Living in Egypt through revolution, protests, new opportunities

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Paul-Gordon Chandler[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler is an Episcopal priest living in Egypt. He has served since 2003 as rector of St. John the Baptist Church in Cairo. In this ENS interview, Chandler reflects on the changes in Egypt over the past two years and speaks about the recent protests triggered by a film containing anti-Islam content.ENS: Egypt has seen some major transformations in the past two years. How would you describe the country’s current political landscape and infrastructure to someone who doesn’t really understand the context?P-GC: Where does one start, when it comes to Egypt over the last 18 months, let alone the last few weeks, even days? Each day is so full of surprise that it is hard to stay up with it all.Obviously, after more than 60 years of authoritarian rule, and decades of being a police state, Egypt is experiencing what might be called “growing pains.” However, it has to be said that in the most democratic elections since 1952, the Egyptians did freely select their leader, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who won 51 percent of the vote. The famous Tahrir Square went crazy with joy when the announcement was made. Many were jubilant because a proponent of conservative Islam had won. Others, not so excited about this and even concerned about the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, nevertheless rejoiced in the revolution’s true victory.One of the main challenges right now is related to the basic infrastructure of the country, let alone the economic issues. These challenges are really starting to pile up. There is excessive trash everywhere, less security (the police force is minimal), electricity goes off more and more, less medicines are available at pharmacies, wheat is thought to perhaps soon run out, there are shortages of bottled water, etc.One respected political analyst here described the current state of Egypt, well with these words: “Egypt is going through a state of revolutionary fluidity…”However, in the midst of it all, we see so many positive signs that are critical for Egypt’s future health, and recognize that one must have a long-term perspective. So we are rooting Egypt on and are immensely proud of the Egyptians.ENS: What have these changes meant for the country in general, and for Christians in particular?P-GC: Those most concerned at Morsi’s victory were the Coptic Christians. Yet the concern was largely based on fear of the unknown. The familiar, even if undesired, always feels more secure. Rumors started proliferating against Morsi, and not only did he try to dismiss their claims, during his victory speech Morsi sought to allay the fears of the Copts. “We as Egyptians, Muslims and Christians … will face together the strife and conspiracies that target our national unity…. We are all equal in rights, and we all have duties towards this homeland.” He even officially resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood following his victory speech. Nevertheless, some Copts are not convinced, instead believing the country has been slowly but surely manipulated into Islamist rule. Egypt is a country of rumors!One of the first actions of President Morsi was to invite the heads of all the Christian denominations to the Presidential Palace. He warmly received them and assured them that Christians are equal citizens in Egypt and it is his duty to make sure that every citizen receives his or her rights. The president also told them stories from the history of Islam of how Muslim leaders were very keen to ensure the right of citizenship of all Christians in Egypt. The president promised to do his best to ensure the rights of Christians, especially in regard to building churches. The Christian leaders came out of the 35-minute meeting very encouraged.Quite remarkably, President Morsi invited the heads of the denominations in Egypt to meet with him last month, for a second time. Twice in less than two months to talk and listen them. This had not happened in Egypt in the last 30 years. President Morsi assured them that his Islamic faith commands him to be gracious and just with people of other faiths. They left the meeting very encouraged and determined to do their best in order to see the Egypt that we all dream of.Where I serve, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in southern Cairo, the unique opportunities for ministry have grown exponentially in this “new Egypt,” with far more religious freedom than before the revolution. We soon host our fall Abraham Forum that brings Christians and Muslims together around a theme relevant to the country. Our special speaker is Jeffrey Fleishman, the Cairo bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Nevertheless, regardless of what the reality is, more and more Coptic Christians desire to emigrate. There is too often this inherent fear of the “other.”ENS: What is the latest on the protests in Cairo? Who is protesting and why? Are the protests just a response to the anti-Islam film or is it more complicated than that? P-GC: I know many have been following in the Western media the unrest that has been taking place in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East as a result of the immensely disgraceful film produced by an Egyptian man of Christian background living in the U.S., whose 13-minute film trailer was released on YouTube.We were actually very safe. Most of the unrest was very localized, just around the U.S. Embassy downtown, and though it started out with a couple thousand protesters, it ended up very quickly as a relatively small group. In some other countries, like Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, the protests have ended up with more serious consequences. However, here in Egypt, it has to date been largely a mixture of different groups grasping the chance to serve their own interests, settle scores and express their frustrations. In Egypt, the recent unrest has largely not been from Islamic fundamentalists as portrayed in the media.In this sense, the U.S. Embassy area and nearby Tahrir Square became the battlefield for disgruntled people, and not just a protest against the film. According to the respected Egyptian political analyst and journalist Ayman El-Sayyad, “…people grasped the chance to vent their anger.”As to who these people are, well, it is quite a motley crew, all with differing reasons for demonstrating violently. El Sayyad expressed it well: “It’s…Islamists against the U.S. administration; revolutionaries against [Egyptian] security forces; Salafists [a fundamentalist Islamic group] against the Muslim Brotherhood [who are much more moderate]; and the marginalized [i.e. unemployed] against the reality in which they live.”ENS: How have the president and other political