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Arsonists destroy altar of Anglican church in Barbados, but building…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC July 30, 2018 at 7:11 pm When Coventry Cathedral was bombed by the Germans in 1940 leaving only the shell of the building and the alter,someone inscribed these words on the remains of the alter .”Father Forgive”.When I saw that in 1956 as a child it made an impesssion in me. Perhaps the same could be done for this church. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (1) Rector Tampa, FL 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Posted Jul 30, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Arsonists destroy altar of Anglican church in Barbados, but building saved Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags David Sayers 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Anglican Communion News Service] Arsonists have destroyed the altar, two kneeling stools and a prayer book in an attack on a church in Barbados on July 29, but the island’s firefighters prevented the blaze causing significant damage to the rest of the church.Read the full article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Eventslast_img read more

RIP: Former Northwest Texas Bishop Sam B. Hulsey

first_imgRIP: Former Northwest Texas Bishop Sam B. Hulsey Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC R.I.P: Bishop Sam B. Hulsey, Feb. 14, 1932 – Aug. 6, 2020[Diocese of Northwest Texas] The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey, former bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas and assisting bishop in the Diocese of Fort Worth, died on Aug. 6, 2020, at Selby Hill, his beloved family homestead in Parker County. He was 88 years old. A memorial service will be held when it is safer to gather.Hulsey was born on Feb. 14, 1932, to Ruth and Sim Hulsey in the old All Saints’ Hospital in Fort Worth. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle; his daughter, Ashley Louise Hulsey and her husband, Marc Kittner, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and his son, Byron Christopher Hulsey and his wife, Jennifer, of Woodberry Forest, Virginia. Stepchildren include Ruthie Porterfield of Houston, and Beth Phillips and Huck Newberry of Fort Worth.Hulsey had a long and distinguished career in The Episcopal Church, which culminated in his tenure as bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas from 1980-1997. The diocesan offices in Lubbock are in the Sam Byron Hulsey Episcopal Center. After his retirement, he moved back to his hometown of Fort Worth.For a full obituary click here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People 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 Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Aug 10, 2020 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Submit a Press Release Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Havwoods, Vincent Timber, Wienerberger, Norrsken, Tile mountain Photographs:  Ashley Gendek Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United Kingdom Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects Joinery:Chartwood JoineryCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ashley GendekRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The project involved the demolition of a small 1920’s bungalow with a new contemporary three-bedroom house. The site backs on to Flatropers Wood Nature reserve and is surrounded by woodland to the east but with views across open countryside to the west. The main consideration of the design was to make best use of the site, which is a long narrow triangular wedge. The existing cottage was very dark and felt very enclosed because of the high, dense boundary hedging. A key move in the proposals was to remove the hedging and in doing so, open up uninterrupted views across the adjoining countryside and wood. This also vastly improves on the natural light getting into the site.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Ashley GendekThe new house has been designed to read as a cluster of buildings, typical of sporadic rural development of agricultural buildings. The plans provide a single storey element which contains the open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Off this is a two-storey building at 90 degrees which contains all of the bedrooms and bathrooms. The change in orientation creates a south facing courtyard feel, which gives a combination of enclosed private space to the rear, and open garden space with far reaching views to the front. There is also provision for a linking utility along with a detached garden studio building, a detached garden store and shed.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Ashley GendekThere are large glazed openings with the elevations clad in a combination of rough sawn cedar cladding and cedar shingles. The house is of timber frame construction and highly insulated and is powered by an Air Source Heat pump resulting in very low running costs.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!© Ashley GendekProject gallerySee allShow lessAlterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENSelected ProjectsBeatriz Colomina on Gender, Collaborative Work, and Disease in ArchitectureInterviews Share CopyAbout this officeRX ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects” 22 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 stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928854/watcombe-cottage-rx-architects Clipboard “COPY” ABS Carpentry Architects: RX Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Watcombe Cottage / RX ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWatcombe Cottage / RX Architects Projects Save this picture!© Ashley Gendek+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928854/watcombe-cottage-rx-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Contractor: CopyHouses•United Kingdom Houses Stephen Evans Associates Year:  Structural Engineer: last_img read more

