‘Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 2017 Hurricanes, Episcopal Relief & Development, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm Well said. ! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group LK Richardson says: Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us,” he asked (2:10). Jesus taught the same thing when he told a story about a Good Samaritan. We are indeed all the children of God. And if we are all God’s children, then we are all brothers and sisters.In our recent days, we have watched and witnessed the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, store or distribute goods. It is more efficient and better for the local economy to make a donation.Episcopal Relief & Development already has actions in place for first-line aid.To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses  as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event, check here.Sign up on the Ready to Serve page to register as a possible volunteer in the future. Episcopal Relief & Development staff share these lists with dioceses when they are ready to recruit external volunteers.Bulletin insert for use this Sunday is available here.The latest Episcopal Relief & Development program updates are available on Facebook, Twitter (@EpiscopalRelief) and on here on the website.Check the Episcopal Church website for updates and important information.As our fellow Episcopalians minister to those in need they need our help not just now or in the short term, but for the long haul. Our support of Episcopal Relief & Development is a tangible, practical, effective and reliable way to do that. Keep in your prayers the people in Texas and Louisiana whose lives have been forever changed by Hurricane Harvey.Together we are the human family of God and our efforts in times like these these truly help bring God’s love and ours to our sisters and brothers in great need.The Most Rev. Michael B. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Catherine Cheek says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Barbara Reynolds says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (4) Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET ‘Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help’ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events 2:47 August 30, 2017 at 1:46 pm Go to http://www.episcopalrelief.org and click the red donate button. Be sure to hit “submit” at the end of the form. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls August 30, 2017 at 11:12 am This was a very unfriendly web site. Two of us at different times put information in and lost it. Will not try again, but will give through another organization Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 31, 2017 at 3:51 pm Talk to your reactors. Maybe your church can organize fundraisers. Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ronald Davin says: Posted Aug 29, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

House in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa Suberville

first_imgManufacturers: Acabados Zetina, Briodesign, Cristalum, Fratresa, Oliver Year:  Projects Mexico Lead Architect: House in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa Suberville Save this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926794/house-in-cumbres-de-santa-fe-landa-suberville Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Architects: Landa Suberville Area Area of this architecture project Area:  587 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa SubervilleSave this projectSaveHouse in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa Suberville 2019 “COPY” Mónica Suberville, Agustín Landa Photographs:  Onnis Luque Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLanda SubervilleOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on October 20, 2019Cite: “House in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa Suberville” [Casa Cumbres de Santa Fé / Landa Suberville] 20 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Collaborators:Carolina Arriaga, Elena Cavazos, Galia González, Úrsula ArellanoConstructor:Arquitronco S de RL de CVStructure:Cafel Ingeniería SCCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a subdivision to the west of Mexico City. Its solution responds to a very strict regulation, which establishes limits of height and land occupation. Thus, the house is a quadrangular prism that occupies the total allowed area with its spaces organized around terraces and a double-height atrium roofed by a concrete pergola. This atrium contains a floating steel and wood staircase. Coated with wood and travertine marble, the atrium acquires a different character at different times of the day; sunlight filters through the pergola and ignites the space with warm colour reflections.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe garage and a service area are half a floor below street level. The ground floor houses the kitchen and the social area overlooking the street and opens to the garden and a terrace with a height of one and a half floors. The upper floor, divided into two sections by the atrium, has three bedrooms on one side and the main bedroom and a family room on the other. The master bedroom opens to a large tequilera terrace #terracetequilera® covered by a roof. Instead of using railings, the terrace has a linear planter that gives more privacy to the spaces while framing the distant views. The three bedrooms also have small terraces delimited by planters.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Floor Plan Second FloorSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe main access to the house is reached ascending the marble steps that cross a sloping garden and lead to a small outdoor space. Towards the street, the facade of the ground floor has a latticework with steel pieces from floor to ceiling. Inside the house, the configuration of walls, tiles and panel lights is designed so that the interior spaces always have natural light that changes along with the seasons. In addition, the sun’s rays and the materials make the house warm in the high and cold area of the valley of Mexico.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico MartinsSelected ProjectsThe Star House / Z3Z ARCHITEKCISelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926794/house-in-cumbres-de-santa-fe-landa-suberville Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Houseslast_img read more