leaders responded to the protests given their commitment to building a more democratic society in Egypt?P-GC: Thankfully, President Morsi, while condemning the dishonorable film, also strongly condemned violence of any kind in demonstrations. This public denouncement of violence helped to dissolve a lot of potentially violent protests.As covered in the New York Times, Khairat El-Shater, the deputy guide of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, said: “Our condolences to the American people for the loss of their ambassador and three members of the embassy staff in Libya.” He went on to highlight that he did not hold the U.S. government or its citizens responsible for the acts of “the few” that abuse the right to free expression, despite his disapproval over this anti-Islam film. He also condemned the “breach of the U.S. embassy premises” by Egyptian protesters, which he described as illegal under international law. He described the current state of Egypt well with these words: “Egypt is going through a state of revolutionary fluidity, and public anger must be dealt with responsibly and with caution.”So in short, we are safe and the vast majority of Egyptians continue to be extremely magnanimous in all ways toward guests in their country. While the media often gives the opposite impression, nothing could be further from the reality we experience here.ENS: Some of the justification for producing this anti-Islam film has been based on America’s rights for freedom of speech and expression. What about instances where freedom of speech and expression cause offense to millions of people?P-GC: It is very difficult to explain the concept of freedom of expression in a context like this. The worldview starting point is completely different than in most Western cultures. In a shame culture, which is prevalent in the Middle East, preserving honor is the highest priority. People in different parts of the world react differently, especially when it comes to matters of faith.One thing that is interesting is that the four Episcopal/Anglican diocesan bishops recently sent a joint letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations suggesting “that an international declaration be negotiated that outlaws the intentional and deliberate insulting or defamation of persons (such as prophets), symbols, texts and constructs of belief deemed holy by people of faith.” Their motivation in doing so is that they believe that this might help to avoid the possibility of further violence – between people from different cultural or philosophical backgrounds or followers of different faiths.Whether one believes this is the proper response or not, it does show how seriously local church leaders here are taking all this.[The four bishops are the Most Rev. Mouneer Hanna Anis, bishop of Egypt and president bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East; the Rt. Rev. Michael Owen Lewis, bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf; the Rt. Rev. Bill Musk, area bishop for North Africa; and the Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand, area bishop for the Horn of Africa.]ENS: You have said it’s not just Islamic fundamentalists who are protesting. But in some countries, the protests have largely involved people associated with extremist groups have they not, or is that misrepresentation in the media?P-GC: To be very honest, each country’s context is so completely different that it is hard to answer this with any accuracy. One of the challenges we face here is that West often sees the “Muslim World” as this monolithic body, almost as if they are one political and religious entity. However, the issues in one country are as different from those in another country as would be the issues in the U.S. from Denmark, for example, both seen as “Christian countries” in Muslim eyes.ENS: How damaging are the inaccuracies reported in the media?P-GC: First of all, I am not so sure that the Western media necessarily is intentional in mis-portraying the situation. It is most likely that there is a general lack of understanding in order to present the news within the correct context, and also that the very nature of the news media focuses on reporting controversy, which often magnifies what is happening out of proportion. As a result the damage done is that it tends to reinforce negative stereotypes of people in this region based on misinformation.ENS: What does the world need to learn from this series of events?P-GC: I believe all of this is a powerful reminder of how important it is for all people (including those in the media) to be responsible and self-restraining in expressing or promoting insulting or malevolent opinions with regard to religion. Instead, we need to focus on waging peace on all people. 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Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service September 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm To Our Brother Paul and all In G-d”s Love,I just can’t get the phrase “You will know us by our love” out of my mind. During this Yom Kippur you and all our brothers and sisters will be in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot thank you enough for your shared thoughts and insight into the peoples of Egypt.As Always,John-Albert DickertChrist Church CathedralCincinnati, Ohio USA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Chris Morgan says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm Never apologize for our freedom of speech. Some kook someplace, whether in the US or elsewhere will do something, say something, at some time, that offends Muslims. Tell me how you stop that. It is impossible and we look weak when we fail to point this out. To say this film was the cause of the unrest simply demonstrates the cultural problems of Islam. When Islam was the center of intellectual strength and political power, say 500-1000 years ago, no slander or libel of the prophet would have caused a ripple. There is a deep sense of inferiority that permeates the Muslim middle east that can only by remedied with jobs, maturation of political institutions and the rule of law that can be counted on. In other words, growth in the confidence of self. Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing September 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm Thank you for this informative article designed to enlighten not to enrage. September 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm Great article and interview. Thank you for sharing your valuable insights on this issue. September 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm Paul-Gordon, Thank you for your on the ground, reasoned perspective and thank you for your faithful presentation of the gospel. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Ben Badgett says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects

first_imgBeeston / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/457852/beeston-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/457852/beeston-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia “COPY” 2013 photographs:  Scott BurrowsPhotographs:  Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. The Beeston Street house is a recalibration of a previously unsuccessful renovation on the Teneriffe hillside of New Farm. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe new design breathes life into a wonderful pre-war cottage through the incorporation of a number of chiseled voids and forms that also serve to tie the old and new components of the house together.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe project involved very little extension and was in fact reduced in size to create the desired outcome for the clients. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe result is a seamless, unexpected and engaging space that creates an inner city sanctuary with gorgeous city views as well as private entertaining areas. Save this picture!Plans, ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessA Bad Month for Frank Lloyd Wright FansArchitecture NewsDesign: A Long Term Preventative MedicineArchitecture News Sharecenter_img “COPY” Photographs Year:  Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 15 Share Australia 2013 CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneHousesAustraliaPublished on December 16, 2013Cite: “Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 16 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 streamlast_img read more

How do donors react to different fundraising channels? Fundraising Media DNA Report explains

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 How do donors react to different fundraising channels? Fundraising Media DNA Report explains  172 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Howard Lake | 12 June 2015 | News What do donors think of different fundraising channels, and how do they respond to them? Which channels should fundraisers use for which type of donor? These are some of the challenges explored and explained in Fundraising Media DNA, a new research project from the Institute of Fundraising and charity research specialist fast.MAP, the first wave of which was published last month.Based on responses from nearly 3,000 donors and over 100 donors, Fundraising Media DNA looks at eight key communication channels used by fundraisers.It has been produced “to revolutionise the way fundraisers select and use the most appropriate medium or media-mix to ensure their message is trusted and welcomed by donors and prospects in each target demographic group”.The research is an annual tracker survey so fundraisers will be able to see how understanding on these issues changes and develops as donors’ attitudes and response change.Eight fundraising channelsThe eight fundraising channels examined in Fundraising Media DNA report.The report sets out a picture of how donors interact with these eight channels, the attributes that they associate with them, and indicates how they are likely to respond. It presents insight about the relative strengths and advantages of each channel.In terms of each channel it examines levels of:• Engagement = donors that are reacting and responding to the channel, not just rejecting it out-of-hand. This does not necessarily mean they then donate• Personality = the characteristics or attributes that donors associate with each channel• Action = what donors do following the ‘engagement’ with the channelComplementary researchDavid Cole, MD of fast.MAP, acknowledged that many, particularly larger charities, undertake their own testing and research on their donors and scrutinise the results. He added: Advertisement “For some, particularly smaller charities, undertaking in-depth research is less feasible or practical. So we hope that this research can be both a useful addition for charities that have their own facts and figures, as well as a starting point for others”.Launch of Fundraising Media DNAThe initial research was presented at an event in London, and the Institute of Fundraising posted a printed copy of the report to 400 fundraising directors.Fundraising Media DNA from fastmap on Vimeo.The publication of this research is timely given the current public debate about the fundraising techniques used by some charities generated following some media coverage of the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke and the resultant investigations and policy debates.Initial findingsThe initial report confirms that donors have widely differing views and expectations of different communication channels