Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, Nov. 15———CANADA OFFERS TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS: The Trudeau government is formally offering helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of soldiers for UN peacekeeping — though it will be months before Canadians know when and where they will go. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the planned contributions at a high-level summit Wednesday in Vancouver, including millions of dollars to increase the role of women in peacekeeping. The moment marks Canada’s most tangible step back into peacekeeping — long the country’s traditional military role — since the Liberals promised last year to provide the UN with up to 600 troops and 150 police officers. But government officials who briefed reporters on background prior to the announcement say Canada and the UN have only just started what could be six to nine months of discussions about when and where those capabilities are needed.———LOBLAW CLOSING 22 STORES, LAUNCHING DELIVERY: Loblaw Companies Ltd. is closing 22 stores and launching home delivery in two major Canadian cities, ahead of what it believes will be a challenging new year. The grocery and pharmacy giant has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats, said spokeswoman Catherine Thomas in an email, while declining to provide specific store locations. The store closures are expected to be mostly complete by the end of the first quarter next year. “We are excited about our future. But given all of the headwinds, we expect 2018 will be a very difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO, during a call with analysts following the company’s earnings report. Canadian grocers face increasing pressure from several fronts, including discount and online retailers, and pending minimum wage increases in some provinces.———APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS PARENTS’ CONVICTION IN SON’S DEATH: A couple who treated their toddler son with natural remedies before he died of meningitis can appeal their convictions to the Supreme Court after a split decision from Alberta’s Court of Appeal. David and Collet Stephan were found guilty last year of failing to provide the necessaries of life in the 2012 death of 19-month-old Ezekiel. Their trial in Lethbridge, Alta., heard they treated the boy with garlic, onion and horseradish rather than taking him to a doctor. There was testimony from a nurse, who was also a friend, who said she had suggested to the Stephans that Ezekiel could have meningitis. The couple’s lawyer argued before the Appeal Court that the trial judge allowed the jury to be overwhelmed by medical evidence and it took almost 39 months from when the Stephans were charged to when they were sentenced. Two of the three Appeal Court judges ruled in support of the conviction. Writing for the majority, Justice Bruce McDonald said the delay in the case was not unreasonable and the judge was not wrong in admitting expert witness evidence. Collet Stephan’s testimony showed she did tests for meningitis and ignored the positive results, McDonald wrote.———POLICE FIND CALIFORNIA GUNMAN’S WIFE DEAD IN THEIR HOME: The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five. Investigators discovered the body of Kevin Janson Neal’s wife hidden under the floor with several gunshot wounds. They believe her slaying was the start of the rampage, said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. Neal shot and killed four other people and wounded 10 at different locations around the rural community of Rancho Tehama Reserve. Police later shot and killed him. At the time of the attack, the gunman was out on bail after he was charged with stabbing a neighbour. Court records also show that Neal was barred in February from having guns after the assault. Neighbours had complained about him firing hundreds of rounds from his house, and the assistant sheriff acknowledged officers had visited the home on several occasions.———LAWYER EXPECTS NEW LAWSUITS AGAINST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NEW BRUNSWICK: A lawyer representing dozens of alleged Catholic sex abuse victims in New Brunswick says he expects hundreds more complainants may emerge. Robert Talach said he believes more people will seek compensation through the courts after a 2012 reconciliation process that saw 80 victims compensated, and that the actual number of victims in the province is in the hundreds. “It’s going to be shocking for people,” he said Wednesday from his office in London, Ont. “You are talking dozens of victims for each priest. These guys were left in the field operating and abusing for decades.” Talach said he believes that one estimate of 56 current lawsuits against the Catholic Church in New Brunswick is on the low side, noting that he’s handling about 32 involving the late Camille Leger alone. Leger was a priest in Cap-Pele, N.B., between 1957 and 1980, but no accusers came forward before he died in 1990. Moncton Archbishop Valery Vienneau was not available Wednesday to comment on the number of cases.