CITY BOSS FINDS SLICE OF ARCTIC HISTORY

first_img whatsapp CITY BOSS FINDS SLICE OF ARCTIC HISTORY Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-Today Show Comments ▼ REGULAR readers will remember Tim Levy, the bold chief executive of alternative investment firm Future Capital Partners, who last month set off on a gruelling expedition to the Arctic with one of his best mates, hare-brained TV adventurer Bear Grylls.Levy and Grylls – famed for his creepy crawly-eating escapades on Channel 4’s Born Survivor – headed off to the formerly frozen NorthWest Passage in order to raise awareness of the effects of climate change, completing the mission in a souped-up, oversized rubber dinghy.But I hear that the spirited pair experienced more than they had ever dreamed of when they stumbled upon what could turn out to be a history-altering discovery – human bones, makeshift graves and scraps of clothing on a tiny frozen island.The most likely explanation for the discovery, according to historians, is that it marks evidence of the last moments of famous Arctic explorer John Franklin, who disappeared in the Passage in 1845. The wreckage of his vessels have never been found, though the discovery by Levy and Grylls of the remains of large fires on their miniscule island suggest that Franklin and his crew may have resorted to burning their ship in desperation, in the hope that a search mission would see the smoke.“That particular channel is only about 12 feet deep, so only boats with the flattest hulls can pass through it,” Levy tells me. “That means that the island would have seen virtually no human activity before we came across it in the inflatable boat. It’s a potentially momentous discovery.”It’s quite a break from the old day job, at any rate.TOP TRUMPSWhat’s this, a Hollywood snub for US business mogul Donald Trump?Trump was one of several business luminaries who were asked to film cameo appearances for the second Wall Street movie, “Money Never Sleeps”. But despite the billionaire giving up his precious time in anticipation of stardom, the scene – in which Trump advises the film’s leading man Gordon Gekko (played by actor Michael Douglas) on a hairstyle when the pair end up sitting next to each other in the barber’s – has not made the cut for the final big screen version of the film.“I only cut it because it was distracting,” director Oliver Stone tells the New York Post. “He was at the end of the movie and all of a sudden, ‘Hey, there’s Donald Trump!’ Structurally, I think we put him in too late…”Trump fans needn’t despair, though – the scene is due to be left in when the film is eventually released on DVD.BANK ROLLINGThe good times must be back, if the latest gimmick from American Express is anything to go by. The card firm has been in touch to let The Capitalist know about a putting green it will be installing at Canary Wharf later this month – with the surface lined entirely with almost half a million pounds of banknotes (something to do with cashback when you spend on its Platinum card).So what, I venture, will happen to the banknotes after financial workers have trampled all over them? Apparently, £1,000 goes to the quickest putter on the “green”, with a small cut going to charity and the rest destined to be tipped straight back into the firm’s coffers. Perhaps times still aren’t quite so rosy after all.SYMPATHY CARDA ripple of sympathy yesterday at the City Week financial services forum, as Deutsche Bank’s UK chief executive Colin Grassie bemoaned the downside of working in his profession.“It’s a pleasure to be invited here,” Grassie began. “Frankly, as a banker it’s been a pleasure to be invited anywhere in the last couple of years…”At least his audience understood what he’s been going through.PLUM PUDDINGMost firms ensconced within the older buildings of the City will be aware of the history of their surroundings, though law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner’s headquarters probably have a stranger claim to fame than most.The building – Adelaide House, just next to London Bridge – was once the tallest building in the City (how times have changed), and also bears the dubious distinction of having been the birthplace of George V’s favourite pudding.Apparently, the king had a special Empire plum pudding made for him in 1927, which was mixed in an elaborate ceremony on the firm’s rooftop and subsequently carried amid much pomp and circumstance to the Mansion House to be devoured.ALL FALL DOWNAnother candidate to add to the growing list of trinkets “commemorating the crisis”. It’s a game akin to the ever-popular “Jenga”, but this time each of the 54 blocks represents one of the events or factors which contributed to the global financial meltdown. Different blocks represent former president George Bush, his successor President Obama, Ponzi fraudster Bernie Madoff, failed banks Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, and everyone’s favourite crisis demon, collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).“What better way to relive the financial turmoil than to grab some family or friends and try to build your own financial fortress that’s too big to fail,” shouts the website for the game, “Collapse!”.Predictably, the next step is to gently tease out the blocks one by one until the entire structure falls down, though the “reminiscing about the bad old days”, as the game suggests, is optional. Monday 20 September 2010 8:50 pm whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Dioceses in US, UK and Africa hope for ‘continuing Indaba’

