‘Back door’ leads to vocation in liturgical design, priesthood

first_img September 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm Cindy. After reading this article I was filled with pride, love and support for you. Dad gave me the same speech and I know it made me a strong, determined woman too. I admire your commitment to your church and faith in your causes, especially the rights of gay priests to perform equally in your church. I follow your career, Cindy, wanted or not, and I wish you well. Your sister, Sandra Evans. Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 2, 2012 at 11:58 am Way back before women were priests in the Episcopal Church, I broke male ranks in two churches by becoming the first female lay reader. In the first the senior warden told me one morning to put on his robe, take his place in the procession, and go read. Sometimes it does take determination. Hooray for the men who care enough to give their very best and the women willing to accept it. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm Amen! Let’s do it! Frances Trott says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Mary W. Cox says: March 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm For those who would like to pray using inclusive and expanded language which stays as close as possible to that of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer in its version of the Psalms, prayers, canticles, and collects, may I suggest the Saint Helena Psalter, and the Saint Helena Breviary–both the monastic and personal editions. The sisters revised and prayed the revisions, along with visiting priests and lay people, for many years before publication, with the intention of making them available to all in the wider Church who desire a graceful blend of the organization and beauty of the BCP, the expansion of Enriching Our Worship, and contemporary theology. The website for the Order of St Helena, http://www.osh.org, contains detailed information about these books. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm Nicely-written story, Sharon. I certainly identify with Cindy’s experience in her early years and admire her grace. I would add to one of her quotes, however. I do think the Episcopal Church has a brilliant spokesperson speaking to the issues of the day – the Presiding Bishop, the first female primate in the Anglican Communion. Sandi Evans says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Comments (10) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service March 31, 2012 at 2:09 am “Voorhees was ordained to the diaconate in 2004, the priesthood in 2005. She an assistant at St. John’s ProCathedral in Los Angeles but continues her work through her business, Voorhees Design. Most of the top liturgical consultants in the country are ordained priests, she noted.”I wonder whether seeing laity as serious and potentially among the top liturgical consultants could be another “stained glass ceiling” ready to burst under the weight of spiritual gifts above it and a vacuum below. Liturgy is the “work of the people,” after all. Ann Magaret Prentice, OSH says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 31, 2012 at 9:04 am What a wonderful story, Cindy, of your endurance and perseverance. It parallels my own in some interesting ways–even though I am significantly older than you. As a young child, I wanted to be an acolyte and have a more active role liturgically in “my” Lutheran church–and finally did go to Gettysburg seminary when I was in my late 40s. Yet I was never really accepted as a Lutheran pastor anywhere until 2002, when, after the Call to Common Mission was in place, I agreed to serve as interim rector for our neighborhood Episcopal church. That wonderful experience began my journey to my becoming an Episcopal priest in 2009–and I have never been happier in my life. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 31, 2012 at 11:14 am Great story, Sharon! I’ve linked to this on my Facebook page and may link it to the diocesan page, too, so more people can have an introduction to Cindy’s work. Sarah Dylan Breuer says: Solange De Santis says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev. Gretchen R. Naugle says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Frances Takis says: By Sharon SheridanPosted Mar 30, 2012 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Charles Sacquety says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA April 8, 2012 at 5:22 am Great story and your work in Swaziland has been greatly appreciated. You have given so many women courage to do their work and aim high. Thanks for everything you do for all the Swazis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA ‘Back door’ leads to vocation in liturgical design, priesthood March 31, 2012 at 10:45 am Cindy, your story strikes