Texas: Kai Ryan named as new canon to the ordinary

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Bishop Andy Doyle announced today the appointment of the Rev. Kai Ryan, rector of Ascension, Dallas, as his new Canon to the Ordinary, effective January 1, 2014.  Ryan will replace the Rev. Canon Ann Normand who retires in early 2014.“This is a critical position for me as well as the diocese,” Bishop Doyle said. “Kai will be my primary representative in many different settings across the diocese, and I am confident in her ability to both speak, and listen, to the people of the diocese.”Ryan, a native of Raton, New Mexico, graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and received her master of divinity from Seminary of the Southwest in 1992 where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Ryan served at All Saints, Austin, and in Mobile, AL, before moving to Dallas where she was called as rector of Ascension, Dallas in 1999.  She is married to Timothy Ryan, an attorney, and they have two children, Ned, 18, is a freshman at Goucher College in Baltimore and Eleanor, 12.Ryan’s breadth of experience in four dioceses, Provincial Synod and General Convention, her participation in the national Gathering of Leaders for young clergy and nearly 15 years in a culturally diverse parish as rector stand her in good stead for the work ahead.“The Diocese of Texas exudes creativity and energy, and an optimism about the Episcopal Church’s role in God’s unfolding future,” she said, adding that she was looking forward to working in an environment that “claims areas of difference as opportunities for holy conversation, that believes our deepest call is to serve Christ in the realities of our current context, and that believes in high standards and in God’s grace and forgiveness.”Ryan highlighted the Diocese’s commitment to “raise up, recruit and nurture spiritually rounded and effective clergy” helped her decide to accept the appointment as canon.Bishop Doyle served as Canon to the Ordinary from 2003 to 2008 and appointed Normand upon his election as bishop. Each canon has brought unique gifts to the office he noted.The Rev. John Logan, who served 1996-2000, brought integrity and accountability, Bishop Doyle said, adding that Bishop Harrison, who served as canon prior to her election as bishop suffragan, worked to develop a process of clergy transitions for congregations, safeguarding support for church membership and strong policy development. Normand has built a tremendous network with the wider Church, attracting younger, dynamic clergy from outside the diocese as well as providing essential help in engaging other dioceses’ participation in the IONA School’s training for bi-vocational priests and deacons. She has continued to build integrity in the office while serving as Canon to the Ordinary.Ryan enters the position with a history of cross-cultural ministry with which she hopes to use to enhance the diversity within the clergy of the Diocese of Texas. “I believe the Church’s breadth and depth requires a diverse body of clergy leaders [who will come from] a diversity of seminaries, backgrounds, cultures, generations and theological positions in order to build up the congregations and the Diocese for God’s mission,” she said.“Kai is a leader in the larger Church, the Diocese of Dallas and the Seminary,” Bishop Doyle said. “I believe that she has the qualities needed to raise up, guide and recruit missionary leaders for the next season of our ministry in the Diocese of Texas and I know she will continue the legacy of strong service that has historically resided in the office of canon,” he added. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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California: San Leandro church goes solar

