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first_imgRapidísimas The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Un reciente estudio de la Organización Mundial de la Salud revela que 5.9 por ciento de las muertes  en el mundo “están relacionadas con el consumo excesivo de bebidas alcohólicas”.  Un oficial de la OMS dice que esa cifra equivale a “una muerte cada 10 segundos”.  Europa es el continente que más alcohol consume.  África y Estados Unidos han llegado a un índice estable no así los países del sudeste de Asia y el Pacífico. En América Latina aumenta el consumo.El nombramiento de una abogada abiertamente lesbiana como jueza del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico ha creado un gran “revolú” entre quienes ven un “paso de equidad” en la decisión y quienes consideran que es una “falta de respeto” al pueblo. Muchos  se sintieron ofendidos cuando ella dijo en la ceremonia de su nombramiento: “A mi pareja Gina, gracias…Sin ti yo no estaría aquí”. Maite Oronoz  tiene 38 años, posee una maestría en leyes de la Universidad de Columbia y fue directora de Asuntos Legales del municipio de San Juan. Los que se oponen al nombramiento son principalmente las iglesias evangélicas.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, ha viajado a Nigeria para expresar su dolor por los recientes eventos que afectan la vida del país africano especialmente  los bombardeos en la ciudad de Jos y el secuestro de casi 300 jovencitas hace dos meses. El arzobispo visitó al presidente Goodluck Jonathan en Abuja para ofrecerle su condolencia personalmente. El primado de Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, el presidente  y el arzobispo oraron juntos. Welby dijo que entendía la situación de Nigeria porque  la catedral de Coventry en Inglaterra fue destruida durante la II Guerra Mundial.El proceso de la regularización de haitianos indocumentados en Higüey en la República Dominicana ha sido suspendido temporalmente por los desórdenes causados por las personas que pretendían entrar por la fuerza al recinto gubernamental sin respetar su turno. “Golpes y empujones estaban a la orden del día”, dijo un testigo. El orden fue restablecido por la presencia de Grisane Almonte Willman, consultor jurídico del consulado de Haití.  La próxima vez mujeres en cinta y niños tendrán prioridad, dijo. En la República Dominicana hay 524,632 inmigrantes, de los cuales 458,233 son haitianos.En varias partes de Europa y Estados Unidos se ha celebrado el 70 aniversario del “Día D”, (6 de junio) la fecha en que las tropas aliadas  realizaron un gran desembarco en las playas de Normandía en Francia que dio comienzo al triunfo aliado. El desembarco se considera una de las más grandes acciones bélicas de todos los tiempos. Dice un historiador que el número de bajas fue pequeño si se le compara con el total de participantes. El número de embarcaciones se cuenta en 5,000.En España está previsto que la proclamación del nuevo rey tendrá lugar el 19 de junio. Quizás siguiendo el ejemplo del papa Francisco, el rey Juan Carlos y la reina Sofía no usarán ningún título honorífico a que tienen derecho. El príncipe Felipe hará lo mismo según información del Palacio de la Zarzuela. En su proclamación no habrá invitados extranjeros ni ningún servicio religioso. El nuevo rey asumirá el título de “capitán general de los Ejércitos de España”. Se anticipa que habrá protestas en contra del nuevo rey. En España abundan los anarquistas, dice un comentarista. Un portavoz de La Zarzuela dijo que este momento no debe considerarse como “una nueva etapa” como ocurrió con el rey Juan Carlos pues en aquella época se pasó de una dictadura a la democracia.El opositor venezolano Leopoldo López ha sido sometido a un riguroso interrogatorio que ha durado más de tres días. La jueza Adriana López que lo interrogó considera que los delitos que se le imputan son muy serios pero hasta el momento no ha presentado prueba alguna. Los llamados delitos son: asociación para delinquir, incendio, instigación pública a delinquir y daños a la propiedad con motivo de las protestas. La jueza no dejó a Leopoldo hablar con su esposa Lilian Tintori que estuvo sentada en un banquito oscuro en uno de los  pasillos. La jueza ha citado a la diputada María Corina Machado a presentarse para rendir declaraciones. Ella y sus seguidores piden la renuncia de Maduro y prontas elecciones.Un encuentro ecuménico tuvo lugar el día de Pentecostés en la Iglesia Episcopal Poderoso Salvador de Vigo, España. En el evento participaron el obispo Carlos López de la Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal y el obispo Luis Quinteiro de la diócesis católica romana de Tui-Vigo. Paso a paso se llega lejos.VERDAD. Señor, que todos seamos uno para que el mundo crea. 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Decide On Representation To Ban Online Gambling : Karnataka High Court To State

