Walk into darkness to find your light

first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSCommunionDarknessDenise BadgerEasterInspirationLight Previous articleWithout the Resurrection…the bottom would fall outNext articleIt ain’t all that bad, is it? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A deeper way to experience communion from home this EasterBy Denise Badger, Content Manager for The Apopka VoiceCenturies before Jesus, people celebrated the Sumerian legend of Tammuz and Ishtar in the springtime, particularly their resurrection from death seen in the return of the Sun, and celebrating the cycle of life after the death of winter.Centuries before Jesus, people celebrated the Passover, or the “passing over” of sure death for the Israelites, and their rescue from slavery to surer life to come. Again, in the spring.Centuries before Jesus, the celebration of the death to life and darkness to light cycles were already in play. And wouldn’t you know, he died and was resurrected as well… in the spring.I believe the timing of Jesus was intentional. Not to do away with the ancient stories of hope and renewal. Nor to end the celebrations of rebirth with egg symbols of Egypt and Persia. I believe he came to live it so we could know it even better that, as human beings like him who have struggled in the dark, to know that there is hope. Not just back then for him, but now for us. To know, no matter how dark things get, there is light and life that will come again.In these dark days of the coronavirus, I think this Easter hope is especially needed today.John 8:12 in the Christian scriptures says, “Then Jesus… spoke… saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”And in John 1:4-5, “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” (NIV). Or in the Message translation, “The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.”We come to Easter for so much more than to celebrate the historic events of Jesus. We come because we need to hear, to remember, and believe again that just as it was then, it can be today again… that out of the darkness of our situations, out of the darkness of our lives… light can and will come again.Jesus spoke these words in Matthew that speak to me again and again, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live… freely and lightly.” (11:28-30, MSG)Watch how I do itWe watch Jesus in the Easter story. We watch the “unforced rhythms of grace” unfold before us, transforming the darkness to light, and the tomb of death into a womb…a room… for new life.And we say in our hearts, Do it again. Here. Now. In this time. In my life.Several times during Jesus’ last week and on his way to Jerusalem, he makes it clear that he knows darkness awaits him. But instead of fighting it he chooses to step into it. He willingly said “yes” to stepping into the darkness because he knew — he trusted and fully believed — that the darkness would not destroy him, could not destroy him, because God was in him and with him.As we read his words there is a sense that he is at peace even, somehow knowing that the darkness he enters will, in the end, net more life, and that what waits on the other side of the grave, on the other side of the tomb, on the other side of the darkness, is way more transforming and powerful than the pain he will go through. Jesus lets go to God. Not my will, but Yours be done, he prays in the garden. Not in defeat, but fearlessly, calmly, confidently, embracing the darkness before him.This spring, under the arm of one of my patio chairs, I watched a caterpillar teach me the same lesson. He willingly entered into his own darkness. He stopped and entered into his cocoon. There comes a point when this little creature ceases to force his life forward, and instead let’s go to the greater “unforced rhythms of grace”. And because of this willingness to enter into the darkness, instead of a tomb the dark chrysalis becomes a womb… a room… for new life… for greater more beautiful life… to emerge.From caterpillar to butterfly. Incredible transformation.Out of darkness… life.“Watch how I do it” Jesus invites.“Learn the unforced rhythms of grace…and you will learn to live, freely… ”How do we do this?How do we watch and learn from Jesus this Easter? How can we, like him, turn our dark places, our dark situations, into life-creating, life-transforming seasons and spaces?(1) Be willing to enter the dark.There are challenges we all face:hard conversations that need to be hadpainful places of the pastunanswered questions of the presentconflicting desires in our soulsstruggles with our inabilities and insecuritiesrough circumstances that look like dead endschallenges so difficult we die a little every day because of themThese are the dark places and tomb spaces that, in our own power, our own thinking, we would just as soon avoid. Ignore. Deny. Cover up and move on without facing at all.But clearly, as we see in the Easter story, God can use all our seasons and situations to bring life, including the darkest places that feel like death. Because with God, the dark, like a cocoon…like a seed in the ground…like a baby in the womb…the dark is where new life can be incubated.Be willing to enter your dark places and seasons knowing you do not enter them alone.(2) Once you say your courageous yes, then be still and know… that God is God.Be still and wait on him.Like Jesus in the tomb.Like the caterpillar in the chrysalis.The first thing a caterpillar does when entering a chrysalis is attach itself to something strong, something firm, something that serves as a solid foundation to hold him securely, safely, as the transforming work takes place.Through storm and gale the cocoon is held fast, the caterpillar is still, and waits. And in the darkness new life is formed.It can be the same for you and I.Philippians 2:13 says, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”2 Corinthians 3:18, “As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more.” It is not about us gritting our teeth and saying “I will, I will” to force solutions, or growth, or change, but rather it is through giving ourselves to God, to let his Spirit work in us and produce the fruit… the life… in us, as we wait on and in him.