Los obispos exploran los retos del ministerio en Asia

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Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Por tanto, debido a que los obispos aceptaron la invitación del obispo de Taiwán David Jung-Hsin Lai de reunirse aquí, dijo Wolfe provocando un aplauso, habían encontrado que “la Diócesis de Taiwán forma parte importante de esta familia como cualquier diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Luego de haberse distribuido el 18 de septiembre para visitar tres congregaciones de la Diócesis de Taiwán, así como la Universidad de San Juan, que es también de la diócesis, los obispos se congregaron de nuevo el 19 para informarse más acerca de la Iglesia Episcopal Taiwanesa así como de la obra anglicana en Hong Kong y Pakistán.Los episcopales taiwaneses “partieron de cero” y ahora tienen 20 iglesias, entre ellas siete parroquias, dijo Lai. Reconoció que el ministerio de esta diócesis se dirige de manera diferente que la mayoría de las otras diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal debido al contexto cultural de Taiwán. Los taiwaneses con frecuencia practican una combinación de budismo, taoísmo y confucianismo. La mayoría de los tradicionales lugares de culto de la isla combinan las tres tradiciones.Las iglesias episcopales en Taiwán deben funcionar dentro de ese contexto, agregó. Por ejemplo, usan un Libro de Oración Común en mandarín (que llevó 15 años traducir) y también tienen un libro de liturgias suplementarias que incluye costumbres tradicionales, tales como el culto a los antepasados, en un contexto cristiano.Y la diócesis alienta activamente la formación cristiana y el compartir la fe con otros. La diócesis también ayuda a los miembros a discernir su ministerio, y luego apoya activamente ese ministerio, a menudo monetariamente, dijo el obispo.Las familias con frecuencia excluyen a los miembros que se convierten al cristianismo, dijo Lai, ya que ven la conversión como una traición. Sin embargo, el obispo insta a sus miembros a manifestar su fe cristiana en sus vidas diarias para contrarrestar la noción común en Taiwán de que todas las religiones son lo mismo y sólo “nos enseñan a ser una buena persona”.“Siempre les recuerdo a los miembros de nuestra Iglesia: ‘no se queden callados cuando oigan decir eso. Si guardan silencio significa que están de acuerdo con esa idea. Pero no traten de discutir con ellos. Necesitan cimentar una buena relación’. De manera que siempre los aliento a compartir su creencia —su fe— con los demás para que sepan que el Dios que adoramos es muy diferente del dios que ellos adoran como un ídolo en su culto, en su familia, en el templo o en cualquier otra parte”.Lai dijo que los miembros de su diócesis son alentados no sólo a creer y confiar en Dios, sino también a “hacer algo por su fe” de manera que otros, incluidos los miembros de la familia, vean a la persona conversa así como otros la han de ver [y puedan decirle]:“que diferente, que estupenda, que alegre eres, eres cristiana, eres una persona con una vida totalmente nueva”.Un resumen de la historia de la Diócesis de Taiwán, que celebra su 60º. Aniversario este año, puede encontrarse en este artículo.El Rdo. Peter Koon, secretario provincial de la Iglesia Anglicana en Hong Kong [Hong Kong heng Kung Hui] pidió las oraciones de los obispos en tanto esa provincia se enfrenta con la posibilidad de una agitación pública tan próximamente como en octubre debido a la convocatoria de Ocupar el Centro con Amor y Paz, un movimiento que hará campaña por el sufragio universal.Hong Kong pasó de ser una colonia británica a la soberanía china en 1997 y las leyes que gobiernan ese territorio dicen que debe alcanzar un sistema de sufragio universal para elegir a su presidente en las elecciones de 2017. Algunos en Hong Kong temen que la legislatura nacional y el gobierno de la ciudad insistirán en un plan, para nominar a ese primer magistrado, que excluya a los candidatos inaceptables para Beijing.El reto, dijo Koon, es cómo las iglesias anglicanas en Hong Kong van a encontrar medios de responder pastoral y teológicamente a congregaciones que están divididas sobre este asunto.“Oren pues por la catedral porque estamos en el punto candente”, afirmó Koon.Gareth Jones, rector del Colegio de Teología Sheng Kung Hui Ming Hua de Hong Kong, le explica a la Cámara de Obispos el 19 de septiembre cómo el seminario prepara a sus estudiantes a afianzarse en la identidad y la teología anglicanas. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Entre tanto, Gareth Jones, rector del Colegio de Teología Ming Hua, bosquejó el empeño del seminario de cambiar la educación teológica.Muchos seminaristas en la Comunión Anglicana, dijo, tienen “una tendencia hacia una educación teológica genérica con un poquito de anglicanismo atornillado al final”. En lugar de fomentar lo que él llamó la “confusión teológica” que tal modelo muestra o causa, Ming Hua ha pasado a un modelo que está más arraigado en la identidad anglicana desde el principio y que enfatiza la idea del compañerismo con Dios, dijo Jones.El modelo también se basa en la interpretación de que las crisis de fe pueden verse a través de las crisis en los huertos del Edén y de Getsemaní y los seminaristas aprenden “a estar en el lugar de Adán y Eva y a estar en el lugar de Jesús en esos huertos”.La reciente cobertura de ENS sobre el ministerio de la Iglesia Anglicana en Hong Kong se encuentra aquí y aquí.La Iglesia de Pakistán (Unida) aspira a una estrecha relación con la Iglesia Episcopal le dice su moderador, el obispo Samuel Azariah, a la Cámara de Obispos el 19 de septiembre. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.El obispo Samuel Azariah, moderador de la Iglesia de Pakistán (Unida), le contó a los obispos acerca de la vida de su Iglesia en un país donde los cristianos son un 1,5 por ciento de los 189 millones de pakistaníes.Dijo que Pakistán se encuentra “en continuas disputas religiosas” dentro de sí mismo, y con la India y Afganistán.“El mal uso y el abuso de la religión no sólo ha afectado nuestra economía y nuestras relaciones, sino que también ha introducido la fase de la militancia religiosa” y especialmente la que busca la propagación del islam. “Esa es la realidad del contexto en que vivimos y que muy pronto va a golpearlos a ustedes, mis hermanos y hermanas, incluso en Estados Unidos”.Azariah añadió esta advertencia: “No estoy diciendo que debamos combatir al islam; lo que digo es que debemos reconocer esa realidad” y prepararnos para ella y aprender sobre el islam y esforzarnos en mejorar las relaciones interreligiosas y procurar siempre la reconciliación.“El islam será la religión dominante en sus diócesis tarde o temprano, de manera que tendrán que negociar con él”, le dijo a los obispos. “Tendrán grandes poblaciones de musulmanes alrededor de ustedes en las zonas a las que tendrán que pastorear, ¿y cómo lo harán?En su contexto, Azariah dijo que él rechaza las ideas de amar a los enemigos, diciendo que él prefiere abogar por el amor al prójimo de un modo que aspire a “reconocer, a respetar en humildad y con paciencia la otredad de que mi prójimo es portador”.Entre tanto, Azariah hizo un llamado a profundizar las relaciones entre su Iglesia y las otras [iglesias] de la Comunión Anglicana, especialmente en lo que respecta a asociación y desarrollo educativos.“Queremos estar en relación, no en una relación de dependencia. No queremos ser un proyecto de ninguna Iglesia, sino entablar una relación de igualdad de hermanos y hermanas y discípulos de Jesucristo”, afirmó.También en la agenda de los obisposEl tema de la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en Taiwán es “expandir la imaginación apostólica” y la Cámara también debe escuchar a los obispos y a otras personas de la Iglesia Anglicana en Japón, Las Filipinas y Corea como parte de esa exploración. Sin embargo, la proximidad de la tormenta tropical Fung-Wong puede interrumpir el viaje de algunas de esas personas, les advirtieron a los obispos.Los obispos, sus cónyuges, compañeros y otras personas que asisten a la reunión pasarán el 20 de septiembre visitando varios lugares de la isla. El domingo 21 de septiembre, asistirán bien a la iglesia del Buen Pastor [Good Sheperd] y la catedral de San Juan [St. John’s] en Taipéi, o a la iglesia del Adviento [Advent Church] en Tam Sui. Regresarán a Taipéi al final de la tarde para una sesión destinada a procesar sus experiencias.La noche del 21 incluirá también una conversación a puertas cerradas en que sólo participarán la Obispa Primada y los obispos.Mientras se encuentren en Taipéi, los obispos también tienen en su programa el recibir informes de la labor del Equipo de Trabajo para ‘Reinventar’ la Iglesia Episcopal, el cual publicó recientemente una carta a la Iglesia en que bosquejaban las recomendaciones sobre cambios estructurales que harán en la reunión de la Convención General en 2015. Los obispos que son miembros del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio A050 y el Comité Conjunto de Nominaciones para la Elección del Obispo Primado también discutirán la labor de esos grupos hasta la fecha. La información de este último tendrá lugar en una sesión a puertas cerradas, conforme al programa de la reunión.Los obispos también se proponen una sesión estilo ‘consistorio municipal’ con la Obispa Primada y una sesión formal de trabajo el 23 de septiembre.Después de concluida la reunión, algunos de los obispos se dirigirán a Japón, Hong Kong, Las Filipinas o Corea para continuar informándose de la misión y el ministerio de la Iglesia Anglicana.La reunión tiene lugar en el Grand Hotel de Taipéi. Algunos obispos están enviando mensajes a través de sus blogs acerca de la reunión y de su visita a Taiwán, entre ellos:El obispo de Newark Mark BeckwithLa obispa sufragánea de Los Ángeles Diane Jardine BruceEl obispo de Nevada Dan EdwardsEl obispo de Massachusetts Occidental Douglas FisherLa obispa asistente de Dakota del Norte Carol GallagherEl obispo Doug HahnEl obispo de Rhode Island Nicholas KnisleyEl obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y Ministerios Federales Jay MagnessEl obispo Greg RickelEl obispo de Delaware Wayne WrightOtros están enviando mensajes de Twitter a través del código #HOBFall14. Esos mensajes pueden leerse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Martin Bayfield gives practical demonstration of the tip-tackle law

