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The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Film review of Wind River: True-to-life story exposes crimes against MMIWG2S

first_imgWind River opens with a young woman running barefoot through the snow in the mountains. She falls, crying and gasping, gets up and runs farther — terrifying moments set against breathtaking scenery.Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a white hunter who works for the Fish and Wildlife Service, visits his ex-wife Wilma (Julia Jones). He had married into a Wind River Arapaho family, but they had separated after their daughter, Emily, died under unknown circumstances. While he hunts a mountain lion that killed his father-in-law’s cattle, Cory finds a young woman dead in the snow. She is Natalie (Kelsey Asbille), his late daughter’s best friend. She has been murdered.Wind River is a murder mystery thriller set on and around the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, home to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Nations. The tension and the dangers build as we watch Cory, his father-in-law and the reservation’s chief of Indian police, Ben Shoyo (Graham Greene), wait for the FBI to arrive. Homicide on reservation lands is under federal jurisdiction; the FBI sends a young female agent, Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), from Florida who is woefully unprepared for the bitter conditions on a reservation high up in the Rocky Mountains. Bureaucratic process limits Ben and Jane from getting the kind of backup they need going forward. Because Cory tracks predators as his job, Jane asks Cory to track this predator.They head into danger as Cory follows the murderer’s snowmobile tracks, only to find that a second body had been dumped — a man has also been murdered. They later discover that Natalie had been seeing the man, who worked at a nearby drill camp as security. (Spoiler!)Yes, this is a movie about the ongoing criminal attacks on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirits (MMIWG2S). There are brutal scenes that are hard to watch, but you will learn something about life on the reservations along the northern border in the Rocky Mountains and northern Plains, about the racism faced daily by Native people and the increased crimes against Indigenous women that result when fossil fuel wells and pipeline man camps are set up near reservations. ‘This movie is not about “White Saviorism”’Leaders of Wind River’s Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Nations approved the script, toured the set and provided resource information to make the story true to life. Kevin Noble Maillard, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, reviewed the film for the Aug. 1, 2017, New York Times. He quotes Wind River director Taylor Sheridan: “‘I wasn’t going to sit here and tell a story about very real issues,’ namely, sexual violence against women in Indian Country, ‘and cast people to portray characters in that world suffering those burdens and not have some connection.’”Maillard added that for Wind River, the production involved “intertribal collaboration. The Tunica-Biloxi tribe of Louisiana had no actors in the film, but provided 90 percent of the film’s budget.” ( Schilling of Indian Country Today said, “This movie is not about ‘White Saviorism.’ Taylor Sheridan has created a profound and gripping reality about the complexities of relationships between different peoples. I believe this to be the most realistic and respectful portrayal on film of the relationships between Native people and others outside ‘the rez.’”Schilling also noted the long list of Native cast and crew members, including such prominent actors as Gil Birmingham (Comanche), Tantoo Cardinal (Cree), Graham Greene (Oneida), Julia Jones (Choctaw, Chickasaw) and Martin Sensmeier (Tlinglit, Koyukon Athabascan). “The performances by Gil Birmingham [Natalie’s grieving father Martin], Graham Greene, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen are wonderful. I would say for all four actors, they each delivered their finest performance of their careers.“Wind River spoke to me and resonated with me and, in a necessary way, is a devastating look at reality. Look no further, Wind River is the film to see this year.” ( River leaves the viewer with outrage at the ongoing crimes of rape, trafficking and murder of Indigenous women, and a sense of the demands for justice in Native nations and communities.While there are statistics on all other demographics of missing persons in the U.S. and Canada, no official statistics are kept for missing Native women, girls and Two Spirit people. Community activists believe that more than 6,000 MMIWG2S are missing, murdered or kidnapped and sold to traffickers. Indigenous women also suffer the highest rates of violence and sexual assaults. The settler-state genocide of Indigenous women has never ended. Response to Harvey Weinstein scandalWind River was eight weeks into theatrical release when the Harvey Weinstein rape scandal broke. Director and writer Taylor Sheridan immediately reached out to the producers and principal actors, and they fully severed relations with Weinstein’s Miramax studio. The Tunica-Biloxi Nation of Louisiana then stepped up with 100 percent financial backing. Vanity Fair of Dec. 1, 2017, reported that “future proceeds from the film will go to the Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, which intends to use the money to finance a database of crime statistics about Native American women — such statistics are difficult, if not impossible, to find, Sheridan said, because of jurisdictional issues among the law enforcement agencies around reservation land.” Sheridan added: “There’s a necessary purging that’s happening. There’s a certain justice in the fact that this is the last thing [Harvey Weinstein] did, and the thing I took from him.” The Nov. 20, 2017, Los Angeles Times quoted Sheridan as saying: “At its best, film allows an audience to learn from an experience without the burden of having to endure it. Wind River holds a mirror to an ignored epidemic raging through this nation — the exploitation of women. Nowhere is that epidemic more acute than on this nation’s Indian reservations.