used by fundraisers and charities. For example:• Direct mail scores highly as trustworthy among the over-55s• SMS indexes highly for being personal and welcoming• Email scores very highly as people’s preferred contact route• Street and door-to-door fundraising’s strengths are convenience and ease of response• Social media over-indexes among the under 34s and for sharing• DRTV scores very highly as being memorable, attention-grabbing and for its appearance.The 52-page document contains extensive useable data. For example:• women are more likely than men to hold onto an email (Retainable Index; Females, 212 vs. Males, 116)• Men and 18 to 34-year-olds engage most with SMS (Engagement Index: Males, 70. Engagement Index: 18-34, 85)• Fundraisers significantly underestimate direct mail‘s appeal among 18-34 year olds (Engagement Index: Estimated 57 vs.118 Actual)• Low-value donors score social media highest for convenience (Convenient Index: Low Donors, 137)• DRTV is universally regarded as authoritative (Authoritative Index: Overall, 137) and trustworthy (Trustworthy Index: Overall, 132)Nuanced, not a simple rankingDaniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research at the Institute of Fundraising, commented:“This research is not intended and cannot be used to rank different forms of fundraising against each other. The results are unique to each channel and so direct comparisons should be avoided.“Instead it aims to pick up on some of the nuances and less obvious aspects of donor engagement that can sometimes be lost if all that is looked at from a campaign is a donation response rate.”The report closes with commentary from the Insight in Fundraising group:“One interesting trend revealed by this research is fundraisers’ over-optimism in expecting immediate donations, when the tendency is for supporters to delay response, research the charity/ appeal further or share information with others.“It is heartening to see further evidence of this kind of behaviour – our challenge now is to go out and quantify it!”UK Fundraising plans to cover further detail of this report.The Fundraising Media Report 2015 report can be downloaded in PDF.  171 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics 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.last_img read more

Journalist murdered in northwestern Mexico

first_imgNews MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence May 13, 2021 Find out more Fuente- El Universal Help by sharing this information RSF_en After community radio journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found murdered yesterday in Mexico’s northwestern state of Baja California Sur, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on investigators to prioritize the hypothesis that he was killed in connection with his work, and calls on Mexico’s new president to commit to concrete and lasting measures to increase protection for journalists. to go further Murúa was the first Mexican journalist to be murdered in 2019. At least nine journalists were murdered in direct connection with their work last year in Mexico, which is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Last November, Murúa had reported being the target of threat and attacks linked to his journalistic work and his criticism of Felipe Prado Batista, the mayor of Mulegé, the municipal district of which Santa Rosalía is the capital. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state “In view of this latest failure on the part of the federal protection mechanism, we call on President López Obrador to carry out a complete overhaul of the provisions for protecting journalists in Mexico.” News Receive email alerts News April 28, 2021 Find out more Condemning the death threats, slander and censorship attempts being directed against himself, he appealed publicly to the local authorities to ensure respect for freedom of expression. He had been the recipient of protective measures since June 2017 under Mexico’s Federal Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Organisation “The authorities in Baja California Sur must carry out an exhaustive investigation into this execution-style murder and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his journalistic work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found in a ditch 40 km west of Santa Rosalía, a port town on the state’s eastern coast, where he ran community Radio Kashana 93.3 FM. He had been shot many times in the abdomen. His family had reported his disappearance to the police earlier yesterday. May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies January 21, 2019 Journalist murdered in northwestern Mexico Reportslast_img read more

