Anger management: The punches that shook rugby

first_imgHIGH WYCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 12: Josh Lewsey of London Wasps is congratulated by team mate Danny Cipriani after scoring a try during the Heineken Cup match between London Wasps and Castres Olympique at Adams Park on October 12, 2008 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) Horror show: The infamous Duncan McRaeDuncan Disorderly Although this was on the pitch, this unprovoked attack was so vicious that it had to make the list, if only to show rugby’s darkest side.Forever a stain on Lions history, the Waratahs full-back Duncan McRae unloaded 11 punches on the stricken O’Gara. It was an incident that saw the player banned for seven weeks while pressure mounted for the thug to get the sack from his franchise. Meanwhile O’Gara was left with a burst pouch beneath his left eye. It was as disgusting an incident as you are likely to see on the field.Team, um, mates?In 2008 Wasps colleagues Danny Cipriani and Josh Lewsey clashed during a defensive drill. The young fly-half was said to have hurled threats at Lewsey on the training paddock, but as the row intensified Lewsey, not known for taking a backward step, let fly with a swift combination.Cipriani was knocked-out.Round two: Lewsey and Cipriani make light of their fightThere are always bust-ups on training grounds and more often than not they are brushed under the carpet or they mean very little. With these two characters, though, there was something that appealed to the carnivorous tabloid fans. Luckily, Kelly Brook appeared to be on hand to nurse suffering Cips back to health.Bar-room BlitzAt the end of an arduous 2009 campaign the players of Bath and Harlequins decided to let off some steam. The problem was that the two teams held piping-hot team days out in the same area of London and eventually they ran into each other in Fulham.The two sides had lost out in the semi-finals of the Premiership the day before, with Quins falling to Leicester Tigers at Twickenham and Bath losing out to eventual winners Wasps. Happier times: Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna during a simpler time when they weren’t whacking each otherBy Alan DymockRANKING SOMEWHERE between Jeremy Clarkson slugging Piers Morgan in the dish and the break up of Atomic Kitten, most rugby fans recoiled in utter disgust when the news of Kurtley Beale windmilling teammates broke.It was the latest instalment in the misadventures of the Three Amigos, Australia’s oft-lambasted pantomime villains Beale, Quade Cooper and James O’Connor. This time, though, things took a serious turn with reports coming out that Beale had been involved in a fracas with his own captain Gareth Delve before coming to blows with winger Cooper Vuna. Since, both Beale and Vuna have been sent home from the Melbourne Rebels tour. On separate planes. Disciplinary action is sure to follow and that raises doubts about Beale’s participation in the upcoming Lions series.This got us thinking: has rugby had many more perplexing fights in recent times?Who’s the Daddy?: The Cracknell/Collins incidentPapa Punch-UpThings can get heated when there is a relegation battle going on. That’s rugby. But in 2010, after Worcester Warriors had been relegated thanks to a 12-10 loss to Leeds at Headingley, something rather odd flared up.A scrap between the fathers of teammates Chris Cracknell and James Collins erupted after Collins’ father allegedly insulted Cracknell, who had been replaced by Collins, in front of the man’s dad. A fight began and Cracknell pulled Collins’ father over the advertising hoardings before the two players squared off.Mamma Mia…Don’t hit my son!In the midst of a 2011 Basque derby between Biarritz and Bayonne in the French Top 14 international number 8 Imanol Harinordoquy was beset by flailing Bayonne boys.Cue Super Dad.His father Lucien hopped the ad boards and tore onto the pitch in an attempt to duff up some assailants. He was sat on the dirt by scrum-half Benjamin Boyet, but it was too late. Lucien had already struck a blow for frustrated fathers pacing touchlines around the globe. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Everyone lost out again after this fight, though. Lots of embarrassment; a stone-cold Aussie second-row (the rumour being that Justin Harrison felt compelled to move back Down Under after being flattened by a Quins punch), and enquiries all round.It was a case of two teams trying to let off steam, but landing in hot water.last_img read more

