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first_img‘Abundant hope’ is possible amid climate despair Conference calls churches, scientist to find new ways to work together By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 2, 2013 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 Tampa, FL Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York May 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm I am in wholehearted agreement with Jeffrey Parker. The Bishop’s has made repeated attacks on the “heresy” of imagining we have an individual relation to God. (By the way, Bishop, I am a heretic. I await your excommunication). But let’s turn from theology to politics. The Bishop thinks galvanizing the entire church against the use of fossil fuels will be a politically effective instrument. Really? Does she really believe that Exxon and Saudi Arabia will retreat in defeat when they hear the voice of “our” collective righteousness? Seriously, when choruses of disapproval coming from the left wing of mainline Protestantism have had the tiniest effect on any major policy? I need a concrete example. Anything will do. Traffic tickets? The bottle laws? Whether politically effective or ineffective, The Bishop loves to talk about “our” guilt. One participant above allows that merely making people feel guilty is not enough: they must be motivated both by guilt and (among other things) fear. “We” are guilty because we own a car, or heat our house, or turn on the lights in our living room. Are the people here correct in suggesting that everyone on the planet who uses fossil fuels is a sinner? Or is the problem merely that we fail to mouth the correct political sentiments? While pondering this insoluble problem, I would like to hear the Presiding Bishop explain why “individualism” makes us evil, even “demonic.” I assume it has something to do with her embrace of an ideology of collective guilt and “our” involvement in evils that extend far beyond our wicked use of petroleum. The church is working 24/7, dispensing wholesale collective guilt over a wide array of human conditions: sexuality, gender, race, and nationality. Individualism? Collectivism? By using the rhetorical device of “our” guilt, the Bishop leaves most of “us” mere individuals pretty much screwed coming and going. As individualists we are guilty. Why? Because we fail to see the vastly diverse array of “our” often unforgivable collective guilt. Guilt here, guilt there, guilt everywhere. So much for forgiveness. So much for Christianity. 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Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditors’ note: Story updated May 10 to add link at end of story to just-released video of May 2 sessions.[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) committed during a climate change conference here to “leading a conversion of epic scale, a metanoia, or communal spiritual movement away from sin and despair toward the renewal and healing of all creation.”“We commit to being the voice and hands that will witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and build the moral and political will that prompts action from our elected leaders,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd said in a joint statement issued May 2. “As international churches with congregations in many nations, we can and will use our global networks to promote a political framework to limit climate change, while in a unified voice we speak to the world about the urgency of committed climate work.”They addressed their statement to “our churches and to people of faith around the world.”The complete statement is here.The statement was announced the evening of May 1 during the opening session of a two-day gathering was sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden. It included two public sessions at St John’s Lafayette Square, as well as visits to Capital Hill by the official participants to advocate for climate-change action. The theme of the conference was “sustaining hope in the face of climate change.”The genesis for the gathering, according to the Rev. Margaret R. Rose, the Episcopal Church’s deputy for ecumenical and interfaith collaboration, was a conversation between Jefferts Schori and Wejryd about the two churches’ ecumenical work and “our common passion about climate change.”Jefferts Schori acknowledged during her opening remarks to the gathering that “the idea of changing climate elicits grief in many people, as well it should.” She said that people express that grief in “many of the classic ways that we respond to all kinds of loss.”Some deny the facts, some look for others to blame and some get angry and flaunt their wastefulness or charge others with political manipulation of the media, she said.“And some get so depressed that they simply leave the conversation – ‘there’s nothing I can do, so why should I try?’ People of faith know another response, particularly in this Easter season.”That response, she said, begins with rejecting “the ancient demons of individualism, materialism and selfishness – what today we often call consumerism” because they all feed on a “self-focused fear of scarcity.” The drive to consume more and more “soon becomes time stolen from the possibility of healing, like the time that could be spent building deep and meaningful friendships with God and neighbor …  we are made whole in loving God and neighbor and not ourselves alone.”Cassandra Carmichael, director of the National Council of Churches Washington office, (left) and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, priest associate of Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts and co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth join in singing “This Little Light of Mine” led by the Rev. Henrik Grape, coordinator of the Church of Sweden’s environmental network and a member of the climate group of Christian Council of Sweden. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe presiding bishop invoked the Easter season to say that, along with the risen Christ, there is “abundant hope that the body of God’s creation might also rise – renewed, redeemed, and made whole.”“May we be made Christ’s passion, God’s hands, and Spirit’s breath to make it so,” Jefferts Schori said.Swedish Archbishop Wejryd told the gathering on May 1 that the churches must “regain the notion of life as a gift … it’s given to us continuously.” With that recollection of the gift of life, “we might be able to move the focus from ourselves to the giver and the wishes, the ideals of the giver, and to the other people and to the rest of creation that are also gifts from that giver.”Science can help people focus on the gift of life by showing “how complicated, how diverse, how balanced, how interdependent” the world is, Wejryd said.Wejryd said he finds hope for the future and the role of the churches in that future in the knowledge that people of faith are “stewards of stories that tell us that things can change and they can change for the better.”Mary Evelyn Tucker, a senior lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale University and a co-founder and co-director of its Forum on Religion and Ecology gave the keynote address on May 1. She continued the conference’s theme of hope by suggesting that the academy (and scientists in particular) and the church must both change their stances in the face of overwhelming evidence of climate change.Tucker said “moral wakening is critical,” but, she asked, “will moral rebuke be sufficient or is evoking compassion for the earth community – both people and planet – what is also needed?”Guilt can be a motivator for change but, Tucker said, “if we are just inducing guilt into the people we won’t have the transformation of action and long-term change.”Tucker asked “how can we break through scientific complexity to moral clarity that gives rise to social, political and religious change?”“Scientific facts and graphs have not changed behavior,” she noted.And, scientists are not inclined to make the leap from describing problems to advocating prescriptions for change, according to both Tucker and another speaker at the opening session, Kevin Noone, the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a research scientist in atmospheric chemistry and physics at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.Tucker also noted that “divinity schools have not made the climate central to their cause” and thus have lost the chance to train new generations of clergy and lay people.She also suggested that religious communities are filled with dichotomies that offer both barriers to working for climate change and foundations upon which to base such work. For instance, many denominations are hierarchical in their structure and make exclusive claims on truth but they also advocate fairness and equality, and are inclined toward “broad moral outreach.”Most important, Tucker said, is Christianity’s “incarnational sensibility.”“Incarnation alone would say ‘what a sacrilege that we are doing.’ This whole world is infused with the logos from the very beginning, as John’s gospel says,” she said.Tucker acknowledged that many denominations are worried about declining participation, but suggested they are focused in the wrong place.“Maybe the dying away of the churches is for a new birthing — a new Easter moment – that we will not be obsessed by our sectarian concerns but, we will be truly obsessed about the life of the planet that is disappearing before our eyes,” she said.People are in despair about the environmental future and in their existential concern lies “the call of the churches,” she added.The call cannot be answered just with “guilt inducing” or developing an ethic that provides answers, she said, and it is about more than taking leadership on practical issues such as changing to energy-efficient light bulbs or reducing carbon footprints.“If we do not provide the wellsprings of hope for who we are as humans in relation to a magnificent, diverse, alive, living universe, we will have failed in our task,” she said. “But as we let go of some of our concerns about whether we will live or die as institutions and when we put in front of us [the question of] will the earth live or die, we will find not only the hope but the power, the energy and the vision to go forward.”In his remarks, Noone continued the theme of community as a way to address climate change and agreed that scientists and theologians must be part of that community. “We have to be singing in a choir … not just one single voice.”And, he said, humans must not only repair their relations with each other but also with the created world. “It’s not ‘us and nature;’ it’s ‘us.’”Science is showing that this activity is not just changing how the planet looks, it is changing how the planet works, according to Noone. Still, there is hope in the fact that humans have drastically changed energy, transportation