Prisoner re-arrested and sentenced on burglary charge

first_imgFacebook Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPrisoner re-arrested and sentenced on burglary chargeBy admin – February 22, 2012 2147 Previous articleLocal barrister wants pride back in FFNext article‘Predator’ jailed for defiling teenage girl admin Linkedincenter_img Email Advertisement ONE of two young men that slipped their handcuffs at the gates of Limerick Prison while in garda custody, was last week found sitting at the back of Limerick Circuit Court waiting for his case to be called two days after his daring escape. 18-year-old Christopher Curtin, with an address at Salvia Court, took refuge at the back of the Circuit Court minutes before the lunchtime adjournment when gardai spotted him and alerted the warrant squad to arrest him. Curtin, wearing a hoody and sunglasses, having taken a seat in the gallery next to family members, was arrested and removed from the court and brought under garda escort back to prison where he had been on remand in connection with another matter.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He had returned to court for sentencing in connection with breaking into a pub in county Limerick last year.Moments later when his case was called, Pat Whims, defence counsel, addressed the court to say that his client was present up to a few minutes beforehand.“In fact, he was arrested within the courtroom in the last five minutes but the prison officers are making arrangements to have him brought back in the afternoon”.Curtin and his accomplice made their daring escape from the gates of the prison last week, and the second man remains at large.Mr Whims said that his client returned to court knowing that he was going to be arrested and added that between the court and the prison last Wednesday, his client “absconded from custody”.Later that afternoon, Curtin was returned to the Circuit Court and in the matter for sentencing before the court, Judge Carroll Moran heard that the accused and two accomplices broke into Herbert’s Pub at Sallymount, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, shortly after midnight on May 5, 2011.The court previously heard that solicitor and publican Turlough Herbert, along with his sister, were confronted by the burglars in the residential part of the premises.Mr Herbert suffered a bite to the hand after the burglars, armed with a scissors and a knife, became involved in a struggle.Curtin, the court was told, ran from the premises having jumped through an open window after being confronted by the owners.A probation report had been furnished to the court and it was said to have contained “mixed findings” .Judge Carroll Moran sentenced the accused to two years in prison for his part in the burglary. Twitterlast_img read more

[Sushant Singh Death Case] Mumbai Police Siding With Rhea, Not Cooperating With Investigation: Bihar Govt. Tells SC [Read Affidavit]

