UPDATED: Diocese of Pittsburgh announces slate of candidates for 9th…

first_imgUPDATED: Diocese of Pittsburgh announces slate of candidates for 9th bishop Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted May 24, 2021 Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Bishop Elections, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Editor’s note: The diocese’s Standing Committee announced on May 24 that two nominees, the Rev. Scott Gunn and the Rev. Jeffrey D. Murph, were added by petition. [Diocese of Pittsburgh]The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh on May 14 announced a slate of three priests to stand for election to become its next bishop.The nominees, in alphabetical order, are:The Very Rev. Kim L. Coleman, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, VirginiaThe Rev. Scott A. Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, based in Cincinnati, OhioThe Rev. Jeffrey D. Murph, rector, St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church, Oakmont, PennsylvaniaThe Rev. Ketlen A. Solak, rector, Brandywine Collaborative Ministries, Wilmington, DelawareThe Rev. Diana L. Wilcox, rector, Christ Church in Bloomfield & Glen Ridge, New JerseyThe diocese has posted biographical profiles, including full resumes and responses to a set of essay questions, on the “Meet the Nominees” pages of its Pittsburgh Episcopal Bishop Search website.“The selection of these nominees began with a large pool of applicants compared to other Episcopal dioceses recently,” said the Rev. Noah Evans, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon and president of the diocesan Standing Committee, the governing board that oversees the election.  He added: “We are deeply grateful for the work of the nominating committee in discerning these individuals.”A 14-member nominating committee of local lay leaders and clergy spent the last 15 months assessing the needs of the diocese, soliciting applications, screening and interviewing candidates, and gradually narrowing the field of potential nominees.The process now enters a one-week period in which names could be added to the ballot by petition.The election is set for June 26 at a special diocesan convention.  The person elected must gain a majority of votes from both lay deputies and from the clergy.The new bishop will be consecrated on Nov. 13, 2021, succeeding the Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell, who is retiring.The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh numbers slightly more than nine thousand members belonging to 34 actively participating congregations spread across seven counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID House of Bishops The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 last_img read more

House by the Lake / Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA

first_imgPhotographs:  José Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Germany Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961923/house-by-the-lake-carlos-zwick-architekten-bda Clipboard House by the Lake / Carlos Zwick Architekten BDASave this projectSaveHouse by the Lake / Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961923/house-by-the-lake-carlos-zwick-architekten-bda Clipboard Save this picture!© José Campos+ 42Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Photographs CopyHouses, Sustainability•Potsdam, Germany House by the Lake / Carlos Zwick Architekten BDAcenter_img Area:  712 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCarlos Zwick Architekten BDAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityPotsdamOn FacebookGermanyPublished on May 19, 2021Cite: “House by the Lake / Carlos Zwick Architekten BDA” 19 May 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: VectorworksPrincipal And Architect :Carlos Zwick 3 D Visualization :Mejo Chittilapilly Joy Architect Phases 1 4 Hoai :Christina EigendorfArchitect Phase 5 Hoai :David Nicolas Gaar City:PotsdamCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Thousands of excursionists used to enjoy homemade ice cream and lemonade on this historic lakeside property in Potsdam until the old park cafe there closed its doors. 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin-based architect Carlos Zwick fell in love with the overgrown property. He bought it, including dilapidated monuments, without a building permit, but with a vision: a family place was to be built here, a house that would uncompromisingly engage with the essential elements of the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© José CamposAncient trees, water, and nature preserved emperor terraces – given the name due to the fact that the emperor actually enjoyed drinking his coffee here in the past – determined the architectural concept. Today, the passive house stands on 40 diagonal iron stilts whose 10 individual foundations respectfully touch the emperor’s terraces only at specific points. A steel grid supports the wooden floors, walls, and ceilings. The ecological balance is in place – this is ensured by the sustainable building materials as well as the solar thermal system on the roof.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposAt a height of 3 meters and with its facade of vertical larch wood slats, the structure becomes a modern treehouse. It integrates unobtrusively into the crowns of the hundreds of years old oaks and chestnuts. Even the large maple that stood in the way of the house remained in place and now grows right through the middle of the living room.Save this picture!© José CamposThe house and nature combine so effortlessly, that it gives no hint of how challenging it was to accomplish. Neither tower crane nor truck-mounted crane could work between the lush trees, and so the entire house was erected only with the help of a mobile telescopic forklift.Save this picture!© José CamposThe loggia extends across the entire width of the house, 8 meters above the water level, which creates the feeling of floating directly above the lake. And in the living areas, too, huge wooden sliding windows guarantee the greatest possible proximity to nature.Save this picture!© José CamposSwans and herons make their rounds here, at eye level with the house’s inhabitants. A long olive wood table stands in the center of the spacious dining-living room, the heart of the house, with a fireplace and large kitchen isle. Contemporary paintings hang on the nearly three-meter-high walls. Some were created in the in-house studio, where Zwick’s partner paints. Working and living – the house by the lake offer space for both. And later perhaps even for a small shared apartment, when the last of the 6 children has moved out.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessKaarlo Sarkian Katu Apartments / Playa ArchitectsSelected ProjectsIcebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra ThinArchitecture Books Share “COPY” 2020last_img read more

