecten” 04 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 streamcenter_img Manufacturers: Nemetschek, Sapa Building System International NV, BCI floors, TrimbleDesign Team:Peter Van Impe, Wim BoonsClients:De Meuter – AllardEngineering:Peter Van Impe, Joeri UllenaersCollaborators:2B-Safe, De Coninck bvba, ALU2+ bvba, Vandersanden, Sollec bvba, TOCA bvba, Dakwerken Makke & BCI-FloorsCity:TienenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steven MassartRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Introvert vs. extrovert. In Hakendover, a rural village in Belgium a single storey family home is constructed providing quality living between a busy road and the lush Flemish fields.Save this picture!© Steven MassartSave this picture!Ground floorSave this picture!© Steven MassartThe building is hard and aloof in comparison to the public domain, but cordial to it residents and visitors. It provides an answer to the challenges of the environment and the wishes of the residents. The biggest challenge was to make a house as compact as possible, yet to keep the spatial cohesion and interaction. The result is a flexible, highly detailed, tailor made concept where the residents can live throughout the different stages of their lives.Save this picture!© Steven MassartThe house is divided in a northern oriented and close symmetrical U-shape with three bedrooms, a bathroom, shower and storage space. In the open T-space we find the living area, kitchen and transparent patio with corridor. The patio provides the central part of the house with light and connects the surrounding spaces Other spaces get an abundance of daylight though the fully glazed back facade and the footlight window at the street side. Artificial light is hardly needed.Save this picture!© Steven MassartSave this picture!© Steven MassartProject gallerySee allShow lessCity of the Future Explores the Future of Mobility in CitiesArchitecture NewsWes Jones on Honesty and Humor in DesignInterviews Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927575/hakendover-house-ast-77-architecten Clipboard Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927575/hakendover-house-ast-77-architecten Clipboard Architects: AST 77 Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Steven Massart Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

WER launches ‘Be a Good Egg’ Campaign in run up to Easter

first_imgMarch 2009 So far over 150 primary schools, scout troops, brownie packs and church groups all over the country have signed up to the Be a Good Egg campaign. In total over 10,000 children nationwide are taking part. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 This Easter, World Emergency Relief (WER) is encouraging children and families in the UK to turn one chocolate Easter egg into 150 real eggs to help poor families in Africa. Howard Lake | 1 April 2009 | News For further information please contact: For just £6.00, the cost of a typical chocolate Easter egg, WER can purchase laying hens that will lay up to 150 eggs each, per year, giving an African family a sustainable source of protein. Some of the money raised will also fund larger chicken and egg laying projects, each with hundreds of laying hens established to serve small communities or orphanages. Through these projects, enough eggs are produced to feed the children, with many left over that can be sold to raise funds for additional livestock, agricultural equipment and even pay for teachers salaries and children’s education. According to the British Retail Consortium, an average of 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year. If just one in every 5000 people donated the cost of one of their Easter eggs, WER would be able to purchase 12,188 hens, which would lay over 1.8 million eggs between them per year. 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. Advertisement Email: [email protected]center_img The campaign has been devised to appeal to children and families, with an interactive website www.beagoodegg.com where a FREE fundraising kit can be ordered. This kit contains egg-citing challenges, egg-straordinary facts, terrible yolks and loads of chickens. There’s also a craft kit for turning an egg box into a Be a Good Egg collection box, egg-citing fundraising ideas and egg-spress recipes. All it takes is a little hen-ergy! Poor nutrition is an ongoing problem in impoverished areas of rural Africa. Families and particularly children struggle to find reliable sources of food. With this in mind, WER is funding the purchase of laying hens with money raised through its ‘Be a Good Egg’ campaign. Caroline HudsonPR & CommunicationsWorld Emergency Relief20 York BuildingsLondonWC2N 6JU WER launches ‘Be a Good Egg’ Campaign in run up to Easter Ends. Tel: 0870 429 2129  85 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Easter Events Alex Haxton, Director of Operations at WER explains: “We work with many projects and communities in developing countries, and having laying hens is one of the simplest and quickest steps towards self-sufficiency in terms of both food and income.”last_img read more

Will President Correa’s pardon erase a year of controversy and polarization?

