RIP: Robert Stevens, founding director Dominican Development Group

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL 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 Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 People Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Diocese of Southwest Florida] Robert “Bob” Stevens, the founding director of the Dominican Development Group, died July 29, 2019, at age 76.“We have lost in the Diocese of Southwest Florida a great saintly asset in the life and mission purpose of Dr. Bob Stevens,” said Bishop Dabney Smith, in a statement. “His sudden death is a shock and great sadness for many, both in this diocese and particularly in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic.”Read the full obituary here. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Garland PollardPosted Aug 7, 2019 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA RIP: Robert Stevens, founding director Dominican Development Group Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Water Management District votes on property tax rate

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board today approved a tentative budget that reduces the property tax rate for a fourth year, provides significant funding for cost-share programs supporting water related projects, partnership programs to protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies, and enhances water supply planning efforts.“The tentative budget allocates district resources in a way that will support our core mission responsibilities of water quality and natural systems protection, water supply sustainability and flood protection,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This budget reflects the leadership and commitment of our Governing Board as responsible stewards of your taxpayer dollars while protecting Florida’s water resources.”The tentative 0.2885 millage rate would result in $84.1 million in revenue that would be part of a total $166.5 million budget for fiscal year 2016‒2017, which begins Oct. 1, 2016. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 4.6 percent less than the current year’s tax rate.Under a 0.2885 millage rate — 28.85 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value — the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $43.28 in the coming year in property taxes to the district.The proposed budget will fund the district’s major programs, including springs protection and projects to improve water quality and develop alternative water supplies. In addition, the budget provides funds to rehabilitate flood control structures and conduct groundwater resource assessments.Public hearings will be held at 5:05 PM on Sept. 13 and 27 at district headquarters. Final budget adoption will occur at the Sept. 27 Governing Board meeting. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articlePokemon Go wreaks havoc at local golf courseNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Students who do nothing but study may struggle to get a…

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleMemorial Day Weekend: Best War MoviesNext articleBlue Darters and Mustangs win big in spring jamborees Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Pathik Pathak, Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Founding Director of the Social Impact Lab, University of Southampton, and first published on theconversation.comErnst and Young was the first prominent graduate employer to decide that its entry criteria were a more accurate judge of job applicants than the degree classifications on their CVs. But similar moves away from a reliance on degree grades are now taking root at other big accountancy firms PwC and Deloitte, too.The latest Global Employability University Survey, published in November 2015, reinforces the message that employers are placing a lower value on degree grades. But the survey also appears to suggest that extracurricular activities are equally lowly regarded, with just 10% of European employers citing this as criteria they use to make recruitment decisions.These results appear to contradict the findings of our ongoing research into the motivations behind the growth of social entrepreneurship – broadly defined as the act of blending social missions with innovative business practice, among university students in the UK.As part of our ongoing research, we have asked 150 students across the UK who were taking part in extra-curricular social entrepreneurship to reflect on their experiences. They believed that these activities were not only complementing their degree programmes but were even more valuable for their future employability than their degree programmes.The right skills mixYet the most important criteria employers use for recruitment decisions, according to the Global Employability University Survey, is the skills profile of applicants. Over half of all European employers cited specific skills, including innovation, leadership, networking and design skills, as the most important factor in their recruitment decisions.Over recent years, societies such as Enactus, the global social enterprise organization, has grown exponentially, with several university societies, such as those at my own university, Southampton, but also at Sheffield and Nottingham, doubling or tripling membership over a five-year period.We’ve also seen the rise of social impact societies such as Student Hubs, which offer volunteering and placement opportunities in local communities, as well as more subject-specific organizations such as Engineers Without Borders.Some of the growth of these societies should certainly be attributed to the rise of social and environmental consciousness among students, but there’s also emerging evidence of students making strategic decisions about how to use their free time outside formal teaching. Students are starting to discern between extracurricular activities which boost their employability – usually by developing soft skills or exposing them to new networks – and those that don’t.Such decisions are informed by the close relationship that some student societies have started to enjoy with corporate employers, such as KPMG, Deloitte, Waitrose, and Barclays. Society alumni who have gone on to work for top-level graduate employers also feed their experiences back to university students.Make sure you know what they’re looking for. Roobcio/www.shutterstock.comThe kinds of skills cultivated through social entrepreneurship are linked to the soft skills that graduate employers have repeatedly told us they prize, but which they believe graduates lack. Chief among these are creativity, resourcefulness, team-working, innovation, resilience, IT skills, and innovation. They are also the skills which will future-proof graduates against the changing nature of skilled work.Entrepreneurial extracurricular activities also offer students the opportunity to develop their professional networks. In an age in which “the post and pray” method of sending off CVs to find work is obsolete, adeptly mobilizing networks is as critical as being able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills.Give students a helping handAs the importance of skills over qualifications grows for employers when they make recruitment decisions, there will be a greater need to properly distinguish between employment and employability. Employability cannot and should not be reduced to measuring how many graduates are employed. It should be understood as a blend of knowledge, skills and social capital, with employment the desired outcome but not the ultimate benchmark. Universities should not be content simply to offer students a leg up to their first job but must set them up for careers that they value, and for resilience and flexibility in a volatile graduate labor market.Unfortunately, league tables of universities continue to privilege short-term employment data, ranking institutions on how many graduates have a job after six months, instead of looking at the skills they develop that could help them further into their careers.Our ongoing research indicates that students are seeking out opportunities to grow their skills and social capital through extra-curricular activities. Often, it is a self-selecting few who corral the best opportunities. Even among those who do, many struggle to articulate the skills developed outside the formal higher education experience – explaining why extra-curricular activities are accorded such little significance by European employers.To level the playing field, universities should be making the development of soft skills and network building a part of the curriculum. There are non-invasive, light-touch ways of doing this which might only require gentle tweaks to degree programmes and not place too great a burden on academics.At the same time, the message shouldn’t be that business, as usual, will suffice – it is incumbent upon universities to take the issue of employability seriously, and not leave it as an afterthought. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Meadow House / Ian MacDonald Architect

