Bombay HC denies interim relief to broadcasters over new tariff

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One Shopping247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsAlso Read: Indian Broadcasting Foundation challenges TRAI’s new tariff orderThe petition is being heard by the bench of Justice SC Dharmadhikari and Justice RI Chagla.IBF and eight other broadcasters have moved applications to challenge the new TRAI tariff plans and orders, which were to come into effect from today (January 15). The applicants have pleaded for a stay on the  January 15 deadline or for an order to defer the same.The broadcasters had challenged the order as arbitrary that affected their right to freedom of speech and expressions. The counsel for the petitioners, senior counsel Apsi Chinoy and Gopal Jain along with Abhishek Malhotra, Sapna Chaurasia and Sneha Herwade of TMT Law Practice had further submitted that the order was in violation of the Supreme Court order of  2017 on the pricing of channels by broadcasting companies.The other arguments and grounds of the case included defiance of TRAI’s own directives of 2017 which provided a two-month period for compliances. It was also submitted that a short window will created compliance issues. It was further pleaded that the directive to reduce channel price from ₹ 19 was arbitrary and the new suggested price of ₹ 12 was based on the old data as the present cost factors are not taken into consideration.The IBF and other petitioners also contended that the broadcasters, on an average, have lost 50% of the subscribers to whom their channels were reaching compared to the previous regime. This has impacted the ad as well as the subscription revenue of the broadcasters.IBF counsel had also submitted that balance of convenience must be in the favour of broadcasters, who may suffer “irreversible damage” if the deadline isn’t deferred, while a deferral will not harm any party.TRAI had argued the present tariff plans offered by broadcasters limited consumers choice to pick channels. While submitting that the broadcasters were informed in advance and there was time till March to fully implement the circular; TRAI further pleaded that the directives are issued in the broader interests of consumers at large and cannot be challenged by few companies.The petitions are filed by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and its members like Star India, ZEEL, TV18, Viacom18, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), Zoom Entertainment and Film & Television Producers Guild of India.Also Read: Broadcasters unite against new tariff order; IBF to explore legal options TAGSBombay High CourtIndian Broadcasting FoundationSports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaTRAI BroadcastTRAI new tariff plan SHARE Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – January 15, 2020 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews Cricket Previous articleBPL 2019-20 LIVE: Rajshahi Royals vs Chattogram Challengers LIVE Streaming, Timing, Squad, and Broadcast DetailsNext articleSrikanth bows out of Indonesia Masters Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Cricket Football Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video The Bombay High Court has declined to give any interim relief to the Indian television broadcasters body – Indian Broadcasting Foundation – in the matter of the new tariff orders of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).However, the court has accepted the joint petition by broadcasters and instructed TRAI to submit a written reply in the form of an affidavit to state the reasons which necessitated the amendment of the tariff order and regulations. TRAI has been given a week’s time to submit its affidavit. The matter will next come up for hearing on January 22, Wednesday next. Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Bombay HC denies interim relief to broadcasters over new tariff WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

Gethin Jenkins replaces Sam Warburton in Wales set-up

first_img Gethin Jenkins replaces Sam Warburton in Wales coaching set-upWales have announced that former loosehead Gethin Jenkins will replace Sam Warburton in Wayne Pivac’s coaching team.Jenkins will take up the technical role coaching breakdown/defence, working closely with defence coach Byron Hayward. It is a job Warburton had for 11 months but the former Wales and Lions captain, 32, has opted to spend time on commitments away from coaching. On the appointment, Pivac said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Gethin into the coaching team. He has vast experience of the International game and is hugely respected.“Since retiring he has built a great reputation as a coach and has worked across different levels and age-grades of the game, most recently working alongside Wales’ U20 side. Gethin will be a great addition to the coaching team and will complement Byron extremely well in their respective roles and I’m looking forward to working with him. “I’d like to thank Sam for his hard work over the last year and what he has given to the team and to Wales. I would like to thank him for his honesty regarding his future and the need to spend more time on other projects away from the game and wish him all the best in that.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door. “I’m relishing the opportunity to get stuck into the International environment,” said Jenkins, who was capped 129 times for Wales.“I would like to thank Richard Holland, John Mulvihill and Gruff Rees for giving me the opportunity to start my coaching career at Cardiff Blues. I would also like to thank Steve Law at Cardiff RFC for giving me free rein to experience preparing a team on a week-to-week basis. “I’m well versed on the demands of the international game and I’m looking forward to offering my input and where I can add to the environment.” Taking over: Gethin Jenkins (right) with Sam Warburton (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The former prop will coach the breakdown and defence Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Bishops urge Obama to intervene in UN funding cut for…