News Follow the news on Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s legal battle with the daily El Universo and its representatives ended today with a presidential pardon. In a televised address Correa said he was “pardoning the defendants and cancelling a sentence they had deserved.” He also announced that he was dropping his libel case against the two authors of a book about his brother, entitled “El Gran Hermano” (The Big Brother), who were already ordered by a court to pay him two million dollars in damages.“President Correa has acted wisely in these two cases by deciding to dispense with sanctions that would have had terrible consequences for freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We would like to think that, as he said today, he never wanted to send anyone to prison. Was it nonetheless necessary, in the El Universo case, to await such a dramatic judicial conclusion before opting for leniency?“A year of legal proceedings unfortunately fuelled the controversy and polarization. We hope that the climate will improve as a result of the presidential pardon and that media offences will soon be decriminalized. This outcome will hopefully also encourage certain media to measure their words before publishing or broadcasting. They were partly to blame and we have said so from the start. Such charged words as ‘dictator’ and ‘crime against humanity’ cannot be uttered lightly. Real critical debate should prevail over insults, abuse and intransigence.”______________16.02.12 – El Universo verdict a devastating setback for freedom of expressionEcuador’s National Court of Justice in Quito yesterday upheld the sentences imposed by lower courts against the newspaper El Universo and three of its representatives in a libel case brought by President Rafael Correa.No further legal avenues are available to prevent Carlos, César and Nicolás Pérez, respectively director and deputy directors of the newspaper, from serving three-year prison sentences and its publishing company from having to pay 40 million dollars in compensation to President Correa. News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Lawyers for El Universo said they would apply to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. “The consequences of this decision have implications far beyond the El Universo case. The National Court of Justice has rubber-stamped a licence for self-censorship which could well have repercussions on other media organizations in the future, whatever their politics and whatever kind of government is in place,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although Rafael Correa brought a case as a private individual and not as head of state, it is difficult not to see such an excessive penalty as a return to ‘lèse-majesté’, which does not tally with the principles of the rule of law, which require a democratically elected government to accept criticism, however scathing and unjust. “Polarisation can only get worse, to the point where it might undermine the debate on the new communication law, some of whose provisions we find laudable.“It’s a mess.”While the El Universo representatives, or at least one of them – César et Nicolás Pérez are currently in Miami – is in detention, the press freedom organization is unable to accept the invitation from the Ecuadorean government to take part in a forum on freedom of information. The violent scenes outside the court while the hearing was taking place, during which El Universo photographer Diógenes Baldeón and cameraman Romel Iza of the RTU television were attacked, illustrate the extent to which opinion is polarised among Ecuadorean society. We condemn these assaults, for which activists of the ruling Alianza País party were believed to be responsible.These incidents show that the conditions for the proceedings to take place in a calm atmosphere did not exist. ______________15.02.12 – Supreme court hearing expected to close final chapter in El Universo case The National Court of Justice is due to rule today on the possible reversal of an appeal ruling in the criminal libel case brought against the newspaper El Universo by President Rafael Correa. Reporters Without Borders believes this to be a defining moment for editorial freedom. Ecuador’s highest court was asked to rule on the conduct of the case, but not the basis of the original judgment, and it will also have the final say on the validity of the three-year prison sentences imposed on the newspaper’s director Carlos Pérez, and his two brothers and deputy publishers, César and Nicolás Pérez. They were also ordered to pay 40 million dollars in libel damages to Correa.Columnist Emilio Palacio, whose comments prompted the president’s original libel suit, challenged the verdict but his application had already been rejected. His case therefore will not be included in the new hearing “Should opinions, even the most defamatory in nature, be punished so harshly?” asked Reporters Without Borders.“The decision of the National Court of Justice will finally provide a response to the only question that matters, in our view. While acknowledging from the outset the comments made against President Rafael Correa in the columns of El Universo were extreme in character, we fear that the final chapter in this long legal battle will play havoc with the right to self-expression and threaten the survival of a media organization, in contravention of the American Convention on Human Rights, to which Ecuador is a signatory.“Once again we call for press offences to be decriminalized, supported by precedent elsewhere in South America. We believe that, should El Universo be found guilty in this way, it would endanger the creation of a desirable consensus around the new communication law. Such a consensus has also been weakened by the “El Gran Hermano” case.” Besides raising such concerns, the National Court of Justice hearing has been gripped by a new controversy at its very core. After a fruitless attempt to have three of the nine judges removed, the El Universo defence team cast doubt on the competence of the prosecution counsel, Gutemberg Vera. On the basis of written testimony by a judge, Mónica Encalada, published yesterday in the newspaper El Comercio, a lawyer for the newspaper, Joffre Campaña, maintained that the judgment against El Universo and its representatives was in fact drawn up by the president’s counsel himself. “Reporters Without Borders observes the necessary caution in the face of allegations which, although belated, could cast doubt on the independence and authority of the court.“This new development must nonetheless be taken into account at the hearing so that its authenticity and reliability may be examined,” the organization said. News EcuadorAmericas February 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Will President Correa’s pardon erase a year of controversy and polarization? Newscenter_img Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Receive email alerts RSF_en June 15, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Help by sharing this information EcuadorAmericas to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more December 24, 2019 Find out more read more