“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31)Sue Monk Kidd, one of my favorite inspirational authors, writes that, “The most significant events of Jesus’ life took place in darkness: his birth, his arrest, his death, his resurrection.”Being willing to wait on God in our darkness can, like what he did with Jesus, yield extraordinary results.This Easter in your dark places, attach yourself to God and wait on him so that the “unforced rhythms of grace” can bring new life in you too.Attaching ourselves to God can look different for each person. For some connecting with and waiting on him happens best when reading the Bible or other sacred and inspirational writings, or by listening to music, taking a walk in nature, meditating on positive sayings and verses, in prayer, journalling, through fellowship with others, or in a variety of sacred rituals that remind us of who God is, what he’s done, and what he wants to do for, in and with us today. Sacred rituals like celebrating Easter. And in partaking of sacred symbols like Jesus did at the last supper, what we now call “communion”.An invitation to “commune” this EasterIt’s fascinating that in the midst of Jesus’ darkest period he set aside time to commune with God and with his closest followers. Jesus and his disciples shared a meal together, breaking bread and drinking wine. He spent the time he had left with them, together, and he used ordinary objects as symbols to deepen the connection they shared.The scriptures share that he took the bread saying, “This is my body, broken for you”. He took the wine and said, “This is my blood shed for you”. Everything that symbolized life – his life— he said I give for you. He gave everything so they, and you, can have life. He invited them to take him — symbolically through the bread and drink — to take him into their hearts and minds, in word and action. To connect themselves with him so no matter the darkness that came, they would know that he was and would be with them, that he would be their light, and bring life once again. Stronger life. Transformed life. More beautiful life. Life that began here and goes on into eternity.He invites you and I to do the same.In our time of COVID-19 it may seem that “communion” is out of the question. Maybe. Maybe not.Perhaps more than ever this time of isolation can open doors to “communing” and connecting with God in a way that you never have quite before.Jesus said “Do this in remembrance of me.” He didn’t specify how or when or who — he just invited us in.If ever there was an Easter to say yes to his invitation, I think maybe this could be the one.Whether you’re a life-long Christian, or a new follower of God. Whether you’ve been baptized by water, or His Spirit, or both, or neither. Whether you believe you are saved, or fear that you’re not. Whether you’re mature in the faith and pretty sure you have most of the answers, or feel more like a child pretty sure you don’t…. Jesus invites you.“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace… Keep company with me and you will learn to live… freely.”Your Easter “Yes”I want to invite you to experience this communion and say yes to the invite. You alone, or you and your spouse, your roommate, your family… to take a moment this Easter to commune with God. To remember his life — his resurrected life – the life that made it through the darkness so that you can remember and know that you can too. You will too. With God in you, with you, for you.If you want to commune with God in a symbolic way as he did with his first disciples, I invite you to pause and gather a few items together before reading further: a slice of bread and juice. Or water. It could be a biscuit and soda. Or a cracker and wine. Doesn’t matter. Whatever you have on hand, bring it to God as the symbols through which you want to connect and commune with him. I guarantee you, the God who knows how to raise the dead knows how to transform the ordinary stuff of our lives into sacred portals through which he can touch and connect with our hearts.Once you have the bread, I invite you to tear it into three pieces, and make sure you have enough drink on hand to follow each bite with a sip or two. Feel free to light a candle. Add some music. Whatever allows you to center yourself in this sacred time with you and God.Bread piece #1: Take a moment and identify one dark place in your life that you are facing now. Before you eat your first piece of bread, say these words of trust aloud, or silently: “With God in me, I will enter and face what’s before me. I do not go alone.”Sip #1: As you sip the symbol of Jesus’ life for you, think of his courage and strength filling you.Bread piece #2: Before you eat your second piece of bread, say these words of commitment: “In my darkness God, I will hold onto you. I will be still and wait for and with you, for your Spirit to work in me and your good to transform me.”Sip #2: As you take another sip of the drink, reflect on Jesus’ life given as a drink offering poured out for you, guaranteeing that your place of darkness, that feels like death, will be transformed into life with God.Bread piece and Sip #3:  As you eat your last piece of bread & drink your last sip, take in these life-giving words and let your spirit remember, believe, and be renewed:“…The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, and he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to you… because of his Spirit who lives in you.” (Romans. 8:11)RememberWhen the time is right, the cocoon opens and wings unfurl! The dark waiting turns to golden light and new life emerges.Whether it’s a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, or your own spirit and situation moving from death to life, we have the promise of God, “…I make all things new.” (Rev. 21:5)“… they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings… (Isaiah 40:31)“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.” ( Ephesians 3:20)“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live… freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30, MSG)Happy Easter my friends! Happy Spring — from darkness to light, from death to life!Denise BadgerIn both work and play, whether writing, speaking, coaching or leading, Denise Badger’s heart and focus are on inspiring change for more passionate, joy-filled, difference-making kind of living. She holds a BA in Interpersonal Communication and an MA in Religious Studies. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Steffon Armitage named European Player of the Year 2014