and agriculture in just the past two generations, Noone said. He argued that those changes show society can transform drastically and relatively swiftly.The challenge now is what sort of changes will be made, he said, and people have to decide, “how comfortable or dis-comfortable we want transitions into the future to be.”From left, Kevin Noone, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a research scientist in atmospheric chemistry and physics at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University; Mary Minnete, ELCA director of environmental education and advocacy, the North American representative to the ACT Alliance Climate Change Advisory Group and the current chair of the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Working Group; Diocese of Panama Bishop Julio Murray and Willis Jenkins, the Margaret Farley Associate Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School discuss how to envision hope in the midst of climate change. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe conference’s May 2 public session featured two roundtable discussions, both facilitated by the Rev. David Crabtree, anchorman at WRAL-TV, North Carolina, and also an Episcopal Church deacon.“Envisioning hope: a faith-based, international response to climate change” participants included Diocese of Panama Bishop Julio Murray; Willis Jenkins, the Margaret Farley Associate Professor of Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School and author Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology; and Mary Minnete, ELCA director of environmental education and advocacy, the North American representative to the ACT Alliance Climate Change Advisory Group and the current chair of the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Working Group.“Responding in Hope: the local church’s response to climate change” included the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, priest associate of Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts and co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth; the Rev. Henrik Grape, coordinator of the Church of Sweden’s environmental network and a member of the Climate group of the Christian Council of Sweden; and Cassandra Carmichael, director of the National Council of Churches Washington office and the NCC’s eco-justice program director.Minnete told the gathering that people of faith can tell politicians and policy makers stories they would otherwise not hear.“We can say to them ‘we’ve been to Africa and this is what we’ve seen’ or ‘we live in the Arctic and this is what we know’,” she said. “Those stories are very powerful because they come out of not our own interest but, our interest in our neighbors and in God’s creation. That’s something you don’t hear a lot in Washington and internationally in the climate change discussions.”Murray agreed and added that churches must stop thinking only about how they can speak for those whom they think of as voiceless and instead “articulate the space” where people who previously have not been heard can tell their stories.Speaking of neighbors, Jenkins answered a question about how churches can convince their members to truly love their neighbors in the midst of climate change discussions by saying the question people have to be willing to ask first is “are we willing to stop harming our neighbors.”“We let privilege cloud us from seeing what our obligations are,” he said. “I wouldn’t want to flatter us by saying we’re trying to figure out how to love our neighbors.”Faith communities must ignore political boundaries, he said, and come together to invent ways to stop harming each other “and, maybe …one day, learn how to love.”Bullitt-Jonas said “I’m putting the results in the hand of God. I do not know how this is going to end. If everyone chooses not to do anything, we can assume the end is not going to be so good.”“But if, one by one, more and more of us say ‘I’m going to live in the power of the risen Christ. I’m going to cast my lot with hope. I’m going to be on the winning team,’ who knows what God can do with that,” she said. “Then the future is open-ended and we get to create it.”On-demand video recordings of most of the May 2 sessions are here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Jeffrey Parker says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET May 15, 2013 at 9:22 am Let’s see. Where to start a response to the above comment…When have the voices of the progressive church had an influence? I’d suggest three times at least: the Civil Rights movement, prior to that, the Abolition movement, the Anti-war Movement.Rather than promoting guilt, Tucker specifically argued that guilt will *not* produce the transformational, long- term change needed. Rather, she recommended compassion for both people and planet. Stephen, for a long while we were not aware of the connection between the energy, transportation and food systems that evolved bit by bit and their impact on the natural systems on which we all depend. Humankind did not deliberately set out to destroy nature. As we become more aware, however, it becomes our responsibility to act to fundamentally change the human-made systems that undermine our survival and that of our neighbor, even if it means altering our current lifestyle. And sometimes guilt is appropriate, as it will be if, knowing the impacts our choices have, we put our heads in the sand and fail to make the changes required for ours and our neighbor’s survival.I see the speakers as calling us to wake up, look at the big picture beyond our day to day lives, consider the impacts of our choices on nature, including ourselves, and unite in effective action. 