Students help elders “Cycle Without Age”

first_imgTwitter Twitter printEvery Thursday, the residents of the Trinity Terrace retirement community gather at Trinity Trail for a bike ride. But they don’t do it alone. The residents relax and enjoy the ride in specialized rickshaws piloted by TCU students.Trinity resident Emma Coley has never missed a ride in the rickshaw.“They bought the two rickshaws and set it up and asked me if I would be interested, and I said sure,” Coley said. “Anything to get me out, and I love it and I wouldn’t miss one.”The volunteer “pilots” of these rickshaws are all TCU students, most of whom have been recruited by sociology instructor Dr. Keith Whitworth.“It’s just a way for the students to give back to the community and for the residents to experience something that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise,” Whitworth said.This project is part of an international movement called Cycling Without Age. It was founded by Ole Kassow in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012, and is now in 28 countries around the world. Kassow’s mission was to get elderly citizens with limited mobility back on bicycles.The official website states: “Life unfolds at all ages, young and old, and can be thrilling, fun, sad, beautiful and meaningful. Cycling Without Age is about letting people age in a positive context – fully aware of the opportunities that lie ahead when interacting in their local community.”In 2014, Kassow gave a TED Talk about the origins of the initiative and the benefits of strengthening communities and relationships between generations.Spending time outdoors has great health advantages for senior citizens, but too few actually reap these benefits, as reported by Community Home Health Care.Trinity resident Carol McCarty said a lot of residents never venture outside.“Some people never leave or get out of their room, except for when they eat and then they go back to their room,” said Trinity resident Carol McCarty. “They never go outside.”For senior citizens, going outside can improve immune system, boost vitamin D levels, improve focus and recover from injuries at a faster rate, according to Community Home Health Care.Quick List Venngage InfographicsThe program came to the attention of Keith Manning, the operations project manager for Trinity Terrace, after one of the residents who was an avid cyclist suggested it.Manning said the partnership with TCU was a natural fit.“I love the fact that we have older adults talking with the students, getting to swap life stories and learn about things from each other,” Manning said. “Intergenerationality is one of the founding factors of Cycling without Age.”First-year pre-nursing major Bryce Cherry said he enjoys getting to know the residents on a personal level.“I mainly enjoy the human aspect of it like getting to talk to people and getting to know their stories and everything they’ve been through from homemakers to retired air force colonels,” Cherry said.To get involved, contact Dr. Whitworth at [email protected] Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden Ann Louden’s Legacy Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Previous articleA&J Podcast – January 25, 2017Next article‘Let’s be real’: TCU talks diversity Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Facebook + posts Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaycenter_img Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallo ReddIt ReddIt Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Facebooklast_img read more