Disinterred body was not missing journalist’s

first_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire January 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disinterred body was not missing journalist’s Eight years of international campaigning During the eight years since his abduction, Kieffer’s relatives and colleagues have never ceased to draw attention to his disappearance and the lack of progress in the investigation. On the first anniversary of his abduction, a vigil of singing and poetry-reading was organized at Chapelle des Lombards in Paris.Reporters Without Borders, Osange Silou-Kieffer, the “Truth for Guy-André Kieffer” Association and the “Guy-André Kieffer Breton Support Committee” also dumped liquid cocoa and fake dollars outside the Côte d’Ivoire embassy in Paris on 15 April 2005. A “What did Guy-André Kieffer know?” protest was held at Côte d’Ivoire’s stand at the Chocolate Exhibition in Paris on 28 October 2006. “Where is Guy André Kieffer?” posters were put up in many parts of the Paris, including outside the Côte d’Ivoire embassy, on 16 April 2007. The Lyon Press Club has meanwhile staged many events and demonstrations since 2004 in support of initiatives by Kieffer’s Lyon-based family (including press and poster campaigns, concerts and conferences).On the fifth anniversary, in 2009, the Kieffer family, support groups and Reporters Without Borders staged a demonstration on Bastille Square in Paris and an evening of music and poetry at the Cabaret Sauvage. The following year, in April 2010, a news conference was held at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris with the Kieffer family and representatives of support groups in attendance. A news conference was also held in Abidjan by the Guy-André Kieffer Ivorian Collective with the support of the National Union of Journalists of Côte d’Ivoire (UNJCI).Large posters of Kieffer (4 x 3 metres) were also posted for the first time on the streets and avenues of Abidjan for the sixth anniversary, while an evening of songs and poems were held at the Dapper Museum in Paris. Finally, in 2011, a march was organized from Place de la Bourse to Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Background Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections A specialist in covering commodities, trade and finance, Kieffer was kidnapped by gunmen from an Abidjan supermarket parking lot on 16 April 2004 after going there to meet Michel Legré, the brother-in-law of then President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, Simone Gbagbo. At the time of his disappearance, he had been looking into shady practices in the production and export of cocoa, of which Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s leading producer.Twelve days after his disappearance, his family filed a complaint in France accusing unidentified persons of kidnapping him. Reporters Without Borders registered as civil party in this case a few days later. Judge Ramaël took charge of the case but his attempts to identify those responsible were hampered by the fraught relations between France and the Gbagbo government, the difficulty of investigating in Côte d’Ivoire, and the pact of silence observed by those suspected of involvement, who were all close to President Gbagbo.Ramaël has visited Côte d’Ivoire three times since Gbagbo’s replacement as president by Alassane Ouattara last April. The people he questioned during a visit in November included Patrice Baï, who was Gbagbo’s chief bodyguard, and Anselme Séka Yapo, who headed the unit that protected former first lady Simone Gbagbo.It was Ramaël who, acting on a tip-off, ordered the search that led to the discovery of a body on 6 January in the west of the country. The informant had said that he was present when the body was buried in 2004 and that he thought he recognized it as Kieffer’s. News Reports Reporters Without Borders reaffirms its support for the family of missing Franco-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer, which learned yesterday that DNA tests have established that the remains of a body found last week in Côte d’Ivoire were not his after all. Kieffer has been missing since his abduction in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, in April 2004.“None of us, none of Kieffer’s relatives, friends and colleagues, will give up until the truth about his disappearance has been established and those responsible have been brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Our organization, which is registered as an interested party in this case, urges the Ivorian and French authorities to continue working together and asks the French investigating judge, Patrick Ramaël, to keep going until justice is done.”Referring to yesterday’s DNA results, Kieffer’s wife, Osange Silou-Kieffer, said: “This news is a relief as it encourages me to think that Guy-André could still be alive. The fight continues but the problem is unchanged. We still do not know what happened to my husband. But I would like to salute the constant efforts by Judge Ramaël, who has tirelessly examined all the clues that have emerged in the investigation and has pursued ever new lead to the end.”Kieffer’s brother, Bernard Kieffer, said: “We are on more of a state of alert than ever as a result of this announcement and we fully support this judge, who has been making every effort since 2004 to pursue this investigation, often in very difficult circumstances. Bit by bit, we are making progress and we are getting closer to the truth.” last_img read more