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Nov 18, 2016 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET California: San Leandro church goes solar Local congregation to install 9.24kw solar power system 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 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Environment & Climate Change Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [All Saints Episcopal Church press release] This month, as part of a comprehensive greening project, All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro, California, will have a 9.24kw solar power system installed on the church. This system will include 33 panels and will generate enough electricity to cover the church’s entire electricity bill. This greening project at the church has also brought heightened awareness around recycling and other energy-efficiency improvements to the congregation.All Saints is a member congregation of the Diocese of California and has embarked on this greening project through the support of the United Thank Offering. The solar panel system will be installed by SunWork Renewable Energy Projects, a nonprofit in California’s San Francisco Bay Area that installs solar electricity systems on small-energy-footprint homes and nonprofit companies with the help of trained volunteers. More information about SunWork can be found online at www.sunwork.org.The Rev. Justin R. Cannon, rector of All Saints, is a strong advocate for environmental causes. He is the founder and director of Holy Hikes, leads a noontime “Celtic Earth Mass” every Wednesday at the church, and believes that “we cannot honor the Creator if we do not care for God’s creation.”All Saints is an inclusive, welcoming, and progressive Episcopal congregation nestled in the heart of the Broadmoor district in San Leandro. As San Leandro’s only Episcopal congregation, in addition to spiritual services and support, the church also supports local homeless services and operates a monthly food pantry, which offers free groceries to those in need. The church holds Sunday Services at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. More information can be found online at www.saintsalive.net. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Eventslast_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous article6 Tips on surviving a 4th of July barbecueNext articleIs edible gel a future alternative to multiple pills? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 APD Arrest Report ~ June 19th – June 26thThe Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending June 19th:Calls For Service          1,409Traffic Citations               64Crash Reports                   38The Apopka Police Department reported 18 arrests for the week ending June 26th.All of the arrests are listed here:FAILURE TO APPEAR-FAILURE ROSA-ADORNO, MICHAEL 20, ApopkaOUT OF COUNTY WARRANT GOMEZ, JICKLER A, 42, ApopkaSEX ASSLT-BY 24 YOA OLDER SEX BATTERY VICTIM 16 OR 17 YOA BARBER, BASHARI DUPREE, 25,  Winter GardenFRAUD-OBTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY MISREPRESENTATION, FRAUD, FORGERY, DECEPTION OR SUBTERFUGE GREEN, KENDALE RANDELL, 24, OrlandoBATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE SEVERINO, VIANEL JESUS, 30, ApopkaMOVING TRAFFIC VIOLOPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE MORALES, JOSE L, 36, Winter GardenMOVING TRAFFIC VIOLOPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE SANTIAGODURAN, CARLOS, 30, Altamonte SpringsMOVING TRAFFIC VIOL-OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE REYNOLDS, JODIE DAVID, 29, ApopkaDRUG EQUIP-POSSESS-AND OR USE DAMAGE, PROP-CRIM MISCH-$1000 OR MORE JOHNSON, WILLIE F, 48, ApopkaPROB VIOLATION-OR COMMTY CONT RE UNK/FEL/MISD/JUV NON-CRITRIA, DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCHDUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, POSSESS OF WEAPON-POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON RODGERS, DARYL DEVON, 43, Winter GardenTRESPASSING-PROPERTY NOT STRUCTURE OR CONVEY JORDAN, ADRIAN MAURICE, 36, Holly HillNote – Six Juveniles were also arrested.Arrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Royal British Legion uses augmented reality to bring Passchendaele to life

first_img 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. Royal British Legion uses augmented reality to bring Passchendaele to life Tagged with: augmented reality Technology The Royal British Legion  218 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 The Royal British Legion is using augmented reality to bring stories from the Battle of Passchendaele to life in a campaign to connect with young audiences.The idea expands on the success of the charity’s ‘Every Pin Tells a Tale’ campaign, which was created by Geometry UK. This saw the Royal British Legion commission limited-edition Passchendaele 100 Poppy Lapel Pins to commemorate the 60,083 soldiers who died at the Battle of Passchendaele. British artillery shell fuses and earth samples were collected from the Passchendaele battlefields and melted down to create 60,083 poppy pins to honour and remember every British soldier who fell during battle.Sales from the campaign help generate income that provides lifelong support to all members of the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families.With global Augmented Reality [AR] partner Blippar, Geometry is now bringing the human stories behind the pins to life in AR. Each pin comes in a commemorative box that when scanned with the Blippar app transforms into a muddy trench giving people a glimpse of Passchendaele as they hear the stories of the fallen soldiers.Each story, activated by the app, shines a light on personal triumphs, families and friends left behind by soldiers, pilots and nurses from across the Commonwealth.One tells of Captain Noel Chavasse, British medical doctor and Olympic athlete, the only British serviceman awarded a Victoria Cross twice during the First World War.  Hit by shell splinters in 1916 while rescuing men in no-man’s land, it’s said that Chavasse got as close as 25 yards to the German line, where he found three men and continued throughout the night under a constant rain of sniper bullets and bombing. Performing similar heroics in the early stages of Passchendaele in August 1917 he was awarded a second VC, and died of wounds two days later.Karl Turley, Business Director, Geometry UK, said:“By blending sharp human behaviour insight and popular technology, stories from a century ago are brought to today’s audience helping create a much better understanding of the experiences the brave endured.”Omaid Hiwaizi, Global Head of Experience Strategy, Blippar added: Advertisementcenter_img “This showcases perhaps the most powerful application of AR for brands: to enhance and deepen the product propositioning. We worked closely with Geometry Global and The Legion to deeply understand the physical product and its story. That’s how we’ve managed to create a portal into the world of the soldier in a muddy trench.”  217 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Melanie May | 20 February 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Save the Children UK & Anthony Nolan among inaugural #ShowTheSalary pledgers

