Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (5) By Matthew Davies and Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 3, 2015 July 3, 2015 at 10:00 am Yes, some clarification is needed as to exactly what this will all look like come Jan. 1, 2016. While the detailed account is given, it is not really helpful in understanding the changes for those of us in the pews. Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Robert Horwath says: Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm The description of Bishop Katharine “speaking in opposition to substitute Resolution A004, as well as D006 and D010” is inaccurate. I was at the hearing, and the Presiding Bishop came to the hearing at the request of the legislative committee to describe how she understood the relationships among Executive Council, DFMS staff and officers, and the Presiding Bishop. She offered to answer any other questions the committee had, which was helpful considering her unique perspective as the current occupant of the role of PB. She did not reference any of the resolutions, though of course her comments had bearing on what they proposed. Submit a Job Listing 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 Submit a Press Release Convention agrees to major structural changes Actions dramatically cut number of commissions, change some of Executive Council’s authority Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Norman Hutchinson says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm An explanation, in the vernacular, about how the above cited resolutions will affect the national and local church would be helpful. After a quick reading, it seems like the deck chairs are being rearranged. I hope that I am wrong about that and would like to be proven wrong. How will these changes allow the church to reach out side its walls into the world where Jesus directs us to go? July 3, 2015 at 6:51 am Will there be, at some time soon, an outline of what this is supposed to look like when it isimplemented? The above account does not provide, in a clear manner, what the OUTCOMEwill look like. Thanks — RHL+ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Nancie Wilson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL 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 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm We really need to manifest structurally the implications of our ecumenical theology….and move to become a uniting Church. Our structures cannot hold with our declining membership unless we undertake a massive campaign of evangelization and mission work-mission in the traditional sense not soley for the purposes of social justice. If we don’t focus on evangelization in a traditional manner I’m afraid our broad and liberal Episcopal tradition will soon be overshadow ed by a pre-critical pre-modern Anglican evangelical fundamentalism. We should appropriate traditional notions of evangelism and mission while sustaining our tradition of dialogue and social justice. We must either choose to transition to a uniting Church focus or resurrect traditional notions of Christian mission to save our branch of Christ’s Church, in my view. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention has approved two resolutions making major changes to the structure of The Episcopal Church.The deputies and bishops serving on the Committee of Structure and Governance, which considered the resolutions, “were united in love for this church and its mission,” Committee Chair Bishop Clifton Daniel of Pennsylvania told the House of Bishops July 2. “In the end the tone of our conversations brought hope as our church enters into a renewing process of change.”Substitute Resolution A004, rewriting the rules governing the church’s Executive Council, rejected a proposal by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church to halve council’s size. The resolution slightly expands Executive Council’s appointment power concerning three members of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s executive staff, including the chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief legal officer (a position created in the resolution). The presiding bishop will conduct annual performance reviews with all three of those officers and share the results with council’s executive committee under the terms of the resolution.The resolution also sets up a provision for those three officers, along with the presiding bishop and the House of Deputies president, to engage in a mutual ministry review every 18 months.Deputies struck from the resolution a controversial provision proposed by the Legislative Committee on Governance and Structure that would have allowed council, by a two-thirds vote, to direct the presiding bishop to fire any of those three officers.Substitute Resolution A006 reduces the number of the church’s standing commissions from 14 to two. The two would be the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons, and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The presiding bishop and House of Deputies president would appoint study committees and task forces to complete the work called for by a meeting of General Convention, with council’s approval. All of those bodies would expire at the start of the next General Convention unless they are renewed.The resolution concerns standing commissions only and not committees, agencies