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Iain Stanford named Giving Tuesday Scholar at CDSP

first_img Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA [Church Divinity School of the Pacific press release] Iain Stanford is the new Giving Tuesday Scholar at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Dean and President W. Mark Richardson announced.Stanford, a postulant to the priesthood from the Diocese of Oregon, earned a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Theology degree from Harvard Divinity School and has completed coursework for Doctorate of Theology at Harvard. At CDSP, Stanford is enrolled in the Certificate of Anglican Studies program and will work on his dissertation.The new Giving Tuesday scholarship, one of several new scholarships that CDSP offers for 2015-2016, was made possible by CDSP donors who participated in Giving Tuesday, an initiative that encourages people to give online on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In 2014, CDSP’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $10,000.“When we initiated Giving Tuesday at CDSP, an idea originating with [CDSP’s development director] Patrick Delahunt, we had no idea what to expect,” said Richardson. “It is exciting to know that the generosity of those who responded will have this kind of impact on a student’s life. We’re delighted to welcome Iain to CDSP, and grateful for the generosity of the donors who made our new Giving Tuesday scholarship possible. This is just one of several new scholarships now available from CDSP, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of alumni and donors who have contributed to funds through estate plans and endowed gifts.”Other new CDSP scholarship opportunities include the full-tuition Bishop’s Scholarships, which are given on the nomination of students’ diocesan bishops; the Presidential Scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board, meal plan and books for an exceptional leader age 35 or under; and Excellence in Ministry scholarships that include full tuition and a stipend.For his part, Stanford is thrilled to be in Berkeley. “One of the opportunities of being a student at CDSP is I get to go and experience different communities in the area. It’s a chance for me to get to know what’s available on the West Coast. I have an ability and opportunity just to experience the breadth of what the Episcopal Church can be.”To learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities at CDSP, contact the Rev. 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June 20, 2021 0