Hugo Chávez’s government tightens its grip on the media

first_img President Hugo Chávez announced on 20 July that his government is about to acquire a majority stake in Globovisión, a privately-owned TV station that is very critical of his administration. By acquiring the shares of some of the station’s directors, the government says it will be able to control 48.5 per cent of its capital.Federal Bank chairman Nelson Mezerhane stepped in last month at the government’s request and bought 20 per cent of Globovisión’s shares, plus another 5.8 per cent acquired through another company, Chávez revealed during a televised ceremony on 20 July. He also announced that the 20 per cent of shares owned by Luis Teófilo Núñez, one of the station’s founders, who died in 2007, would “pass to the state.” Chávez then did the sum: “25.8 per cent plus 20 per cent makes 48.5 per cent, amigo.” This was not an expropriation, he insisted. The government just wanted to “participate in this business.”The president added that the Federal Bank governors would appoint a representative to the Globovisión board, and that journalists currently working as state television presenters would proposed for the position.The TV station reacted with statement announcing its intention to resist President Chávez’s designs: “Globovisión’s editorial line is not measured in share percentages (…) nor will it be expropriated.” Globovisión has often been threatened with closure and is currently the target of several legal proceedings initiated by Chávez, including a warrant for the arrest of one of its top executives, Guillermo Zuloaga, who has fled to the United States. But with Chávez insinuating that the government could also recover Zuloaga’s shares because he has left the country, Globovisión now appears to be on the verge of being taken over entirely.Restricting access to informationThe president’s announcement has coincided with various worrying measures limiting access to information.The Higher Court of Justice issued a ruling on 15 July restricting the right of access to information. In response to a request for information filed by the NGO Espacio Público about the salaries of officials responsible for managing public funds, the court ruled that access to public information was not an absolute right. The recruiting of civil servants and their declarations of assets were private matters that the public did not need to know, the court said.The decision, which totally violates the principle of transparency, will have a drastic impact on the ability of journalists to investigate and report such matters as illegal enrichment by government officials.Another decision that is just as controversial has reinforced Reporters Without Borders’ fears. It concerns parliament’s approval of a report about alleged US meddling in Venezuelan politics, which contains criticism of foreign funding for journalists and civil society organisations. It was approved just a week after Venezuela’s two leading free speech NGOs, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) and Espacio Público, were the target of criminal proceedings brought by Movimiento por el Periodismo Necesario, a journalists’ association linked to the ruling party.Submitted by parliamentarian Manuel Villalba, the report claims to demonstrate “the participation of foreign governments in Venezuela’s internal politics” and says the aim of the funding is to provoke “a process of destabilisation in the country” and to discredit the government.In his recent statements, President Chávez also threatened to rescind the Vale TV concession that was granted to the Venezuelan church before he came to power. It should be “given back to the people,” he said. RCTV, a station accused of supporting the 2002 coup attempt against Chávez, was already stripped of its concession in 2007.Both RCTV and Globovisión did indeed support some of the people involved in the attempted coup, but the suppression of these opposition media has more to do with the government’s inability to tolerate criticism. Eight years after the coup, these coercive measures are motivated by a desire to silence opponents who are drawing attention to intractable economic and social problems. Venezuela is diverging more and more from other Latin American countries such as Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil which have decriminalised press offences and created the legal bases for more media pluralism. President Chávez’s latest statements signal another disturbing step backwards for Venezuela. 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Driver Killed, Passenger Critically Injured After Car Plummets Off 210 Freeway in Pasadena

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Firefighters work at the scene of a crash in which a car went off the 210 Freeway and landed in a front yard along Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena on Nov. 27, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department)A driver died and his passenger was hospitalized in critical condition after their car flew off the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, rolled over numerous times and came to a stop in the front yard of a home along Lincoln Avenue on Friday night, officials said.The crash took place about 8 p.m. along the westbound 210 Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said.The vehicle careened off the freeway and rolled over numerous times after landing along Lincoln Avenue, according to Pasadena city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.It came to rest in the front yard of a home in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue, about 100 yards north of the freeway, officials said.Paramedics pronounced the driver of the unrecognizable vehicle, initially described as a man in his 30s, dead at the scene, Kimball said.A passenger of the car was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Derderian said. No further description of the badly injured passenger was available.No further details were available as the investigation continued Friday night.Any witnesses, or anyone with information, can reach the CHP’s Altadena-area office at (626) 296-8100. More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Public Safety Driver Killed, Passenger Critically Injured After Car Plummets Off 210 Freeway in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 | 9:55 pm Community News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Make a comment Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