or boards. As with all General Convention resolutions, the legislation will take effect in the next triennium, which begins Jan. 1, 2016.Substitute Resolution A004Substitute Resolution A004 calls for both the presiding bishop as chair and the president of the House of Deputies as vice chair to nominate people to serve as the church’s chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief legal officer. People who hold those three positions also act as officers of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, along with the chair and vice chair.Council would then vote to appoint those people. Currently the presiding bishop appoints the chief operating officer, with the advice and consent of the council. The churchwide staff reports to the chief operating officer who reports to the presiding bishop. The presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies, as chair and vice chair of council, jointly nominate the chief financial officer, whom the council then appoints.During a Governance and Structure Committee hearing on June 25, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori took the unusual step of speaking in opposition to substitute Resolution A004, as well as D006 and D010, saying they would dilute the authority and responsibilities of the presiding bishop. Resolutions D006 and D010 went beyond the reorganization of the presiding bishop-Executive Council relationship of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society proposed by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church.“A board cannot be responsible for employment relationships,” she told the committee. “A board can set policy about employment relationships but a board cannot carry out the work of managing employment issues. I see that as one essential piece of the presiding bishop’s responsibility.”Northwestern Pennsylvania Deputy the Rev. Adam Trambley kicked off the debate in the House of Deputies July 1 by trying to assure the house that the controversial provision to enable council, by a two-thirds vote, to direct the presiding bishop to fire the chief operating officer, the chief financial officer or the chief legal officer constitutes “very limited ability to provide some kind of accountability authority to the officers.”Trambley, a member of the Legislative Committee on Governance and Structure, said if the council is going to appoint the officers after the chair and vice chair nominate them, then it ought to have a way to hold them accountable.Meanwhile, the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, deputy from Pennsylvania, provided the shortest testimony of the debate, saying simply “the authority should stay with the chair of Executive Council.”Deputies voted 464 to 359 to strike the firing provision, and passed Substitute Resolution A004 on a 649-179 vote.The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies on Resolution A004.There was, however, debate on the appointment provisions. The bishops committee on governance and structure amended the deputies-passed version of the resolution to give the presiding bishop the authority to appoint a COO, with the advice and consent of the council, as is the current practice.After some concern that the committee’s amendments would mean referral back to deputies, a motion was put forth to change the resolution back, retaining the language passed by the deputies that all three nominations need to be made jointly by the chair and vice chair, and then appointed by a vote of council.Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut spoke against the committee’s amendment and urged the bishops to concur with the deputies. “As I read it, it seems pretty clear to whom the staff and these officers are accountable,” he said. “Three times it says ‘accountable to the chair.’”Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas said he believes “we are experiencing an unprecedented assault on the authority of the presiding bishop and bishops in general. It sounds like, ‘Wow, we are paranoid, but one time my mom told me the house is on fire and it was.’ So I want everyone to be careful about this. I want to give our next presiding bishop the best possible runway to take off.”In the end, the bishops passed the resolution’s language as approved by the deputies.When asked, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori confirmed that the resolution would take effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and that it does not affect the incumbents of those positions.Substitute Resolution A004, which revises Canon 1.4 Sections 1-8, covers some of the ideas advanced in the original version proposed by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church as well as in Resolutions C032, D006, D020 and D010.Debate on Substitute Resolution A006Deputies rejected a motion to refer the standing commission resolution, which covers Resolution A006 in its original form and A097, to the church’s Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church. Such a move would have postponed any actions on standing commissions to at least the 2018 General Convention.Diocese of the Virgin Islands Deputy Patricia Rhymer Todman, who made the motion to refer, said reducing the number of standing commissions amounts to the “indiscriminate destruction” of the church’s structure of committees, commission, agencies and boards, which operate between