Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assembly to tackle homelessness, resource extraction Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Canada Joint Assembly, Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls By Marites N. SisonPosted Mar 20, 2013 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Journal] At their joint assembly this July, Anglican and Lutheran delegates will be asked to consider a joint declaration addressing the issues of homelessness in Canada and “responsible resource extraction” involving Canadian companies here and abroad.The Council of General Synod (CoGS), the Anglican church’s governing body between General Synods, agreed to forward the resolution for consideration at the Joint Assembly this July 3 to 7, in Ottawa.On the issue of “responsible resource extraction,” the declaration calls on the two churches to support indigenous communities in Canada and overseas “in exercising their right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent” with regard to development projects that affect their traditional territories.It also asks them to “advocate for responsible and ethical investment both in Canada and around the world.”The declaration notes that Canadian companies are “major players” in mining, energy production and resource extraction across the country and abroad. “They generate wealth for our societies, but they also give rise to serious and complex environmental, socio-economic, and human rights issues,” the declaration states.“We bear a moral responsibility to address these issues and concerns in partnership with others,” it stresses.The declaration expresses concern that two recent legislations—Bill C-38 also known as the Omnibus Bill and C-45—have made changes to environmental legislation and assessment processes that “potentially threaten the ecological integrity of areas under proposed development.”It notes that resource extraction and other projects, whether here or abroad, often affect traditional territories of indigenous peoples and are undertaken without their Free, Prior and Informed Consent, “a right enshrined in the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to which Canada is a signatory nation.”Prepared by the partners in mission and eco-justice committee, the declaration commits the two churches to “advocate for renewed federal funding” and for an “integrated national collaborative strategy and greater accountability on the part of provinces and municipalities” in addressing homelessness and substandard housing.“As we look across Canada, we are disturbed by the reality that around 400,000 people are without a healthy place to live and that homelessness has continued to increase despite years of unprecedented economic growth and prosperity in our country,” the declaration states.It notes that many, particularly the working poor, are unable to find affordable housing. “The costs in terms of human suffering are staggering, as are the additional burdens for health care and social services,” it says.Local churches help by providing a broad range of services and support for the homeless but these are not enough, it adds.The declaration carries a promise to act by “nurturing and supporting” their own agencies and programs that work with and for the homeless, the under-housed and refugees. It also pledges both churches to learn more about the issues around poverty and homelessness and to raise awareness within their communities. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Poverty & Hunger Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC
Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Newcastle Christine Hardman on Jan. 26 become the second female bishop in the Church of England to take her seat in the U.K.’s House of Lords – the upper house of the U.K. Parliament. The ceremony took place the day after her neighboring bishop secured a Lords’ victory over the government on child poverty reporting.Bishops have played a part in Britain’s legislature since before the era of democracy; and today some 26 bishops have seats in the upper chamber. The archbishops of Canterbury and York and the bishops of London, Durham and Winchester are automatically members of the House of Lords. The remaining 21 places are taken by the most senior diocesan bishop by length of service. However, under transitional arrangements, for the next nine years the most senior female diocesan bishop will jump the queue and leapfrog their male counterparts.At the start of business in the House of Lords this afternoon, Hardman was led into the Lords’ Chamber by Bishop of Southwark Christopher Chessun and was followed by Archbishop of York John Sentamu. Immediately prior to becoming a bishop, Hardman served the Diocese of Southwark as an archdeacon. Her new diocese, Newcastle, is in the Church of England’s Province of York.Her Writ of Summons – the Queen’s instruction to sit as a bishop – was presented to a House of Lords official who read it out loud. Hardman swore the parliamentary Oath of Allegiance. She was then taken to her place on the bishops’ benches, shaking the hands of the Lords’ Speaker and the Leader of the House of Lords on the way.“Joining the House of Lords is a great privilege and responsibility,” Hardman said before the ceremony. “God cares about the world as a whole – not just about the Church. I look forward to engaging and working with the other bishops and with key partners for all that leads to the flourishing of communities.“I will make the most of this opportunity to speak on behalf of those whose voices are not always heard, and particularly alongside the Bishop of Durham to speak up for the North East.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Women’s Ministry Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Jan 28, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop of Newcastle Christine Hardman takes seat in House of Lords Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ People, Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA
New York City, Dec. 8 — For millions, it was both horrifying and shocking news. But for other millions it was indeed horrifying but not unexpected. It was the announcement that white killer cop, Daniel Pantaleo, would not be indicted by a 24-member Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury for the July 17 videotaped, illegal-chokehold murder of 43-year-old Eric Garner, an African American. This decision, made public on Dec. 3, has ignited an unprecedented massive anti-police uprising across the U.S.Garner could be heard on the video, saying, “I can’t breathe” at least 11 times as he was being grabbed around the neck by Pantaleo, with at least five other police officers pulling his hands and arms behind his back and pressing his head to the pavement, ultimately causing him to go into cardiac arrest.This ruling came just 10 days after the Nov. 24 announcement that another white killer cop, Darren Wilson, would not be indicted for the shooting death of 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. Black youth, many of them survivors of racial profiling by the police, began a heroic rebellion for more than a week in Ferguson against this lynching. As the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine so eloquently stated in August, Ferguson had become “an emerging intifada.”The Ferguson rebellion helped to expose to the U.S. and the world the role of the police in this country as occupiers of communities of color armed to the teeth with highly militarized tanks, tear gas and rubber bullets. Once pro-cop District Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the non-indictment, outraged people took to the streets not only in Ferguson and the St. Louis area but throughout the country, chanting Brown’s last words: “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Since the Staten Island ruling, that chant has been expanded to Garner’s last words: “I can’t breathe!”The non-indictment of Pantaleo and the fact that the murder of Garner was viewed by millions of people has only added more fuel to the firestorm of protests in large and small cities and towns. Not only are people taking to the streets in the hundreds and even thousands on a daily basis but they are becoming more and more organized, mainly through social media, with the theme of making the “comfortable uncomfortable.”This new organization has taken on a “no business as usual” orientation as manifested in walkouts from high schools, college campuses, even elementary schools and off the job to shutdowns and blockades of bridges, tunnels, highways, interstates, malls and stores. There was even a disruption of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov. 27 that became a major news story.On Dec. 4, over 120 actions took place in 40 states in response to the Garner ruling.The cases of Brown and Garner have helped to elevate the reality of the heinous war against Black and Brown people, especially youth. In the U.S., at least one Black youth is killed every 28 hours by the police. Just in the past several months and weeks, this war has claimed the lives of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland; Akai Gurley in East New York, Brooklyn; Ezell Ford in Los Angeles; John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio; and Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix — and many more. Protests linking these local police murders with Brown and Garner continue to take place in these cities.Deep impact of Brown and Garner The struggle to win justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner has evolved into a powerful catalyst to fight back against every aspect of police terror from stop-and-frisk to mass incarceration, beatings and outright murders. It is very rare that police officers who carry out such atrocities are arrested or indicted as the Brown, Garner and Crawford cases have shown. In 179 cases of grand jury hearings involving New York police over the past 15 years, only three have led to indictments, and no cops did jail time. (NY Daily News, Dec. 8)This anti-police uprising has permeated every sector of U.S. society. There are too many examples to mention here, but probably the most visible sector has been youth. Not only do young people constitute the largest numbers of protesters everywhere, but youth of color are in the leadership of many of these protests locally and nationally. There are white youth, many from the Occupy movement, who are standing in anti-racist solidarity with oppressed youth. And then there are just ordinary people, who have never attended a protest in their lives, who have gone from being bystanders to active participants, especially after seeing the Garner video.In New York City since Dec. 3, there have been die-ins and disruptions in the thousands almost everyday in the busy hubs of transportation, most notably Grand Central Station. There have been shutdowns of major portions of the West Side Highway and the Holland and Lincoln tunnels. A sizable number of those stuck in traffic have expressed solidarity with the demonstrators by honking their horns or giving high-fives to those carrying signs and banner.Today, protesters shut down the largest bridge in New York City, the Verrazano Bridge, in one direction for seven minutes with huge signs reading, “Eric Garner #ThisStopsToday Mike Brown.” The seven minutes represent the amount of time that the police and Emergency Medical Service workers did not attempt to resuscitate Garner.Yesterday, in Long Island, N.Y., hundreds shut down the Sunrise Highway.On Dec. 7, hundreds of protesters shut down the toy gun department at Toys-r-Us in Times Square to protest the killings of Rice and Crawford, who were shot by cops while holding toy guns. Apple and Macy’s stores in midtown have also been shut down.The #ThisStopsToday coalition has put out a public call for 11 days of action to take place Dec. 10-20 to “escalate the urgency of the crisis of police violence and lack of accountability, and to help move this moment into a movement-building period to secure concrete wins for our communities.” A citywide march called by #MillionsMarchNYC will take place Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., starting at Washington Square Park. A national march demanding that the federal government indict killer cops is scheduled on the same day in Washington, D.C., led by families directly stricken by police violence.High-profiled athletes and performers take a standOn Nov. 30, five members of the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams’ receiving corps came out onto the field with their hands up to show solidarity with the Ferguson community. On Dec. 7, more Rams had “I can’t breathe” emblazoned on their shirts, wrist bands or cleats, including offensive guard Davin Joseph, tight end Jared Cook and receiver Kenny Britt. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions’ running back, wore an “I can’t breathe” warm-up shirt on Dec. 7, along with Cleveland Browns’ cornerback Johnson Bademosi.Former National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose wore an “I can’t breathe” warm-up shirt on Dec. 6.Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls’ coach, defended Rose, saying his actions have to do with “justice” and “equality.”And four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion Lebron James wore the same T-shirt before a Brooklyn Nets/Cleveland Cavaliers game Dec. 8. This attracted national attention while a protest, including a die-in of many hundreds, took place outside the Barclays Center, home to the Nets. One of James’ teammates, Kylie Irving, wore the same shirt, as did several Nets members like Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett.Grammy award-winning singer John Legend and his spouse, model Chrissie Teigen, paid for a fleet of food trucks to provide free food for hungry protesters at Lincoln Square in New York.A July 29 youTube featuring dozens of Broadway performers protesting the death of Garner in front of a New York Police Department substation in Times Square has been reshown on Twitter.International protests in solidarity with Mike Brown and Eric Garner have been organized, including in the Occupied Territories in Palestine, New Delhi, Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo, London, Hannover, Germany, various cities in Canada and even in Anchorage, Alaska, in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
NewsCommunityGardaí appeal for public help in tracing missing person Limerick teenagerBy Staff Reporter – May 28, 2019 1071 Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of Eric McLoughlin, 16 years, who is missing from Limerick City since May 24, 2019, at approximately 9am.He is described as being approximately 5’7 and having Fair/Brown hair with blue eyes. His hair is short and shaved at the sides. He is of slim build and when last seen he was wearing Wine Nike Tracksuit Ends, a Black/Grey North Face jacket and Nike Runners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anyone with information on Eric’s whereabouts are asked to contact Gardaí in Mitchelstown Garda Station on 02584833. Previous articleSeventh election victory in a row ‘an achievement’ for Cllr Kevin SheahanNext articleUniversity of Limerick signs contracts to purchase Dunnes Stores Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Email Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention TAGSappealGardaíLimerick CityNews Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow
Twitter Deputy Maurice Quinlivan on the site of the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme.THE parish priest of Moyross, Limerick, one of the country’s worst unemployment blackspots, has called on the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, to “resign”, claiming the Green Party leader is jeopardising plans to attract jobs into the area by not releasing funds for the latter stages of a €58 million distributor road.Almost €20 million has been spent on the road, that will link Coonagh with Knoackalisheen, which Fr Pat Hogan and other local partners, said, would finally open up Moyross, which he described as “the country’s biggest cul de sac”, to inward investment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 2007 Fitzgerald Report, which highlighted social exclusion, series crime and disorder issues in Moyross, specifically identified that the Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road should be progressed “as a matter of urgency”.Thirteen years on and with €19million spent on preparing the route, it remains a “key priority” for Limerick City and Council, a spokeswoman for the local authority said.“The project is with Minister Ryan for sign-off since 9th October 2020. It represents everything that Regeneration is designed to do, and set to deliver for the Moyross area, finally facilitating inward investment and tenure diversification for Moyross,” the spokeswoman said.“Completion of existing plans is the most important action we can take now, for the people of Limerick and Moyross in particular — Limerick cannot sustain any further delays to this project,” she added.Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell, said the road is listed as one of 18 “existing projects” to be “progressed” in the current National Development Plan, and it had been agreed that a review of the plan “could not frustrate or delay existing projects”.Despite an update last December in the Project Ireland 2040 plan, which stated that the Coonagh Knockalisheen Road is “critical to the Regeneration of Limerick and particularly Moyross”, the Minister has not released funds required to progress it.Minister Ryan has informed Moyross partners that he is considering a better plan for the area which may include developing the area’s exiting rail links.In response, Fr Hogan said: “I’m asking the Minister for Transport to resign. He has interfered in the process of Limerick’s Regeneration plans for this road, which were promised 13 years ago. He is effectively throwing out this plan and looking for another plan.”“He has given two fingers to Moyross. All he has in his head is railways.”Despite the Minister informing the Moyross community leaders that he had cross party support, a number of local TDs contacted about this, including Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael; Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fáil; and Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Fein, all said they were, in fact, calling for the Minister to release the funding to allow the project progress immediately.Local Green Party TD, Brian Leddin, defended Minister Ryan, and said it was “not a case of rail or road”.Deputy Leddin said the project “wasn’t agreed in the Programme for Government”, and that, in his opinion “the best plan for Moyross” should involve investigating the potential development of existing rail lines already located in the area.Based on the latest census figures (2016) Limerick topped 79 unemployment blackspots nationally with 18 seriously deprived areas that included Moyross.A spokesperson for Minister Ryan said he was “carefully considering” the project, and that “roads cannot be considered in isolation but should be part of overall planning and transport strategy”.