Post-Switch urges charities to beat Royal Mail price rise

first_imgPrice comparison agency Post-Switch is encouraging companies and charities to compare offerings to help them keep mailing costs down and beat the Royal Mail price hike.On 7 April 2008 Royal Mail is putting up the cost of first class mail from 34p to 36p and second class by 3p from 24p to 27p. For commercial business users, including charities, Royal Mail will be raising its Mailsort tariff rates: for example, Mailsort 2 is typically going up by a unit cost of 1.5p and Mailsort 3 mailings by 0.8p.At Christian relief and development agency Tearfund, Clive Mear, Production Director, has resized all the charity’s mailings including the Living gifts voucher scheme and the Fair Trade goods catalogue to keep the price of postage down. A member of the Charity Print Consortium, Mear uses Post-Switch to compare prices for all mailings over 10,000.Dartford-based printing firm Howard Hunt sends out over 600 million direct mail packs a year for such household brands as British Gas and Vodaphone as well as charities including Oxfam. Lucy Edwards at Howard Hunt says that comparing postal prices on every project is essential: she said: “Our clients trust us to keep the cost of their jobs down and often look to us for help in stretching the budget, so switching postal providers when we can to save money makes sense.”Post-Switch recommends that direct mail managers should have a postal health check every quarter to ensure they are receiving the most competitive rates.www.post-switch.com Howard Lake | 6 February 2008 | News Post-Switch urges charities to beat Royal Mail price rise Tagged with: Individual giving Royal Mail  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Envelope franking – photo: Frank Alan O’Neill on Flickr.com 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Recruitment agency aims to donate £1 million over five years

first_img 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. Bristol-based recruitment consultancy Together as One Consulting has committed itself to donating £1 million to charity over the next five years.The company was founded earlier this year by Sian Breward, who describes herself as “passionate about changing the way we support our public and third sector services”. Indeed generating the income for this level of giving was one of the key drivers for her starting this venture.Together as One Consulting delivers resourcing support for public sector organisations across the UK. Their clients range from local government, NHS and emergency services, to housing associations, charities, multi-academy trusts and schools, and private health and socail care.Breward told UK Fundraising that she plans to support causes “close to her heart”. She added: “We would love to hear about the charities who fall under the radar and hear what they are trying to achieve”.She is already in talks with two charities about supporting their work, and plans to support up to five.The donations to charity will be generated from the company’s income. For every contract or permanent placement it makes the company will make a donation to its charitable giving fund.  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44  205 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate fundraising Recruitment agencies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis44 Recruitment agency aims to donate £1 million over five years Howard Lake | 10 July 2019 | News For every contract or permanent placement we make we donate to charity, which we pledge to raise £1,000,000 in 5 years. So if your organisation needs talent support get in touch #recruitment #publicsector #council #nhs #charity #bethechange pic.twitter.com/8yW0n1unXO— Together as One Consulting (@TogetherasOneC1) May 14, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

Open letter to Igor Kolomoyskyi about UNIAN news agency

first_img to go further RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Help by sharing this information News News News Organisation May 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Igor Kolomoyskyi about UNIAN news agency News To Mr. Igor KolomoyskyiPresidentGlavred Media Holding29 Saksahanskoho StrKyiv, UkraineDear Mr. Kolomoyskyi,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to express its disquiet about allegations of censorship within UNIAN, the news agency you own.We have no intention of meddling in UNIAN’s labour disputes or editorial policies, but we feel the need to share with you our concern about a number of issues that go beyond UNIAN and affect freedom of information in general in Ukraine. Oleksander Kharchenko’s removal from his position as UNIAN editor in chief on 15 May was hard to understand. At first, no explanation was given. Then it was attributed to purely commercial issues unrelated to the responsibilities defined in his job description. In various communiqués and statements, UNIAN’s employees said they saw his removal as an attempt by the management to take control of editorial decision-making. In support of this claim, they cited several dispatches and articles that were blocked or challenged because of criticism of the authorities.We hail the efforts that have been made to reach a negotiated solution and Kharchenko’s reinstatement in a non-subordinate position is a positive development. But long-term structural solutions are needed to recover the trust of both the editorial staff and the public. Editorial independence can never be taken for granted, even within the most distinguished media and whatever the intentions of their owners.We therefore support the talks that are under way with a view to creating an editorial board within UNIAN, one that will define its editorial policies in a concrete and transparent manner, with the aim of protecting it from any external political or commercial influence. We very much hope that these talks reach a successful conclusion.It is to your credit that UNIAN is a leading news agency, one recognised for the forthright quality of its reporting. It would be very regrettable if internal dissent ended up depriving the media and public of this essential news outlet. We would therefore like to receive assurances from you that Glavred is determined to safeguard freedom of information within the group and that no pressure on UNIAN’s editorial staff will be tolerated.Preserving UNIAN’s independence will be seen by the public and by your Ukrainian and international partners as evidence of respect for freedom of expression and of confident management.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our letter and we will continue to follow the situation closely.Sincerely, Olivier Basille, Director of Reporters Without Borders Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Follow the news on Ukraine February 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

