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No retirement savings? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a passive income


first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 | More on: BDEV IAG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens owns shares of Barratt Developments. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. No retirement savings? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a passive income Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety – especially while its recent trading updates have suggested that demand for its new-build properties has been robust, despite political and economic risks being high.Looking ahead, the stock could deliver a rising dividend for its investors. It has a solid balance sheet, and may be able to afford to pay a large proportion of its profit as a dividend. And with low interest rates set to stay over the coming years, new-build properties may retain the high level of demand they have experienced over the past decade.With a dividend yield of 5.8%, Barratt offers an impressive income return today alongside its growth prospects. Although the housebuilding sector may be negatively impacted by the planned end of the Help to Buy scheme in the current parliament, the stock’s wide margin of safety suggests that investors have factored this in to the company’s valuation. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the stock for the long term.IAGAnother FTSE 100 share that could deliver an impressive long-term income outlook is IAG (LSE:IAG). The British Airways owner has reported strong underlying results in recent quarters, despite suffering from industrial action and weak demand in some of its key markets.Looking ahead, it is expected to raise dividends per share by 10% next year so that it has a forward yield of almost 6%. Certainly, there are many FTSE 100 companies that offer greater financial resilience and are far less cyclical. But with IAG having a strong track record of producing growing profitability and a rising dividend, it may deliver relatively high returns in the long run for investors who are able to look beyond its short-term volatility.IAG is set to change its CEO in March. While this could mean there is a refreshed strategy ahead, its diverse operations and the prospect of rising demand for air travel over the long term mean that its financial prospects appear to be bright. Its price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.6, meanwhile, suggests that there could be capital growth ahead for the company’s shares, alongside a rising dividend. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Executive Council asks bishops, spouses to ‘prayerfully and carefully consider’…


