Mission and evangelism: Getting out of the safety zone

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Mission and evangelism: Getting out of the safety zone Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cheryl Lewis says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm Fr. Tony:We are looking forward to your arrival in Glen Carbon, and St. Thomas. Safe travels. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Tony ClavierPosted Mar 19, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Servicecenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Evangelism John Bell says: Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA March 21, 2012 at 1:08 am This was beautifully written and at a time when this soul needed to know it. Thank you for sharing. Rector Belleville, IL 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm “The Faith is a matter of life and death. Redemption is a rescue mission, not merely to pluck souls for heaven, but to redeem the whole creation”. Thank-you, Fr. Clavier, for reminding us that we are THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST and that we have a Great Commission.This is the kernel of truth that, if practiced, will focus our Church towards growth. We don’t have an attendance problem. We don’t have a budget problem. We don’t have a newcomer problem. We have a heart problem. Revision of the faith for this culture and social engineering are all too evident as the main concern that occupies our beleagured Church – and the condemning results are glaring at us in our statistics over the last 50 years. We have a heart problem. If we re-gain Fr. Clavier’s passion and vision then we will become a reinvigorated Church, if that’s what we want. Does General Convention want that? We’ll see. Comments (3) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] Statistics are cold. Of course they can be and are manipulated to justify positions. Nevertheless there’s no disputing that the Episcopal Church is in systemic decline.  Seeking ways to reverse this loss of “membership,” resources and influence involves us all in the uncomfortable process of leaving our safety zones — no easy task for gray-heads, those of us who have become the major group of parishioners in the contemporary Episcopal Church.A reassessment of mission and vision requires learning anew the purpose of the church, why it exists, and the faith that it is called to proclaim. Renewal has to begin there. Our major task is to grasp once again the purpose of our parishes and missions, planted where they are in real communities, places where in worship and study we are prepared and enabled to be witnesses to that which God has done and is doing in Jesus through the Spirit. We learn painfully that the church where we are isn’t primarily a staging point from and by which we grasp life after death. Rather the church, our church, is the place, the visible place from which we engage the world in the wholeness of its need, spiritual and social.In short our local church isn’t a place to escape, a venue for self-preservation, in which our needs are addressed. Such a view is inherently selfish and it breeds the view that if we don’t get cared for we can always find some other place or no place except home where we can be the central factor. Consumerism is consumerism even of it is cloaked in piety. Clergy particularly have become the victims of people who think that a priest exists to make them content. Parishes are riven when those who want one thing collide with those who want another. It’s all selfish and destructive.In Baptism God has adopted us. Eternal life is God’s free gift. As long as we remain true to that “salvation” and live in God’s will, that’s a given. But — and it is a big “but” — that’s the start of discipleship and not its content. All of us, even the gray-heads, are able to work, give and pray for the Kingdom, as the old prayer book put it. And the kingdom isn’t our local church building, or our usual pew. Rather our church home is the kingdom’s local franchise, the place from which mission begins and continues. While we remain content to receive without giving, maintaining and surviving without engaging the communities in which we are in contact with the world God loves and the people God yearns to bring to himself, we will be merely denominationalists, and our love — self-love — will center on everything other than being the church.Clergy and laity have to learn anew. Ordinands will have to be formed and shaped in radically new but thoroughly old ways of leadership. Laity will have to be disturbed, challenged and trained. And perhaps we all need to become aware of evil, of the presence of that which opposes God’s rule “on earth as it is in heaven,” an evil that clothes itself in our culture in the idea that faith is personal and private, something that has no place in the market place. We have all tried so hard to fit in, to accept, to collaborate, to be nicely Anglican that we no longer see evil around us, or if we do, we judge those caught upon in its seduction while being equally seduced ourselves.The Faith is a matter of life and death. Redemption is a rescue mission, not merely to pluck souls for heaven, but to redeem the whole creation. True God is the author of that purpose. We are God’s messengers, God’s lovers, God’s voice of justice and mercy. Jesus told his followers that they would receive power — we get the word dynamite from that Greek word — to be his witnesses — life-givers — to the ends of the world. For most of us that world and its “ends” are discovered in the communities our parishes embrace.A simple way to begin is to make sure that the people and needs of the community in which we are placed, its families and lonely people, are intentionally remembered in the Prayers of the People at the Eucharist. That’s a very small and simple start, but our intentional prayers are powerful and they nudge us to witness and service. Instead of simply praying for “our church” and ourselves, perhaps we should leave that to others and pray instead for all who live and work and play around our churches and homes?  Such a good habit will enable us to hear the Gospel as it is read and preached, and spur us to renewed mission and vision.— The Rev. Tony Clavier retires in April from his present responsibilities as rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, La Porte, Indiana, and will go from there to care for two missions in the Diocese of Springfield. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Breaking News: Highway Patrol arrests Apopka man for attempted murder of…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Breaking News:From the Florida Highway PatrolTroopers from the Florida Highway Patrol have just arrested 19-year old Christopher Stephan Lewis, 19 of Apopka, for attempted 1st-degree murder of an FHP Trooper.At approximately 3:00 am an FHP trooper attempted to stop a 2014 Toyota Corolla westbound on SR 50, just west of Orange Avenue. The Corolla was forced to stop at the train tracks, as a train was coming through the area.The male driver of the vehicle immediately exited the vehicle and fled on foot, while Lewis, the passenger, remained in the vehicle. The trooper chased the driver on foot. The driver eventually returned to the Corolla, where the trooper attempted to physically detain him.Lewis moved into the driver seat and attempted to drive away, dragging both the trooper and the original driver. The original driver was able to get back into the vehicle and the trooper disengaged after being drug along the ground for approximately 100 feet.Lewis was originally the front, right passenger in the Toyota when the vehicle stopped. He took control of the vehicle and dragged both the trooper and the suspect.Lewis will be booked into the Orange County jail this afternoon.Troopers have also identified the original driver and a juvenile that was in the back seat. The driver is cooperating with troopers. The juvenile was released to his parents after being charged with obstruction for lying.He will make an appearance in juvenile court at a later date.This is a breaking story and will be updated by The Apopka Voice as more details are known. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSArrestFlorida Highway Patrol Previous article3 Common Causes of Infertility in Women That are Actually TreatableNext articleBreaking News: Highway Patrol arrests Apopka man for attempted murder of Trooper Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Mic’d up Andrew Walker is 44-years-young and still as competitive as ever