Britain’s Most Inspiring Fundraiser announced

first_imgBritain’s Most Inspiring Fundraiser announced Howard Lake | 23 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online giving site Everyclick.com has announced Nicole Dryburgh as ‘Britain’s Most Inspiring Fundraiser 2008’. Held in memory of renowned fundraiser Jane Tomlinson, the awards ceremony brought together exceptional volunteer fundraisers from across the nation to celebrate their outstanding achievements.Dryburgh won a cheque for £20,000 for her chosen charity, King’s College Hospital Charity. She was awarded the title of Britain’s Most Inspiring Fundraiser by Mike Tomlinson, who is supporting the competition in memory of his late wife Jane. The other nine finalists from across the UK received runners-up prizes of £500 for the charity of their choice.Nicole from Whitstable in Kent was nominated by several of her friends and family together with others whom she has inspired over the years, for her relentless and innovative fundraising on behalf of several charities. Nicole was 11 when first diagnosed with spinal cancer that caused severe medical difficulties over several years. Nicole is now blind, virtually deaf, and wheelchair bound, but her positive experiences at King’s College Hospital made her want to help them help other children.Over the past eight years, Nicole has set up her own website and raised over £3,500 for charities such as Demelza House, Cancer and Leukaemia In Children, Dave Lee’s Happy Holidays and Riding for the Disabled; all of these charities helped her over the course of her treatment.Currently she has raised £18,000 of her target of £30,000 towards equipping a new neuro-rehabilitation suite at King’s College Hospital. She has achieved this through a variety of events and by authoring a book about her experiences.Mike Tomlinson said: “Nicole is an incredible young fundraiser and is exemplary of the passion, commitment and sheer determination that truly great fundraisers display. The fact that her own disabilities do not deter her from striving to help others only furthers my admiration for her efforts. She is unquestionably an outstanding example of fundraisers to young people across the country.”Polly Gowers, founder of Everyclick.com said: “We received a wealth of outstanding entries and choosing a winner was a near impossible task. However, it was felt that Nicole’s dedication and selflessness in her incredible fundraising efforts were truly worthy of the title. All in all we have been astounded by the calibre of the entries and are already looking forward to receiving the nominations next year.”The finalists in this year’s awards were:· Clare Forbes for The Douglas Bader Foundation (Crawley, Sussex)· Molli Turner for St Ann’s Hospice (Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire)· Brian Jiggens for Meningitis Trust (Basildon, Essex)· Freddie Knoller for Jewish Care (Totteridge, London)· Adam Chataway for ActionAid (Kilburn, London)· Simon Beresford for The Down’s Syndrome Association (Lichfield, Staffordshire)· Susie Elliot for Riding for the Disabled (Hawick, Borders)· Stephen Young for Demelza House (Borough Green, Kent)· Barbara Doherty for Isabel Hospice (Much Hadham, Hertfordshire)www.everyclick.com Tagged with: Awards Everyclick Volunteering  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tuition increase has no impact on admissions, but concerns still arise

