What will summer be like without the usual VBS, camps…

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Photo courtesy of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota via Faith & Leadership[Faith & Leadership] Nine-year-old Caleb Barnett of Edina, Minnesota, wasn’t the only one getting a bit teary in May when he reluctantly reached for his 2020 calendar and crossed off Christian camp, canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. His mother, Sarah, was as sad as he was. She runs camps for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and knew he’d be missing a fun learning experience.But she began to see raw material for Caleb’s ongoing spiritual formation in the community that started showing up on their doorstep. Every day at noon, a group of his bike-riding friends — no longer tightly scheduled with organized activities — would swing by to get him and cruise the neighborhood.Having gotten to know their parents, she decided to invite the families over every Friday for a socially distant backyard camp that’s largely about Christian hospitality — and they’ve been coming. There are even matching T-shirts for all the kids.“I’ve actually thought of that as how I could empower my camp families to be that kind of local presence in their neighborhoods this summer,” said Barnett, the missioner for children, youth, camp and young adults at the diocese. “Maybe they just do a little picnic every Friday, invite their kids’ friends’ families and do this kind of relational ministry that Jesus was all about, even if it’s not vacation Bible school format.”As the strange summer of 2020 arrives, families are finding that they can’t count on the usual seasonal programming to help kids keep making progress in spiritual formation. Short-term mission trips are canceled. Christian camps and vacation Bible schools are taking the season off or pivoting temporarily to new models that can be administered at home, in small, socially distanced groups or online.Read the entire article here. 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The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos

first_img Text description provided by the architects. The black house was born by the request of a young couple, brought to us by another of our projects “The Waterfall House”, which gave us the challenge of improving what we had done at that moment, taking advantage of the freedom they gave us during the design. This single house is located in a closed neighborhood, 30km. away from Buenos Aires. The lot, 20 meters wide and 50 meters length with 3 meter of lateral retreats, has amazing views to the lake we could not let aside.The analysis of the lot showed us the advantages and disadvantages we should take into account along the entire design process. The best views to the lake were at the back of the lot, while the best orientation was at the front. The surrounding houses and the wide lot marked the visuals we should use. The simple program, for a socially active couple without children, made relevant the resolution of the social areas. We decided to divide the social areas in two. In one side are located the common areas, such as the kitchen and the dinning room. On the other side is located the living room, closer to the lake. Save this picture!Courtesy of andres remyRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorThe shallow pool that divides the house in two allows the indirect light to bathe the interiors, as the northern sun reflects it’s light on the water surface. This way, light is present in every corner of the house, but never in a direct way. Both programs are connected by a glass bridge, with the water running under your feet.
The living room, 10 meters wide and 5 meters length, opens to the exterior using glass walls. It was thought in a lower level than the rest of the house, making it permeable and allowing the ambients a clean view to the lake. The resolution of the first floor follows the same criteria of differencing areas. At the front are located the bedrooms for the future children, with views to the lake. As a bridge, joining the two volumes in the lower floor is the main bedroom with a giant overhang that conquers the best views to the lake, seeming to float over the water. Save this picture!Courtesy of andres remyThe Black House has an almost provocative sobriety, where the pure white in the inside provoques an emotive contrast with the absolute black in the outside, reminding the bite of an apple. A strong characteristic that names the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessArcSoc Talks Spring 2010ArticlesAD Round Up: Brick Houses Part IIArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/46286/the-black-house-andres-remy-arquitectos Clipboard Argentina Year:  “COPY” The Black House / Andres Remy ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentina Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeAndres Remy ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasBuenos AiresHouses3D ModelingArgentinaPublished on January 13, 2010Cite: “The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos” 13 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img “COPY” Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of andres remy+ 29 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/46286/the-black-house-andres-remy-arquitectos Clipboard The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2007last_img read more