first_img  374 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 28 September 2020 | News Tagged with: recruitment  375 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 It means that in less than a month since its formation, over 40 organisations, across recruitment agencies, membership bodies, jobs boards and charities have agreed to take the Show the Salary pledge and tackle salary secrecy in the sector.Conversations are also underway with a number of other organisations which Show the Salary expects to add to its website shortly, with new registrations coming every day through its online form.Henny Braund, Chief Executive at Anthony Nolan commented:“We have signed up to Show the Salary because it’s very important that we are fair and transparent about what we pay staff for their work. We have also made a commitment, at Anthony Nolan, to develop an inclusive working culture where everyone can be themselves at work. This starts at the point of recruitment. We want our pool of potential candidates to be as broad and diverse as possible to make sure we’re building the best team, to help all patients with blood cancer find their lifesaving stem cell donor.”Sarah Atkinson, CEO at the Social Mobility Foundation added:“Advertising roles without a salary is a practice which tends to favour applicants from a privileged background with inside knowledge. There are some difficult issues around inclusive recruitment to grapple with, but this isn’t one. Opportunities at the Social Mobility Foundation are always advertised with a clear salary band.”Show the Salary launched at the beginning of September to tackle the pay gaps and inequity in the charity sector. It approaches charities and other recruiters directly when it see roles advertised without a salary and asks them to #ShowTheSalary. It is also asking organisations to sign its pledge to only promote roles that include the salary and is working to both to amplify the voices of those this practice discriminates against and to collate papers and articles to support others in the sector in challenging the practice. Save the Children UK & Anthony Nolan among inaugural #ShowTheSalary pledgers Show the Salary has today announced the first tranche of charities that have pledged to always advertise job roles with a clear salary range. The 28 charities include Save the Children UK, Anthony Nolan, Tiny Tickers, and Teenage Cancer Trust, with the full list of pledgers up on on the site. 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.last_img read more

Articles about SARS censored in weekly Nanfang Zhoumo

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Receive email alerts May 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Articles about SARS censored in weekly Nanfang Zhoumocenter_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Propaganda officials in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have censored articles in the weekly paper Nanfang Zhoumo about the SARS epidemic. The paper was to have reported on 24 April that Shanghai had hidden 38 suspected cases during visits to hospitals there by World Health Organisation officials last month. The article, which said many city residents had called a special emergency number to say they were ill but then were too scared to go to hospital, was completely rewritten.The daily South China Morning Post, published in Hong Kong, said an interview in Nanfang Zhoumo with Dr Zhong Nanshan, head of the Guangzhou Respiratory Diseases Institute who was recently praised by the prime minister for his work in fighting SARS, had also been censored on grounds that it contained “state secrets.” Dr Zhong had told how he had himself caught SARS last November, well before the epidemic began, and noted there was no vaccine against it. The provincial authorities reportedly said articles on SARS must confine themselves to information put out by the official news agency Xinhua or the government paper The People’s Daily.————————————04.09.2003 Party officials reinforce control over Guangzhou’s Southern Media groupReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today condemned the state take-over of a liberal newspaper group in southern China, calling it a sign that hopes for greater press freedom with the recent switch to a new generation of national leaders were in vain.The Communist Party propaganda department in Guangzhou reinforced its control over the Nanfang Bao Ye Ji Tuan (Southern Media Group) media group, including the liberal weekly Nanfang Zhoumo (Southern Weekend). The move may be related to the appearance of an article in one of the group’s titles about the local outbreak of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which is a very sensitive topic in the Chinese media. The group’s papers have boldly reported on national affairs in the past few years.Zhang Dongming, a top official of the Guangdong province Party propaganda department, was named deputy chief editor of the Southern Media group at the beginning of April and editor of Nanfang Zhoumo, with orders to tighten control over editorial content.One of the group’s papers, Nanfang Du Shibao, had printed an appeal to the international community to investigate the SARS outbreak in the Guangzhou area. The government has forbidden the Chinese media to publish any non-official news about the spread of the disease.At the same time, several experienced journalists left Nanfang Zhoumo to work on next month’s planned launch of a new paper in Shanghai, Dongfang Zhaobao (Eastern Morning News).Nanfang Zhoumo has been a landmark in the Chinese media for much of the past decade. It is very popular among educated people for its in-depth reports and has often been censored. In March last year, it was forced to re-do its front page when it tried to run an article about a financial scandal involving an NGO close to the government. In June 2001, the editor was sacked after the paper investigated corruption and a serial killer.In March this year, the weekly Ershiyi Shiji Huanqiu Baodao (The 21st Century World Herald), also part of the media group, was banned for a month for running an interview with an elderly pro-reform Communist leader, Li Rui. The paper’s senior staff, including the editor, were sacked and employees were forced to take “political education” classes. News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Ministry disbands commission that harassed news media