first_imgNews UpdatesDecide On Representation To Ban Online Gambling : Karnataka High Court To State Mustafa Plumber31 March 2021 5:53 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to decide on a representation made to it seeking to ban all forms of online betting and gambling. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj said “In the light of the representation in terms of annexure A, the state government will have to take a stand about action, if any they propose…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 Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to decide on a representation made to it seeking to ban all forms of online betting and gambling. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj said “In the light of the representation in terms of annexure A, the state government will have to take a stand about action, if any they propose to take in the subject matter.” The bench added “To enable the state government to take a stand we adjourn the petition till June 1. The decision taken by the state government shall be placed on record in the form of objections by May 27.” In its representation made to the government dated September 12, 2020 the petitioner Sharada D R, has sought to ban all online betting and gambling. It was claimed by the petitioner that even after submitting a reminder letter dated October 24, when there was no response, a petition was filed before the High Court. The plea states that the State of Karnataka remains in a regulatory vacuum. The gullible and hapless sections of society, particularly the youth, are falling prey to online gambling and betting in the midst of a pandemic situation. The court also allowed the impleading application filed by All India Gaming Federation and Online Rummy Federation. During the hearing the additional government advocate submitted that Online gambling can be played from anywhere in the world. This is part of the policy of the government before the policy being decided on this issue, the central government may be a necessary party.” To which the court said “Ultimately for banning a particular activity the question will be again of existence of a legislation. You must decide what you want to do, don’t bother about what the Government of India wants to do.” The petition mentions that High Courts of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have directed their respective jurisdictional state legislatures to explore the possibilities of regulating the regime. In these states there exists a central legislation. However, in Karnataka there is neither central legislation nor any regulatory regime. The petition also notes that because the State has no mechanism to monitor whether any online game or activity is a game of chance or involves skill. It cites the example of the Game of Rummy is a game of skill. It is said “However, what holds good for the game in the offline mode may not be true for the online mode. The State has not bothered to create any monitoring mechanism to ascertain whether the online Rummy offered by various virtual gaming platforms. In fact, admittedly many other puritan games of chance are in vogue on the internet, which can be very easily accessible and played by persons of all age groups including the children. However, the State has not taken any action to regulate the same.” The petition also states that because in the present pandemic situation, vulnerable sections of society, particularly, youngsters and children have access to the internet via mobile phones and laptops. Realising this precarious situation, many states have brought about legislation and regulatory regime to ban online gambling and betting.Following the directions of the Kerala High Court, the Kerala Government recently made online gambling illegal.In November 2020, the Madras High Court had asked the Tamil Nadu Government to bring a law to curb online betting. Following that, the Tamil Nadu government brought an Ordinance recently. The Gujarat High Court has also passed a similar direction.Also, the Delhi High Court has directed the Union Of India & Delhi Government to treat a petition filed against online gambling, as a representation and decide the grievances ventilated in the petition, as narrated in detail in the writ petitionSubscribe 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

Flatfair senior team shake-up includes surprising new hire

