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Super reffing: Pascal Gauzere had a magnificent game. (Photo: Getty Images)Pascal GauzereThe officials at the England v Argentina game, led by referee Pascal Gauzere, had some tough calls to make and got them spot on.Gauzere did not shy away from the big decisions, sending off one player from each side and sin-binning two apiece as well. He was absolutely correct to wield the red card at Elliot Daly in the fifth minute and Enrique Pieretto in the 76th and did the right thing by punishing Joe Marler, who provoked Pieretto by holding onto his leg at a breakdown.It was assistant referee Ian Davies who spotted the Pieretto incident and relayed it to the referee via his microphone as play continued. Davies had identified the culprit and was sure of what he had seen, which is great work when there is so much going on at such a high speed in Test match rugby. Unstoppable: Justin Tipuric at full throttle, on his way to the tryline. (Photo: Getty Images)Justin TipuricThe pick of the Wales forwards during their win over South Africa was Justin Tipuric, who scored his team’s second try and was solid in defence too.The flanker was Wales’s top tackler with 16 and he burst through South Africa’s defence to score his try in the 77th minute, hitting the line at pace on the 22 and taking a deft pass from Taulupe Faletau, then rounding full-back Johan Goosen. The Best man: Rory Best gets so many congratulatory pats from his team he has to duck. (Photo: Inpho) Outstanding effort: Tom Wood was a leading light in England’s win. (Photo: Getty Images)Tom WoodEngland’s openside wasn’t named Man of the Match after Saturday’s 27-14 win over Argentina (that honour went to Chris Robshaw), but Tom Wood still played a key role.With England reduced to 14 men from the fifth minute onwards, their rearguard action was always going to be as important as their attacking game and Wood was his side’s top tackler with 17.He contributed in attack too, making a total of 16 metres from five runs and he helped set up Jonny May’s try. George Ford delayed his pass to Wood long enough to draw one defender and Wood straightened the line and timed his pass to Jonathan Joseph perfectly, so Joseph could ship the ball on to May, who sprinted over in the left-hand corner. That put England 27-14 up with 12 minutes left and ensured they extended their winning run to 13 Tests. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Defensive demon: Kieran Marmion put his body on the line for Ireland. (Photo: Inpho)Kieran MarmionThe scrum-half had to play the entire second half of the Ireland v Australia match out of position on the wing after Ireland suffered three key injuries in their back line. However, Kieran Marmion was totally unfazed and in his first couple of minutes on the pitch he tackled Dane Haylett-Petty into touch, then put in a big hit on David Pocock. That tackled helped force the No 8 to throw a forward pass to Henry Speight so the left wing’s try was disallowed.Marmion made six tackles in all, doubling up with Keith Earls to hit Sefanaia Naivalu and stop him offloading to Tevita Kuridrani when Australia were 27-24 down with three minutes to play. One minute later Marmion brought down Silatolu Latu and Peter O’Mahony won the turnover which enabled Ireland to finally snuff out Australia’s hopes of a comeback. Leigh HalfpennyWales beat South Africa 27-13 and 17 of their points came from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny as he punished the mistakes made by this poor Springbok side. Mumm’s ‘mare: Dean Mumm tips Tadhg Furlong onto his head. (Photo: Inpho)Dean MummThe Australia flanker was lucky to get away with just a yellow card for upending Tadhg Furlong at a ruck and causing the Ireland prop to land on his head.Referee Jerome Garces stopped short of sending Dean Mumm off in the 23rd minute because he said it was “not a dynamic situation” so Furlong didn’t hit the ground at pace. However, because Furlong had the ball in his hands he was unable to stop his head-first fall.Even though he was only sin-binned, Mumm’s foul was still a costly one as Ireland scored their first try while he was off the pitch. Falling foul: Elliot Daly (left) and the upended Leonardo Senatore. (Photo: Getty Images)The SinnersElliot Daly and Enrique PierettoThis duo were both sent off in the England v