———B.C. URGED TO ACT ON ABORIGINAL YOUTH DEATHS: A new report on unexpected deaths says Indigenous youth in British Columbia died at a rate almost two times higher than non-Aboriginal youth over a six-year period ending in 2015. The BC Coroners Service and First Nations Health Authority reviewed the unexpected deaths of 95 Indigenous young people between the ages of 15 and 24 during the period between January 2010 and December 2015. They make a series of broad recommendations including reducing barriers to services for Indigenous youth and promoting connections to family, community and culture. The review says prevention programs for Indigenous youth should consider a focus on cultural diversity and community strengths in their communities. The report found accidental deaths in motor vehicle crashes, drownings and overdoses accounted for 60 per cent of Indigenous youth deaths, while suicide accounted for 32 per cent of the deaths. The report says almost 25 per cent of the Indigenous youth who died were parents of young children.———ONTARIO PREMIER DIDN’T RECEIVE GRASSY NARROWS REPORT: Ontario’s government has had a report in hand about mercury contamination upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation for more than a year, but the premier says she didn’t see it. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer said this week the report was received by the government in September 2016. But it apparently never made its way to Premier Kathleen Wynne. “We are not sure exactly how that information hadn’t made it to my desk, but we’re asking that question,” Wynne said Wednesday. Zimmer said the report was received by the Ministry of the Environment, though he was unsure of whether it was also received by his ministry. “Ministries do not keep the premier of the day in the dark,” Zimmer said. Mercury contamination has plagued the English-Wabigoon River system in northwestern Ontario for half a century, since a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., dumped 9,000 kilograms of the substance into the river systems in the 1960s. Researchers have previously reported that more than 90 per cent of the people in Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nation show signs of mercury poisoning.———OCTOBER HOME SALES UP FROM SEPTEMBER: Canadian home sales in October ticked higher compared with September, the third consecutive monthly increase. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday the number of homes sold through its MLS system in October was up 0.9 per cent from the previous month, led by the Toronto region and the Fraser Valley in B.C. TD Bank senior economist Michael Dolega said the report corroborates the notion that the Canadian housing market continues to manoeuvre a soft landing. “Markets in Ontario remain vulnerable given affordability issues and lingering uncertainty regarding policies, but it would appear that the worst is behind the province, with some stability likely in store in the near- to medium-term,” Dolega wrote in a note to clients. The increase in sales came as the number of newly listed homes slipped 0.8 per cent in October following a jump of more than five per cent in September. The national average price for a home sold in October was $505,937, up five per cent from a year ago. Excluding Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto, the average price was just over $383,000.———TORONTO OFFICER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY BREACHING BAIL CONDITIONS: A Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a teen on an empty streetcar four years ago was charged Wednesday with breaching his bail conditions. Ontario’s police watchdog said Const. James Forcillo — who has been on bail as he appeals his conviction — was accused of breaching the conditions related to his house arrest, but gave no other details about the case. Toronto police said Forcillo was charged with failing to comply with his recognizance. Forcillo’s lawyer, Peter Brauti, said a bail hearing on the new charge was put over to Friday. Forcillo had his bail conditions extended in late September, a day before he was set to appeal his conviction in the 2013 death of Sammy Yatim. Yatim’s killing set off a wave of public outrage and protests after a video of the shooting went viral. Forcillo was found guilty last year of attempted murder but was acquitted of the more serious charge of second-degree murder for shooting 18-year-old Yatim multiple times. He was sentenced to six years behind bars, a year more than the mandatory minimum.