first_imgWednesday Mar 13, 2013 Martin Bayfield gives practical demonstration of the tip-tackle law Following the recent red card – and subsequent suspension – for Gloucester’s Darren Dawidiuk, Martin Bayfield and Craig Doyle put together this handy practical explanation for those of us wondering why we see certain tackles ruled as dangerous these days.  Bayfield chatted to the referee after that game and this is how he explained the current rulings.“What we’re looking at is not the intent of the player, it’s basically what happens. If you pick a player up off his feet, and he goes to the ground, whether you drive him into the ground or not.. if you let go of him and he hits the ground, upper chest, upper back to the head, it’s a red card. “As soon as you lift a player up to parallel, you are into penalty area,” added Bayfield.It sounds extremely difficult to make dominant tackles when it’s explained like that, but these laws are put in place for player safety, so as long as you’re not lifting both legs up and bringing a player parallel to the ground, it seems like you’ll be okay, and so will he.What are your thoughts on the above explanation, and the current law regarding the tip-tackle? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

U.N. officials condemn Detroit water shutoffs

first_imgDetroit’s Freedom Friday fights for water.WW photo: Abayomi AzikiweThe shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit homes has become national and international news. An appeal to the United Nations by activists about the inhuman, profit-driven shutoffs has resulted in condemnation of these actions by U.N. officials involved in water and sanitation issues.“Disconnection of water services because of failure to pay due to lack of means constitutes a violation of the human right to water and other international human rights,” said the experts. (U.N. News Centre, June 25)“Disconnections due to non-payment are only permissible if it can be shown that the resident is able to pay but is not paying. In other words, when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections,” explained Catarina de Albuquerque, the first U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation. She was appointed by the Human Rights Council in 2008.Mass water cutoffs have been accelerating in Detroit. The Water Department has hired special contractors, under the direction of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, as part of restructuring the city in the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. Up to 3,000 families a week are being denied water for failure to pay their water bills. These bills are often only $125 dollars behind.Many victims of the shutoffs are already in an agreed-upon payment plan schedule. It is believed that the aim is to make the Water Department more attractive as an investment for privatization. This was confirmed by Bill Nowling, Orr spokesperson, when he stated that “the shutoff policy is a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring.” (Detroit Free Press, June 27)Detroit’s City Council added to the crisis by approving an 8 percent increase to water and sewerage rates in mid-June. Protesters have gathered outside the Water Board Building in downtown Detroit every Friday for the past two months. Billed as “Freedom Fridays,” demonstrators have marched throughout the downtown district after picketing the Water Board.Protesters occupied the Bank of America office on June 13, demanding that the corporations and banks stop their attacks on poor and working people of Detroit.On June 27, Freedom Friday 8 ended with a rally and speak-out. Those protesting water shutoffs joined with retired city of Detroit workers facing huge pension cuts in the Detroit restructuring and others concerned with the future of the people of Detroit.Especially galling to many are reports that huge corporate and institutional water bills are delinquent, but services of those institutions are not being shut off. Palmer Park Golf Club and the Veterans Administration hospital are said to owe more than $200,000 each. The Detroit Public Schools system is alleged to be $2.2 million behind. The Detroit Red Wings hockey rink, Eastern Market and Ford Field stadium reportedly owe more than $55,000.The Water Department reports that more than half of residential customers are behind. Detroit’s high unemployment rate, which is officially 14.5 percent, and high poverty rate make many families choose between paying for food, medicine, housing or water.This is a human rights crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Groups who helped put Philadelphia DA Krasner in office demand he not oppose Mumia’s reopening an appeal for justice

