Cathedral deans: Cleveland’s Tracey Lind

first_img March 7, 2013 at 4:28 am This make me tired. Imagine the words of a big corporation being used to describe our intimate realtion with Christ. What has happened to womens;’s ministry can the circle leadership model that we all works so hard on in the 80’s. where are the women now who got ignored so the corporate model could be installed. We are better than this. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm Actually we do have a Deacon at Christ Church Cathedral Cincinnati, Sherilyn Pearce, a blessing every day she is with us. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN March 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm Tracey is one fine Dean who, with the support of a her Bishop has pushed the cathedral into the realm of the people of God of Cleveland. This is a significant ministry ( the entire staff contributes ) which meets people where they are and lifts them into the possibilities of Gods grace, love, and mission. The Cathedral in Cleveland is the finest example I have seen where its doors are open not only to all of God’s people, but to the realities of new birth. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Kimberly Clark says: March 7, 2013 at 8:13 am Tracey ministers at Trinity with a deep faith, an abiding commitment to peace and justice, and the ability to bring myriad together myriad parishioners, lay and ordained, to The Glory of God. Cleveland is lucky to have her, The Diocese of Ohio is blessed to have her, and I am thankful to call her friend and colleague. This article is beautifully written and goes far in helping us all understand what a cathedral can be in the 21st century. The people of St. Hubert’s Church, where I serve as Rector, look to Trinity for faithful vision and celebrate all of its success! Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 7, 2013 at 5:17 am I hope consideration is given to interviewing The Very Rev, N. Deliza Spangler, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, New York. Mother Liza has been Dean since 2006, and has a wonderful ministry in an urban Cathedral struggling to reach out to the Buffalo community, and bringing more people into the Body of Christ. As one of her parishoners, I highly recommend her for an interview. Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Judy Elliott says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Michael E. Lawrence says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Daniel H. Schoonmaker says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (10) Press Release Service Featured Events Cathedral deans: Cleveland’s Tracey Lind The joy and challenge of serving multiple constituencies The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, celebrates Eucharist with Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth Jr., left, and the Rev. Canon Will Mebane. Photo/Sam HubishThis is the first in a series of interviews with Episcopal cathedral deans.[Episcopal News Service] In a denomination that prides itself on both/and and the via media, it is perhaps the quintessential clergy job: Episcopal cathedral dean.“It’s such a complicated job, because you’re not a rector and you’re not a bishop,” said the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland since 2000.“My job description very clearly says my job is to be the principal preacher and liturgical officer of the cathedral and lead the institution, and I am expected to have a civic leadership role,” she said, adding, “Although I am first and foremost in my heart a pastor, that is less my job than it was when I was the rector of a church.”While she is senior pastor of the congregation, she also is CEO of the cathedral and Trinity Commons, the campus jointly owned by the cathedral and the Diocese of Ohio.“My work as a cathedral dean is really very fast-paced and varied,” said Lind, who was among the first women and one of the first two openly gay clergy called as Episcopal cathedral deans. In one day, she might address the media, welcome a group of visiting dignitaries meeting on campus, work on the budget and meet with governing bodies. “Or I could be counseling a stranger in need of food and shelter who just wandered in because it’s an urban church.”An Episcopal dean’s job is complicated partly because, excluding exceptions such as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and St. John the Divine in New York, Episcopal cathedrals first were parishes, she said. Cleveland’s Trinity Parish, for example, was established in 1816. “It lived as a parish for 100 years, and then under Bishop [William] Leonard, a cathedral was built and the congregation of Trinity parish moved into the new digs and became the cathedral congregation.”While she isn’t called the rector, “I function as the rector and dean of Trinity,” Lind said.It’s a job with many possible permutations.“In the Canadian system, the dean is actually the senior priest of the diocese,” she said. “In the absence of the bishop, the dean in the Canadian system is the ecclesiastical ordained authority in the diocese.”In the Episcopal Church, she said, “some people actually carry the title of rector and dean. In some places, the bishop is the ecclesiastical authority of the cathedral.” The dean also may be a member of the bishop’s staff and could be called by the bishop or elected by a vestry with the bishop’s approval.