first_imgMonday May 26, 2014 Steffon Armitage named European Player of the Year 2014 Toulon forward Steffon Armitage has been named ERC European Rugby Player  for 2014, just two days after winning the Heineken Cup and being named Man of the Match in the final at the Millennium Stadium. Armitage was the number one ranked player in the tournament when it comes to turnovers won, with a total of 19, while also featuring in the top 10 in carries, tackles and defenders beaten. He was awarded with a specially struck gold medal in recognition of the prestigious accolade by ERC Chief Executive, Derek McGrath.“This is a great honour, and with us winning another Heineken Cup as well, everything has come together at the right time,” Armitage said.“There are a lot of big names at Toulon, but we’re like one big family and without my teammates, this individual award wouldn’t have been possible. Also, to follow in the footsteps of Jonny Wilkinson as a winner is really special.”Armitage is now included in a list of illustrious players who have won the highest individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby.Wilkinson, who captained Toulon to success at the Millennium Stadium, was last year’s winner and previously, the award went to Rob Kearney (Leinster Rugby 2012), Sean O’Brien (Leinster Rugby 2011) and to Ronan O’Gara (Munster Rugby) who was the inaugural recipient in 2010 as the best player over the first 15 years of ERC’s two tournaments.The task of deciding on the leading player of the European season from the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup was undertaken by an expert panel which comprised: Stuart Barnes (Sky Sports), Mick Cleary (Daily Telegraph Rugby Correspondent), Marc Duzan (Midi Olympique), Emile Ntamack (three-time Heineken Cup winner) and Gerry Thornley (Irish Times Rugby Correspondent) The panel was presented with a longlist of 15 players at the conclusion of the pools stages of both competitions, and then following the quarter-finals and semi-finals which introduced new contenders into the mix, that list was reduced to the following five players: Steffon Armitage (Back row, RC Toulon)Chris Ashton (Wing, Saracens)Schalk Brits (Hooker, Saracens)Jacques Burger (Back row, Saracens)Jonny Wilkinson (Out half, RC Toulon)Congratulations to each one of those players, who were all outstanding this year and would have been more than worthy winners should they have edged Armitage. You can view a short video of a very humble Armitage receiving the awardADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Meteorite Housing / NKS Architects