Police Plan Friday Checkpoint Looking for People Driving Drunk or Without Drivers Licenses

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Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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.center_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Photo by Lt. Jason Clawson via TwitterPasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, August 10 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Pasadena PD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.The deterrent effect of high visibility enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Pasadena PD officers have investigated 184 DUI collisions which have claimed 3 lives and resulted in another 90 injuries.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you are taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. top box 2 Police Plan Friday Checkpoint Looking for People Driving Drunk or Without Drivers Licenses Published on Monday, August 6, 2018 | 12:42 pm Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

[Breaking] NLU-O VC Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao To Be Appointed As New Vice-Chancellor of NLU-Delhi

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] NLU-O VC Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao To Be Appointed As New Vice-Chancellor of NLU-Delhi LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Sep 2020 5:44 AMShare This – xFormer Registrar of NLU-D and current Vice-Chancellor of NLU-Odisha, Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, has been elected as the Vice Chancellor of the National Law University, Delhi. The three-member Selection Committee elected Prof. Rao to replace NLU-D’s Founding VC, Prof Ranbir Singh. Prof. Singh’s second five-year term as the NLU-D VC expired today. Prof. Rao has actively…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?LoginFormer Registrar of NLU-D and current Vice-Chancellor of NLU-Odisha, Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, has been elected as the Vice Chancellor of the National Law University, Delhi. The three-member Selection Committee elected Prof. Rao to replace NLU-D’s Founding VC, Prof Ranbir Singh. Prof. Singh’s second five-year term as the NLU-D VC expired today. Prof. Rao has actively involved with legal education and research in India at four National Law Schools: NLSIU, Bangalore (1990-1995 & 1997-98)NALSAR, Hyderabad (1998-2004)GNLU, Gandhi Nagar (2004-2007) NLU-D (2010-14) He holds a Master’s degree in Law from Kakatiya University, Warangal; Master of Philosophy in Law from NLSIU, Bangalore and Ph.D. from Delhi University. He was a visiting fellow at School of Oriental & African Studies, SOAS, London (2013) and University of Washington at Seattle (2012), He was a member of the UGC expert committee in Law to transform legal education in India (2010-2012). including short stint with Jawaharlal Nehru University (1995-96) and University of Delhi (1996-97). He has engaged with several research projects with UKERI, UNDP, Law Commission of India and Ministry of Law and Justice etc. He was a consultant to the Indian Medical Association, Swedish Development Cooperation, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Child Rights and You and Swedish National Science Foundation. He has been elected as the new NLU-D VC from amongst the following two candidates who were shortlisted by the Selection Committee: Prof Paramjit Jaswal, VC of RGNUL Patiala Prof Afzal Wani, Dean of University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPUNext Storylast_img read more

