Obispo Presidente Michael Curry Mensaje sobre las elecciones

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Aug 22, 2016 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics, Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Election 2016, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Obispo Presidente Michael Curry Mensaje sobre las elecciones 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Donald Trump, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL 3:07Obispo Presidente Michael Curry Mensaje sobre las eleccionesEste mes de noviembre nos reuniremos como nación para votar, no solo para elegir un nuevo presidente, sino para elegir a líderes gubernamentales en una variedad de niveles.Somos bendecidos. Somos bendecidos como nación por ser capaces de hacerlo como ciudadanos de este país. Esto es un derecho, una obligación y un deber. Y en verdad el derecho y el privilegio de poder votar es algo que se obtuvo mediante una revolución americana. Algo que fue logrado, aún más, a través de los derechos civiles y el sufragio femenino. Un derecho y un privilegio que fue conseguido por todos. Así que les animo a que, por favor, vayan y voten. Voten su conciencia. Voten su perspectiva. Pero voten.Pero no es simplemente una obligación civil y un deber. El votar y participar en nuestro gobierno es una forma de colaborar en la vida común. Y eso es una obligación cristiana. Verdaderamente, a los que seguimos en el Camino de Jesús de Nazaret se nos pide que participemos activamente como reflejo de nuestra fe en el proceso civil.En el capítulo trece de la Carta a los Romanos, -un capítulo que a veces se debate entre los académicos y entre los cristianos-, san Pablo nos recuerda que tenemos el deber y la obligación de participar en el proceso del gobierno, “pues así es cómo nuestra vida en común está ordenada y estructurada”. Y en realidad llega a decir: “Por la misma razón”, continúa, lo amplía, y dice: “por la misma razón ustedes también pagan los  tributos pues las autoridades son funcionarios al servicio de Dios, encargados de cumplir este oficio”. Eso es probablemente muy cierto. “Pagar a cada uno lo que le es debido. Al que se le deben impuestos, impuestos. Al que se le debe contribución, contribución. Al que se le debe respecto, respeto. Al que honor, honor”. Ahora está hablando de la función del gobierno en cuanto ayuda a ordenar nuestra vida en común. Pero aquí está lo que de verdad quiero que oigan. Continúa y dice:“Así que la única deuda que tengan  con los demás  sea la del amor mutuo. Porque el que ama al prójimo ya cumplió toda la ley. Los mandamientos: ‘No cometerás adulterio’, ‘No matarás’, ‘No robarás’, ‘No codiciarás’, y cualquier otro mandamiento, todos están resumidos en esta palabra: ‘Amarás al prójimo como a ti mismo’. El amor no hace mal al prójimo, por eso, el amor es el cumplimiento de la ley”.Para san Pablo, el camino del amor, del amor al prójimo, es el cumplimiento no sólo de la ley moral de Dios, sino la manera de cumplir la ley civil.Vayan y voten. Voten su conciencia. Su conciencia informada por lo que significa amar al vecino. Participen en el proceso de la búsqueda del bien común. Participen en el proceso de hacer de este un mundo mejor. Comoquiera que voten, vayan y voten. Y hagan eso como seguidores de Jesús.El Reverendísimo Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia Episcopallast_img read more

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Fisherman’s son leaves £1.8 million to school in his will

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 27 August 2004 | News Fisherman’s son leaves £1.8 million to school in his will  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img William Wood, one of six sons of a fisherman, has left £1.8 million to Gordonstoun in his will. He spent two years at the school in Scotland in the 1940s.The donation is to establish a scholarship fund for other children of fishing families to attend the school.This is the largest single donation that the school has ever received, according to The Independent. Advertisement The value of Mr Wood’s estate surprised many of his friends and neighbours. He made his money as a master mariner and buying shares in the companies whose cargo he transported.Mr Wood died in 2003 at the age of 71. 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.last_img read more