first_img + posts Men’s tennis continues win streak, defeats USF 6-1 Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Facebook Men’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMU Men’s tennis dominates Tulsa 7-0 Nikki Spellman The admission center is home to not only the admission department but also future TCU students. Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ Twitter Twitter Men’s tennis continues win streak with wins over No. 14 Ole Miss and No. 8 Stanford ReddItcenter_img Linkedin Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Previous articleNo. 1 Texas too much for volleyballNext articleToo close for comfort: Men’s basketball slips by Air Force behind Samuel’s big night Nikki Spellman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nikki Spellmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nikki-spellman/ ReddIt printAlthough tuition will increase 4.9% next school year, there is little evidence to suggest annual increases have affected the applicant pool, said Heath Einstein, the dean of admission.TCU’s direct estimated cost for the 2019-20 school year is $63,830, tuition alone being $49,160. Next year, tuition is set to increase to an estimated cost of $66,250. TCU’s new Dean of Admission Heath Einstein. (Photo courtesy of TCU)Even though tuition is rising annually, Einstein said the admissions department doesn’t have a difficult time pitching the university to students. “Families know that college is expensive these days, and so our conversations are less about the price point and more about helping them understand the value proposition of this lifelong investment,” Einstein said.As a mother of two TCU students, TCU alumna Shauna James is not happy that tuition continues to increase every year. James said the best remedy is to only increase tuition for incoming first-year students and to freeze the price throughout their four years. “It’s one thing to keep raising it over and over, but I think that as incoming freshman you should have your tuition [froze],” James said. However, Chancellor Victor Boschini doesn’t think that’s the best option. “I’ve worked at a school that did that, and they canceled it because it backfired,” Boschini said. “What happened is eventually the underclassmen got angry, and they thought that they were paying for your benefits. It kind of created some dissension on campus.”There are universities across the country that make efforts to make tuition more affordable, such as Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. File-This Jan. 28, 2019 file photo shows the entrance to the main Duke University campus in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)Duke University reviews each incoming student’s application and uses that information to determine the amount the family and student are expected to pay. Any additional amount comes in the form of scholarships, work-study and student loans, according to their website. Kendall James, a senior communication studies major, said these universities offer more opportunities to students with a lower income and promote diversity and inclusion.“They have a very structured system to make sure that students of lower income can actually come to the schools which makes these schools more diverse, especially in comparison to TCU, where our set tuition rate and financial aid are different and harder to obtain,” James said. “We promote ourselves on diversity, but we don’t have a tuition or financial aid package that reflects our ability to be a truly diverse campus that isn’t catered to high socio-econimic status.”Kendall JamesStudents and parents have begun to look at the quality of a TCU education and what the value of education is with the name of TCU in comparison to other prestigious universities. “Bang for the buck, it’s something to think about,” said Shauna James. “At some point, are we getting a Duke University education?” Affordability is an issue TCU is also trying to address. “Counselors in the Office of Admission, as well as the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid, go to great lengths to explore ways in which families can afford TCU,” said Einstein. As a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, Kendall James said her scholarship is covering less and less of her tuition each year. The Dean’s scholarship was offered to her at $20,000 a year, and with the increase in tuition, the cost has gone up, but her scholarship has not. “The problem for me is that the price I thought I was getting coming to TCU has increased a lot since I came as a freshman, and I think that it’s false advertising on TCU’s part to raise tuition because what I paid as a freshman is not the same as what I’m paying as a senior,” Kendall James said. Over the past four years, the number of applications has increased by 8.6%, even though tuition continues to rise each year. The Office of Admission provides students with printed materials, digital marketing, presentations and formal conversations to draw incoming students to TCU and ensure they know it can be affordable.  Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

