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June 20, 2021

20 years after Oklahoma bombing, bishop calls for prayer, remembrance

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 18, 2015 at 9:42 pm My prayers are with you. Here is the prayer that I wrote down 20 years ago, a couple of days after the bombing. Peace be with you, and with us all.————————-A Prayer after the Oklahoma City Bombing I am the building that was blown apart by a bomb in the “heartland” of America. My heart is blown open. The front of me falls away: I am the gaping floors, the broken glass, the dangling wires, the film of concrete dust that rises into the air. This is my body. I am the children who were killed: the little ones, the innocent, tender little people full of play and laughter. The babies. This is my body. I am the women and men who were killed, the mother, father, husband, wife, grandparent, neighbor, relative, friend, startled by death on an ordinary day. This is my body. I am those who mourn: the suddenly bereaved, the shocked, the bereft. I am the mother clutching a picture of her two children, the husband grieving his newly-wed wife. This is my body. I am the rescue workers, the medical personnel, those who hope against hope, and those who are faithful even when there is no hope, those who press on into the rubble, searching for the living, the wounded, the dead, searching for what is human, for what is loved. This is my body. I am the ones who planned and planted the bomb: the hardhearted, the fearful, the numb and angry ones who no longer care. (When Timothy McVeigh is shown pictures of the dead, particularly dead children, he has no reaction at all. Says one source, “[There was] nothing. Zero reaction from that son of a bitch. This guy is a stone.”) This is my body. I am the ones who fill the airwaves with venom and hate. “Take them out in the desert and blow them up.” “Shoot ’em.” “I hope they fry.” This is my body. I am the Holy Spirit, brooding over our bent world with bright wings. I am the wings of Jesus, tenderly outstretched above the city, sheltering everything and everyone beneath. This is my body. I cannot hold it all. I hand it to you, Jesus. Hold it with me. And suddenly I see that I am handing you the cross: here, you carry it. I cannot. And he has taken it up. He is carrying all of this, all of this. The dead, the wounded, and those who mourn; the killers and those who were killed; the frightened, the angry, the sorrowful –he is carrying all of this, all of us, every part of us, into the loving heart of God.— Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, April 1995(published in Women’s Uncommon Prayers, ed. 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Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA 20 years after Oklahoma bombing, bishop calls for prayer, remembrance Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Apr 17, 2015 Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Field of Empty Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum includes a chair for each life lost, including 19 smaller chairs for the children who died in the Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh, an act of domestic terrorism that also injured 600 others. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny wrote to the diocese April 15 to call Episcopalians to “hope, love, and community” as they approach the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City building on April 19, 1995 (it was Wednesday of Holy Week) in an act of domestic terrorism that killed 168 people and injured 600 others.Konieczny’s letter follows.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. This attack resulted in the deaths of 168 people and forever changed our capital city, our nation, and ourselves.As we approach this anniversary, let us not focus our attention on stories of anger, fear, or violence; but, rather, let us turn our attention to the stories of hope, love, and community that surround that day. Let us remember the immeasurably courageous rescuers who plunged into danger to save our neighbors. Let us remember the unified fortitude and kindness our capital city portrayed, reminding us all that we are truly stronger together than we are apart. Let us remember the love, support, and generosity that poured into our capital city from around the world. Most importantly, let us remember the victims who died, their families and loved ones, and those whose lives were changed forever that day. Let us pray for peace, healing, hope, and reconciliation for all on this anniversary and always. I invite congregations to remember this anniversary in their Prayers of the People this Sunday.Please join me in prayer:O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Faithfully,+Bishop Ed Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Margaret Bullitt-Jonas says: last_img read more