Sandra Montes excites General Convention with testimony, singing voice

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA John Roberts says: Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books General Convention 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Press Release Service Sandra Montes excites General Convention with testimony, singing voice Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm So evil for the church to be “white”. That’s why I’m leaving it. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Sandra Montes performing during the July 7 Austin revival. Photo: Courtney Thompson/Diocese of Upper South Carolina[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Throughout the 79th General Convention, Sandra Montes has been one of the leading voices witnessing on behalf of immigrants. She speaks from firsthand experience.In addition to her powerful testimony at legislative sessions, she’s also impressed the convention with her beautiful singing.A native of Peru, Montes spent her childhood in Guatemala before her parents moved with her to the United States where her father served as an evangelical pastor. After a stop in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, they eventually settled in Houston in the 1980s.“I call it luck that we didn’t have to go through what others have gone through to get here,” Montes said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. Those fleeing to the U.S. now, Montes said, are “running to stay alive. People come here out of desperation.”General Convention is considering several resolutions that provide broad, forceful statements on the issues of separation of families in immigrant detention, the sanctuary church movement and the dignity of immigrants in the face of federal policies that deputies and bishops say go against the Episcopal Church’s Christian values.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.In considering the resolutions, Montes urged the bishops and deputies to show compassion to the immigrants who are trying to enter the country. “We as Christians have been told to love everyone,” she said. “That means to be compassionate.”On July 8, Montes was among 1,000 Episcopalians to gather at the T. Don Hutto detention facility in Taylor, Texas, to speak against the actions of the U.S. government in its enforcement of immigration policies that have separated families over the last few months.“Today is my son’s birthday, and if he had ever been taken from me, I don’t know what I would have done … just because I was trying to bring him somewhere where he could have liberty, where he could have a life,” she said at the rally.“For me, it’s very important that these women” being held at the center know we are here, she said. “I cannot even put into words the desperation I would feel if I were in there and my child were somewhere else. Or even if he was with me, just because we want something better, we’re looking for freedom.”After they arrived in Houston, Montes’ father was eventually ordained as an Episcopal priest and served as rector of Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo, one of the largest all-Latino churches in the Episcopal Church. Though now retired, he helps at a Lutheran Church in Houston.Her brother, the Rev. Alex Montes-Vela, is chair of the Texas deputies and serves as a priest at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Manor, Texas, which began with five people meeting in his home in 2010. Her niece, Luz Montes, is also a Texas deputy and attends the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin with plans to be ordained as an Episcopal priest.Her father believed that “God had called our whole family to ministry,” she said.Montes spent a career as a public school teacher before retiring. She now assists the Episcopal Church Foundation as a Spanish-language resource consultant, a position in which she assists the foundation in developing practical resources on issues addressing the leadership and financial challenges facing Spanish-speaking Episcopal congregations, develops and leads presentations for online and other educational events and collaborates with foundation staff to develop greater capacity in this area.She has been approached during the convention by those seeking her assistance in developing bilingual resources for their own dioceses and churches.In addition to being an advocate for immigrants, Montes fired up the audience with a powerful performance prior to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the July 7 revival. She also sang during the rally held outside the Hutto detention facility in Taylor.Never professionally trained in voice or music, she enjoys singing and writing her own songs. “My mom says I was born singing,” she said.At home, Montes said she does not attend a specific church. As a Latina wearing purple hair, she admits that she stands out – but is on a mission to learn how welcoming a congregation is when she walks through the door.“What I do now is that I visit different churches and blog about them, how welcoming they are,” she said. At some all-white churches she attends, “nobody says ‘hi’ to me. There are some that are very, very welcoming, friendly and helpful.”Based on her experiences, she offers a few pointers on making visitors feel welcome, such as having parking spaces reserved for visitors, smiles and cleanliness. “One of the biggest things that I really appreciate is that if they ask me to stay for coffee and either take me and stay with me or give me to somebody else,” she said.She said she’s had mixed emotions while attending General Convention, starting with the opening Eucharist. “On stage were white women dressed in African clothing playing drums,” she said, explaining that this was an unfortunate cultural appropriation.Whites, she said, don’t realize the impression this may leave with African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos or Asians. “I don’t know what message that’s giving, but I know what I thought,” she said.Also missing at the convention has been a diversity of music and performers. “The music has been great, but it has not been diverse. We are still very white,” she said.Nevertheless, she said, “I love this church. I love Jesus above everything. I am so grateful I am part of it. Because I know this church, I know we can be better. It all comes from love.”She admits that she may sometimes get angry, but said, “I try to be the voice for the people who don’t have a voice.”— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 11, 2018 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

‘A new day is dawning’: Irish churches reopen with joy

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 14, 2021 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC ‘A new day is dawning’: Irish churches reopen with joy Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service COVID-19 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Church of Ireland] Parishioners and members of the wider community in Rathmichael were joined by Archbishop Michael Jackson on May 10 as churches reopened for public worship after four and a half months of lockdown. The rector, the Rev. Sean Hanily, led the service of Compline and welcomed people back through the church doors for the first time since Christmas.In his sermon, the archbishop noted that for almost half a year churches had been closed except for the saddest of human events – funerals – and a very muted version of the happiest events – weddings. He paid tribute to all  who worked so hard while church buildings were closed and added that the reopening of churches heralded a new beginning.Read the entire article here. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Indiana Ag Helps High School Students Looking at Dairy Career