“That’s the way it is here,” Lind said. “The search committee elects a dean, and the bishop nominates that dean to the vestry. I serve with all of the tenure of a rector.” Her vestry is the governing board, and the cathedral chapter, which meets less often, is advisory.Serving multiple constituenciesCathedrals themselves also serve multiple roles. An urban cathedral, Trinity serves three constituencies, Lind said. First is the cathedral congregation of just fewer than 1,000 people, with average Sunday attendance of about 400.Second is a diocesan constituency. Clergy on holiday and members of other congregations often visit; the cathedral hosts diocesan events; and it models liturgical and other innovations.“One of the things that is particular in the life of a cathedral is that the bishop is present on Christmas and Easter,” Lind said. So, on what would be the two biggest days for a rector in a typical parish to preach and preside, Lind and the bishop alternate roles every other year for the Christmas midnight service and the 11:15 a.m. Easter service. At Easter Vigil, the diocese’s retired bishop suffragan presides while she officiates and preaches.“The relationship between the dean and the bishop is really critical, and I’ve been really blessed to have good relationships with the bishops with whom I’ve served throughout my ministry,” she noted.The third constituency is the city, where people view Trinity as Cleveland’s cathedral. “When the city’s going to gather to grieve and to celebrate, it often happens here,” Lind said.A cathedral should “be a place of spiritual inspiration for the city and for the diocese,” she said. “I think cathedrals are called to be sacred public spaces. I think that’s one of our most important roles.”As dean, Lind plays a prominent community role.“The work of a cathedral dean is different from a rector because of this sense of often being the voice of witness for the diocese or for the church,” she said. “People expect to see, at least in this diocese, the cathedral dean quoted in the newspapers or writing op-eds or speaking to the media if something happens in this diocese, in this city. After the shootings in Connecticut, we took some action around gun control, and we issued a statement, and the media came here for reaction.”An op-ed Lind wrote for The Plain Dealer four years ago led to the formation in June 2011 of Greater Cleveland Congregations, a coalition of faith communities and partner organizations working toward social justice.The group has established five issue areas – jobs, education, health care, criminal justice and accessible food – and logged several successes, she said. “We helped the community come together for innovative school reform legislation, and we helped pass a school levy in a landslide victory.”As she detailed in a column in January, the coalition has tackled criminal-justice inequities, including supporting legislation removing barriers to employment for ex-offenders. Most recently, the coalition led a strong lobbying effort that contributed to Gov. John Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 uninsured Ohioans.Staying relevant“I think the role of cathedrals is shifting and changing as the structure and ethos of the Episcopal Church shifts and changes,” Lind said. The goal is to “make an 11th-century concept relevant to the 21st century. How to not make it an anachronism – that’s the challenge.”Previously, cathedrals were designed as centers that drew people from the countryside and provided a ministry of hospitality, music, art and education, Lind said. “A cathedral was created to be a place of pilgrimage. You might not be able to make pilgrimage to Jerusalem or to Rome, but you could make pilgrimage to the cathedral in your city.”But the notion of a “see city” has changed. “So much of what’s going on in American life these days is a leveling of hierarchy and a decentralizing of authority and a decentralizing of life as opposed to saying: Y’all come to the center,” Lind said.There’s a certain transience to the cathedral congregation. “We sit in the middle of a university campus,” Lind said. “But people also come to the cathedral when they come to town until they figure out where they’re going to live. Then they might settle into a suburban community.”Sometimes people migrate to the cathedral while their parish is in conflict. Or a church’s longtime lay leaders or wardens spend six months or so there when they step aside for new leadership. Or newly retired clergy come while they discern what’s next.