first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Gloucester [England] Michael Perham, Bishop of El Camino Real [California] Mary Gray-Reeves and Bishop of Western Tanganyika [Africa] Sadock Makaya have written to the Archbishop of Canterbury reflecting on their Indaba process, stressing the importance of the project and the hope that it will be expanded within the Anglican Communion.Indaba is a Zulu word meaning “a gathering for purposeful discussion.” Continuing Indaba, an official ministry of the Anglican Communion, has for three years been promoting cross-provincial/diocesan dialogue, visits and the production of theological resources aimed at supporting the process of enabling “conversation across difference.”The church in and around Gloucester has been linked with the Church in El Camino Real and with the Church in Western Tanganyika since 2008. Because of this existing partnership the archbishop invited the three dioceses to be one of the five initial Indaba groups. All three bishops saw this as a huge privilege and agreed to take part in the project, which started in 2011.It was a fairly intensive exercise as each diocese was visited in a nine month period starting in Africa in June 2011, finishing in Gloucester in March of this year. During these visits, members of the three Indaba groups, ordained and lay, worshipped together, studied scripture, talked and learned about the culture of each country.Perham spoke of the importance of the Indaba project, saying, “I think it is very important, for the holding together in unity of the world-wide Anglican Communion does demonstrate to the world that Christians, diverse in their theology and their culture, can live in harmony. That, in a divided and broken world, is a message worth hearing and a model to follow well beyond the confines of the Church. ‘Blessed are the peace-makers,’ says Jesus, and this is one way of our being on board his work of healing and reconciliation.”In the letter to the archbishop, the bishops reflect on their time together, their hope that the Indaba model can be shared beyond our Communion to the wider church and the hope that the continuing partnership between the three dioceses could be a significant part of that work.The full text of the letter is below.________________________________________Dear Archbishop Rowan,We are writing to share with you the grace-filled journey that our three partner dioceses have been engaged in since our three Bishops last wrote to you in June 2010. In that letter the bishops outlined the gift that this partnership has been to the dioceses of Western Tanganyika (Tanzania), Gloucester (UK), and El Camino Real (USA), and to the individuals involved. That letter also expressed the hope that this gift might be extended to the Anglican Communion. Since then we have engaged in the formal continuing Indaba project with a so-called final conversation at the beginning of March 2012, and we would like to share with you the story of our continuing “safari” and the resulting broadening and deepening of our relationship.At their preparatory meeting under the auspices of the ACC the three Bishops identified four areas which might shape the thinking around the encounters in our respective dioceses. These were (1) creating a multi-generational church, (2) poverty, (3) the unity of the church and (4) resourcing.The Indaba visits to all three dioceses incorporated elements of cultural experiences, group reflection on those experiences, sharing in a variety of worship styles, and daily lectio divina. Our experience was that the deliberate and contemplative nature of lectio helped us learn to listen more intently to each other, and that for some of us it takes the intentional creation of a safe environment for wisdom to find its voice. It is most certainly worth the investment of time for the shared wisdom and discernment of this group to find its voice.The experience of visiting and staying in our host’s homes allowed us to discover the families, pets, lifestyles, sports interests, typical home meals, and neighbourhood environments which more deeply define the people we have met through our partnership. The Indaba experience has significantly accelerated and deepened this personal bonding of our team members.Although significant attention and discussion were invested in the four topics originally defined by our bishops, by the time of our closing discussions in March 2012, we realized that our greatest achievement was NOT the fixing of disunity or poverty or wanting