first_imgOver a dozen community groups and individuals who had campaigned or voted for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner delivered a letter to his office Feb. 6 expressing a sense of betrayal.The letter opens: “We, the signatories of this letter, want to communicate to you our strong disapproval, anger and sense of betrayal regarding your decision to contest the ruling of Judge Tucker which reinstated Mumia Abu-Jamal’s rights of appeal. We demand that the district attorney’s office immediately drop its appeal of the ruling.”(L to R) Cindy Miller, Wayne Cook, Linda Ragin, Pam Africa present letter of outrage to Philadelphia DA Krasner, demanding justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal.The signers “applaud the positive changes” Krasner has made. However, the letter goes on to say, “You told us that investigating and righting past legal wrongs was your priority. You strongly disavowed racism. Many of us canvassed and knocked on doors for you, held fundraisers and built grassroots support for your campaign. Now, many of us feel betrayed.”After describing some of the unjust practices during Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial, the document argues, “By pursuing this appeal — even though you were not the originator of this past injustice — you are legitimizing it, saying it is acceptable. We think it is not.”Judge Leon Tucker ruled Dec. 27, 2018, that according to the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Conduct, former PA Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille was biased and should have recused himself from hearing Abu-Jamal’s appeals. Tucker’s ruling granted relief to Mumia by giving him the right to reopen his appeals.But Krasner filed an appeal of Tucker’s ruling Jan. 25, in effect defending decades of prosecutorial misconduct by previous DAs. He said, “That opinion has sweeping and, in our view, problematic implications for a large volume of cases, in addition to its effect on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.” (bit.ly/2HGjyJ1)So the politician who claimed to be against mass incarceration and who promoted reviewing past convictions and freeing the wrongfully convicted now opposes a court decision because too many imprisoned men and women might benefit — because that is too much justice!Among those who delivered the letter to DA Krasner’s office on Feb. 6 were Cindy Miller (Food Not Bombs-Solidarity), Wayne Cook (Mumia Abu-Jamal’s nephew), Linda Ragin (Community and Labor Outreach Committee of Mobilization4Mumia), Pam Africa (International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal) and Joe Piette (International Action Center). Of the Philadelphia organizations and individuals who signed the letter to Krasner were Decarcerate PA, Human Rights Coalition, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI), Books Through Bars, Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher (Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics) and Dr. Sandra Joy, professor of sociology, Rowan University, Ph.D, LCSW.An online version of the letter has been made into a petition. You can add your name at tinyurl.com/yy5vywrx.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Episode 221 – CFB Week 8, NFL Week 7 Preview

first_imgFacebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook ReddIt ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah make our picks for Week 8 of college football and Week 7 of the NFL after looking at Game 2 of the World Series. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more news and info! TAGSblanket coveragecfbjack wallaceMLBNFLnoah parkerplayoffspodcastsportsWorld Series Linkedin Jack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Previous articleHoroscope: October 24, 2020Next articleFootball ‘rattled’ by Sooners, drop third-straight home game Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special + posts 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/last_img read more