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm Is there a place to find a full list of the signers, so that we can thank (or chide) our bishops? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA 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 June 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm Just to clarify to Mr. Smith – Israel already receives the largest financial support from the US tax payers. I don’t know if Mr. Smith has been to Israel, because when I spent some time there, I came back feeling much differently about the Palestinian and Arab Christians and non -religious, who are really very much persecuted in Israel. One person’s “terrorist” is another’s “savior or freedom fighter.” The human situation in Gaza ought to be beyond political/financial prejudices, and the judgmentalism that his message implies is unfortunate.I hope he will rethink his position and/or visit there as has our Presiding Bishop. June 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm To be clear, while the Ahli Arab Hospital provides many welcome services in Gaza, it’s only one of a number of hospitals here. Comments (8) Rebecca Roth says: Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Middle East June 8, 2012 at 9:37 am This is a rare occasion where I agree with what the UN is doing. A large portion of their support funds come from the US tax payer and I’d rather see the money spent supporting our ally Israel than a population that supports terror groups like Hamas. Perhaps if Hamas spent more on their civic needs than making rockets to fire into Israel they could better fund their infrastructure. Faith & Politics, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Carin B Delfs,SSG+ says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Marlene Talbott-Green PhD says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 6, 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am I would both support and promote a Fund Drive to the Diocese of Jerusalem earmarked for the Ahli Arab Hospital. Loving our neighbor reached across all ethnic and social lines. Due to the “wall” and checkpoints the people of Gaza totally depend on this hospital for their entire healthcare. Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN center_img June 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm I was with the Presiding Bishop on that visit to Gaza where the picture was taken with her visiting patients in Ahli Ariab Hospital. It is an amazing place, and must NOT be allowed to flounder. Countless lives depend on it. June 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm Given the difficulty of getting the UN bureaucracy to reverse course on anything, and the unlikelihood of direct US aid coming anytime soon (if ever) perhaps it would be a good idea to have a dedicated fund drive for the hospital. Sometimes we underestimate the generosity (and ability to give) of Episcopalians and of others who recognize their stake in having a non-political institution like this stay afloat in Gaza. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishops urge Obama to intervene in UN funding cut for Gaza hospital Janet Benvie says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm Ultimately it’s Israel’s occupation that is causing the hardship. Perhaps the Bishops & the rest of the Episcopal Church should support the Palestinian Christian Kairos document which calls for divestment. Or perhaps giving to the poor Palestinians makes them feel good!! Joe Catron says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [ooyala code=”JqbWh5NDoSxMvX2qAworUykUAk2hKbMb”][Episcopal News Service] The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has ended its financial support to the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, an institution run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.The decision, made June 1, cuts the hospital’s budget nearly by half.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori along with 101 Episcopal Church bishops from 43 states and the District of Columbia have written to U.S. President Barack Obama calling for his intervention in reversing the decision that, they say, could have “disastrous consequences for the more than two million residents of Gaza, already living in conditions of profound humanitarian need.”UNRWA’s decision, after nearly two decades of partnership with the hospital, comes “without public justification … and threatens to debilitate the hospital, its 120-person staff, and the many thousands of Gazans who rely on it for primary and urgent care and treatment,” the bishops say. [The full text of the letter is available here.]Founded as a mission of the Anglican Church in 1882, the hospital became a part of the diocese in 1982. Today, it is among more than 30 institutions run by the Jerusalem-based diocese.The hospital provides primary and emergency care to the almost exclusively Muslim population in Gaza, “and does so without proselytizing or discriminating on the basis of religion, ethnicity, politics, or social identification,” the bishops say. “It is the only facility of its sort in the Gaza Strip that is not run by the Hamas government and as such, it is able to provide care without any outside interference or political calculation. Its continued operation thus is in the inherent interests of the United States government.”Hospital Director Suhaila Tarazi, in a recent interview with ENS, said that the hospital is “a place of peace, a place of reconciliation, a place of love.”The hospital serves about 42,000 outpatients and 4,800 inpatients per annum, and runs specific programs for children and the elderly. It provides services in general surgery, general medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, among other areas.“We provide medical care to all people, especially the poor, without any discrimination,” said Tarazi. “As a Christian hospital we have the full respect from all the community because we are for all.”Jefferts Schori, lead signatory of the bishops’ letter, met Tarazi in March 2008 when she visited Gaza and the hospital. The presiding bishop witnessed firsthand some of the desperate living conditions Palestinians in Gaza face daily. Although unemployment levels have dropped from 80 to about 42 percent in the last 4 years, more than 70 percent of Gazans still live below the World Health Organization poverty line.Trade and services to Gaza are mostly controlled by Israel, which views the Hamas government and Islamic militants as a threat against its security. Israeli airstrikes in Gaza continue as a response to Islamic militants firing rockets into southern Israel.Regular power cuts, food and water shortages, and lack of fuel place immense pressure on the daily medical services provided by the hospital.“There is a shortage of medical supplies, in particular anesthesia,” said Tarazi. “So many times we’ve cancelled operations.”Tarazi also told ENS that on most days the hospital operates without electricity for between 16 and 23 hours.“It is not hyperbole to say … that the humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip are as severe as any on earth, or that Al Ahli Hospital is a rare and absolutely vital source of genuine good news in that context,” the bishops write in their letter. “The decision of UNRWA to terminate its support for the hospital is utterly indefensible and must be reversed.”UNRWA’s support has amounted to approximately $1 million per year, or nearly half of the hospital’s $2.4 million budget.“Mr. President, in asking for your personal intervention, we appeal to you as a person of faith who has spoken stirringly of the need for reconciliation between the children of Abraham.  Al Ahli hospital is doing the work you have articulated, but in order to continue, it needs the support of friends from around the world,” the bishops write. “As professionally superb as the hospital is, it cannot survive without international donor support, the largest portion of which has heretofore come from UNRWA.”“This unfortunate decision aggravates a desperate and desperately sad situation,” Anne Lynn, director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, told ENS. “If this decision is not reversed, the hospital’s capacity to serve those in need will be drastically reduced. The people in Gaza have depended on this facility for 130 years.”The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem provides some financial assistance to the hospital that serves the predominantly Muslim population in Gaza.Praising Tarazi and Ahli’s medical professionals for their “courageous ministry,” Lynn said: “In a place of fear and violence, the hospital is an oasis of calm and peace. We as a community of faith must come together to insure that this ministry continues.”Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani told ENS in a recent interview that Christ is present in Ahli Hospital through the work of healing. “The institutions are the arm of witness to the Lord in this land.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Gaylord Hitchcock says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Charles Smith says: Christopher Epting says: House of Bishops, Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in…