to be a more multi-generational church, or distribution of resources. We perceived having reached a higher perspective of genuine caring about and valuing each other as fellow Anglicans and Christians. There developed a very deep bonding and a self-assessment that OUT OF these bonds there would develop on-going shared projects that will address these four objectives in a very collaborative and synergistic way.The Indaba experience has accelerated our bonding; our depth of candour with each other; and our sincere caring for each other as individuals and as representatives of our own dioceses and our respective cultures. Each of our perspectives is complex. Our Christian call into membership of the Body of Christ makes our interrelationship even more complex. Our unity in Christ is the core piece that enables the mutual respect and honouring that makes us into One Body. We recognized the overpowering sense of changing from being pieces of the Body, into being members of the Body of Christ.We came to realize that the perspective of each diocese is different on the four topics that were presented by the bishops. Poverty for citizens in Tanzania is quite different from the poverty experienced by people in California who are losing their homes and even living on the streets, because of the home mortgage crisis there. England shares in the very depressed economy seen in America, but also deals with the significant financial burden of providing stewardship for many ancient but empty churches.The Indaba experience has produced within us an awareness of how we can realistically assist each other in ministry and mission through our international ties now developed at a more grass roots level. We have learned quite independently about ‘doing church’ in our own local context. While some of those developments translate across our dioceses, some do not. But to know about those challenges and developments has helped all of us become more effective in our own local church and diocese, and to offer help across our partnership where we can.In our final meeting at Pilgrim Hall in Sussex (UK) we had energized discussions about where this experience might take our on-going partnership. We committed to be stewards of the Indaba methodology we have experienced and refined. We committed to continue exploring and implementing diocesan level inter-connection for specific programs, such as ‘Nets for Life’ and our initiative to empower women in Tanzania. If practical and financial help inevitably seems to be focused in one direction, towards Tanzania, we have learnt that spiritual resources flow among us and that, in particular, the English and American partners are learning much about evangelism and church growth from the African context.We committed to developing parish to parish inter-connection, coordinated through our Indaba link officers. One example of this is a program between an El Camino Real parish and a Gloucester parish to generate donations in support of the DWT orphanage in Matiazo.Our closing ceremony at Pilgrim Hall on March 1, 2012 became a rich time, a sacred space in our journey through three continents and eight months. It has been a spiritually significant time, where each of us has seen the face of Christ in each other, and in the people we have met in each country along the way. We are transformed and humbled by this experience. Although there was no formal Commissioning Service, we feel a deep sense of responsibility and blessing to be evangelists of this sacred experience of God’s presence, nurture, and anointing throughout our encounter. We hope Indaba will be expanded within the Anglican Communion; we hope the Indaba model can be shared beyond our Communion to the wider church; we hope our continuing partnership can be a significant part of that work.We are deeply grateful for your insight to encourage and support this process. This experience has yielded wonderful fruits. It has fuelled an ongoing process which will deepen and spread.Grace and the Peace of God.+MaryBishop of El Camino Real+SadockBishop of Western Tanganyika+MichaelBishop of GloucesterOn behalf of the Indaba Teams of the three dioceses Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jul 2, 2012 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Dioceses in US, UK and Africa hope for ‘continuing Indaba’ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Eventscenter_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Continuing Indaba Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