chords over and over with mine–early desire put down with a “loving” statement of “Girls can’t do that;” years of doing all the things girls could do with propriety (even pushing the boundaries just a bit by picking up our fathers’ tools and using them well); faithfully serving God in pew and choir stall and sacristy until one day in my mid-40s the light dawns that the long-desired door to the altar is finally, actually open. Sixteen years of active priestly ministry in churches small and large have now given way to retirement for me…and oddly, once again, there is a sense of searching for where I belong in the Church. The journey never ends.Thank you for a well-told story, Sharon; and thank you, Cindy, for your beautiful designs and vision. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Mollie Douglas Turner+ says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Belleville, IL The Lazarus Chapel at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Diocese of Los Angeles as redesigned by Cindy Voorhees.[Episcopal News Service] This is one of a series of articles ENS is publishing during Women’s History Month.As a liturgical designer and builder of churches, the Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees knows the ins and outs of entrances and exits, apses and naves. But in her vocation, it’s the back door she’s found particularly useful.The Lazarus Chapel before it was redesigned.“I happen to navigate the field of women’s equality by ‘back-dooring’ every time: OK, I’ll find a way,” she said.While today she is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles, she wasn’t allowed to be an acolyte while growing up in what now is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. “I asked, and they just kind of said, ‘Oh, no, just the boys.’”“I didn’t get angry. It was just the way things were,” she said.Wishing to play baseball in grade school, she was told girls didn’t play baseball; they were cheerleaders. Instead, she became “an excellent tether ball player.”Cindy Voorhees“I was always very athletic. I never let my female body hold me back, but I think at times the world did. I would just go around.”Her father, a sociologist and master carpenter, told her: “No daughter of mine is going to be a secretary. You’re not taking home ec and typing. … If you know those things, that’s what they’re going to ask you to do.”“I took wood shop, auto shop, metal shop and drafting,” she said. “I was actually a teacher’s aide in college in metal shop and wood shop at a local junior high … My father was always pulling me into the garage, building things. I always like to say I can swing a mean hammer.”Entering college, “I just assumed I’d go right into architecture classes.” But when she inquired, “the professor said no, I would just disrupt his class as a girl.“So I went over to the art department and majored in fine art. My first job was in the design and construction department of a major furniture firm.”In 1985, she said, “the president fired everyone in the department and told me to get ready to build buildings, and then I switched companies and built buildings there.” She earned a general contractor’s license and, self-taught, passed tests to become a certified interior designer. “I became a designer, became a contractor, and 20 years into it, people just called me an architect.”She moved from California to Texas to Washington, D.C., to Chicago and finally back to California, where she now lives in Huntington Beach. When she was leaving Chicago, the pastor at the nondenominational church she was attending wrote ahead to the pastor at a church in California. When she arrived in 1990, the pastor asked her to make an appointment to see him. “I walked in, and he had the blueprints there and said, ‘Would you build me a church?’”That’s where she met her future design partner, liturgical consultant Walter Judson of Judson Studios, who mentored her until his death 10 years later. That launched her own career in liturgical design. She’s been involved in projects at more than 300 churches, plus some synagogues and one Hare Krishna temple.A window honoring St. Julian of Norwich in the church of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, Diocese of Los Angeles, is shown here in Cindy Voorhees’ original rendering.“This is a vocation,” she said. “A typical designer off the street could not do church design. It’s a long time of education on what each denomination wants – their customs, their rituals. You have to learn the language of each denomination or non-denomination. You have to know their government, whether it’s a session or a vestry or a council or the elders. … It takes extreme patience to work with committees and congregations processing change.”Meanwhile, Voorhees had left the Lutheran Church and had been attending nondenominational churches.