Comments (2) Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Bath, NC By Gavin DrakePosted Jul 22, 2016 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm At the risk of sounding like an aging curmudgeon, they should never have tried Us in the first place. I was teaching in Botswana at the time of the change, and folks just rolled their eyes. The USPG has a wonderful heritage and progressive theological vision, and the name USPG worked to reflect both. Rephrasing USPG is a useful change, however. Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican mission agency United Society is to resume using the more familiar name USPG by which it was known between 1956 and 2012. But the agency is not returning to its former full name of United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The new full name will be the United Society Partners in the Gospel.The agency has played a long and important role in the history of international Christian missionary activity and has played a significant part in the spread of Anglicanism across the globe.The agency was formed by Royal Charter in 1701 as the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG). In 1965 the agency merged with the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa to form the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG).It adopted its present name – United Society – in 2012 “with a reinvigorated desire to participate in God’s global mission”; but many people found the abbreviated form of their name – Us – confusing on a global stage where it ran the risk of confusion with the United States.“During 2015, we undertook some research to discover how our new brand had been received,” the agency’s chief executive, Janette O’Neill, said. “We learned that, while our partners in Britain and Ireland and around the world greatly appreciated the energy, values and practical work embodied in the Us brand, many remained saddened that we were no longer referring to the gospel in our name.“As well as reintroducing ‘gospel’ into our name, the new meaning of USPG emphasizes our focus on working in partnership with the world church, while also encouraging the Anglican Churches of Britain and Ireland to participate more deeply in that partnership.”The renewed USPG name will be launched alongside a new logo and branding at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival at the end of August. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 22, 2016 at 10:13 pm in 2001, at the 300th Anniversary of the (U)SPG founding the board of governors invited 40 laity, bishops, priest, deacons from around the Anglican Communion to spend a month in Ireland and England discussing the meaning of mission for today and the future. It was a significant opportunity to hear voices throughout the Communion and to come to a clear, simple statement: Mission is no longer based on the assumption that missionaries bring something to a people that they do not have. Mission is about gathering and discovering together what God is calling us to do as “partners” in this place and time. I was honored to represent North America (TEC and Church of Canada – an area no longer served by the USPG). More people need to know about the incredible work and theological orientation the USPG offers to the whole Church Leon Spencer says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jerry Drino says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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ArchDaily “COPY” France Photographs CopyApartments•Marseille, France Projects Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 13 Share “COPY” Photographs: Philippe RuaultText description provided by the architects. Situated in ‘la Joliette’, between the docks and l’avenue de Dunkerque, the project is the first building in a new generation of buildings, which undertake the renewal of the ‘Euro Méditerranée’ district. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0The Coeur Méditerranée building is organised round a U-shaped plan and consists of an Ibis Hotel to the south wing, a Suite Hotel to the north wing, office and commercial space on the ground floor and an underground parking providing 387 parking spaces. The building skin is wrapped around the face of the building like a continuous ribbon, which is pierced on the south facing facades by a trapezoidal motif that evokes the maritime character of the town. The north facing facades are for the most part glazed and each bedroom contains a covered loggia with a sea view. A large covered entrance links l’avenue de Dunkerque with an internal garden and allows pedestrians to freely cross the building to go down to the Docks behind. This edifice, with its pure lines is characterised by the smooth white of the concrete and the softness of its material. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultIts architecture assumes the new direction sought by the town of Marseille with regards to sustainable materials and environmental architecture.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse-in-a-Can / Austin + MergoldArticlesThe Indicator: My RobotArticlesProject locationAddress:Marseille, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area: 21000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92825/coeur-mediterranee-jean-paul-viguier-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/92825/coeur-mediterranee-jean-paul-viguier-architecture Clipboard Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year: Coeur Mediterranée / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture 2008 Coeur Mediterranée / Jean-Paul Viguier ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCoeur Mediterranée / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture Apartments CopyAbout this officeJean-Paul Viguier ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasMarseilleOffice BuildingsHotels and Restaurants3D ModelingFrancePublished on December 02, 2010Cite: “Coeur Mediterranée / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture” 02 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