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June 18, 2021

Surprise omissions a sign of depth of Scotland RWC squad

first_imgTuesday Sep 3, 2019 Surprise omissions a sign of depth of Scotland RWC squad In the wake of Gregor Townsend announcing his 31-man squad for the World Cup, fans are taking positives in the depth of Scottish rugby currently.ADVERTISEMENTThere are some noticeable exclusions from the squad, namely Rory Hutchinson and Huw Jones in the centres and Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury in the back-row, which have vexed some fans.The Northampton Saints’ Hutchinson’s omission has caused the most outrage on social media, despite the centre only earning three caps. He has already won over many Scotland fans, particularly after last season with the Saints, and his ability to play centre or fly-half makes him a popular figure. However, Pete Horne, who is equally versatile, has been picked ahead of him.Similarly, fans are also shocked that Jones has failed to make the squad after being a focal point in Townsend’s teams so far during his tenure as head coach.While there are those that are not happy with these decisions, some are seeing the other side of the coin, that this is a sign of the strength in depth currently. That is why some fans are saying this is the strongest squad in years, and it is clear that Townsend must have had a real selection dilemma.Yep! Gutted for some of those players not selected but how good is it to finally have some strength in depth.— Cath 💕💕 (@RugbyCath) September 3, 2019Hutchinson will no doubt be a reserve should an injury arise to someone in Japan.ADVERTISEMENTIn the case of the back-row, while there are some players that are unlucky to miss out, the question would be who to drop to accommodate them. There are always going to be certain players that different fans do not want in the squad, but on the whole, it is understandable why Townsend has opted for every player.Horne may be a controversial call, but he is versatile, experienced and has been tested by Townsend in the past.With Sam Johnson, Duncan Taylor and Chris Harris being the other centres in the squad, two good players were always going to miss out, and some fans are enjoying the depth in that position.Scotland RWC 2019 squadForwards: John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally (capt), WP Nel, Gordon Reid , Jamie Ritchie, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.Backs: Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Peter Horne, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor.ADVERTISEMENTIt’s a very strong squad. Hard decisions in the back row and centres. Wish some of the Internet armchair selectors would chill out a bit— Under_the_Frog (@Under_The_Frog) September 3, 2019Would have gone for Hutchinson over Horne & Fagerson over Wilson but still the best squad for at least 15 years. Bring on Ireland!— Clarkie (@DaveClark2000) September 3, 2019Great to be seeing really quality in the depth of the squad 👍👍 go well boys 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏉🇯🇵 #AsOne #backingblue— Tim Everett 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ☃️🌨️🎅 (@Thehairyhaggis) September 3, 2019 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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June 17, 2021

Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Seiichi Ohsawa+ 15 Share Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates CopyHouses•Japan Houses Area:  83 m² Area:  83 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Projects Architects: Hugo Kohno Architect Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776537/cranks-hugo-kohno-architect-associates Clipboard “COPY” Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSave this projectSaveCranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates 2014 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776537/cranks-hugo-kohno-architect-associates Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHugo Kohno Architect AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on November 05, 2015Cite: “Cranks / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates” 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs photographs:  Seiichi OhsawaPhotographs:  Seiichi OhsawaSave this picture!© Seiichi OhsawaText description provided by the architects. The client requested us to design a house made of reinforced concrete on a site in a lively neighborhood near a station and a busy commercial district. However, the ground condition around this area is very poor and soft. If building a 3-story reinforced concrete building, we would need to install pile foundations driven deep into the support layer, which would be unrealistic due to the large construction cost. In order to decrease the weight of the building, we adopted the composite structural system comprised of reinforced exterior concrete walls and conventional timber infill including interior walls and floors.Save this picture!© Seiichi OhsawaThe reinforced concrete outer shell (exterior walls) bears all horizontal loads including seismic and wind loads, allowing for free planning of infill components without bearing walls. We installed “cranks” on vertical outer walls to prevent deformation of the reinforced concrete outer shell caused by a lack of slabs or beams in the middle level and to make it structurally stable.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Seiichi OhsawaThese “cranks” are structural members, but they are also utilized as ribs supporting wooden beams, light shelves, counters, benches, eaves and for other purposes.Save this picture!© Seiichi OhsawaThe outer shell embraces and integrates the residential space and the exterior space including terraces and courts. The “cranks” continue throughout the interior and exterior, creating a sense of ample spatial continuity. At the same time, the crank-shaped walls create a new expression of reinforced concrete architecture, and accentuate the space and the building with patterns of deep shadows.. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPOR-WOR Inter Bookstore / tidtangstudioSelected ProjectsHualien Residence / BIGUnbuilt Project Share Year:  2014 Year: last_img read more

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June 16, 2021

New Director of Fundraising at BIBIC

first_img The British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC) has appointed John Bennett as its new Director of Fundraising and Communications.Bennett previously worked for a Wiltshire hospice and Barnardo’s Cymru, and before that worked in the private sector.He told the Bridgwater Mercury: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the work of BIBIC and I am delighted to be able to join them.” Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Director of Fundraising at BIBIC Howard Lake | 1 April 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign (J-B Fund Raising School)

