Lions 2013: The Wallabies name a squad…

first_imgThis may be an act of man-management from Deans, who may seek to clarify with the squad where they stand on reinstating the playmaker, whose desire to play Test rugby will be debated after the assembly. There is still plenty of time for him to play into Deans’s plans and if left out entirely he will be afforded the opportunity to show what the Wallabies will be missing on 8 June, when the Reds face the tourists.Ever the aggressor: Jesse Mogg loves being on the front footWhere Australian fans may get excited, though, is with the inclusion of Brumbies Jesse Mogg (full-back), No 8 Ben Mowen and Fotu Auelua (back-row), and Red Liam Gill (openside).If this squad is any indicator of the Test 25, leaving out Cooper while Kurtley Beale sorts out his personal issues means that James O’Connor (Rebels) and Christian Leali’ifano (Brumbies) will be fighting over the fly-half jersey should Berrick Barnes not recover quick enough, despite neither being regulars in that position for their clubs.There is also some contention rising from the fact that Folau is taken as a winger alongside Joe Tomane of the Brumbies, while franchise team-mate Henry Speight is left out. Elsewhere the squad is as you would expect.The players who will assemble on Sunday afternoon in Sydney: Jesse Mogg (Brumbies), Israel Folau (NSW Waratahs), Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds), Joe Tomane (Brumbies), Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), Ben Tapuai (Queensland Reds), Pat McCabe (Brumbies), Christian Leali’ifano (Brumbies), Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs), James O’Connor (Melbourne Rebels), Nic White (Brumbies), Will Genia (Queensland Reds), Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs), Fotu Auelua (Brumbies), Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs), Liam Gill (Queensland Reds), Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs), Scott Higginbotham (Melbourne Rebels), Ben Mowen (Brumbies), Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds), James Horwill (Queensland Reds), Kane Douglas (NSW Waratahs), Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs), Dan Palmer (Brumbies), James Slipper (Queensland Reds), Ben Alexander (Brumbies), Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs), Scott Sio (Brumbies), Stephen Moore (Brumbies), Tatafu Polota Nau (NSW Waratahs). The line of fire: Wallaby coach Robbie Deans faces questions over omitting Quade Cooper while Israel Folau looks onBy Alan DymockPULSES HAVE been set racing south of the equator as Robbie Deans named a preliminary Australia squad to meet for an ‘exercise’ this Sunday, omitting Quade Cooper but naming Waratah Israel Folau in his 30-man group.The players are set for a ‘logistical assembly’, with a Wallabies statement explaining that the meet-up was “to conclude off-field requirements and team planning ahead of this year’s highly-anticipated British & Irish Lions tour of Australia”.In form but out: fly-half Quade CooperWhile this is not a definitive squad for the British and Irish invasion, it is an indicator of where Deans’s head is as they prepare to pull players out of their franchises weeks before the opening Test on 22 June at Suncorp Stadium.Neglecting to select Cooper has been met with derision from some quarters of Australia, with former Wallaby Greg Martin branding Deans’s decision to continue to punish Cooper for his comments last year – he described the national camp as a “toxic environment” – as an act of conceited self-harm.“In other words, Robbie Deans wants to sabotage Australian rugby,” the ex-Queensland Reds full-back said. He is not alone, either, with former Wallaby coach John Connolly registering his shock and stating: “If Quade is not in this 30-man squad then it will be difficult for him to be picked in the final 25 (for the British and Irish Lions Tests).” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jesse Mogg of the Brumbies on the run to the try line during the Super 15 rugby union match between the Unviersity of Canberra Brumbies of Australia and the Sharks of Durban at the Kings Park Rugby Stadium in Durban on March 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ANESH DEBIKY (Photo credit should read ANESH DEBIKY/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

A letter from Bishop Gutiérrez of Pennsylvania regarding the shootings…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania] “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans 8:38-39As a community we are sickened and horrified. There are times in life when you just cannot find the words. As we confront yet another wave of death and violence I simply cannot believe the pain. Collectively we are all asking ourselves “Why?” Why such rage? Why are so many dead? Why is our nation once again left in mourning?We offer our prayers for the more than 50 killed, more than 400 wounded and all those affected by this horror. As we celebrate the Eucharist and Daily Office in our parishes we collectively offer our prayers and plead for God’s wisdom and guidance. We believe in the knowledge that God was with them as they left this earthly journey in pain, yet, this scourge of violence cannot, cannot, continue. When will we look at one another through the eyes of Jesus Christ so that we may truly become instruments of God’s peace?As a people of God, we will offer our hourly prayers. But we must do more.We must resist the urge to polarize the issue along lines of race, religion and politics and instead come together as a single church and a single nation. I am asking the people of this diocese to place aside our political divisions and find a way to come together as a community and live out the message of Jesus Christ to the world. As it is written in Ephesians 4:2-3 “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.