Donation boost for Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund

first_imgDonation boost for Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund  125 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Funding higher education innovation Technology Venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners has made a significant donation to a fund that invests in business ventures by members of the University of Strathclyde’s community.Scottish Equity Partners has made the gift to the Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund (SEF), which provides early stage investment in companies and ventures run by the University of Strathclyde’s staff, students and alumni.SEF operates on the principles of venture philanthropy, with all donated capital deployed on a fully commercial basis and returns recycled to the Fund. It has supported a wide range of companies since its launch, including IT company Cojengo, which produces apps enabling farmers in Africa to have disease in their livestock diagnosed and treated, and personal safety alarm company Pick Protection.Karen Boyle, head of the University’s alumni & development team, said:“Entrepreneurship permeates our activity at Strathclyde and our entrepreneurial culture has produced many successful companies in spheres including energy, technology and health. The Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund is a major element of the support we provide to these companies.”Image: University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre Advertisementcenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 31 January 2017 | News  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

Limerick Lions Club launches Christmas Food appeal

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Lions Clubs International Food Appeal Coordinator Joe Smith and Emma Doherty at the launch of the Christmas Food Appeal.LIMERICK shoppers can make a big difference to someone’s Christmas by donating a food item during a two-day food appeal on Friday and Saturday November 27 and 28 in Tesco stores throughout the city and county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Lions Club members are asking local people to ‘give big’ in their annual Christmas Food Appeal.More than 96,000 meals or €200,000 worth of food was donated by shoppers across Ireland in 2014, and this year the appeal is hoping to build on this success and support as many families in need as possible.All food collected will be sorted by Lions Club volunteers and used to create food hampers for people in the local community who are struggling to provide for themselves or their families.With 115 Lions Clubs spread throughout the country, volunteers from each area will work to see these food parcels distributed to those who need it most in time for Christmas by sharing the donations directly with local families or forwarding the parcels to some of the charitable organisations they support.Tesco Ireland will be supporting the Lions by donating €10,000.People can visit their local Tesco store between 11am and 6pm to make a food donation. Previous articleLimerick institutions mark College Awareness WeekNext articleLimerick council budget spares businesses but cuts bin waiver Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLimerick Lions Club launches Christmas Food appealBy Guest Writer – November 25, 2015 1034 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Print TAGSChristmasfood appeallimerickLions Clubtesco Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Prima Facie Impugned Show Cause Notices Issued In Haste Without Jurisdiction; Bombay HC Stays 62 Notices Issued By MPCB To Textile Units In Non-Conforming Zone [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPrima Facie Impugned Show Cause Notices Issued In Haste Without Jurisdiction; Bombay HC Stays 62 Notices Issued By MPCB To Textile Units In Non-Conforming Zone [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap8 July 2020 10:20 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed a total of 62 show cause notices all dated May 18, 2020, issued to textile manufacturers by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for refusal of application for consent to operate under the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. Division bench of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday stayed a total of 62 show cause notices all dated May 18, 2020, issued to textile manufacturers by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for refusal of application for consent to operate under the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. Division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice Riyaz Chagla concluded that the notices were issued in haste and without jurisdiction. Court directed the State and MPCB not to take any coercive action against the industrial units of the petitioners. Petitioner’s counsel Advocate Manoj Harit submitted that the impugned notices issued by the MPCB are wholly illegal and arbitrary besides being oppressive. There is no violation of any of the conditions imposed while granting consent to operate. On the alleged ground that industrial units of the petitioners are located in non-conforming zone, respondents could not have withheld issuance of extension or fresh consent to operate the industrial units, Adv Manoj argued. Moreover, issuance of such show cause notice that too by providing only 15 days’ time limit for reply during this pandemic reflects a totally mechanical approach of the respondents, Adv Manoj asserted. The pollution control board had instructed M/s. Reliable Sizing Works to submit a adequacy report of pollution control system from NEERI / IIT, Mumbai and also to submit necessary permission (NOC) issued by the City Engineer of the Municipal Corporation with recommendation to operate the industry in the said location. Getting reports from NEERI or