Keeping score of ‘friends’ on Facebook may be harmful to your…

first_img Reply Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT November 30, 2017 at 8:36 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Ashley Whillans and first published on theconversation.comEver felt like your peers have more pals than you do?These days, with the rise of social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, it is easier than ever to benchmark the number of “friends” you have against your peers.So, if you find yourself wondering how your social networks compare with other people’s, our latest research, published in Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, suggests that you are far from alone. Furthermore, we found that believing that your peers have more pals than you do – even if demonstrably false – can be harmful to your health.‘Tis human to compareDecades of research in psychology suggest that social comparisons are a fundamental human tendency. We compare ourselves with others to evaluate and understand our abilities, our social standing, and even our own feelings.When making social comparisons, people generally see themselves coming out on top – or at least above average. That is, they are often overconfident about their abilities, rating themselves above average in health, attractiveness, and intelligence.Yet, there is at least one domain where people tend to think that they are doing worse than their peers: emotional experiences.Previous research by one of our colleagues, Alex Jordan at the Harvard Medical School, found that people underestimate how often their peers experience negative emotions, like depression or stress, and overestimate how often they experience positive ones, like happiness, pride, and hope.One reason for the latter tendency is that people also generally overestimate how socially connected others are. After all, being socially connected is one of the most important predictors of happiness. It is therefore important to understand whether beliefs about doing worse than our peers extend to social belonging and to understand how these beliefs arise.Looking for ‘friends’? Evan Lorne/Shutterstock.comThe rise of social mediaSocial media is making it a lot harder to avoid comparing our own connectedness with that of our peers.Since the inception of Facebook in 2004, more than a billion people have created Facebook accounts, and today, its website is the most visited in the world. Americans spend about 56 billion minutes on Facebook each month.While some of this time is spent actively messaging other people, the typical user uses the majority of his or her time on Facebook observing other people without posting – sometimes called “lurking.” Stated differently, people spend most of their time on social media gathering information about their peers’ lives.And, social media posts are predominately focused on projecting the most positive versions of ourselves. Given the popularity of Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn, it is nearly impossible to avoid learning about our peers’ accomplishments. As a result, it is also nearly impossible to avoid using this information as a benchmark to compare our lives with those of our peers.We believe others have more friendsTo examine the beliefs that people have about their peers’ social lives and how they affect well-being, we surveyed first-year students during their transition to college life at the University of British Columbia, a large public institution in Vancouver, Canada.Across two similar studies with a total of 1,488 participants, we asked two key questions: How many friends do you have at university? And how many friends do you think other first-year students have? We also asked them to estimate the percentage of time that both themselves and their peers had spent socializing with new friends at the university in the past seven days.A surprising share of students believed that their peers had more friends and spent more time socializing than they themselves did.In our first study, 48 percent of first-year students believed their peers had more friends, whereas only 31 percent believed the reverse.In our second study, the gap was even more pronounced: More than twice as many students believed that other first-years had more friends than they did rather than the other way around – 55 percent to 26 percent. Students also believed that their peers spent 24 percent of their time socializing with new friends at university as compared with the 20 percent for their personal estimate.How this undermines happinessIn our second study, students also reported on their happiness and loneliness. To assess happiness and loneliness, students indicated their agreement with statements like “the conditions of my life are excellent” and “I see myself as a loner,” respectively.Students who believed that their peers were doing better socially reported lower levels of life satisfaction and greater loneliness than students who thought that they had more friends.Importantly, these results were stable even after we accounted for the number of friends that students had. In other words, even when students had an above-average number of friends, thinking their peers had more friends than they did undermined their well-being.Viewing pictures of peers having a good time on Facebook can make some people feel like they don’t belong. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.comSo why do we think this way?Our research suggests that the public nature of social activities can lead people to think that their peers are doing better socially than they are.Since social activities like eating or studying with friends often happen in public where they are easily seen, students likely overestimate how often these activities occur in their peers’ lives.Social media also plays a role. In research that we published earlier this year, first-year students were more likely to feel like they didn’t belong at university after viewing highly social photos of their peers on Facebook.We have not yet collected data to see how common these feelings and beliefs are outside of college. However, given how common feelings of loneliness are when people move to a new city or start a new job, it is possible that these social misperceptions could occur anytime people move to a new social environment.A silver liningOur study found evidence that these perceptions can shift over time. When we followed up with a subset of students and asked them identical questions four to five months later, we observed two key findings:Later in the academic year, fewer students believed that other students had more friends than they did. These findings suggest that the tendency to see others as more social can change over time, potentially as people get to know their peers better and realize that those peers do not actually have more friends than they do.We also found evidence that these beliefs – in moderation – might not be uniformly bad. Students who initially believed that other students had a few more friends than they did had themselves made more friends when we checked in with them down the road. This suggests that people who feel slightly but not hopelessly, behind their peers might be more motivated to seek out new friendships. After making more friends, people are less likely to believe that others have more friends than they do.If you have ever felt like everyone else is more connected than you are, there is a good chance you are not alone. Yet, if you use these feelings as motivation to reach out to a new colleague or grab lunch with a friend you haven’t seen in a while, this belief doesn’t always have to undermine happiness. In fact, it could help you become more connected.Ashley Whillans is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies the complex relationships between time, money, and happiness and conducts research with non-profits, companies, and the government with the broad goal of putting science “to work” to solve real-world challenges. I often observe people & their connection with their phones. It is interesting to see how a group of young people will sit together & each individual is on their phone, typing; talking; laughing & managing a conversation with their peers; I call it social multi-tasking. In the last 4 years, I have been following my family & friends, near & far via social media. Admittedly, over the early decades working in the profession of police work, feeling left out of the social crowd came with territory. Fast forward to where I stand today, I’m still on the outside looking in; keeping up with my family & friends near & far via social media; hitting ‘like’ & letting them know by posting “great to see you are having a good time…” Truth is every other weekend, I get to spend quality time with my only 2 grandchildren. And the best part is they take possession of my phone to play their games and just like the young people I mentioned above; my grandkids manage to play their games; watch Netflix; u-tube; all while they share what’s going in their daily lives with me; yes, hanging out with Grandma. These tender years go by quick; so as long as I can be in their small circle, I’m in. I do make the effort to reach out to my family & friends to connect & nurture those relationships important to me. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Commissioner Diane Velazquezcenter_img Please enter your comment! Gov. 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June 19, 2021 0