“When I was little, probably 8 or 9, I kept looking at the pulpit going, ‘I think I am supposed to be up there,’” she said. “The Lutheran model of a pastor … wasn’t the right fit for some reason. I let it go and went on to college. You get on with life.”After she began designing churches, she started having “weird feelings, like God knocking on the door. I remember wondering why I had this feeling that I was being drawn to the altar, the pulpit.”In 1993, she walked into St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach, where a female priest was celebrating Eucharist. “A flood of emotions hit me like a ton of bricks.” She realized: “that’s the call, the priesthood. … I remember sitting there in the pew sobbing.”“And then I ran from it for about five years,” she said. “Finally my spiritual director said, ‘I think you’d better enter the [discernment] program.’”Voorhees was ordained to the diaconate in 2004, the priesthood in 2005. She an assistant at St. John’s ProCathedral in Los Angeles but continues her work through her business, Voorhees Design. Most of the top liturgical consultants in the country are ordained priests, she noted.More than 35 years after General Convention approved women’s ordination to the priesthood, Voorhees still sees a “stained-glass ceiling” in the Episcopal Church.“That glass ceiling is not going to break until the image of God is not solely male, because as Christ’s representative on earth, as the priest we’re still using male imagery to represent that image,” she said. The “ceiling” won’t shatter until “we really start using inclusive language and really modeling and teaching that God is not some man with a white beard up in heaven,” but rather that God is “neither male nor female,” she said. “It probably isn’t going to happen in the near future, and that’s why I continue to walk the line in history as a female priest, modeling the priesthood as wholly male and female. We need both to be complete.”“I may never see complete equality,” she said. “I’m just a humble priest, doing my part to walk along and do my part in history for the priesthood – not women, but for the priesthood, to make it a complete priesthood. And that’s okay.”“We can support the image of God as male and female through the arts,” she added, “through the stained glass, through the icons, through the sculpture imagery.”She designed the stained glass at St. Paul’s Cathedral Center in Los Angeles, including images of Julian of Norwich, Hildegard and Teresa of Avila and an icon at the altar of women around the crucified Christ. “It was very intentionally designed with women in mind, and that was wonderful that [Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno] did that.”Working in so many churches has given Voorhees a global perspective on the challenges facing the Episcopal Church and how “it’s a very similar plight right now” across denominational lines. In an increasingly secular culture, she said, the church’s evangelism language and strategy must be “completely revamped and modernized.”Apple now uses the term “evangelist” for its sales team and calls its stores “Apple chapels,” she said. “Apple is its own religion, and we’re kind of losing ground … We’re not reaching [average people] where they are right now. It’s a pretty hurting world, and we keep thinking everyone is going to come in our doors.”“We need some charismatic spokesperson that can really speak to the media and speak to the issues of the day, and in a very candid way,” who will become the Episcopal Church’s “go-to” person for news outlets such as CNN that currently focus on asking evangelical men for religious viewpoints, she said.“We need to embrace technology,” she continued. She’d like to see bishops and churches keep contact via Skype and apps and games and stories and films designed “so that they can be used on iPads in every nursery and Sunday school, because that’s what the kids are going to be using.”Other ideas for revitalizing the church include electing more Episcopal government officials and moving the church center to Washington, D.C., closer to the “heartbeat of government and shaping policy”; investing in leadership and evangelism training; and teaching tithing, she said. “We have to raise up our brightest and best leaders and help them set the vision in the church.”And, she said, the church must “re-brand and remarket” and “take our message to the street.“We have to go into the highways and byways. They’re not coming in.”“To me, the Episcopal Church is what most people are looking for,” she said. “They just don’t know who we are.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent.En español: http://bit.ly/I2BJjRlast_img read more

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The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Dear Refs, Sort it out!