first_img Posted Mar 4, 2019 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in Church of England Submit a Press Release Archbishop of Canterbury, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] A service has been held in the chapel of Lambeth Palace – the official London residence of the archbishops of Canterbury – to celebrate 25 years of the ordination of women in the Church of England. Then-Bishop of Bristol Barry Rogerson ordained 32 women in Bristol Cathedral on March 12, 1994 in the first of many ordinations that year. A message from Rogerson was read to the more than 80 female priests who were invited to the March 1 service.Read the entire article here. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Tags Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Women’s Ministry Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

Episcopal-supported NGO empowers Guatemalan teenagers to take charge of their…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal-supported NGO empowers Guatemalan teenagers to take charge of their sexual and reproductive health Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Human Sexuality, Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Latin America Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Guatemala Youth Initiative’s Byron Paredes, sexual and reproductive health educator, and Alison Urbina, program assistant, lead a workshop of sexual and reproductive health for middle school students. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Guatemala City, Guatemala] Eighteen-year-old Ubelia watched as each of her four sisters became a teenage mom. As the fifth and youngest daughter in the family, she didn’t want to follow in the same path. But other than her father offering general “be safe” advice, she didn’t feel she had the education or the information to make informed choices regarding her own reproductive health and pregnancy prevention.Enter the Guatemala Youth Initiative, a nongovernmental organization founded by Episcopalian Greg Lowden with support from others in The Episcopal Church, especially the Diocese of Virginia, wherein Lowden grew up attending Leeds Episcopal Church in Markham, 60 miles west of Washington, D.C.“This program saved my life,” said Ubelia, her black hair tied in a tight bun on top of her head, a butterfly earring in each earlobe. “I didn’t know how not to end up like them.”With 92 out of every 1,000 girls ages 15-19 giving birth, Guatemala has one of the highest adolescent birth rates in Latin America, which as a region ranks second in the world.Worldwide, 20,000 girls under age 18 give birth daily in developing countries; that’s 7.3 million births annually, according the United Nations Population Fund. The pregnancy rate is even higher when factoring for unviable pregnancies; and each year, tens of thousands of teenage girls die from pregnancy complications and childbirth.Students at Safe Passage, an NGO that provides educational and other services to at-risk youth living near Guatemala City’s trash dump, affix labels to a diagram of male reproductive anatomy during a Guatemala Youth Initiative workshop. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceLowden founded the Guatemala Youth Initiative in 2013. It empowers youth to make responsible sexual and reproductive health decisions by providing comprehensive sex education workshops in schools; training teen leaders as peer sex educators; and increasing access to family planning services, which are technically available through government-funded healthcare but not always easily accessible.“Guatemala is a country that has fallen far behind in comprehensive sexual education, contraception and early childhood development compared to the rest of Latin America,” said Lowden. “Sex education and contraception are very much taboo subjects in Guatemala, based on the fear that they will incentivize youth to have sex. Despite contraceptives being available, most contraceptive providers have cumbersome processes for adolescents that make it unlikely for them to seek help.”Ubelia’s father repairs radios, and her mother works seasonally selling Christmas ornaments. One of her sisters sells candy on a “chicken bus,” as Latin Americans call decommissioned school buses used for public transportation, while the others depend on their husbands. In November, Ubelia will become the first in her family to graduate high school, a special school for secretarial skills.“I never want to depend on a man for anything; with my diploma I can get a job,” said Ubelia, identified here only by her first name to protect her privacy.Ubelia’s family lives near the Guatemala City trash dump in a marginalized community that struggles with extreme poverty, family brokenness and crime. When Ubelia, now a peer sex educator, first encountered the Guatemala Youth Initiative during a workshop organized by another NGO providing educational services, a third girl in her social circle had just given birth. As studies show, when a girl becomes pregnant and gives birth, her education and job opportunities diminish.