Les épiscopaliens expriment crainte et incertitude face à l’administration Trump…

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Photo : Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Les épiscopaliens haïtiens qui vivent aux États-Unis ont été bouleversés cette semaine d’apprendre que l’administration Trump met fin au programme qui protégeait de l’expulsion les Haïtiens qui n’avaient pu retourner chez eux à la suite du tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010.Les communautés haïtiennes de certaines villes américaines se sont développées au point de former des congrégations épiscopales conséquentes, telles que St. Paul et Les Martyrs d’Haïti à Miami (État de Floride) et la Congrégation haïtienne du Bon Samaritain à New York. Il est possible que le statut d’immigration de certaines de ces familles soit plongé dans un vide juridique du fait de la décision de l’administration.« C’est une situation très difficile », déclare le révérend Panel Guerrier, prêtre adjoint pour la congregation haïtienne de St. Paul’s Episcopal Church de Naples (État de Floride). Il est lui-même résident permanent mais sa fille âgée de 23 ans fait partie de ceux qui pourraient être expulsés en 2019 s’ils ne sont pas en mesure de modifier leur statut de résidence.Panel Guerrier ajoute que l’espoir de sa communauté d’une solution législative est entaché de beaucoup d’incertitude.« Nous ne savons pas s’ils vont parvenir à modifier d’une certaine façon la loi de l’immigration de manière à aider le peuple haïtien », ajoute-t-il. « Ce serait très difficile pour eux de repartir ».L’Église épiscopale s’est jointe depuis longtemps à d’autres groupes confessionnels pour défendre l’octroi de ce qui est connu comme un statut protégé temporaire aux immigrants qui ne peuvent retourner dans leur pays en raison de catastrophes naturelles ou de conflits armés. Ce statut a été octroyé en 2010 par le Président de l’époque, Barack Obama, aux Haïtiens qui se trouvaient aux États-Unis au moment du tremblement de terre.La Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale a approuvé en 2015 une résolution l’engageant à soutenir le Statut protégé temporaire « pour tous les immigrants fuyant la violence, les catastrophes écologiques, la dévastation économique, la maltraitance culturelle ou toute forme de maltraitance ».L’administration Trump avait annoncé précédemment qu’elle mettait fin au statut protégé temporaire pour les ressortissants du Soudan, du Nicaragua et du Honduras. Ce statut demeure en vigueur pour ceux du Salvador, du Népal, de Somalie, du Sud-Soudan, de Syrie et du Yémen.La perte du statut protégé temporaire pour les Haïtiens « affecte directement plusieurs membres de notre congrégation » dont une mère et ses deux enfants, déclare le révérend Sam Owen, prêtre responsable de la Congrégation du Bon Samaritain.« Ce sont des leaders de l’église », Sam Owen explique à ENS. « S’ils sont contraints de repartir, non seulement cela va porter un coup au leadership de l’église mais cela va en quelque sorte nous déchirer le cœur. Ce sont des personnes que nous aimons et qui nous aiment ».Le statut protégé temporaire ou TPS « est vital pour des centaines de milliers de personnes se trouvant déjà aux États-Unis lorsque des problèmes dans leur pays rend leur retour soudainement impossible », a déclaré l’Episcopal Public Policy Network ou EPPN en octobre dans un communiqué de politique appelant les épiscopaliens à défendre le TPS.Au début de cette année, l’Église épiscopale s’est jointe à plus de 400 leaders et organisations confessionnels en signant une lettre exhortant l’administration Trump à prolonger le Statut protégé temporaire pour les Haïtiens. Le 21 novembre, le Bureau des relations gouvernementales a publié une déclaration exprimant sa déception face à la décision de l’administration.« Les conditions en Haïti sont actuellement dangereuses et instables, avec une absence cruciale d’amélioration depuis le tremblement de terre de 2010 aggravée par la dévastation provoquée par l’ouragan Matthew et une épidémie de choléra », est-il mentionné dans la déclaration. « À l’heure actuelle, Haïti ne peut assurer la sécurité de 50 000 personnes à rapatrier et la décision de mettre fin au programme va porter préjudice à nos communautés, aux Haïtiens contraints de repartir et aux communautés en Haïti ».Plus de 50 000 Haïtiens vivent aux États-Unis dans le cadre de ce  programme. Le Département de la Sécurité intérieure a annoncé le 20 novembre qu’il avait décidé de laisser expirer la protection pour les Haïtiens, en leur donnant jusqu’en juillet 2019 pour obtenir un statut de résident permanent, retourner dans leur pays d’origine de leur propre gré ou être confrontés à l’expulsion.« La décision de mettre fin au TPS pour Haïti a été prise après un examen des conditions sur lesquelles était fondée la qualification du pays à l’origine et si ces conditions extraordinaires mais temporaires empêchaient Haïti de gérer de façon adéquate le retour de ses ressortissants », indique la déclaration de la Sécurité intérieure. Le département « a décidé que ces conditions extraordinaires mais temporaires causées par le tremblement de terre de 2010 n’existent plus ».Fritz Bazin, archidiacre du Diocèse du Sud-Ouest de la Floride, est fortement en désaccord avec ces évaluations optimistes des conditions en Haïti.