first_imgWednesday Feb 14, 2018 Mic’d up Andrew Walker is 44-years-young and still as competitive as ever Aside from the thrilling play on display in both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments at the Brisbane Global 10s, one of the highlights of the weekend was seeing 44-year-old Brumbies legend Andrew Walker mixing it up with the best of them. Walker, a dual code international, was arguably the most impressive of the ‘old guard’ on display. He, along with Carlos Spencer and the slightly younger Drew Mitchell, were the novelty factors involved in the tournament, but Walker wasnt there just for the banter.The former Brumbies and Reds back looked completely comfortable on the field, making it hard to believe that at 44-years-old he was out there playing against players like Eroni Clarke’s son, Caleb, who is just 18 and a New Zealand 7s player.The familiar old touches and playing style hasn’t changed, and he cherished every minute of it.“I’ll get up in the morning and keep going because I just love it. If I stop I’ll crumble,” he said pitch side, adding that he is a personal trainer, hence still being in such good shape. Fox Sports had him mic’d up for a few of the games, giving us a fascinating insight into his leadership and showing that all these years after retiring, he is still as competitive as ever.Chat with Walker sideline, where he talks about how he keeps in shapecredit: foxsportsau/brendennelADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

European corporate research book

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis European corporate research book AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 March 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The UK Fundraising Bookshop has just added the latest edition of the Who’s Who in European Business, together with its electronic version. Find out more in the prospect research section of the UK Fundraising Bookshop. read more

Alcan publishes new site to promote fundraising from recycled cans

first_imgAlcan publishes new site to promote fundraising from recycled cans Howard Lake | 7 July 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Alcan Aluminium Can Recycling has launched a new Web site to encourage charities and voluntary groups to raise funds from recycling aluminium drinks cans.The new site contains information about how to start a campaign, and lists case studies of successes enjoyed by schools, local groups and charities. The site offers a downloadable information pack, together with an interactive tour of Alcan’s can recycling plant.last_img read more