“Through tremendous sacrifice by all involved in this production, and great trust given me by the Tunica-Biloxi tribe — a trust they have extended to wrest control of this film from a perpetrator of the very violence this film highlights — we have all endeavored to paint an accurate and empathetic picture of one of my nation’s great shames — its apathy toward the original inhabitants of this country.”Despite strong notices from critics at Sundance, a Cannes best director award and postrelease favorable reviews, the subsequent awards events and the #MeToo Movement did not acknowledge Wind River. The 2017 Golden Globes, which had a widespread anti-rape-culture message, never mentioned Wind River as a film nor as an example of protest against Weinstein. And not one of the women who spoke regarding #MeToo at the Globes mentioned late Blackfeet actor Misty Upham, who was raped by a Weinstein executive at the 2013 Globes. Shortly after she delivered DNA evidence to the Los Angeles Police Department, she died under mysterious circumstances. Prosecutors never filed charges against the rapist, despite the DNA evidence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hurt Says Indiana Corn, Soybean Yields Could be Better…

first_img SHARE Previous articleWeekly Ethanol Production DownNext articleIndiana State Fair Board Elects New Leadership Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 15, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Hurt Says Indiana Corn, Soybean Yields Could be Better Than… Indiana’s soybean crop has apparently recovered enough to produce near-normal statewide yields following this year’s record rains and flooding, and the corn crop appears to be healthier than expected in some parts of the state, Purdue Extension economist Chris Hurt says. “In the summer I estimated that the flooding losses of Indiana corn and soybeans could reach $500 million,” Hurt said. “The actual losses now appear to be much smaller – around $200 million and concentrated in certain areas.”According to the latest U.S. Department of Agricultural estimates, statewide soybean yields will be 51 bushels per acre, higher than the 50 bushels per acre expected in “normal” weather conditions, Hurt said. Over the previous three years, the state’s soybean yield has averaged 50.5 bushels per acre, including last year’s record 56 bushels per acre and 44 bushels per acre in the drought year of 2012.The soybean crop is expected to be especially strong in the southern part of the state, which was spared the worst of the severe weather in June and July, with the USDA projecting yields of 5-10 percent above normal there.“In many areas soybean yields were able to recover in August and September,” Hurt said. “However, several areas will still see yields 5-10 percent below normal. These include the northeast, northwest and east-central regions of the state.”Hurt said the condition of the corn crop varied by region, with USDA estimates for the entire state at 156 bushels per acre, about 10 bushels below a normal yield. Over the past three years, the statewide corn yield has averaged 154 bushels per acre, including last year’s record 188 bushels per acre and 99 bushels per acre during the drought year of 2012.“Flooding damage on corn was more permanent in the northern two-thirds of the state where USDA yield estimates by crop reporting district are down 5-20 percent from normal,” Hurt said. “The worst-hit areas are the northwest and west-central parts of the state.”Like soybeans, the corn crop is healthier in the southern part of the state. “Southern Indiana has corn yields that are 5-10 percent greater than a normal weather year,” Hurt said.Hurt stressed that while the overall picture looks brighter than first thought, many individual farm families throughout the state have sustained major losses.“These farms may have elected crop insurance, which may help their financial situation somewhat, and low yield areas are more likely to receive higher government payments.” In addition, he said, disaster loans might be available for farmers in some counties.“However, Indiana farm income will still be depressed for all areas and even weaker in low-yield areas,” he said.— Facebook Twitter Hurt Says Indiana Corn, Soybean Yields Could be Better Than Expected Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Pasadena Police Report Downturn in Violence During April

first_img Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Pasadena Police Report Downturn in Violence During April STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 3:17 pm 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribecenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Police recorded a decrease in violent crime in April, which also saw the arrests of suspects in two separate shootings that took place in March and in 2020, authorities said.“Interestingly, after the arrest of several individuals for the rash of recent shootings/murders, there was a noticeable decrease in the number of shootings for this month and a 26% decrease in violent crimes,” according to Pasadena Police Department Lt. William Grisafe.