« Haïti n’est pas et ne sera pas en mesure d’accueillir quelque 50 000 personnes de retour des États-Unis en 2019 », écrit Fritz Bazin, originaire d’Haïti, dans un courrier électronique à ENS. « Il est clair qu’il est nécessaire d’examiner une solution plus globale », poursuit-il, faisant référence à une proposition législative au Congrès qui permettrait d’ouvrir une voie menant à la résidence permanente pour ces Haïtiens.Le Diocèse d’Haïti fait partie de l’Église épiscopale et l’église est profondément impliquée dans les efforts de reconstruction dans le pays depuis le tremblement de terre de magnitude 7 qui a frappé le pays le 12 janvier 2010. Le tremblement de terre a tué plus de 300 000 personnes, en a blessé autant et déplacé plus de 1,5 million.Le pays se redresse lentement mais il reste des signes de l’impact du tremblement de terre. Il a détruit à 80 % les bâtiment du Diocèse d’Haïti à Port-au-Prince par exemple, notamment la Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité qui n’est pas encore reconstruite.« Presque tous les bâtiments au niveau local ont été détruits par le tremblement de terre et n’ont pas été reconstruits », déclare le révérend Nathanael Saint-Pierre, prêtre haïtien de New York.Nathanael Saint-Pierre, qui était en 2010 le prêtre responsable de la Congrégation haïtienne du Bon Samaritain à New York, a noté l’augmentation d’immigrants haïtiens rejoignant la congrégation à la suite du tremblement de terre alors que l’église offrait de l’aide à ceux qui cherchaient à obtenir le statut protégé temporaire.À présent recteur de St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church à Manhattan, Nathanael Saint-Pierre fait part de son inquiétude sur ce qu’il va advenir des immigrants haïtiens qui ont soudainement besoin d’obtenir un statut de résidence permanente car il leur reste peu d’options.« L’impact sur la communauté [haïtienne] est véritablement négatif », ajoute-t-il. « Je ne pense pas qu’il y ait beaucoup d’espoir pour ces gens-là ».Le manque d’infrastructure reconstruite est l’un des problèmes auxquels vont être confrontés ceux contraints de retourner en Haïti qui est depuis longtemps considéré comme le pays le plus pauvre de l’Hémisphère occidental. Les difficultés pour trouver un emploi et les soins médicaux sont également préoccupants, poursuit Nathanael Saint-Pierre, tout particulièrement s’il y a un afflux massif de gens en même temps.Ces préoccupations sont partagées par le révérend Smith Milien, prêtre responsable de St. Paul’s et Les Martyrs d’Haïti à Miami, juste au nord du quartier Little Haïti de la ville.« Nous sommes déçus parce que nous connaissons la situation en Haïti. Elle est très difficile », ajoute Smith Milien.Le service du dimanche en français et en créole à l’église attire habituellement plus de 100 personnes. Smith Milien ne pense pas que la décision de mettre fin au statut protégé temporaire aura beaucoup de répercussion sur sa congrégation car la plupart des membres sont citoyens américains mais cela sera ressenti par la communauté haïtienne locale.Les autres inquiétudes auxquelles vont être confrontés ceux susceptibles d’être contraints de retourner en Haïti sont les manifestations politiques récentes qui ont dégénéré en violence ainsi que la menace posée par la criminalité, explique Panel Guerrier, le prêtre de Naples.Ce danger a amené le mois dernier les leaders de l’Église épiscopale à remettre à plus tard la grande célébration d’ouverture de l’école reconstruite en Haïti dans un souci général de sécurité au milieu d’une flambée de violences politiques dont certaines ont affecté les visiteurs étrangers.La fille de Panel Guerrier a fait une demande de résidence permanente aux États-Unis et sa famille a l’espoir qu’elle puisse rester. Il estime qu’une quinzaine de ses paroissiens, sur une congrégation d’environ 50, sont eux aussi dans l’incertitude juridique du fait de l’expiration du statut protégé temporaire.Sa femme et son fils sont déjà quant à eux en voie d’obtenir leur résidence permanente et attendent d’avoir la date de leur entrevue à l’immigration. Le statut de Panel Guerrier est assuré et il a fait une demande de naturalisation américaine.« Nous allons continuer à prier et à agir », explique-t-il.Sam Owen dit ressentir « pas mal de désespoir » concernant la manière dont la décision de l’administration Trump affectera sa congrégation de New York composée d’environ 70 Haïtiens et la communauté haïtienne locale mais ils trouvent également l’espoir en Dieu.« Ceci n’a servi qu’à renforcer notre foi et à la placer là où elle doit être, aux côtés des marginalisés et en étant là où nous pouvons être à leur service », conclut-il.– David Paulsen est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. 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Everyclick to expand charities’ income through keyword advertising service

