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New Jersey church offers ‘flash mob’-style Worship Without Walls

first_img 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Comments (13) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Rev. Alice Roberts says: August 7, 2013 at 11:51 am I have been holding an outdoor service on the Common across the road from the church every summer Sunday at 8am. I call it ‘Commonchurch’. Word of mouth has gone around and the attendance includes people from all over town including dogs. It is relaxed and friendly. The sermon is a discussion of the appointed Gospel. Many have said they would like to find a way to continue, but in New Hampshire it would have to be inside. We sing, pray and have communion. August 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm So enjoyed John at the baptism of Ellis Blue and little Michael, and thought that John’s message about “be not afraid”, and his progressive ideas about outdoor church were very inspiring. If I didn’t live 3,000 miles away, I’d be there! Think that Montclair has a treasure in John! August 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm It gave me a lot of joy to read this story and learn that Saint Luke’s is doing so well. Bless you. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET August 6, 2013 at 1:23 am This is the vibrant future of God’s church. As good Pope Francis put it in Rio, “we cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, when so many people are waiting for the Gospel. It is not enough simply to open the door in welcome, but we must go out through that door and be there, farthest away, with those who do not usually go to church. They too are invited to the table of the Lord.”Insisting that “no one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world,” we are called, he said, “to have the courage to go against the tide…to keep alive [our] sensitivity to injustice”…and to foster a “culture of solidarity” to replace the “selfishness and individualism” of modern society. And these cannot remain just mere words. They must be the stuff of our deeds. Like the “Slum Pope,” we must go to the slums, the prisons, the schools, the hospitals, the retirement homes…and city hall, to encounter the world, to comfort and to challenge. In San Francisco, we are doing that in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood where UCC, Lutheran, and Episcopal ministers of the San Francisco Night Ministry have been providing Sunday Eucharist for the last five years to a regular congregation of about fifty at our outdoor Open Cathedral and providing lunch to about a hundred. We are there every Sunday rain or shine and so are the faithful. For the past two years, we have been providing a similar service in the city’s largely Hispanic Mission District on Thursdays. We have witnessed lives being turned around and have , baptized several new Christians, performed three weddings…and one funeral. And we have walked with many through their time of trial with drugs, alcohol, mental illness, homelessness, and rejection by families and “respectable” walled churches.You can learn more about the San Francisco Night Ministry, which will celebrate its 50th year next year, and its Open Cathedral at http://www.sfnightministry.org/. You can also learn about Boston’s Common Cathedral and Ecclesia Ministries at http://www.ecclesia-ministries.org/. Montclair’s Worship Without Walls is a welcome addition to the growing Ecclesia movement. We wish it well. Again, it is the future of the church. Rector Smithfield, NC By Sharon SheridanPosted Aug 5, 2013 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Laurie Charkins says: Julian Malakar says: Melanie Barbarito says: August 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm I love this!!! Great idea, John. But in Fort Worth, I think that summer’s probably not the time to do it. When it’s 105 degrees at 5 p.m., everyone is looking for an air conditioned place. If, by chance, Mitch Goodrich reads this far . . . so good to read about your coming upon John’s service. Hope you are doing well. Mother Melanie (once on staff at Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati) Thomas Squiers says: August 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm I need to correct myself – it was my God-grandon Stephen Blue’s baptism, not myGod-grandson Ellis’ – If you could correct my comment and change it to Stephen I would be very grateful! Thank you! The Rev. John Mennell speaks to worshipers July 28 at the corner of Church Street and South Fullerton in Montclair, New Jersey, during Worship Without Walls. Photo:Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Wearing a traditional black clerical shirt and collar, and less- traditional black shorts and sandals, the Rev. John Mennell sits near a portable altar, waiting for stragglers. About a dozen people — one with a leashed dog named Gideon at her feet — sit facing him in two rows of folding chairs. Backed by the sounds of diners chatting outside a nearby eatery and passing vehicular traffic, Mennell rises and greets worshipers at the corner of Church Street and South Fullerton in Montclair, New Jersey, to the July 28 Worship Without Walls.From the weekends of Memorial Day through Labor Day, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair is holding 5:00 p.m. Sunday Eucharists in public, outdoor spaces.  Similar to “flash mobs,” participants are alerted to the location each week via text message. Passersby are encouraged to join.“It’s fun to see different people’s reactions,” said Mennell, the church’s rector. “Last week, we ended up in the park in a walkway. … This one woman walked through with her dog, and her dog desperately wanted to join in the service.”When the woman walked through a second time, Mennell invited her to join them. “She politely informed me how the dog leads her to the temple each Saturday.”Such invitations, accepted or not, are among the points of Worship Without Walls, Mennell said. “Part of it is getting people used to inviting people in in ways that are uncomfortable.”“In our beautiful Episcopal reticence,” he said, churchgoers don’t stand on street corners talking about Jesus. “This is about as close as people comfortably get.”“If I told my congregation, ‘Go out on a street corner and witness,’ they’d run me out on a rail,” he said. But worshiping together publicly, “it’s really doing the same thing.”On this particular Sunday, nearly 20 people ultimately joined the service, with a few passersby stopping briefly to check things out.“As people come by and look curious, invite them into what we’re doing,” Mennell instructed the congregation. “We will sort of go with the flow.”Mitch Goodrich was running an errand in town when he stopped and joined the service with his sons Henry, 8, and Calvin, 19 months. Turns out, he knew Mennell years ago at Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, before the Montclair priest attended seminary.“This is fantastic. It’s so good to get out and let people see what’s going on and see who you are,” Goodrich said. “We need to do more of this in the Episcopal Church.”One man in a baseball cap interjected comments several times during the service. Listening to the Old Testament reading on Abraham bargaining with God about the fate of Sodom, he announced: “We’re doomed.”“No we’re not,” Mennell reassured him. “We’re saved.”Later, during the sermon, the priest asked the congregation what stopped them from praying.One woman replied that her concerns are “too small and insignificant.”“Alcohol and chicks,” said the man in the cap.“Different addictions often stand in our way,” Mennell replied.“Guilt,” said another congregant.“Satan,” added the man in the cap.“Jesus has power over Satan,” said Mennell, spurring a brief dialogue over this theological point.Such engagement, if sometimes challenging, is not unwelcomed.