“Trinity on any given Sunday will have anywhere from 10 to upward of 20 clergy in the congregation, either nonparochial clergy or retired clergy or clergy in transition or clergy on vacation or clergy on leave,” Lind said. Trinity’s pledging members include clergy from various denominations – Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Methodist, Baptist. “We have a number of chaplains that are members here, or they run church-affiliated organizations, or they’re on university faculty teaching religion and they choose to worship here.”The congregation also has many members in their 20s and 30s, and about 150 children. “This congregation is getting younger by the day as our city experiences a renaissance,” the dean said.The cathedral is diverse in other ways as well. “For the entire time that I have been dean of this cathedral, we’ve had a racially mixed clergy team … and that’s important,” Lind said. “That was true when I was the rector [of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] in Paterson, [New Jersey]. I think what you see at the altar affects what your congregation’s going to look like. If you want to look like the kingdom of God, then you’ve got to have that in your leadership, lay and ordained. If you want to be a rainbow place, you really need to look like the rainbow.”Liturgical diversityA multi-faceted worship schedule reflects the diverse congregation.“What we do here are many seatings at one table,” Lind said. So the first Sunday of the month includes an “early bird special,” a “very emergent” jazz Mass, a choral Eucharist and an evening solemn sung Eucharist with “smells and bells.” Other Sunday evenings feature Compline, Celtic worship and other liturgical forms aimed at appealing to students. Wednesdays bring Evensong. “It’s as good here as it is in any cathedral anywhere in the United States or England … and it’s a congregation of around 100 people [at that service].”Worship is another aspect making cathedrals “interesting and unique and challenging,” Lind said. “On the one hand, I believe that cathedrals are places where I think we’re called into liturgical reform. … On the other hand, it also represents the diocese as a whole.”The cathedral hosts diocesan liturgies, such as the clergy renewal of vows, confirmations and deacon ordinations, as well as middle school pilgrimages, acolyte festivals and musical boar’s head festivals.“I think we are expected to offer liturgical excellence,” Lind said. “In this cathedral, we do that with a commitment to inclusive language. This might be the only place in the diocese where on a regular basis you hear Enriching Our Worship,” a collection of supplemental liturgical materials, including eucharistic prayers, approved for use by General Convention. “Sometimes I think it gives people courage to take it back to their own congregation.”The cathedral also may host speakers parishes can’t afford – or find too controversial. “People will use it as part of their continuing education or part of their parish education,” she said.Lind’s interfaith background – her father was Jewish, her mother Christian – makes her sensitive to anti-Judaism, intentional or unintentional, when crafting liturgies. “How do we proclaim Jesus as our way, our truth and our life and how do we proclaim the gospel as good news in a pluralistic world is something I have a deep and abiding sensitivity and appreciation about,” she said. “I think it’s made for some very strong relationships with local synagogues because I truly believe that there are many ways to come to God and there are many names by which we call God.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Mark A. Wirtz says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Deans Series 2013 March 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm It is a delight to see Dean Lind, because she was my first rector in Paterson, New Jersey. She and I had a working relationship that I will always be thankful for. Today I am the rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC and the President of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. May God continue to lead you as you seek to be faithful in your service to humanity. 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Most especially gratifying is that she is Dean of my Mother Congregation – Trinity Cathedral raised me up for the Priesthood. – The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, Dean of The Cathedral of St. Andrew – Honolulu, HI Associate Rector Columbus, GA the Rev Mark K J Robinson says: Comments are closed. Wilmot T. Merchant, II says: Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Walter Brownridge says: Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Chris Carey says: March 7, 2013 at 8:43 am I appreciate the article and the role of Dean’s and Cathedrals, particularly as they seek to serve the neighborhoods where they live. I just find it strange there is no Deacon at the altar in the picture. Of course, we have the same situation in So. Ohio at our Cathedral. Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 7, 2013 at 10:25 am The Very Rev. Tracy and the people of Trinity Cathedral were a blessing to me when I lived in Cleveland. When I moved out of state, it became even more clear what a unique Christian community that is. Cleveland is blessed indeed to have them! Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA March 7, 2013 at 7:55 am The dean is an amazing leader, preacher, writer, and pastor. The worst part of our moving from Cleveland was having to give up her and the Trinity Cathedral parish. Trinity Commons is a perpetual motion machine humming all day, every day in the heart of the city! Dean Lind’s book, INTERRUPTED BY GOD: GLIMPSES FROM THE EDGE is a must read with the fine addition of her medtative photography. One can still find copies available on Amazon and other book sites. Well worth the effort. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos

first_img Photographs Photographs:  Sebastián Crespo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos ArchDaily Save this picture!© Sebastián Crespo+ 22 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectoscenter_img Architects: Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Ecuador Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: ALPOLIC, Lutron, Franz Viegener, Lafarge Holcim, Lea Ceramiche, MARAZZI, Mitsubishi Electric, PPG IdeaScapesArea Of Lot:2.500 m2Floors:1 basement and 2 high floorsStructural Design:Luis RoggieroCollaboration:Arq. Pablo EspinozaCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastián CrespoRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. The residence is located in Cumbayá – Ecuador, in a lot of 2,500 m2. the location of the residence has been conceived as a continuous environment without barriers and open to the public space. The proposal withdraws generating a large green area as a contribution to the environment.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoAs image the house is an architectural, protagonist and dynamic volume. The articulation of three white volumes with a very clear and definite rhythm. It is a modern project that subtly rescues elements of traditional Ecuadorian architecture such as: walls – bearing walls, large presence of walls – paintings versus holes for withdraws windows to create effects of light and shade, among others.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoSensuously, the extension of the two front volumes generate a hug of welcome to visitors because of its spatial configuration, on this meeting point (pivot) is where the entrance to the house occurs. The location  in the lot divides the outer area into two distinct uses: an open – continuous highlighting the architecture from the public and other closed – private , where daily life unfolds. One of the main challenges was to respect the existing vegetation on the ground.Save this picture!SectionThe house is divided into three levels: a sub – floor where the gym, parking lots and warehouses with housing service, which can operate independently are located. A main floor where most components of the assembly and a high plant where a private study develops.Save this picture!SectionThe main floor has been divided into four zones: at the first end (more private) the master bedroom, connected through an art gallery into the living – dining room, next to which can find the kitchen area and complements and opposed to this, a playful and television space. Annex to the living room is the vertical axis of movement through an elevator. In the case of the second floor, the elevator is connected to the study through a glass bridge. The underground is connected with the ground floor through a large atrium that allows the entry of natural light trough the parking lots and other living room. This drilling has allowed to incorporate trees that cover the different levels of the house.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThere is an additional recreational area, where a pool, green area, sauna and baths are located, also the bbq area.Inside, the relation of openings and solids and the game of double height spaces enrich and give added value, this reflect that space is not only a surface built but the project is understood and perceived by volume.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoLikewise can be define two different types of scales and sensations. A friendly for spaces private and other large format (double height) for the social areas. Complementing the architecture interior, have selected furniture that are proportionate to the space specific carpentry for project, furniture, decorative objects, fabrics and imported fabrics. Design specific lighting systems integrated audio and security, among others.Save this picture!© Sebastián CrespoThe project intention was always to make a different proposal, with a strong identity, and its own seal of design. Protagonist facades in balance and harmony; fluids and simple spaces; light, nature and serenity, are some of the qualities that we attribute to this project.Project gallerySee allShow lessGallery: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture NewsWATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed HouseUnbuilt Project Share CopyAbout this officeDiego Guayasamin ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoEcuadorPublished on June 08, 2016Cite: “Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos” 08 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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How to Write Fundraising Materials That Raise More Money: The Art, the Science, the Secrets

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How to Write Fundraising Materials That Raise More Money: The Art, the Science, the Secrets  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Derry hotel bomb hoax “moronic” – Ramsay

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – August 8, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleHSE responds after thousands march in LetterkennyNext articleNo serious injuries in helicopter crash at City of Derry Airport News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has said a hoax bomb alert during a wedding reception at the Belfry Hotel in the Drumahoe area of Derry on Saturday night caused absolute chaos and angst for both guests and staff.Mr Ramsey saays it was a terrifying and unpleasant experience, not only for the young couple celebrating their wedding, but for their guests and those working in the hotel.He said at a time when most people in Derry are are trying to promote tourism and draw people into the city, such moronic attacks are totally unwelcome and must be curtailed. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry hotel bomb hoax “moronic” – Ramsay Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Vinod Dua Case : Will Quash FIR Straightaway If Satisfied With Petitioner’s Contentions, Says SC; Asks HP Police To Submit Status Report

first_imgTop StoriesVinod Dua Case : Will Quash FIR Straightaway If Satisfied With Petitioner’s Contentions, Says SC; Asks HP Police To Submit Status Report Sanya Talwar7 July 2020 2:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Himachal Pradesh police to file status report in a sealed cover with requisite details within a week in the ongoing investigation against Journalist Vinod Dua on charges of sedition.A bench led by Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was hearing the plea seeking quashing of FIR filed against Journalist Vinod Dua and took note of the questionnaire which Dua…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 directed the Himachal Pradesh police to file status report in a sealed cover with requisite details within a week in the ongoing investigation against Journalist Vinod Dua on charges of sedition.A bench led by Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was hearing the plea seeking quashing of FIR filed against Journalist Vinod Dua and took note of the questionnaire which Dua was made to answer by the Authorities. The bench has said that Dua does not need to answer the supplementary questionnaire sent by the police.The bench also orally observed that once the details of investigation are placed before court and if the court is satisfied with the journalist’s contentions, the Court will quash the FIR “straight away”.”If we are satisfied that contention raised by petitioner is correct, we will quash the FIR straight away”, observed the Court, posting the matter to July 15. The interim protection from arrest, granted on June 14, has been extended till the next date of hearing.Dua is facing FIRs from multiple states, including the most recent ones in Maharashtra and West Bengal.An FIR was registered against Dua in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh whereby he was summoned by the Shimla Police in connection with a sedition charge levelled against him by local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ajay Shyam.Today, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh argued on behalf of Dua and stated that his client was being harassed for exercising his constitutional right of Freedom of Speech. Singh: “I don’t have to answer the Investigation authorities why I criticized the Govt. For 45 years I have been into responsible Journalism. I am constitutionally protected. I am not obliged to give them any answer. They have also used the Disaster Management Act against me. The way I am being questioned & the kind of questions I am being asked amounts to outright harassment.”Further to this, Singh cited the recent cases where the Top Court had granted protection to Journalists and stayed FIRs filed against them, such as the cases of Amish Devgan and OpIndia Editors. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta heavily objected to the arguments advanced by Singh and stated that the issues in all the cited cases were very different. The bench added that the the relief in each case was dependent on its facts.At this juncture, the bench stated that the Investigation must move forward in a streamlined manner and Dua cannot be made to answer “fire-off” questions.The Solicitor General requested the bench to phrase the phrase “fire-off”, stating that it would have adverse consequences. The bench agreed to this, withdrawing the expression.The bench directed that the status report detailing all requisite aspects of the investigation be filed within a week and added that the same be done in a “sealed cover”.”We understand your reservations regarding parting with information that may be sensitive. So file your status report in a sealed cover” – Justice UU Lalit stated.The matter is to now come up for hearing on July 15. On June 14, following Directions were passed by the Bench;a) Pending further orders, the petitioner shall not be arrested in connection with the present crime;(b) However, the petitioner in terms of the offer made by him in his communication dated 12.06.2020, shall extend full cooperation through Video Conferencing or Online mode; and(c) The Himachal Pradesh Police shall be entitled to carry on the investigation including interrogation of the petitioner at his residence after giving him prior notice of 24 hours and complying with the Social Distancing norms prescribed during Covid-19 Pandemic.The bench had then refused to stay the investigation, despite fervent pleas by Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, who appeared for Dua.Singh said that the FIR was a “harassment” for airing views unpalatable to the government.”If what Dua said is sedition, then only two channels can function in the country”, he submitted.The summons by Shimla police came two days after the Delhi High Court stayed an FIR filed against Dua for allegedly spreading fake news through his YouTube show on communal violence in Delhi in February. The FIR filed in Shimla is also related to the show.Next Storylast_img read more

Oceaneering wins connector supply contract for offshore Western Australia project

first_imgOceaneering will supply 3-inch M5 connectors, which will be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and CI Oceaneering wins connector supply contract for offshore Western Australia project. (Credit: Oceaneering International, Inc.) Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that it has won a contract to provide a number of monobore diverless connectors for an offshore Western Australia project.Oceaneering will supply 3-inch M5 connectors, which will be used for Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) and Chemical Inhibitor (CI) service on the field subsea distribution system.The 3-inch M5 Connector enables the intervention of subsea assets. This ROV-flyable, full bore connector features the Oceaneering® Grayloc® metal-to-metal sealing system and proven M-series latch mechanism. The M5 Connector works for applications such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection, and scale squeeze.Nikunj Patel, Director of Engineering and Technology for Oceaneering, said: “We are thrilled to provide our high pressure, high flow ROV-flyable M5 connectors for this project located in Australian waters. The M5 is a versatile, compact, and cost-effective solution ideal for high flow MEG, CI, and other chemical delivery applications. With this win, we continue building our track record with the M5 connectors being used in projects worldwide.”last_img read more