In continuing persecution, newspaper publisher arrested and beaten up

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reporters Without Borders condemns Chadian journalist Stéphane Mbaïrabé Ouaye’s arbitrary arrest last week in N’Djamena and the mistreatment he received while detained. Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more The publisher of Haut Parleur, an independent fortnightly, Stéphane Mbaïrabé Ouaye was arrested by judicial police with no warrant on the night of 2 October and was held in a detention centre attached to N’Djamena police headquarters.While he was handcuffed and blindfolded, plainclothesmen beat him up in an attempt to make him reveal his sources for a story in last week’s issue criticising President Idriss Deby and his brother, customs director-general Salay Deby. It was headlined “Salay Deby, national thief.”Then released without any explanation, Ouaye still bears the marks of the blows he received. He is now waiting to be given a date to appear in court on a defamation charge.“The mistreatment of this journalist is a disgrace and is yet one more example of the government’s persecution of the media,” said Reporters Without Borders “Ouaye is the victim of horrible practices that recall those of former President Hissène Habré’s political police, the DDS. If President Deby or his relatives think Ouaye has defamed them, they should refer the matter to the judicial authorities.”This is not Ouaye’s first run-in with the judicial police. He was arrested without a summons on 12 June after Salay Deby filed a defamation suit against him.Chad is ranked 135th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. ChadAfrica October 7, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In continuing persecution, newspaper publisher arrested and beaten up News Reports News December 1, 2020 Find out more ChadAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Follow the news on Chad October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Point Predictive Launches EmployerCheck™ to Give Lenders a Convenient Tool to Assess the Validity…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Point Predictive Launches EmployerCheck™ to Give Lenders a Convenient Tool to Assess the Validity of Any Borrower’s Stated Employer Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleQuantzig’s Analytics Experts Offer Exclusive Insights on Improving Business Intelligence and Analytics Maturity | Head to the Article and Take Up the Survey to Assess Your Analytics MaturityNext articleGlobal Workforce Analytics Market 2020-2024 | Forecasting Strategies for New Normal | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twittercenter_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Point Predictive, the San Diego-based company that provides machine learning solutions to lenders, today announced the availability of EmployerCheck™, a simple but effective fraud and borrower misrepresentation solution that helps lenders assess the validity of an employer stated by a consumer or third party on a loan application. Every US auto lender, mortgage originator, personal finance company, and bank can now receive a comprehensive report detailing nine risk factors for any reported employer without transmitting personally-identifiable information (PII). EmployerCheck was developed in response to the growing use of potentially fictitious employers on applications. In 2020 alone, Point Predictive identified a 300% increase in the use of potentially fictitious employers on consumer loan applications. In one case, a single suspicious employer appeared on 667 different applications, exposing 19 lenders to over $11.5 million in potential loan losses. Eight different lenders ultimately funded a portion of those loans, resulting in a 50% chargeoff rate for those loans. In recent months, Point Predictive’s fraud analysts have investigated hundreds of cases of potential fictitious employers. Many of these cases are the result of professional fraud ring activity, and it is easy to understand why this activity slips past unsuspecting loan review agents. Fraudsters easily set up genuine-looking internet presences and even have agents who answer telephone calls from lenders to fraudulently “confirm” employment and income. Easily-doctored paystubs complete the crime, while lenders are left holding the bag. “Misstated and fraudulent assertions by borrowers or third parties about employment or income costs lenders upwards of billions of dollars in losses,” said Tim Grace, Co-Founder and CEO of Point Predictive. “It is no surprise that EmployerCheck is one of the most highly-anticipated new product offerings by our consortium lenders,” he continued. “Our team developed an incredibly effective and extremely lightweight solution. An EmployerCheck inquiry requires only two non-PII fields, and most lenders will see an astounding 84% exact match rate,” he concluded. The risk-detecting horsepower of EmployerCheck is the result of a broad, fit-for-purpose data set derived from Point Predictive’s innovative anti-fraud consortium. This consortium’s data contains employer information derived from 94 million recent and historical loan applications and grows at a rate of over two million applications per month. Every EmployerCheck inquiry scans over 17 million true and fictitiously-asserted employers, five million business records sourced from the US Small Business Administration, and a suspicious employer “hot list” that is updated daily by Point Predictive fraud analysts who investigate fraud activity across the US every day. Frank McKenna, Point Predictive’s Co-Founder and Chief Risk Officer, delights at the ability to offer lenders a convenient but powerful way to detect one of the most common and costly loan fraud tactics. “60% of all fraud losses, or roughly $5 billion per year, involve a suspicious statement of income or the income’s primary source – employment – on a loan application,” McKenna said. “It has become so easy to submit and substantiate fictitious employers that an entire economy of ‘fraud-for-hire’ is emerging,” he continued. “It is a testament to the collaborative and innovative spirit within our consortium lenders that we are able to deliver such an effective solution. Every lender should make EmployerCheck part of its originations process,” he added. EmployerCheck is available to any US lender in either a file-based integration or through an application programming interface (API) integration. An EmployerCheck inquiry requires only four inputs – the employer name and employer phone number, along with an application identifier and date – in order to receive a report with multiple alerts and risk scores. Point Predictive further accelerates customer onboarding with a single-page customer agreement and convenient month-to-month subscription for the first three months of use. Point Predictive invites any lenders who wish to try EmployerCheck to contact [email protected] About Point Predictive Inc. Point Predictive enables lenders to fund more loans simply with a unique combination of Artificial and Natural Intelligence [Ai+Ni] to power machine learning technology solutions. Point Predictive helps automotive, mortgage, retail and personal loan finance companies to identify the consumer applications with truthful and reliable information without the intense interrogation and verification of data caused by lower tech solutions currently in use. Highly regarded as the most trusted fraud and misrepresentation analytic solution providers, Point Predictive has transformed that trust to enable lenders to fund more loans to more consumers simply. Point Predictive uses big data powerfully orchestrated from millions of examples of true and falsified loan applications, billions of derived proprietary data elements, and scientifically selected 3rd party data sources to build powerful machine learning models with the added natural intelligence of human experience. Located in San Diego, California, more information about Point Predictive can be found at www.pointpredictive.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005218/en/ CONTACT: Dennis Behrman Vice President of Marketing & Growth, Point Predictive 858.227.6644 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT BANKING AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECURITY GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE FINANCE SOURCE: Point Predictive Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:15 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005218/en Twitterlast_img read more