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 27, 2014 Indiana Ag Helps High School Students Looking at Dairy Career SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Ag Helps High School Students Looking at Dairy Career Previous articlePositive Meat Export OutlookNext articleACE Reminds Drivers that E15 is Fine for Most Cars Andy Eubank SHARE Dairy academyFor high school students who might want to pursue a dairy industry career Indiana agriculture offers an excellent opportunity to learn and prepare for entry into the industry. The 2014-15 Indiana Dairy Youth Academy will be the third such academy and the registration deadline is soon.Megan Hoffherr, 4-H Youth Development Educator in Gibson County, explains the head start the academy provides.“We work with them to develop a resume and scholarship applications,” she told HAT. “They get to meet with industry professionals and kind of see what careers are out there in the dairy industry. They also meet youth from across the state that share similar interests and they get to travel to different farms and see different types of industries that they maybe hadn’t been exposed to in the past. So it’s really a great opportunity and gives them a head start if they’re wanting to pursue a career in the dairy industry.”The academy also helps participants develop leadership and communication skills. The workshops, conferences and industry tours focus on specific areas of nutrition, reproduction, veterinary science and herd management.Applications are available online and are due June 1. Eligible students must be in grades 10-12 by Sept. 1 and be enrolled in 4-H. Participants are required to attend academy activities that run from September 2014 through fall 2015.A panel of Purdue Extension representatives will select 14 academy delegates based on their leadership experience and written application. The fee for accepted participants is $100.The academy schedule includes the National 4-H Dairy Youth Conference in Wisconsin, a leadership and career retreat, a dairy reproduction and technology event in Michigan, animal sciences workshops at Purdue University and activities at the Indiana State Fair. Hoffherr explains more about the destinations in the HAT audio report. The program concludes with a completion trip and report to sponsors in fall 2015.The academy is sponsored by the American Dairy Association of Indiana, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Purdue Extension Dairy Youth Activities Committee.For more information, contact Hoffherr at Purdue Extension-Gibson County, 812-385-3491 or download the program brochure. Source: Purdue Ag Communications Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Closing statements due from defence lawyers in Michaela McAreavey trial

first_img By News Highland – July 9, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter Pinterest Closing statements due from defence lawyers in Michaela McAreavey trial Google+ WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEAF Director says Rockhill House is a superb community resourceNext article2.3 million people have little of no disposable income per month News Highland Trial lawyers for the two defendants in the Michaela McAreavey murder are due to make their closing statements in Mauritius today.The prosecuting cousel delivered his final submission on Friday.The nine members of the jury are expected to begin their deliberations on Thursday after they have been addressed by the presiding judge.Two hotel workers – Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea – are charged with murdering the 27-year-old Co Tyrone woman.Her death occurred while she was on honeymoon with her husband John in Mauritius in January of last year. Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Arranmore lifeboat launched to assist stranded vessel

first_img By News Highland – July 11, 2012 Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Arranmore Lifeboat has been involved in an operation this morning after a boat got into difficulty a mile south of the island.The diving support vessel lost power and as a result steering before making the distress call.Arranmore lifeboat arrived at the scene, efforts are ongoing to restore power to the stranded boat – if that can’t be achieved it will be towed to shore.Nora Flannigan is the Aranmore lifeboat PRO:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/nora1pmrescue.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebookcenter_img News Pinterest Previous articleStranded trainee pilot fears he will lose 91K course feeNext articleFamily Resource Centres facing bigger workload with less funding – Report News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Arranmore lifeboat launched to assist stranded vessellast_img read more

