Alivio y Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal – celebra 15 años de Meditaciones Cuaresmales Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Los folletos ya están disponibles en español y en inglés en www.episcopalrelief.org/lent.“Durante los últimos 15 años, hemos trabajado con cientos de autores brillantes”, dijo Sean McConnell, el director de Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development – Participación en Alivio y Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Cada uno de ellos aportó profundidad espiritual y reflexiones profundamente personales a estas meditaciones, de manera que el proceso de selección no fue fácil. No podemos compartir todas las mejores meditaciones, pero esperamos que las selecciones de 2019 proporcionen al menos una muestra de algunas de las palabras inspiradoras escritas en el pasado”.La Iglesia Episcopal designó por primera vez la Cuaresma como un momento para recordar el trabajo de Episcopal Relief & Development para responder a los problemas mundiales en la Convención General de 2009. La Iglesia también insta a las feligresías a que observen el Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development el 10 de marzo, que es el primer domingo de Cuaresma, o en otro momento que les resulte conveniente durante la temporada. Para obtener más guías de planificación y otros recursos, visite www.episcopalrelief.org/Sunday.“La Cuaresma es una época del año en la que buscamos conexiones más profundas con nuestra fe”, dijo Josephine Hicks, vicepresidenta de Episcopal Church Programs for Episcopal Relief & Development – Programas de la Iglesia Episcopal para Alivio y Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal. “En este folleto hemos regresado a las meditaciones que conmovieron más profundamente a nuestros lectores en años anteriores”.Para obtener copias impresas de las Meditaciones Cuaresmales el o antes Miércoles de Ceniza, el 6 de marzo, Forward Movement debe recibir los pedidos a más tardar el 19 de febrero de 2019. Los pedidos se pueden hacer visitando www.ForwardMovement.org o llamando al 1.800.543.1813. Están disponibles los folletos cuaresmales y otros recursos, incluyendo cofres de esperanzas, sobres para los bancos de las iglesias, encartes para los boletines y oraciones especiales.“Episcopal Relief & Development ha tenido la suerte de compartir reflexiones de muchos redactores maestros, teólogos y guías espirituales de gran talento”, dijo Rob Radtke, el presidente y CEO de Episcopal Relief & Development. “Estoy profundamente agradecido por las numerosas personas y feligresías que mantienen a Episcopal Relief & Development y a sus asociados en sus oraciones durante la Cuaresma y todo el año”.Para obtener más información sobre pedir las Meditaciones Cuaresmales y otros materiales o para la planificación del Domingo de Episcopal Relief & Development, visite www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent. También invitamos a los que nos apoyan a que se inscriban para recibir las meditaciones diarias por correo electrónico en español y en inglés.Por más de 75 años, Episcopal Relief and Development ha estado trabajando junto con simpatizantes y asociados para realizar cambios duraderos en el mundo entero. Todos los años la organización facilita que más de 3 millones de personas que luchan con el hambre, la pobreza, los desastres y las enfermedades vivan vidas más plenas. Inspirado por las palabras de Jesús en Mateo 25, Episcopal Relief and Development apalanca los conocimientos y los recursos de asociados anglicanos y otros para realizar cambios medibles y sustentables en 3 áreas programáticas específicas: Mujeres, Niños y Clima. 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ArchDaily Houses Photographs: Elsye AlamText description provided by the architects. The frontage of the house is in a way antithetical to the surrounding neighborhood which mostly covering themselves with massive fences and guard booths. Alam Family Residence prefers sharing the front yard thru nearly transparent fence and pushes the privacy screen inward onto the facade which embraces the new found relationships between indoor/outdoor and public/private. The perforated concrete west-facing wall acts as breathing brise-soleil; prevents overheating on building skin while filtering the abstract graphical light qualities and transforming the space throughout the day and night. Save this picture!© Elsye AlamRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAAn “E” shape plan effectively organizes the internal masses of the house creating two inner voids that brings light and air deep into the house through both plan and section. Extensive vertical glazing around the inner courtyards and generous use of skylights opt out the need for artificial lighting in the spaces including closet spaces during the day and yet creates constantly changing light conditions that activate the interior. Save this picture!© Elsye AlamThe interior of the house is a series of free-flowing, continuous spaces that fosters a supportive, interactive family lifestyle. The consistent minimal white palate in the common area gives visual dominance to the bold red prayer niche representing family’s tradition in a modern way, the bold yellow aquarium which located in the heart of the dining-living areas, the dark wood ‘rolling carpet’ of the staircase, the abstracted Borneo jungle water wall with local natural stone, and the vertical garden in the courtyard.Save this picture!