44% of Donegal babies born to unmarried parents

first_img 44% of Donegal babies born to unmarried parents Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – January 29, 2010 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleDonegal man guilty of two charges in rape caseNext articleHugh Orde and Desmond Rea among those to be honoured in Derry News Highland WhatsApp Newly published figures show that almost half of children born in Donegal in the first half of last year were to unmarried parents.The figures from the Central Statistics Office cover Janaury to June of 2009, in that period 1,156 children were born –  there were 10% more male babies born than female.The statistics show that 568 babies were born to married parents, of the 519 that were not, 378 were born to parents living at the same address.The majority of babies born outside of marriage were to women under 25, however those in the 30 to 40 category made up a considerable percentage.A woman in Donegal , on average will have her first child at 28, and a subsequent child at 31. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Possession Of Skin Of Dead Cows Or Bullocks Not An Offence: Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPossession Of Skin Of Dead Cows Or Bullocks Not An Offence: Bombay High Court Sparsh Upadhyay21 Dec 2020 11:27 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court last week ruled that there is no prohibition for the possession of skin of dead animals and in absence of such prohibition; no offence would be made out under Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976. The bench of Justice V. M. Deshpande & Anil S. Kilor further noted that even if any circular/notification/order is issued by the State…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court last week ruled that there is no prohibition for the possession of skin of dead animals and in absence of such prohibition; no offence would be made out under Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976. The bench of Justice V. M. Deshpande & Anil S. Kilor further noted that even if any circular/notification/order is issued by the State Government, prohibiting possession of skin, such circular, notification or order (having no statutory force), then it won’t prevail over the provisions of the statute and to that extent, it would be in contravention with the statute. Thus, the Court said that the contravention of any such notification or circular or order as regards possession of skin will not attract Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. The matter before the Court The Court was hearing plea of an accused praying for quashing of first Information Report in Crime No.265 of 2018, for the offences punishable under Section 5-(A), 5- (B), 5-(C), 9, 9-(A) of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976, read with Section 188 IPC and Section 105, 117 of the Bombay Police Act. [NOTE: Section 5A of MAPA, 1976 Prohibits transport and export of cow, bull or bullock for slaughter. Section 5B prohibits sale, purchase, disposal in any other manner of cow, bull or bullock. Section 5C prohibits possession of flesh of cow, bull or bullock. Section 9 is related to penalties for contravention of Sections 5, 5A or 5B. Section 9A relates to penalty for contravention of Sections 5C, 5D or 6] The prosecution alleged that a Pick Up Bolero van was found carrying animal’s skin and therefore, on a complaint lodged by the President of Bajrang Dal, Khamgaon, a first Information Report was registered. It was the further case of the prosecution that on verification, it was found that the vehicle was carrying 187 skins of cow species, which was verified by the Animal Husbandary Department. Court’s observations The Court observed, “(Allegedly), the applicant was carrying 187 skins of cows in the van. There are no allegations that the applicant was transporting or exporting cow, bull or bullock for the purpose of slaughter in contravention of provision of the Act, 1976. There are also no allegations that the applicant purchased or sold or otherwise disposed of or offered to purchase or sell or dispose of cow, bull or bullock for slaughter.” Thus, the Court concluded that “no offence constitutes against the applicant either under Section 5-(A) or 5-(B) of the Act of 1976.” Regarding Section 5 (c), which prohibits possession of flesh of cow, bull or bullock, the Court observed, “The main difference between ‘skin’ and ‘flesh’ is that the ‘skin’ is a soft outer covering organ of vertebrates and the ‘flesh’ is a soft substance of an animal body that consists of muscle and fat.” Thus, the Court concluded that it couldn’t be said that the word ‘flesh’ used under Section 5-(C) of the Act, 1976, covers the skin of animal. Consequently, the Court said that “no offence under Section 5-(A), 5-(B), 5-(C) attracts in the present matter and consequently Section 9 and 9-(A) also would not attract.” Lastly, noting that no offence constitutes against the applicant as alleged, the Court opined that the instant case was a fit case to exercise jurisdiction under Section 482 CrPC for quashment of the First Information Report in question. Case title – Shafiqullaha Kha Ashfaqullha Kha, v. State of Maharashtra and another [Criminal Application (APL) NO.688 OF 2018] Appearance – Advocate A.V. Bhide [for applicant]; Addl.P.P. N.S. Rao [for State] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Rollout of Covid-19 vaccine continues in Donegal nursing homes