first_img Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan is ranked 122th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation May 7, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ministry disbands commission that harassed news media The announcement added that the ministry would “quickly organize a consultation with journalists’ associations with a view to creating the media commission envisaged under the new law in order to improve media conditions in Afghanistan.”Created under an old law, the commission for the verification of press offences was maintained because of a request by the previous minister that was approved by parliament. Its activities had been a source of conflict between the authorities and journalists’ associations for the past two years.Reporters Without Borders had also repeatedly condemned the commission’s decisions, most recently on 3 May (World Press Freedom Day), when the commission summoned four national dailies, apparently in connection with articles criticizing a decision by the ministry.Contacted by Reporters Without Borders on 5 May, the new information and culture minister, former journalist AbdulBari Jahani, emphasized his commitment to freedom of information and added: “The summons was a misunderstanding. Matters will soon be clarified.” The communiqué announcing the commission’s dissolution was issued a few hours later.“We welcome this decision and we hope that it will soon be followed by others in the same vein, in particular, the creation of the media commission,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran/Afghanistan desk.“As a regulatory body, the media commission could play an important role in protecting and reinforcing freedom of information. It is vital that it should see the light of day as soon as possible.” News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan to go further Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF_en center_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Afghan information and culture ministry’s announcement on 5 May that “under article 42 of the press law, it is terminating the activities of the commission for the verification of press offences.” News News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

How AI Could Impact the Industry

first_img About Author: Staff Writer Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 4, 2018 1,655 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / How AI Could Impact the Industry Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: Judge Denies Motion to Transfer in Lehman Indemnity Suit Next: Report Reveals Credit Tightening for Some Homebuyers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago How AI Could Impact the Industry The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago AI artificial intelligence Fannie Mae Machine Learning 2018-10-04 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: AI artificial intelligence Fannie Mae Machine Learning To many in the mortgage industry, the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning—or AI/ML technology—seems inevitable. In fact, other industries that manage large amounts of data, such as health care and transportation, have already begun adopting these digital technologies with relative success. In the spirit of the times, Fannie Mae has released a survey that gauges the rise of automation among lenders, as well as their overall attitude toward the technology.According to the survey’s results, a majority of lenders (60 percent) have some knowledge of AI/ML and its capabilities, though only a little more than a quarter (27 percent) have begun utilizing AI/ML specifically for their business. Among those who have, the majority are large and mid-sized institutions (42 and 40 percent, respectively), while 60 percent of smaller institutions have yet to tinker with the possibilities. Still, over half (58 percent) of all lenders surveyed by Fannie Mae anticipate the integration of AI/ML within the next few years. Most of those surveyed seem evenly split about the most promising aspects of the technology, with more than half arguing for improved efficiency while the other half put the focus on enhancing the borrower’s experience. Among those lenders who have begun adopting the technology, it has been used primarily to analyze submitted borrower forms in the origination or underwriting process, as well as for the auto-indexing documents and routing tasks among employees.Machine learning and AI also hold much promise for the servicing side of the business too, in the form of improved security tools and AI-driven customer service features such as voice-activated virtual assistants and chatbots to address customer questions. The Fannie Mae survey suggests that the biggest hurdle to the implementation of more AI/ML technology within the industry is existing business infrastructure, followed next by the costs and a general skepticism that the technology will prove more effective. Twenty percent of lenders lack the necessary skills to utilize the technology, which presumably would require additional training.Tracy Stephan, Director of Economic & Strategic Research with Fannie Mae, summarizes the survey’s results on their website here. Subscribelast_img read more