“Part of breaking down walls [is] we can’t use the walls of the church as a barrier to keep people out and keep ideas out,” Mennell said later.For the first time that summer, weather interrupted the service. With the onset of a rainstorm, the worshipers brought the prayers of the people to a speedy conclusion. Then about half of them headed to a nearby diner to conclude the service and eat together. They ordered food, then completed the Eucharist.Worship Without Walls recently prayed near the intersection of Bloomfield and Mission Streets, the scene of two Montclair shootings. Photo: St. Luke’s, Montclair.At the peace, besides greeting each other, they followed an extra ritual: pulling out their cell phones and texting “Peace be with you” to someone. The offering, as always, went to a local organization, this time Montclair Conversations on Race. Another week, the congregation worshiped near where two shootings had occurred. Worshipers prayed for an end to gun violence and designated the collection to CeasefireNJ, an anti-gun effort.Often the group will follow worship with a meal, Mennell said. “It’s a fun way to continue the fellowship.”That night’s dinner conversation ranged from an explanation of what “catholic” means to the spiritual journeys of young people. St. Luke’s member Michelle Cruz, a recent college graduate, discussed how what she had learned through science confirmed her faith. “It is so complicated,” she said. “I don’t think it could have come up by itself.”Attending her first Worship Without Walls with her father, Felix, she said she appreciated being outside.“Texting’s cool,” she added. “I texted one of my sorority sisters. She’s a Silesian Catholic.”Elsie Lockett also attended for the first time. “I like it. It’s different, and it makes it less structured,” she said.The Rev. Joseph Harmon, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in East Orange, attended the July 28 service with an eye toward starting a similar ministry with his congregation. “We’ve been discussing how Christ Church can become a more missional church and in particular how we can engage the East Orange community more effectively,” he said.Len Roberts, a regular Worship Without Walls participant, said he thought that’s just what St. Luke’s was doing in Montclair. Taking the Eucharist out into the community lets people know that the power of Christ is in the community, “not just in church,” he said.St. Luke’s is one of multiple Episcopal churches within several miles and is reaching out to some of them to join in a nearby Worship Without Walls. Worshipers from Christ Church, a mile and a half away in Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, joined St. Luke’s for one service.“One of the points is breaking down all of these different barriers that we have as we come together in Jesus’ name, and it was really fun to come together with another Episcopal community,” Mennell said. “We sang the same songs and said the same words. There’s no service leaflet to this. It’s a really powerful thing to see what we all know and do and share together, almost as powerful as inviting people into what we’re doing.”“What I would love this to become is a different model of doing church,” Mennell said. “We’ve got the best thing in the world to offer. We need to get better at giving it away.”To sign up to receive a text message with the location of upcoming Worship Without Walls services, text “stlukesmtc” to 41411.— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sheri Simpson says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 8, 2013 at 11:46 am Wonderful idea!! We are the area of the “church of none” (Pacific Northwest) and we all say that nature is our church. No walls–doesn’t scare anyone. Good Job! Katerina Whitley says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Laurie Charkins says: Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 6, 2013 at 10:15 am Wow! What a wonderful way to bring the Gospel to the people. I like this idea. I will certainly pass this on to my Priest. Keep up the good work, St. Luke’s. May you keep bringing the Gospel to the people. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm Meeting people where they are is the key, and St. Luke’s is doing just that..wonderful !! Dana Downes says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rev. Vicki Gray says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Featured Events August 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm God is everywhere, whether outside or inside of walls. God cares about our repented heart which is inside; trust and believe of Christ’s sacrificial death on cross for my sins, as free gift for my salvation. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Karen Birr says: Featured Jobs & Calls New Jersey church offers ‘flash mob’-style Worship Without Walls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Lorraine Connor says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL August 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm I love this idea. I would love for us to be able to do something like that here in the Diocese of Fort Worth! Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC August 17, 2013 at 9:39 am I am sure St Paul would approve. Every ekklesia he founded must have started in the street or the square. Wonderful evangelion! Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs August 6, 2013 at 10:32 am This is wonderful. I’m going to share this with our Bishop Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Art Center College of Design Celebrated a New Home for Visual Arts

first_imgEducation Art Center College of Design Celebrated a New Home for Visual Arts Transformation of Former U.S. Postal Service FacilitySignificantly Expands Campus, Provides New Access for Public and Art Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 20, 2014 | 11:04 am HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty ©Lawrence Anderson/EstoIn 2014, 870 South Raymond Avenue became the new home for Art Center’s Fine Art and Illustration departments—and a thriving collaborative nucleus for the visual arts. This former U.S. Postal Service property has alleviated overcrowding on the College’s Hillside campus, expanded Art Center’s educational reach and resources, and helped transform South Campus from a “satellite” location to a full-fledged campus.Art Center officially celebrated the successful opening of a new home for visual arts on Thursday, June 19. College leadership offered a few remarks with special recognition from several government officials. Following the ceremony, renovation architect Darin Johnstone led tours of the building, featuring a special exhibition/installation by his firm Darin Johnstone Architecture (djA) and showcased work by Art Center students and faculty.“Developing new spaces for learning—both in the physical and virtual sense—is a key focus of Art Center’s strategic plan; but only in as much as it enhances the quality of the education we can offer,” said Art Center President Lorne M. Buchman. “In creating this new homebase for our Illustration and Fine Art students we have indeed added to the vibrancy of our campus community, which will no doubt expand the learning opportunities available to our students—and we couldn’t be happier.”