first_imgTop Stories[Sushant Singh Death Case] Mumbai Police Siding With Rhea, Not Cooperating With Investigation: Bihar Govt. Tells SC [Read Affidavit] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Aug 2020 10:03 PMShare This – xIn its affidavit filed before the Supreme Court in response to the Transfer Petition filed by Actress Rhea Chakroborthy , Bihar Government has alleged that Mumbai Police is not cooperating with its investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case and is siding with Rhea.The Actress had filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from…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?LoginIn its affidavit filed before the Supreme Court in response to the Transfer Petition filed by Actress Rhea Chakroborthy , Bihar Government has alleged that Mumbai Police is not cooperating with its investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case and is siding with Rhea.The Actress had filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police.Section 406 CrPC Cannot Be Invoked To Transfer InvestigationUpendra Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police, Patna, who filed the affidavit on behalf of the State of Bihar, contended that the transfer petition filed by Rhea under section 406 Cr.P.C is not maintainable as the same cannot be invoked to transfer investigation from one state to another state. He also submitted that, even otherwise, Rhea has not mentioned anything to substantiate bias except for the general and bald allegation that the complaint has been lost due to influence of the informant of the case. Therefore, in the absence of any substantiated bias, merely on the apprehension of bias cannot ipso facto be a ground for transfer of criminal proceedings, he contended.Non Cooperation Of Mumbai Police, Forcible Quarantine By BMC Sharma said that the  Mumbai Police refused to co-operate and provide necessary support to the members of SIT who reached there. He further stated that Vinay Tiwary,the City Superintendent of Police, Patna (Central) was forcibly quarantined (on 02.08.2020 late night) by the BMC despite the fact that he was on official duty in connection with investigation of offence subject matter of the present transfer petition. “Inspite of the observation made by this Hon’ble Court during course of hearing on 05.08.2020 to the effect that the confinement of the police officer does not send out a good message, the BMC has refused to accept the request for release of the IPS Officer from quarantine center. The aforesaid act on part of the BMC is contemptuous.”, he said.”The forcible quarantine of the IPS officer Mr. Vinay Tiwary is nothing but a result of afterthought on part of Mumbai Police aimed at obstructing the investigation by the Patna Police which is amply clear from the fact that when the four members of the SIT went to Mumbai, they were not quarantined. However, when IPS officer Mr. Vinay Tiwary reached Mumbai, he was forcibly quarantined by the BMC. The aforesaid fact casts a serious aspersion on the role of Mumbai Police who is apparently siding with the petitioner for the reasons best known to them.”, Sharma added. The affidavit further alleged that the Mumbai Police has not supplied any documents such as Inquest Report, Post Mortem report, FSL report, CCTV footage etc. to the Patna Police despite several requests made.Mumbai Police Making Lame ExcusesThe Affidavit further stated that the subject matter of investigation before the Mumbai Police is only a case of unnatural death u/s 174 Cr.P.C which has a very limited scope. “The Mumbai Police has been making lame excuses that only Mumbai Police has jurisdiction to investigate the offence which it has already been investigating despite the fact that no cognizable case has been registered in Mumbai in connection with death of the deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”, it said.Patna Police Has JurisdictionFurther, referring to Section 179 Cr.P.C, the State contended that the offence can be tried either at the place where the offence has been committed or the consequence ensues.  “In the present case the victim is the informant Mr. Krishna  Kishore Singh who has lost his young, vibrant son due to act committed by the accused persons including the petitioner herein. Hence, the Patna Police has jurisdiction to register the FIR and the court at Patna has jurisdiction to try the offence as mentioned in the FIR No. 241/2020 registered with Rajeev Nagar P.S (Patna).”, the state said.The affidavit further state that in spite of the non cooperation, a preliminary investigation was conducted by the SIT and it was because of the matter and the inter-state ramification and presence of most of the accused in Mumbai, investigation of the case by Central Bureau of Investigation was recommended. CBI Has Taken Over InvestigationYesterday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Actress Rhea Chakraborty and five family members in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The case is now investigated by a team headed by Anil Kumar Yadav, SP, CBI. The other accused name in the FIR are Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.Click here to Read/Download AffidavitRead AffidavitSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Senior choir offers annual concert