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first_img Gardening Terrace House / Chơn.a “COPY” Houses Vietnam Photographs:  Quang Chon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952030/gardening-terrace-house-cho Clipboard Save this picture!© Quang Chon+ 33Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2020 Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Chon.a Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Nha Trang, Vietnam “COPY” Photographs Manufacturers: Sika, INAX, TAICERA, Toto, PanasonicArchitect In Charge:Quang ChonAssociates:Nguyen Minh Phuc, Ho Thi Thanh Thuy, Huynh Dat Dao, Duong Thi TuyetConstruction Engineer:Van ThiConstruction Manager:Mai Tran Dang VuongCity:Nha TrangCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang ChonRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Each house has a beautiful soul. The surrounding situations to wrap a house is always advantageous when people understand them, and feel within them a peaceful and sharing mind.Save this picture!© Quang ChonSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe western land is located on a large road in the center of a newly formed urban area. Direct solar radiation hit at noon, along with traffic noise and dust were all factors to be mentioned when we surveyed the current state of the lot.Save this picture!© Quang ChonThe terraced space and the terraced roof system created continuing floor gardens, with deep setbacks shielding from the hot sun in the afternoon. From each bedroom, people feel the morning sunlight shine through the green foliage beside the large doors. With the public corridors, balcony, we want to make some forward spaces between public space and private space. It is the transition in light, the nature space, view and the human connection in the spaces, that is both open and inclusive, both private and sensitive.Save this picture!SectionWith traditional atmosphere and modern material to create the living space, we tried to reconcile the external life with the spiritual life of every human, bringing them back to peace in their inner soul. Water surface, trees, light and cool winds allow people and nature to live together, sharing the days of one human life.Save this picture!© Quang ChonNature is a therapeutics marvelous thing that the creator has bestowed on man, feeling life through every sunshine, green shoot or breeze; in every breath, every twig branch of leaves or a calm lake surface. The tranquility is always present in every space, making people also feel peace from deep within each soul.Save this picture!© Quang ChonProject gallerySee allShow lessMoAE – Huamao Museum of Art Education / Álvaro Siza + Carlos CastanheiraSelected ProjectsRenovation and Extension E. Fermi Secondary School / Giulia de Appolonia – officina …Selected Projects Share Projects Gardening Terrace House / Chơn.aSave this projectSaveGardening Terrace House / Chơn.a ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952030/gardening-terrace-house-cho Clipboard CopyAbout this officeChon.aOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNha TrangOn FacebookVietnamPublished on November 25, 2020Cite: ” Gardening Terrace House / Chơn.a” 25 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南花园露台别墅 / Chơn.a是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


first_img Charity Logistics has invited the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to substantiate its claim that ABI members, providing cover for charities, are “losing money hand over fist from this kind of work.”Charity Logistics, which recently published a survey on insurance products for charities, has asked the ABI to provide verifiable evidence that reveals the true claims to premium ratio for charity insurance. The results from Charity Logistics’ recent survey, ‘Risk Management Club for the VCS Sector: Feasibility’, would seem to indicate that for every £1 paid in premiums by charities, only 20p is paid back in claims. Insurance experts have told Charity Logistics that a payback of 50p to 60p, as is usual in the public and private sectors, represents good profitable business. Advertisement Charity Logistics challenges insurance industry  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 July 2003 | Newscenter_img “Far from being a drain on the insurance industry, evidence seems to suggest that charities are helping to generate windfall profits for some insurers or subsidise other claimants,” said George Cook, Chief Executive of Charity Logistics. “The insurance industry appears to classify organisations together by type of activity and turnover, rather than separating them out by sector. Thus, it seems to have no clear picture of how charities are performing compared with the commercial sector. So, for example, a charity providing residential care is assessed as the same risk as commercial and public sector care homes. This fails to take into account the often higher standards within charitable organisations (and thus lower risk) and such charities seem to suffer from higher than reasonable premiums as a result.”“This survey was based on a broad, representative group of charities that was analysed in detail by type and size, with all known claims being compared with premiums paid. Yet the insurance industry questions the self-evident results and Charity Logistics has written to the ABI inviting them to provide verifiable evidence to support its claim. Even with long-tail liabilities factored in, charities appear to be a very profitable market.”Cook added: “meanwhile, we are pressing ahead with the idea of developing an insurance mutual and have begun the consultation process already. Charities that took part in the survey have been contacted and we welcome expressions of interest from other organisations.” Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