Bacterial biodiversity in deep-sea sediments from two regions of contrasting surface water productivity near the Crozet Islands, Southern Ocean

first_imgThe relationship between surface-derived particulate organic matter (POM) and deep-sea sediment bacterial abundance, community structure and composition was investigated in two different sediment layers from two zones of contrasting surface water productivity in the southern Indian Ocean. Bacterial sediment communities from high chlorophyll (HC) and low chlorophyll (LC) sites were characterized and compared using direct counts, clone library construction, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Of the 1566 bacterial clones generated from the sediment communities, 1010 matched published 16 S rDNA sequences at ≥97% identity. A comparison of surface sediment clone libraries showed that at least one third of all identified operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were common to both HC and LC sites. DGGE community profiles were consistent (82% similar) and evenness of the major phylogenetic groups was 96% similar between surface sediment communities, where gamma- and alpha-Proteobacteria were dominant. Sediment communities shared similarly high biodiversity, while species richness was marginally higher at the LC site. Intra-site shifts in bacterial abundance and composition were observed with increasing sediment depth. Despite the differences in organic matter input between sites, the consistency observed between HC and LC sediment communities pointed to 1) the extent of remineralisation by mega and meio-fauna was a factor affecting the quantity and quality of POM available to sediment bacteria, 2) sampling during the early ‘nutrient assimilation phase’ of the bacterial response to freshly deposited POM or 3) the action of bacteria in the water column could affect the quantity and quality of POM available to sediment bacteria. Although factors other than these may explain the observed similarities, this first comparison of deep-sea sediment communities in relation to surface-derived productivity may be useful in further elucidating the role of sediment bacteria in carbon remineralisation in the deep-sea environment.last_img read more

Sikh Temple ordered to close

first_imgOxford’s only Sikh Temple, or Gurdwara, faces closure after it failed to obtain planning permission for an extension.The Gurdwara, located on the ground floor of 69 Cherwell Drive in Marston, acts as a community centre for Sikhs in Oxford. It has been used as a temple for the past three years.Priya Atwal, President of the Sikh Society at the University, believes this threat of closure “damages Oxford’s reputation as a city that can accommodate for a diverse set of students.”The extension was added to the bottom floor of the house to create space as the temple aims to provide services to all members of the community. For example, it will give a meal to anyone who asks for one.It is claimed that the elderly couple who own the property, and who allow it to be used as a temple, did not realise that planning permission was needed for the extension. Although they applied for retrospective permission, Oxford City Council rejected the application.The Council also rejected an application for the building to be officially changed from a place of residence to a place of worship.Further problems arose when residents stated that they were unhappy with the congestion caused by the Gurdwara. Nearly 100 residents signed a petition opposing the planning application.The Council gave the temple six months to close down and find a new location. However, due to a shortage of funds, this has not been possible. The planning application was refused on the grounds of parking problems and noise disturbance to the neighbours.In an interview with Oxford Mail, Councillor Graham Swift commented, “The problem with anything on Cherwell Drive is the amount of traffic and parking that would be generated. Planning permission should be given before building work is carried out – and where that doesn’t happen a strong line should be taken, or there would be chaos.”On Monday, there was an appeal hearing, and the Council went to review the location. They have told the temple that they will make a decision in the next seven weeks.Mr Singh, head of the Committee at the Gurdwara, stated that he would “like the Council to reconsider their position. We can only move with the help of the council, if they can give us a grant or find us an unused building to use.”The temple is a focal point in the Oxford Sikh community, and it is used by many members of the University. The Sikh population in Oxford is quite small, and its size is greatly affected by the number of Sikhs in each new year group.Atwal explained that the temple was important to Sikh Oxford students.”Several of our students visit the Gurdwara regularly to pray and help out within the local Sikh community. We feel that there should be somewhere for Sikh students to worship just as there is for students of any other faith.”She further commented, “We must remember that many students from all over the world come to study at Oxford University. Taking away Oxford’s Gurdwara might discourage future students from wanting to come here as they cannot worship, like in other University cities.”last_img read more