“As a people of God, we will offer our daily prayers. But we must be prophets of peace.So long as people look to solve their disagreements with violence this needs to be our single greatest priority. The violence that rained down upon the crowd in Las Vegas reflects the worst of the sin and brokenness of our human condition. I am asking that we devote a portion of our Diocesan Convention to re-commit ourselves to the work of diffusing violence in our hearts, in our community, our nation and indeed throughout our world, including the role that guns play in this problem. Only then can we truly live into our calling as followers of Jesus Christ.I ask that we become voices of reconciliation in a hurting world. We seek to be the face of Christ to the world. For the next 30 days may we pray the Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer of St. Francis. In addition to prayer, may we become prophets of peace. We need to pray we have the courage to confront evil in this world. I ask that the Diocese of Pennsylvania now become a place that engages the world in peace and encourages respect for the sanctity of human life. We will find a way to shine a light in the darkness in the name of Christ. We have no other choice.Bishop Dan Edwards is having all the church bells toll in Las Vegas, and throughout the Diocese of Nevada, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. (Noon our time). We ask that our parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania do the same. Please toll the bells once for each fatality as the death count is reported at that time; at present it stands at 58.In Christ, The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. 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Bishop cites progress in repairs to Southeast Florida apartment building…

first_img Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop cites progress in repairs to Southeast Florida apartment building after 177 residents displaced Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By David PaulsenPosted Aug 20, 2020 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Diocese of Southeast Florida bought St. Andrews Residence in 2009. Photo: St. Andrews Residence[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Southeast Florida informed residents of a diocese-owned affordable housing apartment building for seniors that it was making progress on repairs that forced all 177 residents out of the building and that the costs of their interim accommodations will be covered for at least another week.St. Andrews Residence in West Palm Beach was vacated in mid-June when the city declared it uninhabitable after electrical malfunctions and reports of black mold damage at the 15-story waterfront building. Most residents have been staying in hotels while repairs are underway.“We are working on a phased re-entry plan that we anticipate will begin in the next two to three weeks,” Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton said in an Aug. 19 letter to residents. Because of the repair schedule, “some sections of the building may be habitable when others are not.”Eaton, who serves as president of the St. Andrews board, said the repairs include replacement of the building’s electrical supply system, and air quality tests are underway to ensure the building is safe for residents to return. The building’s air circulation system also is being evaluated and the roof inspected. All units and common areas will be cleaned.The diocese purchased the building in 2009 through a nonprofit it created to rent the units under a federal subsidized housing program for people over age 62. The property is managed for the diocese by SPM, an Alabama-based company. But St. Andrews has been plagued with problems in recent years, according to local news reports, culminating in a June 14 electrical malfunction that sent smoke into the building and knocked out power.Previous communications to residents indicated that the St. Andrews board had approved money for temporary hotel stays and meals only through Aug. 21. Eaton, in his letter to residents, said the board extended that funding through Aug. 28 and “is working hard to continue to secure funds” to accommodate residents while they still are unable to return to their apartments.Eaton added that he would provide residents with another update on Aug. 26.“I would be remiss if I did not thank you for your continued patience,” he said. “Please know that your well-being and safety remain our top priorities.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Two Indiana Communities

first_img Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $116 million to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 171,000 rural Americans in 23 states.