first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 24, 2019 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY 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 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Midwest City, Oklahoma] Executive Council has asked The Episcopal Church’s bishops and their spouses, and the House of Bishops collectively, “to prayerfully and carefully consider her/his/their response, choices and actions” in the light of what it calls the “troubling circumstances” of the decision to exclude same-sex spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops.Council unanimously approved a resolution on Feb. 24 that says it finds the decision “inconsistent” with the positions of The Episcopal Church and with multiple statements of Anglican Communion entities that have urged the church to listen to the experiences LGBTQ persons.“Exclusion of spouses at Lambeth Conference: When does all mean all?” calls the decision “particularly misguided and inconsistent with the stated purposes of the conference,” in part because the conference planning group decided to run a joint program for bishops and their spouses, rather than the traditional parallel programs. The FAQs section of the Lambeth2020 website says that the joint conference “is in recognition of the vital role spouses play across the Anglican Communion and a desire to support them in their ministry.”The resolution came in response to a Feb. 15 Anglican Communion News Service blog in which Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon wrote that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had invited “every active bishop.” However, Idowu-Fearon said that “it would be inappropriate for same-sex spouses to be invited to the conference.” He said the Anglican Communion defines marriage as “the lifelong union of a man and a woman,” as codified in Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.The cameras were out Feb. 24 as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached during Eucharist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a statement after council’s vote that the resolution “reflects our commitment to be ‘a house of prayer for all people,’ as the Bible says, where all are truly welcome.”Curry said, “It reflects our commitment to be an inclusive church, not based on a social theory or capitulation to the ways of the culture, but based on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very love of God reaching out to us all. It reflects our belief that the words of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians should be true for the church today: ‘All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, for all are one in Christ.’”The resolution also:* expresses its love, support, concern and prayers for the spouses who have not been invited or may not be invited to the Lambeth Conference, and* affirms and laments the hurt and pain this action causes to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons across the Anglican Communion.The resolution includes a lengthy summary of what it calls General Convention’s more than 40 years of “support of homosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their partners, spouses and families, both in secular society and in the church,” beginning in 1976.It offers a summary of statements and resolutions that have been issued by Anglican Communion entities about the full inclusion LGBTQ people in the life of the church. Among those are the Anglican Consultative Council’s decision in 2012 to commend to the communion for study the statement of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation’s “Rites Relating to Marriage.”Section 15.5 of that statement says, “Some in the Anglican Communion are discerning that much of what is held to be true of Christian marriage between a man and a woman is also found and given expression in faithful, committed, monogamous, lifelong relationships between two men or two women, whether it is called a marriage or something else. This provides an opportunity for continuing conversation within the Communion, and listening to the experiences of gay and lesbian disciples of Christ.”The council passed the lengthy resolution on the final day of its four-day meeting here, after its governance and operations committee spent hours the day before writing and revising it.The Rev. Aaron Perkins told the committee on Feb. 23 that he and council colleague Diane Pollard discussed House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings’ opening remarks and agreed that “the council should not leave here without some sort of statement, without some sort of resolution that speaks to the issue.”When the council’s debate raised the question of why the resolution does not tell Welby to invite same-sex spouses, Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny said he and his committee colleagues tried to “be in a place where we said something that definitely describes our concerns about what has happened without crossing over into a place where we’re being attacking in some way.”The committee hoped that the resolution would support people who can be part of an ongoing conversation with Anglican Communion officials in hopes of giving Welby “the opportunity to react or respond on his own, if there is flexibility in that space,” he said.