Aircraft Public Health Rules Incorporated In The SOP For Evacuation Purposes: Centre Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesAircraft Public Health Rules Incorporated In The SOP For Evacuation Purposes: Centre Tells SC Sanya Talwar8 May 2020 7:19 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday took up for hearing a plea seeking directions to the Centre for formulating proper guidelines and protocols in order to evacuate Indian citizens stranded abroad.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai took note of the Centre’s submission that the draft rules vis-à-vis Aircraft Public Health Rules 2017 have been…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 Supreme Court on Friday took up for hearing a plea seeking directions to the Centre for formulating proper guidelines and protocols in order to evacuate Indian citizens stranded abroad.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai took note of the Centre’s submission that the draft rules vis-à-vis  Aircraft Public Health Rules 2017 have been incorporated in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for evacuation purposes and as prayed for by the petitioner.The bench accordingly disposed off the matter.The petitioner is Sunil Azeez, an NRI businessman who is based in Sharjah. It has been drawn by Advocate Kuriakose Varghese and filed by KMNP Law AoR. It focuses on evacuation process in a phased and non-arbitrary manner by surfacing nuances of the existing domestic laws and policies and well as international frameworks.Accordingly, the plea averred that since the country is currently being administered under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, “a coordinated and prompt response and right approach at a unified and integrated level” is need of the hour.While emphasising that the present petition is different from various other evacuation petitions have been filed in the past, the petitioner contends that “the remit of this Petition is slightly different where the evacuation is only a part of the whole and – not the whole”Moroever, it was contended that as the most vulnerable groups of people such pregnant women, senior citizens, skilled and semi-skilled workers etc. have been bearing maximum brunt of the pandemic, a fine-tuned and nuances approach is required in terms of protocols adopted for evacuation.Apropos this, the petitioner highlighted that as “the lack of a legal framework and an identifiable institutional heirarchy” already burdens the institutional frameworks in motion due to “indetrminate rules”, the petitioner sought to highlight the “legal vacuum” in which the proposed evacuation which “as of now is understood” may operate.To effectuate this, a number of stakeholders including the National Executive Chairman (Union Home Secretary) as well as the Ministry of Civil Aviation have been impleaded in the petition.In light of the above, the petitioner proposes the following suggestions as “broadline points in law at a macro-level”:-1) Need for unified Indian Law and the WHO’s Health Regulations in order to provide the legal architecture where our laws intersect with international law – particularly international health laws2) Aircraft Rules and adoption of DRAFTs of 2015 & correction of an anomaly that exists in Sections 35 & 75 of the DMA 2005Petitioner avers that the the current Indian Aircraft (Public Health) Rules  of 1954 are not attuned woth the WHOs IHR 2005, even though new drafts were brought out in 2015 and 2017. They were however, not notified for “unknown reasons”, contends the plea. “This dichotomy ought to be immediately corrected to align our domestic Rules with international best health practices by recourse to inter alia Section 35 & 75 of the DMA, 2005″3) Need for inter-ministerial coordination in terms of tackling complicated tasks, host country regulations and cross-border tracel issues”Proven and capable officers in each of these Departments are required to evaluate the issues on priority basis for effective executive action. DMA 2005 definitely provides for the same and there is no lacuna whatsoever or any shades of grey, which normally acts as inhibitors”4) Urgent Constitition of a Sub-Committee vis-à-vis Section 9 of the DMA, 2005: “The Respondent No.1 is fully empowered to constitute the Sub-Committee including all the relevant Ministries mentioned including the MHA, MEA, MoCA, MoHFW and other relevant ministries/agencies/bodies and is in fact duty bound to do so”5) State Governments – consensual Decision Making within DMA – 2005: “Chief Secretaries of the top five States that have the highest emigration/returnees could be identified (as a reasonable classification) based on identifiable intelligible differentia or such other criteria as shall be fair, just and reasonable”6) Formulating clear protocol/guidelines for all furture evacuation contingencies.Next Storylast_img read more

‘No misconduct’ found in deaths of 2 migrant children, DHS watchdog says

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog found “no misconduct” in the deaths of two migrant children who died in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, according to two separate investigations.The findings of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations come about a year after Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, and Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, 8, both of Guatemala, were pronounced dead days after being apprehended by authorities. Both were separately taken into custody with their fathers after making it over the U.S.-Mexico border.Jakelin and her dad were apprehended in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, on Dec. 6, 2018, according to authorities. She began to have seizures as they were being taken to a CBP facility, and her father reported that she was ill with a fever and vomiting.Emergency medical technicians treated Jakelin when she arrived at the facility, but she was later flown to a hospital, authorities said.Jakelin died two days later at the hospital, officials said.A medical examiner ruled that she died of natural causes due to sequelae of Streptococcal sepsis, according to the OIG statement.Felipe’s death came just weeks later. He and his father were apprehended near El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 18, 2018, officials said at the time.While they were waiting at a checkpoint for family placement, a CBP agent noticed the boy looked ill and spoke with the father, who requested medical treatment for his son, according to the OIG.Felipe was taken to the nearest hospital, where he was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and prescribed medication, and later released.Felipe’s condition briefly improved, but then suddenly worsened and he was taken back to the hospital, authorities said.Upon arrival, the boy was pronounced dead on Dec. 24, 2018.Jakelin’s and Felipe’s deaths sparked questions and criticism over how border agents care for children and parents.“What is CBP doing to fulfill its border security mission but not treat children and families as threats who have to be incarcerated and kept from treatment and trauma-informed counseling that they need?” Chris Rickerd, a senior policy counsel in the national political advocacy department of the American Civil Liberties Union, told ABC News in December 2018.Kirstjen Nielsen, the former Department of Homeland Security secretary, said in a December 2018 interview with Fox News that Jakelin’s death was “heart-wrenching.”“We gave immediate care, we’ll continue to look into the situation, but again, I cannot stress enough how dangerous this journey is when migrants choose to come here illegally,” she said.Kevin McAleenan, the former CBP commissioner, called Felipe’s death “a tragic loss.”“On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, our deepest sympathies go out to the family,” McAleenan said in a statement at the time.The Office of Inspector General said its investigations, which were released Friday, were detailed and the agency coordinated with local medical examiners. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