“In underprivileged communities, most young girls who become pregnant are not able to continue their studies. They suffer social stigma, especially if the father [of the child] doesn’t ‘take responsibility,’ said Lowden. “Before, we saw many cases where the teen mother was either completely dependent on the father or finding a new man. Now, with access to contraception and support programs, we are seeing that pattern change.”Along with education and contraception, the Guatemala Youth Initiative operates a program for teenage mothers, teaching parenting skills and providing support and community. Teen moms often lack parenting skills, and caring for a baby often means new moms spend a lot of time home alone.The Guatemala Youth Initiative focuses its work in Zone 3, one of 18 squatter communities surrounding Guatemala City’s trash dump. Residents live side by side in cement-block and sheet-metal homes constructed along narrow walkways bleached by the sun. An area the size of 40 football fields with room for expansion, the trash dump receives two-thirds of the country’s refuse. It’s the largest trash dump in Central America and employs 10,000 workers, the majority laboring six days a week from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., making $5 a day.Guatemala City’s trash dump is the largest in Central America and employs 10,000 workers, most of whom labor six days a week, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., for $5 a day. Most of its workers and their families live in extreme poverty in 18 squatter communities surrounding the trash dump. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe dump began operating in the 1950s after the government stopped incinerating trash. In some cases, generations of families have worked there while living in the surrounding communities. Others, fleeing rural poverty, continue to arrive in search of work.The working and living conditions in the area have attracted the attention of charitable organizations including 30-some NGOs that provide daycare, educational, health, and counseling services to workers and their families.“The communities around the Guatemala City trash dump are some of the most marginalized urban communities in the entire country,” said Lowden.“Youth have virtually no access to information about sexual and reproductive health, and even less support for contraception and teen pregnancy,” he said. “We decided to focus on these areas after finding that approximately half of adolescent girls (or more) are becoming teen mothers near the trash dump.”That finding came through a deliberate evaluation of the communities’ needs. Rather than duplicate services, Lowden, who’d previously worked for an NGO and studied child abuse rates on the ground in Guatemala, decided to conduct a six-month survey of 300 students, teachers, parents and psychologists to understand the problems facing at-risk youth.Family dysfunction surfaced as the number one problem, which leads youth to spend most of their time away from home in the streets, and to drug and alcohol use. The survey also found that half of the children in the communities were born to teen moms; nearly half of teenagers ages 15-19 were sexually active, with many having multiple partners; and, that the majority of sexually active teenagers used no contraception.Parents’ long hours working in the trash dump and an absence of a home structure, combined with poverty and the other challenges of living in a high-crime, marginalized community, mean that sometimes the only affection youths receive is from one another, which often leads to sex.“If you spent your childhood in a dysfunctional household without love, you are going to look for anything that resembles it,” Lowden said. “Most youth at-risk find it through sex during adolescence when the first guy or girl shows them affection.”The Guatemala Youth Initiative’s Byron Paredes, sexual and reproductive health educator, and Alison Urbina, program assistant, lead a Saturday class of peer sex educators in an exercise that compared the same sexual histories of a male and female teen to reveal inherent biases that applaud behaviors in males and condemn the same behaviors in females. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceAt the initiative, Byron Paredes, a sexual and reproductive health educator, and Sophie Swallow, a youth coordinator, have created a secular and a biblical version of the program, the latter making it more appealing to parochial schools. The Roman Catholic and evangelical churches keep a tight grip on society. Still, as teen pregnancy rates soar, society recognizes the need for sex education and easy access to contraception.Understanding consent, and females understanding that they are in control of their own bodies, also are part of the message, said Swallow. “They are in control of what their future will look like.”On a June morning, 35 co-ed middle-school students wearing navy blue T-shirts with the words “hope,” “education” and “opportunity” printed on the back in large white letters, gathered in Safe Passage’s school cafeteria for a workshop. On the gray and white concrete wall, facilitators hung four posters depicting male and female anatomy, contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted infections. The workshop began with students shouting out in Spanish the anatomical parts: cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina, penis, testicles, vas deferens.“We read all the parts of the anatomy and scream them so they know we’re not going to be uptight or squeamish,” said Swallow, as the workshop began.“I can’t hear you: ‘vagina,’” she shouted.Understandably, there’s some laughter. And to make it fun and competitive, the facilitators divide the students into two self-named teams. The teams then race to pin prepared construction-paper labels on the corresponding female and male reproductive organs.The Guatemala Youth Initiative’s Byron Paredes demonstrates how to use a condom properly during a workshop offered to middle school students at Safe Passage. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSwallow and Paredes spent a year editing the workshop and learning how to communicate critical information quickly. Beyond anatomy and the male and female reproductive systems, workshop participants learn about consent, contraceptive methods, IUDs, implants, birth control pills, condoms and STIs. Using a wooden anatomical model, facilitators demonstrate how to put on a condom correctly.“Condoms are the only method that protect against STIs,” said Paredes, and as he and Swallow both point out, their use requires consent from both parties.When Paredes isn’t conducting workshops, he consults with clients one on one, answering teens’ questions and providing them with birth control; in some cases, he also consults with their parents, who may also be seeking knowledge about and access to contraception methods.Swallow – who once transported a carry-on bag full of 3,000 condoms from the United States to Guatemala – admits that when she joined the initiative’s staff, she herself lacked adequate sex education and that Paredes educated her.“Lack of sexual education is not a Guatemala problem, it’s a global problem,” said Swallow. “I am also a young woman who grew up in an education system that ignored sexuality. Unguided sexuality is a root problem across the globe, and it’s only more dangerous in marginalized communities like Zone 3. Avoiding the topic puts young people at great risk.”Before joining the Guatemala Youth Initiative’s staff, Swallow, a student on leave from Middlebury College in Vermont, volunteered at a nearby school that closed abruptly. Through connections, she met Lowden; coincidentally, they both grew up in The Episcopal Church. Swallow grew up attending St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina.From left, the Guatemala Youth Initiative’s Alison Urbina, Byron Paredes and Sophie Swallow walk back to the initiative’s office following a workshop for some 30 students at Safe Passage, a nearby school. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceDespite being only 20 years old, Swallow, and Paredes, who is 28, know that peer sex educators are key to running a successful program. Ubelia, for instance, has become an expert, and fellow students at her all-girls school approach her for advice and information, and to correct misinformation. Like when a peer asked her if using contraception would lead to infertility, Ubelia answered, “no.”The Guatemala Youth Initiative has trained more than 30 peer sex educators, and these teens often go beyond the basics into more profound discussions. It’s the teen sex educators who also refer their friends and peers to Paredes for one-on-one consultations.“Local youth are perhaps the best suited to educate their peers in topics of sexual and reproductive health. Adolescents are much more likely to confide in one another, and if we arm local youth with correct information and resources, they can take the reins,” said Swallow. “Not only can they explain technical concepts, they can also empower their peers to take control of their futures. By training local youth in reproductive health, we give the power back to the people who need it most.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 18, 2019 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Redgate Beach House / Craig Steere Architects