“[If] we don’t give him the space, if there is any, to change his mind,” the rest of the communion will feel that Welby is “bound to the pressures” of The Episcopal Church, Konieczny said.Pollard urged the council to approve the resolution because it shows that the council disapproves of a decision that is “unfair to those that we hold dear.” In addition, she said, “Giving the archbishop [of Canterbury] quote, wiggle room, unquote, is a very good strategic idea while trying to avoid telling him to do something.”The resolution “certainly is not the strongest resolution that I would have liked, but I think that it is a good middle point,” Pollard said.The Rev. Mally Lloyd reminded the council that it meets three more times before the Lambeth Conference convenes on July 23, 2020. “What I like about this resolution is that it is very open, and if we need to narrow it down and be more directive, we can,” she said.Meanwhile, Welby’s exclusion of same-sex spouses will no doubt be discussed at the House of Bishops’ previously scheduled meeting March 12-15, 2019, at Kanuga outside Hendersonville, North Carolina.During the governance and operations committee meeting on Feb. 23, Konieczny noted that the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, or ACC, is scheduled for April 28-May 5 in Hong Kong. He will be attending for the first time as the bishop member of The Episcopal Church’s three-person delegation.“I hate to say this, but I’m looking at it from the political sense of how do I engage this conversation when I get to Hong Kong with the ACC,” he told the committee.Executive Council’s Committee on Governance and Operations on Feb. 23 considers the wording of the resolution responding to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision not to invite same-sex spouses to the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops. The entire council approved the resolution the next day. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceIn Jennings’ remarks on Feb. 21, she told the council that Welby’s decision not to invite same-sex spouses to the conference was wrong on many levels.Jennings said that Idowu-Fearon’s post promulgated “a misconception about the Anglican Communion’s governance” by claiming that the Anglican Communion’s position on marriage is defined by that resolution because the Lambeth Conference has no constitutional power to set policy for the communion. That authority rests in the Anglican Consultative Council, which is seen as the corporate entity of the Anglican Communion by the four Instruments of Communion’s governing documents, and British law.The Lambeth Conference is a periodic gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion, which the archbishop of Canterbury calls and issues invitations for. The last gathering was in 2008. The July 23-Aug 2, 2020, gathering will be held, as is tradition, in Canterbury, England, with most of the sessions at the University of Kent. The theme for the 2020 gathering is “God’s Church for God’s World: walking, listening and witnessing together.”Konieczny said on Feb. 23 that he thought there was a possibility that Welby could change his mind, though Konieczny said, “I know that the word from [Anglican Communion Secretary General] Josiah [Idowu-Fearon] is that this is a done deal; there’s no more conversation.”Konieczny added, “Personally, I don’t think the cement has completely solidified around that yet.”“I don’t think that [Welby] was prepared for this to become public yet,” he said. “He was pre-empted.”While some have suggested that Episcopal Church bishops and/or their spouses should boycott Lambeth 2020, Konieczny argued that staying away would not “serve our cause.” The bishops and spouses ought “to be there to witness to what’s happening and say this is inappropriate,” he said.Welby’s refusal currently effects at least two bishops and one bishop-elect who are publicly known to have same-sex spouses. Diocese of New York Bishop Assistant Mary Glasspool is currently The Episcopal Church’s one actively serving bishop who has a same-sex spouse. She is married to Becki Sander, her partner of more than 30 years.The Rev. Thomas Brown is due to be ordained and consecrated on June 22 as the next bishop of the Diocese of Maine. He is married to the Rev. Thomas Mousin. The diocese elected Brown on Feb. 9. His election is about to enter the consent process canonically required in all bishop elections. A majority of diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction must sign off on each election.The only other active bishop in the Anglican Communion to whom Welby’s decision is known to apply is Diocese of Toronto Bishop Suffragan Kevin Robertson, who married Mohan Sharma, his partner of nearly 10 years, on Dec. 28, 2018. The diocese congratulated him on his marriage, which was attended by Toronto Archbishop Colin Johnson and Toronto Bishop Diocesan Andrew Asbil. Robertson recently told Episcopal News Service that Welby told him in person earlier this month that Sharma would not be invited. Robertson and Sharma are the parents of two young children.The Feb. 21-24 meeting of Executive Council took place at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.Episcopal News Service’s coverage of the meeting is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more