“Helping to bring modern water and wastewater infrastructure to rural communities will increase economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for rural residents,” Baxley said. “The investments USDA is announcing today are foundational to health, safety and economic development in rural communities across America.”USDA is working with local partners to provide financing for 49 water and environmental infrastructure projects. The funding is being provided through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. It can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.Eligible communities and water districts can apply online on the interactive RD Apply tool or through one of USDA Rural Development’s state or field offices.Below are some examples of the investments USDA is making:Rensselaer, IN is receiving a $3.4 million loan and a $1.7 million grant to connect three unserved areas of the city to the sewer system and to replace the main lift station. The homes that will be connected are currently served by individual septic systems. This project will benefit nearly 6,000 residents.Troy, IN is receiving a $182,000 loan  to provide additional financing to build a new water treatment plant and booster pumps and install related appurtenances will be installed. The town will contribute $50,000 toward the project. The town of Troy serves 1,016 residents.USDA is making investments in rural communities in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force. By USDA Communications – Mar 26, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Two Indiana Communities SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Donates 50 Tons of Food for 100th AnniversaryNext articleWeed Control in a Wet Spring USDA Communications SHARE Facebook Twitter USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Two Indiana Communitieslast_img read more

Guillermo Fariñas: the country is at a crossroads

first_imgNews Organisation News CubaAmericas News Winner of the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Guillermo Fariñas became a dissident in the 1990s and then an independent journalist. As such, he campaigned for Cubans to have unrestricted access to the Internet and went on a series of hunger strikes. The last of these, following fellow dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s death at the start of this year, was to demand the release of all the ailing political prisoners.As the victims of the Black Spring crackdown of March 2003 continue to be released from prison, Fariñas was interviewed by Reporters Without Borders about the prize and about what he thinks is going to happen in Cuba now.What is your reaction to getting the Sakharov Prize? We are living through a very special moment in Cuba, but not a particularly special one for the Cuban government. A million people will soon be unemployed, out of four million workers. This is more than a quarter of the population, almost 30 per cent. There is a significant degree of discontent and anger among the Cuban population.I have noticed for example that when I go to the hospital, people who never said hello to me out of fear now do say hello. Because they no longer have any work.We think this is going to swell the ranks of the opposition despite the fact that the government is sending people to Europe in order to have fewer dissidents. As regards our work as journalists, we want to show this reality.The government wants above all to make changes in the economic domain rather than at the political level. But there is such a degree of discontent about the government’s mismanagement at the economic level and such a lack of credibility that there will be a social explosion if the government does not move towards a political relaxation.Friends of mine I studied with who became doctors (while I became a psychologist), they used to limit themselves to greeting me when we were at the hospital. But now they all want to greet me. Everyone says hello to me in the street, even the president of the CDR (Committee for the Defence of the Revolution), a paramilitary organization.There is real discontent about the massive unemployment that is coming in Cuba. The people have already been warned and know who is keeping their job and who is not. But nothing has been done yet.But this is unquestionably a different historic and social moment which we journalists want to experience and show.Currently there are nine of us and we all write articles. Now it is harder to get the information out because the political prisoners, who were our main sources of information, have gone to Spain and suddenly we are covering mainly social issues. As regards repression, there has not been so much of that as late. But yes, the economic situation is rather precarious. As for ourselves, we have not received any assistance for about five months. The economic situation is very tough.How is your health after all the hunger strikes you have carried out? News Help by sharing this information CubaAmericas October 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guillermo Fariñas: the country is at a crossroads Receive email alerts I have two ailments troubling me at the same time. It is a situation that has accumulated.I had gallstones during the hunger strike. From the moment the gall-bladder was affected, everything was paralysed after 24 days and I had an emergency operation. They thought it was pancreatitis. They were a lot of hypotheses. It got worse. They had to do tests. I have been left with lasting effects. I have diarrhoea whenever I eat. Automatically, every time I eat.Fortunately, I recovered.The other illness is there. It is a thrombosis that is a result of the hunger strike. I have a thrombosis here and a thrombosis there.The doctors say curing this should be done over a year and a half. You have to go slowly because if you do not, if it is done quickly – and there are drugs that can cure it more quickly – it could damage my heart and lungs, and that would not be helpful.I was really very lucky because, for example, the doctor who looked after me during the hunger strike has been a family friend for years. He had gone to Venezuela but chance would have it that he came back then. And the doctor who operated on me had also by chance returned from Venezuela. We were friends. We had worked together, he, his brother and I, when I was working in public health. And State Security could not kill me or arrange to have me killed because the doctor on duty was a friend of mine.Do you think independent journalists can