Venezuela needs solidarity now more than ever

first_imgIbarra, EcuadorWorldwide demands for an immediate end to the criminal sanctions and economic blockades that impact Cuba, Iran, Venezuela and Syria have gone unheeded, just as the so-called international community also continues to ignore Gaza during the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, the U.S. is currently blockading ships carrying food and medicine to Venezuela and trucks carrying medicines to Iran.Venezuela’s government led by President Nicolás Maduro initiated legal proceedings against the U.S. government on Feb. 13 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The country’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said the action was aimed at Washington’s “unilateral coercive measures” — sanctions — which he described as a “crime against humanity” and a “weapon of mass destruction.”One year to the day after a series of cyberattacks were launched against the Venezuelan power grid, a fire in the main storage center of the National Electoral Council on March 7 destroyed 49,000 voting machines. A right-wing group claimed responsibility for the latest act of terror.Solidarity with Venezuela needed more than ever. Here, Washington, D.C., 2019.The people of Venezuela have weathered a perfect storm of crises since President Barack Obama declared in March 2015 that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was a “threat to U.S. national security.” In every scenario and in every case, the international media blame Maduro’s government for the disasters that continually plague the country, while ignoring the damage caused by U.S. sanctionsLike hungry vultures, the mass media are focused on the “frightening prospects” of the weaknesses in Venezuela’s health care system and infrastructure as this Washington Post opinion piece reported on March 19: “Hospitals in the United States and other developed countries worry they may not have enough respirators or intensive care beds to cope with the severely ill. But in Venezuela, according to one survey, more than 30 percent of hospitals lack power and water, and 80 percent lack basic supplies or qualified medical staff.”Poor people in the so-called “developed countries” are fearful about COVID-19,  while the veiled propagandists in the corporate media conceal the humanitarian and preventive approach to health care that will enable Venezuela, with the aid of China and Cuba, to serve all the people and to battle the pandemic.Sanctions’ deadly impact on VenezuelansVarious expert reports and articles have analyzed the impact of the U.S. intervention against Venezuela. In the month following the cyberterror, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) published their report in April 2019, which was titled “Economic sanctions as collective punishment: the case of Venezuela.”The CEPR report said: “The sanctions reduced the public’s caloric intake, increased disease and mortality (for both adults and infants), and displaced millions of Venezuelans who fled the country as a result of the worsening economic depression and hyperinflation. They exacerbated Venezuela’s economic crisis and made it nearly impossible to stabilize the economy, contributing further to excess deaths. All of these impacts disproportionately harmed the poorest and most vulnerable Venezuelans.”The report continued: “We find that the sanctions have inflicted, and increasingly inflict, very serious harm to human life and health, including an estimate of over 40,000 deaths from 2017–2018; and that these sanctions would fit the definition of collective punishment of the civilian population as described in both the Geneva and Hague international conventions, to which the U.S. is a signatory.”The CEPR report was punctuated by a comment Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee elicited from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Washington press briefing on March 11, 2019, during the week that Venezuela was disabled by the electrical blackout. Pompeo said: “The circle is tightening, the humanitarian crisis is increasing by the hour. I talked with our senior person on the ground there in Venezuela last night, at 7:00 or 8:00 last night. You can see the increasing pain and suffering.”IMF denies loan to fight COVID-19The New York Times reported on March 17 that the International Monetary Fund “quickly rejected a surprise request Tuesday by Venezuela for an emergency $5 billion loan to fight the new coronavirus, which threatens to push its already battered economy over the edge. An IMF spokesperson said the request can’t be considered because there was no clarity among its 189 member states on who it recognizes as Venezuela’s rightful leader: Nicolás Maduro or [self-appointed] Juan Guaidó, the U.S.-backed head of congress.”The Times quoted the IMF statement: “Unfortunately, the Fund is not in a position to consider this request. As we have mentioned before, IMF engagement with member countries is predicated on official government recognition by the international community, as reflected in the IMF’s membership.  … There is no clarity on recognition at this time.”In an official statement on March 18, Foreign Minister Arreaza commented:  “$5 billion is equivalent to the money blocked by the U.S., U.K., Portugal and elsewhere for two years. With that money, our health and food systems could have been strengthened.” (tinyurl.com/rwzm3wo)Concrete solidarity with Venezuela Socialist Cuba, the nation whose name is synonymous with international solidarity, received travelers with COVID-19 from the cruise ship Braemar and sent a medical team that included Dr. Luis Herrara, the scientist who developed Interferon Alpha-2B, to aid the people of Venezuela at the onset of COVID-19.Thanks to China, Venezuela has 4 million test kits and millions of doses of Cuban medicines to combat COVID-19.In a passionate article published in the Asia Times on March 19, Vijay Prashad and Paola Espada expressed solidarity with Venezuela: “It is important to underline the fact that the IMF made this denial at a time when the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 had begun to spread in Venezuela.”  Noting that the IMF lists the Venezuelan foreign minister on its website, Prashad and Espada went on: “The United Nations continues to recognize the Venezuelan government. That should be the official standard for the IMF to make its determination. But it is not. It is taking dictation from the U.S. government.”Prashad and Espada wrote further: “On Monday [March 16], the chief of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, wrote a blog post on the Fund’s website; it represents the kind of generosity necessary in the midst of a global pandemic. ‘The IMF stands ready to mobilize its $1 trillion lending capacity to help our membership,’ she wrote. The day before Georgieva made this public statement, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the IMF asking for funds to finance the government’s ‘detection and response systems’ for its efforts against Covid-19.”The two writers explained: “In the letter, President Nicolás Maduro wrote that his government was ‘taking different preventive measures and following through strict and exhaustive controls to protect the Venezuelan people.’ These measures required funding, which is why the government was ‘turning to your honorable organization to request its evaluation about the possibility of authorizing Venezuela a financing line of $5 billion from the Rapid Financing Instrument emergency fund.’Argentinian Marxist shows outrageFrom Argentina, political analyst Atilio Boron expressed outrage in Resumen Latinoamericano on March 20: “The famous ‘international community’ mentioned in order to harass Venezuela for the likes of Trump, Piñera, Duque, Lenin Moreno and others of their ilk is a crude fiction like Juan Guaidó, which does not even number 50 countries.”  He said the IMF rejection of Venezuela’s request “plunges it into the sewers of history.”  (tinyurl.com/upyv5nb)Covid-19 will pass into history with all the other great plagues that the world has endured. To honor its victims, its survivors in the working class must respond to the crisis by mobilizing against the greatest threat to life on earth that humanity has ever confronted: the global system of capitalism.In this time of crisis we must act in solidarity with Venezuela!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