Interior ILL / INT2architecture


first_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Zeitraum, Blanco, Clou, Daikin, Dinesen, Northern Lighting, OLIVARI, Roca, Schüco, Serge Mouille, Toto, Vola, Wever & Ducre, Örsjö Belysning, Acor, Bianco, Jasba, SLV, Schuco, WRONG FOR HAYSave this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. A small private house is located in a picturesque place about 30 km from Riga. The land plot is on the boarder of the forest and is located near the Gulf of Riga. A separate position of the buildings (house and garage) on the site is due to the fact that they were erected on the previously existing foundations. The buildings are connected by a terrace.Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureThe house is functionally divided into two parts: the main and guest areas. Connection between the zones is carried out through an indoor passage in the building, which visually connects the courtyard with the forest. For external finishing and the terrace, Latvian granary board impregnated with a hydrophobic compound was used. The roof and facades of the house are finished with anthracite standing seam roof panels.Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureFrom the guest side of the house there is a small roof overhang and a mini-terrace for storing firewood for a wood stove in the living room. On the terrace from side of the main bedroom there is an outdoor shower. Interior of the house is minimalist: simple finishing, lack of catchy details and decor, ecological materials. Emphasizing the connection between the forest and the interior is the main concept of this project.Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureA laconic interior background is created with the help of Latvian birch plywood and Douglas fir flooring.The main space of the house is the kitchen-living room with a 5-meter-high ceiling and a dark plywood “box”, in which the main technical rooms are concentrated (laundry-boiler room, guest bathroom, entrance hall). In other rooms the ceiling is suspended hiding the building’s engineering equipment (air conditioning, ventilation, etc.)Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureThe guest part of the house is separated from the main house by a covered passage. The guest bedroom has a spacious bathroom with a small sauna and a shower.Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architectureProject gallerySee allShow lessETH Zurich Uses Robots To Construct Three-Story Timber-Framed HouseArchitecture NewsDust to Dust: Redesigning Urban Life in Healthy SoilsIdeas Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Carnikava, Latvia “COPY” 2017 Save this picture!Courtesy of INT2 architecture+ 59Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891603/interior-ill-int2-architecture Clipboard Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Interior ILL / INT2architectureSave this projectSaveInterior ILL / INT2architecture ArchDaily Latvia Interior ILL / INT2architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891603/interior-ill-int2-architecture Clipboard Architects: INT2architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeINT2architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCarnikavaLatviaPublished on April 03, 2018Cite: “Interior ILL / INT2architecture” 03 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