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Planning and Implementing Your Major Gifts Campaign (J-B Fund Raising School)last_img read more

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Three new funding opportunities

first_img Melanie May | 12 September 2019 | News Spring Impact Scale Accelerator announcedSpring Impact has announced that applications are open until 9 October for a new, issues-led Scale Accelerator, focused on scaling the impact of UK projects that help marginalised individuals facing multiple complex needs, like homelessness and substance abuse.Backed by The National Lottery Community Fund since 2015, the Scale Accelerator helps UK charities and social enterprises to scale their impact and change more lives, by providing vital support, skills and perspective.Spring Impact will bring together a group of six like-minded organisations for the next Scale Accelerator, with participants benefitting from an intensive programme of collaboration and support, using Spring Impact’s five-stage replication process to develop a strong scale strategy.The launch of this pilot follows earlier news that the Scale Accelerator will be expanded across the next three and a half years, through £1.5 million in further funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. Community Partnering Fund now open to applicationsNorthern Gas Networks (NGN), Northern Powergrid and Leeds Community Foundation have opened the annual Community Partnering Fund for entries, with a £100,000 fund pot available to charities in the North of England.Pioneering and sustainable programmes throughout the North of England, including projects that assist with the hardship associated with fuel poverty, those that promote knowledge of energy efficiency and initiatives that inform the public about home safety, are eligible to apply for the funding. Likewise, projects that encourage interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and associated career opportunities, or groups that promote the free Priority Services Register, which supports energy customers in vulnerable situations, will also be considered for the grants and training on offer through the scheme.The first phase will award grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 from a £50,000 fund pot, which will be distributed to grassroots projects and third-sector organisations, enabling the three fund partners to broaden their support for local communities in the process.This year’s total fund will be the biggest yet, as Northern Gas Networks has also pledged to give back a further £2,000 to a deserving initiative following a fundraising drive that recognised and rewarded customer participation in a survey to help shape its future business plan, for 2021 – 2026, earlier this year.The second phase of the programme, scheduled for early next year, will award an additional £50,000 to worthwhile projects.Applications will be accepted until 15 October. Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  264 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Help Musicians re-opens 360 degree Do It Differently FundHelp Musicians is encouraging independently-driven musicians seeking funding across creative output, business development and health & wellbeing to apply to its Do It Differently Fund, the third round of which opened this month with a closing date of 7 October.The Do It Differently Fund provides each awardee up to £3,000 towards creative output, and a further £2,000 towards one-to-one business guidance, led by ThinkMusic, and wellbeing tools from Help Musicians and BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine).Help Musicians has also announced a new partnership with the Featured Artist Coalition (FAC), which will see all Do It Differently awardees, including from those from the two previous rounds, receive fully subsidised annual PRO membership, with benefits such as: free legal advice, free admission to all FAC Artist:Entrepreneur (A:E) events, sample management contracts, exclusive networking opportunities and much more.Help Musicians enables artists to apply for the Do It Differently Fund via video application, recognising that form filling can be a barrier to entry for some and is spotlighting video applications as an opportunity for artists to get creative and apply in a way that works for them. Examples of previous successful video applications can be viewed on the Help Musicians blog here. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Here are three of the latest funding opportunities to be announced, each of which has an October closing date for applications.  263 total views,  2 views today Three new funding opportunitieslast_img read more

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June 12, 2021

Appeal to president for release of journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani

first_img Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions News News YemenMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Yemen September 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to president for release of journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani Organisation Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemned a one-year prison sentence against journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani and a six-month ban against the weekly he edits, Al-Shura, appealing to Yemeni president Ali Abdallah Saleh for his release. February 11, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemned a one-year prison sentence against journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani and a six-month ban against the weekly he edits, Al-Shura, appealing to Yemeni president Ali Abdallah Saleh for his release.A Sanaa court sentenced Al-Khaiwani on 5 September on the basis of a complaint from the Yemeni information ministry. He was found guilty of giving support, through his newspaper, to a rebellion against the Sanaa authorities by Shiite leader Badr Eddin al-Hawthi and of defaming President Saleh.”Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at this very harsh sentence against a journalist and intellectual well known for his professionalism and outspokenness,” the organisation said.”We remind the president that he regularly advocates respect for human rights and that this judicial decision is all the more astonishing given that he recently said he opposed prison terms for journalists.”The editor of Al-Shura, who often tackles sensitive topics in Yemen, such as corruption, the use of oil revenue and the question of the succession for the head of state, was taken straight to prison after conviction.His lawyer, Jamal al-Goabi, told the judge immediately after the verdict that he would appeal against it.The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) described the sentence as contrary to the Constitution. “They have no right to arrest him. They have no legal order from the prosecutor-general. His lawyer can take the case to an appeal court,” said the YJS secretary-general Hafez Al-Bukari, in a release issued on 5 September. The union said it planned to organise a protest rally.Al-Shura condemned the trial as a premeditated act to silence it and lambasted political manipulation of the judiciary to this end. The paper also believed that the court itself had broken the law by trying Mr Al-Khaiwani while the courts were officially in recess by ministerial decree. News YemenMiddle East – North Africa United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Receive email alerts News to go further January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Rampant Impunity from Prosecution Continues to Claim Victims

first_img Follow the news on Iran June 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rampant Impunity from Prosecution Continues to Claim Victims to go further News February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 (8 June 2011) On the occasion of the second anniversary of the widespread crackdown on public protests in Iran, Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and for human rights organizations called on the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council to take a more serious stance in protecting security and human rights of the Iranian people.The human rights organizations included: Reporters without Borders, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, the International Federation for Human Rights, and its affiliate, the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights.“The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Iran should be named soon and his mission to Iran expedited. The country’s situation is deteriorating day by day. The arbitrary arrests and imprisonment of citizens, systematic torture and executions with no legal basis continue. People are not only denied right to peaceful assembly, but government forces and plain clothes security agents even prevent them from having private mourning ceremonies and violently attack them,” said Nobel Peace Laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi.On 1 June 2011, political prisoner and women’s rights activist Haleh Sahabi was attacked during the funeral procession of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, a prominent Iranian politician, who had died of natural causes two days earlier. According to credible eyewitnesses, Haleh Sahabi died as a direct result of this physical assault. So far, Islamic Republic authorities have not taken any steps to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death. Some officials have announced the reason for her death as “heart attack” in government media. Under pressure from security officials, Haleh Sahabi’s body was buried at night without any investigation into cause of her death and even without proper burial