Property prices set to rise in July and August, survey predicts

first_imgThe property market remains buoyant after the lifting of the lockdown, with price rises in July and August set to be above last summer’s levels, according to a new survey.However, the report says the market remains much quieter than last year, with the underlying sales volume this summer expected to be nearly a third less (29%) than last year.The findings come in a new survey from property website and are based on statistical analysis of the views of site visitors.North showing most interestThe site’s Market Activity Predictor report predicts:Prices will rise in July and August to put them 1.4% ahead of the same time last year.Transaction levels this summer will bounce around unpredictably as the loosening of lockdown restrictions means a backlog of sales are processed in quick time. But the underlying level of transactions will be stable.The North of England is reporting the highest levels of interest in moving home, while London appears to be the weakest region in terms of buyer interest coming out of lockdown.Lockdown ‘turning point’Mark Pragnell, economics advisor to and director of strategy research consultancy Pragmatix Advisory, said: “Interest in moving home had been on a steady downward slide since summer last year, well before coronavirus. In the days before lockdown, requests for valuations had fallen to 70% below their four-year average.“Lockdown has been a turning point. The numbers of online valuations have swung back quickly, and in the most recent weeks have returned to or are above the recent years’ norm.“Renewed interest during lockdown will be partly the result of people having more time at home with their computers and smartphones, and some will reflect more households in financial distress. But this recent rebound is in people saying they want to move – so the interest is more than casual.”However Mr Pragnell warned the Covid pandemic could still derail the property market recovery.“Getting the ‘unlock’ of the economy right will be crucial,” he added. “All eyes will be on Rishi Sunak and his emergency budget to see if he can bolster families’ confidence in their financial circumstances and get the country moving again.” House price rise Housing market recovery property prices July 7, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Property prices set to rise in July and August, survey predicts previous nextHousing MarketProperty prices set to rise in July and August, survey predictsPrice rises in July and August set to be higher than last summer’s levels, with most activity in the North while London reports the weakest.Richard Reed7th July 202001,652 Viewslast_img read more

Post Doctoral Fellow – (STA006082)

first_imgEEO/AAQualifications :Doctoral and No experienceRequires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professionaldiscipline or the highest level of general business knowledge,normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-relatedterminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized fieldof specialization that is directly related to the type of workbeing performed.No experience is required.Preferred Qualifications PhD in Physics or Engineering preferred.Excellent written and oral communication skills areessential.Candidates with past experience in instrumentation orcomputational/mathematical methods in some of the following areaswill be considered: computational imaging, x-ray science, singlephoton counting detectors, tomographic image reconstruction,benchtop optical experiments, computational imaging, microscopy,X-ray CT, scatter imaging, phase contrast imaging, tomographicimaging, instrumentation/hardware development with x-ray, opticalor ultrasound.For multimodality aspects of the project, those with experiencein ultrasound, PET/SPECT, NIR Optical imaging would also beconsidered. Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experimentsor projects under control or supervisory responsibility.Recommends changes in research, testing or experimentalprocedures.May be responsible for a single highly technical and complexpiece of research equipment.May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.May plan for and assign personnel to projects undercontrol.Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.May receive general supervision conferring with higher levelsonly in unusual situations.Performs other job-related duties as required. The Das Laboratory at University of Houston has two immediateopenings with a flexible start date. One forcomputational/mathematical research and another for experimentalresearch/instrumentation/hardware. Our investigations are rooted ondeveloping innovative imaging techniques for applications likeearly stage cancer detection, materials science, defense andsecurity and geophysics. We combine optical physics,instrumentation, image science algorithms, information theoreticand data science approaches in our research.Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge inarea of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allowfor completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization.Develops leadership and management skills. Note to CandidatesBoth positions involve close interaction with graduate andundergraduate students and participating in multiple ongoingprojects in the lab. Several industrial and clinical collaborationopportunities exist. Candidates who would like to contribute toboth experimental and computational research are also welcome toapply. In the next stage of our project, there will also besignificantly higher interaction with clinical researchers and withmedical schools.Experimental Research/Instrumentation: Excellent hands ontechnical skills in optical system design/development and dataanalysis is sought. Experience in using photon counting detectorssuch as Medipix and Timepix, x-ray CT system development, otherimaging system development (ultrasound/optical/PET) etc. will be aplus. Excellent programming and quick prototyping skills andadvanced knowledge of Matlab, python, C, C++, etc. desirable.Ability to interact with major equipment manufacturing industriesor national/international labs and collaborations.Computational/Mathematical Methods: Candidate with researchexperience in developing mathematical and computational modelsinvolving forward and inverse problems for imaging modalities(x-ray, ultrasound, optical, or other) are invited to apply. Mostideas will be tested in our laboratory or with a collaborator.Experience working with computational imaging, computational modelsfor x-ray tomography, detector physics and design, phase contrastimaging, statistical reconstruction methods, computational methodsfor ultrasound/Optical/PET imaging would be highly desirable.Physics and Engineering skills to quickly prototype novel imagingideas are a must. Excellent computational skills (Matlab, python,C, C++), quick prototyping of novel ideas, working with highperformance computing, Monte Carlo codes etc. are alsodesirable.last_img read more