first_imgThursday Aug 5, 2010 The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Dear Refs, Sort it out! The Tri Nations refereeing debate has raged on for the past few weeks and just when we thought it couldnt really get any worse, we got to see what is – to my knowledge – the first ever red card for two yellows in a Test match. Things are getting soft, fast, and the boys at the Rugby Club in Australia are fed up, as are many around the world.Things reached an all time low this weekend as a few decisions, in both the Tri Nations and ITM Cup, were incredibly weak and made some question if rugby is a contact sport after all.While were all about making the game safe and avoiding big injuries, if a guy is tackled and his legs happen to go above the horizontal, that doesnt necessarily mean its a dangerous tackle. This is the problem. Sure, if you dump a player on his head, you deserve to be penalised, carded, and perhaps suspended. Anything less than that though, and were not only diluting the game of its physicality, but causing mass uncertainty at the same time.By trying to protect our great sport from having its name tarnished with life threatening injuries, the powers that be are actually changing the game to such an extent that club players, school players, and even professional players, dont really know where they stand anymore.When hitting, and lifting in a tackle, you’re meant to bring the guy down safely, but then youre also told to not drive him into the ground. This isnt synchronised swimming. Balance, speed, and power all come into the equation and unfortunately at times its not pretty, and while there can be no malice whatsoever, a guys legs can be lifted above the horizontal, causing the refs and assistant refs who these days are getting way too involved for my liking to start waving their flags and blowing their whistles.A precedent has been set and while remaining consistent is important as we saw with the officials being consistently harsh this past weekend the worry is that this Tri Nations, and indeed the ITM Cup and Currie Cup seasons, will continue to disappoint and dismay the viewers out there as players are going to be sent to the naughty corner for offences that have been a part of the game for as long as its existed.Yes, no arms in the tackle needs to be penalised, as this is Union, not League. But the over-policing of these tip tackles and the general feeling that the referees are trigger happy with whats in their pocket needs to change, for the good of rugby.Rant over.This video is a bit more light hearted, but also illustrates the feeling that while refs are trying to stamp their authority, things are getting a little out of control. We also get to see a bit of Tana Umaga in action, some of the tries of the week, and a few other great hits. Enjoy. :: Related Posts :: Tana Umaga and Counties upset Otago in the opening game The build up to the Drew Mitchell red card All Blacks on fire as they beat the Wallabies in Melbourne Time: 02:36ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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On the picket line

first_imgMarriott workers march coast-to-coast on Labor DayOn Labor Day, Sept. 3, thousands of Marriott workers in at least nine cities, including Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle and more, flooded the streets carrying signs reading, “One job should be enough!” while banging homemade drums and demanding a fair contract. UNITE HERE! represents these hotel and food service workers, many of them immigrants, workers of color and women. Other unions, like Service Employees 32BJ, and union members representing nurses and higher education workers marched alongside.UNITE HERE! members are fighting for a new contract after theirs expired in the spring. Where automation is cutting workers or hours, they want job replacement as well as regular schedules. Workers in Seattle said they never know if they’ll have enough hours to support their families. (Seattle Times, Sept. 4)Workers faced intimidation and arrest at the demonstrations: The Sept. 4 San Francisco Chronicle reported that cops arrested 75 people for sitting on trolley tracks. In Seattle, 21 people blocking Fifth Avenue were arrested. In Boston, a cop attempted to divert the crowd down Belvedere Street, but marchers surged past, shouting, “¡Si se puede!” and “What kind of power? Union power!” (Boston Globe, Sept. 4)Detroit union activist Martha Grevatt reported: “Over 100 UNITE HERE Local 24 members rallied outside Marriott-owned hotels in downtown Detroit. As in other cities, they are fighting for a better contract that pays enough money so that workers only need to work one job.”In Boston, the union stopped in front of the Sheraton and announced a national strike authorization vote on Wed., Sept. 12, in which 12,000 union members could be voting. Locals in four cities ― Boston, Maui, San Francisco and Honolulu ― have already scheduled votes. Locals in five other cities ― Detroit, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Seattle ― may follow them. D. Taylor, UH’s international president, said members were willing to go on strike to raise working standards across the industry.