Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter,…

first_img Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted May 9, 2019 Back to Press Releases AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter, to retire June 30 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter, has announced to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other colleagues her intention to retire July 1. She joined the Presiding Bishop’s staff in September 2005.“It has been a privilege to be one of The Episcopal Church’s storytellers for the past nearly 14 years,” Schjonberg wrote in her letter to the Presiding Bishop. “This job has been my ministry and I hope my work has helped Episcopalians deepen their knowledge of the church we love and find inspiration in the mission and ministry of their siblings in Christ. Now, though, it is time for the next chapter in my own story.”Schjonberg first wrote for Episcopal News Service as a freelancer in 2003. “I have been blessed to have what all journalists hope for: the chance to witness history and be able to write about it,” she said.Those historic events included the election and episcopates of 26th Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (the first woman elected to that post) and 27th Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (the first African American presiding bishop). She helped cover the on- going story of Bishop Gene Robinson (the Christian Church’s first openly gay bishop) as well as the ever-expanding efforts towards full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of The Episcopal Church.“It’s been amazing to work with Mary Frances over the last decade. Her in-depth knowledge of The Episcopal Church, its history and governance, is something ENS has benefited from enormously,” said Lynette Wilson, the news service’s managing editor. “I’m sure ENS readers will miss her and I’ll miss having her as a colleague.”Schjonberg specialized in reporting on The Episcopal Church’s governance and polity, issues affecting clergy and breaking news, especially the impact of natural disasters on the church around the world. That latter reportage began in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has included numerous other storms, floods, wildfires and earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and the East Coast of the United States. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA “Mary Frances brought us the gift of being both an ordained priest and a professional journalist,” said the Rev. Deacon Geoffrey T. Smith, chief operating officer. “Her passion for both has been evident in her ability to not only report on the who, what and where of a story, but also to dive into the why with a discerning eye and heart. She will be sorely missed.”She has covered 40 of the last 41 Executive Council meetings, six consecutive General Conventions, four consecutive meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council (including the just-concluded ACC-17 meeting in Hong Kong) and the 2008 Lambeth Conference. She has won numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators for her news and feature writing, as well as for her photography and videography.Schjonberg remains in her present position through June 30. 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Jason Robinson wants to see more attacking from England

first_imgWednesday Mar 20, 2013 Jason Robinson wants to see more attacking from England Highly respected England World Cup winner Jason Robinson has warned Stuart Lancaster he must make his beaten England side a stronger attacking force if they are to achieve repeat successes over the big sides in future. Robinson, who scored in the victorious 2003 World Cup Final and was also part of the last England team to claim a Six Nations Grand Slam in the same year, was left bitterly disappointed by his country’s defeat to Wales in Saturday’s championship decider in Cardiff.Wales were 30-3 victors, as Alex Cuthbert scored two tries while England could respond only through a solitary Owen Farrell penalty. As well as losing the Six Nations title and missing out on a Grand Slam, Lancaster’s men have been criticised for scoring just one try in the last four games of the championship.“It’s a horrible statistic to have only scored one try in the last four games,” said the man nicknamed ‘Billy Whizz’ who scored 30 tries for England. “The days of just turning up and relying upon a good set-piece and penalties to get you goals are long gone. If you want to win the big prizes you have got to have a team that can create something.“England and Stuart Lancaster made a massive turnaround but in order to really kick on we need to get this attacking side to our game right. As an ex-player who loved to take people on, that is what I want to see more from the England team,” he added.Rugby World Cup winner and British & Irish Lions legend Jason Robinson is an HSBC ambassador. Jason was attending Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens tournament running special coaching clinics for participating schools courtesy of HSBC. For more information visit www.rpns7.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 44 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