first_imgEveryclick to expand charities’ income through keyword advertising service Tagged with: Digital Individual giving  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Everyclick.com, the search engine that gives 50% of its revenues to charity, has launched a new keyword advertising service that will help it generate its revenues and those for charities even more. The service is being pre-launched to the charity sector with a range of special offers for early bookers, including discounts of up to 50% on keywords bought by charities already registered with everyclick.As with its other activities, everyclick will donate 50% of all advertising revenues to charities registered with them.Everyclick’s pricing model for keywords differs from those offered by other search engines such as Google and its AdWords. Everyclick’s keywords will be sold on a ‘first come first served’ basis for a fixed price and a fixed term, offering potentially very low costs for first movers. Everyclick say that, through special package deals, keywords could cost as little as 1pper day. Advertisementcenter_img Indeed, all keywords on everyclick cost the same. There is no bidding and no click through fees: costs remain the same no matter how many times a search term is clicked. Furthermore the more keywords you buy the cheaper they get.The launch of this new keyword advertising service coincides with everyclick’s first anniversary.Everyclick claims now to be “one of the largest charity sites in the UK” with more than 300,000 users from over 1,400 charities choosing to search the web and raise funds for their charity.Polly Gowers, managing director of everyclick.com commented: We are really excited about this next phase in the development of everyclick. Online advertising is the fastest growing ad spend medium in the UK and through everyclick, charities can now access a bigger share of that pot.” Future developments for everyclick include a partnership later this year CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) which will enable it to increase the reach of its service to support all 170,000 UK charities and a further 50,000 charities internationally. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 August 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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Global warming, nuclear power and China, Part 1

first_imgIn a surprise move, China and Britain’s Conservative Party government have signed an agreement in which China will participate in the building of nuclear reactors in England. Criticism of the deal comes from those, including members of the British Labor Party, who claim that China’s participation could compromise the “national security” of this NATO member-state.China General Nuclear Power Corp., a state-controlled corporation, will provide $6 billion toward the completion of the Hinkley Point C power station, giving China a 33.5 percent interest in the plant.Until now, the plant has been primarily a project of the French company EDF. It has been over-budget and long-delayed in its construction, prompting criticism from anti-nuclear groups over money they say could have been spent on developing other renewable energy sources. However, China’s entry into a consortium with EDF, with Britain’s approval, has revived the project. In the contract just signed, China will only be supplying technology to EDF to build Hinkley Point C, but the deal opens the way “for China to invest in future British nuclear projects and possibly to play a larger role in building the plants, giving more credibility to the Chinese nuclear industry and perhaps helping it to sell more nuclear plants abroad.” (New York Times, Oct. 21)Britain has not built a new nuclear power plant since 1995. However, its aging nuclear infrastructure contributes almost 20 percent of the country’s electric power. When completed in 10 years, Hinkley C “is intended to meet around 7 percent of Britain’s current electricity needs and run relatively cheaply for at least 60 years.”Adds the Times: “China has by far the most ambitious nuclear building program in the world, with 68 commercial reactors under construction or in the planning stages, according to the World Nuclear Association, an industry group. China has received help from the French and the big Japanese company Toshiba but has gradually developed its own local designs and built up a large chain of domestic suppliers.“Industry executives say this building boom means that Chinese nuclear contractors have gained considerable knowledge and experience, which they hope to apply outside China.”Nuclear vs. burning of fossil fuelsToday, the burning of fossil fuels is the main source of electric power around the world.Just days after the announcement of the China-British nuclear deal, a hurricane with the strongest winds ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere hit the Pacific coast of Mexico. Amazingly, no lives were reported lost, but it was a chilling reminder of the growing frequency of superstorms as global warming continues.With the stronger storms, prolonged droughts, and melting of glaciers and polar ice caps that have accompanied record-high world temperatures, there is no longer any doubt that the burning of fossil fuels, which has created a warming blanket of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, must give way to other forms of energy if even greater disasters are to be avoided.Nuclear plants produce no carbon dioxide (CO2). While many today are looking to nuclear energy as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels, that is not how it got started. The successful splitting of the atom came on the scene long before anyone was aware of the CO2 problem. Rather than being developed as a source of energy for peaceful purposes, the first nuclear programs were rushed into production for political and military reasons: to build atomic bombs. The first use of the bomb — to incinerate hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians at the very end of World War II — allowed the U.S. capitalist ruling class to claim the role of leading power in the postwar world.It soon became clear, however, that the energy in the atom could be a virtually unlimited source of electric power. The first nuclear reactor to generate electricity was built by the U.S. government in 1951. However, the focus of U.S. research continued to be military, aimed at providing nuclear power for Navy submarines and aircraft carriers.While Washington was mainly funding research for war purposes, the Soviet Union in June 1954 put into operation the world’s first nuclear plant to generate electricity for the civilian power grid at Obninsk, 160 miles south of Moscow. It was followed by England, which started up its first commercial nuclear power station in 1956, named Calder Hall.  