first_img You Might Like ‘In His Steps’ teaches dance, faith In His Steps Dance Stuido caters to students of various ages, while seeking to carry out its mission of service… read more “Nothing it futile because Jesus gives us something to hold on to in the storms of life,” he said. “Failure is not a factor because Jesus loves us as we are. We are not condemned. We are acquitted. And because Jesus died for our sins, death is not final. He went into the tomb so that he could come out. He gave us life everlasting.”Green closed the celebration in song by thanking all who shared in the celebration.“It has been a wonderful day and a wonderful celebration of God’s love and grace,” she said.“We thank everyone who was a part of this day and we invite the people of our community to join us on Wednesdays and Fridays as we sing the old familiar hymns.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Green said the choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing.“We don’t have auditions,” she said with a smile. “You can have a good singing voice, a pleasant singing voice or no singing voice. We all sing from our hearts.”Veleta Waltman directs the choir and Green said her dedication is unmatched. By Jaine Treadwell Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Members of the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center Choir presented their annual concert on Wednesday. The group performs each Wednesday and Friday, giving tribute to the Lord. Membership is open to anyone who wants to join, organizers say. (Photo/Jaine Treawell)The Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center Choir presented its annual concert Wednesday in celebration of God’s love and grace.Hassie Green, Center director, said the choir sings at 11 a.m. each Wednesday and Friday and presents a concert once a year.“We are so proud of these dedicated singers,” she said. “They are a joy and an inspiration.” Published 7:53 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Senior choir offers annual concert “Veleta has a wonderful singing voice and willingly shares her talent with us,” she said.Special music was presented by Waltman, Juanita Wilkes, Charlie Terry, Nell King and Wiley Spivey.Wilkes’ message to her fellow seniors was that God forgives and, for those who ask forgiveness, their sins are all tossed out. “God asks, ‘What sins are you talking about?’”Spivey was the guest speaker for the celebration and said that futility, failure and finality are words that should not be in their vocabularies. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Heavy rains throughout Midwest, Tropical Storm Karen develops in Atlantic

first_imgIStock/Noppharat05081977(FARGO, N.D.) — Over 9 inches of rain has hit parts of the Northeastern Plains as a cold front sweeps across the Central states. Storms will push east today and could possibly impact the Northeast by Monday evening.This frontal system was responsible for at least 9.5 inches of rain in northern Minnesota and 8.73 inches of rain in eastern North Dakota on Saturday.As a result of the intense heavy rain, flash flooding was reported in both the Fargo and Grand Forks areas.The system also brought 2 reported tornadoes to eastern Kansas on Saturday night as well as a 75 mph wind gust in Russell, KS.This morning there have already been reports of rainfall totals approaching 4″ in parts of Southern Nebraska due to heavy rain.A long line of storms is visible on the radar stretching from the Mexican border to parts of the Upper Midwest.A cold front is tapping into moisture from a rapidly weakening Tropical Storm Elena along with tropical moisture from the Gulf.Flash flood Watches are in effect for parts of the region from southwest Texas to Wisconsin including Kansas City and Chicago.As the cold front moves east today it will likely fire up some strong storms and heavy rain through parts of Midwest from Missouri to Michigan, including around St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis.Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour could cause flash flooding in spots throughout the day. Later this evening and into early Monday storms will slide over into the Ohio Valley and the interior northeast but will likely lose some moisture and coverage with the loss of daytime heating.Then on Monday night into early Tuesday, it appears the cold front will tap into just enough heat and moisture to bring a round of storms to the northeast U.S.While the chances of severe thunderstorms remains isolated, gusty winds and locally heavy downpours appear likely in the major metro areas Monday night and early Tuesday.Locally over 4 inches of rain will fall in parts of the Midwest through today from this system, especially in areas of Illinois and Indiana.Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Atlantic and could impact Puerto Rico on Tuesday as new Tropical Strom Warnings have been issued in the Caribbean.A new tropical Storm warning has been issued for portions of the Windward Islands, including Trindiad and Tobago. Karen currently has winds of 40 mph and is moving West Northwest at 9MPH.Karen is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, over the next few days.Although some overnight models are beginning to indicate that this tropical wave could become a system worth monitoring later this week, it remains too early to determine how this system will evolve in the long term.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USNS Montford Point Departs San Diego