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – January 14, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Rollout of Covid-19 vaccine continues in Donegal nursing homes Covid 19 Vaccination’s at Killybegs Community Hospital. Fr. McShane receiving the vaccine from Staff Nurse, Dessireee Cox. Photo Clive WassonThe roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine is continuing today in nursing homes across Donegal.Vaccination teams yesterday administered the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to residents in Ramelton and Milford.77 year old Elizabeth McLaughlin, a resident at Carndonagh Community Hospital became the first person in residential services for Older People in Inishowen to receive the vaccine today.Meanwhile, in South Donegal Fr McShane from Bruckless, Co. Donegal became the first person in residential services for Older People in South Donegal to receive the jab at Killybegs Community Hospital.It’s projected the first dose of the vaccine will be administered to all nursing home residents in Donegal by January 24th.Finola McClogan is Director of Nursing at Carndonagh Community Hospital:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/inishowenvaccine5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleOver 77,000 people vaccinated for Covid-19 so far, in IrelandNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Views and Obituaries Thursday January 14th News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Attorney reveals his client killed visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang

first_imgKuzma/iStock(PEORIA, Ill.) — In a shocking courtroom revelation, the attorney for Brendt Christensen, a former teaching assistant at the University of Illinois, admitted that his own client had kidnapped and killed a young Chinese visiting scholar.“Brendt Christensen is responsible for the death of Yingying Zhang,” public defender George Taseff said during his opening statement in Christensen’s trial. Christensen had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Yingying Zhang, 26, was last seen entering a black Saturn Astra on June 9, 2017 — only a few yards away from a bus stop outside the university’s PBS radio and television station. Within weeks, investigators tracked that car back to Christensen.“Brendt Christensen killed Yingying Zhang,” Taseff went on. “Nothing that we say or do will be meant to sidestep or deny that.”If convicted, Christensen, 29, could face the death penalty.“He is on trial for his life in this case,” Taseff told the jury.Taseff spoke shortly after the prosecution’s opening statement. The government confirmed for the first time that there is DNA evidence linking Christensen to the crime.“He kidnapped her, he raped her, he assaulted her, he covered up his crime,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene Miller repeated a total of three times during his opening statement.In another startling disclosure, Miller said that Christensen allegedly told a wiretapped informant that Yingying was his 13th victim and that he’d been killing since he was 19 years old. Prosecutors say investigators have not linked Christensen to any other cases at this time.Miller said the informant, Christensen’s then-girlfriend, recorded multiple conversations between herself and the defendant. Prosecutors described, in great detail, Christensen’s alleged admission of what he had done to Zhang on these recordings.“[Christensen] said she fought for her life,” Miller told the jury. He also said Christensen told the informant he raped and beat Yingying before assaulting her with a baseball bat and eventually decapitating her.Blood stains on the baseball bat investigators found in Christensen’s apartment, along with multiple other stains found on his mattress and carpet, matched Yingying’s DNA, according to prosecutors.According to Miller, Christensen did not reveal what he did with Yingying’s body in the undercover recording, but said “her family would leave empty handed” and that the last serial killer at his level was Ted Bundy.Taseff said the defense took issues with “the way the government says the events occurred.” Taseff alleges that Christensen was lying when he told the informant there were 12 other victims.Taseff painted Christensen as a troubled graduate student at the University of Illinois who was dealing with substance abuse issues, a failing marriage and a plummeting academic record. Taseff said all of these issues created the “perfect storm” on June 9, 2017, when Christensen “did the unthinkable.”Zhang’s father, brother and boyfriend of eight years sat in the front row of the courtroom. Her mother, Lifeng Ye, watched from another courtroom on a closed circuit stream. Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, was called to testify shortly after opening statements.“We planned to get married that October,” Hou told prosecutors.Opening arguments ended by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. More witnesses are expected to testify. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more