Not until December 1957 was the first U.S. commercial nuclear plant opened in Pennsylvania, called the Shippingport Reactor.It soon became clear that there were many inherent problems in the first two generations of nuclear plants. Some were immediate, including the possibility of a disastrous failure in the cooling systems. The accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979 caused no deaths, but there was great apprehension over the release of radioactive elements and the possibility that the accident could have led to a complete meltdown of the plant. Since then, two other major accidents have occurred — at Chernobyl, in the Ukraine area of the then-Soviet Union, and at Fukushima in Japan, after damage to the nuclear plant there from a major tsunami. The total number of immediate deaths from these two accidents came to less than 50.  Estimates of the long-term mortality due to radiation exposure vary widely.The other major issue involved in nuclear energy is long-term: what to do with the radioactive waste products. Problem of radioactive wasteAs both military and commercial reactors began to proliferate, investigators found that the storage of nuclear wastes — which could continue to be radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years —  was being done so poorly that there could be serious effects on people and the environment.The problem of what to do with radioactive waste continues to be a huge barrier to the use of nuclear energy. It is the main stated reason why the German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel has abandoned its nuclear power plants and is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to decommission them. Germany now gets about half its electricity from coal, which is the worst polluter in terms of CO2 emissions.As of 2014, the U.S. got about 19 percent of its electric power from nuclear energy. But the vast majority of it, 68 percent, came from fossil fuels: coal, gas and oil. Only 13 percent came from hydroelectric and other renewables.China gets most of its electric power from coal and has a very serious air-pollution problem. At present, it has 28 nuclear power reactors in operation, 23 under construction, and more about to start construction. Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world’s most advanced, to give China more than a threefold increase in nuclear capacity to at least 58 GWe by 2020-2021, then some 150 GWe by 2030, and much more by 2050, according to the World Nuclear Association.What has transformed China, which was a war-torn, impoverished country at the time the U.S. dropped the first atomic bombs, into such a powerhouse for nuclear energy? And are there reasons to believe that its reactors will be safer than those of the past?Part 1: Global warming, nuclear power and ChinaPart 2: China moves decisively on global warmingPart 3: Coal miners in crisisPart 4: What can be done about rising sea levelsPersonal disclosure: The author lives five miles from two of the U.S.’s aging and dangerous commercial nuclear reactors.[tb_book id=”22182″]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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House Meeting to Discuss LGBTQ Housing Discrimination ‘Long Overdue’

first_img House Meeting to Discuss LGBTQ Housing Discrimination ‘Long Overdue’ The House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing Tuesday on discrimination in housing and lending in the LGBTQ community. Congressman and Financial Services Committee member Al Green said Tuesday’s meeting was “long overdue.” “You are not alone. You have allies in the Congress in the United States of America,” Green said. Green said during his opening remarks that those in the LGBTQ community face economic insecurity, discrimination in housing, a lack of legal protection, and that the disrcimination on mortgage exists and is “proveable.” “Discrimination based on race, gender, or sexual orientation … is wrong and should not be tolerated anywhere, including in the mortgage and the consumer lending industries,” said Committee member Rep. Andy Barr. Rep. Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, said the Trump administration has talked of stripping Federal regulations that guard against anti-LGBTQ discrimination in lending and housing. She added that in May 2019 the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed changing its own rules to allow Federaly-funded homelss shelters top deny admission to transgender people based on gender identification. “It is unacceptable that this administration is using taxpayer dollars to put already vulnerable Americans at further risk,” Waters said. Testifying during the hearing were Harper Jean Tobin, Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality; Michael Adams, CEO, Sage; Kerith Coonron, Research Director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law; Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign; Hua