County Manager sorry for billing those who already paid Household Charge

first_imgNews County Manager sorry for billing those who already paid Household Charge Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – October 23, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleLetterkenny businesses to lose out with scrapping of Town CouncilNext articleShot fired at house in Derry News Highland County Manager Seamus Neeley has told Donegal County Council that the amount of central government funding being lost to the council will not be as much as feared, but will still exceed a million euro.Mr Neely told members that the council is still expected to balance its books, and it is in that context that preparations are being made for Budget 2013 in the face of what he termed considerable and significant challenges.He repeated his call on people to pay the household charge, and apologised to people who received letters recently despite having paid, and especially to the families of people who were sent letters after their deaths. Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Rajasthan HC’s Judgment On Supremacy Of Woman’s Autonomy In Matters Of Abortion

first_imgColumnsRajasthan HC’s Judgment On Supremacy Of Woman’s Autonomy In Matters Of Abortion Swapnil Tripathi20 Jun 2020 11:59 PMShare This – xArticle 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees to every person the Right to Life and Liberty. The Courts have interpreted the Article to include the Right to Reproductive Choices. In particular, the Article allows a woman to decide whether she wants to procreate or not. This Right is not absolute and is limited once a woman conceives, as there is a competing interest 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?LoginArticle 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees to every person the Right to Life and Liberty. The Courts have interpreted the Article to include the Right to Reproductive Choices. In particular, the Article allows a woman to decide whether she wants to procreate or not. This Right is not absolute and is limited once a woman conceives, as there is a competing interest of the prospective child. Due to the above backdrop, the Indian laws do not grant women an absolute right to abortion. Unlike the United States of America wherein a woman has the sole Reproductive Right till the visibility of her foetus (roughly 24 weeks), in India the choice of abortion exists only in cases of a possible mental or physical injury, within a period of 12 or 20 weeks of pregnancy. Despite the law stressing on giving a woman autonomy in matters of abortion, the practice is starkly the opposite. The general trend shows that through the use of administrative rigmaroles, the authorities involved try their best to ensure that a woman does not abort. The only respite available to the aggrieved woman is a Court. Last month, the Rajasthan High Court delivered a significant judgment (State of Rajasthan and Ors. v. S & Anr., W.P. 1344/2019) on the importance of a woman’s autonomy in matters of abortion, which is a welcome change. The Court also laid down significant guidelines to be followed, which shall ensure that this autonomy is respected and given effect to timely. I shall discuss the said judgment in the present post. Law and the Reproductive Rights of Women in India- Before discussing the judgment, a brief discussion on the law governing the right to abortion in India, would be helpful. As discussed above, the Right to Life under Article 21 includes a woman’s limited reproductive right with the underlying idea being that a woman’s privacy, dignity and bodily integrity should be respected. The right to abortion/terminate is governed by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (“Act”). Under the Act, pregnancy can be medically terminated only by a “registered medical practitioner” at a medical facility (government-owned or private) registered as a medical termination of pregnancy centre. As per the Act, the grounds for abortion are limited to: Where continuance of pregnancy would cause risk to the life of the pregnant woman or cause grave injury to her physical or mental health; or Where there exists a substantial risk that if the child is born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped [§ 3]. It should be noted that ‘rape’ is considered an act that causes grave injury to the mental health of a woman and therefore, conception due