conventions to recommend policies and strategies for consideration by the next meeting of convention.She said the church wants to focus on mission, evangelism and “our church needs a streamlined but suitable structure to fulfill its rich promise in mission.”Diocese of Colorado Deputy L. Zoe Cole said that to adopt the reduction means “we become a church with a permanent structure devoted to rules and music.”She added that it will take a long time during each triennium to determine what groups are needed, what they’re in charge of, and who will be appointed.Deputies rejected a proposed amendment by California Deputy Sarah Lawton to add a Standing Commission on Mission, despite her argument that the church should not have only inwardly focused standing commissions.North Dakota Deputy the Rev. John Floberg, who is also an Executive Council member, noted that the proposed 2016-2018 budget increases the amount of money available for the interim bodies as council might form. He said council needed the power to create interim bodies “in order for this church to more nimbly respond to the needs” that the church faces in society.The Rev. Valerie Balling, chair of the Diocese of New Jersey deputation, said before rejecting the reduction, the church needs to remember that it is the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. “We need to live into the spirit of what the governance and structure committee has put forward and I believe that under the direction of Bishop Curry that this (idea of being members of a missionary society) will continue and (we will) not lose our identity as missioners.”West Missouri Deputy the Rev. Stan Runnels, a member of Executive Council, told the house that “I want to assure the convention that the Executive Council in conversation in this last triennium, especially as the TREC report became more and more available to us, we are aware that this privilege to appoint task forces will require us to use the history of the CCABs as a guide and that many of the task forces that will be appointed will basically reflect the history of the CCAB structure.”The house passed the resolution 649-114.House of Bishops accepted the resolution on a voice vote.Bishop Sean Rowe of Northwestern Pennsylvania, a member of the General Convention Legislative Committee on Structure and Governance, clarified that the resolution concerns standing commissions only and not committees, agencies or boards. As with all General Convention resolutions, the legislation will take effect in the next triennium, which begins Jan. 1, 2016.Milwaukee Bishop Steven Miller proposed two amendments, one to call for the chair and vice chair of the two standing commissions to be appointed from different houses, and another to add a Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations.The House of Bishops voted in favor of the first amendment but voted down the second by 69 to 71 votes.However, following some debate, Miller asked the house to reconsider his amendment. The house voted to remove the amendment and consider the unamended Substitute Resolution A006, which passed by a straight majority vote. Had the amendment passed, the revised resolution would have required the concurrence of the House of Deputies.Before the house revoked the amendment, Bishop Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer for The Episcopal Church, expressed appreciation for the resolution but concern about amending it and sending it back to the House of Deputies. “There are many people standing in line to add standing commissions back in,” he said. “I urge us to be very careful.”Earlier, several other bishop members of the structure committee spoke about the resolution.Bishop Mary Glasspool, suffragan of Los Angeles, said she is grateful for the work of TREC “for putting in some creative and loving thinking.”The reduction in the number of standing commissions, she said, is the “most concrete and visible manifestation of change. It is very clear that we’re not ready for a unicameral legislature. We’re not asking for a decrease in the number of Executive Council members or deputies at General Convention. But the CCABs (the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards) is a starting place for an ongoing conversation. This is a marathon and not a sprint.”Bishop Lawrence Provenzano of Long Island expressed concern about “the inward-looking focus of the two standing committees that remain.”But he said he hopes it will allow Executive Council “to be more nimble in response to mission, evangelism, social justice, and then to fund some of these ministries, and then to sunset them as appropriate needs change.”— Matthew Davies and the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg are editors and reporters for the Episcopal News Service. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service r h lewis (VTS 1963) says: General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. 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Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world. The religious leaders, co-presidents of the Council of Christians and Jews, co-signed a letter to The Times newspaper on Dec. 13.Read the full article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Christian, Jewish leaders in Britain speak against anti-Semitism, persecution of Christians Press Release Service Posted Dec 13, 2018 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN
ArchDaily Projects Photographs: Jean-Christophe Masson, Herve AbbadieText description provided by the architects. Hamonic et Masson’s mixed-use office and housing building is part of an initiative to preserve and reuse the industrial heritage of the southern quarters of Le Havre, France. Through its scale, rhythm, shape and materials, the project forms an integral part of a re-envisioned harbour landscape, creating the transition between a domestic scale and the greater harbour landscape.Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Janisol DoorHanging LampsAxolightWall Lights – FloatStoolsAndreu WorldTrenza – Outdoor BarstoolA 19th century brick warehouse, or avéole, was conserved and incorporated into the project to house the office space required in the programme. The warehouse’s silhouette and scale subsequently inspired the repetitive module that was used for the housing portion of the project. The use of modules allowed for a prefabricated construction system, both for the concrete structure and the metal façade. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieThe southern, dockside, elevation comprises of a pattern of metal balustrades and sun-shading devices that refer to the character of the site: galvanised metal, grey fabric blinds that help enliven the façade and white fabric privacy screens. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieThe apartments are all double orientated with living spaces and large balconies facing south towards the water and services to the north. Outdoor passageways and staircases provide access to the apartments while also providing a dynamic northern façade. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieTo each apartment is given the same benefits – outdoor private space, direct southern light, sun shading systems and natural ventilation – despite the fact that the programme includes both social housing and high quality apartments for sale. The differences occur only within: owners buying off the plan were able to modify and adapt their apartments during construction, and the majority of private apartments have double height living rooms with mezzanines. Save this picture!PlanThe entire building is lifted a half-floor above the quay to clearly define the limit between public and private space and to liberate the ground floor for a naturally ventilated parking and garden. This half-floor is enclosed by a pattern of perforated metal sheeting and green glass panels, graphically referring to the vegetation found in the neighbouring park and urban space, designed by Obras architects.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Wright / Andre KikoskiArticlesAD Round Up: Patio Houses Part IIArticlesProject locationAddress:Le Havre, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHamonic + Masson & AssociésOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsDabasLe HavreOfficesHousingMixed Use3D ModelingFrancePublished on December 12, 2009Cite: “The Docks Dombasles / Hamonic + Masson architects” 12 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
The targeted assassination of top Iranian physicist and nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on Nov. 27, and Donald Trump’s immediate approving Tweet, confirm the determination of U.S. and Israeli rulers to sabotage every possible effort for peace or normalization of relations with Iran or the region.Iranians mourn Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Tehran, Nov. 28.The multi-pronged attack involved at least one explosion and small-arms fire by a number of assailants.Regardless of who the media blame, whether Israel or the Washington-supported Iranian terrorist group People’s Mujahedin Organization, this latest act of state-sponsored terrorism follows decades of U.S. sanctions, sabotage, and assassinations against Iran, plus invasions and occupations of surrounding countries. Almost a year ago, on Jan. 3, a U.S. drone assassinated a highly respected Iranian general, Qasem Suleimani, as he was traveling to Iraq with a peace proposal involving countries throughout the region. U.S. intelligence agencies were well aware of the peaceful purpose of his trip.Suleimani’s assassination confirmed that U.S. leaders felt threatened by the possibility that the countries of the region might arrive at peace or reconciliation among themselves. This new assassination of a top Iranian scientist is a criminal provocation and a desperate attempt to lure Iran into a response leading to a wider war.Iran has long maintained that its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes, not weapons. Nuclear technology today is a crucial part of industrial development and even medical progress.U.S. effort to block developmentNever mentioned in the U.S. media is that Fakhrizadeh was a pioneer in Iran’s effort to combat the novel coronavirus. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described this crucial role: “One of the latest services of Martyr Fakhrizadeh was his outstanding role in the development of the first indigenous COVID-19 test kit, which is a great contribution to our national efforts in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when Iran is under inhumane sanctions of the United States, strictly preventing our access to humanitarian goods including medicines and medical equipment.” (https://tinyurl.com/y259rl9f)Fakhrizadeh headed the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research. He trained many researchers to find ways to scientifically advance Iran, especially for defense. He helped apply lasers to the detection of invading aircraft.Four other senior Iranian scientists have been assassinated over the past decade. Others were injured in assassination attempts. Targeted assassinations and economic sanctions are meant to deprive countries of scientific capabilities and development. Iran’s High Council for Human Rights denounced the atrocity as an outright violation of the country’s right to have access to science and technology in order to progress. Countries attempting to assert national sovereignty and independent development are soon targeted by harsh U.S. sanctions and military threats. U.S. violated nuclear agreementIran demonstrated the peaceful nature of its nuclear program in 2015 by signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with six world powers — the U.S., Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China. In an effort to lift strangling sanctions, Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98 percent, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years. It agreed to enrich uranium to only 3.67%, meaning it would not have the highly enriched uranium used to manufacture nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency has acknowledged Iran’s compliance with this onerous agreement, after subjecting its nuclear work to extensive and recurrent examinations. After Iran kept its part of the agreement, the Trump administration violated it in May 2018 and re-imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran. Washington then demanded that every other country also violate the agreement and impose sanctions on Iran. This illegal unilateral action outraged even other imperialists who conduct profitable business with Iran. The incoming Biden administration wants to revive the agreement – but not to end attempts to strangle Iran. Rather, it aims to restore relations with imperialist allies who have been snubbed and insulted by Trump. U.S. imperialists are also concerned that Iran’s expanding trade with China and Russia is undermining U.S. dominance in the region and limiting the impact of sanctions.A staged provocationThe latest attack is understood internationally.Mark Fitzpatrick, former State Department nonproliferation official, tweeted: “The reason for assassinating Fakhrizadeh wasn’t to impede Iran’s war potential, it was to impede diplomacy.” (New York Times, Nov. 29)Even former CIA Director John O. Brennan said the assassination of the Iranian scientist was “an act of state-sponsored terrorism” that could ignite a new round of conflict in the region.The Israeli chair of the Institute for National Security Studies, former Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin, said that whoever operated in Tehran “has one eye, or maybe two, on Washington. If the Iranians respond it will enable President Trump to order his generals to act against them. And if they don’t, it could still possibly block the Biden administration from opening negotiations.”Powerful forces in the vast military and intelligence infrastructure are committed to the strictest form of U.S. sanctions, hoping to unleash a wider war which would enormously profit the military-industrial complex.Israeli role in attackThe U.S. corporate media is crediting Israel with this latest criminal attack. The Zionists have always been more than willing to play the role of U.S. imperialism’s attack dog in the region. Their genocidal repression of the Palestinian people and alliances with the brutal Saudi regime and corrupt Gulf State monarchies are two sides of the same coin.In fact, Israel could not survive without the endless stream of U.S. military, economic and diplomatic support. The U.S. has used its veto power against UN resolutions on Israel at least 43 times in recent decades. Total U.S. aid to Israel from 1946 to 2018 amounted to $236 billion. Almost all current U.S. aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance. (“U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel,” Nov. 16, Federation of American Scientists, Congressional Research Service) An article in Haaretz on Nov. 29 reminds their generals of who ultimately pulls the strings: “With all due respect to the intelligence and military cooperation between the two countries, which has become much more extensive in recent years due to the excellent relations Netanyahu had with Trump, Israel does not have equal standing with the United States. It is America that is transferring $3.8 billion in defense assistance to Israel every year, not the other way around.”U.S. agencies may claim little advance knowledge of the assassination of Fakhrizadeh, but the Israeli and U.S. governments are the closest of allies and have long shared intelligence regarding Iran.Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has refused to either confirm or deny the existence of nuclear weapons in its arsenal. But according to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, “Israel is widely believed to possess 90 plutonium-based nuclear warheads and to have produced enough plutonium for 100-200 weapons.”Thus it is sheer hypocrisy to lambaste Iran for its peaceful development of nuclear energy.Will Biden be different?Michèle Flournoy, apparently President-elect Biden’s top choice for Secretary of Defense, is a well-known war hawk. As a Defense Department official in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, Flournoy had a key role in the criminal U.S. wars in Libya and Syria and the continuing war in Afghanistan.Flournoy has written countless policy papers promoting higher military spending, renewed military threats against Iran, and larger plan for transforming the U.S. military through trillion-dollar long-term investments in new weapons technology,Both the outgoing Trump administration and the incoming Biden administration are determined to continue the sanctions and war against Iran. The only differences revolve around how best to proceed. It is up to anti-imperialist forces in the U.S. and around the world to challenge this continuing assault against Iran. The sanctions, assassinations and military encirclement are a threat to both Iran and the people of the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders called for the investigation into online journalist Askhat Sharipzhanov’s death to be reopened today, two days after an Almaty court sentenced Kanat Kalzhanov to three and a half years of hard labour for running him down with his car on 16 July. Sharipzhanov died five days later from his injuries.”The enquiry did not shed light on the unexplained aspects of this accident,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on Almaty prosecutor Sattybek Ongarbaev to reopen the enquiry as it clearly ignored disturbing elements.”Sharipzhanov was knocked down by Kalzhanov’s car at around 11 p.m. just after leaving the offices of Navigator (www.navi.kz), the popular, independent news website he worked for. That afternoon, he had interviewed Altynbek Sarsenbayev, the new information minister, and Zamanbek Nurkadilov, a leading member of the opposition to President Nazerbayev.The transcripts of these interviews were missing from his computer the next day. His tape recorder was also missing. “These details cast doubt on the official account of the accident,” said Navigator editor Yuri Mizinov, a member of an independent commission of enquiry conducted by the Journalists in Danger Fund.Mizinov said Sharipzhanov’s injuries did not match those usually found in a traffic accident. He had no fractures or visible injuries to the body and none of the internal organs of his torso were hurt. He died from a cerebral haemorrhage caused by cranial traumatism. This would have been the result of a violent blow to the back of his head, whereas the car hit him head on.Furthermore, an autopsy showed no alcohol in his blood, contradicting the official claim that he was drunk at the time of the accident. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kazakhstan January 15, 2021 Find out more News to go further Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en Reporters Without Borders calls for the reopening of the investigation into the death of an opposition journalist who died of his injuries on 20 July after being knocked down by a car in Almaty. The authorities portray it as an ordinary traffic accident, and the driver was sentenced to three and half years of har labour on 28 December. But there are disturbing, unexplained aspects to the case. December 31, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for reopening of investigation into death of online journalist who was hit by car February 5, 2021 Find out more News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her News
NewsRed Rock gives a solid foundation to Pat’s acting career #Limerick #RedRockBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2016 3198 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSActingbelltablelimerickLimerick PostLimetree theatrePat RyanRed RockTV3 Twitter Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleWill Leahy’s Electric Dreams V Saved by the 90’sNext articleFour granted bail over Limerick charity launch riot Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Red Rock on TV3. Paudge Brennan played by Patrick Ryan.HE plays the role of Garda Paudge Brennan in TV3’s award-winning drama Red Rock.But when he’s off screen, Caherconlish actor Pat Ryan gives a very convincing portrayal of a man who gets immense enjoyment out of what he does.“I’m a very proud Limerick man. The further I get from here, the more attached I get to it” he explains.Asked if acting was his passion from a young age, Ryan explained that there was big chance of him ‘doing a bit of everything’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “My hurling cameo was brief and uneventful while in Caherline primary school, so that’s as far as my sporting career went. When I was growing up, I was a bit of a messer, but I always liked watching television shows and films, so I guess that had an impact on me.“I developed an interest in acting and performance from there and got involved in the Belltable and Limerick Youth Theatre. I was a young fella and meeting the likes of Mike Finn, John Murphy and Myles Breen really helped me because within a year I was in a professional show”.From there, he went on to study acting in the School of Drama at Trinity College but even then he considered swapping the stage for adventures further afield.“I was going to bail out of acting in 2007 as I had been in Dublin since the turn of the Millennium and said to myself this isn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. I contemplated doing an arts degree but decided to stick it out for another while at least.