Sun, Professor, Iowa State University; Francis Creighton, President and CEO, Consuer Data Industry Association. According to a House memo, a study by Prudential found that nearly half of LGBTQ respondents had household incomes below $50,000, while the median-household incomes for non-LGBTQ people was around $70,000.The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey revealed that 23% of transgender adults experienced some form of housing discrimination in the prior year. Also, 12% said they had been homeless with 6% saying they were denied housing. The memo added that researchers analyzed Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data from 1990-2015 and found same-sex mortgage co-applicants were 73.12% more likely to be denied a loan than different-sex applicants. During her testimony, Tobin said there are currently 2 million transgender people in America, but the homeownership rate was just one-fourth of the U.S. population. She added that one-in-four transgender people faced housing discrimination in the past year. Tobin also said one-in-four transgender people didn’t try to seek emergency shelter because of fear.  “For nearly 20 years, Federal Courts have overwhelmingly held that laws such as the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, prohibit anit-transgender discrimination,” Tobin said. “Unfortunately, the Trump Justice Department has rejected the majority view of the reports and urged the Supreme Court to strip those protections away.”  Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. House Financial Services Committee Housing Discrimination LGBTQ 2019-10-29 Mike Albanese October 29, 2019 1,008 Views Tagged with: House Financial Services Committee Housing Discrimination LGBTQ About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / House Meeting to Discuss LGBTQ Housing Discrimination ‘Long Overdue’  Print This Post Previous: Changes in Housing Policy Next: Where the Biggest Changes in Affordability Occurred Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Fully Cooperate, Make Use of Physical Opening of Courts To Mitigate The Hardship: Bar Council Of Delhi Requests Advocates [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesFully Cooperate, Make Use of Physical Opening of Courts To Mitigate The Hardship: Bar Council Of Delhi Requests Advocates [Read Letter] Karan Tripathi18 Aug 2020 4:18 AMShare This – xBar Council of Delhi through its Chairman Advocate KC Mittal has issued a statement requesting Advocates to fully cooperate and make use of the physical opening of the court on a rotational basis to mitigate the hardship caused by the elongated period of restrictive functioning caused by the nationwide lockdown. Titled as ‘Appeal To Advocates’, the statement states that it’s time…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?LoginBar Council of Delhi through its Chairman Advocate KC Mittal has issued a statement requesting Advocates to fully cooperate and make use of the physical opening of the court on a rotational basis to mitigate the hardship caused by the elongated period of restrictive functioning caused by the nationwide lockdown. Titled as ‘Appeal To Advocates’, the statement states that it’s time for for the Coordination Committees and Bar Associations, and the Advocates in general, to come forward to assist the Chief Justice as well as the other judges of the Delhi High Court to put in place a comprehensive plan and ensure that there is due compliance of the same, to obviate any adverse situation. While acknowledging that there are some members who are voicing their dissent towards the resumption of physical hearings, the BCD has taken a stance that this is not the appropriate time to speak up either in the favour or against the said decision, as the same is going to be implemented on an experimental basis for now. The Statement also cites examples of other High Court which have not resumed physical functioning due to the growing number of cases of COVID19 within the legal fraternity. For instance, in Rajasthan, the High Court had to go back to virtual hearings after a few days of opening up, as the Chief Justice himself tested positive for the virus. While appreciating the decision of the Delhi High Court to open up one-fourth of the functioning for physical hearings, the statement expresses a sense of cynicism by noting that: ‘We are in a situation between the devil and deep sea, since on the one hand we’re facing a financial crisis, and on the other, the imminent danger of spreading COVID19 is looming large.’ While citing the order of the Registrar General dated August 16, wherein it is stated that the plan is underway before the Graded Action Plan Committee for gradual resumption of physical hearings on a rotational basis, the Bar Council has highlighted that the onus is on all the Advocates to make this plan a success.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter] Next Storylast_img read more

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Water outage strikes Falcarragh & Gortahork yet again