ONE to join TCU’s campus

first_img + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ ReddIt Mariana Rivas Horoscope: November 15, 2019 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin printOne student took the initiative to end global poverty with a new advocacy organization coming to campus.ONE is an organization that works to eradicate extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa. Its student chapters educate their campuses on humanitarian issues and promote political action.“We never ask for money, only your voice,” said Maddy Vonhoff, ONE Campus college organizing manager.Paige Buell, a junior political science and anthropology double major, noticed a lack of humanitarian advocacy organizations on campus, so she decided to bring ONE to TCU.Although ONE’s constitution is still being approved by TCU Student Organizations, Buell hopes to have official meetings by the end of the semester.ONE will advocate for the BUILD Act, which gives American entrepreneurs funding to provide jobs in developing countries. Also, the group will provide funding for The Global Fund, which fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Members will encourage students to act by signing petitions and contacting their legislators.“While it seems like TCU is far away from the political center of Washington D.C., what students don’t always realize is that your local lawmakers have enormous power,” Vonhoff said.Fort Worth congressional representative Kay Granger sits on the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, which rules on foreign funding bills.Buell said that members of ONE will educate their peers about the BUILD Act and the Global Fund through tabling, social media and documentary screenings.Sophomore political science and business double major Katharine Durham said she’s excited to join ONE and bridge the gap between students and politics.“I am mostly interested in bringing a greater awareness about legislation to campus and getting involved in the political process,” Durham said.Buell has finalized ONE’s executive board and plans to host interest meetings in the coming months.“My little part, I think, can go a long way,” Buell said.She hopes that ONE can help TCU students “realize that the world is a lot bigger than just Fort Worth.”For more information about joining, contact Paige Buell by emailing [email protected] Twitter Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/center_img ReddIt Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Horoscope: November 13, 2019 Facebook Facebook Twitter Horoscope: November 14, 2019 Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Linkedin Previous articleCampus Recreation hosting fall break trip to Matagorda IslandNext articleHoroscope: September 18, 2018 Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Newspaper editor held for reporting army unrest

first_img Newspaper editor Samory Ngaradoumbé was released pending trial on a charge of “inciting a revolt” after appearing before the public prosecutor 16 October.Ngaradoumbé agreed that the prefect of the northern town of Bardai and the army general staff would be given the right to reply to the incriminated article in the next issue of his paper. His trial is due to start on 29 October. ——–14.10.2013 – Journalist detainedReporters Without Borders is very concerned about the arrest on 14 October of Samory Ngaradoumbé, the editor of the weekly L’Observateur, over a report about the armed forces.Ngaradoumbé is being held for publishing an article reporting disturbances in the military garrison in the far north town on Bardai, near the border with Libya, and for comparing it to last month’s unrest in the Chadian army camps at Amachach, near Tessalit, inside Mali.“We strongly condemn this arrest of a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arrest and detention in police custody are completely disproportionate and unnecessary in cases involving the media. We call for Ngaradoumbé’s immediate release. There are no grounds for holding him.”Ngaradoumbé was already questioned last weekend by security police, who wanted to know his sources for the report. According to the government, there has been no unrest in the Bardai garrison and the article was intended to disturb public order.It is not yet known which government institution filed a complaint against Ngaradoumbé, who could be brought before the prosecutor’s office tomorrow.Ngaradoumbé was sentenced to three months in prison and a heavy fine in July 2005 for writing an open letter to President Idriss Deby criticizing the arrest of members of the Kreda community.Three journalists were already given jail sentences and heavy fines in August in Chad, which is ranked 121st out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.More information about media freedom in Chad. Photo : Tchadonline RSF_en ChadAfrica Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa December 1, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Receive email alerts to go further Newscenter_img Follow the news on Chad October 7, 2020 Find out more Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid October 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor held for reporting army unrest Help by sharing this information Reports November 27, 2020 Find out more News ChadAfrica Newslast_img read more