first_imgHome » News » Flatfair senior team shake-up includes surprising new hire previous nextProducts & ServicesFlatfair senior team shake-up includes surprising new hireAlternative deposits supplier tells The Negotiator that former Zero Deposit COO has now joined its senior team as co-founder Daniel Jeczmien exits.Nigel Lewis8th February 20210954 Views Flatfair has made significant changes to its leadership team including luring the former COO of its key competitor to join the senior team.Gary Wright (main pic), who until December 2019 was the COO of Zero Deposit, has subsequently worked at RICS-endorsed property surveying site HouzeCheck before joining Flatfair.Flatfair has also said goodbye to one of its three founding directors, Daniel Jeczmien, although he will remain a major shareholder.Jeczmien established Flatfair in 2017 alongside CEO Franz Doerr and tech chief Bartosz Alksnin.The other change is the promotion of its General Counsel Natalie Connor (pictured) to its board.Wright’s arrival is a coup for the company, Flatfair and ZeroDeposit have fought tooth and nail in recent years to be the dominant players in this emerging sector of the home rental market.Flatfair has grown rapidly over the past 18 months partly, it tells The Negotiator, after striking deals with many of the UK’s leading build-to-rent players.They often offer alternative deposits as a free add-on as part of a rental, whereas tenants renting via private landlords and agents have to pay for the service, making it a harder sell.Doer says: “I would also like to welcome Gary, who I am confident will prove instrumental in ensuring the continued success of our No Deposit product…and pay tribute to Daniel (pictured) for playing a key role in growing Flatfair into the company it is today”.“I would like to congratulate Natalie for her promotion to Flatfair’s board of directors. Natalie’s counsel to the board has been vital to the company’s continued growth and success, and in particular to navigating the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.”Daniel Jaczmien Bartosz Alksnin. Natalie Connor flatfair Franz Doerr zero deposit February 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

FAS Dean Smith looks ahead

first_imgAs it emerges from the worst of the global financial crisis, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is renewing its focus on priorities ranging from House Renewal to innovative pedagogy.  With the release of the 2010 FAS annual report, Dean Michael D. Smith, John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, spoke to the Gazette about his goals for the year and about his three-year struggle to balance the budget and to create a culture of sustainable excellence for students, faculty, and staff.Q: Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) has been working through some extraordinary budget challenges. Can you give us an overview of where the budget stands now?A: We’re in a much more positive situation than most would have predicted a couple of years ago because we began to tackle the problem as soon as we understood that a significant change in the value of our endowment was coming. Ultimately, we expect to achieve a structurally balanced FAS budget by the end of 2012.When the financial crisis hit, we realized fairly immediately that the size of the challenge required a phased response. In the first year, we implemented a number of immediate changes, eliminating some things that are “nice to have” but that we knew we could probably do without.As a result, we managed to balance the budget that year. The second year, we implemented major changes to administrative structures and undertook a thoughtful prioritization of all our academic programs to ensure that the most important activities continued. The entire FAS community — faculty, students, and staff — participated in this effort.The changes we made in those first two years put us in a position to deal with this year, which we always knew would be the most challenging financially. After initially projecting a $220 million budget deficit for this year, we recently submitted a budget for the FAS that is only $35 million short.We made a huge amount of progress in a very short time. But we know there’s more work to do.Q: How have these budget changes affected students?A: I’m very proud to say that the changes we’ve had to make have had a relatively small impact on the student experience here. In fact, we’ve been able to push forward important priorities, particularly the implementation of the new Program in General Education, which replaced the 30-year-old Core Curriculum.Successfully implementing Gen Ed, especially during this period, is a testament to the dedication of the faculty, to the leadership of the College, and to the alumni, who stepped up with the necessary immediate-use gifts that allowed us to move ahead with this important program.Q: Has the financial crisis affected our commitment to financial aid for low- and middle-income students?A: One of the things I’m most pleased with is that, in the face of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, we have maintained our game-changing financial aid program. At a time when our students and their families were under great financial stress, we have not backed off from our commitment to provide excellent students access to a Harvard College education, regardless of their families’ means.Thanks to these programs, we now have a more diverse undergraduate student body than we’ve ever had in the past, however you measure it. At the same time, we’ve got a student body that is as engaged in what we’re trying to accomplish intellectually as we’ve ever had.Q: You have said that you expect the FAS budget to be structurally balanced by 