Gemala House / LUWIST

first_img 2018 Gemala House / LUWISTSave this projectSaveGemala House / LUWIST Houses ArchDaily Projects Architects: LUWIST Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ferrian Rinaldi+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912622/gemala-house-luwist Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Dulux, 745 Worksteel, Atelier Stuudio, Berkat Jaya Alumunium Frame, Roman Ceramics, Venus TileSave this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. Gemala House is located in the additional part of Bandung city, where daily life continues in a typical urban structure. There are 3 volumes on the site each accommodating different requirements. These volumes are independent from one another, and scattered across the site, creating a series of connected individual gardens, open and surroundings.Save this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiSave this picture!1st and 2nd floor planSave this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiI was thinking of creating a house  which the client may enjoy various of spaces and lifestyles, by not fixing the place of dwelling, just put it into the right position : have a room to breath and sightseeing, then have own world by the garden space surrounding them.The house itself is comprised of two shells of efficient size nested inside one another.Save this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiThe body of shell covers the entire premises, creating a covered, semi-indoor garden.In a nested structure, the inside is invariably the outside, and it was a vice versa. My concerns about architecture that is not about space nor about form, but simply about expressing the riches of what are `between` houses and the site barrier to the neighbors.Save this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiThe Facade has a similar face, became a twins, connected by a bridge, so people can feel the feelings of “ in between “.Why the facade was similar? Because i’m thinking about the twins of female child, Indonesian Sanskrit call them : Gemala.Save this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiThe house has two vertical cuts – courtyard and staircase – which divide the plan into 3 parts. All the spaces are thus well lit and properly ventilated.The dialogue between ” in and out ” – In the middle of, white,wood, sky, grey, trees : enjoying by covered in rain, night breeze, to the endless summer.Save this picture!© Ferrian RinaldiProject gallerySee allShow lessElection Campaign Headquarter / BIAS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMOKYEONRI / softarchitecturelabSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Year:  CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLUWISTOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungIndonesiaPublished on March 12, 2019Cite: “Gemala House / LUWIST” 11 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Ferrian Rinaldi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Indonesia Gemala House / LUWIST ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912622/gemala-house-luwist Clipboardlast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

Mariana House / LABarq

first_imgSave this picture!© Alejandra Urquiza+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs Photographs:  Alejandra UrquizaAuthor Architects:Juan Carlos Kelly & Paulina Moreno OsunaDesign Team:Jonathan MoralesStructure:Eng. Andres Casal AlonsoCity:Santiago de QuerétaroCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Casa Mariana deals with a corner plot with strict design regulations, juggling between salvaging views and maintaining a sense of intimacy in an otherwise very open residential community. The result is an L Shape plan with two main corridors that organize the private and public spaces, joined at the stairway that connects both stories.Save this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaOn the ground floor, the arrangement follows a logic of transition from public to private space, allowing them to be used independently while keeping their relationship and functional dependency from one another. Save this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaA sequence of sliding doors and pivoting glass partitions further allow spaces to adapt to different situations and activities and modify themselves accordingly. On the upper floor the program relation is much more straight forward, but still separating the master suite from the secondary bedrooms by a common intimate living space that overlooks the 2 stories sloped ceiling that covers the main living room.Save this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaThe materials respond to the orientation, the two northern walls are freed of the rest of the house and are made of red colored fluted split-face concrete blocks, while the east and southern facades open up to the sun through a sequence of plastered volumes and deeply recessed windows. Lastly, the western facade is made of a glass curtain wall, protected by an aluminum screen, in order to control the solar incidence and provide privacy while maintaining the views to the Esplanade and the front garden.Save this picture!© Alejandra UrquizaProject gallerySee allShow lessPark and Residence ‘Las Majadas de Pirque’ / Lyon Bosch ArquitectosSelected ProjectsStudio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport ExpansionArchitecture News Share Mexico Mariana House / LABarq “COPY” Year:  Architects: LABarq Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913659/mariana-house-javier-corvalan-plus-laboratorio-de-arquitectura Clipboard Mariana House / LABarqSave this projectSaveMariana House / LABarq ArchDaily 2017 “COPY” Houses Area:  710 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLABarqOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiago de QuerétaroMexicoPublished on March 28, 2019Cite: “Mariana House / LABarq” [Casa Mariana / LABarq] 28 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913659/mariana-house-javier-corvalan-plus-laboratorio-de-arquitectura Clipboardlast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