US freelancer on difficult access to information in war-torn northern state

first_imgRowan Jacobson reporting in Kachin for Outside magazine ©Ryan LibreWhen I first arrived, people and authorities were really excited to have me there and were making sure I could have access to what I needed. That lasted for years but when the fighting started a lot of reporters came to cover the fighting and refugees. The authorities are generally quite open to show their state and what is going on. But there is not enough human resources (translators etc.) for instance, and everything takes a long time. The state struggles to deal with this when already dealing with a refugee crisis without international help. This is, in part, why some journalists feel they are not as open or helpful to reporters. What is your opinion about freedom of information there?The internet access is very poor and people use cards coming from the other side of the Chinese border. But it is still pretty free. However, the problem of access also comes from the fact that international media does not write enough about it. For example, the majority of the editors still do not know about it. It’s much better than it was a year ago, where it was really hard to find a publication to talk about it. And when there is, the reports are generally quite superficial. There needs to be more consistent in-depth reporting, for example a good story about the education system. Somebody could compare the Kachin education system in the 60’s to what it is now with the “burmanization”. The lack of information even applies to Burmese and Thai who do not know about what is going on in this state.Has China any impact on information there? May 12, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go further News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News HRW reports are not banned in KIO areas ©Ryan Libre The cell phone towers of China behind laiza ©Ryan LibreOf course, there is a lot of pressure from China when it comes to allow journalists going to the Kachin state. But it has an open relationship with China. Therefore, there is a very fine line for them to walk between helping the journalists and please China about the information published. The good relation comes from the fact that Chinese are primarily concerned about economics, which makes it easier. There is an interesting parallel to be done: if you take India, the world’s biggest democracy, there is no relation with the Kachin state as they are not the state government. The Chinese give people more freedom: you can travel to China with a Kachin I.D for example. But do not mistake: there are also two Chinas. While the Yunnan government is more flexible with the state, Beijing is less lenient. Are the Kachins waiting for a move from Aung Sang Suu Kyi?The Kachins would like something from her but they are not waiting for her to solve their problems. It would help if she talked. Her father is in part responsible for the place they are today and promised them a union based on equality. They would like her to keep her father’s promise. Unfortunately, until more rights are respected, I don’t think there will be any stability. To that extent, the issue of the Union of Myanmar and the panglong agreement needs to be addressed. Ryan Libre was interviewed by Reporters Without Borders Cambodia correspondent Clothilde Le Coz. MyanmarAsia – Pacific December 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US freelancer on difficult access to information in war-torn northern statecenter_img On December 7th, 2012, the United-Nations expressed “grave concerns” for the displaced people in Kachin State in areas where the UN has no access. Located between Burma, China and India, the Kachin state is one where jade, diamonds, rubies, gold and precious hard woods are abundant. Today, it is also precious for its hydropower potential. Fierce fighting has raged in Kachin state since a 17-year ceasefire between the military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) shattered in June 2011.Since then, some 75,000 people in Kachin and northern Shan states have been forced to flee from their homes to find refuge at near the Chinese border. Ryan Libre has been photographing the situation there for the past five years. He has about 50 000 images of a state that he says has a lot of “grey areas”. Based in Thailand, he first learnt about it in 2007 when one of his neighbours’ guests told him “I am not Burmese. I am a Kachin”. At that time, he barely found information about Kachin state. “BBC had no mention of it and I could only find very old articles about it in the New York Times” he recalls. As no one was really interested by his work after Libre came back from his first trip, he wanted to go further and take better pictures to address the issue and make it known. In 2008, he launched a project to train young photographers to document their world and learn about photography. RSF correspondent in Cambodia met him to discuss the situation for journalists and access to information there. Receive email alerts Reporters without borders : How can you access the Kachin state?Ryan Libre : I am always going through China for the access from Burma is forbidden. You would find more than twenty checkpoints on the way and now the bridges to access it are destroyed. Entering legally and illegally from Burma is much more complicated than going through China. The access is still difficult. For example, the UN had access for the first time to the refugee camps almost a year after the refugee crisis started. No international UN staff was allowed. Only Burmese officers could do that job. The first time I crossed in 2007 was the most difficult for I did not know what to expect.And what did you discover? US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF_en News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more It was a quite a free place. I was most surprised by finding a nice city with better infrastructure and access to information than in Burma. You could feel there was less censorship too. A few journals were printed in the native language and they have their own satellite system. There were two news stations, and access to BBC and Al Jazeera! You could even find Human Rights Watch reports in the library etc. Nowadays, it is still free although Kachin news services are more limited. There were also more services available before. Because of the conflict, a lot of the programs have been stopped because the KIO government has to deal with the refugee crisis now. I also agree on the fact that Burmese reports were not faithful about the situation in the state and that this misinformation had a role in the conflict escalation and still not being resolved. What is the situation for journalists there? Follow the news on Myanmarlast_img read more