New kebab vendor in town centre

first_imgThe controversial opening of a new kebab shop directly opposite Lava Ignite on Park End Street is scheduled for the end of this month, according to City Councillor Sajjad Malik, a business partner of the scheme.Though the Mediterranean and Turkish restaurant and takeaway will be “alcohol free”, police are concerned that it may become a congregating point for drunken revellers leaving local clubs at closing time. The Oxford City Centre Neighbourhood Police said, “The presence of a late night restaurant and take-away facility in Park End Street until 4am would have a severe impact on community safety. [It would] greatly increase the opportunity for violence, aggression and anti-social behaviour.”The manager at a local takeaway restaurant agreed, noting that “it is a hard job for the police, which is only getting worse”.These concerns were corroborated by the West Area Planning Committee, who suggested that the restaurant’s application for planning should be refused as it would attract “potentially rowdy and intoxicated people to it rather than encouraging their safe dispersal from the area.”However, clubbers outside Park End on Monday night seemed altogether in favour, with student Kimberley Nash pointing out that it may help decrease disorderly behaviour as “it would mean catching a taxi straight from the club, meaning less drunk people walking through town.”Charlotte McKenty, another student at the club on Monday, added, “it would be great as it wouldn’t involve walking to Maccy’s in town, and so would get loads of business. The police officers would know where everyone would be after closing time.”Mr Malik defends the takeaway against accusations of promoting unruliness, saying, “Rowdiness and drunkenness is brought on by the establishments that sell the alcohol. Food is scientifically shown to sober people up.” In Malik’s view the only way to cut down on disorderliness is to reduce the licensing hours of local clubs and bars. He pointed out that the Bodrum Kebab House on Cowley Road, whose owners are also involved in the opening of the new shop, has been open and “trouble free” for 23 years, despite being close to the Regal and O2 Academy.Most other kebab vendors in the area seemed relatively unconerned about the prospect of new comptition. Hasan on Broad Street said, “It will not affect my business – good luck to everyone!” Hussein, situated on St Giles, further noted that “each business which starts afresh will be busy” but after this it “depends on the market”. However, one vendor did add: “it would affect my business and there will be a lot of trouble there: I agree with the police.”Most people concluded that the prime position of the new restaurant opposite Park End meant that it would be the first port of call after leaving the cheese floor on a Wednesday night.  Somerville first year Rebecca McKie claimed, “I would probably go on the way home.”Nevertheless, for some people the setting up of another kebab vendor in Oxford seemed nonsensical in what is already a saturated market. One student noted that because everyone already has a favourite van, the new restaurant would be “commercially unviable”.Others seemed sceptical of combining a takeaway joint with a restaurant. One first year student commented, “It would depend on how posh it would look”. Undergraduate Ben Turnbull suggested that “something different that people hadn’t tried before – such as Polish or Jamaican cuisine, like on Cowley Road – would be better.”last_img read more

Miss Representation to be screened

first_imgOUSU is to show the 2011 American documentary film Miss Representation in Exam Schools on Saturday. The screening will be accompanied by the launch of the Lead for Equality network, described as “a collection of students who want to make steps towards political equality, together.”Several stalls representing Oxford’s various political groups will also form part of the event. The film at the centre of the afternoon is said to concern “how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.” It features interviews with high profile names, such as Condolezza Rice and TV personality Lisa Ling.An advert for the event stated, “This is where change starts. Join us and be educated, inspired, motivated, and challenged on the issue of political equality in representation – in Oxford University and beyond. “This documentary is guaranteed to widen eyes. Think Michael Moore, think Morgan Spurlock, then times by ten: ‘Miss Representation’ is a comprehensive and demonstrative exploration of why the fight for equality is sill far from over,” it continued.The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and has reportedly led to “an important and high profile education campaign in the US.”Saturday’s event starts at 1:15pm, and tickets cost £4.last_img read more