“As officers continue to remove unlawfully possessed guns from the street and detectives work tirelessly to solve the remaining homicides, these efforts are having a positive impact on the community violence,” he said.Investigators arrested a 27-year-old Pasadena man on April 9 in connection with a shooting in May of 2020 that left one man dead and another wounded. Another suspect has been in custody since late last year.Two suspects were arrested April 2 in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Pasadena Taco shop that took place three weeks earlier on March 13.Dispatchers handled 19,222 phone calls in April, including 9,707 “calls for service” and 4,864 calls on the 911 line, according to data released by police officials this week.Officers seized 43 firearms during the month, including 35 handguns, five rifles and three shotguns, police said. The department had seized 131 guns during the calendar year as of the end of April.Crime Blotter:• April 1, 2021 at 12:28 p.m.: Officers attempted to make contact with an uncooperative suspect in the area of Lincoln Ave. and Pepper St. who was wanted in connection with an assault. Efforts were made to communicate with the suspect and keep him calm, but the suspect advanced on the officers, ignoring all lawful commands. An officer deployed his Taser once it became clear the suspect intended on harming the officer. Immediately following the deployment of the Taser, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Neither the suspect nor the officer were injured during the incident.• April 2, 2021 at 7:41 a.m.: While on patrol, officers noticed someone passed out / sleeping inside a parked car in the area of Raymond Ave. and Woodbury Rd. The officers checked on the welfare of the individual and observed the occupant had multiple bottles of alcohol on the seat next to him. Officers knocked on the window to wake the suspect and once awake, he voluntarily stepped out of the vehicle. Officers immediately saw a handgun next to where the individual was seated. The suspect had previously been convicted of a felony and was arrested for a felon in possession of a loaded handgun.• April 2, 2021 at 8:07 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Hammond St. and Summit Ave. The female driver of the vehicle was unlicensed and consented to a search of the vehicle. Officers located an unserialized firearm in the immediate area of where a male passenger was seated. The driver was issues a citation for driving without a license and the passenger was arrested for a felon in possession of a firearm.• April 2, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.: Officers responded to calls of a physical altercation in the area of Arroyo Pkwy. and California Blvd. Witnesses reported the suspect had punched the victim in the head knocking him unconscious. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect kick the victim in the head while the victim was on the ground. Officers separated the two combatants and the suspect was taken into custody. The victim provided limited information as to the cause of the fight and the suspect appeared to suffer from severe mental illness.• April 3, 2021 at 9:33 p.m.: Officers responded to the area of Oakland Ave. and Orange Grove Blvd. regarding an assault. The suspect and victim have an on-going feud between them, related to a mutual female. The victim was walking in the street along the 500 block of N. Oakland Ave. when a vehicle, driven by a known suspect, struck him. The suspect then made a U-turn and drove back toward the injured victim, who remained down on the roadway. The driver ran over the victim’s leg with the vehicle and subsequently fled in the suspect vehicle. The victim’s injuries were not considered to be life threatening. Detectives will conduct further investigation into this incident.• April 4, 2021 at 9:36 p.m.: Officers were patrolling the 1500 block of El Sereno Ave. when they recognized the driver of a vehicle who was wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant. While contacting the vehicle’s occupants, officers observed a firearm protruding from the pant pocket of the front passenger. Officers took both suspects into custody and the weapon was recovered without incident.• April 5, 2021 at 12:53 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Summit Ave. to assist Pasadena Fire Department paramedics while they attempted to treat an 11-year-old child who had been bit by a dog. When officers arrived, the dog who had bit the child, was now actively fighting another dog. Officers developed a plan to use Tasers to separate the two dogs and deployed the Taser effectively. Animal Control officers were then able to safely detain both dogs. The child was expected to make a full recovery.• April 11, 2021 at 12:48 a.m.: Officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Elizabeth St. regarding a theft and assault. The victim was inside his residence when he heard noises outside his home. The victim looked outside to see suspects removing the catalytic converter from his vehicle. As he confronted the suspects, he was struck in the head with the catalytic converter, which caused minor injuries. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and were not immediately located.• April 12, 2021 at 4:39 a.m.: Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Hammond St. They attempted to pull the vehicle over however; the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and went through several red lights. Officers initiated a pursuit and the driver eventually stopped near Lincoln Ave. and Clinton St. The driver (and sole occupant) was taken into custody without incident and booked for numerous charges. It is unclear as to why the driver was traveling in such a reckless manner.• April 12, 2021 at 5:36 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. Mentor Ave. regarding a fight between a female and male. When officers arrived, they discovered the male was suffering from a stab wound. Paramedics immediately transported the victim to a local hospital for medical treatment while officers attempted to locate the female. The female was found barricaded inside the bathroom of the residence. Officers attempted to negotiate with the female for several hours to no avail. Ultimately, officers utilized a form of pepper spray to flush the suspect out of the bathroom and she was taken into custody.• April 17, 2021 at 9:18 p.m.: Officers located a stolen vehicle in the 2000 block of N. Los Robles Ave. The vehicle had been taken earlier in the day during a carjacking from the city of Lancaster and the suspect was considered to be armed and dangerous. Officers located the vehicle and a suspect believed to be associated with the vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and Los Angeles County Deputies from the Lancaster station responded to continue their investigation.