first_img Houses Photographs CopyHouses•Caledon, Canada Meadow House / Ian MacDonald Architect Architects: Ian MacDonald Architect Area Area of this architecture project Canada Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/306009/meadow-house-ian-macdonald-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/306009/meadow-house-ian-macdonald-architect Clipboard ArchDaily Meadow House / Ian MacDonald ArchitectSave this projectSaveMeadow House / Ian MacDonald Architect Photographs:  Tom Arban Save this picture!© Tom ArbanText description provided by the architects. This retreat for a family of four is located on a 90-acre property of rolling meadow with an historic farmhouse and barn. Our objective was to create a quiet dwelling that preserves a meaningful connection with its landscape and with its historic settlement. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanThe “obvious” location for the house might have been a hill overlooking the landscape, but the visual presentation from this site would have been overwhelmed by the road and by neighbouring houses. Instead, we built the house into a hill, hugging the land and insulated against Ontario’s heat, wind and snow. Thereby, we have screened out views of the road, exposing instead a meadow that gently rolls towards the existing farm buildings and the landscape beyond. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanOur project included a watercourse that uses rainwater collected from the roofs of the new house and the original barn. Water flows alongside the house into the meadow and through a series of brooks and ponds to the barn, establishing a walking path that connects the house with its surroundings and the historic farm buildings. The watercourse merges the house with its landscape, and also provides the meadow with a new ecosystem that has introduced plants, fish and birds to the site —with the added value of being safe for both swimming and drinking. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanWe have dramatically reduced the physical presence and the environmental impact of the house by submerging it into the landscape and covering it by a roof that is planted with the same grasses as the surrounding meadow. And we have further connected the house with the landscape by using locally sourced, durable materials and by heating and cooling the structure with a water-based geothermal system. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanSince the home is very sheltered it might have been dark inside, but light monitors on the roof pull south light right into its centre. During the winter, the low sun shines directly through the monitors’ glazed apertures adding light and warmth. In the summer, the monitors’ forms reflect all but a small proportion of the higher sun, reducing the light and heat entering the building. The monitors are also operable, allowing ventilation and hot air to escape. Because the monitors are indirect, the light they provide is soft and even. Save this picture!© Tom ArbanInstead of a distinct separation between interior and exterior, our composition is made up of several intermediary spaces, (such as the space where the watercourse flows between the house and the outer retaining wall) that create a sort of middle ground between the house and the world beyond. These spaces provide intimacy and protection, while still offering a connection with the broader landscape. They also address our physical and psychological needs with the changing seasons and climatic conditions, by providing this civilized transition between inside and out.. The result is a house that feels simultaneously intimate, grand and firmly rooted in its place. Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less2012 ar+d Emerging Architecture Awards Winners AnnouncedArticlesSeville 24/7 Center Proposal / Ayrat Khusnutdinov & Zhang LihengArticles Share “COPY” Projects Area:  4300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 “COPY” Save this picture!© Tom Arban+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeIan MacDonald ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodCaledonHousesCanadaPublished on December 13, 2012Cite: “Meadow House / Ian MacDonald Architect” 13 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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TCU student drugged, assaulted by imposter “Lyft” driver