2012. Once we have reached that point, will we return to pre-crisis conditions?A: Broadly speaking, our success going forward will depend on sustaining many of the changes that we made in the midst of the financial crisis.While I’m very pleased that our endowment distribution is expected to be back in positive numbers next year, increases in our revenues will not be large enough to get us back to pre-crisis spending levels. So we’re going to have to continue managing our resources carefully.But we’re back to thinking, first and foremost, about our programs. We’re working to make sure that the FAS is a place of sustainable excellence.Q: What are some of your priorities for the FAS for the coming year?A: Let me mention three. I want to continue turning up the volume on our conversations about teaching and learning on campus. We’ve made enormous progress since the Compact on Teaching and Learning was released in 2007, and I want to build on that progress. I also want to begin to share more broadly the progress of our planning efforts for the House Renewal project. And I want to involve the FAS community in planning around the upcoming capital campaign.Q: Why is the Compact on Teaching and Learning important?I’ve always known that we have outstanding teachers at Harvard, but certainly our processes for appointment and promotion did not place as much emphasis on teaching, mentoring, or advising as we do now. We are trying to be much more consistent in how we gather information about teaching. We want to truly understand not only how a person will perform with respect to scholarship, but also how he or she will engage our students, as part of our educational program.The compact included a broad set of recommendations on how to improve teaching at Harvard, everything from how we should be evaluating the teaching skills of new and existing faculty to opportunities to adopt new pedagogical methods. Through both system wide and grassroots efforts we’ve made a lot of progress toward these goals. I think it’s time to take stock, to leverage what works, and to solidify our position as the recognized leader in innovative pedagogy.Q: You mentioned House Renewal. Where does it stand?A: The residential House system is a cornerstone of the undergraduate experience at Harvard. Ask any undergraduate, and they’ll tell you: Houses at Harvard aren’t just buildings. Through the work of House masters, resident deans, tutors, and many others, the Houses are vibrant learning communities for our students.Reimaging the Harvard House system for the future will mean creating physical structures that complement and support a 21st century approach to liberal arts education and the lifestyle of the modern student. In recent years, we’ve taken a number of steps forward in the planning process. For instance, the House Program Planning Committee — which included faculty, student, and staff participation — spent time looking at the role of the Houses in the 21st century and the type of programming that will be essential as part of renewing the House system.Right now, we’re looking at those programmatic aspirations and figuring out what they mean for the physical spaces in the Houses, and how we can work within the current buildings to make spaces for today’s students. We’re also asking the important question of how to finance this project. These are critical issues we are continuing to resolve.Q: People have been talking about House Renewal for years. What’s taking so long?A: It’s an extremely complex project. If you look at our peer institutions that have implemented significant changes to their residential systems — Yale and Princeton being obvious examples — it took a long period. It was never done over a small number of years.The hard part has always been the financing model. To date, we’ve been working hard on the programmatic aspects of House Renewal. But the physical aspects of the project are quite expensive, as we look to undertake major renovations to buildings that haven’t had major updates since they were built. It will require philanthropy on a transformational scale, just like when the House system was first put in place. It’s all going to require careful planning.Q: The FAS has been criticized in the past for entering into major capital projects without the funding arranged in advance. You recently mentioned at a faculty meeting that those days are over.A: We’ve had a large number of ambitious projects in recent years, such as the Northwest Science Building, which were extremely important for the kinds of intellectual directions that we wanted to move in. But we ended up debt-financing new buildings in the belief that improvements in the endowment would enable us to pay for them over time.We’re at a different place now with our financial situation. We need to go back to the model most of our buildings were built under, which involved raising much of the capital for a project, figuring out how the remaining cost could be financed through the rest of our budget, and then, only