IIT, Mumbai within such a short span of time during this pandemic is impossible. Thus, the impugned show cause notices dated May 18 must be stayed and respondents may be directed not to take any coercive steps like disconnection of electricity, water and other basic amenities to the industrial units of the petitioner, Adv Manoj contended. Whereas, appearing on behalf of the state pollution control board, Advocate RV Govilkar opposed admission of the writ petition as well as prayer for stay on the notices. He submitted that in compliance with the principles of natural justice, the impugned show cause notices have been issued. It is for the petitioners to respond to the show cause notices and satisfy the statutory authority about the fulfillment of conditions for grant of consent to operate. Therefore, the writ petition is premature, Govilkar said. The bench noted that all the 62 show cause notices to textile manufacturers are identical. Therefore, one of the show cause notices was taken up for consideration, the notice issued to Reliable Sizing Works by the Regional Officer, Nashik, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Regional Office, Nashik. M/s. Reliable Sizing Works had applied for grant of consent to operate under Section 26 of the Water Act and under section 21 of the Air Act. Furthermore, the Malegaon Municipal Corporation had informed that Reliable Sizing was operating its industry in non-conforming zone. Regional Officer then referred to an order of the National Green Tribunal dated January 21, 2020 in Mohammad Yusuf Abdullah Shaikh Vs. State of Maharashtra wherein it was held that industries in non-conforming area are to be removed. MPCB placed reliance on NGT’s order dated January 21 in their affidavit. Court said that as per the said order, NGT had directed MPCB to take effective steps to enforce the law and stringent monitoring for protection of the environment. In this connection, need for co-ordination amongst different agencies was stressed upon so as to ensure that the plastic related activities units, sizing units, yarn dying units, etc. are removed from non-conforming area. It was further submitted before the Court that the Board had issued closure directions on September 3, 2019 to such industrial units. This was followed by orders of sealing passed by the Corporation. These were challenged by the petitioners before the High Court in a writ petition. High Court passed an order dated March 11, 2020 directing MPCB and the Corporation to complete the exercise of verification in accordance with law within the next three months. Pursuant to the said order, MPCB had requested the Corporation in a letter dated March 18, 2020 to submit the present status with respect to industrial units located in conforming / non-conforming area with recommendation for grant of consent to operate. Reply of the Corporation is yet to be received. Court examined two similar sections in the Water Act and Air Act, Section 33A of the Water Act and Section 31A of the Air Act both deal with general power of MPCB to give directions. The bench observed- “It is not the case of the Board that petitioners have not complied with the conditions under section 25(4) of the Water Act and section 21(5) of the Air Act. The power to direct closure or regulate operation of an industry under section 33A of the Water Act and section 31A of the Air Act are subject to provisions of the respective Acts.” Though these two provisions start with a non obstante clause, the same is vis-a-vis any other law but subject to the provisions of the two Acts. In other words, section 33A of the Water Act and section 31A of the Air Act are governed by the provisions of the respective two Acts. It is not an unguided power to be exercised dehors the provisions of the two Acts.” Moreover, the bench also concluded from the affidavit filed on behalf of the respondents that reply from the Corporation regarding verification of existence of industrial units within non-conforming zone is still awaited- “In such circumstances, the Board ought to have sought for further time from this Court to comply with the directions dated 11.03.2020. Instead of doing that, the Board straightway issued the impugned show cause notices.” Finally, granting a stay on all impugned notices, Court said- “That being the position, a prima facie view can be taken that the impugned show cause notices have been issued without jurisdiction and that too hastily” In addition to this, Adv Manoj pointed out a circular of the MPCB dated March 1, 2016 regarding implementation of enforcement policy. As per the MPCB’s notification dated February 29, 2016, MPCB will carry out cumulative and comprehensive environmental impact study in appropriate cases to identify various factors responsible for causing damage to the environment through reputed institutions like IIT, Powai; NEERI, etc. to decide remedial and restoration measures. The bench noted that MPCB has also taken effective measures with regard to “Make-in-India Initiative” under the State of Maharashtra for expediting statutory permissions like, auto renewal scheme on the basis of self certification applicable for all category of industries, more particularly for green and orange category industries; besides refusal of consent or revocation of consent shall be taken up only when there is continual non-compliance in spite of sufficient opportunities and extension of time granted by the Board. Thus a notice was issued to the board returnable in six weeks. The next date of hearing is August 18, 2020. Case Number: WP-ASDB-LD-VC-69 of 2020 Case Name: Reliable Sizing Works and others Vs. State of Maharashtra and others.Coram: Ujjal Bhuyan and Riyaz I Chagla JJCounsel: Adv Manoj Harit for the petitioners, Adv RV Govilkar for MPCBand AGP Neha Bhide for the StateClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Families still waiting to return home two years on from floods