first_imgHank Kilgore Previous articleLEAPS makes sites more relationalNext articleBluebonnet Place, Blue Zones Project to host free concert in park Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin printThe TCU Police Department issues on-campus and off-campus crime reports as soon as possible. (Photo by Hank Kilgore)A female TCU student was sexually assaulted Saturday morning by a driver who claimed to be with the ride-sharing service Lyft.According to a campus crime alert written by Detective Stephen Hall of the TCU Police Department, the unnamed student was returning to campus from West Seventh Street shortly after midnight.Hall wrote, “A male who identified himself as a driver for Lyft contacted the student and offered to drive her back to campus.”According to the report, the student entered the vehicle and was offered “an unknown tablet and a bottle of water.”The student became incapacitated and was sexually assaulted by the male driver and possibly another male, the report said. After the assault, the student was dropped off near her dorm on campus.The report said both suspects were described as “black males.” The driver was also described as being “25-35 years of age with short hair and mustache.”If you have any information or are in a dangerous situation, you can call TCU police at 817-257-7777. Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook ReddIt Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Twitter Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played.center_img TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Twitter TAGSphotos Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Police are searching for a suspect in a local attempted armed robbery. (Photo by Hank Kilgore) Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Facebook TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) Website| + posts last_img read more

Journalists killed, injured as security situation worsens

first_img News News Help by sharing this information Organisation United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF A TV presenter was killed and a cameraman was wounded when the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes that shook the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on 20 April, a day before Saudi Arabia announced the end of its Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen. to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more April 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists killed, injured as security situation worsens RSF_en Follow the news on Yemen February 11, 2021 Find out more YemenMiddle East – North Africa News The air strikes targeted a Houthi-controlled missile base in the south Sanaa district of Fajj Attan located near Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV, a TV station linked to former President Saleh. The missile base also contained arms and munitions depots.Four Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV employees were killed and around ten were injured. Those killed included Mohamed Rajah Chamsan, who was one of the station’s presenters and was also a presenter on Yemen FM. The Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV building sustained damage forcing the station off the air for more than an hour.According to local hospitals, more than 30 people were killed and around 350 were wounded in the air strikes.Chamsan was struck in the head by shell fragments while near the Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV building with cameraman Abdallah Al-Chakry, who was seriously injured.In a video posted on YouTube, Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV journalist Nabil Al-Ayani said Chamsan was in a car about 100 metres from the building when it was hit by a missile.Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried by the decline in the political and security situation in Yemen. In recent months, many journalists have been the targets of threats, physical attacks or abduction by Houthi rebels or unidentified persons. Rebels have also stormed many media outlets.“We call on the authorities and all parties to the conflict to respect the work of media personnel,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “Targeting journalists involved in reporting activities constitutes a grave violation of the Geneva Conventions.”According to the International Federation of Journalists and its partner, the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate, Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV had to evacuate its headquarters in late March for security reasons after a phone call from a coalition member warning that it was regarded as a military target.A military spokesman for the coalition had moreover warned that media groups linked to the Houthi rebels or to former President Saleh constituted legitimate targets.According to local sources, the explosion at Al-Yemen Al-Youm TV was one of the biggest in Sanaa since the Saudi-led coalition launched its offensive against the Houthi rebels on 26 March.Yemen is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alerts January 6, 2021 Find out more Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months YemenMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Pasadena Unified Unveils Protocol for Reopening K-12 Schools