Priority COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medical Marijuana Workers Draws Praise, Criticism in Pasadena

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Business News The California Department of Public Health clarified Thursday that medical marijuana workers are classified as medical workers and qualify for the highest priority level, Phase 1a, for vaccine distribution, drawing both praise and disapproval in Pasadena.Cannabis industry workers involved in the medical marijuana industry are included in Phase 1b in the “Food and Agriculture” category, according to CDPH guidelines. The Phase 1b category also includes most teachers and law enforcement officers.Director of Medical Cannabis Caregivers in Pasadena Liz McDuffie said while she is not rushing out to get vaccinated, she applauded the move.“I think that that vaccine has to be made available to people,” she said. “And certainly, any of the grocery store workers or anyone who’s dealing with the public should have the right to get vaccinated.”“It’s good that the people are stepping forward and they’re trying to do something. You have to do something. You can’t just ignore it,” McDuffie said. “If the vaccine, indeed, is going to give us all a herd immunity, everybody is benefited by the people that do take it.”Pasadena city officials have said they plan to abide by the state’s guidelines.But some, like Pasadena resident and activist Erika Foy, disagreed with the prioritization.“In this case following the state directive is a bad idea,” she said in an email. “The optics of this when we have kids not going back to school at day 335 means we need to fight to prioritize teachers. We can choose not to partake in this especially after San Diego County did not.”“I know we didn’t follow L.A. County with outdoor dining,” Foy said. “We need to stand up and make choices that are right for our community. Our city has the ability to set a better precedence in what’s happening in our state.”“Why does our city continue to make these kinds of mistakes of following state directives that don’t make sense and are driven by lobbyists? Absolutely maddening. All reasonability has flown out the door.”The state’s updated vaccination guidelines can be viewed online at cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/VaccineAllocationGuidelines.aspx. Top of the News Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News Priority COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medical Marijuana Workers Draws Praise, Criticism in Pasadena By JOEY REAMS and BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, February 12, 2021 | 2:17 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Unions to ballot for strike action at City of Derry Airport

first_img Unions to ballot for strike action at City of Derry Airport Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp City of Derry Airport could be facing strike action next month after two unions at the airport decided to ballot members on industrial action.This afternoon, representatives of both NIPSA and Unite attended a joint meeting of members which unanimously backed a call for a ballot.The unions say the action will oppose recently announced redundancies at the airport, the failure of management to consult trade unions on the proposals, and call for a halt to what they claim is the ongoing managed decline of the airport.NIPSA official Alan Law says the airport is suffering as a result of the management contract with Regional & City Airports Management Ltd.He says changes are needed to secure the airport’s future………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/airportstrike.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Previous articlePresident Higgins makes second official trip to USNext articleHarps seek victory in long trip to Cobh News Highland center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest By News Highland – May 8, 2014 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Rajasthan HC Upholds Classification Of Prisoners For Release On Parole