have an influence on the situation in Cuba? Follow the news on Cuba October 15, 2020 Find out more I am committed to the cause of democracy in Cuba. I think I have an even greater commitment to my fellow independent journalists who are still in prison, my fellow independent journalists who are in exile, my fellow independent journalists who fight with me here on the streets of Cuba, and my fellow independent journalists who have died and who have not been able to see a democratic Cuba that tolerates an independent press.I also have a commitment to all those men and women, wherever they are in the world, whose goodwill contributes in one way or another to Cuban democracy, thanks to their solidarity and their attention to what happens in Cuba.I am proud because the first international prize I received was the Reporters Without Borders prize.What is your analysis of the current situation in Cuba? to go further RSF_en We have no Internet. We have no Internet connection. Most of the Cuban population does not have an Internet connection either.But, for example, I have ten memory cards and everything we write, I give it to a university academic. And this academic circulates the memory cards throughout the university and people fill them up, they fill them up.As a result, people are beginning to think, and that is important.But thanks to universities that have Internet access, such as Havana University, when you travel by train or car or bus, suddenly people tell you, “I know you,” or “I liked that article by you” or “I have it here.” It is incredible.Because technology undermines dictatorships. Related documents guillermo_farinas1-2.mp3MPEG – 699.92 KBguillermo_farinas2-2.mp3MPEG – 1.73 MBguillermofarinas3-2.mp3MPEG – 1.09 MBguillermo_farinas4-2.mp3MPEG – 451.35 KBguillermofarinas3-3.mp3MPEG – 1.09 MB May 6, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Saudi arabia

first_imgNews Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Read in Arabic / اقرأ التقرير بالعربية Organisation March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Saudi arabia to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance In 2011, the regime did everything possible to dissuade the population from supporting the arab revolutionary movement. Its rigid opposition to the simmering unrest on the Web caused it to tighten its Internet stranglehold even more to stifle all political and social protests. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News News Harsh censorshipIntolerant of criticism, in the last few years the government has been enforcing harsh censorship through the use of extended filtering bolstered by repressive legislation and widespread online surveillance (see the Saudi Arabia chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report).The authorities resorted to blocking websites created in the aftermath of the demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt which relay the protestors’ demands, such as Dawlaty.info and Saudireform.com. An online petition was circulated to openly call for the King to initiate political reform. Despite the censorship, it was signed by several hundred people – activists, writers and academics – and posted on Twitter, thanks to the hashtag #saudimataleb. The authorities intensified their crackdown on forums and social networks, anticipating demonstrations held in several of the Kingdom’s cities on 11 March, redubbed the “Day of Rage.” Facebook’s “Revolutionary Nostalgia” page, which echoes the calls for reform, was added to the long list of URLs rendered inaccessible in the country. NGO Amnesty International’s website was blocked after publication of an anti-terrorist draft law aimed at repressing even more severely criticisms of the royal family.Attempt to impose a blackout on protests in eastern Saudi ArabiaThe authorities tried to impose a total media blackout on protests in the governorate of Al-Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, which has a majority Shiite population, raising the spectre of religious unrest to justify the repression. Several demonstrators were shot and killed. Even foreign journalists with visas were stopped and questioned while covering protests in the town of Hofuf, also in the eastern part of the country. It was netizens – sometimes at the risk of life – who circulated news about these events online. Bloggers Mustafa Al-Mubarak and Hussein Al-Hashim, known for their Web-based activities, were arrested in April 2011 and their computers confiscated. They were later released. However, writer Nazir Al-Majid, who in April had published an article entitled “I protest, therefore I am a human being” on the news website rasid.com, is still in prison. So are Fadil Al-Manasef and Hussein Al-Youssef, as well as writer and reformer Sheikh Mekhlef bin Dahham Al-Shammari. Detained since June 2010, he may be facing “terrorism” charges. His state of health has grown considerably worse.Avoid any risk of “social destabilisation”Special measures have been taken to avoid any risk of “social destabilisation” in a troubled regional conjuncture, despite promises made by the King in March 2011 to grant billions of dollars in subsidies to improve the Saudis’ working and housing conditions, as well as their health coverage. Three online TV journalists were arrested in October 2011 and held for several days after the “Malub Aleyna” show broadcast a report on the living conditions of the poorest inhabitants of the Saudi capital. The programme’s online video has been viewed over 500,000 times. Radio Nederland’s Internet website was blocked after it featured an article on the poor treatment of immigrants in Saudi Arabia.Another evidence of Saudi Arabia’s implacable intolerance