• April 18, 2021 at 9:58 p.m.: Pasadena Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Hammond St. and Summit Ave. for a vehicle code violation. The driver did not possess a driver’s license so he, a passenger and a young child were asked to exit the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered a loaded firearm adjacent to the driver’s seat. The firearm was unregistered and fully loaded with ammunition. The driver was arrested while the adult passenger, child and vehicle were released.• April 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.: Officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block N. Altadena Dr. regarding a call to check on the welfare of a male subject who was reportedly upset about recent family matters. Additional information was provided the upset person was armed with a firearm and likely intoxicated. Furthermore, officers learned the person had reportedly fired two rounds inside of his residence. All necessary resources were deployed, neighbors were evacuated and eventually, officers were able to negotiate his safe surrender. Officers detained the resident and transported him to a facility for professional, mental health care. Several items of evidence were located and multiple firearms were seized from inside the house.• April 22, 2021 at 12:27 a.m.: Pasadena officers conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle in the area of Hill Ave. and Washington Blvd. after observing multiple vehicle code violations. As the officers approached the vehicle, they could clearly see narcotics inside of the vehicle. The driver advised officers he was currently on probation for narcotics and admitted to having a firearm inside the car. The driver allowed the officers to search the vehicle at which time the firearm was located along with additional narcotics. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pasadena jail.• April 22, 2021 at 9:58 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of N. El Molino Ave. regarding a family disturbance. Officers learned one of the residents had pointed a firearm while threatening his girlfriend. The suspect was not at the location when officers arrived but was found in the area, a short time later. The suspect was safely taken into custody and a discarded firearm was located in the immediate area of the suspect. The suspect was arrested and booked on multiple charges at the Pasadena City jail.• April 23, 2021 at 7:14 p.m.: Pasadena Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Sunnyslope Ave. and Walnut St. Upon contact, it was determined the female driver was unlicensed. The officers recognized both the driver and passenger as suspects in a previous robbery case and were still wanted on that case. Both were taken into custody and booked at the Pasadena jail.• April 23, 2021 at 8:51 a.m.: Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Cambridge Ct. regarding an attempted burglary. Two female victims were in their home alone when they heard the sound of glass breaking and male voices inside of their home. The frightened victims screamed and it appears the screams caused the suspects to flee. When officers arrived, they found a broken glass door as well as other evidence of the attempted burglary, but no suspects. There were no injuries and no loss because of this incident.• April 28, 2021 at 9:19 p.m.: Pasadena Officers and Pasadena Paramedics were dispatched to the area of Lake Ave. and Orange Grove Blvd. regarding reports of a collision in the intersection. A motorcyclist had struck a vehicle, causing life-threatening injuries. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital while members of Pasadena’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) responded to conduct the investigation.• April 29, 2021 at 11:01 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at a business in the 100 block of W. Colorado Blvd. A suspect had walked into the store, pointed a handgun at the employee, handed her a note and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot after receiving the loss and the police were notified. Officers searched for the suspect but he was not immediately located. Detectives were notified and responded to begin following up on all investigative leads.• April 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.: Pasadena Police received numerous calls from residents reporting hearing multiple shots fired in the area of the 100 block of Valley St. Officers responded and checked the area for victims, suspects, and evidence of a shooting. Officers were able to confirm a shooting had occurred, but no victims or suspects were located.Related:Second Suspect Arrested in Pasadena Shooting That Killed 1 Duarte Man, Seriously Wounded Another2 Suspects Arrested in Connection With Deadly Shooting Outside Pasadena Taco Shop HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Patenaude Has Nomination Hearing, Rumors of Otting’s Nomination Confirmed

first_img Pamela Patenaude, current President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for her nomination hearing Monday. Originally, Patenaude was being considered for the position of HUD Secretary, later given to Ben Carson. As Deputy Secretary of HUD, Patenaude will be charged with the Department’s mission to promote safe and affordable housing across the nation while managing HUD’s day-to-day operations.According to the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families leadership page, Patenaude served as assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management at HUD. As its assistant secretary for the community, planning, and development, she administered more than $8 billion in housing and community development funds and managed $17 billion in disaster recovery funds for the Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts.“As Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, I helped restructure HUD’s critical field operations and developed a comprehensive training curriculum on HUD programs and policies for Regional and Field Office Directors,” Patenaude said in her hearing on the nomination. “I also played an instrumental role in the development of HUD’s five-year Strategic Plan. More importantly, I worked hand in hand with the dedicated men and women of HUD who are closest to the people the department serves.”Patenaude believes that her career in housing at the local, state and federal levels of government has broadened her views of America’s housing policies as well as helped her understand the factors that contribute to the success and failures of well-intended programs.“As Matthew Desmond articulated in his Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted, “we have failed to fully appreciate how deeply housing is implicated in the creation of poverty,”’ Patenaude said. “Dr. Desmond believes that, “powerful solutions are within our collective reach.” I agree with Dr. Desmond and believe that as a nation, we must recognize that housing is not just a commodity but a foundation for economic mobility and personal growth.”U.S. Senator Mile Crapo, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs delivered the remarks at the full committee hearing on the nomination.“I look forward to working with Ms. Patenaude, if confirmed again, on opportunities to improve the efficiency of HUD programs, reduce regulatory burdens on local housing authorities, leverage more private capital, empower local decision-making, encourage self-sufficiency and address comprehensive housing finance reform,” Crapo said.Less than 24 hours earlier, President Trump confirmed the rumors of his intention to nominate Joseph Otting, formerly President and CEO of OneWest Bank N.A, as the Comptroller of the Currency at the Department of the Treasury.“Mr. Otting previously served as President and CEO of OneWest Bank N.A and Vice Chairman of U.S. Bancorp,” a White House Press Office document announced on behalf of President Trump. “Mr. Otting holds a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College.”If confirmed, Otting would replace Thomas Curry, whose term expires next month. 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Detailed extracts of the Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics

first_img Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Detailed extracts of the Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics WhatsApp Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook 11. To my brother bishopsIt must be admitted that grave errors of judgement were made and failures of leadership occurred. All this has seriously undermined your credibility and effectiveness… Besides fully implementing the norms of canon law in addressing cases of child abuse, continue to cooperate with the civil authorities in their area of competence… Only decisive action carried out with complete honesty and transparency will restore the respect and good will of the Irish people towards the Church to which we have consecrated our lives…. I ask you to be attentive to the spiritual and moral lives of each one of your priests… The lay faithful, too, should be encouraged to play their proper part in the life of the Church…12. To all the faithful of IrelandIn our increasingly secularized society… we need to find new ways to pass on to young people the beauty and richness of friendship with Jesus Christ in the communion of his Church… a new vision is needed, to inspire present and future generations to treasure the gift of our common faith…13. In solidarity with all of you, I am praying earnestly that, by God’s grace, the wounds afflicting so many individuals and families may be healed and that the Church in Ireland may experience a season of rebirth and spiritual renewal.14. I now wish to propose to you some concrete initiatives to address the situation… I now invite all of you to devote your Friday penances, for a period of one year, between now and Easter 2011, to this intention… I ask you to offer up your fasting, your prayer, your reading of Scripture and your works of mercy in order to obtain the grace of healing and renewal for the Church in Ireland. I encourage you to discover anew the sacrament of Reconciliation and to avail yourselves more frequently of the transforming power of its grace.Particular attention should also be given to Eucharistic adoration…Through intense prayer before the real presence of the Lord, you can make reparation for the sins of abuse that have done so much harm…I intend to hold an Apostolic Visitation of certain dioceses in Ireland, as well as seminaries and religious congregations. … I also propose that a nationwide Mission be held for all bishops, priests and religious…I take this opportunity to thank … the many men and women throughout Ireland already working for the safety of children in church environments. … While no effort should be spared in improving and updating existing procedures, I am encouraged by the fact that the current safeguarding practices adopted by local Churches are being seen, in some parts of the world, as a model for other institutions to follow.I wish to conclude this Letter with a special Prayer for the Church in Ireland which I send to you with the care of a father for his children and with the affection of a fellow Christian, scandalized and hurt by what has occurred in our beloved Church. …I cordially impart to all of you my Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of strength and peace in the Lord. WhatsApp Previous articleSoccer – Harps win but Derry suffer defeatNext articleElderly woman injured in Strabane attack News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Pope’s Words – Extracts from the Pastoral Letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland1. DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE CHURCH IN IRELAND, it is with great concern that I write to you as Pastor of the universal Church. Like yourselves, I have been deeply disturbed by the information which has come to light regarding the abuse of children and vulnerable young people by members of the Church in Ireland, particularly by priests and religious. I can only