first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan HC Upholds Classification Of Prisoners For Release On Parole LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jun 2020 10:19 PMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court on Thursday upheld the classification of convicts, for the purposes of granting parole, on the basis of the nature and gravity of offences committed by them. The division bench comprised by Justice Pankaj Bhandari and Justice Narendra Singh observed, “Special parole can be granted to certain category of prisoners and if benefit is not given to those who…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rajasthan High Court on Thursday upheld the classification of convicts, for the purposes of granting parole, on the basis of the nature and gravity of offences committed by them. The division bench comprised by Justice Pankaj Bhandari and Justice Narendra Singh observed, “Special parole can be granted to certain category of prisoners and if benefit is not given to those who have been convicted for offences affecting the State and for grave offences, such rider cannot be said to be unconstitutional.” The observation was made in writ petition seeking to quash Rule 10-B of the Rajasthan Prisoners Release on Parole (Amendment) Rules, 2020. The provision was inserted by the Government to decongest prisons, in view of the impending threat of Covid-19. As per this Rule, parole may be granted to a category of prisoners in a bid to decongest prison, except those who have been convicted for offences related to acid attack, rape, dacoity, murder, Section 4 or 6 of the POCSO Act, NDPS Act, economic offences, Prevention of Corruption Act, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Anti national activities, unlawful activities (Prevention Act) or any other offences of similar nature or the cases investigated by any Central Investigating Agency. The Petitioners had contended that the Rule is ultra vires to the Constitution of India as it is giving special parole to only a certain category of prisoners. However, the court held that no ground for interference is made out. It may be noted that pursuant to the recommendations made by the High Power Committee, formed in each state as per directions issued by the Supreme Court in In Re: Contagion Of Covid 19 Virus In Prisons, the trend has been to release prisoners who have been convicted for offences that are punishable with not more than 7 years imprisonment. Last week, the Bombay High Court also dismissed a petition challenging the classification of prisoners by the High Power Committee, for release on temporary bail and parole. Case Details: Case Title: Monu @ Shyam Singh & Ors. v. State Of Rajasthan & Ors. Case No.: CWP No. 5840/2020 [To Be Updated With Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Dr Kafeel Khan’s Release Challenged : UP Govt Moves Supreme Court Against Allahabad High Court Order Quashing His Detention Under NSA

first_imgTop StoriesDr Kafeel Khan’s Release Challenged : UP Govt Moves Supreme Court Against Allahabad High Court Order Quashing His Detention Under NSA LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Dec 2020 6:12 AMShare This – xThe Uttar Pradesh Government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the September 1 judgment of the Allahabad High Court which quashed the detention of Dr.Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA).The petition State of UP and others v Nuzhat Parween(mother of Dr Khan), filed on October 26, is likely to be listed before the Supreme Court on December 17, as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttar Pradesh Government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the September 1 judgment of the Allahabad High Court which quashed the detention of Dr.Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA).The petition State of UP and others v Nuzhat Parween(mother of Dr Khan), filed on October 26, is likely to be listed before the Supreme Court on December 17, as per information available from the official website.UP Government’s plea against Dr.Kafeel Khan’s release was filed on October 26 and is likely to be listed before the Supreme Court on December [email protected] @UPGovt #KafeelKhan pic.twitter.com/VJQYxXi26l— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 12, 2020 A Gorakhpur-based lecturer, Dr. Kafeel Khan was arrested from Mumbai in January 2020, over a speech given on December 13 at the Aligarh Muslim University against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. The Pediatrics professor was subsequently slapped with charge under stringent National Security Act, 1980 for “disturbing public order in the city and creating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity within the citizens of Aligarh”. A habeas corpus petition moved by Khan’s mother, Nuzhat Perween, was first listed before the Allahabad High Court on June 1, 2020 after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in the matter, stating that High Court is a more “appropriate forum”. On September 1, 2020, the High Court allowed the habeas petition with directions to effect immediate release of Dr Khan.On a perusal of the record maintained under NSA, the Allahabad High Court concluded that there were no grounds to either detain Khan, let alone to extend such detention twice, as a complete reading of his speech indicated that he ‘deprecated any kind of violence’.The Court noted that the speech actually gave a “call for national integrity and unity”. The judgment completely reproduced the speech given by Khan, which was termed “provocative” by the District Magistrate.”The speaker was certainly opposing the policies of the government and while doing so certain illustration are given by him, but that no where reflects the eventualities demanding detention. A complete reading of the speech primafacie does not disclose any effort to promote hatred or violence. It also no where threatens peace and tranquility of the city of Aligarh. The address gives a call for national integrity and unity among the citizens. The speech also deprecates any kind of violence. It appears that the District Magistrate had selective reading and selective mention for few phrases from the speech ignoring its true intent,” the Bench said in its strongly worded Judgment.The judgment delivered by a bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh held that the speech is not such that a reasonable man could have arrive at a conclusion as the inference drawn by the District Magistrate, Aligarh, who passed the detention order against Dr. Khan in February this year.Accordingly, it has revoked the NSA charges against Dr. Khan; the order of detention dated 13th February, 2020 passed by District Magistrate, Aligarh under the NSA Act and confirmed by the State of Uttar Pradesh has been set aside. The extension of the period of detention of detenue Dr. Kafeel Khan is also declared illegal.The HC observed that State failed to discharge its burden to establish that KafeelKhan’s December speech had “such a deleterious effect on the public order in district-Aligarh as had continued to exist up to 13.02.2020 necessitating preventive detention of the detenue”.Following the High Court order, Dr. Khan was released from Mathura jail on September 2, amid much fanfare.Pictures of Dr. Kafeel Khan after his release from Mathura jail following the Allahabad HC order quashing his detention under National Security Act. @Saurabhsherry#drkafeelkhan #kafeel_khan https://t.co/AFtJxhHeHd pic.twitter.com/IzJ71ZEmiz— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) September 1, 2020 Khan came in news first in August 2017, during the tragedy in Baba Raghav Das(BRD) Medical College Hospital, Gorakhpur, regarding the death of nearly 60 infants due to lack of oxygen supply. He was initially reported to have acted as a saviour by promptly acting to arrange emergency oxygen supply by paying out of his pocket. Despite being hailed as a hero for arranging cylinders as children gasped for breath, he was named in an FIR registered under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant, or by banker, merchant or agent), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. It was alleged that he was negligent in his duties, which resulted in a shortage of medical oxygen. He was arrested in September 2017, and was released only in April 2018 when the High Court allowed his bail application after observing that there existed no material on record to establish charges of medical negligence against Dr. Khan individually. He was also suspended from service alleging dereliction of duty. A report of the departmental enquiry absolved him of charges in September 2019.Next Storylast_img read more