of freedom of expression : Hamza Kashgari, a young journalist, was arrested after expressing his personal views online. He is facing a possible death sentence for three tweets which the Saudi authorities regard as blasphemous.In the last few months, the fight for women’s rights has been waged mainly online – the only news and mobilisation platform for such issues – from the “Women2Drive” campaign promoting the right of women to drive launched on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (one of its organizers was arrested for filming herself while driving), to the Baladi campaign for women’s right to vote. The latter ended in triumph: women have won the right to vote in the 2015 elections. This victory is all the more significant in that it occurred at a time of widespread loss of individual freedoms. Related documents Saudi arabia ARPDF – 90.52 KB News Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fire and Ice HollyWood Treatment in Pasadena

first_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  It’s no secret that Hollywood actresses and actors always seem to have perfectly rosy and glowing complexions. So we wonder what’s there trade secret to beautiful skin without the knife?Well now you can experience that red carpet ready with the exact same beauty weapon being used in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.This treatment is considered the “hottest” and “coolest” treatment out there, it has been used by both Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow, and was voted celebrity facial of the year by InStyle magazine.It’s called the “Fire and Ice Facial” by iS Clinical, but it’s so much more than a facial.This is a medical grade clinical treatment in between a facial and a peel and can only be performed in Medical Spas and Medical Clinics.At Dedicated to Health Medical our trained staff performs the treatment on patients following a skin care analysis and review of clinical history.The Pasadena Medical Facility is — not a spa — and the peel is applied by medically trained personnel. The facial was created by iS Clinical and is considered a medical grade treatment.The Fire and Ice is a non-invasive procedure that takes about 60 minutes and will change the appearance of your skin.The first step is the “fire” part of the facial, which is 18 percent glycolic, with vitamins A and B mixed with warm cinnamon, so it smells amazing and wakes up the senses.Next the skin is neutralized and the “ice” is applied which is a refreshing and enjoyable experience.The ice has peppermint which is cool brisk and hydraluronic acid which adds intense moisture to the cell and there’s aloe Vera and green tea extract to further hydrate the skin cells.Unlike some facials, which might improve the appearance of the skin’s texture, the Fire and Ice literally changes the skin at the cellular level.Fire & Ice decreases fine lines and wrinkles, it has retinol which stimulates collagen and elastin and antioxidants so it give long-term anti-aging effects.Unlike other more severe peels, there is no down time, no pain, no discomfort and the ingredients are all botanical and natural.The cost is also equal to what a person might pay at a spa. The facial/peel costs about $120-$200 and is recommended once a month and can be incorporated with other anti-aging services.It’s a very good treatment for anti-aging, and significantly less expensive than laser treatments and for advanced anti-aging you can incorporate our Radiofrequency therapy due to it’s gentle effect.It’s all much cheaper than prices in Hollywood, and the peels are all significantly cheaper than lasers — thousands of dollars less.And honestly the results are almost as good as expensive laser services especially when combined with using the iSclinical line of products at home.Patients who has tried Fire and Ice notice skin feels tighter, pores are smaller, scars less noticeable and acne reduced.If you’d like to turn back the hands of time and want Hollywood’s best kept secret then try the Fire & Ice Facial. 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Supreme Court Stays Uttarakhand HC’s Contempt Proceeding On Alleged Non-payment of Rent By Ex-CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Stays Uttarakhand HC’s Contempt Proceeding On Alleged Non-payment of Rent By Ex-CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Oct 2020 11:22 PMShare This – xSupreme Court on Monday stayed the Contempt proceedings initiated by Uttarakhand High Court in the case concerning alleged non-payment of rents by former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (present Union HRD Minister)A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman stayed the contempt proceedings on a plea filed by the Union minister of Education.The Uttarakhand High Court on…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?LoginSupreme Court on Monday stayed the Contempt proceedings initiated by Uttarakhand High Court in the case concerning alleged non-payment of rents by former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (present Union HRD Minister)A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman stayed the contempt proceedings on a plea filed by the Union minister of Education.The Uttarakhand High Court on 15th October) issued show-cause notice to a top official in a civil contempt petition to ascertain as to how he lowered the amount to be recovered from present Union HRD Minister and Ex-CM of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.The Bench of Justice Sharad Kumar Sharma was hearing a contempt petition, wherein the Judgement of the Division Bench in Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) Vs. State of Uttarakhand & Others Writ Petition (PIL) No. 90 of 2019, and the direction, contained therein was sought to be complied with.BackgroundNotably, in the afore-mentioned Judgment, the Division bench of the High Court had directed, among others, Union HRD Minister and Ex-CM of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to deposit the entire penal rent and other amount due (Rs. 41,64,389.00) for the amenities availed by him as a Chief Minister of the State.Directions were given to the State Government authorities that the amount be recovered from him (and other Ex-Cms of the State), against whom (among others) the PIL was drawn [RLEK v. State of Uttarakhand & Others].Further, it was directed that the amount (Rs. 41,64,389.00) be paid within a period of six months.The Court had ascertained the said amount (Rs. 41,64,389.00), based upon an affidavit of Additional Secretary/Estates Officer of the State dated 12.02.2019, which was referred to in the Division Bench Judgement [RLEK v. State of Uttarakhand & Others], in which the details of liabilities to be met by each of them (Ex-CMs of the State) was detailed, by quantifying the amount.Court’s 15th October OrderIt was informed to the Court by the counsel for the petitioner that the so-called compliance affidavit, filed by the respondent and the deposit, as projected in the application of compliance to have been made by the respondent (Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank), in fact, was not in consonance to the determination, which has now been made by Mr. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, Additional Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand.In other words, it was argued that the Additional Secretary to the Govt. of Uttarakhand had directed the respondent No. 1 (Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank), to remit an amount as determined by him to be of Rs. 10,77,709/-, instead of Rs. 41,64,389.00, which was payable according to the Division Bench Judgment of 2019.To this, the Court said,”This determination (of amount Rs. 10,77,709/-) which has been made by Mr. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, the Additional Secretary, on 10.09.2020, runs contrary to the prior determination, which was considered by the Division Bench of this Court, which was submitted by way of an affidavit by the then Additional Secretary/Estate Officer, by an affidavit dated 12.02.2019, where the State itself in compliance of the earlier order passed by the Division Bench on 16.02.2017, had calculated the respective liability of rent for the use of an occupation of the premises and other dues towards amenities and the said affidavit as submitted by the State, itself earlier on 12.02.2019, had shown the amount of liability payable by the respondent 1 (Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank), to be Rs. 41,64,389/-” (emphasis supplied)As far as Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank’s case was concerned, the Court noted that he was communicated by the Additional Secretary/Estate Officer of the Govt. of Uttarakhand, of the amount of liability due to be paid, and consequently, whatsoever amount was demanded, he remitted the same.Hence, according to the argument of the counsel for the respondent (Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank), the judgement stood complied with, on his part.But the petitioner’s counsel submitted that the determination of the amount, made by Mr. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, Additional Secretary to the Govt. of Uttarakhand, would in itself amount to be a contempt of a criminal nature for the reason being that he sat upon a determination, which was made by the Division Bench of this Court and that too when it was based upon the state’s own stand taken in their affidavit filed by the then Additional Secretary dated 21.02.2019.To this, the Court said,”Recalculating the amount and that too contrary to the statements of account which were submitted in pursuance to the order of this Court, it would amount to be a deliberate and an intentional contempt and rather it would be an attempt to mislead the Court also by portraying different liabilities than what has been considered by the Division Bench in its judgement.” (emphasis supplied)Further, the Court said,”This Court is of the view that it is an act of an intentional contempt, hence Mr. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, Additional Secretary, Govt. of Uttarakhand is liable to be noticed for committing a wilful contempt.”In these circumstances, the Court, suo-moto took cognizance and directed the petitioner to implead Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, Additional Secretary, Govt. of Uttarakhand as party respondent No. 2 to the contempt petition.Importantly, the Court directed that notice be issued to him “to show cause as to how and in what manner he has determined the amount, payable by the respondent No. 1 (Ramesh Pohkriyal Nishank), contrary to affidavit, which was placed before the Division Bench of this Court dated 12.02.2019 and was the basis of the judgement dated 03.05.2019.”Notably, in June 2020, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the ‘Uttarakhand Former Chief Ministers Facility Act, 2019’ which allowed former Chief-Ministers of the State to stay in government bungalows without paying market rent, WAS “ultra vires”.The Division Bench comprised of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe had held that a Chief Minister, once he demits office, is on par with the common man and is not entitled to any preferential treatment, other than security and other protocolsSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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SAHRA parenting classes begin