share in the dismay and the sense of betrayal that so many of you have experienced on learning of these sinful and criminal acts and the way Church authorities in Ireland dealt with them.2. The task you now face is to address the problem of abuse…with courage and determination. No one imagines that this painful situation will be resolved swiftly… Perseverance and prayer are needed, with great trust in the healing power of God’s grace… the Church in Ireland must first acknowledge before the Lord and before others the serious sins committed against defenceless children…3. Historically, the Catholics of Ireland have proved an enormous force for good at home and abroad.4. We must try to understand the disturbing problem of child sexual abuse… among the contributing factors we can include: inadequate procedures for determining the suitability of candidates for the priesthood and the religious life; insufficient human, moral, intellectual and spiritual formation in seminaries and novitiates; a tendency in society to favour the clergy and other authority figures; and a misplaced concern for the reputation of the Church and the avoidance of scandal, resulting in failure to apply existing canonical penalties and to safeguard the dignity of every person.5. On several occasions since my election to the See of Peter, I have met with victims of sexual abuse, as indeed I am ready to do in the future.6. To the victims of abuse and their familiesYou have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured. Your trust has been betrayed and your dignity has been violated. … It is understandable that you find it hard to forgive or be reconciled with the Church. In her name, I openly express the shame and remorse that we all feel… At the same time, I ask you not to lose hope. It is in the communion of the Church that we encounter the person of Jesus Christ… Like you, he still bears the wounds of his own unjust suffering. He understands the depths of your pain and its enduring effect upon your lives and your relationships, including your relationship with the Church. I know some of you find it difficult even to enter the doors of a church after all that has occurred… I believe deeply in the healing power of his (Christ’s) self-sacrificing love – even in the darkest and most hopeless situations – to bring liberation and the promise of a new beginning…. I pray that, by drawing nearer to Christ and by participating in the life of his Church – a Church purified by penance and renewed in pastoral charity – you will come to rediscover Christ’s infinite love for each one of you. I am confident that in this way you will be able to find reconciliation, deep inner healing and peace.7. To priests and religious who have abused childrenYou betrayed the trust that was placed in you by innocent young people and their parents, and you must answer for it before Almighty God and before properly constituted tribunals. You have forfeited the esteem of the people of Ireland and brought shame and dishonour upon your confreres… Together with the immense harm done to victims, great damage has been done to the Church and to the public perception of the priesthood and religious life … God’s justice summons us to give an account of our actions and to conceal nothing. Openly acknowledge your guilt, submit yourselves to the demands of justice, but do not despair of God’s mercy.8. To parentsYou have been deeply shocked to learn of the terrible things that took place in what ought to be the safest and most secure environment of all. In today’s world it is not easy to build a home and to bring up children. They deserve to grow up in security, loved and cherished, with a strong sense of their identity and worth. They have a right to be educated in authentic moral values rooted in the dignity of the human person, to be inspired by the truth of our Catholic faith and to learn ways of behaving and acting that lead to healthy self-esteem and lasting happiness. This noble but demanding task is entrusted in the first place to you, their parents.9. To the children and young people of IrelandI wish to offer you a particular word of encouragement… We are all scandalized by the sins and failures of some of the Church’s members… But it is in the Church that you will find Jesus Christ, who is the same yesterday, today and for ever (cf. Heb 13:8). He loves you and he has offered himself on the cross for you. Seek a personal relationship with him within the communion of his Church, for he will never betray your trust! He alone can satisfy your deepest longings and give your lives their fullest meaning by directing them to the service of others. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and his goodness, and shelter the flame of faith in your heart. ….I look to you to be faithful disciples of our Lord and to bring your much-needed enthusiasm and idealism to the rebuilding and renewal of our beloved Church.10. To the priests and religious of Ireland… many of you feel personally discouraged, even abandoned. I am also aware that in some people’s eyes you are tainted by association, and viewed as if you were somehow responsible for the misdeeds of others. At this painful time, I want to acknowledge the dedication of your priestly and religious lives and apostolates, and I invite you to reaffirm your faith in Christ… By News Highland – March 20, 2010 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Unlike Other Govt. Employees, Judicial Officers Work Hard Throughout Year: Gauhati HC Pulls Up State’s PAG Over Late Release Of Salaries [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesUnlike Other Govt. Employees, Judicial Officers Work Hard Throughout Year: Gauhati HC Pulls Up State’s PAG Over Late Release Of Salaries [Read Order] Mehal Jain25 Aug 2020 7:24 AMShare This – xObserving that if the Judicial Officers of the State have to “run from pillar to post” for their pay-slips, leave credit statement, etc., there is “likelihood that it may affect efficient dispensation of justice”, the Gauhati High Court has pulled up