“Cannot Be Morally Accepted In Society”: P&H HC Declines Protection To Couples In “Contractual Live-In-Relationship”Which is Not A “Marital Relationship”

first_imgNews Updates”Cannot Be Morally Accepted In Society”: P&H HC Declines Protection To Couples In “Contractual Live-In-Relationship”Which is Not A “Marital Relationship” Sparsh Upadhyay11 March 2021 11:24 PMShare This – xThe Punjab & Haryana High Court on Wednesday (10th March) registered its disapproval of ‘new concept of contractual Live-In-Relation’ backed by a deed, wherein parties state that their live-in-relationship is not ‘Marital Relationship’. The Bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan opined that “especially stating (in the deed) that it is not a ‘Marital Relationship’ is nothing but…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 Punjab & Haryana High Court on Wednesday (10th March) registered its disapproval of ‘new concept of contractual Live-In-Relation’ backed by a deed, wherein parties state that their live-in-relationship is not ‘Marital Relationship’. The Bench of Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan opined that “especially stating (in the deed) that it is not a ‘Marital Relationship’ is nothing but the misuse of the process of law as it cannot be morally accepted in society.” The matter before the Court The Court was hearing a plea seeking issuance of direction to official respondents to protect the life and liberty of the petitioners at the hands of the private respondents. The Counsel for the petitioners submitted that Petitioner No.1 Moyana Khatun (aged 18 years) and Petitioner No.2 Labh Singh (aged about 19 years) executed a deed of Live-In-Relationship dated 04th March 2021 and certain terms and conditions have been settled in the deed of live-in-relationship by way of mutual consent. The said deed specifically stated that both the parties have agreed that their live-in-relationship is not a ‘Marital Relationship’ and further, the parties will fully cooperate with each other without any dispute and issue and will not claim anything against each other. The said deed also stated that if any of the parties backs out from the aforesaid deed, the other party will have a right to approach a competent Court of law for the implementation of the same and that, in the end, on attaining marriageable age the parties agreed to solemnize marriage. State’s submission The Counsel for the states opposed the prayer of the petitioners on the ground that such deed of live-in-relationship is impermissible in law when the parties have not attained the age of performing marriage under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. It was further submitted that Section 5 (iii) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 prohibits marriage of a girl below 18 years and boy below 21 years of age. It was also contended that Section 26 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 provides that an agreement in restraint of marriage is a void agreement and therefore, it cannot be enforced as per Section 14 of the Specific Relief Act, 1963. It was thus, submitted that the Live-In-Relationship agreement set up by petitioners being void agreement cannot be accepted. Court’s order After hearing counsels for the parties, the Court did not find any merit in the petition. Significantly, the Court distinguished this case with other cases relied upon by the Petitioners on the ground that in such petitions, which were related to live-in-relationship couples and were disposed of with a direction to the Senior Superintendent of Police concerned to look into the grievance of the petitioners, the parties were of marriageable age. Lastly, the Court said, “…the terms and conditions of live-in-relationship relied upon by the petitioners referred to above, especially stating that it is not a ‘Marital Relationship’ is nothing but the misuse of the process of law as it cannot be morally accepted in society.” Accordingly, the petition was dismissed. Related news Significantly, the Punjab and Haryana High Court last year remarked that a court hearing a Protection Petition filed by runaway couples need not preach on morality or human behavior. A bench of Justice Rajiv Narayan Raina had made it clear that in such cases, the court should not present its personal views regarding morality, and must ensure that the couple’s rights under Article 21 are protected. “It is not for this Court in a protection petition to engage itself in social mores, norms and human behaviour or introduce personal ideas on morality.” Even in January 2020, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that parents cannot compel a child to live a life on their terms. The Bench of Justice Alka Sarin had further reiterated that merely because the boy is not of marriageable age (though major) the right of petitioners to live-together cannot be denied. Further, noting that “Parents cannot compel a child to live a life on their terms and that every adult individual has a right to live his or her life as he or she deems fit”, the High Court upheld a couple’s right to be in a live-in relationship. Case title – Moyna Khatun and another v. 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Aontu representative says Church restrictions should be eased

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleGardai issue warning over illegal fireworksNext articleUK can’t “have its cake and eat it” in fisheries talks – KFO News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Pinterest Google+ Aontu representative says Church restrictions should be eased Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 A local party representative has said she believes churches should be open for Sunday services under current restrictions.Churches and places of whorship have been closed country wide under Level 3 Covid restrictions, with services advised to move to online service.Meanwhile churches remain open just across the border in Northern Ireland with limited numbers permitted and the public advised to follow government guideance and social distancing.Donegal Aontu representative Mary T Sweeney believes there are adequate measures in place to allow for churches to remain open and sees no reason why they shouldn’t be opened………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MaryTchurchmon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – October 12, 2020 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more