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff 49 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. While all Los Angeles County Schools are to remain closed at the start of the coming academic year by order of state health officials, the Pasadena Unified School District released formal guidelines and protocols for how the reopening of K-12 schools will take place once it’s safe to do so.The reopening protocols, which were posted on the city’s website Monday, outline procedures for preventing the spread of COVID-19, as well as guidance on how to deal with infections within a school community.“These protocols are provided for schools for use in the instance that community COVID-19 conditions will permit return to in-person K-12 education in the City of Pasadena for the 2020-21 school year,” according to the reopening protocol. “Schools should adopt contingency plans for remote learning, if worsening community COVID-19 conditions (e.g., increasing cases) or emerging science indicates a need for greater caution.”The state’s existing health order only allows schools to reopen when the county in which the school exists has remained off the state’s COVID-19 county monitoring list for 14 days in a row. Los Angeles County and about three-dozen other counties remained on the watch list as of Tuesday.Among the measures outlines in the protocol are requiring face coverings at schools, connecting staff and families with medical resources prior to reopening, following the COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in the case of a detected infection, reducing contact, screening all people who enter a school site for COVID-19 symptoms daily and developing a program for influenza vaccination.While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, getting an influenza vaccine can be important during the pandemic, officials said.Flu vaccines could prevent co-infections of both the flue and COVID-19, reduce demands on health care facilities and decrease instances of the flu that could be hard to distinguish from COVID-19.The protocol also calls for special attention to cleaning of campuses, bathrooms and buses, the encouragement of frequent hand-washing and enforcement of social distancing. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Business News Education Pasadena Unified Unveils Protocol for Reopening K-12 Schools By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 2:41 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

“Make Law Understandable To Layman”: PIL In SC Seeks Direction To Draft Statutes, Rules and Notifications In Plain Language [Read Petition]

first_imgTop Stories”Make Law Understandable To Layman”: PIL In SC Seeks Direction To Draft Statutes, Rules and Notifications In Plain Language [Read Petition] Radhika Roy9 Oct 2020 11:26 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking for directions for the use of plain language in drafting and issuing of all government communications, and for issuance of handbooks of laws of general public interest which are easily understandable to the layman.The petition, filed by Petitioner-in-Person Dr. Subhash Vijayran, further seeks for directions to Bar Council of…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?LoginA plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking for directions for the use of plain language in drafting and issuing of all government communications, and for issuance of handbooks of laws of general public interest which are easily understandable to the layman.The petition, filed by Petitioner-in-Person Dr. Subhash Vijayran, further seeks for directions to Bar Council of India to introduce a mandatory subject of “Legal Writing in Plain English” in 3 year and 5 year LL.B courses in India. It also seeks for an imposition of page limit for pleadings and time limit for oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The plea states that the writing of most lawyers is “(1) wordy, (2) unclear, (3) pompous and (4) dull”. “We use eight words to say what can be said in two. We use arcane phrases to express commonplace ideas. Seeking to be precise, we become redundant. Seeking to be cautious, we become verbose. Our writing is teemed with legal jargon and legalese. And the story goes?” The plea goes on to submit that the Constitution, Law and Legal System is for the common man, and yet it is the common man who is most ignorant of the system and even wary of it. “Because he (common citizen) neither understands the system not the laws. Everything is so much complicated and confusing” – This, the plea states, violates the fundamental right of the masses by denying them Access to Justice, a facet of Article 14 read with Articles 21 and 39A. In light of the above, the plea contends that the Legislature and the Executive should enact “precise and unambiguous laws, and as far as possible, in plain language”. Further, a guide in plain English and other vernacular languages should be issued by the Government to explain laws of general public interest. It also beseeches upon the Bar Council of India to introduce a mandatory subject of “Legal Writing in Plain English” in the LL.B course where law students are taught to draft precise and concise legal documents in Plain English. Additionally, it states that the lawyers before the Supreme Court of India should put in extra efforts to make their pleadings “clear, crisp, concise and accurate”. Seeking for a limit of 50-60-page limit for pleadings of the parties and 20-30 page limit for replies to the pleadings to be imposed, the Petitioner contends that the limit should only be relaxed in exceptional cases of constitutional or public importance, involving lengthy arguments. The plea also suggests setting a time limit with respect to oral arguments; 5-10 minutes for applications, 20 minutes for short cases, 30 minutes for cases of moderate length, and 40-60 minutes for long cases. Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]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