Funding for community-based waste recycling to close


first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 January 2005 | News To be eligible for funding projects must fulfil the following criteria:Increase the amount and range of materials diverted away from final disposalIncrease the numbers of households participating in waste recycling, reuse and composting projectsDevelop sustainable communitiesProjects will be expected to provide match funding in order to maximise Lottery funding.Applications can be made at any time between now and the Autumn 2005. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Funding for community-based waste recycling to close Although the CRED programme is due to close in Autumn 2005, there is still time to apply for some of the remaining funds.The CRED Programme is a £36.5 million initiative funded by the Big Lottery Fund through its Transforming Waste initiative and is administered through the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. The fund, which has been operating since 2003 provides grants to Community based organisation, in particular those based in areas of economic disadvantage to develop community based recycling, reuse and composting projects that encourage community involvement.Although the fund is due to close in Autumn 2005, when it is expected that all the funds will have been allocated, there is still time to apply for funding under this initiative, although it is now too late to apply for the original three year funding as projects must be completed by the end of 2007. Advertisement 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


Chelsea Manning’s hunger strike wins medical care


first_imgChelsea ManningChelsea Manning, sentenced to 35 years in prison for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, launched a hunger strike on Sept. 9 to demand that she receive full treatment for her gender transition from her U.S. Army jailers.“I need help. I am not getting any. I have asked for help time and time again for six years and through five separate confinement locations. My request has only been ignored, delayed, mocked, given trinkets and lip service by the prison, the military and this administration,” she stated.“Today, I have decided that I am no longer going to be bullied by this prison — or by anyone within the U.S. government.“I do not believe this should be dependent on any arbitrary factors — whether you are cisgender or transgender, service member or civilian, citizen or noncitizen.“I am no longer asking. Now, I am demanding.“Until I am shown dignity and respect as a human again, I shall endure this pain before me. I am prepared for this mentally and emotionally. I expect that this ordeal will last for a long time. Quite possibly until my permanent incapacitation or death. I am ready for this.” ­(theverge.com, Sept. 9)Global support for heroManning’s heroism has won her tremendous support around the globe, with many rallies and demonstrations showing that the public from many countries is behind her. The British Guardian newspaper, which has published several of Manning’s articles, has named her as one of its official correspondents. Other writers for the paper have written editorials demanding her release.In August, statues of Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, the three whistleblowers who have exposed many of U.S. imperialism’s crimes, were unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland. “They have lost their freedom for the truth, so they remind us how important it is to know the truth,” said Davide Dormino, the statues’ sculptor, during the unveiling in front of a large crowd. (yournewswire.com, Aug. 13)Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, who was forced to find shelter in Ecuador’s Embassy in London for the last four years, has offered to take Manning’s place in prison. Snowden has been forced into exile in the Russian Federation. A recently released movie, entitled “Snowden” directed by Oliver Stone, depicts how Snowden decided to expose the hacking and surveillance activities of the National Security Agency.In the face of Manning’s courage and strong outside support, the U.S. government was forced to step back. As Manning’s hunger strike passed the fifth day, her American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Chase Strangio announced, “Chelsea has received word from the military that they are moving forward with the recommendation for surgery.” (nytimes.com, Sept. 14)End solitary confinement!Manning has decided to end her hunger strike, but she still endures solitary confinement. She is not even permitted to let her hair grow out, as she has demanded and her prison physicians have recommended.There will be a disciplinary board hearing on Sept. 22 on the serious charges leveled against Manning because of her recent suicide attempt. Seventy pages of “evidence” have been compiled against her.Manning will not be allowed to have legal counsel at the hearing, but must represent herself. This anti-war hero has been threatened with “indefinite solitary confinement,” which could extend to the 30 years left on her sentence.Chelsea Manning has already been imprisoned far longer than any other whistleblower in history. U.S. imperialism is using its full weight of repression to attack those who challenge its “right” to keep U.S. imperialism’s crimes secret — whether the machine-gunning of civilians and journalists in Iraq; bugging of government officials around the world, even their allies as in Germany; monitoring massive numbers of phone calls and emails here and abroad; or undermining political leaders who threaten Wall Street’s interests, like Bernie Sanders.Trumped-up charges against Snowden and Assange must be dropped, and the struggle to support and demand freedom for Manning must continue to grow. Exposing imperialism’s crimes are acts of heroism, not crimes.Send letters of support to Chelsea Manning at the address below; write it exactly as stated.Chelsea E. Manning 892891300 North Warehouse RoadFort Leavenworth, Kansas66027-2304FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Muir’s MPYD Explores Leadership with Sanchez, Wells and Pickens