[Breaking] ‘No Right Minded Person Will Think He Is Biased’: SC Dismisses Plea To Remove Former UP DGP KL Gupta From Commission Probing Vikas Dubey Encounter [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] ‘No Right Minded Person Will Think He Is Biased’: SC Dismisses Plea To Remove Former UP DGP KL Gupta From Commission Probing Vikas Dubey Encounter [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 July 2020 1:51 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed two petitions which sought to remove K L Gupta, former Director-General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, from the SC-appointed inquiry commission to probe into the genuineness of the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey.A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, did not accept the arguments of the petitioners that Gupta was biased and prejudiced…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed two petitions which sought to remove K L Gupta, former Director-General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, from the SC-appointed inquiry commission to probe into the genuineness of the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey.A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, did not accept the arguments of the petitioners that Gupta was biased and prejudiced in the matter.The petitioners – Ghansham Upadhyaya and Anoop Prakash Awasthi- alleged that Gupta had given statements to the press endorsing the police version of the encounter and had said “police version of the encounter should be accepted on ‘face value'”.However, the CJI-led bench refused to treat this as an indication of bias, saying that Gupta’s integrity cannot be questioned by looking at one part of his statement.”We cannot change the person appointed. He has given a balanced view. You are looking at only one part of it. Not the other part of it. We will not allow you to cast aspersions on someone’s integrity on this. How can you call a man corrupt by a statement that simply says rule of law should be followed?”, CJI said.When the petitioners argued that the relevant test was not the actual existence of bias, but a reasonable likelihood of bias, the CJI replied “A right-minded person who reads the whole thing will not think that the person who said this is biased”It was on July 22 that the SC constituted the committee and appointed former SC judge Justice B S Chauhan to lead it.The names of the committee members were proposed by the Uttar Pradesh government. Justice Sashi Kant Agarwal, a former judge of the Allahabad High Court, is the third member of the commission, apart from Justice B S Chauhan and K L Gupta. The statements of Gupta, which were highlighted by the petitioners, were made soon after the incident when the media sought his response to the encounter.”On face value, we should accept what police are saying. Why do we always start with negativity and dub police wrong? Encounters are not done, they happen.”, Gupta had reportedly told PTI on July 10.As per PTI, he said that Dubey was facing over 60 cases against him. “He knew the law and also how to abuse it…why he was out of jail for years? His stay out of jail would have meant that he would commit more crime.” When asked as to what he felt about the nature of the encounter after watching the visuals from the spot, Gupta said, “Accidents are not abnormal. They do happen. He was being brought from Ujjan and the driver might be tired. In this (rainy) season, such mishaps do happen.” “We should not be judgemental. This is not the end but a start,” he said. “There is the NHRC (National Human Rights Commission). Magisterial probe of encounters are done. Magistrates are not under police. If there is something wrong, the magistrate can order an FIR. Policemen have gone to jail in the past in fake encounter cases,” the former DGP said.Responding to media persons’ doubts over the genuineness of the police claims, Gupta reportedly said :”First see if you did anything for the eight policemen who were killed. Did you go to their homes and see if their families were starving? Did you find out from where Dubey got so many weapons? Had he created an ordnance factory in his home? No. You didn’t.”You are beginning with doubt. His vehicle was switched to obtain the element of surprise. SUVs, on national highways, overturn all the time. He’d gone to surrender thinking he’d be in judicial custody. But there was no need for remand as the police there had no case. So it’s natural that he’d run if he thought ‘I might get killed’ if the police take me into custody. He must have attempted to flee the moment the vehicle overturned.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Chris Watts, man who killed pregnant wife and daughters, provides new details on murders to investigators: Officials

first_img(ABC News) Chris Watts arrives in court in Colorado for his sentencing on Nov. 19, 2018.(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) — The Colorado man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters spoke to investigators and provided more information about the murders, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.Local, state and federal investigators visited convicted killer Chris Watts behind bars on Feb. 18, during which “Watts provided investigators with additional information about the murders of Shanann, Bella, and Celeste,” the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said in a Thursday statement.The CBI said it plans to release a written report and audio file of the interview on March 7.Chris Watts was sentenced in November to life without parole for the August murders of his wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.Chris Watts’ father, Ronnie Watts, said his son did not tell him the details about the conversation, but Ronnie Watts told ABC News Thursday, “In my heart I know he didn’t kill those girls.”Ronnie Watts said his son calls him every night and “knows the Bible inside and out.”“It’s over and done with,” Ronnie Watts said of the case. “I am confused why they [the investigators] went out there in the first place.”Chris Watts had pleaded guilty to all charges again him, and in exchange, prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty, the Weld County District Attorney’s office said.In August, right after the crime, Chris Watts spoke to reporters, saying his wife vanished with his daughters without a trace, leaving her purse and keys at home.“My kids are my life,” he told ABC Denver affiliate KMGH. “I mean, those smiles light up my life.”“When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he said.Within days of the disappearance, Chris Watts was arrested and the bodies of his wife and children were found.Chris Watts declined to speak at his sentencing but his attorney, Kathryn Harrold, said her client is “devastated” and “is sincerely sorry for all of this.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Middle managers ‘can drive business change’