first_imgNewsome joins NCH Howard Lake | 8 April 2008 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Michael Newsome has joined NCH as assistant director of fundraising to spearhead ambitious plans for donor development and customer relationship management.He was recruited as part of NCH’s ongoing strategic ‘Change for Children programme and will be reporting to Liz Monks, executive director of fundraising. He will manage and develop NCH’s supporter relationships, including those with the public, direct marketing and regional community fundraising operations. He will also be responsible for volunteer management.He joins from FARM-Africa where he was director of fundraising. Before that he was with Sense.www.nch.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more


first_img Little Change in Latest WASDE Report Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Mar 9, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Little Change in Latest WASDE Report SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 3/9/21 with Arlan Suderman, StoneXNext articleIndiana Dairy Farmers Celebrate National School Breakfast Week NAFB News Service The Department of Agriculture’s latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand report offered little change from February estimates.Released Tuesday, this month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn supply and use outlook is unchanged from last month. The projected season-average farm price is unchanged at $4.30 per bushel.U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2020/21 are mostly unchanged this month. With soybean crush and exports projected at 2.20 billion bushels and 2.25 billion bushels, respectively, ending stocks remain at 120 million bushels, down 405 million from last year’s record. The U.S. season-average soybean price is projected at $11.15 per bushel, unchanged from last month.Although current cash prices are significantly higher, prices received through January have averaged just over $10.00 per bushel, reflecting forward pricing at lower prices. The supply and demand outlook for 2020/21 U.S. wheat is mostly unchanged this month, but there are offsetting by-class changes to exports and imports. The season-average farm price is unchanged at $5.00 per bushel.last_img read more


first_img“This series of disappearances is shocking and extremely worryingon several counts,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’sAsia-Pacific desk. “We cannot ignore the similarities or the factthat they have all taken place in towns near Lahore or the capital.Nothing can be affirmed with certainty, but the possibility ofaccidental disappearances cannot be taken seriously either. @ India Times Organisation January 12, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Four Pakistani bloggers missing – all possibilities must be considered April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistan is ranked 147th out of 180 countries inRSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. “If they were abducted, who were the perpetrators and what wastheir motive? Were they radical armed groups or members of the armedforces? No scenario should be ruled out. The police and judicialauthorities must thoroughly examine all possibilities that could leadto the four bloggers being recovered safe and sound. Failure will beseen as giant step backwards for democracy in Pakistan.” The most prominent of the four is Salman Haider, a universityprofessor known for making outspoken comments about enforced disappearances in Balochistan. He disappeared in the capital,Islamabad, on 6 January. Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Waqas Goraya, a frequent critic of the government andreligious extremists in his blog posts, and Asim Saeed werereported missing by their families near the northeastern city ofLahore on 4 January, while Ahmed Raza Naseer, a polio victim,was abducted from his family’s shop in Sheikhupura, a town nearLahore, on 7 January, his brother said. Both Saeed and Naseer wereknown for their liberal views. Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more News Haider’s wife received a text from Haider’s phone on the eveningof 6 January saying he was abandoning his car on the Islamabadexpressway, but it has not been possible to verify whether it wasHaider himself who sent the text.center_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedHostagesCitizen-journalistsInternet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Pakistani government to conduct thorough investigations into the disappearances of four secularist bloggers in the past week and to explore all conceivable scenarios, including their possible abduction by armed groups or by members of the security forces. News PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImpunityPredatorsImprisonedHostagesCitizen-journalistsInternet Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists The interior ministry said during the weekend that Haider’sdisappearance would be investigated but it has not mentioned theother disappearances. to go further Civil society activists and journalists who cover sensitive politicaland social issues in Pakistan are subject to constant harassment andpersecution by both the security forces and armed extremist groups. Follow the news on Pakistan News Receive email alerts RSF_en News Hundreds of people have taken part in demonstrations in Pakistanicities in the past few days to condemn the disappearances of the fouronline activists and to call for their immediate and safe return.Calls for protests are being organized under the #RecoverAllActivistshashtag.last_img read more