first_img Projects 2008 Meteorite Housing / NKS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMeteorite Housing / NKS ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of NKS ArchitectsHousing•Dazaifu-shi, Japan Japan Meteorite Housing / NKS Architects Housing CopySave this picture!Courtesy of NKS ArchitectsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMText description provided by the architects. The building is situated along a river in the suburban residential area. The prime requirement was to have two apartment units with preferable view over the river, and to keep the parking space for four cars, which was quite reasonable. But there was the more challenging one behind. It was feng shui. The site has a quadrangle shape with one side sharply tilted. The feng shui required building the building only on the square part of the site; in other words, we could use only a half of the site. Save this picture!Courtesy of NKS ArchitectsIt also required making the square plan and to limit the position of bathrooms, and so on.It seemed almost impossible for us to solve all of the requirements. But we decided to do it by any means. Because the site is situated near the threshold of the ancient fort wall from 7th century. The genius=loci is seemingly very strong. We made the first floor area minimum to fit the footprint of the building in the designated area, while the second floor was much bigger, and the third floor was smaller again. Save this picture!Courtesy of NKS ArchitectsOne apartment unit occupies the first floor and a part of the second floor, while the other occupies the rest of the second floor and the third floor. In each unit the main living space has high ceiling, and the clear view over the river. To make the construction cost reasonable despite of the richer interior space, we minimized the building surface area with the tilted walls covering the whole volume continuously. Due to the cage-like concrete structure, it became possible to get rid of columns and beams in the interior and to achieve the free interior planning. The design of the project was entirely led through the rational interpretation from the initial requirements. Finally the unconventionality of the requirement gave the building the identical character. It is an interesting aspect of the design work. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessYad Lebanim Competition Entry / Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon LehrerArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Plan 01ArticlesProject locationAddress:Dazaifu, Fukuoka, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301083/meteorite-housing-nks-architects Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/301083/meteorite-housing-nks-architects Clipboard “COPY” + 11 Share Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: NKS Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNKS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDazaifu-shiHousingJapanPublished on December 12, 2012Cite: “Meteorite Housing / NKS Architects” 12 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism

first_img  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism 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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COVID-19: Plea In SC Seeks Direction To The Centre To Move ICJ Against Chinese Government [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesCOVID-19: Plea In SC Seeks Direction To The Centre To Move ICJ Against Chinese Government [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena7 May 2020 10:21 AMShare This – x”More People will die of hunger than the pandemic, unless the Government wakes up to the situation and addresses the issue on a war footing,” the plea states. A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the Central Government to approach the International Court of Justice, seeking compensation worth Rs 600 billion USD from the People’s Republic of China,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”More People will die of hunger than the pandemic, unless the Government wakes up to the situation and addresses the issue on a war footing,” the plea states. A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the Central Government to approach the International Court of Justice, seeking compensation worth Rs 600 billion USD from the People’s Republic of China, for triggering the COVID-19 pandemic and “devastating” the Indian economy. The petition has been filed by KK Ramesh, stated to be a public spirited person, averring that since individuals cannot directly approach the ICJ, he has been constrained to invoke the writ jurisdiction of the court, to seek an apposite direction to the Union of India. He has asserted that a remedy against the Chinese Government for causing the pandemic lies before the ICJ as it has acted in violation of the Biological Weapon Convention, 1984, whereby it had agreed not to develop, produce and/ or stockpile Biological and Toxin Weapons. The Petitioner has proceeded on a premise that the Chinese Government “deliberately created biological weapon” in the form of COVID-19 and leaked it in India in order to destroy the Indian economy. He hinted towards the mysterious circumstances whereby the disease which originated in China’s Wuhan did not breakout in other Chinese cities but travelled thousands of kilometers to India and other continents. He submitted that many scientists and experts had also confirmed that China was behind the biological warfare. “Many reputable people scientists and experts have this come to the conclusion that this crisis began when a Chinese biological weapon facility released the COVID19 virus into the India,” the plea states. Due to the crisis set off by the Chinese Government, the Petitioner has alleged, over 7 crore migrants are stranded in different parts of the country, without any source of income or means for survival. “United Nation’s LabourBody has warned about 400 million Indian People working in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the COVID19 crisis,” he added while also citing the estimates about Indian economy as projected by various International organizations. He further pointed out that even India’s “sovereign rating” was under threat due to the limited fiscal headroom in the aftermath of the pandemic. “The FITCH rating said India’s sovereign rating of BBB could come under pressure with a deteriorating fiscal outlook arising from weaker growth due to the COVID19 outbreak, further deterioration in the fiscal outlook as a result of lower growth or fiscal easing could pressure the sovereign rating in light of the limited fiscal headroom India had when it entered this COVID19 pandemic crisis,” the plea states. Accordingly, direction to the Government to move the ICJ has been sought. The plea has been drawn by Advocate CR Jaya Sukin and filed through Advocate Narender Kumar Verma. On a related note, the US State of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against all concerned Chinese authorities in a Federal Court, based on similar grounds. Likewise, a class action suit is pending before a District Court in the USA, seeking punitive damages in excess of $20 Trillion USD from the Chinese Government for leaking virus from an illegal bioweapons facility in Wuhan. As regards India, the All India Bar Association along with the International Council of Jurists have filed a complaint in the United Nations Human Rights Council against China for committing “grave offences against the humanity” throughout the world, in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