RadCam rumours denied

first_imgRumours regarding the future of the Radcliffe Camera have recently been circulated in the national press.There were suggestions that the Lower Reading Room could be turned into a cafeteria, while the Upper Reading Room might be equipped with screens to stream videos of the “Oxford Experience” to tourists.Ronald Milne, Acting Director of OULS, was not available for comment but in a letter to the Daily Telegraph he said, “No one should give any credence to the suggestions that the University would give up the Radcliffe Camera or change its use to embrace inappropriate multimedia presentations reminiscent of a theme park.”In another letter to the Times Higher Education Supplement, Milne said the suggestions were “so far from describing the situation accurately that I can only hope it was intended as an April fool”.Oxford University Library Services denied the rumours. “No decisions have yet been made concerning the future use of the Radcliffe Camera. There are no plans under consideration to turn it into a visitors’ centre.”Linsey Cole, OUSU Vice President (Access and Academic Affairs) said, “The Radcliffe Camera rumours arose because of plans to move the books to a large warehouse at Osney Mead, where the books can be stored more efficiently.”A University spokesperson suggested the rumour could have originated from “worried staff who were speculating over the impending library review.”ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

Christ Church students in uproar over new ‘canteen-style’ informal hall

first_imgStudents at other colleges were less sympathetic, with one third year student at Hertford telling Cherwell: “I can understand the concerns relating to college democracy, but the idea that having to queue to be served dinner will tear apart Christ Church’s social fabric seems pretty absurd. Catered dining was described by Christ Church student George Hill as one of the college’s “defining features” in a Cherwell opinion piece. He further wrote that it is this tradition that “draws students to Christ Church”, and that the change was therefore “completely disingenuous towards the newly arriving freshers who may have to change their meal plans”.Hill continued: “a self-catered service will no doubt reduce the quality of food, with more of it being prepared hours beforehand and kept under heat lamps. This in turn will put further strain on the formal hall staff, who will have to prepare more fresh food under a set menu.”Other students have alleged to Cherwell that the changes were undertaken with no consultation of either the JCR executive or the wider student body.When contacted for comment Christ Church’s JCR President said: “there will be ongoing discussion with the JCR about whether to make [the changes] permanent.”Reportedly the student body did not even discover that plans to abolish catered service were set to take effect until the news was leaked in an Oxfeud post.The Oxfeud post which allegedly started the row. “If anything, being able to choose a time within a fairly wide window to eat is far more con- venient, and still allows friends to choose to arrive and sit together.”Christ Church did not respond to a request for comment. Following this, the JCR food representative contacted members to state: “Hall are also going to trial a self-service dinner for informal… Hopefully this should be a quicker alternative to waiting for three courses to be served but remember that this is on a trial basis and will be reviewed if it is unpopular or there are big queues!”The apparent lack of regard from college for student opinion outraged many, and reportedly led some to attempt a “half-hearted and ultimately abandoned” boycott of hall.Second year Christ Church student Ama Neubert told Cherwell: “The college went right over the JCR’s head and the lack of communication has left a bad taste in lots of our mouths. It is just a trial for this term but people have jokes about boycotting informal if it becomes a permanent fixture.” Changes to Christ Church college’s dining policies have led to anger from students, with dissatisfaction at the changes leading some to an attempt a boycott of hall.For a trial period starting this Michaelmas, informal hall – taking place at 6pm – will no longer be a catered service. Instead, students will be required to collect their meals at a canteen-style counter, bringing Christ Church in line with the majority of other colleges.Formal hall, held daily at 7pm, will remain a catered service.In addition, weekday breakfast will move from the 16th Century great hall to the less distinguished Freind Room, reportedly due to consistently low attendance.Students expressed concern that once they are no longer served at their tables, and instead are made to queue to collect food, waiting times will grow insufferably long and college social life will suffer.One student told Cherwell: “Some people are concerned that, under the trial system, they will have to queue for a long time to get food and that it will likely make dinner a less social occasion, with people all eating at different times within the time window for informal.”last_img read more