“Limerick and Moyross deserve high quality connectivity, not just a dual carriageway that facilitates urban sprawl.”Further consultations between the Minister and Moyross residents are planned, they said. Email Previous articleMunster’s remaining Pro 14 fixtures confirmedNext articleCraig Casey – The Latest Limerick Man Set For The International Stage David Raleigh Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsDelays in funding for road “critical to Regeneration of Limerick” spark priest to call for Minister to resignBy David Raleigh – January 26, 2021 851 Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post
Top StoriesSC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Benefits To Lactating Mothers & Pregnant Women Under Food Security Act Radhika Roy14 July 2020 9:43 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice in a plea seeking implementation of the provision of monetary relief to lactating mothers and pregnant women as per the National Food Security Act, 2013. A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices R. Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna heard the matter and directed the Centre to file a report on the status…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 Tuesday issued notice in a plea seeking implementation of the provision of monetary relief to lactating mothers and pregnant women as per the National Food Security Act, 2013. A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices R. Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna heard the matter and directed the Centre to file a report on the status of the implementation of distribution of maternity benefits of Rs. 6,000 to all lactating mothers and pregnant women in the country. The plea, filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), was represented by Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, who averred that in wake of the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government must file a status report on the steps taken to extend financial help to such distressed women. He further submitted that the issue was very important as there was a high mortality rate of children and women. Accordingly, the Bench directed Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta to file a status report, giving details of the steps taken in helping the poor lactating and pregnant women in the country. It also issued notice on a sole prayer of the petition to Centre, stating: “Issue notice in respect of prayer (j) of the instant petition which reads as under: ‘For an order directing all States and UTs to pay the maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000/- too all pregnant women and lactating mothers with effect from 5.7.13 in accordance with Section 4(b) of the National Food Security Act.” In 2015, the Supreme Court had issued notices to the Ministries of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Women and Child Development on the instant PIL, and had sought a response seeking for the distribution of subsidized food grains to the poor through Public Distribution System and proper implementation of maternity benefits. It had been contended in the plea that the provisions under the NFS Act were not being implemented, even after the lapse of the statutory time limit assigned for the processing of identification of beneficiaries. It had further sought for a direction to all States and UTs to ensure that no eligible application was denied a ration cardClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The mesoscale (less than 100km) vortices occurring in the two polar regions are considered in terms of their geographical and seasonal distribution, satellite cloud signatures and forcing mechanisms. Environmental conditions important in the development of the vortices are considered, including sensible heat flux, stability throughout the troposphere and synoptic factors, such as baroclinicity and upper air cold pools. A scheme to classify the observed vortices in the two polar regions in terms of the physical mechanisms behind their formation and development is proposed. The processes considered important are baroclinic instability, convection and vorticity generation through cyclonic vorticity advection and topographic forcing. The major difference between the systems observed in the two polar regions is the lack of deep convection in the southern hemisphere, which precludes the development of many of the vigorous types of system found in the north and the major role that topography plays in the Antarctic coastal region. The most common type of vortex found in the Antarctic occurs over the ice-free ocean to the west of synoptic scale disturbances and is similar to the type of northern system know as a comma cloud.
The comparison between electric (electric-conductivity measurement (ECM) and dielectric profiling (DEP)) and chemical (sulphate and chloride) depth profiles along the first 400 m of the EPICA-Dome C ice core revealed a very good fit, especially for peaks related to volcanic emissions. From the comparison between these profiles, a dominant contribution of sulphuric acid to the ionic balance of Antarctic ice for the Holocene was confirmed. A progressive increase with depth was observed for chloride concentrations, showing a change of relative contribution between sulphate and chloride. A higher increase of chloride was evident between 270 and 360 m depth, probably due to a change in source or transport processes or to an increase of the annual snow-accumulation rate. The DEP, ECM and sulphate ice signatures of Tambora (AD 1816) and El Chichon (?) (AD 1259) eruptions are described in detail. A characteristic peak series, due to HCl deposition, was identified at 103-109 m depth from the ECM, DEP and chloride profiles