2020 Photographs Architects: PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados Area Area of this architecture project Carrizal Housing / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos AsociadosSave this projectSaveCarrizal Housing / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados “COPY” Photographs: Rafael GamoTeam:Pablo Pérez Palacios, Miguel Vargas, Álvaro Morales, Lucía GarcíaCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. Located south of Mexico City, Carrizal is a project that is part of the client’s needs to develop eight residential houses on the same site.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe master plan seeks to create access to homes through a common main axis. Looking to move away from the scheme of housing attached to homes, the social part and garden of each house is worked with a lattice that allows transparency from side to side of the property. As a result; a sense of openness between two solids and long views throughout the project.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe program of the houses includes developing public activities on the ground floor, with connection to the private garden, on 1st level private spaces such as bedrooms and TV room and the last level with a terrace.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessRepresentation of the Human Scale in 20 Architectural SectionsArticlesNew Technologies Might Save Venice’s Cultural Heritage from the FloodsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Lomas Quebradas, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 32Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico Year: Carrizal Housing / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949453/carrizal-housing-ppaa-perez-palacios-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Apartments ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos AsociadosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityOn FacebookMexicoPublished on October 15, 2020Cite: “Carrizal Housing / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados” [Casas Carrizal / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados] 15 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Pully, Switzerland “COPY” Area: 834 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Michel BonvinCity:PullyCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michel BonvinRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area close to Lausanne and Lake Geneva, this plot was previously occupied by an urban villa comprising two apartments, which was demolished. This new residential building houses three apartments, including a triplex apartment intended for the owner, thanks to its optimal use of form and building regulation compliance. These regulations specify ceiling heights and permit an attic, interpreted formally here to add a storey and therefore gain additional living space. The rounded form is a reaction to the motley, mediocre context of this residential district on the periphery of Lausanne.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinThe aim was to create a distinctive, autonomous object that would be easily identified. The oval was distorted to become an ovoid with proportions that favour southerly-aspected living rooms enjoying views over the lake. This template also limits the visual impact for neighbours to the rear who have gained additional views from their own living rooms thanks to the new building shape.Save this picture!Site planSave this picture!SectionSectional organisation is key to the design, resolving various constraints here. The rear section with the bedrooms, where ceiling height is kept to the minimum, is clearly distinct from the living rooms to the front, which are generously sized, with views over Lake Geneva. A few stairs separate the living area from the sleeping area.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!© Michel BonvinThis configuration also permits the addition of a service floor in order to create a hot tub on the attic terrace. In floor-plan terms, since the ground plot is relatively small, the available width does not permit the standard arrangement of a central circulation area with rooms on either side. The staircase, therefore, extends along the entire length of the façade.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinThis design concept, already deployed by LOCALARCHITECTURE in previous residential designs, frees up a large surface area on each floor and utilises the space under the sloping ceiling within the apartments.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinThe building shape is rationally constructed with a bespoke load-bearing structure, its curved appearance created by filler elements arranged on the facets. The concrete skeleton is readable on the façade, its prefabricated vertical elements with their trapezoidal profile creating a play of light that accentuates the curve illusion. Their sand-effect finish harmonises the ensemble: the outer ends of the floor slabs, which were cast in place, are finished in the same way. This structural matrix is then filled with prefabricated grey-shaded wood panels or glazing. The choice of raw, exposed materials contrasts with the sophistication of the building shape and the accommodation.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!© Michel BonvinInternally we again see raw exposed concrete, sand-finished on the outer walls and with traditional formwork using planks on the internal load-bearing and partition walls. Precise, bespoke cabinetmaking lends structure to the spaces and makes this unusual shape habitable via three curves, incorporated in the floor plan. Faceted oak fittings are tailored to these sinuous lines, picking up the rhythm of the concrete formwork. The two materials combine to accompany every function within the accommodation.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinFrom its external form through to its internal spaces, this building has a specificity that makes it highly distinctive. Each apartment is unique, and the architecture is omnipresent.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinProject gallerySee allShow lessEnnead Architects to Design Dynamic Byte-Inspired Tower in ShenzhenArchitecture NewsKengo Kuma Wins Competition for Concert Hall in KosovoArchitecture News Share Projects Switzerland Pully House / LOCALARCHITECTURE Save this picture!