first_imgMiddle managers ‘can drive business change’On 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Middle managers are better placed to drive radical organisational changethan senior executives, an article in the Harvard Business Review claims. Research shows that far from being staid and mediocre, many middle managersare better at developing networks of staff to deliver change. Their contacts are better throughout the organisation because in most casesthey had to work their way up the corporate ladder. They are also betterattuned to employees’ emotional needs during organisational change and canmaintain momentum, claims the report. It also states that many have good entrepreneurial ideas that they arewilling to develop if only they could get a hearing at a more senior level. www.hbsp.harvard.edu Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Humberts launches first dual online and high street lettings service

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Humberts launches first dual online and high street lettings service previous nextProptechHumberts launches first dual online and high street lettings serviceAgent has partnered with Countrywide-backed proptech firm to offer service that enables landlords to switch between traditional and digital offering.Nigel Lewis14th August 201702,615 Views Humberts has launched the UK’s first switchable online-only and traditional managed lettings service for landlords.The announcement comes five months after the company said it would be relaunching its lettings operation headed up by high-profile industry executive Suzanne Diamond (pictured, below).The new online offering is called Humberts Lettings Direct and will charge landlords £199 plus VAT for advertising on Rightmove and OTM as well as deposit and first-month rent collection, referencing, contract management and legal protection insurance.Humberts says the £199 will then be deducted from any fees charged should a landlord then switch to the traditional approach.But rather than the company build its own technology, 175-year-old Humberts is partnering with proptech start-up Propoly.Propoly started up three years ago as Nanoget before changing name and joining angel investment firm Pi Labs, initially presenting itself as an alternative to lettings agents for landlords and tenants.The company’s board includes non-executive director Margaret Longden (pictured, right), who is Countrywide’s Retail Programme Director and who, from 2010 onwards, helped expand the PLC’s lettings business. Also, Countrywide holds 366,034 Series A shares in Propoly.White label technologyHumberts is using a white-labelled version of Propoly’s technology, which is essentially a messaging platform which enables landlords and agents to talk to each other.The proptech firm also says it hopes to sign up more “traditional high street agents as customers” and that its objective is to become the “biggest and best place to visit for rental properties nationwide,” says Ed Ghazal, Co-Founder of Propoly (pictured, left).“By partnering with Humberts we aim to prove that both online and traditional lettings agency can work seamlessly and effectively alongside each other offering Landlords the ultimate choice.”Propoly is the latest of the proptech ‘disrupters’ to partner with agents after initially portraying themselves as an alternative to them.In March this year its CFO told a tech blog that: “At the top end, yeah, agents are good at what they do, because they get the customer to pay more, so sellers obviously like that,” something Humberts would agree with.Propoly partnershipIn partnership with Propoly, Humberts is to offer landlords the option to either rent their properties solely online and organise their own viewings using the Propoly tech, or use Humberts’ traditional agency percentage-based managed service.Landlords will be able to switch their properties between the two different kinds of service at any time, although only if they are in an area covered by one of Humberts’ lettings branches.Humberts’ Managing Director Ian Westerling (pictured, below) claims this kind of dual, switchable service is an industry first.“We saw a real gap in the market for this flexible, dual lettings model – savvy landlords looking to save money may wish to try the online lettings route but would prefer a strong, heritage brand and industry knowledge behind them,” he says.“The option to switch over at any time…is attractive as it gives Landlords ultimate peace of mind. We have been extremely impressed with Propoly’s forward thinking business model and for us it’s the perfect partnership.”  Ian Westerling Humberts Margaret Longden Suzanne Diamond Propoly Countrywide Ed Ghazal August 14, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more