rituals for a Muslim woman.Immediately following the disputed 12 June 2009 presidential election and the onset of public protests, thousands of people were arbitrarily arrested and tried in unfair trials without access to their basic legal rights, and received long sentences. According to testimonies by prisoners and their families, many of them were subjected to torture and cruel, inhumane, and insulting abuse during their interrogation and while serving prison terms. Some of these prisoners have published a group letter, formally filing a complaint against the Revolutionary Guards, the Intelligence Ministry, and judicial authorities for psychological and physical torture.The Iranian Judiciary lacks independence. According to Article 110 of the Iranian Constitution, the Head of the Judiciary is appointed by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although Article 156 of the Iranian Constitution stipulates the Head of the Judiciary’s responsibilities as “ensuring the rights of all, and promotion of justice and legitimate liberties,” Ayatollah Amoli Larijani, currently heading the Judiciary, not only does not adhere to this article, but by not pursuing the prosecution of those who violate the rights of the public and those officials who carryout and order torture and serious crimes, he promotes greater audacity in their violent acts in violence in society and especially against prisoners.“Considering the deterioration of the Iranian judicial system, Iranian citizens have grown hopeless about the implementation of justice,” Ebadi said. “Iranian citizens no longer wish to file their grievances with the courts. Political prisoners and their families have boycotted the Tehran Prosecutor to protest the Judiciary’s negligence. They have officially announced that henceforth they will not make any requests of judicial authorities. The international community is obligated to help the Iranian people have access to justice,” she added.Haleh Sahabi is not the only woman who has fallen victim to violence and impunity from prosecution of those who committed violence. During the past three decades, hundreds of women have been murdered on the streets or inside the prisons. For instance, in July 2003, an Iranian Canadian journalist, Zahra Kazemi, was beaten by judicial authorities inside Evin prison, and died shortly thereafter as a result of the head injury. The body of Zahra Kazemi was hurriedly and against the wishes of her son, Estephan Hachemi who lives in Canada, buried in Shiraz. Zahra Kazemi’s mother has said in an interview that she was under immense pressure from the Iranian authorities to agree that her daughter be buried in Iran. Zahra Kazemi’s family lawyers repeatedly criticized the judicial process review. During the lower court and appeals court proceedings, the lawyers were not allowed to invite witnesses to trial, some of whom were high-level judicial officials, such as Saeed Mortazavi, the Tehran General and Revolutionary Courts Prosecutor at the time, who was personally involved in Zahra Kazemi’s interrogation and according to several witnesses, was directly involved in beating her. Part of the imposed limitations on independent lawyers who defend prisoners of conscience is because of their relentless pursuit of the institutionalized impunity within the Iranian judicial system. Mohammad Seifzadeh, a prominent Iranian lawyer and a member of the Center for Human Rights Defenders, who also represented Zahra Kazemi, has been arbitrarily and illegally arrested and imprisoned. He was sentenced by Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court to nine years in prison and a ten year ban on his legal practice on the charge of “cooperating to establish the Center for Human Rights Defenders.” Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer to Haleh Sahabi, was arrested on 4 September 2010, and was later sentenced to 11 years in prison. A witness to the Iranian Judiciary’s injustice herself, Sotoudeh has forfeited appealing the court’s decision.The United Nations Special Rapporteur must investigate all cases of gross and systematic human rights violations in Iran and the way impunity from prosecution has come to reign in the country. We, the signatory human rights organizations, believe that the institutionalized impunity from prosecution is one of the main reasons for the increased violence and commitment of tragic crimes such as the murder of Haleh Sahabi, continued practice of systematic torture, and the cruel and inhumane treatment inside prisons and the arbitrary arrests in Iran. We urge that the UN Special Rapporteur be appointed as soon as possible and make arrangements to visit Iran. We commit to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur in providing documents and introducing eye witnesses to gross human rights violations in Iran. IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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June 2, 2021