Christian Aid goes forth and multiplies

first_imgChristian Aid goes forth and multiplies Howard Lake | 16 May 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img More than seven million people get involved in Christian Aid Week each year including 350,000 volunteers who take part in door-to-door collections.One example used in this year’s campaign is chickens: they provide eggs as food and income but also reproduce to create more chickens, all of which help people to be self-sufficient and reduce their reliance on aid.Jeff Dale, Head of Marketing at Christian Aid said: “We wanted to move away from the traditional images which, while often shocking, have become generic and lost impact.“Humour is an effective way of grabbing attention particularly amongst many people who might otherwise just look away. The communication may be funny but the message is a serious one about the best way to combat global poverty.”The campaign was created by advertising agency Campbell Doyle Dye and will run on television, radio, press and online.The television ads were made by the production company Godman and directed by Tim Kirkby, the same team that produced the BBC spoof science series ‘Look Around You’.The ads follow a similar style to the programmes with a series of ‘scientific’ experiments comparing things that multiply and things that don’t.The print ads use a simple strip of graphics to illustrate that the money collected during Christian Aid Week is invested in things that multiply. One of the print ads features the strapline: ‘We go forth and multiply.’The strapline ‘You add, we multiply’ along with chicken examples is also used as part of an integrated campaign in church materials, on the charity’s website, on the Christian Aid Week red envelopes for donations, and it will be used in millions of direct marketing messages after Christian Aid Week.The Christian Aid Week website includes an amusing interactive virtual Big Cow Farm which illustrates the benefits that one cow can bring a family. Tagged with: Individual giving Christian Aid’s new advertising campaign for this year’s Christian Aid Week aims to challenge the traditional style of Third World charity advertising.Under the strapline ‘You add, we multiply’, the advertising campaign uses humour, handwritten typeface, child-like illustrations and soft colours to engage audiences. Christian Aid is aiming to demonstrate that it invests donations in long-term solutions to poverty rather than just short-term handouts.Christian Aid Week is the charity’s major annual fundraising drive and runs from 15 to 21 May 2005. Last year, £14.7 million was raised during the week to support the charity’s work in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. Advertisementlast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

EU asked to intercede following Dawit Isaac’s reimprisonment

first_img Reporters Without Borders has written to the European Union’s 25 foreign ministers asking them to raise the issue of Eritrea’s imprisoned journalists at a meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council on 12 December in Brussels, which will focus on Africa, and calling for the EU to do everything possible to obtain their release.“A development last month served as a reminder of how merciless President Issaias Afeworki’s government can be towards those it views as its opponents,” the letter said. “Dawit Isaac, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality and founder of the now-banned weekly Setit, was released on 19 November after four years in prison. He was able to telephone his wife and friends who have found refuge in Sweden, telling them he had just been freed from Karcheli prison in Asmara and would soon be with them. But to everyone’s amazement, the authorities returned him to prison two days later, on 21 November, for still unclear reasons.”Isaac, who has had Swedish nationality since 1992, was arrested on 23 September 2001 in the course of the major police raids that followed the suspension of all civil liberties five days earlier. Now aged 41, married and the father of three children, he was one of ten newspaper publishers, editors and leading journalists to be rounded up along with politicians who had criticised the government.“Isaac’s story suggests Eritrea is plunging headlong into further repression in which its people will be the only ones to suffer,” the letter continued. “The European Union has the ability to make the government in Asmara understand that this course is unacceptable. For this reason, we urge the European foreign ministers to do everything in their power to obtain justice, at least, for these unfortunate journalists and help Eritrea emerge from the darkness in which it is sinking further year by year.”Independent since 1993, Eritrea is Africa’s youngest country. For the past four years, it has also been the continent’s biggest prison for the press. At least 13 journalists are being held in undisclosed locations somewhere in Eritrea without ever having appeared in court or been able to talk to a lawyer or contact their families. The regime claims they are traitors, Ethiopian spies or deserters. It is not known if they are still alive. Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? January 13, 2021 Find out more News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case News News Organisation Receive email alerts December 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU asked to intercede following Dawit Isaac’s reimprisonment Follow the news on Eritreacenter_img EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision EritreaAfrica April 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Reports RSF_en October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