“Over time, the needs of our students and our curriculum have changed dramatically. Dedicated spaces for making and viewing artworks is essential,” said Fred Fehlau, provost. “This new space enables us to expand and develop our programs while enhancing our capacity for teaching, learning, creating and collaborating. In doing so, we ensure that Art Center is able to fulfill its mission as a college and its promise to students now and into the future.”The facility also provides opportunities for Art Center to strengthen engagement with diverse communities because of the proximity of the campus to public transportation and the continued presence of Art Center’s Public Programs, offering ongoing education for all ages.A key feature of the 35,000 square foot building—on track to meet LEED Silver Certification standards, maximizing energy and water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality—is the abundance of natural light. What was once a dark, dated sorting and distribution center is now a bright, open space for learning and creativity. The building also boasts several formal and informal gallery spaces, private studios for students, seminar rooms and computer labs and, in the near future, an outdoor sculpture yard and printmaking studio. Another highlight of the building is efficiently controlled fluorescent lighting contributed by alumnus Scott Yu (BS 82) through his company, Vode, which designs adaptive architectural lighting systems.“The amount of space for galleries, classrooms and offices needed to educate Art Center’s young visual artists filled the entire building’s existing volume. At the same time most of the spaces still required an abundance of natural light,” Johnstone explained. “We identified a few key areas of natural light within the existing building that we termed ‘light courts’ and attempted to use the building program to open them up. Formal galleries and circulation areas—themselves conceived of as informal gallery spaces—were used to connect all of these ‘light courts,’ effectively carving the mass of classrooms, studios and offices with light.”“As both an architect and educator, Darin was especially aware and conversant of the challenges we faced in renovating the 870 building within an incredibly tight schedule,” said George Falardeau, senior vice president of Real Estate and Operations. “Darin and his entire team worked closely with our director of Real Estate and Campus Planning, Rollin Homer, as well as other Art Center administrators and they all exceeded expectations on all fronts. Everyone in the community is in awe of the building’s transformation.”“The renovated building and our efforts to enliven that industrial portion of Pasadena has enjoyed great support from City officials and the community at large,” Falardeau added.In addition to seeing the work of current Art Center students and faculty, attendees had an opportunity to further explore the work of Darin Johnstone Architecture through a series of drawings (Drawn Out: Didactic to Haptic) and an installation (Light Mass)—both created by djA—that was on view. Of the museum-quality display, Johnstone said, “For this exhibit a two part drawing series and an installation was conceived to reflect upon the original design approach while deepening and extending the architect’s understanding of the building. The drawings move from programmatic to projective and the installation is intended to work as a drawing and an object simultaneously. The entire piece is a projection of multiple outcomes and a rumination on presence.”Fueled by a commitment to support the next generation of artists and designers, acquisition of the property was made possible in large part by three seven-figure alumni gifts—from Richard Law (MS 58), Steven Rieman (BS 74) and his wife, Ruth, and Bruce Heavin (BA 93) and his wife, former Art Center faculty member Lynda Weinman—followed by a $1 million grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. Renovation of the building received lead funding in the form of $500,000 grants from the Fletcher Jones Foundation, Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation and The Rose Hills Foundation.Art Center College of DesignFounded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design (artcenter.edu) is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and six graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts as well as industrial design disciplines. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, Art Center alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. 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Dell Technologies Forum will run as a virtual event this week

first_imgDell technologies is helping transition to remote working Advertisement In its virtual format the interactive sessions will feature keynote speakers including Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Micheal Dell, President of International Markets Aongus Hegarty, Managing Director for Dell Technologies Ireland Jason Ward and Declan Costello, Head of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Ryanair. The Forum will provide business leaders, IT experts and transformation thought-leaders with the latest insights ranging from Cloud and AI to remote working and adapting to lead through change.   Twitter Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDell TechnologiesDigital WorkplaceFlexible IT Dell Technologies Ireland announced today that its annual ‘Dell Technologies Forum’ will take place once again this year in the form of a weeklong series of virtual events beginning on November 4.Flexible IT, Digital Workplace and Innovating Through Data will be the key topics under discussion in a weeklong series of sessions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The focus of the Forum will be on accelerating the digital transformation of organisations. With many organisations in Limerick focused on transforming their business models over recent months, leaders from Dell Technologies and the business community in Ireland will outline how advanced technology can enable companies adapt quickly, stay agile and serve their customer base in an increasingly data-driven world. Jason Ward, VP & Managing Director, Dell Technologies Ireland, said:“This year businesses large and small have proven their ability to embrace change at unprecedented speed. From managing an entire workforce remotely to embracing technology to remain connected with customers, we’ve seen digital transformation accelerate at pace.”The Forum comes as Dell Technologies recently announced the expansion of its as-a-Service capabilities with Project APEX to simplify how customers and partners access technology on-demand—across storage, servers, networking, hyperconverged infrastructure, PCs and broader solutions. Linkedin Over 140 graduates attend Dell Technologies’ All-Ireland Grad and Intern Day • November 4 – Kick-off & Digital Transformation Talks• November 11 – Flexible IT• November 18 – Digital Workplace• November 25 – Innovating through DataThe Dell Technologies Forum is an annual event run in partnership with Intel and Microsoft. Register for your place for this free the virtual event HERE and join the #DellTechForum conversation. Email WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Post Show | MS ReadathonNext articleWATCH: Munster Go 4 From 4 After Away Win Over Dragons Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The Dell Technologies Forum will begin on November 4 at 11am with follow-on virtual sessions over the course of the week. Event themes and timings include: BusinessNewsDell Technologies Forum will run as a virtual event this weekBy Staff Reporter – November 2, 2020 141 Facebook Limerick firms facing into a year of digital disruptionlast_img read more

Pecos soldier part of D-Day invasionMexican Americans important part of WWII battles