Class Action Alert: Frank LLP Notifies Trustpilot’s Subscribers of Deceptive Business Practices Alleged in…

first_img Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Frank LLP announces the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against Trustpilot Inc. and Trustpilot A/S (together, “Trustpilot”), famous for the Trustpilot.com customer-reviews website. The suit alleges Trustpilot subscribers—mainly small to mid-sized companies—were subjected to deceptive business practices, among other violations of the law. Trustpilot.com earns billions of dollars a year posting consumer reviews of businesses by claiming to offer a platform internet users can trust, because its integrity is not for sale. The new complaint alleges Trustpilot did sell its integrity, to companies reviewed on its site. Worse, while Trustpilot promised many paying companies it would help them game the reviews system, it actually helped only a handful of high-paying, large companies do this. Meanwhile, small and medium-sized companies with tight budgets got nothing for precious dollars they spent on annual “subscriptions” for Trustpilot’s services. And when media reports blew the lid off the scheme, and subscribers were eager to cancel, Trustpilot sent them “auto-enroll” emails designed to go straight to subscribers’ junk folders so the email went unread until it was too late to cancel. This class action suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, seeks compensation for this group of mainly small to mid-sized companies in the U.S. IF YOU ARE OR HAVE BEEN A TRUSTPILOT SUBSCRIBER AND WISH TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY ABOUT CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST TRUSTPILOT, EMAIL [email protected] TO READ A COPY OF THE NEW CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT AGAINST TRUSTPILOT, CLICK HERE. Founded in Denmark in 2007, Trustpilot grew exponentially by filling a hole in the online-review market. Other sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor focus on online reviews of mainly bricks-and-mortar businesses like restaurants and hotels. Trustpilot focused on online reviews of businesses which themselves operated mainly online. Trustpilot’s website was popular, but not profitable, as its content was free. To increase revenue, Trustpilot began selling annual “subscriptions” with benefits that would purportedly help companies reviewed on Trustpilot improve their online reputations. For example, a favorable Trustpilot star-ranking for a subscribing company would be embedded as an image in Google search results about that company. Trustpilot’s revenues grew, but profits remained elusive, as Trustpilot struggled to attract subscribers, especially in the U.S. Critics of Trustpilot long wondered how the site could maintain integrity when it relied on reviewed companies for profit. Beginning in late 2018, investigations by top British media outlets confirmed Trustpilot was selling its integrity to the highest bidders—large, wealthy companies who got help gaming the reviews system to falsely boost their online reputations. Honest, negative reviews about these preferred subscribers were removed, while fake positive reviews about them were allowed to proliferate. In the wake of this, Google in late 2019 announced changes in its relationship with Trustpilot—most painful for the majority of subscribers, restrictions on visibility of positive Trustpilot scores within search results. For countless honest businesses struggling to simply improve their online presence—an essential goal of any modern company—this erased what little value their Trustpilot subscriptions had. The complaint alleges that Trustpilot prevented subscribers from ending their money-wasting connection to Trustpilot by sending renewal emails from two web domains that it owns. The primary Trustpilot domain, “Trustpilot.com,” is Trustpilot’s highly visible face. In addition to hosting the site, one of the internet’s most popular, Trustpilot uses this domain for nearly every email it ever sends, from addresses ending in “@trustpilot.com.” But Trustpilot also owns “Trustpilot.net,” which hosts no website and is essentially a zombie domain. No Trustpilot subscriber would recognize an email from an address with “@trustpilot.net”—even if their email application didn’t block it as junk immediately. Yet, when Trustpilot faced a wave of subscriber cancellations on the back of its integrity scandal, it used “@trustpilot.net” addresses to send subscribers emails automatically re-enrolling them for another year’s subscription (and at higher rate). Subscribers did not see these emails originating from the zombie “Trustpilot.net” domain, and did not realize until seeing a new charge on their credit account that Trustpilot had secretly locked them in for yet another year. If they did complain, Trustpilot said it was too late to cancel. The complaint further alleges that the scheme worked out well for Trustpilot. It has recently crowned itself a “unicorn”—an online startup valued at $1 billion or more, a distinction relatively few European firms achieve. The complaint alleges that this valuation was largely supported by gains in revenues from U.S. subscribers deceived into new subscriptions they did not want and could not get out of. Building on its unicorn status, Trustpilot has begun plans to sell shares in an initial public offering, securing its financial future. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUSTPILOT, CLICK HERE. Frank LLP is a national firm based in New York. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise in prosecuting consumer protection litigation. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006017/en/ CONTACT: Frank LLP Gregory A. Frank, Esq. Tel: 212-682-1853 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Frank LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:29 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:29 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006017/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Facebook Class Action Alert: Frank LLP Notifies Trustpilot’s Subscribers of Deceptive Business Practices Alleged in New Federal Suit TAGS  Previous articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Berry’s career-high lifts UTPB past UT TylerNext articleFeds: Member of Proud Boys arrested in Washington state Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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May 26, 2021

Covid-19: Bombay HC Extends Interim Arrangement Of Hearing Only Extremely Urgent Cases Till May 4

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid-19: Bombay HC Extends Interim Arrangement Of Hearing Only Extremely Urgent Cases Till May 4 Nitish Kashyap15 April 2020 4:48 AMShare This – xIn light of the extension of nationwide lockdown to May 3, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday extended the interim arrangement of hearing only extremely urgent cases to May 4. Court instructed all principal judges of subordinate courts in Maharashtra, Goa, Union Territories of Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu to ensure that a minimum number of judges are assigned to hear…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?LoginIn light of the extension of nationwide lockdown to May 3, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday extended the interim arrangement of hearing only extremely urgent cases to May 4. Court instructed all principal judges of subordinate courts in Maharashtra, Goa, Union Territories of Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu to ensure that a minimum number of judges are assigned to hear such cases. The notice signed by Registrar General SB Aggarwal informs all litigants and the general public that they should avoid visiting court premises unless necessary. Moreover, to avoid congestion in the courtroom, video conferencing facilities have been installed at the principal bench in Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and the High Court of Bombay at Goa. Furthermore, the notice states- “Apart from that, the staff assigned for dealing with such work, all other judges and staff will not be allowed to attend court till 04.05.2020. However, all the judges and staff members shall be available on phone calls as and when any communication is made to them telephonically. In the case any duty is assigned to the judges and/or staff members, he/she shall discharge the same without fail. Breach of these directions may attract stern Disciplinary Action against them and also their period of absence will be considered as leave period.”    Next Storylast_img read more

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