Argentina Test at Twickenham, and while their offences were quite different, both certainly deserved to go and were equally at fault in my mind.Elliot Daly became the fifth player – and first back – to be sent off while playing a Test for England. His crime was to clatter into Leonardo Senatore as the No 8 jumped to catch a box kick from Ben Youngs.Senatore was always in the best position to field the kick and Daly, chasing back, was never going to get there in time. So, for him to tackle the Puma while he was airborne was utterly reckless and when Senatore hit the ground head/neck/shoulder first, Daly was bound to be sent off.The wing left his England team-mates a man down for the remaining 75 minutes of a match and must be thankful that they managed to win without him. Their victory takes their winning run to 13, just one short of their all-time best sequence of 14, set from March 2002 to August 2003.Off you go: Gauzere sends off Enrique Pieretto for stamping. (Photo: Getty Images)Enrique Pieretto was dismissed five minutes from the end of the game for stamping on Joe Marler’s head when the England prop was hanging onto his leg as a ruck dispersed. The initial replays hinted that Pieretto might have been off-balance and therefore not in control of his actions, but the final angle showed clearly that he looked down and deliberately planted his boot into Marler.Flanker Pablo Matera was already in the sin-bin at that stage for collapsing and maul so Pieretto’s foul left his team with just 13 players – the same as England as Marler was sin-binned too.Daly was handed a three-week ban this afternoon (Monday) while Pieretto’s hearing will be on Wednesday. TAGS: Highlight Halfpenny kicked five penalties and a conversion to help Wales finish their November series with a 75% winning record. The SaintsRory BestThe Ireland skipper had plenty to celebrate on Saturday, guiding his team to a 27-24 win over Australia in Dublin and winning his 100th Test cap in the process.Rory Best made his Ireland debut in 2005 and has been a regular starter in the No2 jersey since 2010. He has grown into an outstanding leader too and Ireland have won 56 of the 100 Tests he has featured in.The victory over Australia gives Best a notable new feather in his cap. He has led his team to wins over New Zealand and South Africa in 2016 as well as the Wallabies, making Ireland the first European side to beat the big three from the south in the same calendar year since 2003.High praise is due to the entire Ireland pack for enabling their team to fight back from 24-20 down in the last quarter to win. Josh van der Flier was named Man of the Match and the forwards put together ten phases of close-quarter attacking play before Conor Murray gave the ball some width inside the 22 and sent it via Simon Zebo to Keith Earls to score the winning try. Ireland hooker Rory Best reached a landmark while leading his team to victory over Australia. England, Wales and Scotland also had wins to celebrate, but some players blotted their copybooks with foul play. Juan Martin HernandezOur first three Sinners were all guilty of foul play but Argentina’s fly-half is added to the list for an error which had more than a touch of comedy about it. Stuart Hogg and Ryan WilsonThis duo were Scotland’s leading lights in their 43-16 win over Georgia.Stuart Hogg scored two tries – one in each half – and helped create another. His first try was a beauty, as he chipped the Georgia defence inside his own half, collected the ball and raced 50 metres to the line. The full-back made a total of 147 metres from 17 breaks and was Scotland’s most potent attacker.Flying full-back: Stuart Hogg scores his second try for Scotland. (Photo: Getty Images)Ryan Wilson was named Man of the Match after enjoying a great all-round performance. He was the top attacker in the pack, making 71m from 17 carries and he also made six tackles. After Jonny May had scored his try for England, Juan Martin Hernandez intended to float his kick-off just across the ten-metre line on the right, so his onrushing forwards could collect it and try to fight back from 27-14 down.His kick went to the right, but skewed back over the halfway line and so ended up behind its starting point. Hernandez was left shaking his head in disgust, while more than half of the people at Twickenham certainly saw the funny side of it.
Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 27, 2013 at 1:09 am It seems more than one network would want to take action. If anyone knows anything, please keep me in the loop as part of The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice [email protected] or on Facebook Dianne Aid, TSSF Submit a Press Release Sanford Z. K. Hampton says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Dianne Aid, TSSF says: 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 Tags Dianne Aid, TSSF says: Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Craig Clere says: Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA October 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm Absolutely shameful.Blessings on Bishop Holquin for standing on the right side of this issue. Hopefully, the US Government will as well. Rector Shreveport, LA Allan Chabot-Stahls says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Haiti Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS October 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm Kudos to Bishop Julio Holguin of The Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic for speaking out boldly. And how else will TEC and the diocese of the Dominican Republic take action on this egregious act of court-sanctioned apartheid? By Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 25, 2013 Rector Belleville, IL Lelanda Lee says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Alex Symington says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (8) Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Nancy Mott says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Dominican church stands with Dominicans of Haitian descent Hundreds of thousands face statelessness Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm This is a terrible affront to human rights and human dignity. Thank you, Bishop Holguin, for speaking out. Those affected in the Dominican Republic are in our prayers. Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] Dominicans of Haitian descent are facing statelessness after the constitutional court of the Dominican Republic ruled ineligible for citizenship any children born of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic.Because of the court’s ruling, hundreds of thousands of descendants of immigrants, mostly from Haiti, who were born in the Dominican Republic, will no longer be recognized as citizens, said Bishop of the Dominican Republic Julio Holguín in an Oct. 25 e-mail to ENS.“I believe that the constitutional court has made a big mistake with that ruling, which violates the rights of at least four generations of descendants of immigrants, most of whom came to the Dominican Republic, by agreement between the two governments, Dominican and Haitian, to work primarily cutting sugarcane,” he said.The Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic serves Haitian communities throughout the country in its parishes and missions. In the November-December issue of Episcopax, the diocese’s newspaper, devotes significant space to defending the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent.The Dominican Republic, population 10.2 million, and Haiti, population 9.8 million, share the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is slightly larger, occupying 64 percent of the island’s eastern half. For decades, Haitians have worked in the Dominican Republic’s sugarcane fields, as domestic servants and at other forms of menial labor.On Sept. 23, the country’s constitutional court in an 11-2 decision ruled that the citizen provision in the 1929 Dominican constitution should not apply to the children of parents who were not “legal residents” at the time of their children’s birth, and, further, that subsequent generations born on Dominican soil also should be denied citizenship.An estimated 200,000 people born of Haitian parents live in the Dominican Republic. On Oct. 24, the court instructed local authorities to “audit all of the nation’s birth records back to June 1929 to determine who no longer qualifies for citizenship,” according to an article in The New York Times.As Holguín explained, the court’s decision invalidates not only birth certificates, but also calls into question the validity of other forms of identification, including passports, and could inhibit the ability to enroll in school and college, open a bank account, own a home, etc.“In other words, the constitutional court has decided to establish an ‘apartheid’ in the Dominican Republic,” he said.– Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 27, 2013 at 11:28 am In a show of support for the Dominican Diocese of the Episcopal Church we should defer all winter travel this year to the D.R. and state that as a church we agree with Bishop Holguin and will channel our tourist dollars elsewhere. We should also encourage the Department of State to verify that Dominican women applying for travel visas to the U.S. are not preganant so as to prevent them from traveling to give birth in the U.S. and thus obtaining U.S. citizenship for their own children who could have been born at home in one of their excellent hospital facilities (they have excellent hospitals – I’ve used them myself in the past!). Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC March 16, 2014 at 9:18 am This regressive fascist move by the Dominican courts has played out many times in the past. To blame/scapegoat is classic obfuscation by those in power to distract from poor governance. Works every time. I have been doing short term mission work in the DR for twenty years and have dear friends there and many of Haitian descent…How in God’s name is this ruling even possible? All it is going to do is take away any rights the Haitian community has, which are already tenuous in this state sanctioned racist environment. I am proud of the Episcopal Church of the RD for reacting as Christ would, as opposed to the Roman Catholic ruling elite’s support of “la sentencia”! October 26, 2013 at 7:03 am What a terrible affront to human rights by the court. Whatever are these people to do? Is there anything that we can do to help these 200,000 “stateless” persons? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm This is horrible and part of the wider global trend of denying basic human rights and throwing lives into chaos. May we as a Church stand strong in solidarity and action.
118 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 117 total views, 5 views today First TV campaign for Giving Tuesday in the UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 Howard Lake | 24 November 2016 | News Giving time and skills for #givingtuesdayThe advert was made possible, appropriately enough, by a large number of people donating their time and skills for free.the team at WPN Chameleon donated their time to make the advertMedia house M.i., Sky and BT Sport donated airtime so the ad will be shown in over 200 spotsActor Martin Clunes gave his time to record the voiceoverGuy Farley and his team donated the use of the original music.Kim Roberts, Campaign Lead for Giving Tuesday at CAF, said:“Just like Black Friday, #givingtuesday has now established itself as a regular feature in the festive calendar in the UK. This year the extra TV advertising exposure will bring the movement to the attention of millions of people, who can then support the causes they love on Tuesday 29th November.” Tagged with: Advertising Giving Tuesday TV video WPN Chameleon Giving Tuesday will use TV advertising in the UK for the first time this year to promote the annual day of giving. The 30-second advert will air on 27 and 28 November and on Giving Tuesday itself, 29 November.This is the third year that #givingtuesday has taken place in the UK since it was introduced from the US in 2014. It is now marked by charities, individuals and companies in around 70 countries.People givingThe advert was made by agency WPN Chameleon and consists solely of user generated mobile phone clips in which people show how they will be supporting a charity on #givingtuesday. The idea was to stand apart from the other commercial brand ads on TV.Gail Cookson, Fundraising Director at WPN Chameleon, explained the approach. She said:“The success of #givingtuesday lies in the donor-centricity that sits at the heart of the movement: people can give how they want, and to whom. We wanted to bring that to life on TV to raise the profile of #givingtuesday in a way that would complement, and boost, the other on- and off-line activity”. Advertisement UK Fundraising previewed the Giving Tuesday ad earlier this week as one of Five things to look forward to on Giving Tuesday 2016. 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.