first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin People photo created by prostooleh – www.freepik.comA court has ordered a Clare man to stay out of Limerick after he was charged with scamming frontline shop workers in the Treaty City and County out of hundreds of euro, by allegedly pretending to be a legitimate businessman selling face masks, face shields, and other items.Joseph McDonagh, (21), with an address at “The Caravan”, Drumbiggle, Ennis, Co Clare, donned a real face mask when he appeared today in front of Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court.He was charged with four counts of deception, contrary to Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s alleged he targeted four shops in Limerick City and County in one day, last January, pocketing a total of €570 cash from shop workers who believed they were paying for face masks and face shields but ended up with nothing.Mr McDonagh is charged that, on January 29 this year, at Chawkes shop and filling station, Dublin Road, Limerick, he did dishonestly by deception, induce a staff member to pay him €135 cash for a quantify of face masks.He is also charged that, on the same date, at Spar, Catherine Street, Limerick, he did dishonestly by deception, induce a staff member to pay him €150 cash for a quantity of face shields.He is further charged that, on the same date, at Euro Giant Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre, Limerick, he again presented himself as a legitimate business man, and did dishonestly by depiction, induce a female staff member to pay him €150 cash for a quantity of face shields.The accused is also charged that, on the same date, at Inver, Dublin Road, Limerick, he did dishonestly by deception, induce a female staff member to pay him €135 in cash for a quantity of lighters.Mr McDonagh was granted bail on a number of strict conditions, including that he must stay out of Limerick, bar attending court, legal consultations, or any pre-arranged medical appointments.He must also sign on daily at Ennis Garda Station; obey a curfew (9pm-8am); be available to gardai at all times via a charged and in credit mobile phone number; and not have any contact with any of the alleged injured parties or witnesses.Judge Patricia Harney remanded Mr McDonagh on bail, on his own bond of €100, which did not have to be lodged, to appear before Limerick District Court again for disclosure of the alleged evidence, on May 26. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articlePlans for new Limerick premises to ease burden of children’s griefNext articleNew music from Limerick musician James Hanley David Raleigh Email Advertisement LimerickNewsCourt orders Clare man to stay out of Limerick after he allegedly scams frontline shop workers out of money for face masks and face shieldsBy David Raleigh – March 11, 2021 1099 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more


first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BRIDGETON, N.J.) — A 9-year-old girl died after she was hit by stray gunfire while inside her New Jersey home in the middle of the night, local police said.The shooter or shooters had fired several shots, hitting four cars in Bridgeton at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Bridgeton Police Department said.At least one bullet went into 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo’s home through a back wall and hit the young girl in her bedroom, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.Jennifer’s family took her to Inspira Hospital in Bridgeton where she was pronounced dead, police said.“This is the worst day of my political life — I’ve been in office for 8 years,” Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly said at a news conference Tuesday. “I’m outraged.”“Citizens of Bridgeton — come forward,” he said. “So that something like this never, never, never happens again.”“There are no words for how our community is feeling right now,” Webb-McRae said at the news conference.“I’m pleading with the community. Somebody knows who was out there last evening shooting at other individuals,” she continued. “We need to solve this crime.”“We need the public’s help in general,” Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari Sr. said in a statement, “but when an incident such as this happens to such a young and innocent victim, we could really use the assistance in bringing those responsible to justice immediately.”Numerous 9mm shell casings were found in the area, Webb-McRae said, adding that it’s not clear if the casings were from one gun or more than one.Police presence has increased in the area, the department said. Officers canvassed the neighborhood Tuesday morning and interviewed dozens of people, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call the Bridgeton Police Department at 856-451-0033.