first_img Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Local News Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img As America honors the 75th anniversary of the allied landings in France during WWII, I found myself thinking about the young Mexican Americans that we will never hear about that made the historic landing. June 6, 1944 is one of those days that everyone has heard or read about. As time has passed we have learned about a few of the men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country that day. As I combed through several D-Day online databases, one of the names that glared at me was Frutoso Chavez of Reeves County. Frutoso Chavez was born on Jan. 21, 1922, in Pecos. His father, Eurbano Chavez, was making $5 a week as farm laborer to support a family of 12. Frutoso’s mother Isabel would sell raspas, (snow cones) and tamales in the neighborhood to help out. Through all his work, Eurbano Chavez owned his own property on East Mesquite Street in Pecos. When the carnival circus came to town once a year, Eurbano would rent out his empty lot to them. Frutoso married Juana Fierro and together had a son that they named Jesus “Jesse” Chavez born in July of 1943. With America in the middle of WWII, Frutoso and his brother Meliton were both serving in the U.S. military. Frutoso was serving in the U.S. Army with Company E 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division. The 116th Infantry regiment is today the seventh oldest U.S. Army unit dating back to 1742, its motto reads: Ever Forward. Frutoso’s Company E was aboard the attack transport USS Thomas Jefferson APA-30 that was anchored at the Portland Harbor in Weymouth south England. On June 5, it left the port and sailed across the English Channel with the D-Day invasion force. The 116th Infantry was to be one of the first units to land at the designated Easy Green portion of Omaha Beach. At 0330, the 116th Regiment started loading on to the landing crafts that would put them on the beach. At 0500, the navy and air bombardment started hitting German forces on the beach. The very first boats to hit the beach took heavy casualties. Company E landing crafts found themselves landing off course and ended up on the beach with the 16th Infantry of the 1st Division. One of Company E’s landing crafts took a direct artillery hit from the enemy and killed three of the soldiers immediately and wounded several others. The blast had ripped open the landing door and the enemy poured in machine gun fire sending the rest of the men over the side of the landing craft. Capt. Laurence Madill, the commanding officer of Company E, had made it on to the beach and found one of his mortar men without ammunition. Capt. Madill ran around to find ammo for the mortar. On his return with ammo, he was knocked down by enemy fire and would die from his wounds the next day. Frutoso Chavez, Army serial number 38215609 of Reeves County, Texas, was listed as killed in action on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944. emetary.jpg”/> More than 2,500 U.S. soldiers were lost (killed, wounded, or missing) on Omaha Beach alone. Those that were killed were temporarily buried near Omaha Beach. White crosses marked the graves. Attached to the crosses were the soldier’s dog tags to identify them later when a permanent burial place was found. After the war, the Chavez family wanted their son home. He was laid to rest at the Santa Rosa Cemetery in Pecos. /> Over the last few weeks, I learned about a Pecos soldier who participated in one of the biggest military operations in history. The 75th anniversary will bring many stories about D-Day, yet the stories of Mexican Americans who were there that fought and died on the Normandy beaches of France are too few. When they listed the dead of U.S. soldiers on the beaches of Normandy, they were not classified as white, black, or Mexican American; they were simply Americans. > In April of 2018, the Battle of Normandy Facebook page posted a photo of a dog tag found in the temporary cemetery near Omaha Beach. It was the dog tag of Frutoso Chavez, serial number 38215609. Frutoso Chavez gave his very life in defense of his country and he should not be forgotten. His brother Meliton survived WWII and died in San Jose, Calif., in 2001. Frutoso’s son Jesse never got the opportunity to know his father; his wife Juana later re-married. Dave Gutierrez is a writer and author of the book “Patriots from the Barrio,” the true story of Company E 141st Infantry: the only all Mexican American Army unit in WWII. Visit his website at authordavegutierrez.com. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pecos soldier part of D-Day invasionMexican Americans important part of WWII battles Previous articleUW_SHARE (7)_CMYK.jpgNext article061319_Weatherford_JF_06 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/30/2016

first_img 2016-06-29 Brian Honea  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago For the last three years, the GSEs have engaged in a number of credit risk sharing transactions in order to transfer more of the risk on the loans it guarantees to private investors. Most of those transactions have been of the back-end variety, meaning the credit risk is transferred on loans that are already on the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.On Wednesday, the GSEs’ conservator, the FHFA, issued a Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer Request for Input for their ongoing analysis of front-end credit risk transfer transactions, in which the credit risk is transferred to a third party at the time the loan is originated—prior to the GSEs’ acquisition of the underlying mortgage. The RFI seeks feedback from stakeholders on proposals to adopt more front-end structures and other credit risk transfer policy issues.The Federal Reserve did not object to the capital plans of 30 out of 33 bank holding companies tested as part of the Fed’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, according to an announcement from the Fed on Wednesday afternoon. While the Fed did not object to Morgan Stanley’s capital plan, the central bank is requiring the firm to submit a new plan by December 29, 2016, in order to address weaknesses found in its capital planning process. Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago June 29, 2016 921 Views Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Previous: Fed Asks Morgan Stanley to Resubmit Capital Plan Next: Will Housing Overcome Economic Slowdowns? Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/30/2016 DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/30/2016last_img read more

Parliamentary Privileges And The Fundamental Right To Free Speech: A Conundrum Of The Conflicting Entitlements

first_imgColumnsParliamentary Privileges And The Fundamental Right To Free Speech: A Conundrum Of The Conflicting Entitlements Masoom Reza10 Sep 2020 10:31 PMShare This – x”There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” — James MadisonIt is axiomatic that the parliamentary functioning forms the bedrock upon which a democratic structure and the whole constitutional system rest. The hallmark of a democratic country is a free, open and…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”There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” — James MadisonIt is axiomatic that the parliamentary functioning forms the bedrock upon which a democratic structure and the whole constitutional system rest. The hallmark of a democratic country is a free, open and fearless discussion in the parliament. A variety of rights have been given to all the members of the houses to enable them to express their views and opinions without any kind of favour or fear of being penalised for certain offences such as defamation etc. For the effective and efficient exercise of their powers, the Parliament has conferred certain privileges on the members of the houses which are recognized as Parliamentary privileges. In Britain, the famous case of Sir John Eliot and the Bill of Rights, 1688, laid down the principle that the freedom of speech and debates in the parliament should not be questioned anywhere outside the parliament. As we have borrowed the parliamentary form of government from Britain, the concept of parliamentary privileges has also been adopted from there. On the other