© Elsye AlamProject gallerySee allShow lessL’Institut / LUNDI et DEMIArticlesDovecote Studio / Haworth TompkinsArticles Share Architects: Elsye Alam Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89385/alam-family-residence-elsye-alam Clipboard Alam Family Residence / Elsye Alam Projects CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89385/alam-family-residence-elsye-alam Clipboard Indonesia “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Elsye Alam+ 20 Share 2010 Alam Family Residence / Elsye AlamSave this projectSaveAlam Family Residence / Elsye Alam Area: 1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeElsye AlamOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJakartaIndonesiaPublished on November 18, 2010Cite: “Alam Family Residence / Elsye Alam” 18 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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. X Factor’s Olly Murs to become patron of Brainwave 53 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Singer Olly Murs, the runner-up in X Factor in 2009, is giving his support to children’s charity Brainwave by becoming a patron. He decided to get involved after visiting Brainwave’s centre in Witham, Essex and met some of the families and their children with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Downs, Autism and Developmental Delay.Murs said: “It was great to meet some of the children on the Brainwave programme as I got to see for myself how the hard work, determination and effort that’s put in can literally change their lives. I was very touched when I came down to visit the centre in Essex, and am delighted to become a Patron of Brainwave. I am looking forward to working alongside them and helping raise awareness of this fantastic charity.”www.brainwave.org.uk Howard Lake | 4 January 2011 | News Tagged with: Celebrity
The lack of honesty and clarity in the ethanol debate has made it impossible for the American public to gain a clear understanding of the issue. This is by design, because the heart of the ethanol debate is politics, power, and profits. The ethanol industry has a better product and a brighter future, but oil companies hold the power, have the profits, and keep the politicians on a short leash. Meanwhile, motorists are filling up their cars with an overpriced, underpowered, and environmentally damaging fuel: E-10. The technology exists today to build cars that run further on a gallon of fuel and cost less to operate. But it will take redesigning our engines and changing our fuel to make that happen which is something that will be hard to do in an environment of repeated lies and distortions. This is especially true then groups with certain agendas are making alarmist claims about running out of corn and massive food price hikes. You can say it over and over; but, the truth is, we will not know what the corn supply is until after harvest in 3 months and will not know what impact the drought will have on food prices for at least 6-12 months. Now, if you are against using part of our corn supply to provide a clean, safe, renewable alternative to imported oil, that is fine but knowingly spreading misinformation does not do your cause any good and certainly calls into question your credibility. Several livestock groups fall into this category. When lies about animal agriculture are spread by HSUS and others, they demand the truth be told. Yet, in the same breath they spread untrue information about the renewable fuels sector, in order to lower the price of corn. This is what is happening today as the drought spreads across the country. Anti-ethanol groups, including livestock groups and some large producers, are spreading alarmist statements that the US will run out of corn and run short on ethanol — neither of which is likely. In addition, there are calls for the EPA to restrict the amount of corn that can be blended into ethanol, again an unnecessary action because provisions already exist to deal with a shortfall if one should occur. by Gary Truitt Previous articleE-15 Gaining Popularity But Still Facing HurdlesNext articleEvidence Shows Irrigation Theft Deterrent Alarms Working Gary Truitt No Matter How Many Times You Say it, A Lie is Still a Lie Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The reason this really gets my goat, is that the real facts and situation is known to many of these groups and yet they continue to spout misinformation just to further their own cause. Currently there are 800 million gallons of ethanol in storage just waiting to be blended with gasoline. In addition, the current Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) allows for blenders to cut back on the amount of ethanol they blend and postpone that amount to next year. In other words, there is no need to emergency action at this point. Another lie that gets repeated so often that few question its validity is that ethanol is more costly than gasoline. The price of ethanol is readily available to anyone who has a computer and 30 seconds of time. Cash ethanol and ethanol futures are traded every day, and the price can be checked worldwide. Ethanol is currently, and is most of the time, less expensive than gasoline. Then there is the claim that ethanol will ruin your engine. Not only has this been disproven by years of rigorous testing, but also by the everyday experience of millions of ordinary motorists who use E-85 or other ethanol blends. Yet, start a conversation about ethanol and sooner or later someone will bring up their worry that it will cause their car to self-destruct. The market place is also hard at work rationing corn demand and ethanol production — without any help from government meddlers. High corn prices are already slowing ethanol production, reducing export demand, and reducing feed use by the livestock industry. This is what a free market does without the need for heavy-handed government intervention. This process would have taken place even if there was no renewable fuel mandate. A recent study indicated that corn prices would have declined by only 5% if the RFS was lifted. By Gary Truitt – Jul 29, 2012 Home Commentary No Matter How Many Times You Say it, A Lie is Still… SHARE Another misconception that has taken on the stature of an urban legend is that the government subsidizes the production of ethanol. Today there is no subsidy. Tax dollars do not go to corn farmers to grow corn, nor do they go to big ethanol companies. While it is true that the RFS mandates a certain level of ethanol be used in our fuel supply, this is necessary because the government also has granted the oil companies a monopoly on the gasoline market. It was called “Gasahol” when I first started covering the renewable fuels sector, which shows you how long I have been doing news stories about fuel made from corn. Over the years, I have heard hundreds of negative statements, allegations, and scientific conclusions made about what we call “ethanol” today. The vast majority of these are lies. Yet, even after being proven to be false, the same untrue statements continue to be made over and over and over by those who oppose the very existence of ethanol. The drought and entrance of E-15 into the marketplace has re-energized the anti-ethanol crowd and has brought back the same old lies for yet another go round. SHARE