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New website matches would-be volunteers with charity shop roles

first_imgNew website matches would-be volunteers with charity shop roles Melanie May | 9 June 2020 | News Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association Volunteering  718 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 “We are delighted to have been able to help the charity retail sector recruit more volunteers through a simple but effective piece of technology. We are very keen to help establish more connections between charities and the communities in which they are located, and this seems to us to be an excellent way to do it.”The Charity Retail Association has also partnered with NCS to support the reopening of charity shops by linking charity retailers with young volunteers aged 16-17 to help fill the volunteering gaps across England that have appeared as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline for registering interest in this scheme is 15 June.  717 total views,  2 views todaycenter_img Members of the public interested in volunteering in a charity shop once they re-open this month can now register their interest on a new site launched by The Charity Retail Association and Wil-U.Anyone interested in volunteering can now go to www.charityshopvolunteer.org.uk to sign up through filling up a short form on their details and preferences. Charity retailers seeking volunteer staff can search the database and identify potential volunteers according to their location and specific charity interest.The platform has been built free of charge by tech company Wil-U.Charity shops can re-open from 15 June providing they have implemented proper safety measures in regards to Covid-19. Some charities, including Oxfam, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, and British Heart Foundation, have already said that they will start to do so this month.Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation said yesterday (8 June) that it would start re-opening shops from 15 June, having made significant changes to how they operate:“From mid-June, we will reopen a small number of BHF shops, ensuring that all necessary precautions are in place such as social distancing measures, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and the safe collection and processing of donated items. Once these new ways of working are established, we will continue to reopen our 750 nationwide shops and stores over the following weeks.”“As part of the reopening we have made significant changes to how we operate, both in our shops but also our collection services, online operations and the ways we accept and collect donations. These new initiatives will continue to be reviewed as we go, in order to ensure we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those who work, volunteer and shop with us.”It will be asking donors if possible to ring ahead and let the shop or store know they are coming, and will have new donation points at shop entrances. People will also be able to donate smaller items via a new postal service launching in mid-June. It will also restart its home collection service.However, the Charity Retail Association is anticipating that there will be a shortage of people to help out when shops start reopening, with many existing volunteers unable to return immediately because of shielding, public transport issues, or not wanting to leave their homes at this point.It believes its initiative will help shops fill those gaps and give potential volunteers an easy way to express an interest in helping.CEO of Wil-U, Richard Dorf, commented: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

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The crime against Afghanistan

first_imgIt’s the longest U.S. war ever. And no one in the ruling U.S. imperialist establishment can explain why it continues. Before Trump recently claimed he was for withdrawing at least some of the thousands of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, similar promises were made by previous U.S. presidents, Democrats and Republicans. But the U.S. occupation never ended.Nearly 4,500 U.S. youth have died and thousands have been grievously wounded there. Some survivors are starting to ask questions about why they were sent to Afghanistan in the first place. Many, many more Afghans have suffered even worse fates in this unequal war, including babies, small children, wedding parties and farmers working in their fields. Land mines are everywhere. Drones overhead in Afghanistan – unable to tell the difference between a wedding party and a gathering of fighters – are called in for murderous air strikes from bases from the U.S. West to Afghanistan itself.The war has cost U.S. taxpayers over a trillion dollars. Its cost to the Afghan people is incalculable.Why did it start? Because the U.S. ruling class couldn’t stand the fact that in 1978 – more than 40 years ago! – a revolution succeeded in Afghanistan, led by a progressive party that was friendly with the Soviet Union.The revolution was precipitated by the fact that Nur Muhammad Taraki, leader of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, had been thrown in jail by a reactionary government backed by the U.S. In response to Taraki’s arrest, rank-and-file soldiers and workers broke down the jail doors and freed him – which began the end of the government favored by Washington.Then a revolutionary government headed by the PDPA lasted a little over a decade. But in that short time, it abolished the debt of peasants to rich landlords, distributed land to the peasants and set up collective farms, established schools for both girls and boys, eliminated the “bride price” and declared equal rights for women, among other reforms. At that time the Cold War with the Soviet Union was the priority for Washington. So within a year of the progressive Afghan revolution, the U.S. was scheming for its overthrow. The CIA secretly armed and financed an attempted counterrevolution led by dispossessed landlords. This drew the USSR, an ally of the Taraki government, into the conflict.That was the origin of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which continues to this day, even though the USSR is long gone.Washington today claims to be for women’s rights in Afghanistan, and must stay there to protect the people against reactionary Islamist forces. That’s sheer hypocrisy! It was the U.S. that empowered such forces in the first place, in order to use them against the USSR. Equally monstrous is the track record of the powerful U.S. capitalist media, which continue to suppress knowledge of Washington’s real role in Afghanistan and instead present the Pentagon and all its highly paid contractors as an instrument for progress.  It’s time to reveal the truth – and to end 40 years of the U.S. war on Afghanistan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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House Lawmakers Call for an End to the Unjust Granting of…