first_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter By News Highland – August 23, 2019 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Families still waiting to return home two years on from floodscenter_img Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Two years on from the unprecedented flooding of August 2017, some families in Donegal are still waiting to return to their homes. On the evening of August 22nd, much destruction was caused by the localised flooding across the whole North West region with the Inishowen peninsula worst hit.It was only the morning after that the true extent of the devastation was realised.On today’s Nine till Noon Show, Inishowen resident Gerard, who is still living in temporary accommodation, spoke of unfilled promises made by Government:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/gerard1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleIt’s go for Donegal’s moving rally museumNext articleMc Guinness questions Creed’s assessment of beef talks News Highland last_img read more

Seasonal stratification and tidal current profiles along Ronne Ice Front

first_imgThroughout much of the year a coastal polynya along Ronne Ice Front in the southern Weddell Sea is maintained by winds blowing from Ronne Ice Shelf and tidal divergence [Foldvik et al., 2001; Renfrew et al., 2002]. In wintertime, the coastal polynya is the focus of intense heat loss, as relatively warm water is exposed to the cold atmosphere, causing the seawater to cool to itssurface freezing point, with further heat loss resulting in sea ice production. Sustained sea ice production is maintained as newly formed sea ice is transported northward away from the polynya by offshore winds. Production rates are 1 or 2 orders of magnitude higher than for thesurrounding sea ice, with typically 6.1 % of the entire Weddell Sea ice production focused within the polynya that makes up only 0.013 % of the Weddell Seas area [Renfrew et al., 2002]. The associated High Salinity Shelf Water (HSSW) production will be equally intense within the polynya resulting in convective overturning of the entire underlying water column during winter [Foldvik et al., 2001; Nicholls et al., 2003] and a strong seasonal signal in the water column properties. Any changes in seasonal stratification are likely to significantly affect the tidal current profile in this region [Makinson, 2002]. It is the strongly depth dependent semi-diurnal tidal currents,associated with the proximity of the critical latitude [Foldvik et al., 2001; Foldvik et al., 1990],that are sensitive to these changes. The northern most part of the Ronne Ice Front region lies near the M2 critical latitude (74° 28′ 18″S), which can give rise to a thick bottom boundary layer that may occupy the entire water column. Along the ice front, early observations of tidal currents and water column properties were confined to short summer observations and hence no seasonal data was available. However, four moorings with records greater than one year have been successfully recovered from the Ronne Ice Front coastal polynya [Foldvik et al., 2001; Woodgate et al., 1998]. Initial analysis by Makinson and Schröder [2004] has shown that during periods of stratification,the tidal current profile is notably different from those during the winter. The data from these moorings forms the basis of the work presented here and their locations are shown in Figure 1.last_img read more

Anthropogenic and biophysical contributions to increasing atmospheric CO2 growth rate and airborne fraction

first_imgWe quantify the relative roles of natural and anthropogenic influences on the growth rate of atmospheric CO2 and the CO2 airborne fraction, considering both interdecadal trends and interannual variability. A combined ENSO-Volcanic Index (EVI) relates most (similar to 75%) of the interannual variability in CO2 growth rate to the El-Nino-Southern-Oscillation (ENSO) climate mode and volcanic activity. Analysis of several CO2 data sets with removal of the EVI-correlated component confirms a previous finding of a detectable increasing trend in CO2 airborne fraction (defined using total anthropogenic emissions including fossil fuels and land use change) over the period 1959-2006, at a proportional growth rate 0.24% y(-1) with probability similar to 0.9 of a positive trend. This implies that the atmospheric CO2 growth rate increased slightly faster than total anthropogenic CO2 emissions. To assess the combined roles of the biophysical and anthropogenic drivers of atmospheric CO2 growth, the increase in the CO2 growth rate (1.9% y(-1) over 1959-2006) is expressed as the sum of the growth rates of four global driving factors: population (contributing + 1.7% y(-1)); per capita income (+ 1.8% y(-1)); the total carbon intensity of the global economy (-1.7% y(-1)); and airborne fraction (averaging + 0.2% y(-1) with strong interannual variability). The first three of these factors, the anthropogenic drivers, have therefore dominated the last, biophysical driver as contributors to accelerating CO2 growth. Together, the recent (post-2000) increase in growth of per capita income and decline in the negative growth (improvement) in the carbon intensity of the economy will drive a significant further acceleration in the CO2 growth rate over coming decades, unless these recent trends reverse.last_img read more