“There will always be ups and downs in acting, but you prepare for that as best you can. I was heading to Canada for a change of scenery before Red Rock came up. I had my visa organised and was ready to go but the phone rang and I’m delighted it did”.Having performed in film, television and theatre, he feels that the electricity of a live performance is hard to emulate.“I love all aspects of what I do, but when a live audience feeds off an onstage performance, it’s hard to beat. I toured with ‘Alone it Stands’ for a while and the 25th anniversary performance at the University Concert Hall in 2003 was special.“In terms of film and television, it can be a slow burner, but with Red Rock there is a quick turnaround with filming.“With any new production it’s exciting and frightening at the same time, as you don’t know how it’s going to go or how the public will react to it, but luckily Red Rock seems to be holding it’s own”.There may be an element of modesty in his assessment because Red Rock has been snapped up by the BBC and US online site Amazon Prime.Now in it’s second season on TV3, he says that the award-winning drama has been a great project to work on for a number of reasons.“There’s a good relationship between everyone involved and we are all highly driven individuals who want to make good television. The scriptwriters and directors are extremely professional, and everyone has rowed in to give the show an opportunity to succeed”.During his time off, he likes anything that keeps him gainfully occupied.“I recently got my hands on a ’79 kadett so I have been tipping away at that. I could say I restore cars but that would be a lie! I just like to get out and about, to recharge the batteries”Looking to the future, he is keeping his options open but for the time being, he is enjoying every minute.Red Rock airs on TV3 on Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm, and is also available on the TV3 player online. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”
Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Previous articleHannon returns as Kiely names side for League FinalNext articleLimerick consultant appeals for more organ donors Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The dead horse on the Knockalisheen Road last week.LIMERICK City and County Council is to enlist Garda support to remove wandering horses along the Knockalisheen Road outside Limerick City.This follows a complaint from local councillor Cathal Crowe who called on the council to fast-track plans to remove roadside ditches at Knockalisheen, near Moyross, to discourage the practice of grazing horses by the side of the road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Crowe said that this section of road has a series of bends on it with no street lighting. Horses and foals criss-cross the road searching for grass to graze.“This is causing a huge road-safety problem for motorists and pedestrians in the area,” he explained.“Last week the carcass of a dead horse had to be removed from the roadside in this area. Nobody came forward to claim ownership of the animal. As these horses are not microchipped, they have no identifiable owners. There is virtually no recourse for an injured party” he added.“A new fence was erected in the Moyross area to cordon off a portion of land that will be used for widening the Knockalisheen Road over the coming months. However some people have decided to use the set-aside area between the new fence and the existing ditch as a grazing paddock for their horses” he said.Responding to Cllr Crowe’s complaint, an official from the council’s Environmental Section said that the problem was being monitored closely since Tuesday, March 19.“There were no horses along the “grazing strip” until Friday, March 22, when four horses were monitored on the area cordoned off. The movement of horses tends to fluctuate and they are constantly moved along”.The spokesperson said they would work with Gardaí to have the horses removed and the area will be monitored over the coming weeks.“The council will also examine the options to remove the roadside ditch,” the spokesperson added.by Miranda [email protected] NewsCommunityCrime & CourtLocal NewsGardaí to remove wandering horses from roadsideBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2019 1523 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAn Garda Síochánaanimal welfareLimerick City and CountyNews Twitter
News Updates’Sessions Judges Have Real Threat Perception Even Post Retirement, But Do Not Seek Arms License’: Observes Calcutta HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain26 Jun 2020 6:17 AMShare This – x”There are many Sessions Judges who have real threat perceptions, even then they do not need a personal arms licence”, commented the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday. The Single Judge was hearing the petition of a local political leader for a direction for him to be granted an arms licence on his application. “…of course, they have personal security. But after their retirement, the…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?Login”There are many Sessions Judges who have real threat perceptions, even then they do not need a personal arms licence”, commented the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday. The Single