People can be fined for making non-essential cross-border trips from Monday

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows People can be fined for making non-essential cross-border trips from Monday Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Previous articleAdam Foley resigns at Finn ParkNext articleDonegal Deputy welcomes High Court insurance ruling News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – February 5, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Gardai will be able to fine people making non-essential cross-border trips from Monday.Ahead of the weekend, members of the force are urging people to stay within their 5km.From 7am on Monday Gardai will be able to fine anyone travelling from the north into the republic for a non-essential reason.It means any residents in the North caught here without a valid reason can be fined €100.Gardaí are warning that if the driver of a car has two adult passengers with them then each of the three adults in the car will be penalised.Meanwhile, over the past seven days Gardaí have issued around 375 fines at Dublin Airport to people going abroad for non-essential reasons.300 house party related fines ranging from €150 to €500 have also been handed out. Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Christmas concert rocks Claudia Crosby Theater

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Ruth Walker, president of the sponsoring Troy Arts Council, said, too, that the “Shelia Jackson and Friends” concert was a wonderful way to usher in the Christmas season.“What always impresses me is that Shelia brings together so many talented people from the community,” Walker said. “Of course, Shelia is such a talented singer and performer that she could do the concert herself but, instead, she includes a large number of talented people from the community.”Tony Terry, WSFA-TV’s “Today in Alabama’ anchor, was the concert emcee and enhanced the program with her introductions and comments, Walker said.“The musicians were outstanding, the dancers were so graceful and the Children’s Chorus was magnificent,” she said. “Children are such a part of Christmas that having them was very special. The Carver High School Choir was impressive. “Shelia’s family is very talented. Her son, Patrick, is a very good, young saxophone player and he seems to get better all the time. The entire concert was outstanding. We are fortunate to have such talent here in Pike County and to have so many great guest artists participating in the concert.”Jackson expressed appreciation the Troy Arts Council for sponsoring the concert and to all of those who joined her on stage and those who packed the theater.“It’s uplifting to be surrounded by so many talented people,” she said. “Everyone worked extremely hard to prepare for the concert and I thank them all for being a part of what, to me, is such a special time with friends on the stage and in the audience. It’s a wonderful time of the year when we come together to celebrate the season and remember the real reason for the season.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Shelia’s friends are a wonderfully talented group of singers, musicians and dancers and I enjoyed the first half of the concert which was more Broadway and pop music and, then, I loved the second half which was Christmas music,” Windham said. “I enjoyed the variety of the musical numbers.”Windham said that she appreciates Jackson’s bringing local artists to the stage.“We have so much talent in our area and Shelia showcases others’ talent as well as her own,” Windham said. “The Carver High School Choir was wonderful. It was a fantastic concert for all ages and for all musical interests and a wonderful beginning to the Christmas season.” By Jaine Treadwell The “Shelia Jackson and Friends” Christmas concert at the Claudia Crosby Theater Friday night brought down the house. Not just at the close of the concert but as the curtain came down at intermission.Jackson closed the first half of the concert with a rousing rendition of “God Bless the USA” with a stage-size American Flag as a backdrop and the audience responded with thunderous applause.Those who attended the annual Christmas concert would be hard pressed to decide which half of the concert they enjoyed more, said Leigh Anne Windham. Skip Published 11:00 pm Monday, December 9, 2013 By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Alumni Association hosts Holiday Market The Troy University Alumni Association will host its annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday. Dec. 12… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Christmas concert rocks Claudia Crosby Theater The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

LAND DEAL: Brundidge purchases land, paves way for industrial growth

first_img Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellWith a stroke of the pen, the deal was sealed for the purchase of 222 acres of property by the City of Brundidge. The property was purchased for $1.2 million and will be designated as an industrial site. The official documents were signed at the office of Calhoun, Faulk and Curtis in Troy Friday. Pictured, seated from left, Mayor Jimmy Ramage, Klugel and Cynthia Pearson, council member. Back, Arthur Lee Griffin, Betty Baxter and Margaret Ross, council members.Friday, May 15, was a historic day for the City of Brundidge as city officials signed the necessary documents for the purchase of 222 acres of property adjacent to Southern Classic Foods on the north side of town for potential industrial growth.The city paid $1.2 million for the property with financing by First National Bank at the rate of 2.75 percent for 10 years.The property was purchased from members of the Regentine family, Jodi Klugel, Russell Regentine and Peggy Regentine.Klugel said she and her siblings inherited the land from their mother, Margaret Regentine. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The City will deed 30 acres of the land parcel to the Brundidge Industrial Development Board to earmark for a project currently being considered.“The entire 222 acres will be available for industrial growth,” Ramage said. “We are excited to have this property and look forward to the opportunities to bring new industry and jobs to Brundidge.“This land transaction is one of the best things to happen in Brundidge in years. I would think that, years from now, this purchase would be equal to the decisions that were made in regard to owning our utilities. Because of those decisions, Brundidge has been able to maintain the kind of cash flow that has allowed us to survive. Today was a good day for Brundidge.” Email the author Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits LAND DEAL: Brundidge purchases land, paves way for industrial growth By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Contentcenter_img You Might Like Golden Eagle Dinner honors Hank Jones Hank Jones, former superintendent of Troy City Schools, was recognized Thursday as the guest of honor at the Troy Boy… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 4:00 am Saturday, May 16, 2015 Print Article This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Klugel said her great-grandfather Jim Ramage deeded the land to Margaret Regentine for her lifetime.“Our mother died in 1986 and we wanted to keep the land,” Klugel said. “We planted it in pines and it’s a beautiful piece of property. But, we realized what a good opportunity this is for industrial growth for the city and we are proud to be a part of the good things that will come from this.”Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the property is located on the main line of the CSX Railroad and will lower the number of competitors who are vying for industrial locations with rail access.“The fact that the city now controls this site is also a big plus,” Ramage said. “Often times, a company is looking for a location but isn’t in a position to wait until property can be purchased. With this purchase and the infrastructure we have in place, Brundidge will be open and ready for business.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more