hand, the Constitution also guarantees the fundamental rights to every citizen which are inalienable and sacred. The question has been raised from time and again whether the fundamental rights put a restraint on the power of parliamentary privilege or vice versa and which will prevail in case of the conflict between them. There are various judicial pronouncements that attempt to throw light upon this issue, nevertheless, the problem is still unresolved. GENERAL IDEA OF PRIVILEGES AND THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: The term ‘privilege’ is derived from “privilegium” which means a law specially passed in favour of or against a particular person. In Raja Ram Pal v. Lok Sabha speaker,[2] the Supreme Court defined the term privilege as “A special right, advantage or benefit conferred on a particular person. It is a peculiar advantage or favour granted to one person as against another to do certain acts.” After analysing these points, it is evident that parliamentary privileges are some sort of special benefits and immunities given to all the members of the parliament and state legislative assemblies so that they can fearlessly and without any hesitation express their views or discharge their duties. On the other hand, fundamental rights are given to all those persons who are the citizens of India by part III of the constitution of India. The fundamental rights are termed as ‘fundamental’ because they are essential and inviolable human rights.[3] These rights cherish the values of equality, freedom and dignity of an individual. They act as the safeguard of dignity, liberty and freedom of an individual against invasion by the state. They put several restraints on tyrannical actions.[4] There has always been conflict between parliamentary privileges given to all the members of the houses and the rights given to all the citizens under part III of Indian constitution. CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS RELATED TO PRIVILEGES: Article 105 contains the privileges enjoyed by the members of the parliament. Similarly, Art. 194 deals with the privileges given to the members of state legislative assembly. Art. 105 is viewed as mutatis mutandis with Art. 194 because both the articles are deemed to be identical in their effect. However, the said provisions do not exhaustively enumerate all the privileges. They explicitly provide some privileges and for the remaining, they prescribe the power of a House to that of the House of Commons in Britain. The right to freedom of speech in Parliament is guaranteed under art. 105(1). Additionally, Article 105(2) confers immunity with regard to proceedings in courts. It provides that any member of parliament cannot be held liable to any ‘proceedings’ in any court in relation to anything uttered, any vote casted in Parliament or a committee thereof. It must be noticed that parliamentary privileges are also available to those who, though not members of a House, are authorized to speak and participate in the proceedings of a House or any of its committees. These individuals may be Ministers and Attorney-General. It is to be noted that these powers are not absolute. The rules of procedure of a House made under Art. 203 put a restraint on the members’ freedom of speech so that the right can be exercised judiciously. It would be apt to mention that under Rules 349 to 356 of the Lok Sabha, unparliamentary language and unparliamentary conduct of a member are prohibited. Besides, Articles 121 and 211 of the constitution also limit this power. Additionally, all the members whatever the rights enjoy inside the house, they are not entitled to enjoy such rights outside the house. NEED FOR PRIVILEGES: Parliamentary privileges and immunities are intended to ensure the efficient discharge of the legislative functions. The representatives have been provided certain powers and privileges so that the House may function independently, efficiently, fearlessly and represent the views or will of ‘we the people of India’.[5] Privileges also protect the independence, authority and dignity of each house.[6] As a matter of fact, they guard the members of Parliament against unwarranted pressure of any legal action. Commenting on the importance of parliamentary privilege the Supreme Court in Kalpana Mehta V. Union of India,[7] stated that free speech is a fundamental pillar of democratic governance. Fearless expressions of the people’s representatives are necessary to raise issues of their electors. Democratic accountability and free flow of dialogue are the sine qua non of representative democracy. THE CONFLICTING JURISPRUDENCE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES In India, The earliest instance of a breach of privilege can be traced when a member registered a complaint in the constituent assembly that the entry of horse-drawn carriage was obstructed by the doorkeeper of the gates of the Assembly. However, the first incidence of the exercise of parliamentary privilege was when HR Mudgal was found guilty of taking bribe for asking questions in the assembly, which eventually resulted in his resignation in 1951.[8] The first time, the conflict between privilege and fundamental rights reached before the court in the case of Gunupati Keshavram Reddy v. the Nafisul Hasan and State of U.P.[9] In this case, The Blitz published a news report and made certain derogatory statements against the speaker of the U.P. legislative assembly. This issue was sent to the Committee of Privileges of the House for the investigation. The editor of the Blitz, D.H. Mistry, was asked to appear before the house to provide cogent justification for his conduct. But, D.H. Mistry did not give any reply and refused to appear before the house. Consequently, the assembly passed a resolution that the speaker should pass an order to arrest him and ensure his presence before the house. As a result, Mistry was arrested for committing the breach of parliamentary privileges. He was put in a hotel for a week. He filed a petition for the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus in the Supreme Court contending that his fundamental right guaranteed under Art. 22(2) had been violated. The Supreme Court endorsed the contention that Mistry was not produced before a magistrate within the stipulated time. Hence, his fundamental right guaranteed under art. 22.(2) had been infringed. The court passed an order for his release.[10] On the critical perusal of this judgement, it can be perceived that the fundamental rights were declared superior to parliamentary privileges. However, this notion has been altered in subsequent pronouncements of the courts. The second time, the conflict again went to the court in Pandit, M.S.M. Sharma v. Shri Sri Krishna Sinha.[11]As per the facts of this case, in Bihar assembly, a member of the house delivered a speech. The speaker directed that a particular portion of the speech must be expunged. But, The Searchlight published the whole speech violating the order of the speaker. Consequently, the editor was asked to appear before the house to give his justification for the same. He moved a writ petition in the Supreme Court under Art. 32 claiming that the said notice and the proposed action by the committee infringed his Fundamental Right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Art. 19(1)(a). But, his contention was dismissed by the Supreme Court. Another argument was put forward by the petitioner that the proceedings before the Committee of Privileges violated his fundamental right to life and liberty enshrined under Art. 21. While rejecting this contention, the court observed that the House has the power to make rules under Art. 118 in case of a House of Parliament, or Art. 208 in case of a House of the State Legislature. So, the rules made by the House regulating the procedure for enforcing its powers, privileges and immunities would fulfil the requirement of Art. 21.