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Kerala High Court Seeks Response On Plea For Inclusion Of Advocates, Judges In COVID Vaccine Priority Group

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Seeks Response On Plea For Inclusion Of Advocates, Judges In COVID Vaccine Priority Group Lydia Suzanne Thomas14 May 2021 1:40 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to respond on a petition seeking that advocates and judicial officers be included in the priority category for vaccination.The matter was mentioned before a Division Bench of Justices Raja Vijayaraghavan and MR Anitha today by Advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor.Advocate Saiby pointed out that the State of Chhatisgarh had declared lawyers as part of the priority category for vaccination and that the Kerala Government had included media as frontline workers.”The matter is urgent”, Advocate Saiby submittedJustice Raja Vijayaraghavan replied, “There are no vaccines here, what is the point in saying judicial officers and Advocates should be vaccinated. I also want to be vaccinated but what can be done?”Advocate Saiby persisted saying, “Even media is treated as frontline workers….(inaudible) lordship may grant permission””Your Lordship knows, irrespective of the situation, we are supposed to work round the clock.”The lawyer added that the Supreme court’s communication had shown a rise in cases among members of the judiciary and lawyers. Additionally, he pointed out that the situation in Kerala was also alarming.”Like healthworkers we are also supposed to work round-the-clock, irrespective of the situation. That is why I am seeking the preference. Otherwise we are willing to stand in the queue. That is the problem, even in lockdown we are supposed to work,” Advocate Saiby averred. He informed the Court that he had mailed the State Chief Secretary and the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, with his request.”If notice goes, we can know if there is a positive step,” he concluded his submission.The Court directed that the matter be posted on Monday, after the State obtained instructions.In the petition, filed by Advocate Benny Antony Parel through Advocates Saiby Jose Kidangoor, K Anand, Sibha S, Parvathy Vijayan, Mohammed Salih P M and T M Muhamed Hafees, the petitioner avers that lawyers are duty bound to meet people, hear their grievances in person, peruse the documents related to the case before placing the same before the respective courts. “Therefore, like the health workers and police, the lawyers also deserved to be treated as Front line workers by the government in the case of Covid Vaccination and treatment for Covid related diseases”, the petitioner argues.The plea therefore seeks these directions -That judicial officers and lawyers be included in the front line category (priority group) for Covid vaccination and other Covid-related treatment on priority basis.That the definition of frontline workers is expanded so that vaccinations are afforded to judicial officers and lawyers on priority basis.In the interim, it is prayed that the Court direct the Centre and State pass appropriate orders on the petitioner’s email representation pending the writ petition’s disposal.TagsVaccine Priority Group COVID Vaccine Priority High Court of Kerala Kerala High Court Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan Justice MR Anitha Next Storylast_img read more