to an act of rape is a ground to abort. Similarly, pregnancy due to the failure of a contraception used by a married couple, is also considered to be a grave injury to the mental health of the woman, and is a ground to abort (Explanations to § 3). It should be noted that such a ground is available only for the purpose of limiting the number of children, which means that if the couple has no children but the woman conceives, it is unlikely that this plea would be allowed. A woman is allowed to abort, only where the pregnancy does not exceed twelve weeks (requiring certification by one medical practitioner) or twenty weeks (requiring certification by two medical practitioners). In case, the pregnancy exceeds a period of twenty weeks the woman may approach either the High Court or the Supreme Court for the permission to abort (Meera Santosh Pal v. Union of India). It should be noted that the consent of the pregnant woman is a must, before a pregnancy can be terminated. The only exception to this rule is where the woman is a minor (has not attained the age of 18 years) or is mentally ill, in either case the consent of the guardian (in writing) is a must [§ 3 (4)]. The term ‘mentally ill person’ means an individual in need of a treatment by reason of a mental disorder and does not include mental retardation (i.e. individuals capable of living in normal social conditions even though they may need some supervision and assistance from time to time, also includes persons with borderline, mild or moderate mental retardation ). Where the woman seeking an abortion falls in the above criteria i.e. a minor/mentally ill person or mentally retarded, the Courts apply the parens patriae doctrine. Using the doctrine, the Court/State protects the interests of those individuals who are unable to take care of themselves. For a minor or mentally ill person, the ‘Substituted Judgment’ Test is applied wherein the Court steps into the shoes of the person in question, and attempts to make a decision the person would have made, had she been competent to do so. The ‘Best Interest’ Test is applied for the mentally retarded individuals wherein they assess the feasibility of the pregnancy based on the medical opinion and the social circumstances faced by the victim. The underlying rule is that the course of action, which best serves the person in question should be adopted. It should be noted that unlike a mentally ill person, the consent of a ‘mentally retarded’ individual is mandatory [Suchitra Srivastava and Anr. v. Chandigarh Administration, (2009) 9 SCC 1]. The Present Case: A minor was sexually assaulted whereby she unfortunately conceived. She approached the District Court for termination of her pregnancy. The Court at first directed the Chief Medical Officer to medically examine the minor, but finally dismissed her application as not maintainable since her pregnancy exceeded 20 weeks (the time period prescribed under the Act). Therefore, the minor approached the High Court. The High Court (Single Judge) sought an additional opinion from the Medical Board on whether the termination of pregnancy would be in the best interest of the minor or it could pose a threat to her life and body. According to the Report, there was no serious threat to the life of the minor, if the pregnancy was terminated. The Court on perusing the report, finally rejected the petition of the minor on the ground that the Right to Life of the prospective child required precedence over the Right of Abortion of the Petitioner. Not only was this position against the Medical Report and more importantly against the law, the Court also made certain questionable observations in its judgment. For instance, it observed that the petition has been filed by the minor’s widow mother, who cannot perceive the feeling of a mother carrying a baby. The State Government filed an appeal against the said judgment, invoking the parens patriae doctrine on the grounds that the judgment creates a hurdle in the path of future victims. I wish to point out that by the time the appeal was filed the minor had probably delivered the child. Therefore, the state government should be lauded for its futuristic approach in ensuring that similarly placed individuals, do not undergo the same fate. The Court in appeal, set aside the judgment of the Single Judge and held that the Right of the Pregnant woman outweighs the right of the foetus and hence, the minor’s request