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgColleen Michaels/iStockBy DR. SABINA BERA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The largest school systems in the country will likely have very different starts to the upcoming school year.Earlier this week, Los Angeles announced that when classes resume Aug. 18, students will be fully remote indefinitely.Come September, New York City plans to begin the year with a hybrid model, with students attending school both in-person and online, the city announced last week.The updates come amid a nationwide debate over the reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Teacher unions have pushed back against reopening, particularly in states where COVID-19 cases are on the rise.The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised that this year’s goal should be for students to be “physically present in school” if it is safe for students and staff — with proper precautions in place and a remote learning backup plan should an outbreak spring up.Much of the decision-making about whether to reopen schools is likely to come down to the daily positivity rate, or infection rate — a measure of how prevalent the virus is in a given neighborhood or city. Cities with a low daily positivity rate may be able to reopen schools, with caveats, while those with a high rate of new infections may not be able to resume in-person learning.New York City and Los Angeles demonstrate how two cities in very different stages of the pandemic are approaching reopening schools.After peaking in early April, COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been on a steady decline in New York City, which could enter phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan as early as next week. Los Angeles County, meanwhile, has reported record cases and deaths in recent days, and has been rolling back some of its reopening plans.“You can’t reopen schools where there is broad community transmission, just because it will only add fuel to the fire,” said ABC News contributor Dr. John Brownstein, an infectious disease expert at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School. “If you kept case numbers down and the percent positive down, then there are strategies you can put into place to open schools in a safe way.”Dr. Taison Bell, a critical care and infectious disease physician at the University of Virginia, told ABC News he would not feel comfortable with schools opening in communities with high rates of transmission.“The most important thing is the level of viral activity in the community,” he said. “We don’t know as much about kids, but we know that there is high transmissibility between adults.An in-person approachIn announcing the plan for New York City’s public school system and its 1.1 million students, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the approach “maximizes in-person instruction while protecting health and safety of our students and educators.”The preliminary plans have schools forming cohorts of students that will come in-person on set days at a reduced capacity that takes social distancing recommendations from the city’s health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into account. That could look like at least half the student population in the classroom five days every two weeks, or one-third of students in person five days every three weeks. The optimum classroom size is between nine and 12 students, Chancellor Richard Carranza said. In 2019-20, the average class size was 26.1 students, according to the city’s Department of Education.Families can opt for all-remote learning — but most likely will not. According to a city survey of 300,000 parents, 72% prefer sending their children back to school if safety measures are in place. Faculty with underlying medical conditions that might make in-person learning risky can also apply for accommodations, Carranza said.When schools do reopen, students and staff will be screened upon arrival for symptoms. The city has not elaborated on what that will look like in its reopening plan, only that it will be based on the “latest health guidance.” School spaces themselves will be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing and there will be a designated “isolation room” should someone become ill. HVACS and air conditioners will have improved ventilation, everyone will be required to wear face coverings and all rooms will have hand sanitizer. Each night, the buildings will be sprayed with a disinfectant. More information is expected in the coming weeks on diagnostic testing and contact tracing protocols, as well as extracurriculars.All this is based on whether the city continues to limit community spread of COVID-19. This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that schools in the state can reopen if the daily coronavirus infection rate in phase 4 regions is under 5% and must close if the rate surpasses 9%. Those percentages are based on World Health Organization recommendations for community transmission, a spokesperson for the governor’s office told ABC News.The positivity rate in the city has held steady recently at around 2%.