Assam’s Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlements) over the late release of salaries.Justice Kalyan Rai Surana suo motu invoked…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?LoginObserving that if the Judicial Officers of the State have to “run from pillar to post” for their pay-slips, leave credit statement, etc., there is “likelihood that it may affect efficient dispensation of justice”, the Gauhati High Court has pulled up Assam’s Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlements) over the late release of salaries.Justice Kalyan Rai Surana suo motu invoked the court’s writ jurisdiction on the basis of representation dated 10.08.2020 submitted by the Assam Judicial Service Association regarding non-issuance of pay slips, leave credit statements, etc. in a time bound manner.The Judicial Officers of the State of Assam, through their said representation, have expressed that they are facing a lot of problems with the office of the PAG in the following matters:- First pay-slip of newly appointed officers.Pay slips to be issued on transfer to another station/ place of posting.Incremental pay-slips.Promotional pay-slips. Annual GPF Statements. Missing subscriptions in GPF. Leave admissibility report.Pension documents and pension payment orders.”The State is deemed to be aware that the Judicial Officers are already stressed and working under immense pressure”, noted the Single Judge. The bench proceeded to remark that “unlike other Government employees, a Judicial Officer has to work hard on administrative and judicial side throughout the year” to earn points, which are reported in their respective ACRs and become the basis of future promotions, etc. Stating that it is expected that the Judicial Officers would effectively utilise their time and deliver justice to the litigating parties, the Single Bench reflected that if a judicial officer has to spend time to obtain papers, documents and slips from the office of the PAG, there is reasonable apprehension that it would increase their stress and there is likelihood that it may affect efficient dispensation of justice, which would not be in public interest.”Normally the Court is required to presume under Section 114, Illustration (e) of the Evidence Act that official acts have been regularly performed. However, if the Judicial Officers of the State have to run from pillar to post for their pay-slips, leave credit statement, etc., the said presumption appears to have no application in the present situation”, said the bench.The Court asserted that it is a right earned by every employee, including judicial officers to be paid in time for the service rendered by them, and that it further cannot be disputed that the PAG has the duty to release salary and emoluments in time. “The respondent no.1 definitely knows that the State pays salary and other emoluments as per the prescribed grade pay scale, as such, the respondent no.1, i.e. the Principal Accountant General (A&E) is expected to have information about the pay which is being drawn by a Judicial Officer of the State and, as such, the delay in issuing pay slips appears to be incongruous, and without any apparent reason”, the bench remarked.Issuing notice to the PAG (A & E), the bench required his office to file a detailed affidavit, providing detailed information w.e.f. 01.01.2017 till date regarding (a) the dates on when communication was received by this office about appointment of new judicial officers; (b) the dates on which his office received communications from the Registry of this Court about transfer and posting of judicial officers; (c) the dates on which his office has received information about promotion and promotional posting of judicial officers; (d) the corresponding dates on which his office had issued pay-slips, etc. as morefully mentioned in paragraph 3 above; (e) the standing instructions and/ or standard operating procedure in force, if any, in his establishment regarding time within which the pay-slips, etc. is required to be made ready and communicated to the concerned judicial officer; and (f) whether any e-mail address has been notified in the Gazette, wherein orders of appointment, transfer, posting, promotion of judicial officers of the State is required to be sent in lieu of hard copy.On behalf of the PAG, the submission made was that since the initial lockdown imposed in the month of March, 2020, the establishment of the PAG is working with not more than 30% staff attendance and therefore, there could be a possibility of some inadvertent delay in not being able to issue all the necessary pay-slips etc.In this context, the bench expressed the view that when most of the works relating to issuance of pay-slips etc. are computerised, there must be a system in place which works so that notwithstanding whatever situation is prevailing in the State, there should be seamless disbursement of the salary of the Judicial Officers.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Mandatory masks should have happened long ago – INMO

first_img Facebook Previous article18 thousand staff & residents tested since SaturdayNext articleEducation Minister urged to clarify details on third level grants News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter The INMOs North West Industrial Relations Officer is hopeful that new rules regarding the use of face masks in the healthcare setting will make a difference but it should have been initiated long ago. All nurses and doctors must have a mask on when they’re within two metres of a patient.The new move is something that the INMO has been advocating for some time.Industrial Relations Officer Noel Treanor:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Mandatory masks should have happened long ago – INMO Pinterest Google+center_img Google+ Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 23, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Christmas season is also fire season