Receive email alerts March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media to go further RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Help by sharing this information Organisation April 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered in Uttar Pradesh News News IndiaAsia – Pacific February 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on India News April 27, 2021 Find out more In a letter addressed to Vishnu Kant Shastri, Governor of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) expresses indignation at the murder in Lucknow (North India) of Paritosh Pandey, crime reporter on the local daily Jansatta Express. “If this crime goes unpunished, the whole profession will feel at risk. According to his family and colleagues, this cowardly assassination could be linked to Paritosh Pandey’s articles about organised crime in the city”, states Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of RSF. The organisation, which defends freedom of the press, calls on the Governor to guarantee that a “serious and thorough” investigation be carried out to establish the reasons behind this murder, and to identify and bring to justice those responsible.According to information gathered by RSF, Paritosh Pandey, a journalist on the local daily paper Jansatta Express, was murdered during the evening of 14 April 2002 while watching television at his home in Lucknow (State of Uttar Pradesh). The 32-year-old journalist was shot in the head five times by a number of individuals. He died immediately. His assassins managed to escape. The victim’s wife and daughter were not in the house at the time the crime was committed.In shock after learning of the cold-blooded murder of their colleague, a group of journalists went to the main Lucknow police station. They demanded swift and decisive action from the police, accused of not taking the matter seriously. A struggle took place and one journalist was injured after being hit on the head with the butt of a policeman’s pistol. The following day, Governor Vishnu Kant Shastri promised that the initial results of the police investigation, being carried out under the authority of DI Harbhajan Singh, would be made known within three days. Several police sources confirmed that the involvement of the local Mafia was not to be ruled out.Paritosh Pandey was a crime reporter on the Hindi daily Jansatta Express.
Organisation December 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 France and Greece submit resolution on protecting journalists to UN security council “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News News French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy (photo) said today that a draft resolution on the protection of journalists in war zones has been submitted to the UN security council. He made the announcement at a news conference organised by Reporters Without Borders and the French foreign ministry. Among the participants at the news conference was French deputy Pierre Lellouche of the ruling UMP party, who is a member of a parliamentary commission that has been looking at the issue. “Sometimes it is Christmas, sometimes French parliamentarians can do something useful such as helping international humanitarian law to evolve,” Lellouche said. “I am proud that the machinery of government has also been effective,” he added. “This resolution will not solve everything, but it will move things along.”Leading Algerian reporter Toufik Benaïchouche noted that 63 journalists have been killed in his country and called for the creation of a “European centre for journalists” so that journalists from other countries can have a brief respite when they are threatened in their own countries.Florence Aubenas of the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur said there was “an urgent need to consider the implications of the new forms of conflict that endanger civilians more than the military.” She also said that journalists should not support the resolution just for reasons of self-interest: “We want to describe what happens to other people not what happens to ourselves. By protecting our own profession, we hope to protect others. This is our motive for wanting this resolution.”TV presenter Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, who is the acting head of news at the French TV station TF1, added that journalists need “to resist the temptation to just look after their own profession and to resist the temptation to stop sending people to dangerous areas.”In conclusion, Ménard thanked the French defence ministry for all its help and pointed out that Reporters Without Borders lends bullet-proof vests and helmets to freelancers and offers them insurance at a reduced rate. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more News The French and Greek governments have submitted a draft resolution to the UN security council on the protection of journalists in war zones, they announced today at a news conference organised by Reporters Without Borders and the French foreign ministry at the Press Club of France in Paris.French foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said the resolution aimed to “remind all parties to conflicts of their obligations as regards the protection and safety of journalists.” It also “reaffirms that states have an obligation to prevent crimes against journalists and, when such crimes are committed, to investigate, arrest those responsible and try them,” he said.Voicing “optimism” about the rapid adoption of the resolution, which was submitted on 4 December, Douste-Blazy added: “It is now falls to the security council, which has considerable political authority, to take a stand on this central issue.”Greece’s ambassador to France, Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, said: “There seems to be a need for this resolution calling on all states not to leave attacks on journalists unpunished.” To this end, “governments must sign the first additional protocol to the Geneva conventions,” he added, referring to its specific provision for guaranteeing the protection of journalists.Reporters Without Borders worked closely with the French foreign ministry on the drafting of the resolution. The organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, pointed out that 139 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in 2003 – more that twice the total killed in the Vietnam war – at least 81 journalists have been killed worldwide this year and 774 have been killed in the past 15 years, half of them in war zones. to go further May 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Faith & Youth Lake Avenue Church: The Spark By NANYAMKA REDMOND in Lake Avenue Church High School Ministries Blog Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 4:50 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This summer I have found myself interested in survival shows. The ones where folks are dropped off in the middle of nowhere and are forced to figure out how to make it out alive. People who do what I could never do fascinate me! In one episode, a gentleman was attempting to start a fire with nothing more than rocks and sticks. He was in the rain forest and the environment was humid and damp. This made making a fire a challenge. It was exciting when he finally got a spark of fame. He then frantically began to add kindling to the fire to ignite the flame. It was awesome!I was reminded of this episode this week when I was reading literature on adolescence and thriving. I am researcher in the Thrive Center for Youth Development at Fuller and I am often immersed in the grand ideas of thriving. We ask questions like, what does it mean to thrive and what does it take to lead a person to optimal development? These are intriguing questions.I have been pondering the theory that we, adults and leaders, must ignite and fan the “spark” in the teens in our lives. A spark is defined as a self identified interest, skill, or capacity. The motivation for the pursuit of this spark is intrinsic; it comes from a desire within.Some teens have a clear spark. They have always been passionate about dance or sports. Other teens aren’t sure what their spark is. We adults can help facilitate this discovery process. By paying attention to often hard to notice aspects of the teens in our lives, we may help them to discover that spark or fan the flames of an existing spark. Here are some things to consider as you support your teen.1. What gets your teen excited? Maybe they get amped by paying attention to the latest technology news. Or they love animals. What gets them excited may be an essential aspect of an undiscovered spark. Try to lead them to new experiences in this area. Perhaps greater exposure to a particular field might excite them towards a potential future in that field.2. Be positive. Some teens consider all the limitations before the endless possibilities. Sure there may be some serious limitations to the future they may want to pursue. Then again, maybe this limited future is the path that God may intend for him or her to embark on. If your teen is passionate and feels called by God to pursue a particular interest, maybe all he or she needs from us is encouragement.3. Listen. Of course you already listen to your kids! However try listening for the truth in what they are saying in the words they are saying or not saying. Listening at this level may open our ears to a hidden spark or the fear that may be extinguishing the spark.4. Partner with other adults. Talk to the other adults in your teenâ€™s life. Work together to identify and fan the flames of the spark in your teen. You all have the same goal and perhaps some great revelation can occur as a result. Perhaps it would be best for you to partner with other parents to learn what has worked and not worked for them. Let’s learn from each other!Ultimately the goal is to lead our teens to do more than just make it through adolescence. We want them to THRIVE! We are here to ignite the spark and fan the flames of their passions, as God would intend for us to do. As always, blessing to you and your family!NanyamkaFirst United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visitÂ fumcpasadena.org.