first_img Previous articleWorst Pain from New Tariff Threat Comes Only if Trade Talks Fail on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleHoosier Ag Today Seeking Ag Sales Professional Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 7, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked the 35 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting the agency end the practice of granting small refinery exemptions for large or unqualified refineries and uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The bipartisan letter, led by U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), cited the “unprecedented rate of granting waivers” as a betrayal to rural communities that undermines the RFS and has contributed to a loss of more than 2.6 billion gallons in lost biofuels blending.Indiana Congressman Jim Baird (R-4th District) signed the letter in support.“At a time when grain markets have reached a 42-year low and there was an $11.8 billion decline in farm income the last quarter, our rural communities are continuing to be punished by the rapid escalation in small refinery exemptions by this administration,” said Skor. “There is no legal or rational explanation for why EPA has quadrupled the number of secret exemptions to the world’s largest oil companies in the past 17 months. We applaud U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) and their 33 colleagues calling on EPA to halt unjust granting of SREs and to reallocate the gallons lost to ensure the targets set out under the RFS are met, and put an end to the practice of eliminating markets at a time when growers and producers need them most.”A full copy of the letter is available here.Source: Growth Energy Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News House Lawmakers Call for an End to the Unjust Granting of Small… House Lawmakers Call for an End to the Unjust Granting of Small Refinery Exemptions for Big Oillast_img read more

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Journalist gets suspended jail sentence after unfair trial

first_img News September 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets suspended jail sentence after unfair trial TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Related documents rsf_erolozkoray_tr-2.pdfPDF – 188.46 KB Read in Turkish / TürkçeAn Istanbul criminal court yesterday gave Erol Özkoray, one of Turkey’s leading independent journalists, a suspended sentence of 11 months and 20 days in prison on a charge of defaming President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his book “ The Gezi Phenomenon .” The trial, which began on 20 March concluded in a completely irregular manner as neither Özkoray nor his lawyer, Sennur Baybuga, was present when the sentence was passed. Baybuga had asked for the final hearing to be postponed on health grounds.The duration of the sentence suspension imposed by the court was five years, meaning that Özkoray could be make to serve the jail term if convicted on another criminal charge at any time during the next five years.Özkoray was found guilty of defaming Erdogan under article 125 of the criminal code in his book about the “Occupy Gezi” protest movement, which the police crushed in the summer of 2013. He was prosecuted for including many of the anti-Erdogan graffiti that appeared during the protests – slogans such as “Don’t be an ass, listen to the people,” “You are disgraced, resign” and “Tayyip, it is not your fault you were born.”Özkoray said they deserved to be compiled for the collective memory, especially as a total of eight people were killed and around 10,000 were injured when the police repeatedly used violence to disperse the protests.“Özkoray’s conviction is designed to send a clear message to Turkey’s civil society,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles.“The authorities have made an example of Özkoray in order to deter all those who would like to follow his lead. By imposing this disproportionate sentence at the end of an unfair trial, the authorities have confirmed their determination to bring all of their critics in Turkish society to heel.”Winner of the 2014 prize for freedom of thought and expression that is awarded by the Turkish human rights group IHD, Özkoray is above all known for his articles about the army’s influence over Turkey’s politics.He was prosecuted more than a dozen times from 2000 to 2006, when he edited the Idea Politika website. All of these cases, in which he was usually charged with “denigrating the Turkish armed forces,” ended up being dismissed. This is his first criminal conviction.Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out more News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Found guilty of defaming the president for quoting graffiti in a book about the “Occupy Gezi” protestslast_img read more

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A year in prison and five-year political ban for dissident journalist

first_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation to go further News News June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Leading Iranian journalist and human rights activist Emaddedin Baghi has been sentenced to a year in prison and a five-year ban on political activity at the end of a two-year trial for forming an organisation that defends prisoners’ rights.“We deplore this latest human rights violation by Iran,” Reporters Without Borders said. “With about 29 journalists in prison, Iran continues to be one of the world’s biggest predators of free expression.”Arrested during anti-government demonstrations on 28 December 2009, Baghi was freed on bail last month. He is awaiting a second trial on charges brought by the intelligence ministry after he was interviewed by BBC Persian together with dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died last December.The head of the Association for the Defence of Prisoners’ Rights, Baghi was awarded the French Republic’s Human Rights Prize in 2005 for his campaign to abolish the death penalty in Iran. He has also received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa July 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year in prison and five-year political ban for dissident journalist March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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SC Not In Favour Of Resuming Open Court Hearings Soon Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