[12] Again the petitioner came to the court under Art. 32 for seeking a reconsideration of the earlier decision. Substantially the same questions, as discussed and decided in Searchlight I, were raised. But, the court turned down the plea to reconsider its previous judgement.[13] In toto, it was held that the privileges enjoyed by a House of Parliament and the state legislature under Art. 105(3) and 194(3)] respectively are not subject to Art. 19(1)(a), and therefore, the House was entitled to prohibit the publication of any report of its debates or proceedings even if the prohibition contravenes the Fundamental Right of Speech and Expression of the publisher. The conflict between these provisions should be resolved with the help of ‘harmonious construction’ of the two provisions, and Art. 19(1)(a) being of a general nature must yield to Art. 105(3) [or Art. 194(3)]. In another landmark and very interesting case of In re Keshav Singh,[14] an arrest warrant was issued against Keshav Singh for committing the contempt of house for writing a disrespectful letter to the speaker. Subsequently, he was arrested and sentenced to 7 days of imprisonment. He challenged this order through the writ of habeas corpus in Allahabad high court under Art. 226. The bench of 2 judges granted him bail. After his release, the assembly moved a resolution holding the view that the judges, advocate and Keshav Singh had committed the contempt of the house. The house ordered that all of them should be taken under the custody and presented before the house. On the other hand, all these four members, through a separate petition, moved to the high court, saying that this should be treated as the contempt of the court. 28 judges sat together and stayed this order. Eventually, the house withdrew the warrant and asked them to be present before the house. Meanwhile, the president referred this matter to the Supreme Court under Art. 143 and asked for its advice. Mainly three contentions were raised: 1. Whether the legislature is the sole and absolute judge of its privileges; 2. Whether any house is competent to punish a person for its contempt taking place outside the house; 3. Whether the action of the high court entertaining the petition of habeas corpus challenging the validity of the order of the speaker would tantamount to the contempt of the house. The Supreme Court concluded that the house is the absolute and sole judge of the house. Secondly, it is competent to punish a person for its contempt taking place outside house. Analysing the third issue, the Supreme Court held that the power of judicial review is vested with the Supreme Court and the high courts, and any order or issuances cannot be treated as the contempt of the house.[15] The Supreme Court expressed its views that the right to speech and expression guaranteed under 19(1)(a) would be subservient to the privileges and Articles 21 and 20 would override the privileges.[16] In the case of Tej Kiran Jain And Others V. Sanjiva Reddy And Others.,[17] the Supreme Court observed that defamation proceedings cannot be instituted against the parliamentarians for their speeches made in the parliament. The only caveat is that such speech must be in the course of parliamentary business. Similarly, in the case of Raja Ram Pal v. Lok Sabha Speaker,[18] 11 members of the parliament were caught taking bribes on the camera by a news-channel. The parliament, in a hurry and fury, ordered an immediate inquiry. The committee of privileges enquired about this matter and held all of them guilty. They all were disqualified. They filed writ petitions in the Supreme Court for seeking the reinstatement. The court held that “In light of the law laid down in the two cases of Pandit Sharma and in the case of U.P. Assembly we hold that the broad contention on behalf of the Union of India that the exercise of Parliamentary privileges cannot be decided against the touchstone of fundamental rights or the constitutional provisions is not correct.”[19] The court explicitly held that privileges are subservient to Fundamental Rights on a case to case basis. Moreover, the court reposed in its hand the power to review applying the test of legality and constitutionality.[20] DISTINGUISHABLE TRAITS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION AND PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES: The difference between fundamental rights and parliamentary privileges pertaining to freedom of speech and expression is elaborately discussed in the case of AlagaapuramR.Mohanraj v. Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.[21] The essential distinguishing traits are summarized below: · All the citizens of India have the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under 19(1)(A). Whereas, the right to freedom of speech mentioned under Article 105 and 194 is only given to the members of legislative bodies. Therefore, it becomes evident that article 105 and 194 can be exercised only by the chosen members of the houses. · The freedom of speech enshrined in Articles 105 and 194 can be exercised by the individuals only during the tenure of the membership of legislative bodies. However, the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) is inalienable as the citizenship rights are usually not revoked. · The right to freedom of speech and expression provided by Article 105 and 194 is exercised only within the boundary of the premises of the legislative bodies. But, the right given by article 19(1)(A) has no such geographical limitations and can be exercised throughout the territory of India. · The right provided under art. 19(1)(a) is subject to the exceptions given under art. 19(1)(2). However, the right of free speech available to a legislator is not subject to such restrictions imposed by law. Notwithstanding, such power is subject to “other provisions of the Constitution and to the rules and standing orders regulating the procedure of the legislative bodies” as it is evident from the opening clauses of articles 105 and 194. Articles 121 and 211 also put express limitation on this power as these articles prohibit any discussion in the legislative bodies about the conduct of any Judge of the Supreme Court or of the High Court in the discharge of his/her duties. So, it is crystal-clear that the ambit of the right to freedom of speech and expression given to the citizen and the members of the legislative body is entirely different.[22] THE NEED FOR CODIFICATION OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES: WAY FORWARD In the matter of privileges, the legislators have absolute power to determine— · What should be their privileges? · What would be regarded as its breach? · What would be punishment for the breach of parliamentary privilege? But, such kind of unfettered power goes contrary to the notion of constitutionalism (the idea of limited power).[23] It is a strange fact that the framers of the constitution have left a large area of the parliamentary privileges open-ended. While the Constitution accords special privileges and powers to parliamentarians and legislators to maintain the dignity and authority of the Parliament and the legislatures, it must be noticed that these powers and privileges are yet not codified and have been misused from time to time. In the absence of specified rules, it has been a matter of debate that what constitutes the breach of privilege and what punishment it will entail.[24] Needless to mention, in the case of M.S.M. Sharma,[25] the court gave primacy to the privileges over free speech because during that time the court had a lot of respect for the legislators as most of them were freedom fighters. However, by 1967, the Supreme Court was convinced that Parliament should not have absolute powers and there must be some limitations.