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration As of Tuesday, 85 people in Alabama have lost their lives to house fires.Steve Holmes, public information officer for the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said those lives could have been prevented if wise decisions had been made ahead of time.“With the Christmas season upon us, we all need to make wise decisions regarding fire prevention ahead of time rather than taking a chance on a fire that could destroy property or take lives,” Holmes said. “Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are potential fire risks if handled improperly.” You Might Like Cattlewomen’s Christmas Bazaar Saturday at Cattleman’s Park SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Pike County Cattlewomen’s 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar is set for Saturday at Cattleman Park with 65 vendors “in… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Holmes said holiday lights and other decorative lighting are involved in an estimated annual average of 160 home fires a year and cause nine deaths, 16 injuries and $8.4 million in direct property damage.“This is a happy and exciting time of year but it can quickly turn into a tragic time unless we make wise choices ahead of time,” Holmes said. “A wise choice would be to throw away any strings of tree lights that are worn, frayed or kinked. A wise choice would be to purchase a longer, heavy-duty extension cord rather than piggyback several 79-cent cords. Wise choices would be to keep your Christmas tree well-watered – a dry tree is a dangerous tree — and to turn off the Christmas tree lights before you go to bed to eliminate that potential heat source. There are many wise choices that we can make that will help ensure the safety of our homes during the Christmas season.”Holmes said to be sure to get a power strip that has a QL or similar approval rating for the number of plug-ins you plan to use. A power strip with a breaker is also a wise choice. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 2:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2015 Email the author “Candles are beautiful but they are open flames and can easily ignite anything that can burn,” Holmes said. “Keep candles at least three feet from anything that is combustible – cloth, wood or plastic and never leave a candle or an oil lamp unattended.”Nearly 50 percent of house fires are cooking/kitchen fires.“With all of the kitchen activity at this time of the year, we need to practice kitchen safety and that includes keeping a close watch on anything cooking on the stove,” Holmes said.“Grease catches fire easily. Some people store their cooking oil in the cabinet above the stove. If a fire starts on the stovetop and the cooking oil above catches fire, it’s going to be bad.” Christmas season is also fire season It’s wise to watch children closely in the kitchen because the kitchen has the potential for accidents to occur such as boiling pots, hot pans, scalding water and sharp knives.“The State Fire Marshal’s Office encourages everyone make wise decisions ahead of time so that Christmas celebrations go off without a hitch,” Holmes said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Skip Latest Stories Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Dr Kelly case highlights the fact that stress kills

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Dr Kelly case highlights the fact that stress killsOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Lifeis stressful. And stress is pretty relative. Just ask MP Michael Portillo;currently recovering from seven days as a single mum, looking after fourchildren on just over £70 a week in Liverpool.Withoutpressure to act, imposed by our character or circumstance, we wouldn’t. Wewould just sit. And sit. Perhaps we would occasionally shift to a morecomfortable position, but only due to atmospheric pressure causing pain in ourbacks, or backsides. Andyet, stress can debilitate. Too much stress, and the body and mind tend tobecome strained, deformed, or shrunk. It becomes, as Portillo said of hisexperience, “just horrible”. Anexcess of stress is bad news. Our ability to make decisions is impaired. We mayavoid difficult situations or leap aggressively into foolish fights. More thanhalf a million Britons are seriously damaged by stress each year. Its symptomscan leave us overwhelmed, irritable, depressed, or simply ineffective, and thatkind of stress is expensive. This week, Personnel Today estimates it costs UKorganisations around £1.24bn a year in lost productivity, while the HSE putsthe figure closer to £3.7bn.Stressis not new. The Roman colosseum provides vivid examples. Lions, tigers andbears were trained against their natures to kill people. This was accomplishedby feeding them human flesh, treating them mean to keep them aggressive, andstarving them. Even then, many animals faced by 50,000 screaming people simplyran away and cowered in corners. The stress of being mistreated and thenterrified was too much for their brains, which simply shut down.Thiswas pretty savage stuff, and it was also illogical. It reduced what the animalscould contribute rather than enhancing their natural attributes. Itmisunderstood the impact of over-stressing. Theonly good news was that the beast’s master usually paid the ultimate penaltyfor his failure. In our modern world, senior managers are rarely the first topay for savage, over-competitive, under-supportive cultures. The price is paidfirst by the people who are expected to perform when their egos are deflated,by rules that prevent them doing a good job, and by feedback that is eitherill-judged or absent. Theword ‘stress’ comes from the Old French word ‘estrece’. It means narrowness oroppression, and it is only when the options are too narrow, or the workoppressive, that stress becomes a problem. When we have no hope; when we havebeen abandoned by the organisation that should have been our protector; when wecannot see any positive outcome; and when there is no future worth working for.DrDavid Kelly’s death should remind us that, sometimes, stress can be a matter oflife and death.ByMax Mckeown, Consultant and author of Unshrink the Peoplelast_img read more