first_imgTop StoriesSC Not In Favour Of Resuming Open Court Hearings Soon Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Jun 2020 9:30 PMShare This – xA seven-judge committee of the Supreme Court is not in favour of resuming regular open court hearings in the wake of pandemic, as per a report of the Economic Times. “The committee, headed by Supreme Court judge, justice NV Ramana, met on Monday and decided that courts cannot be opened for regular hearings. This is a serious situation and infection is spreading and chances cannot…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 seven-judge committee of the Supreme Court is not in favour of resuming regular open court hearings in the wake of pandemic, as per a report of the Economic Times. “The committee, headed by Supreme Court judge, justice NV Ramana, met on Monday and decided that courts cannot be opened for regular hearings. This is a serious situation and infection is spreading and chances cannot be taken,”  ET quoted a source who was privy to the developments.A decision in this regard is likely by the end of June.Reportedly, some judges expressed sympathies with the plight of advocates, but expressed helplessness.”Yes, it is very difficult for them, but these are challenging times,” said one of the judges.The Supreme Court will have summer vacations from June 19 till July 6. Earlier, the Court had decided to curtail the 45-day summer vacation to two weeks, to make up for the loss of working hours caused due to the lockdown.The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) led by its president Dushyant Dave had written to member lawyers on June 4 seeking their views on resumption of regular courtroom proceedings for apprising the judges’ panel of its views. Favouring resumption of open courts, Dave had also said, “Administration of justice cannot remain virtually closed for an indefinite period”. SCBA said there was an “existential question” and without the court’s functioning, lawyers, except a privileged few, are in dire need “for the court to start to give them a chance to work and livelihood”.The SCAORA (Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association) also demanded resumption of physical courtroom hearings. The Bar Council of India had also urged the top court to resume physical functioning at the earliest.In a letter sent to Chief Justice of India, the BCI Chairperson, Manan Kumar Mishra, said that virtual courts were benefiting only a few elite lawyers and that most advocates were suffering.”The cases of only a few fortunate persons are being fixed, the kith and kin of only a few have earned huge money during this lockdown in almost all the High Courts. Such messages are pouring regularly in BCI. This has caused great loss to Common Advocates and there is a resentment developing among 95% of Advocates in almost all Courts. Therefore, we are bringing all these harsh facts to the knowledge of our Apex Authority. Almost same is the case with Supreme Court Advocates.”, the BCI Chairperson said, urging the resumption of physical functioning from June 1.Earlier, Justice Chandrachud, who heads the e-courts committee to the SC, had said that virtual courts cannot fully replace open courts.Next Storylast_img read more

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Vedanta Seeks Supreme Court Permission To Reopen Sterlite Plant For Oxygen Production; Centre Supports

first_imgTop StoriesVedanta Seeks Supreme Court Permission To Reopen Sterlite Plant For Oxygen Production; Centre Supports LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2021 1:17 AMShare This – xCopper manufacturer Vedanta Ltd has moved an urgent application before the Supreme Court seeking permission to re-open its plant in Tamil Nadu – which has been closed for violations of environmental laws – saying that it wanted to help the country with free production of medical oxygen for COVID patients. Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Vedanta, mentioned the matter before Chief Justice of India SA Bobde today.The Central Government supported the request of Vedanta. Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta said that the country is in dire need of oxygen.”Let Vedanta make it operational only to manufacture oxygen for health purposes”, the SG said.Salve said that if permission is granted, Vedanta will be able to start the production of oxygen within 5-6 days, which will help saving lives of many people.Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan, appearing for the Tamil Nadu Government, said that he received the application only today morning and requested time till next week.He also pointed out that the plant was shut down for violating environmental norms and that there was a lot of trust deficit with respect to the company among the people in Tamil Nadu.The CJI said that he was not appreciating the stand of the Tamil Nadu Government if it was obstructing the plea of the company for oxygen production.”Human lives are more important at this moment than environmental considerations”, the Solicitor General said.The CJI said that the application will be listed tomorrow for hearing.In December last year, the Supreme Court(bench led by Justice RF Nariman) had rejected the interim plea made by the Vedanta for allowing it to re-open the plan. A second application made by the company with the same demand was also rejected by the Supreme Court in January this year.The company had moved the top court challenging the Madras High Court verdict of August 2020 that dismissed Vedanta’s writ petition to reopen its copper smelter and upheld the state government’s decision to shut it down.TagsVedanta Sterlite Vedanta Ltd Supreme Court CJI SA Bobde Oxygen Supply COVID19 Senior Advocate Harish Salve Next Storylast_img read more