Judge was hearing the petition of a local political leader for a direction for him to be granted an arms licence on his application. “…of course, they have personal security. But after their retirement, the threat perception continues, still such retired judicial officers do not ask for an arms licence”, the bench continued to remark. The Court recorded the submission of the petitioner that he belongs to a particular political party and is a very fair, prudent and impartial person and during his political career he has faced many hardships but never compromised with dishonesty and corruption and for that reason there is every likelihood of danger to his life and he has many enemies. “He further submits that he is a businessman and in his locality he is a very important person requiring minimum protection from the State authority as a citizen for his safety and security of life. Accordingly, he applied for issuance of a licence for small arms”, noted the Single Bench. The Court observed that the application so made on behalf of the writ petitioner was enquired into by the District Magistrate, the arms licence issuing authority and he was asked to appear before the Additional District Magistrate General, Nadia in chamber on March 2 at 11:30 a.m. along with the documents to ascertain whether he is in threat perception or not. “By the order of District Magistrate on 24.02.2020 it would appear that the learned Magistrate by his letter dated 04.03.2020 rejected the prayer of the writ petitioner in the matter of issuance of armed licence enclosing the specific order dated 02.03.2020 passed by the Additional District Magistrate General, Nadia which reflects that upon hearing the petitioner and considering the police report and all connected paper the Additional District Magistrate General, Nadia was pleased to reject the application and turned down for issuing armed licence”, reflected the Court. The bench’s attention was invited to the provision of Sections 13 and 14 of the Arms Act as embodied in Chapter 3 of the Arms Act. The Court appreciated that it emerges that the Licence issuing authority has to act upon the enquiry report through the officer in charge of the nearest police station. It appeared to the Court from the order impugned that the concerned authority has already taken into consideration the police report upon enquiry in compliance with the provision and has refused to grant licence to the petitioner as there is no specific threat to life and property. “The learned counsel appearing for the State/respondent submits that the report of the police clearly reveals that there is no threat perception and the petitioner is a common man of the locality and there is no requirement of issuance of arms licence. The petitioner has pointed out that he is a respected person in the society and has a lot of landed property”, noted the bench. It proceeded to opine that whether the petitioner has landed property is not an important criteria for issuance of the arms licence. The only criteria which requires to be taken note of is whether the person has threat perception. “There are many Sessions Judges who have really threat perceptions even though they do not need personal arms licence, of course they have personal security. But after their retirement, the threat perception continues, still such retired judicial officers do not ask for arms licence”, expressed the bench, disposing off the plea, stating that the order impugned warrants no interference as the competent authority has already taken note of the enquiry report conducted by the officer in charge.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
High-energy charged particles in the van Allen radiation belts and in solar energetic particle events can damage satellites on orbit leading to malfunctions and loss of satellite service. Here we describe some recent results from the SPACECAST project on modelling and forecasting the radiation belts, and modelling solar energetic particle events. We describe the SPACECAST forecasting system that uses physical models that include wave-particle interactions to forecast the electron radiation belts up to 3 h ahead. We show that the forecasts were able to reproduce the >2 MeV electron flux at GOES 13 during the moderate storm of 7–8 October 2012, and the period following a fast solar wind stream on 25–26 October 2012 to within a factor of 5 or so. At lower energies of 10 – a few 100 keV we show that the electron flux at geostationary orbit depends sensitively on the high-energy tail of the source distribution near 10 RE on the nightside of the Earth, and that the source is best represented by a kappa distribution. We present a new model of whistler mode chorus determined from multiple satellite measurements which shows that the effects of wave-particle interactions beyond geostationary orbit are likely to be very significant. We also present radial diffusion coefficients calculated from satellite data at geostationary orbit which vary with Kp by over four orders of magnitude. We describe a new automated method to determine the position at the shock that is magnetically connected to the Earth for modelling solar energetic particle events and which takes into account entropy, and predict the form of the mean free path in the foreshock, and particle injection efficiency at the shock from analytical theory which can be tested in simulations.