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Required fields are marked * 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez discusses leadership with MPYD students at Muir High School.Gang intervention expert Ricky Pickens urged MPYD students to resist the temptations of the streets by making independent decisions and living “above mediocrity.”“Leadership” was the focus as Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells and gang intervention expert Ricky Pickens spoke to male students at John Muir High School during three special sessions of “Lunch With the Future,” an on-campus motivational speaker series that is a key program of Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD).“Lunch With the Future provides an opportunity for young men to dialogue with community-conscious achievers from all walks of life. Chief Wells, Mr. Pickens and Chief Sanchez are well known for their commitment to young people and MPYD is grateful to each of these men for taking time to share their wisdom during our weeklong series on leadership,” stated Cameron Turner, who coordinates MPYD’s Lunch With the Future calendar.Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells (right) and John Muir High School Principal Timothy Sippel (left) greet MPYD students Carlos Vasquez and Jordan Howard after the chief’s presentation on leadership.Sharing anecdotes from his 36-year fire service career as well and his long history as a youth baseball coach, Pasadena Fire Chief Wells described several characteristics of effective leadership including accountability, integrity, communication, and regarding leadership as service to others.“For me it’s been about a calling. That is my sense of duty,” Wells said of his role as fire chief. “We run about sixteen thousand calls a day and I have to make sure that every time we answer that call, that the person answering that call does it in such a way that is caring, competent and compassionate to everybody they touch.”Ricky Pickens (center) is joined by longtime MPYD mentor Philip Holland (right) and MPYD staff member Cameron Turner (left).Police Chief Sanchez asked students to describe the kind of leader they would follow. MPYD members responded by citing characteristics such as integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and the ability to listen to your team. Referencing the domestic violence case involving former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, Sanchez said that men demonstrate leadership by responding calmly to emotionally heated situations and by respecting women. “I wonder how you treat women. If you’re respectful to them or if you comment under your breath about what they wear or how they conduct themselves. Men tend to do those kinds of things. (But if you do that) you’re eroding, you’re wearing away your own character,” Sanchez told the MPYD students.Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells (Center), John Muir High School Principal Timothy Sippel (Right) and Executive Director Greg Middleton (Left)Ricky Pickens, Director of Prevention and Intervention Services at the Flintridge Center, shared insights from his more than 20 years of working closely with street gangs in and around Pasadena. Explaining how he avoided criminal life despite having several gang affiliated family members, Pickens urged the MPYD youth, “Be your own self. That means doing the right thing when nobody else is looking. Be above mediocrity. Be above the image of the average African-American and Latino high school student. When they say you can’t get A’s and B’s in classes, you can do it!”MPYD presents speakers from a broad range of career fields and life experiences through its Lunch With the Future series. The events take place on the Muir campus every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the school lunch period.Upcoming Lunch With the Future speakers include former PCC and UNLV football coach Harvey Hyde, Pasadena Deputy Police Chief Darryl Qualls, Pasadena City Councilmembers John J. Kennedy and Victor M. Gordo, aerospace engineer Luis Dominguez, entrepreneur Lonzie Johnson, filmmaker Flavio Morales and many more. On October 21, MPYD will host a special Lunch With the Future Roundtable with PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald, PUSD Board President Scott Phelps and PUSD Board Member Tyron Hampton.For further information on MPYD or to become a volunteer or donor please contact Executive Director Greg Middleton at (626) 396-5600 ext 82510. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Muir’s MPYD Explores Leadership with Sanchez, Wells and Pickens STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 22, 2014 | 2:34 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