Trail Life USA hosts nationwide backyard campout

first_imgLocal News By Michael Bauer – April 25, 2021 Facebook Trail Life USA hosts nationwide backyard campout WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross coach accepts head men’s soccer position at McMurryNext articleGUEST VIEW: Council members believe voters can’t be trusted Michael Bauer Twittercenter_img TAGSbackyard campoutTrail Life USA Joshua Leeper helps his son Kiptyn, age 9, assemble one of their tents in their backyard as part of the National Backyard Campout for Trail Life USA last April. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) MIDLAND On May 21, campers across the country will participate in the National Backyard Campout, put on by the organization Trail Life USA.With COVID-19 forcing numerous cancellations on camping trips around the world, Trail Life USA is trying to encourage families to make memories during the COVID-19 lockdown.“With everything that’s going on with the virus, it was just encouragement for the kids to get out and do stuff,” Midland troop 1911 Trail Life USA leader Joshua Leeper said. “As human beings, we’re social and it’s hard to do a different routine than what you’re used to, whether it’s going to school during the day or work and then all of sudden, doing a 180 and not seeing those people so this is an encouragement to get people to go out and actually do something. We don’t have to be together in order to camp out or do an activity. We can just simply participate with our families in the backyard.”Leeper said that one of the benefits of this campout is for families to get a chance to spend time with each other in ways that they can be introduced to different skills.“A lot of times, we’re just together as a troop,” Leeper said. “The families know what’s going on but at the same time, it gives them a chance to do basic (camping) stuff like setting up a tent. Setting up a campfire and just giving them an opportunity. It’s also more of an encouragement to just get out and do things.”Trail Life USA is an organization that is similar to the Boy Scouts of America and was created in 2013.It is a Christian-based organization that currently has over 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states.According to Leeper, there are about 18 members, all ranging from kindergarten to sophomores in high school, in Midland’s Troop 1911.While most places have since reopened after shutting down last year, Leeper says their troop has continued to proceed with caution when doing activities and meetings.The troop meets twice every month and are usually outdoors for their meetings.Last year, they, along with every organization, were forced to shut down for a little bit after the pandemic reached North America.“Well, at the beginning, everything was so unknown so we just shut down as everything did,” Leeper said. “We actually meet in a barn so I’d say the majority of our meetings are outside, in a barn. We’re outside doing stuff. We rarely meet indoors. When it was freezing, we didn’t meet.”The organization is encouraging families to share their own moments with others from camping via photo and video posts and are also urged to respect all emergency restrictions in their area, including self-isolating and social distancing from non-family members, according to a press release from its website.Trail Life USA National Backyard Concert and Campout WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

The People vs. Equifax

first_imgAs the aftermath of Equifax’s data breach is in full effect, the credit reporting company is quickly facing investigations.ClassAction.com has already filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estimated 143 million consumer records affected by the Equifax data breach.Attorney John Yanchunis of ClassAction.com and Morgan & Morgan filed the complaint, which noted that lead plaintiffs Jamie McGonnigal and Brian Spector individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, bring this class action case against Equifax for its, “gargantuan failures to secure and safeguard consumers’ personally identifiable information.”Equifax announced it had discovered the cyber security incident (data breach), yet allegedly failed to provide timely, accurate, and adequate notice to consumers until more than a month later, according to the complaint.Although Equifax has acknowledged that it discovered the breach on July 29, 2017, the lawsuit accuses three Equifax managers of selling their stock in Equifax prior to the data breach announcement.”Equifax has acknowledged that it discovered the breach on July 29th. What it hasn’t explained is why it waited so long to make an announcement that the breach had occurred,” Yunchunis said. “The profiteering before the company’s announcement is astounding.”According to the complaint, Plaintiffs seek, “statutory damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and state consumer protection statutes, reimbursement of out-of-pocket losses and other compensatory damages, credit monitoring services beyond Equifax’s current two-year offer, and an order requiring Equifax to improve their data security measures.”Yanchunis has served as the lead counsel for a number of data breach cases, and according to ClassAction.com, he finds Equifax’s situation shocking.”Equifax contains one of the largest databases of consumer information and they should have been better prepared for any attempt to penetrate its systems,” Yanchunis said.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is also looking into the data breach and Equifax’s response, Bloomberg reported. While New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced via Twitter that he has launched an investigation as well.I am launching a formal investigation into the #Equifax breach. Today, I sent a letter to @Equifax seeking additional information. pic.twitter.com/qlZIs8OKnO— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) September 8, 2017 Home / Daily Dose / The People vs. Equifax Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago September 8, 2017 2,570 Views  Print This Post Previous: Mortgage Industry Springs into Action for Irma Next: NOLA Mismanaging HUD Funds Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: data breach HOUSING mortgage Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Related Articles Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] center_img data breach HOUSING mortgage 2017-09-08 Nicole Casperson Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The People vs. Equifaxlast_img read more