Cheney says she won’t quit the House after Wyoming censure

first_imgLocal NewsUS News Cheney says she won’t quit the House after Wyoming censure Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Previous articleThe Latest: Pope greets public again with wide distancingNext articleJuhasz, Patty lead No. 11 Buckeye women past Gophers 83-59 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Karnataka High Court Closes Suo Moto PIL Taken To Address Court Functioning Amid COVID19

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Closes Suo Moto PIL Taken To Address Court Functioning Amid COVID19 Mustafa Plumber15 Jan 2021 8:17 AMShare This – x Observing that “We hope that in the future this court will not be required to initiate such suo-motu proceedings,” the Karnataka High Court on Friday closed the proceedings in the public interest litigation initiated on its own to address various legal and technical issues that arose before the district and trial courts, from June 1 2020, when they started ‘limited functioning’, in…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?Login Observing that “We hope that in the future this court will not be required to initiate such suo-motu proceedings,” the Karnataka High Court on Friday closed the proceedings in the public interest litigation initiated on its own to address various legal and technical issues that arose before the district and trial courts, from June 1 2020, when they started ‘limited functioning’, in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said “From the perusal of order passed on May 28, 2020 basically this suo-motu PIL was initiated to deal with the peculiar situation created due to the spread of coronavirus. Larger number of orders were passed for taking care of the situation arising due to partial closure of this court, essentially for the purpose of extending maximum benefit to litigants. Considering the fact that the situation has considerably increased, we do not think any further orders are required to be passed in the Public interest litigation.” The bench recorded its appreciation to amicus curiae and state and central government advocates who appeared in the matter and assisted the court to pass various orders. It said “While we close this petition we must appreciate the services rendered by Senior advocate Uday Holla and Senior Advocate C V Nagesh, who were appointed as amicus curiae. We must also note that Dhyan Chinnappa Additional Advocate General ably assisted by advocate Vikram Huilgol and Additional Solicitor General M B Nargund ably assisted by Advocate M N Kumar, have rendered valuable assistance to the court. It is only because of their assistance and valuable contribution that this court could pass various procedural orders, for streamlining the procedure during partial functioning of the courts (High court and District courts).” As per an recent Standard Operating procedure issued by the High Court on January 12, normal functioning of the Courts as existed prior to 15th March 2020 in all the Districts except the districts namely—Bengaluru Urban, 2) Bengaluru Rural, 3) Chikkaballapura, 4) D.K. Mangaluru, 5) Mysuru, 6) Shivamogga and 7) Tumakuru, is restored.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


May 26, 2021 0

Donegal Driver arrested for drug driving

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Google+ A driver in Donegal has been charged to court after being found to be drug driving in the early hours of this morning.The Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit assisted Gardaí from Ballybofey and Convoy in locating a car having received reports in relation to the manner in which it was being driven.The vehicle was stopped by Gardaí and the driver tested positive for the presence of cocaine following a roadside drugs test. Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img By News Highland – March 30, 2020 WhatsApp Previous articleAn Post says payments will be available for 90 daysNext articleOlympics to go ahead in July/August 2021 News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Donegal Driver arrested for drug driving Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more