“Transphobic” zine article leads to Magdalen resignation

first_imgThe article, entitled ‘What is a woman?’, has been described as “incredibly transphobic” by Rowan Davis, the trans rep for the University’s LGBTQ society, whilst OUSU VP for Women Anna Bradshaw tweeted that she was “saddened by St John’s Gender Equality Festival zine. I strongly disagree w TERF [Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist] article “What Is a Woman?” & am upset to be published near it”.    Commenting further to Cherwell, Field said, “I feel I have been personally victimised by members of the Oxford trans community and by the organisers of the St John’s Gender Equality Festival. My views have been silenced purely because they are perceived to be offensive by some people. In my mind, that is not a good enough reason to silence someone.” Meanwhile Apel himself told Cherwell, “Her article does not represent the views of Magdalen JCR. Unrelatedly, I am very grateful for the work she has done over the first two terms in office, especially with regards to convincing the Governing Body of flying the rainbow flag for the first time in the College’s history. It should go without saying Magdalen JCR takes the welfare of all its members extremely seriously, obviously including all trans* students at Magdalen.” In a statement circulated to the Magdalen JCR by President Fabian Apel, Elsa Field commented, “I have decided to step down because my position as welfare representative for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students at Magdalen is compromised by my own personal political views. I believe that it is too much for one student to understand and encompass all of the welfare issues that these different groups may face. The position of LGBTQ officer necessitates one to possess an entirely neutral political perspective, which is not a position I am prepared to take.” She continued,  “I see this as a structural problem and will not apologise for the views expressed in my article ‘What is a Woman?’ published by St John’s College JCR. I feel my views have been massively misinterpreted by opponents of the article, but I apologise for any hurt or offence my views have caused. That was never my intention. I realise that as a welfare representative it was unwise of me to express these views in a student publication and I apologise for that misjudgement on my part.  Although I will no longer be in an official welfare position, I would like all LGBTQ students at Magdalen to know that I still offer my support and I will always be willing to discuss any issues they may face.” Saddened by StJohn’s Gender Equality Festival zine. I strongly disagree w TERF article “What Is a Woman?” & am upset to be published near it— Anna Bradshaw (@OUSU_Women) October 18, 2014center_img Field’s resignation comes after the committee behind St John’s Gender Equality Festival were forced to apologise for the offensive article. The apology — which was signed by the majority of the committee, but notably not the zine’s Editor Ruth Maclean and two others, who have since been asked to step down — read, “We, the members of the Gender Equality Festival Committee, unreservedly apologise for the inclusion of the piece ‘What is a woman?’ in the Gender Equality Festival Zine. We do not agree with platforming views in our zine that contribute to a culture of oppression and fear, even in a situation where the publication was trying to remain neutral.” When asked by Cherwell, Ruth Maclean declined to comment. Former Wadham SU Vice-President Adam Roberts disagreed with Field’s complaint about being refused a platform. Speaking in an article for Cherwell, he argued, “No-one seriously believes that refusing a platform to transphobes or fascists will extinguish their views or make those who want to know about them unable to find out about them. This is, after all, the age of the Internet.” Elsa Field has resigned as the Magdalen JCR’s LGBTQ representative after an article written for the St. John’s Gender Equality Festival zine attracted criticism from prominent figures around the University. St John’s Gender Equality Week has begun as planned this evening and although copies of the festival’s zine are remain available, attempts have been made to censor the article in question.last_img read more

O.C. Business Administrator to Speak at Fairness in Taxes Meeting on Friday

first_imgThe next Fairness In Taxes meeting is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. in Room 110 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th Street and Haven Avenue.  The Ocean City community group invites all to participate in a lively and informative discussion.Mike Dattilo, Business Administrator will be the featured speaker. Topics include the upcoming capital plan, budget and various ongoing projects.The FIT Christmas gathering, barring unforeseen circumstances, is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. 704 Asbury Avenue.  Everyone is welcome.Call 609-814-0056 for more information.last_img read more