Buncrana budget meeting this afternoon


first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Buncrana Town Council will meet this afternoon to adopt it’s budget for 2013 with a freeze on commercial rates is one of the key features that has been agreed.It will be the fourth year in a row that Council has opted to freeze business rates in the town.The Budget totals just over 3 million euro, with the majority spent on road, transport and safety.The total payroll cost for Buncrana Town Council will be 738,287 euro for 2013, a significant decrease from the 2008 figure, which was 1.2m euro.Cllr Nicolas Crossan says he’s hopeful that the budget will be passed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nic830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council passes budget for 2013Next articleRing announces 300,000 euro for GAA Centre of Excellence News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News By News Highland – December 21, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buncrana budget meeting this afternoonlast_img read more


Administrative Tribunal Not An ‘Alternative’, But The’Only’ Forum For Service Matters : Delhi HC [Read Order]


first_imgNews UpdatesAdministrative Tribunal Not An ‘Alternative’, But The’Only’ Forum For Service Matters : Delhi HC [Read Order] Viswajith Anand21 July 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xIn a recent decision, the single bench of the Delhi High Court held that, in service matters the High Court lacks original jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. The bench of Justice Jyothi Singh, by placing reliance on the landmark apex court decision in L.Chandra Kumar v. Union of India (1997) 3 SCC 261 observed that , “It is clear that after the authoritative pronouncement…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a recent decision, the single bench of the Delhi High Court held that, in service matters the High Court lacks original jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. The bench of Justice Jyothi Singh, by placing reliance on the landmark apex court decision in L.Chandra Kumar v. Union of India (1997) 3 SCC 261 observed that , “It is clear that after the authoritative pronouncement of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, this Court cannot entertain the present petition and remedy of the Petitioner lies only before the Central Administrative Tribunal. The principles laid down in L. Chandra Kumar (supra) are binding on this Court in view of Article 141 of the Constitution of India”Background.The Petitioner was a 1986 batch IPS officer from the Haryana Cadre and during 2018 a vacancy in the post of Director General of Police (DGP ) had reported. The State of Haryana included the name of the petitioner for the purpose of sending it to the UPSC for consideration and empanelment. In the list of empanelled IPS officers released by the UPSC. the name of the petitioner was not included. The petitioner had initially filed a Writ petition under Article 32 before the Supreme Court and got dismissed. Subsequently, the appellant filed another petition before the High Court under Article 226.Senior Advocate r Mr. Arvind Varma and Advocate Ms. Aditi Mohan, appearing for the petitioner submitted that “Existence of an alternate remedy was not a bar on entertaining the petition by a Writ Court and is a rule of Self Imposed Limitation.” “The principle of exhaustion of efficacious alternate statutory remedy vis a vis exercise of writ jurisdiction was merely a rule of prudence and discretion rather than rule of law”, they contended.Jurisdiction of the HC in Service Matters.The Court had clarified the law regarding the jurisdiction of the High Court in entertaining a service matter. The Court had observed that,”in the opinion of this Court, that in relation to service matters covered under the Act, there is an ouster of jurisdiction of the High Court as a Court of ‘first instance’ and the Tribunal is not an ‘alternative’, but is the ‘only’ Forum available to the Petitioner. It is neither a matter of ‘choice’ for the Petitioner to approach the Tribunal, nor is it a matter of discretion with this Court to entertain the petition”The Court further asserted that, “There cannot be a doubt on the proposition canvassed by Learned Senior Counsel that jurisdiction conferred on High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is an inviolable basic framework of our Constitution, however, with respect to service matters of the employees covered under the Act, High Courts cannot exercise jurisdiction in the first instance. As enunciated by the Supreme Court, all decisions of the Tribunal are subject to scrutiny by a Division Bench of the concerned High Court and it is at this stage that High Court exercises its power of Judicial Review “L. Chandra Kumar’s Case.L.Chandra Kumar ‘s case (Supra) is a landmark decision by the apex court which decided the constitutional validity of Article 323 of the Constitution. The Constitutional bench under CJI A.M.Ahmadi had laid down that, the Tribunals created pursuant to Article 323-A or under Article 323-B of the Constitution of India are competent to hear matters entrusted to them and will continue to act as only Courts of ‘first instance’ in respect of the areas of law for which they have been constituted. The Apex Court had set the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Tribunals and the High Court s in entertaining service matters, the Court observed as follows : (1) The Tribunals are competent to hear matters where the vires of statutory provisions are questioned. In discharging this duty, they cannot act as substitutes for the High Courts and the Supreme Court which have, under our constitutional set-up, been specifically entrusted with such an obligation. (2) The function of Tribunals in this respect is only supplementary and all such decisions of the Tribunals will be subject to scrutiny before a Division Bench of the respective High Courts. (3) The Tribunals will consequently also have the power to test the vires of subordinate legislations and rules. However, this power of the Tribunals will be subject to one important exception. The Tribunals shall not entertain any question regarding the vires of their parent statutes following the settled principle that a Tribunal which is a creature of an Act cannot declare that very Act to be unconstitutional. (4) Tribunals will, however, continue to act as the only courts of first instance in respect of the areas of law for which they have been constituted. (5) it will not be open for litigants to directly approach the High Courts even in cases where they question the vires of statutory legislations (except, as mentioned, where the legislation which creates the particular Tribunal is challenged) by overlooking the jurisdiction of the Tribunal concerned. The petitioner had contended that the case is been pending before the court since March 2019 and the same should be considered as a valid ground to hold the petition maintainable. The court has observed that, “The argument that the petition has been pending in this Court since March, 2019 and should be entertained, no doubt appeals at first blush, but cannot be sustained due to lack of jurisdiction. No Court can usurp a jurisdiction, it lacks and I am afraid, this plea does not take the case of the Petitioner forward”The Court dismissed the petition by giving the petitioner his liberty to approach the Central Administrative tribunal for the determination of his grievance.”In view of the judgement in (L. Chandra Kumar) (supra) and Section 14(1) read with Section 3(q) of the Act, present Petition is not maintainable in this Court and is accordingly dismissed It would, however, be open to the Petitioner to approach the Central Administrative Tribunal for determination of his grievances on merits”, asserted by the court.CASE DETAILS : TITLE : Prabhat Ranjan Deo v. Union Public Service Commission & OthersCASE NO: W.P.(C) 3334 OF 2019CORAM : Justice Jyoti SinghClick here to download judgment Next Storylast_img read more


Update on acquisition proposal from EG Group


first_img Caltex receives acquisition proposal from EG Group. (Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.) Caltex Australia refers to its ASX announcement dated 19 February 2020 advising that it had received a non-binding, indicative and conditional proposal from EG Group Limited (EG) to acquire all of the shares in Caltex via a scheme of arrangement (EG Proposal).The Caltex Board has carefully considered the EG Proposal, including taking into account the associated risks, costs and complexities. The Caltex Board has obtained advice from its financial and legal advisers and has also considered feedback from Caltex shareholders.The Board has concluded that the EG Proposal undervalues the Company and does not represent compelling value for Caltex’s shareholders.However, the Caltex Board considers that it is in the interests of Caltex shareholders to engage further with EG. Accordingly, Caltex has offered to engage further with EG in relation to a potential transaction.There is no certainty that the discussions between Caltex and EG will result in EG improving its proposal or in EG making a binding proposal. Source: Company Press Release The Caltex Board has obtained advice from its financial and legal advisers and has also considered feedback from Caltex shareholderslast_img read more