© Michel Bonvin+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Year: 2020 Photographs Pully House / LOCALARCHITECTURESave this projectSavePully House / LOCALARCHITECTURE ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960689/pully-house-localarchitecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960689/pully-house-localarchitecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLOCALARCHITECTUREOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPullySwitzerlandPublished on April 27, 2021Cite: “Pully House / LOCALARCHITECTURE” 27 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. 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Tagged with: Funding 31 total views, 2 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. Rotary distributes a further £112,000 from its Flood Disaster Appeal Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has distributed £112,000 in the third tranche of grants from money raised for its Rotary Flood Disaster Appeal. Funds distributed include those raised from Fashion For Relief, a charity fashion show organised by Naomi Campbell at the end of London Fashion Week.Priority has been given to sustainable community based projects and community recovery activities. Grants have been made to:* replace equipment at Tewkesbury Youth Centre (£4,014)* upgrade drains and pipes at Hop Skip and Jump Day Centre, Cheltenham (£4,500)* replace equipment at St David’s Primary School, Moreton in The Marsh (£3,570)* replace equipment for juniors at Evesham Cricket Club (£2,860)* replace books in 14 Primary School Libraries in Hull (£35,000)and many other projects.This brings the total allocated to more than £612,000. The Rotary Flood Disaster Appeal raised over £300,000, and this was augmented by a further £600,000 of funds raised by the Fashion for Relief fashion show with more donations still coming through.www.ribi.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 January 2008 | News
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. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland Three business graduates from Trinity College Dublin have raised more than €128,000 for charity by completing a gruelling cycle through Africa.Denis Dwyer, Oliver Fegan and Niall Treacy teamed up with five South Africans for the 12,452 kilometre journey in aid of the Millennium Promise Fund, an organisation that works with impoverished communities in Africa. The eight cyclists, who are in their 20s and have a background in finance, linked up through Facebook, the social networking website.The journey along the east coast of Africa, from Egypt to South Africa, took six months to complete. Dwyer said the cycle had received strong support from individual and corporate donors including Tullow Oil, Ecocem and Hunky Dorys.‘‘The cycling was seriously tough, particularly when going through the desert of Sudan and up mountains in Ethiopia,” he said. ‘‘We were cycling novices and were doing more than 100 kilometres a day, but the experience was unique and wonderful beyond words.”The cycle will benefit the Millennium Villages Project, which is based on the premise that impoverished villages can be transformed by investment in agriculture, education, health and infrastructure. It has been introduced in 80 village clusters in ten African countries.Dwyer said the Irish trio was attracted to the project as it was ‘‘about community empowerment, not charity. It is not a mere finger in a dyke and we really felt it was tipping the balance in the right direction’’. Howard Lake | 6 August 2008 | News Cycle raises €128,000 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News News United StatesAmericas Freelance video journalist and blogger Josh Wolf will spend his 200th day in prison tomorrow after an attempt at judicial mediation failed yesterday. Both federal judge Joseph Spero, who was handling the mediation attempt, and Wolf’s lawyers declined to give the reasons for its failure.Wolf will remain in prison for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury and allow it to see his unedited video of a 2005 protest in which a police car was slightly damaged. The grand jury investigation into the attack on the car is currently scheduled to continue until July, but it could be extended until January 2008. If no further mediation attempt is scheduled and Wolf continues to refuse to cooperate with the grand jury, he will remain in jail until the term of its investigation ends or he completes 18 months in prison, which is the maximum penalty for contempt of court in such a case.“The failure of this unprecedented mediation is one more blow to professional secrecy for journalists in the United States, which has suffered a great deal at the hands of the federal judicial authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One might have expected that Judge Spero would have agreed to an alternative penalty to prison, which is hard to justify. We hope further mediation will take place soon and that Wolf will be freed.”______________________________07.03.07 – Judicial mediation due to start on the eve of Josh Wolf’s 200th day in prisonReporters Without Borders today welcomed the fact that judicial mediation will start tomorrow in the case of jailed blogger and freelance video journalist Josh Wolf, and that this could lead to his release. On 10 March, Wolf is due to complete his 200th day in a federal prison in Dublin, California, for refusing to surrender his unedited video to a federal grand jury investigation.“Such mediation is unprecedented in this kind of press case and ought to be used to redress a flagrant miscarriage of justice, however belatedly,” the press freedom organisation said. “Joseph Spero, the judge named as mediator, should bear in mind that journalists are not meant to be police auxiliaries or informers and their role as news providers gives them the right to protect the confidentiality of their sources and material. Wolf’s detention has been used to put pressure on him and it is time for it to stop.”The case goes back to 2005, when Wolf filmed a protest in San Francisco against a G8 summit.After refusing to comply with a federal subpoena to hand over his unedited video and testify to a grand jury investigation into an attack on a police car during the demonstration, he was found in contempt of court and was initially imprisoned from 1 August to 1 September 2006. He was sent back to Dublin prison, near San Francisco, on 20 September after judges rejected an appeal. In all, he will have spent 200 days in prison on 10 March.William Alsup, the federal judge who imprisoned Wolf, finally ordered judicial mediation on 14 February and assigned the job to Judge Spero.The right of journalists to professional confidentiality is recognised by 33 states of the union. The house of representatives of the northwestern state of Washington unanimously passed a “shield law” of this nature on 16 February. Other shield laws are being debated by the states of Missouri, Utah, Massachusetts and Texas. Reporters Without Borders wants similar legislation to be adopted by the federal congress. Organisation to go further Receive email alerts March 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance journalist Josh Wolf stays in prison after mediation fails Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Yesterday’s attempt at mediation between the federal judicial authorities and Josh Wolf failed, so this 24-year-old freelance journalist will tomorrow be spending his 200th day in a federal prison. Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed, but hopes another attempt at mediation will be held very soon. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSgerry rafterygratefulgratitudeKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleSinn Féin TD says legislation needed to protect employees working from homeNext articleVirtual Riverfest to take place in Limerick this May Bank Holiday weekend Meghann Scully Email Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads People photo created by jcomp – www.freepik.comWITH the restrictions in place due to this phase of cocooning mass gatherings are banned for the summer, no music festivals and GAA games are in limbo.Gerry Raftery is the Co-Ordinator of Mindfulness Programmes at Personal Milestones and shares tips on how we can be grateful during this pandemic. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Can We be Grateful Now?It has emerged recently that many of the great events we associate with our Irish summer will not take place.No Saturday or Sunday games, no Concerts in large outdoor venues, no Pilgrimages to Knock, no Galway Races, no Summer Festivals, no Agricultural Shows, no Tidy Towns. Probably there will be no holidays abroad and maybe just limited visits to the seaside at home – weather permitting! And possibly no barbers or hairdressers. A bleak picture!This will be the reality of the summer ahead. So how can we make the most of it?Basically, we need to learn to come to terms with it. Though it will not be easy, we have to Accept it as it is. Acceptance frees us to make the most of what we have. It allows us to begin to discover what’s possible, safe and satisfying within the massive limitations imposed as a result of the danger created by the Coronavirus.I would suggest that one of the ways we can begin to do this is to focus positively on what we have right now, rather than moaning about what we haven’t got in our lives going forward. This brings us into what is known as the Gratitude Space.Today the practice Gratitude is being strongly promoted by Mindfulness and by Positive Psychology as the way to healthy living and happiness in difficult circumstances. I believe that it can be very helpful at this time to focus on being grateful, though in reality it is extremely challenging to do so.The Power of GratitudeSo, what is Gratitude? It is an appreciation of what we have and a recognition of what is good in our lives.Gratitude is something ordinary and every-day. However, Gratitude has a depth and a value which we don’t often recognise. We can take so much for granted. If we apply the power of Gratitude to our lives in the present crisis, we can improve our well-being and find greater happiness.The practice of Gratitude brings us into a very positive space where we count our blessings and recognise all that is good around us. This doesn’t mean ignoring all that is difficult in life or the suffering which surrounds us. It can be a real challenge to be in a positive space at the moment. Gratitude can help us to get there.Focusing on what We HaveWhen we focus on what we have now we become aware of opportunities which we didn’t realise we had before?We certainly have a lot of Time, Time to do things we were too busy to do or neglected to do before. We probably have a lot of time to spend with ourselves. From living in a busy crowded world, we can find ourselves thrust into solitude and silence.But maybe this Solitude and Silence gives us a chance to explore the deeper meaning of our lives and get to know ourselves better. We can learn more ways to develop our mental health, strength and well-being. Is this not something for which we can feel a sense of gratitude?Gratitude brings us to focus on what we have. We focus on our gifts, on our assets and on all of the good things in our lives. We can feel Gratitude for the big things of our lives – the people we love, our own talents and interests, our home and our community.We can become grateful even for the little everyday things – a cup of coffee, the song of the bird or the smell of a flower.Oprah Winfrey says, “Be thankful for what you have and you will end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never, ever have enough.”Gratitude PracticesWhy not allow Gratitude to become a mind-set and allow it to punctuate your day?Begin the day with a sense of Gratitude. As the new day begins be grateful for life and for the opportunities which this new day will surely bring. This enables you to begin the day on a positive and optimistic note.Follow the teaching of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Philosopher: “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love. Each day provides its own gifts.”One of the Mindfulness Gratitude exercises which I teach people comes from an Oxford Professor of Mindfulness, Mark Williams. People who do this exercise on a regular basis find that it brings them great contentment and peace even in tough times.Professor Williams recommends his ten-finger Gratitude Exercise: “Once a day bring to mind ten things for which you are grateful, counting them on your fingers. It is important to get to ten things, even when it becomes increasingly difficult after three or four! This is exactly what the exercise is for – intentionally bringing into awareness the tiny previously, unnoticed, elements of the day.”Towards the end of your day why not try this exercise?Despite living a quite restricted life at the moment it is amazing how much happens in your day. In the midst of great loss, we can still find blessings to count. Feel grateful and you will end your day feeling good about yourself and about life.Some people find a Gratitude Journal helpful. Just write down the ten things for which you feel grateful at the end of your day. Read back over them and you see how good life really is.We teach our children good manners by telling them to say the magic words, “Please” and “Thanks”. Thanks, can certainly be a magic word for us today.Take care of yourselves through being Grateful. NewsGerry Raftery: Can We Be Grateful Now? By Meghann Scully – April 28, 2020 185