What is Keeping Consumer Credit Default Rates Low?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles March 15, 2016 1,032 Views Consumer Credit Default First Mortgage Default Index S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Index 2016-03-15 Brian Honea Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: House Committee Chairman Promises ‘Bold and Better’ Alternative to Dodd-Frank Next: Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemakings Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What is Keeping Consumer Credit Default Rates Low? Recent positive economic news and rising consumer confidence helped keep consumer credit defaults at low levels, according to the February 2016 S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices (SPICE Indices) released on Tuesday.The composite default index, which consists of the first and second mortgage default rates, the auto loan default rate, and the bank card default rate, bumped up by one basis point from January to February from 0.96 percent to 0.97 percent.The first mortgage rate remained unchanged for the second straight month in February at 0.84 percent. It was down over-the-year by 16 basis points (from 1.00 recorded in February 2015). The first mortgage rate appears to have stabilized after seeing three consecutive minor monthly increases in Q4.The second mortgage rate, meanwhile, bumped up from 0.60 in January to 0.65 in February, but was down by one basis point over-the-year.The default index rose month-over-month in only one of the five major cities covered in the report, Los Angeles (up four basis points to 0.76 percent).“Low and stable consumer credit default rates confirm the positive picture of the consumer economy seen in recent data on personal income and consumption,” said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Other positive indicators of the consumer economy include continued strong auto sales and rising home prices. Measures of consumer confidence and sentiment remain at high levels after slipping a bit in January and February. Consumer credit usage continues to expand, though January’s most recent data showed a somewhat slower pace than in the 2015 fourth quarter.”The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy making body of the Federal Reserve, began its two-day March meeting on Tuesday with an announcement on the federal funds target rate forthcoming on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern. The consensus among analysts is that the Fed will not raise the federal funds target rate in this meeting but that another increase will occur later in the year, possibly in the June FOMC meeting.“While inflation is largely absent from current economic reports, the same strong job growth boosting consumer spending may be setting the stage for future price increases or further action from the Fed to raise the interest rate,” Blitzer said. “For now, low default rates and a strong consumer economy are in place.” What is Keeping Consumer Credit Default Rates Low? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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. Tagged with: Consumer Credit Default First Mortgage Default Index S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Index Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Right To Health Cannot Be Obstructed By Those Who Don’t Bother To Wear Masks, Maintain Social Distancing: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesRight To Health Cannot Be Obstructed By Those Who Don’t Bother To Wear Masks, Maintain Social Distancing: Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber15 April 2021 4:18 AMShare This – xKarnataka High Court has said Right to lead a healthy life is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. “Right to lead a healthy life cannot be obstructed by individuals who do not bother to follow the rules regarding masks, maintaining social distance, congregating etc”, the Court said. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj,…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?LoginKarnataka High Court has said Right to lead a healthy life is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. “Right to lead a healthy life cannot be obstructed by individuals who do not bother to follow the rules regarding masks, maintaining social distance, congregating etc”, the Court said. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj, on Thursday clarified “As far as offence under sub section 1 of section 5, (Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act) for failure of wearing mask and social distancing is attracted not only in relation to organisers/leaders of rallies congregations etc but each and every person who participates in the same and who commits violation of wearing of mask and maintaining of social distancing commits and offence. Moreover, any person who abates any offence commits an offence as provided in section 8 of the said act.” Further, “There are cases wherein congregation, rallies functions, the officer of public servant discharging their duties were obstructed. Even in such a case the offender is not only the organiser or leader but all those who obstruct the officer or public servant.” The court said “Somehow the police machinery is taking offences punishable under Section 5 very lightly, we find that unless there are orders of court even FIRs are not registered.” Accordingly, it directed the Director General of Police (DGP), to issue directions/guidelines to all police officers as well as officers who are authorised to take action of compounding, under sub section 1 of section 10 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020, for effective implementation of penal provision of the said act. The court also directed DGP to constitute a team of senior police officers who will monitor registration of offences punishable under the said act and investigation thereof. State government is directed to give wide publicity to the fact that violation of rules regarding wearing of mask, maintaining of social distancing, etc are cognizable and non-bailable offences. Also, to educate police officers about the provisions of section 5, 8 and 9 of the said Act, in as much as there have been very few cases of registration of FIR though, offences punishable under sub sections 2, 3 and 3 (a) of Section 5, are cognizable and non-bailable offences. The bench said “One cannot forget that exercise of powers under Section 4, by the state is for maintaining public health. Right to lead a healthy life is an integral part of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Right to lead a healthy life cannot be obstructed by individuals who do not bother to follow the rules regarding masks, maintaining social distance, congregating etc.” It added “Therefore, when the state agencies take a strict view of the violation made it must be remembered that is being done for upholding the fundamental rights of citizens of India under Article 21 of the constitution of India, of leading a healthy life.” No One Should Be Spared who has committed a violation. The court in its order noted that offences under section 5 are cognizable and non-bailable. Therefore, mandate of section 154 of CrPC, will squarely apply if information is furnished about commission of an offence to an officer in charge of a police station, he is under an obligation to record FIR. Thereafter investigation must be carried out expeditiously within 30 days by an officer not below the rank of inspector. The court referred to its earlier orders and said “Various orders passed by this court indicated that there were congregations in the city attended by thousands of persons. Not only the organisers of the congregation were not wearing masks but persons who attended the congregation were also not wearing masks.” It also observed that during last few days there has been a surge in number of covid-19 cases in the state and in particular in cities like Benagluru and few other districts. Following which it said “The said act (Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act 2020, has come on statute book during epidemic of covid-19. The main object is to ensure that the government gets powers to impose restrictions to issue directions, to come out with regulations and orders for exercising powers under section 4, thereof. The powers under section 4 are very wide. All the powers are intended to confer a toll in the hands of the state government to ensure that epidemic disease like covid-19 does not spread.” It added “Unless penal provisions under the said act such as section 5 to 9 and especially section 5 are enforced strictly the measures taken under section 4 will be of no consequence and no effect.” The court opined “The state government should not tolerate reluctance on part of police machinery in enforcing penal provisions of the said act. The order passed by this court shows that there was a great deal of reluctance on part of the police for registering FIR. The reason being that eminent political leaders and religious leaders indulged in violation of regulations/rules and order passed under section 4 of the said act.” The bench added “In fact if political leaders and religious leaders are supposed to lead by example, therefore for giving the right signal it is all the more necessary that police machinery act very swiftly and strictly when it comes to violations committed by any citizens and more importantly by prominent leaders and religious leaders.” The court said “What is applicable to the category of leader and religious leaders, will be applied to those who claim to be celebrities or those who are regarded as celebrities. We hasten to add that no one should be spared who has committed violation of the said act and regulations and order issued thereunder.” Relaxing of regulation may amount to violation of Article 14. Advocate G R Mohan and Advocate Puthige R Ramesh appearing for petitioners brought to the notice of the court the order dated April 3, by which the earlier restriction of restricting maximum 50 percent in theatres was relaxed at the instance of one organisation, till April 7. The court said “Though the regulation and order issued under section 4 are in the nature of delegated legislation a writ court cannot decide in what manner it should be issued. Needless to add that considering the seriousness of the situation we hope and trust that the power of relaxation is not exercised at the request of selected few individuals. The reason being such action may amount to violation of Article 14 of Constitution of India.” Consider stringent punishment on habitual offenders: Considering facts that offences under sub section 1 of section 5, which is punishable under sub section 3 (a) are made compoundable offences. There may be cases of multiple offences committed by said accused, it is for the legislature to look into this aspect and consider whether for the second offence any stringent punishment can be imposed. Take Action against employees of KSRTC: The petitioners counsel placed on record several photographs which accordingly showed employees of KSRTC Union and political leaders in the state congregating. The court said “State govt will have to take note of the said photographs and take stringent action in accordance with law.” The court has directed the state government to file a compliance report on Thursday, April 22.Next Storylast_img read more