in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Print This Post Richard Cordray is taking heat once again due to rumors circulating that he intends to run for Governor of Ohio when his tenure as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ends.The Republican Governors Association (RGA) has submitted a second request for information regarding Cordray’s actions via the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 522, to Raynell Lazier in order to find out if Cordray violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from running for office while still employed in their charge.The letter cites two separate instances as grounds for obtaining the requested information: a report by WXVU saying Cordray had a phone call with the chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party; and a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer announcing upcoming gubernatorial debates in September. Apparently, the RGA questions whether or not Cordray discussed participating in those debates.The RGA requested a slew of information, including logs of Cordray’s cell phone and office phone from June 1, 2017 to present, as well as a copy of the director’s schedule from June to present. The letter notes that although the CFPB posts Cordray’s schedule online for transparency purposes, the director’s office has yet to post June or July’s schedule, which makes the RGA question the actual transparency of the office.In addition, the request lists 10 people who could have corresponded with Cordray via his @consumerfinance.gov email: Tim Burke, Erie Meyer, Zach West, Kirsten Alvanitakis, Nelson Devezin, Rachel Rossi, Josh Thurston, Megan Joyce, Greg Beswick, Bridget Doherty, and Neil Patel. They also would like copies of any emails that reference the terms, “cordrayforohio.com,” “Cordray Committee,” or Gubanatorial Debate or Governor’s Debate or Ohio Debate.”RGA Communications Director Jon Thompson had strong words for Director Cordray in an official statement: “Ohioans deserve to know whether Richard Cordray is using his Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office for political gain at the expense of taxpayers,” he said. “If these new revelations are correct, and Cordray did discuss potential gubernatorial debates with Ohio Democrats, he should admit truthfully what he discussed, if he is engaged in prohibited political activity, and why he is so focused on not doing his job.” Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Tagged with: CFPB RGA Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Previous: Homework Pays Off Next: Mortgage Delinquency Milestone Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Cordray Under Fire Related Articles CFPB RGA 2017-08-16 Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cordray Under Fire The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 16, 2017 1,933 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Twitter Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A delegation of Irish families seeking justice for their dead relatives will meet MPs in Westminster today to discuss alleged failures on the part of the Irish authorities.They include the twin sister of Mary Boyle, the six-year-old girl abducted and murdered in Donegal in 1977, and the mother of Shane O’Farrell, who was killed in 2011 by a hit-and-run driver on the N2 outside Carrickmacross in County Monaghan.The families have already travelled to the European Parliament, where Irish MEPs expressed their solidarity and wrote to the Minister for Justice voicing their concern.Ex-garda whistleblower John Wilson, who is accompanying the delegation, says it’s disgraceful that these people should have to leave Ireland to seek justice……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/wilsonweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAudio Update – “Newtowncunningham wheelie bin fires could have been disastrous” – CanningNext articleDanny McDaid’s age record goes at Dublin Marathon News Highland Mary Boyle’s sister part of group seeking help from MPs in Westminster Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 27, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Top Stories’The Walking Migrants Of This Country Need You’ : Sr Adv Jaideep Gupta Urges SC To ‘Pick Up The Brief Again’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 May 2020 2:56 AMShare This – x’The Supreme Court could have done a lot’, he said.Expressing anguish at the passive response of the Supreme Court to the issue of migrant workers crisis amid the COVID-19 lockdown, Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta commented that the top court “could have done a lot”.The Senior Advocate reminded that the judiciary was meant to create checks and balances against the executive and the legislature. Though the SC has gone beyond the confines of law…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?LoginExpressing anguish at the passive response of the Supreme Court to the issue of migrant workers crisis amid the COVID-19 lockdown, Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta commented that the top court “could have done a lot”.The Senior Advocate reminded that the judiciary was meant to create checks and balances against the executive and the legislature. Though