GIY launch Cottage Market initiative

first_imgPrint Pictured at the launch of the Cottage Market Fund is founder of GIY Michael Kelly and the GIY community manager Karen O’Donohoe.LIMERICK community groups are being invited to apply for supports to the value of €65,000 as part of a new GIY ‘Cottage Market’ initiative.The initiative invites groups to avail of start-up funding in order to set up and run their own Cottage Market.Activity partners Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds are set to support the initiative across the country to the tune of €65,000 over the next two years with GIY aiming to put home-made, home-grown food and craft back at the centre of Irish communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Applications can be made online here in order to avail of funding which will help them to establish and run their very own Cottage Market.The successful applicants will be awarded with a tailor made training programme, which will provide them with the skills they need in order to firmly place fresh homegrown and homemade food back into the hearts of rural communities.The initiative will see 20 new markets established across the country and those behind the new markets will take part in a training programme to ensure the markets’ success and longevity.Social Enterprise, Marketing, Finance and Food experts will deliver training on a number of key modules including how to set up and run a viable community market, how to grow food for a market and will also offer tips on how to successfully market the new venture.The deadline for applications is March 3 next; the groups behind the 20 new Markets will be selected by March 10th with the training programme taking place on March 25, 2017.Commenting on the launch of The Cottage Market programme, GIY’s Community Manager Karen O’Donohoe said, “The Cottage Market is a simple but fresh take on community led markets in villages, towns and cities all over Ireland. We know that this initiative for Cottage Markets across Ireland can be hugely successful.“We piloted the programme with three markets in Ladysbridge, Drogheda and Headford, and now with funding from the Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities Fund and The Ireland Funds we are launching the Accelerator Phase that will build on the success of the pilot programme.”According to GIY a Cottage Market differs from a Farmer’s Market concept in that it is all about bringing hobbyists and amateur producers from a local area together to showcase their often hidden skills and talents in areas such growing, sewing or baking.Founder of GIY Michael Kelly describes it as “more community oriented than it is commercial. We are delighted to help establish what we feel is a natural evolution for GIY. The creation of these Cottage Markets will begin to satisfy the ever-increasing interest and demand from Irish consumers for locally grown and locally sourced food.“The recent scarcity of vegetables on the supermarket shelves has certainly reinforced the need for Irish consumers to think more locally.  In addition, these Cottage Markets will offer great opportunities for GIY’ers with an over- abundance of produce.”Commenting on the new GIY initiative, Pauline McKiernan, Sustainability Manager at Ulster Bank said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to support GIY as it expands with the launch of the Cottage Market.“Our Skills and Opportunities Fund enables funding for unique projects like this that will make a real impact in our local communities”.Jordan Campbell, Director of Grants and Research at The Ireland Funds says, “The Ireland Funds’ Flagship Grant programme supports outstanding non-profit organisations to deliver effective programmes in the areas of arts and culture, education, peace and reconciliation and community development. The GIY Cottage Markets are a highly innovative and impactful means of promoting community integration and development. The Ireland Funds are proud to support their expansion into new communities across Ireland.”Applications to establish new Cottage Markets are now being accepted online and the process remains open until March 3rd 2017. Applications from existing market operators whose markets meet The Cottage Market criteria will also be accepted, the application form is available online here. Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Twittercenter_img Previous articleOrchestral choral mission: A Letter of RightsNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook NewsGIY launch Cottage Market initiativeBy Staff Reporter – February 15, 2017 984 last_img read more