[26] The Constitution Review Commission headed by Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah also highlighted that the scope of privileges should be delimited so that the democratic functioning can be ensured. In India, the members of the houses are not willing to codify the privileges and now and then the misuse of these powers can be witnessed. They use the weapon of privileges against the reporters, journalists and writers. Asmita Basu, Amnesty International India’s program director, maintained, “All persons have a right to trial by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal. Breach of privilege laws allow politicians to become judges in their own cause, raising concerns of conflict of interest and violating basic fair trial guarantees”.[27] It is to be noted that the house of representatives of The United State of America is functioning efficiently without any penal provisions. Furthermore, Australia has codified the privileges and working without any hustle and tussle since 1987.[28] The Codification of privileges is always openly opposed by Indian legislators because it would render privileges subject to the fundamental rights. As a result, they will be covered under judicial scrutiny. Moreover, the expansion of the power of privileges would no longer be so much easy. It is to be noted that once the parliamentary privileges are codified, they will turn to be (law) as per art. 13(2) of the constitution. Consequently, they can be declared null and void if they violate any fundamental right. Thomas Erskine rightly observed that privileges of parliament are an essential prerequisite for the due execution of its powers, however these powers are given for the public service and should not be misused against the common masses.[29] It is axiomatic that the powers, privileges and immunities pave the way for the members of the houses to discharge their duties properly and these rights are essential in the functioning of parliamentary democracy. But, there should be some check on the powers of each and every organ, otherwise it gives birth to tyranny. It is a well-recognized dictum “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Hence, there must be some restraints on the powers of the members of the houses and it is necessary to codify all the privileges so that it would become evident that what would constitute ‘breach of parliamentary privilege’. It is necessary to maintain a balance between parliamentary privilege and fundamental rights. The members of the houses should not think that they are the supreme and have unrestricted powers. If truth be told, they are the servants of ‘we the people of India’, therefore, they cannot act like a despot. On the other hand, every citizen should understand the fact that some exclusive powers and privileges are indispensable to the due discharge of the duties of the houses and represent people’s views fearlessly.Views are personal only. (Author is a 4th year law student at the Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia) [1] M.P. Jain, Indian Constitutional Law 91 (6th ed., 2011). [2] Raja Ram Pal V. Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha & Ors., (2007) 3 SCC 184. [3] M. Nagaraj And Others V. Union Of India And Others 2006 8 SCC 212. [4] Maneka Gandhi V. Union Of India 1978 A.I.R. 597. [5] Jain Supra 1. [6] Raja Ram Pal V. Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha & Ors. (2007) 3 SCC 184. [7] LNIND 2018 SC 286. [8] BC Shukla, Expulsion from Parliament and aftermath, hindustan times (Feb 20, 2006) https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/expulsion-from-parliament-and-aftermath/story-EL4Jg0XTPA2ejGhiR4fGjK.html. [9] AIR 1954 SC 636. [10] Id. [11] AIR 1959 SC 395. [12] Id. [13] Pandit M. S. M. Sharma V. Shri Sri Krishna Sinha (II), AIR 1960 SC 1186. [14] AIR 1965 SC 745. [15] Id. [16] Id. [17] 1970 AIR 1573. [18] (2007) 3 SCC 184. [19] Id. [20] Id. [21] [2016] 2 MLJ 148. [22] Id. [23] Faizan Mustafa, The balance between fundamental rights and parliamentary privilege must be re-examined, The Hindu, https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/bring-the-house-up-to-date/article19253239.ece. [24] Johnson T. A., Privilege of legislators: Breach a grey area, harsh punishment rare, Indian Express (Jun. 29, 2017, 1.41 am) https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/privilege-of-legislators-breach-a-grey-area-harsh-punishment-rare-karnataka-assembly-journalists-punishment-4726790/. [25] Pandit, M.S.M. Sharma v. Shri Sri Krishna Sinha AIR 1959 SC 395. [26] Supra 23. [27] Supra 24. [28] Supra 23. [29] Erskine May, Parliamentary Practice 209 (24th ed., Malcolm Jack, 2011). Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Punjab & Haryana High Court Dismisses Election Petition Filed In 2002 Against Captain Amarinder Singh

first_imgNews UpdatesPunjab & Haryana High Court Dismisses Election Petition Filed In 2002 Against Captain Amarinder Singh LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Jan 2021 10:34 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Tuesday, dismissed an election petition challenging the election of Captain Amarinder Singh to the Punjab Legislative Assembly held in the year 2002.Harkirat Singh, had filed election petition in 2002 itself, alleging that Singh had indulged in ‘corrupt’ practices and has projected himself as “Maharaja of Patiala” in the posters issued/published by…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 and Haryana High Court, on Tuesday, dismissed an election petition challenging the election of Captain Amarinder Singh to the Punjab Legislative Assembly held in the year 2002.Harkirat Singh, had filed election petition in 2002 itself,  alleging that Singh had indulged in ‘corrupt’ practices and has projected himself as “Maharaja of Patiala” in the posters issued/published by him just to influence the voters. Singh had then won the election from Patiala Town Assembly Constituency. The election petition was dismissed by the Court in 2004 on the ground that the petitioner failed to disclose the material facts regarding corrupt practices to constitute a complete cause of action. In appeal, the Supreme Court had set aside the dismissal order and had remitted the case back for deciding the same on merits.Referring to the evidence adduced in the case, Justice Daya Chaudhary observed that nothing has been proved on record from the statements of the witnesses that Singh had taken the assistance of the gazetted officers in his election. “Unless there is cogent evidence to take the case beyond reasonable doubt, the election of a returned candidate cannot be set aside. There are mere allegations of corrupt practice, which may only create a doubt, but the charge of corrupt practice cannot be proved on mere suspicion or doubt. Requirement of proof of corrupt practice is higher and is confined to strict legal evidence”, the court said.The court also observed that the election petitioner has also failed to prove his allegation that Singh incurred expenses more than the prescribed limit.  The court said that the charges in the election petition are to be proved like a criminal charge and the same are to be proved beyond reasonable doubt and not merely by preponderance of probabilities.”However, the respondent himself has stated in his statement that he never used prefix of “Maharaja” with his name but always uses prefix “Captain” with his name. He is popular by the name “Captain Amarinder Singh” among the people and also in political circle. As far as this allegation is concerned, no evidence has come on record as to how voters of constituency were influenced. This allegation has also not been proved.”, the court added while dismissing the election petition.Case: Harkirat Singh vs Amarinder Singh [Election Petition No. 26 of 2002] Coram: Justice Daya ChaudharyCounsel: Adv Vishal Aggarwal, Sr. Adv M. L. Saggar with Adv Sunny SaggarClick here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