Donegal County Council urged to ‘eradicate’ Japanese Knotweed

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Donegal County Council urged to ‘eradicate’ Japanese Knotweed Previous articleIssue of potholes in Donegal escalating, Cllr claimsNext articleFemale pedestrian killed in overnight collison near Buncrana News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebookcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – March 15, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Donegal County Council has been asked to widen its approach in the treatment of Japanese Knotweed.The invasive plant is known to affect other native plants with the issue said to be worsening in various parts of the county.In its response, the local authority say that it’s treatment of the plant has been successful on roadsides across Donegal.However, Cllr. Adrian Glackin believes this work doesn’t go far enough and has suggested that some responsibility could be shared with the Environmental Department:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/aidykdfgdfgdnotweed.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Lions campers receive leadership training at Troy University

first_imgLatest Stories “The campers have visited our nation’s capital and many of the sites there including the Capitol, White House, the Smithsonian, many of the memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and the Supreme Court,” Tatum said. “From there, they went to Virginia and visited Williamsburg where there is a great deal of history.”The campers made a stop in Atlanta where they visited Kings Dominion theme park, the Department of Public Safety, CNN and the World of Coca-Cola.“From there, they went to the Aquarium and Point Park in Chattanooga and on to Alabama where they visited the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville and Helen Keller’s home in Tuscumbia,” Tatum said. “They came to Montgomery before coming to Troy University for the leadership seminars.”From Troy, the Lions International Youth Camp participants will travel to Pensacola where they will see the Blue Angels in flight and visit the Naval Museum. Published 10:03 pm Monday, July 27, 2009 Twenty-two campers from around the world are making a stop at Troy University to participate in leadership seminars as part of the Lions International Youth Camp.The camp is sponsored by the Montgomery Lions International Youth Camp, which provides an opportunity for young men from around the world to learn more about the world in which they live, said Drew Tatum, Troy University student who is assisting Dr. John Kline, director of the Institute for Leadership Development, with the planning and training of the conference at the university.“Hosting the Lions International Youth Camp exhibits Troy University’s continued commitment to training tomorrow’s leaders from around the world,” Tatum said. “We have campers here from Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Israel and Italy and Hawaii in the United States.” Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip You Might Like Hastings announces candidacy for circuit judge Clifton F. Hastings has announced his candidacy for the circuit judge position currently held by retiring Judge Robert W. Barr… read more By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Print Article Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Lions campers receive leadership training at Troy University Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “They will also visit the beaches in Pensacola and then go to Orlando to Disney World and the Wet and Wild theme park,” Tatum said.“They will end their tour at the Alabama State Capitol and visit with Gov. Bob Riley. On Aug. 10, the campers will leave for home.”Tatum said the Lions International Youth Camp attempts to maintain a good balance between educational opportunities and recreational activities while encouraging leadership and friendship building. While at Troy University Monday, the campers participated in seminars on topics including international affairs, leadership, teamwork and communications.As part of the camp, they further develop leadership and communication skills by participating in sports activities and touring historic places, military institutions, museums, beaches, manufacturing facilities and amusement parks.The campers for the five-week camp are between the ages of 16 and 22 and will travel more than 8,000 miles by bus and van to visit points of interest in the Southeastern United States.last_img read more