Kantorei will perform during the TMEA convention

first_imgHome Local News Education Kantorei will perform during the TMEA convention OCA top 2 were ESL students Previous articlePolice searching for credit card abuse suspectNext articleIMA to host annual symposium admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Associate choir director Ginger Storey directs the Permian High Kantorei varsity choir as they rehearse part of the “Requiem” that they will sing at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention Feb. 14-17 in San Antonio. A preview concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Pinterest Facebookcenter_img As a tune-up for its performance at the Texas Music Educators Association next month, Kantorei, Permian High School’s varsity choir, will offer a preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788.The concert is Feb. 5 and the target date for tickets to go on sale is Jan. 16 through the Wagner Noel, Head Choir Director Aaron Hawley said. Costs will be $10, $15 and $18, depending on seating.Hawley said the choir is inviting local schools to bring their choirs to the concert. Their portion of the ticket cost will be picked up by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, he said.“That’s really nice of them to do that and help us out,” he added.The TMEA convention is Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. Kantorei will perform at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Antonio. Music will include “Alleluia,” a set from the Mozart Requiem, “Seinn O,” “Even When He is Silent” and “Kanaval.”Kantorei was chosen as a TMEA invited choir, Hawley said.The cost of the trip is $65,000 to $75,000 for about 60 students. Hawley said this is a chance for the community to support the students.“The school district has been very generous and we’re very appreciative of the fact that they’re going to pay a large portion of that, but this concert is to fill in the gaps,” Hawley said. He added that some of the expense is to rent the venue.He added that many community businesses and organizations have stepped up to help.The concert will offer a preview of the San Antonio performance, which is free. Hawley added that many families will make the trip to see the TMEA concert.“TMEA is a massive convention. I think over 30,000 people will be in attendance. Not all of those are choir people. It’s band, choir and orchestra. We will have a good 1,500, 2,000 choir directors who will hear us perform and that really is significant because that helps our community be recognized. It helps Permian High School be recognized within our profession,” Hawley said.“The purpose of those concerts is to kind of set a standard across the state as to, ‘Listen, this is what we should be doing.’ I think there were 12 different organizations that were chosen to perform and that’s high school, middle school and elementary.The selection process goes back to May 2017 when Hawley said more than 150 different choirs submitted audition tracks. Twelve out of those 150 were chosen, he added.“We know it’s an honor for our choir, but we really think it’s really an honor for the whole school, even … the city because a lot of great music has come from West Texas,” along with a lot of TMEA presidents, Hawley said.Within the past five to eight years, Lee High School in Midland and Andrews High School have performed at TMEA.“West Texas has good fine arts. It makes our competitions tough. It makes us have to step up, but we are recognized in the state and this just helps us do that again,” Hawley said.Kennison Vardeman, a 17-year-old senior and choir president, is in his second year in Kantorei. He and fellow 17-year-old senior and choir vice president, Lauren Simmons, are excited about the venture.“It’s just an insane honor that I feel like we don’t even realize how big it is yet,” Vardeman said. “It’s such a crazy once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us. It’s just awesome to be able to do it my senior year.”Vardeman, who is also in Black Magic at Permian, said preparing for the performance has made the year feel different.“We go at such a fast pace already in this class,” he said. “To go even the extra mile on that all year has definitely made it different. I would definitely say it has sunk in, but not completely.”Simmons also is in her second year as part of Kantorei. She added that this is a chance to show that Permian is about more than just football.“… I think it’s a big honor for all of us in the choir program to be able to be involved in something so big. I think it’s going to be a lot different just because it’s more serious than how we’ve taken just regular choir concerts for our parents. I think it’s just a lot more intense than we’re used to,” Simmons said. By admin – January 12, 2018 WhatsApp Southern Style Potato SaladFruit Salad to Die ForSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Kantorei will perform during the TMEA convention Noel earns award Registration set for engineering camp last_img read more