for termination should have been allowed.Key Takeaways from the Judgment- The judgment has certain key takeaways that shall be very significant in similar matters in future.Reading the ‘Right to Avoid’ under Article 21- The Court in reaching its conclusion, took into account the prospective social stigma, the feeling of remorse and the grave mental condition a victim of rape would undergo if she is asked to continue with the pregnancy, despite her wishes. The Court also opined that a victim of rape has a ‘Fundamental Right to Avoid’ the after-effects of the Pregnancy. By doing so, the Court explicitly recognised the principles underlined in the Act, which shall aid future victims in approaching the Court and terminating such pregnancies, if they wish to.The Guidelines laid down- In addition to recognising the ‘Right to Avoid’ of rape victims, the Court laid down significant guidelines to be mandatorily followed by the authorities involved, which shall ensure that such an unfortunate case is not repeated. It inter alia laid down, State government shall frame guidelines to ensure that victims of rape who are impregnated by sexual assault are provided timely legal and medical facilities to exercise their reproductive choices; Once the sexual assault is reported, the Medical Officer/Station House Officer of the Police Station shall forward a report to the District Legal Service Authority to approach the victim and sensitise her about the remedies under the Act. A decision on a timely application for termination of pregnancy submitted to the appropriate authority, shall be taken within three days of the submission. In addition to the above, the Court rightfully struck down the observations made against the minor’s mother. It remarked that such an observation was unwarranted and stigmatic to the victim’s mother. Concluding Remarks- In India a pregnancy can be legally terminated in limited cases by either a victim of rape or a minor or by a married woman (using the ground of failed contraception). Even an unmarried woman has no such right, which points to the regressive mindset of our policy makers who give supremacy to the idea of saving the life of the unborn over and above the autonomy of the woman. Once can only wonder what real ‘life’ the unborn shall have, if her/his birth was forced on the mother. In such cases, the law in America is praiseworthy (discussed here previously). Sadly, it is difficult for a woman to even exercise this limited right of termination given the harsh realities in the country. For instance, given the bias against abortion, in several cases the application for termination is trapped in the administrative procedure, just to ensure that the period of 20 weeks is crossed. In Z v. State of Bihar (2018) 11 SCC 572, the victim expressed her desire for terminating the pregnancy on 04.03.2017 (around 17 weeks pregnant) but finally the matter was decided on 26.04.2017 when she was already 24 weeks pregnant. The said delay was caused due to the hospital’s refusal to terminate, the pendency of the Medical Report, adjournments in hearing etc. The delay caused the Supreme Court to remark, “It has to be borne in mind that element of time is extremely significant in a case of pregnancy as every day matters and, therefore, the hospitals should be absolutely careful and treating physicians should be well advised to conduct themselves with accentuated sensitivity so that the rights of a woman is not hindered.” Further, the Courts have shown a trend of ordering constitution of several Medical Boards for ascertaining the health of the woman in question. For instance, in the present judgment, despite a medical examination being carried out by the Chief Medical Officer, a second examination was ordered by the Single Judge. Multiple examinations of the victim only add to the delay in deciding her application, thereby hampering her chances of obtaining a termination. It is little known that a woman who is denied her legal right to terminate, has the option of seeking compensation from the authorities involved for their negligence. In Z’s case, the Court granted the victim a sum of Rs. 10 lakhs along with the assurance of a school education for her child, as compensation for the wrong done to her by the authorities. ± The author is a practising lawyer in New Delhi. The article was first published on the author’s personal blog “The ‘Basic’ Structure”. Next Storylast_img read more