‘They work us like dogs when it’s busy and then kick us to the curb in the winter.’Workers at 25 Chicago hotels go on strikeThousands of downtown Chicago hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen hit the bricks on Sept. 7. Represented by UNITE HERE Local 1, which has over 15,000 hospitality and food service workers in the greater Chicago area, the workers are demanding year-round health care. “Hotels may slow down in the wintertime, but I still need my diabetes medication when I’m laid off. … Full-time jobs should have year-round benefits,” said Q. Rivers, a house attendant at the Palmer House Hilton. “They work us like dogs when it’s busy and then kick us to the curb in the winter.” (unitehere1.org, Sept. 7)Union support for tribunal on U.S. crimes against Puerto RicoThe Delegate Assembly of the National Writers Union, United Auto Workers Local 1981, passed a resolution unanimously on Aug. 12 in New York City supporting the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Crimes against Puerto Rico scheduled to take place there on Oct. 27. The tribunal is of particular concern to the NWU because Puerto Rico is part of UAW Region 9A, of which Local 1981 is a member.The resolution noted that while the two devastating 2017 hurricanes negatively affected all aspects of life on the island, “this crisis is not new or even due primarily to the hurricanes, but is the culmination of the colonialist domination and capitalist exploitation that the United States has imposed ever since its 1898 military invasion of Puerto Rico.” In conclusion, the NWU agreed to “endorse and support [the tribunal] in the spirit of solidarity … and will help publicize it in Region 9A and in the rest of the UAW.”Pride at Work, the LGBTQ Constituency Group of the AFL-CIO, which includes unions in Puerto Rico, passed a similarly worded resolution at its triennial convention in Phoenix on Aug. 25. The resolution pointed out that “the LGBTQ community of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora is suffering the consequences of colonial domination and capitalist austerity.” In vowing to endorse and show solidarity with the tribunal, the [email protected] resolution agreed to help publicize it in its local chapters and in the rest of the AFL-CIO.Tribunal organizers are requesting that other unions pass similar resolutions. For more information, email [email protected] (type “Puerto Rico Tribunal” in the subject line); on Facebook like Puerto Rico Tribunal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgSt. Louis janitors ready to strike for $15 an hourSome 2,100 Service Employees (SEIU) Local 1 janitors in St. Louis voted to strike on Jan. 30,  the last day of their current contract. The workers could walk off the job any day now at major buildings like St. Louis County facilities, US Bank Plaza, Bayer, Boeing and the Wells Fargo building. Many workers are struggling to raise families on wages as low as $10 an hour — so low they need public assistance to pay bills.The janitors, majority African Americans, staged a strong civil disobedience action the morning of Jan. 27 at the major midtown intersection of Washington Avenue and North 7th Street. Many protesters held signs reading “Honor King: End Racism,” linking their low pay to the fight for racial equity. As the St. Louis American reported, “The racial income gap in the St. Louis region has grown by more than 10 percent since 2010, with black families three times more likely to live in poverty than white families.” Alishea Bell, a single mother with two teenage children, says she needs to work another full-time job on top of full-time janitorial work cleaning the trading floor at Wells Fargo.Janitors say they’re fighting for One St. Louis, a region where all working families can support themselves with at least a $15 wage and good union jobs. Both the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and St. Louis County Council passed resolutions supporting janitors negotiating for a $15 wage. Mayor Lyda Krewson signed an executive order Jan. 17 for a new $15 an hour minimum wage for city civil service workers. (Labor Tribune, Jan. 30) Stay tuned.Negotiations continue for grocery workers in D.C. areaLocal 400 of the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area has been in negotiations for a new contract at Giant and Safeway stores since September. Their goals are “wages we can live on, schedules we can depend on, health care we can afford and retirement we can count on.” (OTPL, Dec. 8)After several more weeks of contentious bargaining, a federal mediator urged both sides to take a cooling off period until the new year. However, as of Jan. 24, after three weeks of “difficult, complicated and frustrating” negotiations, Local 400 reported that “we remain far apart on nearly every single issue. … We will not be rushed into a bad deal.”UFCW knows that owners of both chains used similar delaying tactics last year when negotiating contracts on the West Coast. For the record, Ahold Delhaize, the parent company of Giant Food, made profits totaling more than $2 billion in 2018. Cerberus, the private equity firm behind Safeway’s parent company, has extracted more than $350 million in management fees and dividend payments from Safeway/Albertsons since 2013.Meanwhile, on Dec. 11, Local 400 learned that 17 Shoppers stores were being sold or closed immediately, with 26 to follow in coming months. So Local 400 had to scramble to negotiate a fair compensation package for workers who were being laid off. The final deal, which only a union could bargain for, included months of severance pay based on years of work as well as health care coverage.The union’s strategy over the past five