Companies must get up to date on improved laws on vibration

first_imgMost employers are unaware of new stricter standards on preventing vibrationwhite finger and whole body vibration, being prepared by the EU. The warning came from the Engineering Employers Federation, at a conference heldwith the HSE and the Engineering Construction Industry Association to discussways of reducing risk. Around 300,000 people have symptoms of vibration white finger and nearly400,000 are working above the proposed limits governing whole body vibration,the EEF added. The priorities are “to keep up with the latest developments, to helpinfluence the vibration proposals and for people to understand the implicationsfor their business,” said Gary Booton, the EEF’s health and safetymanager. The type of work affected includes percussive metal working, such asriveting; use of rotary tools such as sanders; percussive hammering anddrilling; use of chain saws and mechanical stapling or nailing. Drivers ofoff-road vehicles and fork lift trucks can also be at risk. The new tighter limits, if adopted by the Council of Ministers, will becomelaw in the UK.  www.eef.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Companies must get up to date on improved laws on vibrationOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Federal Judge Blocks Parts Of Indiana’s New Abortion Law

first_imgabortionabotation Federal Judge Blocks Parts Of Indiana’s New Abortion LawIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA federal judge on Wednesday blocked portions of a new Indiana law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge.U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker wrote in approving a temporary injunction that “when it comes to our children, while parents or others entrusted with their care and wellbeing have the lawful and moral obligation always to act in their best interests, children are not bereft of separate identities, interests, and legal standing.”Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state on May 18 seeking to prevent three provisions from taking effect on July 1 and arguing that they create “an unconstitutional undue burden on unemancipated minors.” Barker approved injunctions blocking all three.One provision of the law would require a judge in most cases to allow parents to be informed that their daughter is seeking an abortion.Barker, who was nominated to the federal court by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, had expressed skepticism about some of the law’s provisions during June 13 arguments on the injunction.Their lawsuit contends those portions violate the U.S. Constitution’s due process and equal protection provisions, and the First Amendment.“Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s ruling is an affirmation of abortion rights in Indiana,” said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. “PPINK encourages teenagers to have open and honest conversations with their family members, but we recognize that not every teen is able to do so safely. SEA 404 sought to silence our staff and prevent fully-informed conversations with our patients. It is blatantly unconstitutional and yet another example of politicians trying to make medical decisions for Hoosiers.”Attorneys for the state argued in their brief opposing the injunction that each provision the suit challenges is constitutionally permissible. They also argued that they in part further the state’s interest “in protecting pregnant minors” and encouraging parental involvement in their minor children’s decision to have an abortion.Gov. Eric Holcomb, who signed the law April 25, has called the measure a “parental rights issue.”The plaintiffs argued that one of the new law’s provisions revises Indiana’s parental consent process in a way that violates minor girls’ due process rights. Under existing Indiana law, girls younger than 18 must either get their parents’ consent to have an abortion or seek permission from a judge through the so-called “judicial bypass” process. The girl’s parents are not notified of her bid for an abortion, regardless of whether that judge approves or denies her request, under current law.But the new law would require the judge considering that request to also weigh whether the girl’s parents should receive notification of her pregnancy and her efforts to obtain an abortion, regardless of the decision on the abortion itself. It requires that the parents be notified unless the judge determines it would not be in the minor’s best interest for the parents to know — even if the court finds the minor is mature enough to make a decision independently on whether to have an abortion.Betty Cockrum, the CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, said when the lawsuit was filed in May that portions of the new law “will have a chilling effect on teenagers already dealing with a difficult situation.”Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a statement Thursday that the challenge to the law is nothing more “than an attempt to give courts rather than parents the legal guardianship of children. When an unemancipated minor undergoes even the most basic medical procedures, the involvement of a parent or legal guardian is typically required. However, for the time being, Wednesday’s injunction essentially encourages a minor to go it alone through the emotionally and physically overwhelming procedure of aborting a human being. We will always support the authority of parents to know what is going on with their children and continue to defend Hoosier parents.”The suit also challenges a new provision that adds a procedure physicians must follow to verify the “identity and relationship” between the minor seeking an abortion and parent or adult providing consent. The suit calls that a vague requirement which subjects physicians to criminal liability and violates the Constitution’s equal protection and due process clauses.It also challenges a new provision that prevents anyone from aiding an unemancipated minor who is seeking an abortion. The suit says that violates the First Amendment because it will prohibit Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky from advising those minors “that they can travel to other states to obtain their abortions.”The suit contends the new law “fails to comply with requirements necessary for a parental involvement statute to pass constitutional muster.”“SEA 404 changes the judicial bypass process that has been upheld by the Supreme Court and compels silence from PPINK staff,” said Ken Falk, the ACLU of Indiana legal director in a statement Thursday. “The court found today that these provisions are unconstitutional, and that requiring abortion providers to verify legal documentation is a violation of the equal protections clause. No other medical professionals are expected to follow these vague rules before providing care.”During 2015, 25 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 received abortions in Indiana, and another 219 girls between 15 and 17 also ended their pregnancies, according to a report from the Indiana State Department of Health.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New food engineering centre launches