first_img Area:  430 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Redgate, Australia Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steere Architects+ 18 Share Redgate Beach House / Craig Steere ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRedgate Beach House / Craig Steere Architects Architects: Craig Steere Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70502/redgate-beach-house-craig-steere-architects Clipboard 2010 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCraig Steere ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesRedgate3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on July 30, 2010Cite: “Redgate Beach House / Craig Steere Architects” 30 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Australia Text description provided by the architects. Situated on a dramatic coastal site overlooking Redgate Beach just west of Witchcliffe, this house was designed to respond to the natural qualities of the site and the client’s desire for a modern, low-maintenance, passive-solar home, which captured ocean and valley views whilst also retaining a sense of living ‘within the trees’. To minimise clearing of existing vegetation and to maintain the visual buffer between the house and a neighbouring limestone quarry, the house site is located within a natural clearing, which was also fortunately well elevated above the lower lying land and allows generous views across the 10 acre site, as well as ocean views. The site itself is quite exposed and characterized by rocky limestone outcrops interspersed across the sloping site, with dense vegetation to the east, screening the house from nearby Redgate Road, and coastal trees and scrub.From the south, there are often strong salt-laden winds and limestone dust from the adjoining working lime pit to contend with, hence the house design has a cranked linear form, with the profiled steel roof extending down the outer walls to create a protective ‘shoulder’ against the elements, whilst the interior spaces within are more lightweight and open, and encourage interaction between inside and outside. Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steere ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumThe building materials were all selected for their durability, and combine to create a simple and industrial palette, which also responds to the colours and textures of the site itself. The profiled steel cladding is an important feature of the building form, achieving the distinctive low-pitched roof form, and with custom-made prickle-caps, creating the sharp lines of the folded roof form where the roof extends down the walls, to wide easy-clean gutters below. The floating, cantilevered concrete decks maximize the sense of elevation and lightness of the house, and creates a distinct edge between the house and landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Craig Steere ArchitectsFunctionally, the clients desired an open plan living area to maximize views and connect with the outdoors via a generous outdoor deck. The living area forms the main building spine, with a secondary bedroom wing projecting outward from the spine (accommodating the children’s bedrooms and guest suite), as does the main bedroom suite, which is positioned to obtain impressive southwest views and connected back to the main building form via a link structure, which houses the study. The clients were also interested in an environmentally-sustainable house, hence the design has a strong focus on achieving natural lighting with generous glazing to the north, the exposed concrete floor slabs act as a heat sink, whilst electronic-controlled highlight windows capture breezes and ceiling fans and a large open fireplace were favoured over air-conditioning. An energy-efficient heat pump supplies hot water to the house, and the large rainwater tank works in conjunction with a windmill-pumped bore to provide all the water to the residence. The project achieved excellent cost efficiencies considering the building market and the limited availability of trades at this remote site, with very little variance to the client’s target budget over the 24-month construction period.Project gallerySee allShow lessEngineered Biotopes / Piraeus Tower 2010 CompetitionArticlesVetreria Airoldi Office and Showroom / Buratti + BattistonArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/70502/redgate-beach-house-craig-steere-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Year:  Projects Redgate Beach House / Craig Steere Architectslast_img read more