Landlord fined £40,000 for unlicensed HMO that broke every rule

first_imgHome » Crime » Landlord fined £40,000 for unlicensed HMO that broke every rule previous nextRegulation & LawLandlord fined £40,000 for unlicensed HMO that broke every ruleLandlord could have spent £6,000 to make the property safe but chose to operate an illegal HMO which broke almost every health and safety law.Sheila Manchester8th October 201901,200 Views A landlord was found guilty and fined £40,000 – the second largest fine for a rogue landlord ever obtained by Lincoln Council – for letting a dangerous and unlicensed HMO Occupation.Julie Churchill of Newport, Lincoln was responsible for the unlicensed HMO at 135 Monks Road, Lincoln, deemed dangerous by magistrates for failing to comply with safety breaches under the Housing Act 2004.The bedrooms had no fire doors, there were no working fire alarms on the ground floor. Three bedrooms had padlocks, which, if in use, would not allow a quick exit.If a fire had broken out, the inadequate warning systems and lack of fire containment measures would have put the tenants at extreme risk.The stairs were painted gloss black with no slip resistance, the kitchen did not have adequate facilities for seven tenants. One bedroom was below the legal minimum size for an adult. Fixing the defects would have cost Ms Churchill £6,000, it is claimed.OvercrowdedA member of the public reported that the property was overcrowded in July 2018. It was inspected by the council’s Private Housing Officers who found a number of safety defects.Under the belief that the property was being unlawfully let as a HMO, it was inspected by Private Housing Officers and the police under a magistrates’ court warrant on 23 January 2019 to find that it was occupied by seven unrelated eastern European and sub-Saharan immigrants in four bedrooms.Ms Churchill was taking up to £1,480 per month in rent, giving her an income of £35,520 over the two years.The tenants spoke little English and were unaware of their rights, receiving no tenancy agreement, rent book or rent receipt during their tenancy. Only two knew what the landlord’s name was.Councillor Donald Nannestad (left) Portfolio Holder for Quality Housing at City of Lincoln Council, said, “We’re extremely pleased to bring another case to justice as part of our ongoing battle to crack down on rogue landlords in Lincoln.“This property was dangerous and as a council, we will not allow landlords to ignore their legal responsibilities, even if they refuse to engage with us.”The magistrates said, “Ms Churchill endangered lives by not adhering to the management regulations for fire safety. There was a lack of fire doors in the property, a lack of fire alarms and a slip hazard on the stairs. Ms Churchill could easily have remedied these defects months if not years ago.”  Lincoln HMO landlord fine October 8, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more