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Peaches and nectarines recalled in NY and 17 other states

first_imgYONKERS, N.Y. — A Yonkers-based company is recalling thousands of cartons of peaches, nectarines, and plums because they may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the fruits, but anyone who has purchased them recently from Walmart should return them. Kelsey O’Connor The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. Though plums are being recalled in some states, they are not being recalled in New York. Read more from the FDA here. Featured image: Mike Licht/Flickr The company Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. announced it is recalling 1,727 cartons of fresh peaches, 1,207 cartons of fresh nectarines and 365 cartons of fresh plums because of possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and people with weakened immune systems, the FDA says. Though healthy people may only suffer short-term symptoms, the recall further states that listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The peaches and nectarines were distributed at Fairway Markets and Walmarts in New York, the FDA says. The possibly contaminated fruits were also distributed to 17 other states. Anyone who has purchased peaches or nectarines that match the description is urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at [email protected] The recall was not the result of any illnesses, but of a routine sampling program by the packaging house which “revealed the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem,” the FDA says. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

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Further traffic chaos predicted at Kilmacrennan during rush hour

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Motorists travelling on the main Kilmacrennan to Letterkenny road are facing further tailbacks today owing to a stop and go system in place. Work at the Blue Banks area of Kilmacrennan is on-going however its emerged that separate resurfacing works at Illistrin is adding to the traffic congestion.Tailbacks stretching over 2km were reported at peak times this morning with concern that this could happen again during the evening rush hour.Local Cllr Michael McBride is to seek more clarity surrounding the works:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/mebghjghjghjghjghjride1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 19, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Further traffic chaos predicted at Kilmacrennan during rush hour Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGross need on housing list in Inishowen is 630Next articleToo late for Casey to pull out of Presidential election News Highland last_img read more

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Urgent call on Minister to restore DEIS status to Donegal schools

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleNumber of cattle thefts in Donegal bucks national trendNext articleAmy Boyle Carr named in squad to travel to Italy News Highland Twitter Pinterest Pinterest There’s an urgent call on the Education Minister to restore DEIS status to the Donegal schools who lost on the grant in recent years.A review is currently on-going in relation to the DEIS system itself and the schools who used to avail of the funding but subsequently missed out.Local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says it’s imperative Minister Joe McHugh prioritises schools in the county.He claims that by not providing this much needed grant to the schools in question, its forcing those affected into even more poverty:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/michschools1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Facebook Twitter Urgent call on Minister to restore DEIS status to Donegal schools Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – January 10, 2019 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Man slashes married couple with machete, says he was angry over coronavirus lockdown

first_imgMetro Nashville PoliceBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after an unprovoked and random machete attack on a married couple has left them in critical condition and clinging to life.The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when Metro Nashville Police in Tennessee were called to the offices of Public Storage at 2:47 p.m. to reports of a man attacking a couple with a machete inside the main office as other customers waited inside.The suspect, later named as 35-year-old Kelvin Edwards, allegedly entered the office and, without warning, began repeatedly slashing the married victims with his machete, even after they were on the floor and bleeding badly.The couple, Kevin Craft, 55, and Leanne Craft, 50, were immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and were listed in critical condition. According to the Metro Nashville Police, six officers responded to the scene of the crime and were able to apply tourniquets to the victims in an effort to control their bleeding and save their lives.Police investigators said that Edwards had expressed anger regarding the COVID-19 lockdown to them when he was interviewed after the incident.“The investigation … shows that Edwards, who is homeless, had a bin at Public Storage, which apparently contained the machete,” the Metro Nashville Police detailed in a press statement. “In an interview … Edwards spoke of his anger over the COVID-19 shutdowns and his inability to get into the Rescue Mission. It appears Edwards retrieved the machete from his bin and explained that he decided to demonstrate his anger in the violent attack on the Crafts, who he did not know.”After the attack, Edwards then allegedly walked out of the storage facility, threw the machete down and stood in the street raising his hands as the authorities approached him to place him under arrest.According to the Metro Nashville Police, this is not Edwards first run in with the law.They confirmed that Edwards has been in Nashville since at least 2016, the year of his first arrests, and was convicted of felony vandalism in 2017. While he was in jail during this period he was also charged with deliberately spitting on two Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies and prosecuted on two counts of assault. He was convicted on both charges.Edwards is now in police custody and has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in regards to this case.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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