Bombay HC Reserves Judgment In Plea Filed By Sushant Singh’s Sisters For Quashing FIR Against Them On Rhea’s Complaint

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Reserves Judgment In Plea Filed By Sushant Singh’s Sisters For Quashing FIR Against Them On Rhea’s Complaint Nitish Kashyap7 Jan 2021 6:09 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved judgment in the writ petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh for quashing of FIR filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty against them alleging abetment of his suicide for allegedly prescribing medicines to the late actor without actual examination.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik reserved…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 Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved judgment in the writ petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh for quashing of FIR filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty against them alleging abetment of his suicide for allegedly prescribing medicines to the late actor without actual examination.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik reserved the verdict after hearing submissions from Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for CBI, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, who was appearing for Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh, Advocate Satish Maneshinde for the complainant and Senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat for the State.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh began his submissions and contended that the actual reason given in the FIR for arraigning his clients as accused in the case is that medicines were being prescribed to Sushant without examination. However, the complainant never took that stand, she had admitted knowing about this since June not September, Singh said.”Moreover, the medicines that the complainant is alleging were prescribed by my clients could have been referred to by concerned doctors through telemedicines as per ICMR guidelines. Actually, the FIR is a counter blast. This is evident from the manner in which the complainant has pointed out the accused in the case, the chain of events mentioned in the FIR which point to other accused in the case etc. There seems to be no evidence against my clients, the affidavit filed on behalf of CBI further affirms this, Singh said while concluding his arguments.Appearing for the CBI, ASG Anil Singh opposed Rhea Chakraborty’s FIR and cited the judgment of the Supreme Court transferring investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. He submitted that all investigations pertaining to Sushant’s unnatural death have to be investigated by the CBI.On the other hand, Senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat and Advocate Rajesh Inamdar appeared on behalf of the State. He asserted that in the present case, the Mumbai police has done exactly what the Supreme Court verdict says, registered the case and then transferred to the central agency.Advocate Kamat also referred to the whatsapp messages between Priyanka Singh and her brother Sushant regarding the said medicines. These messages were circulated on social media. Rhea’s FIR also alleges that the prescription for medicines prescribed by one Dr.Tarun Kumar for Sushant, was forged.All I am saying is let the investigation be carried out to clear any doubt that may exist regarding the medicines that were prescribed by a cardiologist and these medicines also feature in the schedule of the NDPS Act, Kamat submitted.Finally, Advocate Satish Maneshinde appeared on behalf of Rhea Chakraborty and argued that his client was aware that Sushant was mixing medicines with drugs and had even warned his domestic help that it was a dangerous mix.I was unaware of the prescription and only came to know about it on social media when the messages were leaked. Telemedicines can be prescribed only after prior consent of the doctor, however these medicines were prescribed without even examining him, Maneshinde concluded.Finally, the bench reserved the judgment. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Calls for major improvements to Letterkenny Town Bus Service

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Previous articleOwenteskna Water Treatment Plant officially opensNext articleFlooding at Illies leads to calls for progress on permanent bridge News Highland Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews There are calls for major improvements to the Letterkenny Town Bus Service. It’s been claimed that confusion has arisen locally over if and when the service is actually running.Donegal County Council is being asked to review the service with a view towards upgrading and improving the timetable where necessary.Cllr Gerry McMonagle says the service is symbolises so much more than getting someone from A to B and it’s vital that it is improved:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/gerhjghjghjghjghrybus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – March 8, 2019 Calls for major improvements to Letterkenny Town Bus Service News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Brundidge drugstore burglarized

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Latest Stories You Might Like Murder at the library Dallas Powell, 14, Ryan Smith, 12, and Sammuel Smith, 13, work to solve a murder mystery at the Troy Public… read more By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 21, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Fred’s Pharmacy in downtown Brundidge was victim to an early morning break-in Friday and an undisclosed number of prescription drugs were taken.Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said the break-in was discovered by a man who was delivering newspapers and called the police station at 4:20 a.m.Employees clean up broken glass after a burglary at Fred’s in Brundidge.“Someone had thrown a piece of concrete through the glass front door of the store. Then, they went in the store through the broken glass door,” Davenport said. “The piece of concrete looked like it came from a sidewalk or driveway.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Davenport said the cabinets were dusted for fingerprints and that information could be valuable to the investigation.“The Lortab was valued at $1,068 and further investigation revealed that $69 in aspirin and such had also been taken,” Davenport said. “No money was taken. It appeared that whoever broke into the pharmacy just came for one thing – drugs.”Hawkins agreed.“They knew what they wanted, where it was and they came and got it,” she said, giving credit to Davenport’s theory that whoever broke in had been in the pharmacy, possibly as a customer. “The incident is still under investigation,” he said. “We encourage anyone who has information about the break-in or comes in contact with Lortab on the streets to call (334) 735-3333. You don’t have to give your name, just give any information that might be valuable to the investigation.” Sponsored Content Brundidge drugstore burglarized By The Penny Hoarder The store was protected by ADT, however, Davenport said the alarm did not sound until Melanie Hawkins, fred’s pharmacist, arrived and unlocked the door with a key.“Our investigator was not available so the break-in was investigated by Frank Wheeler and Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department,” Davenport said.“The initial investigation revealed that Lortab, a prescription pain killer, had been taken and several cabinets had been opened, probably in hopes of finding stronger drugs there.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more