first_imgHundreds of homes and businesses in Falcarragh and Gortahork are currently without water yet again this morning following another suspected pipe burst. Irish Water has been notified of the issue with crews tasked to the scene however the outage is expected to affect the area for much of the morning.The area has been plagued by numerous water outages over the last number of months with long awaited pipe replacement works there are due to get underway this autumn.Local Cllr Michael McClafferty says until that time, their hands are tied:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/michatytrytryrelmcclaff.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – July 17, 2019 Google+ Twitter Pinterest Water outage strikes Falcarragh & Gortahork yet again Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleStaff objections delaying full abortion services at LUHNext articleConcern over plans to build more houses at Letterkenny estate News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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The shortlisted teams 2005

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The shortlisted teams 2005On 9 Aug 2005 in Personnel Today After a receiving a record number of entries, the judges have been working hard to produce the 12 category shortlists. In some categories, teams have been highly commended, which shows the depth of quality on show. These teams really are ambassadors of the profession, leading the way with innovative HR projects. Over the next 12 weeks, we will showcase all the teams and their achievements in preparation for the big night on Thursday 24 November… when the winners will be revealedCapgemini Employer Branding AwardShortlisted teams: Getty ImagesCompass GroupUBSVocaJudges: John Smythe and Jerome Reback, founders, Engage for ChangeComputers In Personnel Award for HR CollaborationShortlisted teams: AC NielsenCo-operative Financial ServicesVenturaWilliams LeaJudge: Mark Childs, director, Total Reward Solutions and Outset UKDepartment for Work and Pensions Age Positive at Work AwardShortlisted teams: Bradford Metropolitan District CouncilLand RegistryNational Maritime MuseumSt Helens CouncilJudge: Sam Mercer, director, Employers Forum on AgeFujitsu and Baxter Neumann Award for Excellence in Outsourcing and Shared ServicesShortlisted teams: The AABTRoyal Bank of ScotlandVertexJudge: Paul Pagliari, senior HR director, Immigration and Nationality DirectorateGraduate Prospects Award for Excellence in Graduate RecruitmentShortlisted teams: ArupCabinet OfficeCentricaDeloitteJudge: Carl Gilleard, chief executive, Association of Graduate RecruitersHammonds HR Director of the Year AwardShortlisted individuals: Mary Canavan, British LibraryLesley Cotton, Holmes Place Health ClubsSally Jacobson, London and Quadrant Housing GroupAngela O’Connor, Crown Prosecution ServiceJudge: William Gibbon, executive director of HR, Barclays Africa and Middle EastHays Human Resources Award for Innovation in Recruitment and RetentionShortlisted teams: Asda StoresGamestationHayley Conference CentresMatalan RetailJudge: Simon Howard, chairman, Work CommunicationsIntellect Award for Innovation in Career DevelopmentShortlisted teams: Fujitsu ServicesHBOS General InsuranceIdeal StandardNational Probation DirectorateJudge: Ruth Spellman, chief executive, Investors in PeopleNorthgate HR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with BusinessShortlisted teams: Camelot GroupCompass GroupLeasePlan UKReutersHighly commended: Standard Chartered Bank Judge: Kevin Green, people and organisational development director, Royal Mail Letters OperationsPMI Health Group Award for Managing Health at WorkShortlisted teams: GlaxoSmithKlineGrimsby Institute of Further & Higher EducationHighlands & Islands EnterpriseSomerset County CouncilHighly commended: SiemensFirstAssistJudge: Bashyr Aziz, senior lecturer, University of Wolverhampton School of HealthSnowdrop Systems Award for Excellence in HR through TechnologyShortlisted teams: Cabinet OfficeMaybourne GroupTryton FoodsUBS Highly commended: AstraZenecaJudge: Margaret Smith, chief executive, CIO ConnectXchanging Award for Excellence in TrainingShortlisted teams: BBCBroadway Homelessness and SupportCrown Prosecution ServiceTube LinesJudge: Sarah Jones, chief executive, Ufi/Learndirect Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Novatek and partners take FID on $21.3bn Arctic LNG 2 project

first_imgLocated in northern Siberia, the Arctic LNG 2 project will comprise a 19.8mtpa LNG plant and the development of the Utrenneye onshore gas and condensate field FID taken by Novatek and its partners on the Arctic LNG 2 project (Credit: Pixabay) Novatek and its partners have approved the final investment decision (FID) for the Arctic LNG 2 project, to be developed with an estimated cost of $21.3bn (£17.28bn) in northern Siberia, Russia.The Arctic LNG 2 project consists of a natural gas liquefaction plant to be built on the Gydan Peninsula in the Russian Arctic region, and the development of the Utrenneye field. The feedstock for the Arctic LNG 2 project will come from the Utrenneye onshore gas and condensate field, which is estimated to hold more than seven billion boe of resources.Through its three liquefaction plants, the Russian LNG project will have an overall production capacity of 19.8 million tons per annum (mtpa).Each of the LNG trains will have a capacity of 6.6mtpa, and will be installed on concrete gravity based structures (GBS). The first of the trains is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023, while the second and third trains are likely to begin operations in 2024 and 2026, respectively.Novatek management board chairman Leonid Mikhelson said: “Today, we have taken another step forward in our goal to become one of the largest LNG producers in the world by approving the final investment decision on our second large-scale LNG project – Arctic LNG 2.