first_img View post tag: Diego View post tag: USNS View post tag: Point View post tag: Defense View post tag: San View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval July 12, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Montford Point Departs San Diego USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) departs San Diego today for Naval Station Everett, Wash. Montford Point is the Navy’s first mobile landing platform, delivered to the Navy in San Diego May 14 and expected to be fully operational in fiscal year 2015.The ship, crewed by 33 contract mariners working for a company under charter to Military Sealift Command, will perform system tests during the voyage to its temporary layberth. Montford Point is scheduled for final contract trials in September, with its core capability set installed later this year.The Navy’s second MLP, John Glenn, had its keel laid in December, with completion and delivery expected in March 2014.The MLP class of modular, flexible ships belongs to MSC’s Maritime Prepositioning Force as a mobile sea-base option that provides our Navy fleet with critical afloat capability supporting the flexible deployment of forces and supplies. Contract mariners will operate and navigate the MLP ships on behalf of the Navy and Marine Corps.“Montford Point will provide the key link – ‘the pier in the ocean’ – that will permit the military to engage in true seabasing sustainment of equipment and supplies to our troops ashore, from beyond the horizon,” said Mike Touma, assistant engineering officer in MSC’s Prepositioning Program.Designed to increase inter-theater agility, the MLP is ready to support our warfighters wherever and whenever needed. MLP is a highly flexible ship class that provides logistics movement from sea to shore supporting a broad range of military operations.Leveraging float-on/float-off technology and a reconfigurable mission deck to maximize capability, the MLP provides a seagoing pier when access to on-shore bases and support are unavailable. The platform includes add-on modules that support a vehicle staging area, vehicle transfer ramp, large mooring fenders and up to three Landing Craft, Air Cushioned vessel lanes to enhance its core requirements.Notably, the MLP can operate up to 25 miles from shore and transfer equipment at sea with 1.25-meter waves and when its mission deck is removed, it can serve as a semi-submersible platform, offering salvage and point-to-point capabilities as well.Military Sealift Command operates approximately 110 noncombatant, U.S. Navy civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.[mappress]Press Release, July 12, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Montford View post tag: Departs USNS Montford Point Departs San Diego View post tag: News by topic Share this article Training & Educationlast_img read more

HMAS Broome Farewells Pacific Patrol Boats

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Broome Farewells Pacific Patrol Boats Share this article View post tag: Patrol View post tag: Navy After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and ExerciseTriton Centenary.Federated States of Micronesia patrol boat, FSS Micronesia, Tonga Defence Service, Voea Savea and Papua New Guinea Navy boats HMPNGS Rabaul and Dreger joined HMAS Broome in Cairns on 19 September and formed the Minor War Vessels Surface Action Group.Commanding Officer of HMAS Broome, Commander Melanie Verho led the group and said the passage to and from the International Fleet Review provided a number of valuable training opportunities.“While sailing up and down the east Australia coastline, we conducted a number of exercises with the Pacific Patrol Boats, including close-in-company manouveres and passage exercises. In-company time is essential for big and small ships alike, and has improved our ability to work together into the future,” Commander Verho said.It was not all smooth sailing for the small ships as they encountered heavy seas during the transit, however, Commander Verho says each boat made the most of the experience.“A number of personnel cross-decked during the transit, which provided them with a chance to see first hand how other Navies live and operate.”The proficiency of each of the ships was also enhanced during their participation in the two-part Exercise Triton Centenary.  During the exercise, the Minor War Vessels conducted ship handling, man over board drills and boat drills.Commander Verho said this is one of the longest periods of sustained activity between the Royal Australian Navy and Pacific Island navies, and has significantly enhanced their ability to work together.“It has been a privilege working with the Pacific nations throughout the last month. They are highly skilled and professional mariners and their commitment to both Triton Centenary and the International Fleet Review has been outstanding.“The time we spent operating with the Pacific Patrol Boats of Micronesia, Tonga and Papua New Guinea has gone a long way to building habits of cooperation and understanding.  This ability to work together is vital for maritime security and stability in the region,” Commander Verho said.The 31.5 metre Pacific Patrol Boats will shortly return to their home nations.  The boats were gifted by the Australian Government as part of the Pacific Patrol Boat program and are used for maritime surveillance, including fisheries patrols, national building activities and search and rescue.[mappress]Press Release, October 18, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Boats October 18, 2013 View post tag: Pacific View post tag: Naval View post tag: Farewells View post tag: Broome Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence HMAS Broome Farewells Pacific Patrol Boats View post tag: Defenselast_img read more