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Coronavirus updates: Trump can return to ‘public engagements’ on Saturday, doctor says

first_imgThirteen more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s fatality total to 4,983, according to numbers released by the governor. Over 164,000 people in Ohio have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Oct 08, 11:52 am150 million people set to fall into ‘extreme poverty’ due to pandemic, World Bank warnsThe World Bank has warned that 150 million people could fall into “extreme poverty” by the end of 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying worldwide recession with the levels of poverty set to rise for the first time in 20 years.In its biennial report on poverty and shared prosperity, the World Bank estimates between 9.1% and 9.4% of the global population would be affected by extreme poverty, which the multilateral development lender defines as living on under $1.90 a day. Had the pandemic not hit, the rate was forecast to fall to 7.9% this year.“In order to reverse this serious setback to development progress and poverty reduction, countries will need to prepare for a different economy post-COVID, by allowing capital, labor, skills and innovation to move into new businesses and sectors,” World Bank president David Malpass said in a statement Wednesday.While extreme poverty rates are on the rise, around a quarter of the world’s population live on less than $3.20 per day and more than 40% live on $5.50.Overall, levels of extreme poverty have been steadily declining over the past quarter of a decade. Some 1.9 billion people lived in extreme poverty in 1990, compared to 689 million in 2017, according to the World Bank. In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the report cites military conflict and climate change as two significant factors behind the recent reversal.Extreme poverty is usually most keenly felt in rural areas, but that is now spreading to urban hubs. Around 82% of the number of people forecast to slide into extreme poverty will be living in middle-income countries, according to the report.ABC News’ Guy Davies contributed to this report.Oct 08, 11:23 am840,000 more Americans file for unemployment insuranceAnother 840,000 Americans sought unemployment insurance last week, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor released Thursday.This week’s claims do not include the most up-to-date data from California, which has temporarily stopped accepting new jobless claims in order to work through a backlog and implement fraud prevention technology, the department said. Instead, the figure from California will reflect the level reported during the week prior to the pause in new applications.Still, the initial claims data reflect a labor market still suffering some six months into the coronavirus pandemic. This is the 29th straight week of weekly unemployment claims coming in above the pre-pandemic record set in 1982.While the number of new claims has dropped slightly since peaking in late March, they have stagnated at unprecedented levels not seen prior to the COVID-19 crisis. The average for the past four weeks was 857,000 new claims per week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.ABC News’ Catherine Thorbecke contributed to this report.Oct 08, 11:08 amCOVID-19 killed more people in England and Wales this year than flu and pneumonia, data showsThe disease caused by the novel coronavirus killed three times more people in England and Wales during the first eight months of this year than influenza and pneumonia combined, according to new data released Thursday by the U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS).“More than three times as many deaths were recorded between January and August this year where COVID-19 was the underlying cause compared to influenza and pneumonia,” Sarah Caul, head of mortality analysis at the ONS, said in a statement. “The mortality rate for COVID-19 is also significantly higher than influenza and pneumonia rates for both 2020 and the five-year average.”The highest number of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia occurred in January; however, deaths from influenza and pneumonia were below the five-year average — 2015 to 2019 — in every month of 2020, according to the ONS.“Since 1959, which is when ONS monthly death records began, the number of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia in the first eight months of every year have been lower than the number of COVID-19 deaths seen, so far, in 2020,” Caul said.Meanwhile, the proportion of deaths occurring in care homes due to COVID-19 — 30% — was almost double the proportion of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia — 15.2%, according to the ONS.The U.K. agency noted that its analysis of COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia deaths focused on fatalities where people died due to those conditions, rather than deaths where the conditions were either the underlying cause or mentioned as a contributing factor.Oct 08, 10:09 amCOVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in OklahomaThe number of current hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to COVID-19 has soared to a new record one-day high.The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 738 people hospitalized with either confirmed or possible cases of the disease.Since the start of the pandemic, at least 94,352 people in Oklahoma have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 1,075 of them have died, according to the state health department data.Oct 08, 8:58 amUniversity of New Haven quarantines hundreds of students amid outbreakHundreds of students at the University of New Haven have been ordered to quarantine amid a COVID-19 outbreak on campus.Since the start of the month, the private university in Connecticut has identified 24 positive cases of COVID-19, at least 19 of which were confirmed this week. In a letter to students Wednesday, university officials explained that a “critical mass” of those cases are clustered in the school’s Winchester Hall dormitory, prompting them to impose a “full-building quarantine” until Oct. 20.Currently, 280 students are being quarantined on campus and nearly 70 are quarantining off campus, according to the letter.