“We are confident that the accumulated construction experience, state-of-the-art technologies, proven logistics solutions and partnerships with best-in-class international companies will ensure the effective implementation of our new LNG project.”A consortium made up of TechnipFMC, Saipem, and Nipigas (Russia) will handle the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG plant. On the other hand, design and construction of GBS will be executed by SAREN, a joint-venture of RHI Russia and Saipem.Novatek said that drilling of production wells and construction of the production infrastructure for the Utrenneye field are in progress.Stakeholders in the Arctic LNG 2 projectNovatek is the operator of the Arctic LNG 2 project with 60% stake, and is partnered by Total (10%), CNPC (10%), CNOOC (10%) and the Japan Arctic LNG – a consortium of Mitsui & Co and JOGMEC (10%).Total, which holds a stake of 19.4% in Novatek, will have an aggregated economic interest of 21.6% in the Russian LNG project.All the participants will be entitled to long-term LNG offtake from the Arctic LNG 2 project in proportion to their respective stakes.Total chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said: “Arctic LNG 2 will leverage the success of the Yamal LNG project and will deliver competitive LNG to the markets in four years’ time.“Arctic LNG 2 adds to our growing portfolio of competitive LNG developments based on giant low cost resources primarily intended for the fast growing Asian markets.”last_img read more

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PODCAST: Rising Atlanta Outfit Voodoo Visionary, Brock Butler Of P. Groove Join Inside Out

first_imgYou can listen to Voodoo Visionary’s Off The Ground via Spotify. The band is currently on tour throughout the rest of the summer, with shows in New York City, Burlington, Buffalo, and more. For tour dates, check out the band’s website at VoodooVisionary.com.As for Seth and Turner’s upcoming live podcast recording, “A Night of Music, Podcast, and Philanthropy,” in addition to performances by Voodoo Funk and DJ Logic, the evening will also feature an industry profile of Steve Lopez, the tour manager of Widespread Panic who is also responsible for artist relations at Bonnaroo and more. There will be an auction hosted by Seth featuring festival and concert tickets, artist merch, show memorabilia, gift cards, and more, with the proceeds benefitting We’re Hear For You—a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the awareness of noise-induced hearing loss, hearing-loss prevention, and the use of earplugs among the music community. With the auction and various games raising money for the charity, this marks the beginning of a series that Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth will continue to grow in the future. Listen in to for more details with regards to the City Winery sessions.Upcoming episodes of Inside Out w/ Turner & Seth will feature interviews with Phish’s Jon Fishman, Marcus King, The Main Squeeze, and many more. Stay tuned!**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**[Josh Thane is a music engineer at Wonderdog Sound Studios and edits all Inside Out podcasts.]You can check out past episodes of Live For Live Music Presents: Inside Out with Turner and Seth podcast below:The Zipper Club Brings Their Punk Universe To Shaky Knees FestivalJen Hartswick Recounts Her Pinky Swear With Christian McBride, A Fateful Call From TreyDirty Heads Frontman Jared Watson Talks Weed, Colors, Addiction, And MoreWidespread Panic’s John “JoJo” Hermann Tells Studio Stories And MoreJason Crosby Talks Impromptu Performances With Prince And Bruce SpringsteenCol. Bruce Hampton Discusses Upcoming Star-Studded 70th Birthday BlowoutLos Lobos’ Steve Berlin Goes Back To His RootsBig Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli And Jeremy Salken Discuss Their Careers In EDMBenny Bloom & Tom Hamilton Get Us Excited For Fool’s ParadiseAl Schnier & Jim Loughlin Talk All Things moe.Umphrey’s McGee Engineer Chris Mitchell Discusses How He Captures The Band’s Unique SoundChris Kuroda Talks Evolution From Early Phish To MSGBrendan Bayliss Talks New Umphrey’s McGee Album, Career HighlightsJefferson Waful Talks Umphrey’s, Collaborating With Chris KurodaUM’s Brendan Bayliss Talks Band Origins, Meeting Steve Miller & More In their latest Inside Out podcast, Turner and Seth spoke to Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove as well as up-and-coming Atlanta funk act Voodoo Visionary, which is made up of Dennis Dowd (keys), Jimmy Lynch (bass), Scott MacDonald (vocals), Mac Schmitz (drums), and Mike Wilson (guitar). Turner and Seth also made a big announcement during this week’s show. The duo will host a series of live podcasts at Atlanta’s City Winery, featuring what is being dubbed as “A Night of Music, Podcast, and Philanthropy.” On September 19th, the duo will host DJ Logic, along with headliners Voodoo Visionary (the subjects of this week’s podcast).When guitarist and frontman Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove called into the show this week, Turner and Seth spoke with the guitarist about what the future holds for P. Groove. With all four members back in the saddle and healthy and ready to ride, Butler talks about Perpetual Groove’s upcoming run in the Northeast, the potential return of the group’s own Amberland Festival, and the group’s new album on the way in addition to the guitarist’s own successful comeback to the