May 25, 2021 0

Last rites

first_imgLast ritesOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Noone likes to talk about death, but it is something HR should be prepared for inthe event that an employee dies on assignment or on a business trip overseas,says Gavin EvansMichaelWeiland knows a thing or two about businessmen dying abroad: it can be a trickybusiness as well as a sad one, even when everything seems to be going accordingto plan.Throughhis position as the international services and medical affairs manager atGlobal Emergency Medical Services, he is regularly confronted with formidableobstacles when it comes to the task of bringing the body back home. His leastfavourite example, and least favourite memory, is the tale of the seniorinvestment banker who died on a business trip to Algiers a few years ago.”Iwas assured that his body was in the morgue and intact, and it looked like aroutine operation. I arranged for the body to be sent home, receivedconfirmation that his remains were on the plane and went to Kennedy Airport toensure the casket was safely loaded on to the hearse, which I’d arranged to bewaiting on the runway.” The banker’s family had similar expectations andwere patiently waiting at home for the arrival of the casket, while puttingtogether the last-minute preparations for a major-league funeral and wake inBrooklyn. Whatneither Michael nor the family had been told was that the electricity in therefrigeration section of the Algiers morgue had been off for a couple of days.The morgue staff had unilaterally decided an incinerated foreign body wasbetter than a smelly one. So Michael stood on the Kennedy runway, watching theluggage being loaded off the plane, but to his increasing dismay there was nocasket. “I became so worried that I sprinted up the stairs into theaircraft, waving the papers, and after a few minutes the flight attendanthanded me a small cardboard box, containing his ashes. Fortunately I had takena priest with me, and he went to the family’s door first while I waitedoutside, and when I heard a hysterical shriek from inside, I paused for aminute and then took in the box.”It’snot always so messy, but most companies find it is more difficult to bring homea dead person than to arrange emergency medical treatment or evacuation forthose still alive. The first difficulty they find is that international medicalinsurance stops at death. KarenFroud, of the British-based health insurer Bupa International, says that in thecase of serious illness her company will immediately pull out all the stops,including emergency evacuation, but if the member dies, the story is ratherdifferent – in effect, death ends the contract. Sheexplains, “We would advise the company to contact the embassy forpractical advice, but we ourselves offer no special procedures for death,beyond providing a doctor to sign the death certificate, and we don’t cover forreturning the body home.” Which means it is up to the deceased’s company tocut through the red tape and sort out the mess. And as Weiland puts it,”Deaths in a foreign country can be a web of bureaucratic compliance,religious rites woven into laws and payoffs to everyone in the chain of events.”Theproblems vary according to the circumstances. For a start it may take a whilefor the death to be discovered. “We’ve had situations where a businessmanhas died in his hotel and the maid thought he was sleeping, and just closed thedoor, and it took another 24 hours to discover he was dead, and even then thehotel had no information about whom to contact,” says Weiland.Thisis most likely if the traveller is alone in a foreign city. He will then be atthe “mercy” of locals at the time of death. He may not be carryinghis passport or any company document, which could mean that the foreignhospital or police service has difficulty identifying him, and his body remainsat the local morgue for several days before he is reported missing and traced.Buteven if he is quickly identified, you are by no means home and dry. If thepolice suspect that there was a crime involved, the body may be part of theevidence in a lengthy trial. On the other hand, if the person was the victim ofan accident or a crime, his family might decide to pursue legal action. In bothcases, his company can expect to cover the costs of an autopsy, and they mayneed to retain an independent pathologist.Mostexperts say that the “most convenient” death is one that occurs inhospital, because then a doctor routinely signs the death certificate. But thismight create its own difficulties. For example if it is suspected that theperson died from a communicable disease, you can expect a long delay before thebody is released, and local health officials may demand cremation.Ifthe employee has lived abroad for some time, the authorities may be reluctantto release his body unless all his taxes are paid. They tend to hold the bodyas a kind of ransom, because it is their only means of getting the money.Therehave been several reported cases of caskets