the SC has gone beyond the confines of law and its jurisdiction by using Public Interest Litigation to “nudge the government” on policy issues, the senior counsel said that when it came to the issue of migrant workers, the Court “refused to address the problem”.”The decades of development of this jurisdiction (PIL jurisdiction) to rectify everything from bonded labour to sardarji jokes now stands in danger of being wiped out at the time of the gravest crisis of the citizens of this country”, he said.”The migrants walk home is not a casual irresponsible act of a citizen. It’s a moment of existential crisis for them. The Supreme Court could have done a lot. Only they could have”, he posted in Facebook.Elaborating on the things which could have been done by the Court, he said :”They could have inquired into why the problem was persisting even after it has been in the public limelight for weeks. They could have sought a scheme from the government, and put its enormous influence to the execution of the scheme. They could have ironed out the differences between states and centre that we keep hearing politicians complain about. They could have assured the walking migrants that they will put their full weight behind their plight. They could have wiped the tear off their faces by making a single observation that they will look into their plight and do whatever they can about it”.Mr Gupta noted that not to do even this much is such a disappointment. “Pick up the brief again, my Lords. The walking migrants who are worthy citizens of this country need you. We need you”, he said in conclusion.The Facebook post came in the context of the Supreme Court refusing to entertain a petition seeking measures to help migrants who are forced to walk back to their native places due to unavailability of regular transport options.”How can we stop them from walking? It is impossible for this Court to monitor who is walking and who is not walking?”, the bench orally observed while dismissing an application seeking urgent directions to all DMs across India to identify walking labourers and to ensure that they reach their native places, free of cost and in a dignified manner.Migrant Workers Cases : SC Failed To Rise To The Occasion Last week, Justice(Retd) Kailash Gambhir, former judge of the Delhi HC, had opined that the SC could have been more proactive to protect the migrants.On Friday, the Madras HC suo moto sought an action taken report from the State Government and the Centre on the steps taken for the relief of migrants.”It is a pity to see the migrant labourers walking for days together to reach their native places and in the process, some of them had lost their lives due to accidents. The Government authorities of all the States should have extended their human services to those migrant labourers”, observed the HC bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and R Hemalatha.Recently, the Karnataka HC had directed the Centre and the State Government to take steps to ensure that no migrant is deprived of an opportunity to travel back to native place on account of incapacity to pay rail fare. The Gujarat HC on Monday had taken suo moto notice of the migrants issue, observing that many are going hungry and are suffering the worst on account of lockdown.On Saturday morning, 23 migrants trying to reach their homes died in a road accident – the latest in a serious of many such tragedies which have taken place since the lockdown.Read the full text of Sr Adv Jaideep Gupta’s Facebook post :”The judiciary was created to create checks and balances against the Executive and the Legislature. The Supreme Court is at the apex of the judicial pyramid. For decades the Supreme Court has gone beyond the confines of law and it’s own jurisdiction by using Public Interest Litigation to nudge the government on policy issues. Even some issues which were trivial and unimportant. While locking down the nation to tackle the pandemic, the executive did not foresee the migrant labour problem. Even after the scale of the problem became clear the responses continue to be inadequate. So people approached the Supreme Court on their behalf. Repeatedly the Supreme Court has refused to address the problem. The decades of development of this jurisdiction to rectify everything from bonded labour to sardarji jokes now stands in danger of being wiped out at the time of the gravest crisis of the citizens of this country. The migrants walk home is not a casual irresponsible act of a citizen. It’s a moment of existential crisis for them. The Supreme Court could have done a lot. Only they could have. They could have inquired into why the problem was persisting even after it has been in the public limelight for weeks. They could have sought a scheme from the government, and put its enormous influence to the execution of the scheme. They could have ironed out the differences between states and centre that we keep hearing politicians complain about. They could have assured the walking migrants that they will put their full weight behind their plight. They could have wiped the tear off their faces by making a single observation that they will look into their plight and do whatever they can about it. Not to do even this much is a such a disappointment. It pains me to say this but can they not see that this lessens the institution in the hearts of the citizens of India. Can they not see that they enormous prestige that they enjoy and that gives them their authority and endears them to the citizens of this country is hurt by this. Pick up the brief again, my Lords. 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News UpdatesCourt Cannot Break Open The Seal Of “Sealed Cover CBI Reports” In Front Of Parties Without Returning Final Or Prima Facie Contentious Issues: Meghalaya HC Nupur Thapliyal1 Feb 2021 10:30 PMShare This – xThe division bench of the Meghalaya High Court on Thursday observed that the Court cannot break open the seal of sealed cover CBI reports in the presence of parties to the lis without returning “final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues”. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice H.S. Thangkhiew made the observation. The High Court…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 division bench of the Meghalaya High Court on Thursday observed that the Court cannot break open the seal of sealed cover CBI reports in the presence of parties to the lis without returning “final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues”. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice H.S. Thangkhiew made the observation. The High Court was dealing with an appeal preferred by Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and three other persons challenging an order passed by the single judge of the Court dated 09.12.2020. The single judge had directed for breaking open the seal of a CBI enquiry report in the presence of the parties. However, when the appeal came before the High Court, the division bench observed that the direction issued by the single judge to break open the CBI report could only have been done after “returning final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues” which was not done in the instant matter. At the outset, the bench reiterated an earlier order of the division bench of the High Court in W.A. No. 67 of 2016 wherein it was observed that “Obviously, after returning final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues, the aspects relating to CBI report may also be examined by the learned Single Judge and appropriate decision thereupon could be taken in accordance with law.” Therefore, in view of this, the High Court observed: “It is palpably evident that the learned Single Judge has not returned any final or even a prima facie finding on the contentious issues. As such, we are of the view that the directions of the learned Single Judge to break open the seal in the presence of the parties to the lis is not in accordance with the observations made by the Division Bench in WA No.67 of 2016.” Subsequently, the Court set aside the order dated 09.12.2020 as the same could not be sustained in view of the observations discussed above. Case Name: Meghalaya Public Service Commission & Ors Vs. Millon Ch. Momin & Ors. Order Dated: 28.01.2021Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Top StoriesPIL Before Supreme Court Seeks Directions To Consider Journalists And Media Personnels As ‘Frontline Workers’ And Initiate Priority Vaccination Srishti Ojha20 May 2021 8:59 PMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to consider Journalists and media personnels as frontline workers and initiate a priority vaccination drive for them immediately. Further, the plea has sought Ex-gratia Compensation to be awarded to kin of of the deceased journalists on death due to Covid.The plea filed by Advocate Vishal Tiwari, has stated that the journalists and media personnel should be considered as frontline workers and their constitutional rights of health and safety should be enforced.Advertisement Therefore, an Ex-gratia Compensation of twenty lakhs has been sough to be given to to the next kin of those Journalist and Media personnel who have lost their lives as of COVID19 while remaining active in the Media Coverage during the pandemic in 2020 and in 2021The petitioner has urged the court to issue directions to have a Specific insurance policy during COVID19 for the Journalist and Media Personnel for safe future of them and their families.Advertisement Being from the family of a Journalist, the petitioner has stated that he understands the hardship faced by the them in their profession. According to him, media has played an important role in legal system by coverage of daily hearings before Supreme Court and various High Courts, which helped keep the people informed about the the justice delivery System, its methods and about the Public Interest decisions.Advertisement Advertisement The plea has stated that media personnels, during the pandemic not only kept citizens aware but also operated as a check to the ‘mischievous and notorious’ activities done by criminal organisations, like hoarding, black- marketing, fake medicines and etc.The petitioner has contended that both the central and the State government have failed to recognise the act of the journalist and media workers and has failed to distinguish them as front line workers, as no priority vaccination drive has been formulated leading to deaths many.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement According to the petitioner, it is the sole responsibility of the central government along with the state governments to recognise the effort and acknowledge the sacrifice of the media community during covid-19. Therefore immediate prioritisation and initiation of vaccination drive for the journalist and media personnel for their health and safety is important and will energise the community.”Broadcasting of news directly from the spot to make people aware about the present situation is a service of sacrifice and yet the government has not recognised the value of the lives of such unrecognised front workers.” the plea readsWhile citing Supreme Court’s judgement im the case of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India which ‘gave a new dimension to Art. 21’ by including within it human dignity and liberty, the petitioner has argued that these media personnels who are working effortlessly to gather information pertaining to the present situation are not under any relief package of the Respondents.”The freedom and action of press is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy wherein such pillar stands as the foundation of the democratic society. Such information gathered by the journalist through their tireless efforts will enable the people to take informed decisions and be reasonably aware of the situation in our society” the plea reads.TagsSupreme Court Vaccination Drive Ex-gratia Compensation Covid-19 Vaccination Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story