Report On Farmer’s Death : UP Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Siddharth Varadarajan, Ismat Ara Of ‘The Wire’

first_imgNews UpdatesReport On Farmer’s Death : UP Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Siddharth Varadarajan, Ismat Ara Of ‘The Wire’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 2:47 AMShare This – xA Sessions in UP on Thursday gave interim protection from arrest to the Founding-Editor of the Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan and journalist Ismat Ara, in an FIR registered in connection to a report on the death of Navreet Sing during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day in Central Delhi. The FIR has been lodged against them at the instance of one Sanju Turaha at the Civil Lines…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?LoginA Sessions in UP on Thursday gave interim protection from arrest to the Founding-Editor of the Wire, Siddharth Varadarajan and journalist Ismat Ara, in an FIR registered in connection to a report on the death of Navreet Sing during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day in Central Delhi. The FIR has been lodged against them at the instance of one Sanju Turaha at the Civil Lines police station of Rampur under Sections 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505(2) (public mischief) of IPC. The matter finds its genesis from a report run by the Wire on January 30 which published the claims of Navreet Singh’s grandfather Hardeep Singh Dibdiba that his death was due to a bullet injury from a police gun fire was not due to the overturning of the tractor as alleged by the Delhi police. In the report, the 65-yrs old grandfather goes on to claim that the doctor who performed Navreet’s autopsy had told him that there was a bullet injury on Navreet’s body but he cannot do anything as his “hands are tied”. The report was authored by Ismat Ara and was shared by Varadarajan on his Twitter account. Responding to Varadarajan’s tweet, the Rampur District Magistrate had tweeted, “Hope you understand your story could cause law and order problem here. It has already caused tensed situation here. Responsibility?” The matter came before the Sessions Judge, Rampur, on Thursday where the duo expressed apprehension of arrest and sought interim protection. They urged the Court to grant them interim bail application until the case is disposed of. The District Government Advocate on the other hand sought time to produce status report and the case diary. Keeping these facts and circumstances in mind, the Sessions Judge was allowed the prayer and stayed their arrests. “The applicants have expressed the possibility of getting arrested. At this stage, only the FIR report is available. Looking at the facts and circumstances of the matter, applicants Siddharth Varadarajan and Ismat Ara have been granted interim bail and their arrests in this matter have been stayed,” the order stated. In a related news, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a petition filed by Dibdiba, seeking a Court monitored probe in to Navreet’s death.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Irwin entertains at storytelling fest