being used to smuggle contraband,particularly drugs, so in some countries it may be prudent to check for thisbefore the body is flown home. And finally, the deceased’s family may want toaccompany the body home. Weilandrecommends taking great care about the logistics of this trip, to the point ofbooking them in business or first class seats on the left side of the plane. Ashe explains, “Cargo is normally loaded from the right, and the first classand business class are forward of the cargo hatches, so family members lookingout of the left front windows are less likely to be upset by seeing the casketon the tarmac or being loaded – and sometimes the airport staff drop it, whichmakes things worse. An outburst of grief may scare the crew and passengers andcause the family to miss the flight.”Whatit all points to is a hands-on, prepared-for-the-worst approach well beforedisaster strikes. Ginny Hollis, vice-president of the Connecticut-based globalmedical insurer Cigna International, says she is regularly confronted bycorporate negligence when it comes to the death or serious illness of employeesabroad. “Most American companies are pretty lax,” she says.”There are many reasons for this, but one of them relates to internalorganisation. Basically their travel divisions, their medical or benefitsdepartments and their HR divisions don’t co-ordinate with each other.”However,Arielle Benozio, PR officer for the French-based health insurerEurope-Assistance, says that Western European companies are becoming betterattuned to handling death and disaster faced by their employees whiletravelling abroad. “Today most European companies are more knowledgeableabout the risks, so they are less likely to be taken by surprise, and thereason for this is probably that international business travel is becoming morecommonplace.”Somecompanies learn through their own hard experience. Three years ago the Koreanchief executive of Daewoo South Africa was murdered in an armed robbery. Theprocess of replacing him, bringing the body home to Seoul and assisting hisfamily provided an object lesson for everyone in the industry, not least Daewooitself. And the lessons spread to other motor manufacturers. German-based BMW,for instance, promptly reviewed its procedures for dealing with tragediesabroad. “Ifanything goes wrong – for example, a death, a car-jacking, a serious illness –we take a hands-on approach from the word go,” says BMW’s HR directorChristine Watson. “There is nothing we wouldn’t do to assist the families,even long after they return home, and that includes psychological counselling.”Tipsfor handling the death of an employee abroad–Ensure your HR department is well versed on how to handle an overseas death andis kept informed when anyone is abroad.–Retain up-to-date information on how to contact travelling employees at alltimes. If one of them dies, you should be the first to know.–Make sure you can contact his or her spouse, partner or children at home – notjust an address and home phone number, but also mobile and work numbers. It isuseful to retain details of religious affiliation, including the name of apriest or minister.–Be prepared to ask someone within the company who knows the employee’s familyto take on the task of breaking the news. It is best not to inform the next ofkin about the death over the telephone.–Include the family in all the preparations for the return of the body, and makesure you are fully briefed on their wishes and they on your actions.–Be prepared to contact the embassy immediately and request their assistance assoon as you learn of the death. A pre-prepared list of embassy or consulatenumbers in every city where your employees visit is useful.–It helps to have a reliable agent or contact in the city where the death occurs– someone you can rely on to monitor arrangements.–If you have several employees working abroad it may be worth retaining theservices of an international emergency medical service with experience inreturning bodies and bringing families of dead employees home.–Alternatively consider dispatching a company official to the scene. Even if theemployee’s spouse is there, she or he will need someone else to take charge ofthe paperwork.–Expect emotional volatility from family members, particularly those who areliving abroad with the deceased.Possibleareas of expense–Death certificate (multiple certified copies for insurance, customs, airlines,etc).–Autopsy.–Lawyers’ fees (if there is any legal dispute).–Foreign funeral home or body removal services (including preparation of thebody or cremation).–Coffin (or urn).–Delivery of body to foreign airport (particularly if the death occurs in arural area).–Transportation fees (including cargo charges by carrier and possibleintermediate stopover handling fees. Airline charges are on a cargo basis,usually based on 100lb or 50kg weight).–Transportation on arrival in home country from airport to final destination. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more


May 12, 2021 0