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Top Stories[AGR Case] ‘Can Spectrum Be Sold In Insolvency Proceedings?’ SC Examines Bona Fides Of Telecos’ Bankruptcy Claims Sanya Talwar10 Aug 2020 5:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on whether Telecom Spectrum can be sold/auctioned in the insolvency proceedings faced by the telecom companies.The Court posed this query while examining the bona fides of bankruptcy claims of Reliance Communications, Aircel and Videocon. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer & MR Shah also directed Solicitor General…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 Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on whether Telecom Spectrum can be sold/auctioned in the insolvency proceedings faced by the telecom companies.The Court posed this query while examining the bona fides of bankruptcy claims of Reliance Communications, Aircel and Videocon. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer & MR Shah also directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file an affidavit responding to the issuance of contempt against officers of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in terms of the show cause notices issued against telecom department official who had ‘passed an order’ stating no coercive action should be taken against the telcos for not sticking to the Supreme Court’s stipulated January 23 payment deadline.The Solicitor General stated that the Officers had tendered an unconditional apology but the Top Court insisted to bring the same on record vide an affidavit.”Apology is fine. But file an affidavit. We will consider it” said Justice Mishra.After hearing the Solicitor General for DoT & counsel on behalf of Reliance Communications & Aircel on the aspect of Insolvency proceedings enunciated by the errant companies, the bench adjourned the case for further hearing on August 14.The order on the application moved by DoT to allow telecom companies to pay off the AGR dues worth Rs 1.47 lakh crores in a staggered manner over 20 years is also awaited.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, at the beginning of the hearing, apprised Court of the stages of insolvency proceedings in Reliance Communications, Aircel and Videocon.”All 3 cases are at different stages of insolvency. We raised a point that these companies that have gone for insolvency & showing a spectrum cannot go into this. Govt. is Trustee” said SG.The Court inquired as to how the interests of DoT can be secured in light of pending insolvency proceedings of the three companies. To this, SG replied that the spectrums cannot be sold as it is not a monetary asset of any company.Senior Advocate Shyam Divan appearing for the Interim Resolution Professional of Reliance Communications made submissions regarding different stages of insolvency and stated that the resolution plan is pending before the NCLT. At this juncture, Justice Mishra asked Divan how the NCLAT could have revived the proceedings despite payments to Ericsson. Divan was thus directed to file a copy of the the said order.Senior Advocate Ravi Kadam appearing for Aircel submitted that his client had brought the spectrum with “upfront money” which makes it a transferable asset.Court also allowed parties to file additional documents, if any.On August 7, the Top Court had reserved orders in the plea by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking to allow telecom companies to make payments of the AGR dues in a staggered fashion over 20 years.The bench had also made it clear that it shall not entertain any objections for re-assessment/ re-calculation of AGR in light of the decision passed by Top Court in October 2019 and directed Reliance Communications, Sistema, Shyam Teleservices & Videocon to submit their insolvency details within 7 days.Court noted that, in doing so it needed to ensure that the IBC was not being misused by companies in order to escape liabilities.While warning all parties to dispense with payments pertaining to public revenue as had already been directed by the Court, the Justice Arun Mishra led bench expressed reservations regarding keeping the payment of dues pending.”What is the guarantee that you will not escape? Some of you are foreign companies and may even go into liquidation. What is the security that you can give us?” Justice Mishra had asked.On June 18, the Supreme Court had directed telecom companies to submit their financial documents while considering the instant plea by the Department of Telecommunications to allow them to settle the AGR-related dues in a staggered fashion over 20 years.On June 11, it had directed the Department of Telecommunication to reconsider the claims raised on Public Sector Undertakings on the basis of the October 2019 verdict in the case pertaining to AGR dues of telecom companies.The bench had also observed that raising demands on PSUs on the strength of AGR verdict was uncalled for. The bench pointed out that the licenses for telecos and PSUs were of different nature, as the latter was not intended at commercial exploitation.”This is an outright misuse of our verdict. You are making a demand of over 4 lac crores ! This is wholly and totally impermissible!”, Justice Mishra observed on the demands on PSUs.In March, before the commencement of the ongoing coronavirus-forced lockdown, the Department of Telecom (DoT) had moved the Supreme Court proposing staggered payment over 20 years for telecom firms to discharge their AGR dues.The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) had filed a plea in the Supreme Court for modification of the order dated October 24, 2019 vis-à-vis arriving at a formula for recovery of past dues from telecom service providers.In the instant appeal, the union had stated that even though the Court had widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), leaving the three telcos, i.e. Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices, collectively facing more than INR1.02 lakh crore in additional licence fees, spectrum usage charges (SUC), penalties and interest, it is imperative that the proposal for mode for recovery is approved.However, on March 18, Supreme Court lashed out at the Centre and telecom companies for doing self-assessment or reassessment of the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues fixed by the apex court in its verdict.In April, the Supreme Court had rejected pleas by Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices seeking review of the October 24 verdict that widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR).Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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