Innovation Zone moves online

first_imgPlaymobThe first case study on the site is of Playmob which is “revolutionising fundraising through gaming”. Their system, launched in October 2012, allows a game studio to sign up, test and launch a campaign with a charity in under 2 hours. All the charity is required to do is promote the campaign.Players can buy virtual goods within games which can boost income to the charity. This could be a virtual tree, a musical toilet or a turkey hat! Playmob ensure the item fits with the charity, and a minimum of 50% of the item cost goes to the charity.So far over $50,000 has been raised for WWF, Help USA, SOS Children, Kitty Kind, 4 Paws for Ability, Water Aid, Action for Kids, Weforest, Special Effect and Fauna and Flora.The Institute is inviting members to get involved or recommend someone to enter, and inviting companies to put their brightest ideas and products forward for consideration by the Innovation Zone. Howard Lake | 29 June 2013 | News The Institute of Fundraising has moved its Innovation Zone online, with the aim of spreading new ideas in fundraising and helping them develop.The Innovation Zone was originally a couple of meetings each year in which new fundraising companies pitched their ideas and products to a select group of Institute of Fundraising members. These judges then discussed the products and published their analysis for other members to learn from.The Institute states that the online version of the Innovation Zone has been established to: Advertisement Innovation Zone moves online  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital innovation Innovation zone Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis showcase exciting new ideas and productsdemonstrate how they can make an impactexcite the sharpest minds in the sectorIncrease revenues by inspiring more people to giveEncourage you to think differentlyLucy Gowers, Innovation Director, Clayton Burnett, said:“If we are to survive in today’s rapidly changing world we must be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of both our supporters and beneficiaries. Innovation is a business strategy to respond to change, solve problems, spot opportunities and drive ideas forward. We can’t afford not to innovate.”Adam Bryan, Director of Partnerships at the IoF, added:“Innovation should be at the heart of great fundraising. We would like to recognise the new breed of game changers, risk takers and those that are not afraid to swim against tide. These individuals and organisations are tapping into new and exciting ways of raising money that may only now be a seed of an idea but have the potential to inspire more people to give and become part of our everyday life.” 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