“New York can create a more nuanced opening approach based on what happens in a community,” Brownstein said. “All the components of that strategy” — from monitoring for illness, social distancing and mask-wearing to ventilation and the hybrid learning model — “are core public health activities that we have been thinking about all along.”Clustering — keeping the same group of students with the same staff and limiting mixing — is also key, the doctor said, since screening measures may not catch pre-symptomatic transmission.Social distancing and mask-wearing will pose challenges, especially for younger children, Brownstein noted.“It is not going to be 100% enforceable, but every little bit that is done can reduce transmission,” he said. “The more that we can do, the more that transmissions will be reduced, the more cases will come down, hospitalizations will come down and ultimately deaths.”Hybrid models can provide flexibility, Bell said, but there is a level of uncertainty. For example, if too many parents choose to send their children to school, it could complicate the models.Since New York City announced its plans, Philadelphia has also said it will start the year with a hybrid approach. Its test positivity rate is around 2%.Remote, for nowThe positivity rate in the Los Angeles area was approaching 10% when superintendent Austin Beutner announced that the Los Angeles Unified School District would be starting the school year remotely.“The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise,” he said. “The news about the spread of the virus continues to be of great concern.”That decision can be at odds with the needs of the district’s nearly 700,000 students and their families, Beutner acknowledged. Through surveys, parents have said their children had struggled to learn online after schools closed in March.Weighing the risks of no in-person instruction, a new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine advised that schools prioritize reopening in the fall, especially for students in kindergarten through fifth grade — for whom distance learning can be a struggle — and for those with special needs. The study noted that children risk falling behind academically through remote learning, which could “exacerbate” inequities.At a briefing Wednesday on reopening schools, Dr. Annette Anderson, deputy director of the Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, said the organization knows of more than a dozen states that have not addressed equity within their plans.Closing schools might mean missed meals and unreliable broadband internet at home could limit academic access. But there are risks to opening too soon as well, experts say.“By not controlling this pandemic at a high level, you are putting the risk of not even opening altogether,” Brownstein said. “And that [will] lead to a bigger impact on low-income populations.”One approach may be to prioritize children who need to attend in-person classes the most, Bell said. In New York City’s plan, where in-person learning could be just one day a week, there are additional models that could allow for in-person attendance five days a week, and other models for schools serving students with disabilities, the mayor said.Schools may also look to make up for lost time. Where possible, the Los Angeles school district is looking to add one-on-one tutoring after school and on Saturdays to help students “accelerate their progress,” Beutner said.The Los Angeles school district plans to have final plans on at-school programs by the first week in August. When it does eventually bring students back to the classroom, the district has said it plans to test students and staff regularly and conduct contact tracing, along with other practices such as wearing masks and social distancing, Beutner said, noting that places that have “done the best in responding to the virus” — such as South Korea, Denmark, Germany and Vietnam — have followed all of those measures. Beutner estimates it will cost about $300 a year, per student, to test students and staff weekly, as well as family members of those who test positive for the virus.“Ideally, doing testing on all children and staff before starting school would be best,” Bell said, adding that, unfortunately, there may not be the infrastructure to do that.In addition to Los Angeles, other cities where COVID-19 cases have been increasing have recently announced that the school year will be completely remote to start. These include Houston, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco and Nashville.Going forwardDuring this time of crisis, “parents will be less anxious if there is a plan,” Bell said.Still, deciding whether to send your child to school, if you have the option, is also “tough,” said Brownstein, who lives in the Boston area and said he plans to send his two children back.“There is low community transmission in Massachusetts right now. It makes sense to let our kids get the education that is so valuable,” he said. “My logic changes dramatically when test positivity is high, hospitalizations are high and mortality data is increasing. It depends what state that parent lives in right now.”Schools could be involving parents in the process, such as bringing them in to see the classroom environment, Anderson said. “Right now, schools must convince parents and teachers that returning to schools is safe,” she added.For now, all eyes will be on the data, especially for cities that plan to follow a hybrid approach.“Only the future will show us which plans are the most effective,” Bell said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more