“We must reverse this trend immediately,” the letter said. “Candidly, much of this could have been avoided if everyone had followed the regulations in place.”Since the beginning of the fall semester, the university has investigated almost 300 reports of alleged COVID-19 policy violations and has handed down more than 150 disciplinary sanctions, ranging from warnings to housing suspensions.“Any significant increase in cases could threaten our ability to continue on-campus operations or force us to, as other schools in Connecticut and across to country have had to do — transition to completely online learning,” the letter warned. “That is an outcome none of us want to see.”Oct 08, 7:43 amGermany sees highest daily increase in cases since AprilGermany confirmed 4,058 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, an increase of 1,230 from the previous day, marking the country’s highest daily caseload since April.An additional 16 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded Wednesday. The cumulative total now stands at 310,144 cases with 9,578 deaths, according to the latest data from the country’s public health institute.The number of daily cases recorded in Germany reached almost 7,000 during the height of the pandemic at the end of March and in early April. Although the figures have fallen significantly since then, Germany’s infections have been on the rise in recent months amid a second wave across Europe.Earlier this week, the German government announced new curfews for bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants in the capital Berlin and financial hub Frankfurt, along with stricter rules on social gatherings.Oct 08, 6:47 amAnalysis shows cases increasing in 32 US statesAn ABC News analysis of COVID-19 trends across all 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico found there were increases in newly confirmed cases over the past two weeks in 32 states.The analysis also found increases in the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 tests in 25 states, increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations in 35 states and increases in daily COVID-19 death tolls in 19 states.The seven-day average of new cases in the United States has now surpassed 43,000, the highest it has been since Aug. 22. Regionally, new cases are on the rise across the Northeast, the Midwest, the South and the West.One state — Montana — reported its highest single-day rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Seven states — Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming — hit a record number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations in a day.The trends were all analyzed from data collected and published by the COVID Tracking Project over the past two weeks, using the linear regression trend line of the seven-day moving average.Oct 08, 6:26 amNew cases and ICU usage on the rise in US, FEMA memo saysAn internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Wednesday night shows that the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States and the nationwide usage of intensive care units are both on the rise in week-over-week comparisons.There were 306,965 new cases confirmed during the period of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, a 4.8% increase from the previous week. There were also 4,860 coronavirus-related fatalities recorded during the period of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, a 4.6% decrease compared with the week prior, according to the memo.Meanwhile, the national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased from 4.5% to 5.4% in week-to-week comparisons. Currently, 23% of hospitals across the country have more than 80% of beds full in their intensive care units. That figure was 17-18% during the summertime peak, the memo said.The memo, which is circulated to the highest levels of the federal government and is used to determine daily priorities for the agencies working on COVID-19 response, shows that 32 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of infections, while eight jurisdictions are at a plateau and 16 others are in a downward trend.In Florida, 75% of ICU beds statewide are occupied. The number of new COVID-19 deaths doubled in Duval County in week-to-week comparisons, while Sumter County recently reported a single-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests of over 20%, according to the memo.Kentucky reported its highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases on Oct. 3. Nearly half of current cases in northern Kentucky are patients younger than 40, and approximately 40% of them are under 30. The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has been increasing statewide since the end of September, the memo said.The seven-day COVID-19 hospitalization rate continues to rise in Minnesota, reaching its highest since June 1 at 9.8 per 100,000 population, according to the memo.In Ohio, the number of new COVID-19 cases has more than doubled in Muskingum County between the weeks ending Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. Outbreaks have been discovered at four social clubs there, according to the memo.Wisconsin’s seven-day COVID-19 death rate has increased 139% from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. The seven-day COVID-19 hospitalization rate also continues to climb, with Wisconsin reporting a peak of 16.4 per 100,000 population on Oct. 4. The state saw a record high of 782 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Oct. 5, more than double the amount a month earlier. As of Oct. 4, 84% of ICU beds statewide were in use. Local health departments in the counties of Fox Valley, Door and Manitowoc report seeing so many new cases that they are unable to conduct tests or contact tracing in a timely manner, the memo said.Oct 08, 5:17 amUS