USDA Raises 2017 Corn Production, Lowers Soybean Production

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleClosing Comments Hoosier Ag Today SHARE www.waterstreet.orgor 1-866-249-2528 SHARE [email protected]″> Home Market Market Watch USDA Raises 2017 Corn Production, Lowers Soybean Production Facebook Twitter All opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Water Street Advisory. This data and these comments are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to be used for specific trading strategies. Although all information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. There is significant risk of loss involved in commodity futures and options trading and may not be suitable for all investors. ·         At midday, corn -2 ½, soybeans +1 ¼, Chicago wheat –10 ¼, KC wheat -13 ¼, Minneapolis wheat -8 ¼ By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 12, 2018 USDA Raises 2017 Corn Production, Lowers Soybean Production USDA Updatelast_img read more

Sec. Perdue Response to EPA’s Clarification of WOTUS

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Sec. Perdue Response to EPA’s Clarification of WOTUS Sec. Perdue Response to EPA’s Clarification of WOTUS Previous articleNew Robotic Dairy Experience Coming to Fair Oaks, Weather, and Markets on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleThe Rule has Been Ditched USDA Communications By USDA Communications – Jan 23, 2020 Facebook Twitter U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for defining the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule:“President Trump is restoring the rule of law and empowering Americans by removing undue burdens and strangling regulations from the backs of our productive farmers, ranchers, and rural land-owners. The days are gone when the Federal Government can claim a small farm pond on private land as navigable waters,” Secretary Perdue said. “I thank President Trump and Administrator Wheeler for having the backs of our farmers, ranchers, and producers and for continuing to roll back Federal overreach. With reforms and deregulation, Americans once again have the freedom to innovate, create, and grow.”Background:On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) fulfilled yet another promise of President Trump by finalizing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). For the first time, the agencies are streamlining the definition so that it includes four simple categories of jurisdictional waters, provides clear exclusions for many water features that traditionally have not been regulated, and defines terms in the regulatory text that have never been defined before. Congress, in the Clean Water Act, explicitly directed the Agencies to protect “navigable waters.” The Navigable Waters Protection Rule regulates these waters and the core tributary systems that provide perennial or intermittent flow into them. The final rule fulfills Executive Order 13788 and reflects legal precedent set by key Supreme Court cases as well as robust public outreach and engagement, including pre-proposal input and comments received on the proposed rule.The Navigable Waters Protection Rule protects the environment while respecting states, localities, tribes, and private property owners. It clearly delineates where federal regulations apply and gives state and local authorities more flexibility to determine how best to manage waters within their borders. Assertions have been made that the new rule will reduce jurisdiction over thousands of stream miles and millions of acres of wetlands. These assertions are incorrect because they are based on data that is too inaccurate and speculative to be meaningful for regulatory purposes. The final rule along with state, local, and tribal regulations and programs provide a network of protective coverage for the nation’s water resources.To learn more about EPA’s WOTUS Rule, click here Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more

French journalist ordered out of the country

first_img News RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal to go further News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Several local journalists’ organisations expressed support for her on 12 October and denounced what they called the “escalation of attacks on press freedom” in Senegal. October 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist ordered out of the country Malibeaux was arrested in the Casamance town of Ziguinchor on 7 October and flown to Dakar, where the interior ministry told her she would be deported. She was then freed when she went to the airport. But the deportation order was not cancelled. News November 27, 2020 Find out more March 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Senegal Receive email alerts Reports SenegalAfrica SenegalAfrica Reporters Without Borders protested today against a deportation order against Sophie Malibeaux, correspondent for Radio France International (RFI) in Dakar, who has been told to leave Senegal for allegedly “biased” coverage of the situation in the Casamance region, where a separatist rebellion has been smouldering for the past 20 years. RSF_en RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law “We are surprised at this step by the Senegalese government, which has had an exemplary attitude to press freedom for several years, but the situation is now starting to deteriorate alarmingly,” said secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to President Abdoulaye Wade. “We urge you to cancel the expulsion order and allow Malibeaux to do her job freely.” Organisation Help by sharing this information January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more