OUSU joins criticism of University over harassment case


first_imgOUSU Council has voted to support an open letter in which 135 students and alumni expressed “concern and dismay” at the University’s handling of a student’s death.An inquest into the death of Charlotte Coursier heard that she had been harassed by Pembroke Philosophy tutor Dr Jeffrey Ketland. A coroner told the inquest that Coursier had receive “crazy and rambling emails” from Ketland before she took her own life. Dr Ketland remained an employee of the university while an internal review was conducted, and he continues to be employed at Pembroke.The open letter states, “We worry about the lack of information communicated to students. We further worry about the decision to keep Dr Ketland in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began.”The 135 signatories includes 39 of Coursier’s fellow Philosophy BPhil students, and 24 Philosophy DPhil students. Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women, Lucy Delaney, OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, Rebekka Hammelsbeck, former OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, and several organisers of the It Happens Here campaign also signed the letter.The letter criticises the University for failing to keep students informed about the review. It says, “The lack of comment has created a difficult atmosphere in the Philosophy Faculty. Some students now fear that harassment charges are not taken seriously. Others were upset to only learn of the situation in the national press.”Secondly, the letter suggests the University should have limited student contact with Ketland after the police issued a warning under the Harassment Act. It reads, “It is strongly in the interests of students not to be placed at undue risk of harassment. It seems to us that when harassment allegations are made against a member of staff, the University should limit their institutionally mediated contact with students whilst a review occurs.”As the letter notes, Ketland continued to have contact with students as the University conducted its review, urging “the swift adoption of such a suspension policy.” Elena Cagnoli, Graduate Students Women Representative, said, “I signed the letter to urge the University to handle cases of alleged harassment more openly and carefully. The University’s duty of care towards its members, I think, demands such openness and attention toward the students’ welfare.The lack of information communicated to present and incoming students and the decision to keep the alleged harasser in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began created a bad atmosphere amongst the student community.”At OUSU Council on Wednesday night, an emergency motion passed that was proposed by Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women. It noted the “lack of information communicated to directly affected students is concerning” and that the decision to keep Ketland in contact with students “did not have to occur.” The motion resolved “to add OUSU Council to the list of signatures” of the open letter.Pine commented, “I share in the concern and dismay directed towards the information denied towards students at Oxford, as well as the decision to keep Ketland in contact with students while an investigation was ongoing.Women, even Oxford women, experience harassment and relationship abuse so frequently, it is saddening that they cannot be sure that others will respond in the ways that will best support them.”An Oxford University spokesperson responded to the letter, saying, “The University can confirm it has received the open letter and has noted its contents. All University policies are kept actively under review.”On the question of communication with students, a spokesperson told Cherwell, “The Department of Philosophy has held a meeting with graduate students to inform of the outcome of the inquest into Charlotte’s death and to discuss any questions arising.“A University review concluded in October. Its purpose was to inform senior members of the University of the circumstances of Charlotte’s death and to advise on any future steps. The findings of the review remain confidential but University is continuing to consider the most appropriate action as a consequence.”Several signatories responded negatively to these University comments. Rachel Fraser and Jacob Williamson, who attended the meeting held by the Department of Philosophy, said, “The University’s statement is potentially misleading. The meeting referred to did take place, but students were given no details not already in the public domain concerning any review or investigation undertaken by the University. Details of the coroner’s inquest were given to students during the meeting. The results of the coroner’s inquest were, at the time of the meeting, a matter of public record. No one representing the Department or University attended the inquest. All questions concerning particular cases were met with an insistence that no comment could be made.”last_img read more




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