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Tax-free school supply weekend starts Friday Troy Walgreens store manager Daphne Lee and associate Melanie Marusich straighten back to school supplies Thursday in preparation for the… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen The initial class covered what parents could expect in the first eight weeks of life. She talked about breastfeeding, sudden infant death syndrome and ways to pacify a crying baby, which can cry up to five hours a day. Ernest talked about white noises (like dryers and running water) that would come the baby down and mimic what was heard in the room. She also shared examples of how the baby’s stool might look and opted not to use the real thing. “I made some teenagers do it using baby food,” she said.Parents Chen Yi Zhu and Amy Hu said they learned a lot from the class. “It was very useful,” said Zhu.Hu said the most helpful part covered how to pacify a baby.Ernest passed out baby dolls and had expectant parents practice swaddling a baby. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Published 4:25 pm Saturday, August 2, 2014 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… SAHRA parenting classes begincenter_img Sponsored Content Email the author Ernest’s ultimate goal was to relieve tension. She assured parents they would get better as time went by and said there were no cookie-cutter babies. “There is a wide range of normal, but just because it’s normal doesn’t make it easy,” she said.The next class subject has not been determined. If those in attendance have any say, it will be about CPR. An overwhelming number of them requested the class on surveys taken at the end of the class.To learn more about the classes or register for the next one, find SARHA on Facebook or call Kady Pugh at 670-6726 ext. 112. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article MESSENGER PHOTO / MONA MOOREDr. Nola Earnest taught the first class for expectant parents at Southeast Alabama Rural Health Associates Department of Pediatrics.The clinic is located on Elba Highway. The classes are open to the public.Babies delivered in Pike County may be few and far between, but the folks at Southeast Alabama Rural Health Associates Department of Pediatrics want to provide some local services to moms-to-be. The Elba Highway clinic offered its first free class for expectant parents Wednesday evening. SAHRA’s Kady Pugh said it would not be the last one.“We have two pediatricians here and we plan on continuing them,” she said.Dr. Nola Ernest taught the first class. “Because we don’t deliver babies in Troy, we don’t have any prenatal classes in the area,” Ernest said.The problem with not having the classes is those who do not have time to drive an hour away go without the class. Local classes would also be more of a convenience for Pike County parents and would give them an opportunity to get to know local pediatricians.last_img read more

Pay audits are key to equality

first_imgOne year on, the recommendations of the Equal Pay Task Force and its JustPay report are beginning to have an impact. The basics of an Equal Pay Review are straightforward. Within a Stage Onereview there is a requirement to undertake a ‘pay system equality check’ aswell as a ‘review of like work’ and a ‘review of equal value’. The latter twoinvolve simple comparisons of average hourly earnings and identifying gendergaps between pay for men and women. The main difficulty is whether thisinformation is available in a readily usable form. The Equality Check establishes whether there is a fully communicated ‘policyon equal pay’ and whether responsibility for implementation has been clearlyassigned. The crunch comes, however, with one question in the equality check:”Is there a single analytical job evaluation system in place?” Organisations cannot conduct a cursory ‘review of like work’ but mustaddress the issue at a more fundamental level – namely with a well-designed,inclusive and soundly implemented job evaluation scheme. This provides the foundation for a successful Stage 2 Review, to identifythe nature, causes and extent of pay inequalities and requires an action planto resolve any differences. The selection of factors in an analytical job evaluation scheme must benon-gender biased (there is guidance given on this in the EOC publication GoodPractice Guide on Job Evaluation Schemes Free of Sex Bias). This does notpreclude, however, the factors selected having a hard business edge to them. The best business-focused and gender-proofed schemes are designed, developedand implemented by user organisations themselves – with, generally, onlyminimal external advice being necessary if the HR team does not have theexpertise. Of course some resource input is necessary, but with the latestadvances in job holder ‘self evaluation’ this too can be limited. Job descriptions, which form a fundamental input to job evaluation, need notbe burdensome or restrictive. They can, when audited and improved, bestreamlined documents that can flex to the changing needs of the organisation.To obtain real value, the same document should be used for recruitment,training and performance improvement activities as well as providing a basisfor fair pay. The implementation of job evaluation results – whether used to devise a payspine, grades or broad bands – can result in gender bias and a pay audit willestablish whether this is the case. The potential this gives to enhancedevelopment and control of costs while rewarding contribution and achievementis immense. Derek Burn is director consulting, DLA-MCG Pay audits are key to equalityOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more