months is to accept contract extensions in order to continue bargaining and to “keep the pressure on” through dozens of protests involving thousands of members. (ufcw400.org)Transit Equity Day, Feb. 4One of the national actions of the Labor Network for Sustainability is Transit Equity Day, Feb. 4. Transit Equity was launched a few years ago by the Amalgamated Transit Union to align workers’ rights with civil rights and promote a green environment. Feb. 4, Rosa Parks birthday, was chosen by TED to celebrate her role in the Civil Rights Movement for refusing to give up her seat on a (public) bus. As noted on labor4sustainability.org, “We want to make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy.” The website invites all unions to join in the campaign to educate, agitate and organize workers by setting up committees and passing resolutions to support public transit as a civil right and fight climate chaos. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Board of Trustees To Hold Community Meeting On June 19

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Board of Trustees To Hold Community Meeting On June 19 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 2:23 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees invites the community to an outreach meeting on June 19 at 6 p.m. at the El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Rosemead Center (4105 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770). The meeting will be led by Dr. Mark Rocha, superintendent-president of PCC, and John Martin, president of the Board of Trustees.The topics up for discussion will include PCC’s Educational Master Plan, PCC program offerings, and opportunities to increase outreach.For more information, please call (626) 585-7202. Business News Top of the News center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Second man dies in Limerick city crash

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking newsSecond man dies in Limerick city crashBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2016 882 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleAnthony on the path to self-fulfilmentNext articleConcerns raised over Limerick cement factory planning application Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The scene at Hyde Road this Tuesday night after a man was killed in a road traffic collisionA SECOND man involved in a car crash on the Hyde Road in Limerick on Tuesday night, has died in hospital as a result of his injuries.The 23-year-old died in hospital after he was taken there when the car he was traveling in on the wrong side of the road collided with a van.A 28-year-old man died at the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai have renewed their appeal for information on the crash that happened at 7:30pm on Tueaday.The circumstances of the now double fatal car accident are under investigation by Gardai the two men died in the road traffic collision on Hyde Road this Tuesday night. Three other people, including a young girl, were hospitalised as a result.A father, aged in his 40s and his 5-year-old daughter were traveling in a van on Hyde Road when the car with the two males, traveling on the wrong side of the road, collided into the van.It is understood that the father and daughter were treated at the scene by emergency services and later hospitalised but their injuries are understood not to be life threatening.The scene was attended by emergency services including units from the Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue service, emergency paramedics and a large Garda presence remains at the scene with the road closed in both directions.Technical and forensic examinations are taking place and Gardai are appealing for [email protected] Email Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedlimerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Three returned for trial following £3 million Derry drugs find

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleHarte considering Labour offerNext articleWoman not informed of partner’s inquest seeks formal apology News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 23, 2010 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ News Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three people have been returned for trial at Derry Crown Court charged in connection with the discovery of £3 million of heroin and ecstasy tablets in the city last year.Eight kilograms of 70% pure heroin, with a potential street value of £2 million, was discovered in a lorry in July last year after the vehicle was stopped by police.Also found were 210,000 herbal Ecstasy tablets, worth an estimated £1 million.42-year-old Sean Doherty from Cornshell Fields, is charged with two counts of possession of a class A drug, namely heroin and ecstasy, and two counts of possession with intent to supply.24-year-old Sarah Greene from Rathcoole, Dublin, is charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.28-year-old Anthony Morgan from Rathcoole, Dublin, is also charged with being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.The trio were returned for trial at Derry Crown Court on May 13. Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Three returned for trial following £3 million Derry drugs find 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

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Google street maps rolled out in Derry and Strabane.