first_imgPlans for a new Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering were launched at Sheffield Hallam University, yesterday (28 November).The facility is to be built specifically to support industry growth through improving manufacturing capability, with industry professionals gathering this week how plans for the Centre are to be implemented.Its opening will build on the launch of the UK’s first food engineering degree – MEng Food Engineering – which was developed by Graduate Excellence, a partnership between the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink and Sheffield Hallam University.Melanie Leech, director general at the Food and Drink Federation, said: “The new Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University is a standout example of how manufacturers, government and academics can collaborate to bridge the food industry’s research gap.“The shared vision and priorities that we have developed today will make this world-class facility a focal point for research and innovation excellence for the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.”Justine Fosh, chief executive of Improve/National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, said: “The Centre of Excellence, along with the new dedicated food engineering degree, represents a solid bridge to an additional £1bn in Gross Value Added by food and drink businesses and a significant new conduit to attracting high-level talent.”last_img read more

Judge sets bail hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse next week

first_imgMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge will hold a hearing next week on whether to arrest or increase bail for Kyle Rittenhouse. The hearing comes after the 18-year-old from Illinois who’s accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last summer allegedly failed to update his address with the court. Rittenhouse’s attorneys say he moved into an undisclosed “safe house” after he posted $2 million bond in November to get out of jail. They don’t want to give out the address unless it’s sealed. Prosecutors have asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to issue a new arrest warrant and raise Rittenhouse’s bail by $200,000. Schroeder scheduled a hearing for Thursday.last_img