reports over 50,000 new casesThere were 50,341 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Wednesday, driving the country’s cumulative total past 7.5 million, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is up by nearly 10,000 from the previous day but is still under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour reporting period.An additional 915 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Wednesday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,550,731 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 211,834 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.Oct 08, 4:38 amCzech Republic sees record rise in cases for second straight dayThe Czech Republic identified 5,335 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, its highest single-day rise yet.It’s the first time the central European nation has registered more than 5,000 new cases in one day. The previous record of 4,457 new cases in a 24-hour reporting period was just set the day before.The cumulative total now stands at 95,360 confirmed cases with 829 deaths, according to the latest data from the Czech health ministry.More than 43,000 cases were active Wednesday, including 1,563 patients who remained hospitalized for COVID-19, while over 50,000 have recovered from the disease, according to the health ministry data.The Czech Republic has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in Europe. Over the past two weeks, the country of 10.7 million people has reported 346.1 cases per 100,000, surpassing Spain for the first time, which has seen 305 cases per 100,000, according to data published Tuesday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.Earlier this week, the Czech government declared another state of emergency due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections, after having relaxed almost all restrictions over the summer. The government is expected on Friday to announce new measures to contain the outbreak.The Czech Republic is among a handful of European countries, including France, Spain and the United Kingdom, that are grappling with an uptick in COVID-19 cases as a second wave of infections hits the region.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Right now Ohio’s positivity rate has jumped to 3.9% and the 7-day rolling average is 3.3%. This reflects the ongoing increasing trend of virus spread that we are seeing throughout the state. These numbers are not good.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) October 8, 2020 Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 36.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 212,716 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 845,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 807,000 cases and over 726,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:Oct 08, 11:06 pmTrump says he may hold campaign event Saturday in FloridaFresh off a declaration from his doctor that he can resume “public engagements” on Saturday, the president told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night that he hopes to hold a rally over the weekend in Florida.“I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we have enough time to put it together, but we want to do a rally probably in Florida on Saturday night,” Trump told Hannity. “I might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night and it’s incredible what’s going on. I feel so good.”Dr. Sean Conley, his physician, said in a letter earlier in the evening that Trump was doing well, had no symptoms and should be able to hold public events again 10 days after he was diagnosed.Trump said he will be tested for the virus on Friday. He wasn’t clear on when his last test had been.He also reiterated he will not take part in a virtual town hall as had been planned for Oct. 15 due to his illness, and will instead hold a rally on that night. Joe Biden is set to hold a town hall in Philadelphia with ABC News as host.Oct 08, 9:03 pmFour states report record new casesFour states reported record numbers of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to The COVID Tracking Project.Wisconsin, North Dakota, Wyoming and Utah saw the high case counts, as the virus surges in the Upper Midwest and parts of the West.Wisconsin, North Dakota and Wyoming also reported a record number of current hospitalizations, according to the tracker.Montana reported a record number of hospitalizations on Thursday, a day after it saw a record for new cases.Oct 08, 7:27 pmDoctor says Trump can return to public engagements on SaturdayPresident Donald Trump’s doctors said he has “responded extremely well to treatment” for COVID-19 and should be able to return to public engagements on Saturday, according to a memo released Thursday evening.“Since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications of illness,” Dr. Sean Conley wrote. “Overall he’s responded extremely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects.”The doctor also said Trump should be able to return to the campaign trail on Saturday. Trump had fought for an in-person debate with former Vice President Donald Trump this week, but the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to make the event virtual and Trump said he would not participate.“Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President’s safe return to public engagements at that time,” Conley wrote.The Trump campaign had canceled all of Trump’s events when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. It has not yet announced when he will return to the campaign trailOct 08, 2:52 pmOhio cases on ‘concerning upward trend’Ohio reported 1,539 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, in what the governor called the continuation of a “concerning upward trend.”“Ohio’s positivity rate has jumped to 3.9% and the 7-day rolling average is 3.3%,” Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted. “This reflects the ongoing increasing trend of virus spread that we are seeing throughout the state. 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