HPC For Appointment Of CBI Director To Convene After May 2 Owing To Non-Availability Of LoP: Centre Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesHPC For Appointment Of CBI Director To Convene After May 2 Owing To Non-Availability Of LoP: Centre Tells SC Mehal Jain19 April 2021 9:07 AMShare This – xThe Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the PM-led High Powered Committee for the appointment of the CBI Director has not been able to convene so far on account of the absence of the leader of the single largest party in the Lok Sabha.Annexing the letter addressed by the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training to AG K. K. Venugopal in this behalf, the Centre has…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 Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the PM-led High Powered Committee for the appointment of the CBI Director has not been able to convene so far on account of the absence of the leader of the single largest party in the Lok Sabha.Annexing the letter addressed by the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training to AG K. K. Venugopal in this behalf, the Centre has further communicated that since Mr. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, LoP, Lok Sabha has intimated that he shall be available only after May 2, it is only after such date that the committee can meet.Section 4(A)(1)of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 requires that the central government shall appoint the director on the recommendation of the committee consisting of the Prime Minister as the Chairperson and the leader of the single largest opposition party in the House of People and the Chief Justice of India as members. The committee recommends a panel of officers on the basis of seniority, integrity and experience in the investigation of anti-corruption cases, and chosen from amongst the persons officers belonging to the IPS, for being considered for appointment as the director. In the affidavit of the Centre, it is submitted that the DoPT is the administrative department in the Government of India dealing with matters relating to the CBI. Accordingly, in order to convene a meeting of the aforementioned committee for the purpose of the appointment of the next Director of the CBI, the Secretary (DoPT) contacted the Leader of the single largest opposition party in the House of the People. The Secretary (DoPT) was informed by Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury that he would not be available to participate in the meeting till 02.05.2021. “A copy of the letter dated 18.04.2021, from the Secretary, DoPT (to the AG), recording this fact is annexed herewith”, states the affidavit.”It is for your kind appraisal that the meeting of the committee constituted under section 4(A)(1) to be convened for recommending the panel for the appointment of the Director, CBI could not be convened as yet…the Secretary to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in the DoPT contacted Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the single largest opposition party in the House of People (Indian national Congress), and Shri Chaudhary informed that he will not be available till May 2, 2021. Therefore, a meeting of the said Committee would be feasible to be convened only after May 2, 2021, keeping in view the convenience of all the members of the aforesaid committee to be able to attend in person”, reads the communication by the Secretary, DoPT to the AG.In the light of the foregoing, the affidavit assures that a meeting of the committee under Section 4A of the Act shall be convened immediately after 02.05.2021. “It may be mentioned that Shri Praveen Sinha, who has been directed to look after the duties of the Director, CBI, till the appointment of the new Director, is senior-most IPS Officer posted in the rank of Additional Director, CBI”, it is added.A bench headed by Justices L Nageswara Rao is presently hearing a petition filed by NGO Common Cause seeking the appointment of a regular director for the Central Bureau of Investigation.The public interest litigation opposes the appointment of Mr. Praveen Sinha as an interim / acting CBI Director, after expiry of the term of the last incumbent viz. Mr. Rishi Kumar Shukla on February 2 this year.On April 5, the bench had orally remarked that interim appointments of the CBI cannot go on.”The in-charge arrangements for CBI director cannot go on. There is a point in what Mr Bhushan says”, Justice Nageswara Rao had told Attorney General KK Venugopal.The AG had said that the senior most person was appointed as CBI interim director. On that occasion, the AG had further informed that the meeting of the High Powered Committee(comprising Prime Minister, CJI and the Leader of Opposition) has been deferred to May 2 in view of the ongoing elections and also the impending retirement of the incumbent CJI SA Bobde on April 23.
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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. • Nick Kelly has joined consultancy group Performance Dynamics. The company specialises in providing internal consultancy skills to in-house HR professionals who manage outsourced contracts. Kelly was previously a Price Waterhouse consultant. He was HR director of BZW (now Barclays Capital) and held the same position at insurance broker Sedgwick, now part of Marsh.• Roger Minton is joining publishing company Blackwell Science on 3 July to take up the newly created role of head of HR, based at the Oxford headquarters. Minton leaves House of Fraser, where he was HR development manager. • Pharmaceuticals company Wyeth UK has appointed Pauline Garratt as HR director. Garratt joined Wyeth in 1998 as HR manager at its manufacturing centre in Hampshire. He takes over as HR director from Paul Davies who is moving to the US to become Wyeth’s assistant vice-president of HR for global nutritionals and vaccines.• Carmen Burton is moving to the Norton Practice as HR executive manager. She moves from financial services company Winterthur International where she has spent the past two-and-a-half years as HR manager. • Business school Ashridge has appointed professor Leslie Hannah as chief executive. Professor Hannah takes up his role on 1 September. He is currently dean of City University Business School and is co-founder and non-executive director of independent economic consultancy London Economics.• Nicole Hunt has joined Internet consultancy Proteus as HR manager to coordinate the company’s growth and internal structure. She joins from IBM Global Services, Australia, where she was responsible for resource deployment and personnel development. Before this Hunt was resource coordinator and account manager at Andersen Consulting.• Iain Small has been appointed divisional manager of equationHR, which is part of the finance, insurance and telecoms specialist Highams Systems Services Group. Small has worked for six years in recruitment and the development of outsourced recruitment solutions in financial services and commerce.• Scottish Equitable has recruited Anna Hart as HR adviser at its Edinburgh head office. She moves from British Gas Services.• Denise Gilvear has joined HR consultancy Aspey Associates as training and development director. She joins from Leading Light Marketing where she oversaw the creation of its research facility. PeopleOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more