first_img Google street maps rolled out in Derry and Strabane. Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articlePlans announced which could see 400 new homes in Galliagh and CarnhillNext articleBuncrana Town Council examining options for better facilities News Highland Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest A virtual tour of the streets of Derry, Strabane and Omagh is now only a click of a mouse away.Internet map readers can now access a street view after internet giant Google rolled out its street view maps this morning.Google Maps allows users to view and navigate 360 degree street-level imagery and online visitors can now take a virtual walk around the Walls of Derry or see Strabanes famous tinneys.http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=54.830133,-7.472371&spn=0,359.997264&z=19&layer=c&cbll=54.830165,-7.4725&panoid=Rj5pioob5hVMsNvwJWyiHw&cbp=12,143.03,,0,4.82 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – March 11, 2010 Newsx Adverts Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Minister KT Jaleel Moves Kerala High Court Against Lokayukta Order Charging Him With Nepotism

first_imgNews UpdatesMinister KT Jaleel Moves Kerala High Court Against Lokayukta Order Charging Him With Nepotism Lydia Suzanne Thomas12 April 2021 1:41 AMShare This – xK T Jaleel, Kerala’s Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare has moved the Kerala High Court against the report of the Kerala Lok Ayukta charging him with nepotism, abuse of power and favouritism in giving government appointment to his second cousin by altering norms. Specifically under challenge is Paragraph 54 of the said Report, wherein the Lok Ayukta comprising Justices…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?LoginK T Jaleel, Kerala’s Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare has moved the Kerala High Court against the report of the Kerala Lok Ayukta charging him with nepotism, abuse of power and favouritism in giving government appointment to his second cousin by altering norms. Specifically under challenge is Paragraph 54 of the said Report, wherein the Lok Ayukta comprising Justices Cyriac Joseph (former Supreme Court judge) and Harun-Ul-Rashid (former High Court judge) held that that Jaleel should not continue as a Member of the Council of Ministers on account of the charges against him. Filing his petition through Advocate PC Sasidharan, the Minister alleges that the Lok Ayukta finalised its Report solely based on the oral arguments of the parties before it. Among other prayers, the Minister seeks declaration by the Court that the Lok Ayukta’s finding that the petitioner has committed an act of abuse of power, favouritism, nepotism and violation of Oath of Office is not based on any material evidence or after any investigation and one liable to be set aside. On February 5, the Lok Ayukta had issued an order stating that as part of preliminary investigation notice before admission may be issued to respondents, returnable on March 30, the petition points out. “No investigation either preliminary or regular was conducted”, the petition avers, referring to the Order of the Kerala Lok Ayukta dated February 5. Charging the final report as one having been made without following any procedure mandated under law to arrive at a finding, Jaleel’s plea asserts that the same is violative of natural justice as well as the statutory provisions of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, and therefore one liable to be interfered with by the Court. Additionally, the plea argues that the subject matter of the proceedings, specifically, the prescription of qualification and appointment to the State Minority Development Finance Corporation, is excluded from the purview of the investigation under the Lok Ayukta Act. The petition contends that the matters in dispute in the proceedings before the Lok Ayukta were previously presented before the High Court as well as the Governor and both refused to entertain the issue. With these prayers, the Minister seeks, A quash of the Lok Ayukta’s Report A declaration that the procedure adopted for submitting the report under Section 12(3) of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, 1999 was a violation of the principles of natural justice and violative of the statutory mandate of law contained in the Lok Ayukta Act. A declaration that the report and declaration that Paragraph 54 of the Report is non est in the eye of law, since it was not prepared in terms of the statutory mandate and a direction that the competent authority shall not proceed further with the matter.In the Interim, the petitioner seeks a stay of all further proceedings and declaration made in Paragraph 54.The Kerala Lok Ayukta recently found K T Jaleel, Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare, guilty of nepotism, abuse of power and favoritism and held that he violated his oath of office by giving government appointment to his second cousin by altering norms. Significantly, the Lok Ayukta made declaration under Section 12(3) of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act that Jaleel should not continue as a Member of the Council of Ministers. Such a declaration has to be accepted by the Chief Minister under Section 14 of the Act. On acceptance by the Chief Minister, the Minister has to resign from the office as per Section 14(2)(i) of the Act. The Kerala High Court will consider his petition tomorrow, that is on, April 13.CASE NAME: KT JALEEL V. VK MUHAMMED SHAFI.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Diversions in place on N56 following collision

first_img By News Highland – January 15, 2018 Previous articleBreaking: Major search and rescue operation underway in GweedoreNext articleBody recovered following Gweedore search News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Gardai in Milfrod are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision between Dore Crossroads and Gweedore Station on the N56.The road is currently closed with traffic diversions in place through Bunbeg Crossroads. Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Diversions in place on N56 following collision Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

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