Not Possible To Fix Outer Limit For Disposing UAPA Cases; But Judges Should Endeavor For Day To Day Trial : Karnataka High Court
News UpdatesNot Possible To Fix Outer Limit For Disposing UAPA Cases; But Judges Should Endeavor For Day To Day Trial : Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber24 March 2021 5:40 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has observed that it was not possible to lay down an outer time limit for the completion of trial of cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act(UAPA). However, the Court added that judicial officers should endeavour for early disposal of cases, following day-to-day trial as per the mandate of Section 19 of the NIA Act and Section 309 of the Code of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has observed that it was not possible to lay down an outer time limit for the completion of trial of cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act(UAPA). However, the Court added that judicial officers should endeavour for early disposal of cases, following day-to-day trial as per the mandate of Section 19 of the NIA Act and Section 309 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Court also directed the Registrar General of the court to take steps to transfer pending cases in Bengaluru Urban District registered under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, to the Special court of 49 City Civil and Session judge (CCH 50), for hearing and disposal. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj, while disposing off a petition filed by one Vaseemuddin A, said :”First respondent shall ensure that appropriate steps are taken in accordance with law for transferring the case involving offence under UAPA Act to the Court of 49 City civil and session judge (CCH 50) it is made clear while effecting transfer all procedural and legal compliance shall be made.” The petitioner had submitted that the cases involving UAPA Act are not being disposed off expeditiously. It was contended by Advocate Mohammed Tahir, appearing for the petitioner, that due to delay in disposal of cases, the Fundamental Right of the accused guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India is being violated. Drawing attention of the court to section 309 of CrPC and section 19 of the NIA Act, it was prayed for a direction to the trial court to dispose of all the cases under UAPA Act, within six months. Further, it was prayed to conduct the trials on a day to day basis. The bench in its order noted that “On the basis of the order of the court, a report has been submitted by Registrar General on March 22 stating that now a judicial officer has been appointed to preside over special court, (CCH 50).” It added “Therefore it will be appropriate to take a decision on the administrative side to transfer cases 33 which are involving UAPA Act (pending before different courts) to 49 Additional City Civil and Session Judge (CCH-50). However, all the formalities will have to be completed before transfer of the cases. After the transfer the learned judge presiding over CCH 50 will have a pendency of 56 cases under UAPA act.” Coming to the prayer made in the petition for conducting the trial on day to day basis, the bench said “There cannot be any dispute that all criminal cases where accused are in judicial custody must be disposed off expeditiously considering the right guaranteed to the accused by Article 21 of Constitution of India. Further it noted “There cannot be any dispute that mandate of 309 CrPC and section 19 of NIA Act wherever applicable has to be followed. We are sure that all judicial officers who are dealing with these cases are conscious of the fact that utmost priority will have to be given for disposal of cases under the UAPA Act, for the following reasons: 1: Statutory provision of sec 309 CrPC. 2: Seriousness of offences under UAPA act 3: For protecting rights of accused under Article 21 of the Constitution of India”. The court also opined that “Provision of section 309 of CrPc or Section 19 of NIA act are ideal provisions. However, today we do not live in an ideal world.” The bench also said that “Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 some of the members of the bar are not in position to regularly attend the court. Even police machinery is under pressure. To avoid the spread of covid-19 exactly one year back, Honourable Prime Minister of India announced the decision of lockdown from March 25. As a result of limited functioning of court for the first few months from March 25, 2020 the pendency in all courts has substantially increased.” The court also noted that in the city of Bengaluru adequate public prosecutors are not available. In fact a suo-motu petition is initiated by the court where directions have been given to the state government to fill in the vacant post of public prosecutors. Accordingly it held “Therefore, it is not possible for us to issue writ of mandamus laying down outer limit for completing of cases registered under the offences of UAPA Act 1967. However, concerned judicial officers are bound to make every endeavor to give utmost priority for disposal of cases under UAPA Act for reasons we have recorded earlier.” It also refused to issue a direction to court to follow directions given in the Apex court of Shaheen Welfare Association vs Union Of India & Ors decided on 27 February, 1996. The court said “It is not necessary for us to issue a mandamus to that effect, as all courts are bound by the binding precedents of the Apex court including the directions of the court issued in Shaheen welfare association.” The court directed the registry to circulate the order with the judicial officers posted at the city civil and sessions court in the stateSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story