first_img “That’s why I wanted to hear him again,” White said. “I love his Aunt Marguerite voice and then he turned around and played the guitar and sang and whistled. He is extremely talented in so many way.”However, it was the many impersonations that White said set Irwin apart from other storytellers.“He’s got accents down pat,” she said. “He can do different old Southern ladies’ accents and then do teenagers — I loved the college boy’s mating call — and rednecks. He is absolutely amazing. He can be serious but he’s mainly funny and he’s so uninhibited like a jumping jack toy. And what he said about the theater was fantastic and I agreed with him.”Irwin said that he travels all over the country and the We Piddle Around Theater is the best theater he had seen. Andy Orffutt Irwin entertained sold-out crowds at the storytelling event Friday and Saturday nights in Brundidge.“It’s all good.”Les Jackson of Brundidge used a quote from storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin to describe Irwin’s performance at the We Piddle Around Theater over the weekend.“It was all good,” Jackson said, with a chuckle. “Andy Irwin’s old Southern lady voices of his Aunt Marguerite and her friends are so much like voices that I’ve heard all my life – proper ladies and ladies of some means. He’s a hoot. His concert was a fun night.” By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like ‘Season’ concert raises funds for theater The Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts will present the most complex “Sounds of the Season” concert ever… read more Book Nook to reopen Irwin entertains at storytelling fest Email the author Next UpFor Phil Kelley of Troy, his experience at the We Piddle Around Theater was wonderful, “One of the best night’s I’ve ever had.”“I’ve never laughed so much in my life,” Kelley said. “I mean this guy was wonderful. He kept the audience entertained from start to finish. And kudos to those kids who played the pre-show and the chili was wonderful. The entire night was just a lot of fun. And, the theater – it’s unbelievable what those folks have put together. I’ve already marked my calendar for January 5. I want to make sure I get tickets for the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival. This storytelling is something that I really, really like.”Wiley White, also of Troy, had heard Irwin before at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival. Print Article Published 7:19 pm Monday, December 6, 2010 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell “The We Piddle Around Theater is what the Cracker Barrel tries to be – but it can’t,” he said. “The We Piddle Around Theater is real. It’s the best. And the town’s Christmas lights are the coolest I’ve seen. Brundidge has got it going and I love coming here.”And, the BHS storytelling committee loves having Irwin.“Andy Irwin is one of our favorite tellers because he has become a part of the We Piddle Around Theater family,” said Linda Steed, a committee member. “We make it our goal to have the best storytellers available and he is a always a crowd-pleaser and we want him to come back.” Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Full hearts, empty bowls: Salvation Army food bank fundraiser Friday

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article You Might Like File Photo | The MessengerThe Salvation Army’s Empty Bowls luncheon will be held Friday at Bush Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Full hearts, empty bowls: Salvation Army food bank fundraiser Fridaycenter_img What better on a rainy day than a bowl of piping-hot homemade soup.And soup and more soup is what is on the table Friday at the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon that benefits the Pike County Salvation Army.The luncheon is set for Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bush Baptist Church Christian Life Center at 605 George Wallace Drive in Troy. Tickets are $20.Kim May, director of the local Salvation Army Service Center in Troy said the luncheon offers 20 different homemade soups, stews and chilies on its soup bar to be enjoyed come-and-go or on-site. Bread, dessert and beverage also come with the lunch. Book Nook to reopen “Whatever your choice,” May said. “Some might prefer take-outs while others enjoy the socially-distant opportunity to dine with friends and enjoy the music of Ed Whatley, guitarist and vocalist.”But either way, May said each ticket holder is invited to select a hand-crafted, “empty,” clay bowl to take home as a reminder that millions of people go to bed hungry each night and many of them right here in Pike County.The Empty Bowls Luncheon also has a large selection of bid bowls hand-crafted by local clay artists including Larry Percy, Walter Black, Drew Black, John and Millie Biggie, Judy Baxter, Carter Sanders and art students at Pike County High School.May forgot to mention that she, too, has a hand-crafted bowl on the bid table. Published 6:54 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Skip Email the author All proceeds from the Empty Bowls  Luncheon support the Pike County Salvation Army’s Food Pantry.“The need for food among our friends and neighbors is always present,” May said. “But this past year, the need has been even greater and it continues to be. Many people, especially the elderly, are having a difficult time, paying their bills. Some are having to decide between paying their utility bills and having prescriptions filled. The Salvation Army stands ready to help those in need. Empty Bowls is our largest fundraiser, next to the Red Kettle Campaign, so we depend on it greatly to meet the needs in our community.“Support of Empty Bowls is greatly needed and very much appreciated. We invite everyone to our Empty Bowls Luncheon on Friday. Each $20 donation goes a long way in helping those here in Pike County who are need.” Brundidge VFD honors Fuller At the opening of the Brundidge City Council meeting Tuesday night, Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd and Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department… read more Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more