once we have a very clear plan for how we can finance it, moving forward with the construction. That’s the mode we’re in now.Q: The faculty grew at an enormous rate earlier in the decade. Can you describe what you see as the size of the faculty in the coming years? Is it growing, holding steady, or shrinking?A: You’re right. We had tremendous faculty growth from 2000 through 2008. We have leveled off the last couple of years to around 720 faculty members.When the financial crisis hit, there was a concern that we might have to shrink the faculty. But through the hard work of the community, and because of the many difficult choices we made, we’ve managed to maintain the size of the faculty through this period of uncertainty, which is a real accomplishment.So, we’ve been very strategic. We continue to hire exciting new faculty. We’ve hired every year. But we’ve tried to be as strategic as possible, understanding where there are opportunities for new scholarship and where we have teaching needs.Q: During that period of faculty growth, the number of women on the faculty also grew. From 2001 to 2008, the number of women increased from 134 to 185. But in the past couple of years, the number of women has slipped to approximately 181. Is this an issue, and is this something you’re trying to address?A: It absolutely is. It’s not a big change in the number, but that change is still worrisome to us.We’re doing things in several different areas. Most importantly, through the help of Professor Mahzarin Banaji, we are working to ensure that we’re pulling in the largest and richest pool of applicants for faculty positions. As we conduct our searches for faculty, we want to make sure that there are opportunities for us to find outstanding candidates, whether they’re men or women or underrepresented minorities. Broadening the pool to include all the excellent candidates is key.We’re also working on questions of life/work balance. For instance, we continue to examine what we can do to assist with child care. It’s been very difficult, with the financial crisis, to expand our opportunities in child care, but we know that’s something that’s extremely important to all our faculty, regardless of gender.The newly installed tenure track system will also be a huge help. It enables us to identify and promote faculty from within.Q: How does the tenure-track system make a difference?A: The tenure-track system is a change for Harvard, and we think it’s extremely important for the future. It allows us to identify outstanding scholars, early in their careers, have them come to Harvard, do some of their best work here, and become part of our culture.We still have a high threshold for promotion to tenure at Harvard. We are looking for our faculty members to be outstanding in the classroom, as well as outstanding in their scholarship and wonderful members of our community.last_img read more

Wilshere ‘must ignore the critics’

first_imgArsene Wenger is confident Jack Wilshere can fulfil his potential to have a “huge career” – and has told the England midfielder to block out any criticism of his game. Wenger feels Wilshere, who battled back from a hairline fracture in his foot to help Arsenal win the FA Cup last season, just needs to concern himself with his own development and on staying injury free rather than worrying about what the pundits have to say. “Before he was in (Calum) Chambers’ position, then suddenly when you get to 22, the expectation level comes on you,” said the Arsenal boss. “(Manchester United striker Wayne) Rooney has gone through that, now it goes through Wilshere. “I believe at the moment he should not respond to it, just focus on his game. “If Wilshere can maintain to be fit physically, then he will make a huge career. “At the moment, I believe he should just focus on that – being fit, present and to improve physically. The rest will come along. “Yes (he needs to block everything else out), I told him the target is for him to have the whole season being available to play.” Wenger is in no doubt of Wilshere’s character, having watched him come through a run of frustrating fitness problems – including an ankle injury which would see him ruled out of the 2011-12 season, missing both the European Championships and London Olympics. The 22-year-old has overcome several injury setbacks to become an integral part of both the Gunners’ squad and the national team set-up. However, Wilshere continues to find his every move questioned both on and off the pitch, after pictures emerged of him smoking again while on holiday after the World Cup, where Roy Hodgson’s side failed to make it out of the group stages. “He is a guy who when he goes out there, he wants to play, he works hard, but he was out for one and a half years,” Wenger added. “I think he is on target of where he should be. “He is not as far as everyone expected him to be from when he was 18, but he is not as far because he was injured, not because he doesn’t train seriously.” Press Associationlast_img read more