music scene, his own personal trials and tribulations.L4LM’s Official Guide To Phish Baker’s Dozen Late NightsAs part of their upcoming tour, P. Groove will play a special late-night performance at BB King Blues Club in New York City after Phish performs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, July 29th. With regards to the Phish Baker’s Dozen late-night on Saturday, July 29th at BB King Blues Club, “It won’t be a power ballad set. [laughs] The setlist will see Matt start with the framework, and once we get to the location, everyone will vibe on the room, and we’ll add audibles depending on how things go, and who we are talking to. Being in New York, there are a few songs that we think would be appropriate, thematically. I would expect us, mentally and song selection-wise, to bring a high-energy set. We are well aware that people [after Phish at MSG] will be ready for that.”Phishin’ With Perpetual Groove: On Slow Jams, Big Cypress, And Inevitable Gear MalfunctionAs the podcast moves into the formal interview portion of the program, we are introduced to up and coming Atlanta funk quintet Voodoo Visionary, which synthesizes elements of funk, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n’ roll into their unique improvisational sound. The band released their debut album, Spirit of the Groove, in March 2015, and has just released their sophomore album, Off The Ground. During their interview, the members of Voodoo Visionary talk about their origins as a band, working with different artists, and how quickly their quintet can grow to eight or twelve people at a live show. Scott, explains, “Whenever we have new vocalists come in, I am always learning. I want to learn how to sing back up and engage a higher harmony. That’s my favorite thing, and trying to figure out what we [as a band] are getting at. These guys are always saying, ‘We’re going to have this person, or that person come in and play with us.’”last_img read more

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Celebrating the Many Faces of Customer Experience

first_imgIn Hopkinton, Howard Elias, President, Dell Services and Digital, shared his perspective on how providing a great customer experience is critical to helping our customers accelerate their digital transformations. In addition, special guest Tedy Bruschi talked about the importance of culture within a winning team. And he should know…he played all 13 seasons of his NFL career with the New England Patriots and has three Super Bowl Championship rings to prove the value of teamwork in providing the ultimate fan experience! You can get a glimpse into some of my favorite highlights from this year’s CX Day activities in the pictures below. We’re living in the “Age of the Customer,” a time when the customer experience is overtaking price and product as a company’s key brand differentiator. In fact, it’s been estimated that 85% of a customer’s decision to purchase is based solely on their current and previous customer experience!At Dell Technologies, we’ve always known our customers expect more than industry-leading solutions and services when they partner with us. They also expect an industry-leading experience and relationship that helps accelerate their business. It’s this value-driven relationship that has quickly become the ultimate prize for companies large and small – and you can’t have great relationships without great people.That’s why we take time each year on Customer Experience Day (CX Day) to celebrate our team members who are making it real for our customers every day. And I’m not just talking about our incredible sales teams who are on the front line with customers. I’m also talking about teams including delivery, operations, manufacturing, IT, legal, finance, marketing, and so many more. Teams that are often behind the scenes, but critical to ensuring our customers have a seamless experience with our solutions and business processes.Put simply, every connection counts!This year at Dell Technologies, we’re celebrating CX Day in more than 80 sites in 20 countries across six continents. While festivities will roll on through mid-October, our largest events took place last week in Round Rock, Texas and Hopkinton, Mass.In Round Rock, I was joined by chairman and CEO Michael Dell for a discussion on our customer-first culture, which is how we know we’ll win today and in the future. We were also joined by Olympic champion, author and philanthropist Lindsey Vonn, who shared her perspectives on perseverance and grit – including how she is working to instill these traits in young girls through the Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Empowering future generations is something I’m particularly passionate about, and turns out many of our customers share this passion, too. In fact, we’ve found our commitment to social impact adds another dimension to the customer experience by cultivating deep customer relationships – and better yet, the more we partner, the more impact we can create.  As we celebrate #DayoftheGirl this week, we encourage more strong voices to inspire future leaders and drive positive change.center_img If you also celebrated CX Day this year, I hope you came away as inspired as I was about the role each of us plays in enabling our customers’ missions and work. Our customers are changing the world, and at Dell Technologies, we couldn’t be prouder to be a trusted partner on their journey.last_img read more

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