Miss NJ Parade Kicks off Pageant Activities Wednesday

first_imgMiss New Jersey 2015 Lindsey Giannini Photo Credit: MissNewJersey.net  In a town that loves its parades – Ocean City has the Halloween, Christmas and world-famous Doo Dah just to name three – Wednesday’s Miss New Jersey Parade might be considered a bit underrated.  But that is about to change if Karen Mahar has anything to say about it.“I am feeling good about our lineup and I hope people come out,” Parade Director Mahar said. “It is in the middle of the week and the summer season still isn’t (in full swing) and I am not sure all our residents and visitors know about it. But it really is a nice event.”The procession steps off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 on the Boardwalk at 6th St. and travels South on the boards and exits in 14th.  In addition to all 30 pageant contestants, the parade includes marching bands, Ocean City dignitaries, floats, some really nice cars, and a few surprises.Photo Credit: MissNewJersey.netThe parade’s theme, Miss New Jersey in Toyland, will include depictions of each contestant’s favorite childhood toy.“Many of the girls became really creative.” Karen said. “There are some classic toys represented, but also some more contemporary ones.”When pressed for examples, Mahar demurred. “People should come out and see for themselves.”As the womens’ cars drive by, tradition calls for spectators to ask them to “show us your shoes.”The parade is the opening event for the pageant, held at the Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. Preliminary competitions will take place on the next two evenings, Thursday and Friday, with the Finals set for Saturday night.Photo Credit: MissNewJersey.netContestants take part in talent competition and make presentations on behalf of a cause or personal interest, or “platform.”The Miss New Jersey Pageant has become a business booster for Ocean City. With 30 contestants competing from all over the state, many of their families have been staying in local hotels, motels and B&Bs, eating in local restaurants and buying goods and services from local businesses.And it all begins with the parade. The reigning Miss New Jersey 2015, Lindsey Giannini will be on hand, as will members of the Ocean City Council.Each contestant rides in a convertible. Some are designated and supplied by the competitor; others are provided by the parade organizers. There are classic cars, “old time” historic vehicles and cutting edge new cars.Mahar, whose fulltime job is Director of the Ocean City Free Public Library, was quick to credit her support team, starting with the City team. Kathy Caraballo of Ocean City’s Community Services Department has been invaluable behind the scenes, Mahar said, and Community Services chief Mike Allegretto has been “great to work with,” she added.Mahar also thanked Bruce Twiggs who handles the staging aspects of the parade. “We simply couldn’t do it without him,” she said.Judges for the parade include entertainment reporter and talk show host Scott Cronick, graphic artist Bob Petrecca, Lori Link and Tracey Wiser of the branding firm Wiser Link and former Chatterbox owner Aimee Repici.Two Ocean City residents, Devon Vanderslice (Miss Cape May County); and Myra McCann (Miss EasternShore) will be among the line of march. Each contestant  will be followed on the parade route by a Miss NJ Most  Outstanding Teen representative.  There will also be a Mummers string band, Ocean City’s mascot Martin Z. Mollusk, and the Peepmobile, a vehicle promoting the popular Peeps candies.All Star One, an Egg Harbor Twp. Competitive cheer unit will be in the line of march, as will the Camden Academy Charter High School Band.Karen Mahar, Director of the Miss New Jersey Parade in Ocean Citylast_img read more