McGavick, Gayheart, Tucker reflect on leadership term

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Ben Padanilam Seniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart completed their terms as outgoing student body president and vice president, respectively, on April 1.In reflecting back on their year in office, McGavick said that one of the administration’s biggest accomplishments was their success in supporting the goals of other student organizations, including the club funding initiative passed by student senate two weeks earlier. “I think we did a really good job of supporting other student groups, which I think is a really critical part of what student government should be,” McGavick said. “We got more money for clubs, we paid out thousands and thousands of dollars in sponsorships and grants to enable other student groups … As opposed to always driving the conversation, I think we were able to enable other people who are really well equipped to improve this campus in their own right.”The McGavick-Gayheart ticket ran with a campaign slogan of “Approachability, Collaboration and Transformative [Ideas].” Senior and outgoing chief of staff for the administration Briana Tucker said the team fulfilled their promise of approachability through their interactions and collaborations with University administration. “I think we were also very approachable in terms of our … approach to administrators,” Tucker said. “We came in with an open mind and came in with a perspective [of], we want to learn, we understand that we have the same goals — we just have a different perspective on how your work can be better received by students. We were able to really work collaboratively with them to help them push their agenda, per se, in terms of getting out some of the more effective programming that they were doing to students and working in that regard.”As for the team’s collaborative efforts, McGavick added that their partnerships with different groups include, but extend beyond student organizations. “We have worked with so many incredible student groups over the course of this year, and we are proud to co-sponsor events like Race Relations Week, Black Hair Expo [and] Take Back the Night,” he said. “We gave multiple grants to political groups on campus to encourage political discussion. We worked with campus dining time and time again to try and improve students’ dining experiences on campus both in the dining halls and outside the dining halls. We worked with NDPD on holding the first Student Safety Summit as well as disseminating important safety information across campus … We also worked with residence life to gather important information on issues with dorm maintenance. I think we just went in with the mindset that we never turn down a chance to work with any group on campus, be it a student group or an administrative group.”McGavick expressed his newfound appreciation for student government’s contributions to the University at large. “It was unexpected to me how important student government’s role actually is,” he said. “Being very frank, I used to have a pretty dim view of student government when I was a younger student here. But the role that student government can play … in connecting administrators with the student body, no other group has the capacity to do it that we do.”Tucker said she believes the administration did enact a positive change on campus. “I think we got to do a lot of stuff, just thinking about all the meetings and things that I was able to sit in, both with the team and on my own, and then just also things that I was helping people with,” Tucker said. “I think we moved the needle just a little bit. I understand that we weren’t able to do everything, and there were so many more things that we wanted to accomplish … but I hope that we have been able to make some sort of substantial impact on campus. I think a lot of the programming that we did has done that, even if it’s in a very small way.”As for the future, McGavick said he looks forward to the next administration’s contributions to Notre Dame, as well as the opportunity that the University has to participate in the conversation about the crisis in the Catholic Church. “I’m really excited to see where Elizabeth and Pat take student government,” he said. “I’ve been really impressed with them during this transition. I know that they have a bunch of great ideas that I hope they’ll carry out. I think that Notre Dame has an opportunity right now to play a very, very crucial, forefront role in the crisis in the Church right now. I don’t think that Notre Dame has stepped up to the plate in the ways that it can. I think we began the work of student government being very vocal and very direct about that. I look forward to seeing that continue, and I look forward to seeing students on Notre Dame’s campus push Notre Dame to fulfill its destiny as driving these important conversations.”Gayheart echoed McGavick’s sentiment, saying the incoming leaders still involved on campus inspire hope through their desire to create positive change at Notre Dame.  “The young leaders in student government now have given me hope,” Gayheart said. “A lot of the younger senators who will still be continuing their roles elsewhere, some of the hall presidents, some of our cabinet members, class council people. I’ve found my hope for Notre Dame in them and their work and their actions and their commitment to it.”The administration’s term officially ended Monday.Tags: Corey Gayheart, Gates McGavick, Student government, year in review Editor’s note: A version of this story was published in the print edition of The Observer on April 2. After a long election process and year in office, seniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart reflected on their term as outgoing student body president and vice president, respectively. McGavick had just one word to describe his feelings on his term in office ending.“Bittersweet,” he said. “I think it feels like it’s definitely time, you know, we’ve been here for a year, and I think we’re all looking forward to being able to focus on other areas of our life. But as we go through the list of things we did, I think we’re all noticing stuff like, oh man, we could have done that. [We are] looking forward to the next administration doing that. For me, it’s been bittersweet.”Gayheart expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to represent Notre Dame’s student body and to serve students as vice president. “It has been an immense learning experience,” Gayheart said. “We have learned a lot not only about the University but our peers, about working in professional environments and working in a large team with dedicated people, and I think that we’re grateful for the opportunity that we had to represent 8,000 of some of the smartest students in the world.”last_img read more