———HALIFAX EXPLOSION CHRISTMAS TREE BEINGS JOURNEY: A massive Nova Scotia Christmas tree has begun its journey to Boston, part of a tradition that recalls how New England residents helped Halifax after a massive explosion ripped through the provincial capital 100 years ago. Each year the province cuts down a tree and sends it as an act of gratitude for the trainload of volunteers and supplies that was sent to assist thousands of injured and homeless citizens in the city devastated by the Dec. 6, 1917, blast. The 100th anniversary tree is a 45-year-old, 16-metre white spruce that was cut down in a ceremony Wednesday in Blues Mills, about 38 kilometres from Baddeck in Cape Breton. Bob and Marion Campbell and their family are the donors. “We have been blessed to have a tree worthy of donation in recognition of the speedy and compassionate response by the people of Boston to the Halifax Explosion,” Bob Campbell said in a news release. The explosion, the result of a collision between a relief vessel and a munitions ship in Halifax harbour, was the largest human-made blast on record before the first atomic bomb.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the TJ Martell Foundation announced plans for L.A. Family Day presented by CITI at the Grove on Saturday, October 7, 2017.L.A. Family Day Co-Chairmen Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group and David Schachter, Sr. Vice President Wealth Management at UBS gave an overview of plans during a West Coast Board and Music Industry Mixer.Honorees for L.A. Family Day include Amy Howe, COO of Ticketmaster and her family; Dr. Robert Seeger, Senior Investigator, Cancer Research Program Director, Cancer Research Program 1989-2017, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Dave Berryman, President of Gibson Guitar.L.A. Family Day will include the Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner on Monday, October 2 at the Luxe Hotel – Bel Air with a performance by Grammy Nominated artist Andy Grammer.“It is an honor to be involved with the T.J. Martell Foundation’s L.A. Family Day which raises funds for innovative pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” said Ken Bunt. “The T.J. Martell Foundation has supported research at CHLA for over thirty years which has created clinical trials and new therapies that have saved children’s lives.”The T.J. Martell Foundation also announced other key events including:Wine LA’s Rock Stars of Wine, June 28, at Leica Store and Gallery, Wine LA Stars of Pinot, July 19 at Sofitel Beverly Hills and The L.A. Wine Dinner which will be held in February 2018.
Meanwhile, East Timor Foreign Minister José Ramos-Horta left Dili for New York today to attend a Security Council meeting on the future of UN involvement in the new nation.When the Council meets on 30 January to discuss the current situation in East Timor, it will hear from Mr. Ramos-Horta and Sergio Vieira de Mello, the head of the UN Transitional Administration in the territory (UNTAET). They will request an extension of UNTAET’s mandate to 20 May and present plans for the transition to independence and the launch of UN’s successor mission in East Timor.According to UNTAET, while in New York, Mr. Ramos-Horta is also expected to attend the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting and deliver a speech on East Timor at a gala event hosted by the Ford Foundation.
Irrigation systems supported by the UN Development Programme have enabled farmers in São Tomé and Príncipe to produce crops throughout the year. (file 2017), by UNDP São Tomé and PríncipeA decrease in rainfall has meant that crops can no longer be grown in the dry season, so UNDP, working with government agencies, has supported the development of an irrigation system which all farmers can benefit from. The project on the island archipelago is not only providing access to water and the chance to grow more crops for sale, it is also building awareness about how life and farming practices must adapt to the realities of climate change. Ahead of World Environment Day, marked annually on 5 June, read more about the farmers of São Tomé and Príncipe.
A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl believed to be the child’s twin.Both toddlers were discovered with critical injuries at a flat near Finsbury Park, north London, on Saturday night.They were taken to hospital, where the boy died in the early hours of Sunday morning.The girl, who has been operated on, remains in a critical condition, police said.Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, is due to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.A post-mortem examination in relation to the boy, who has not been formally identified, will take place on Tuesday at a central London hospital.Witnesses heard a woman shouting for help on the street outside at around 11.10pm on Saturday and later saw two children being carried out of the property.Mihai Manea, 29, who lives on the second floor of the white three-storey building, said the children were twins and lived on the top floor with their parents.A woman living opposite the building, who gave her name as Gui Gui, said she opened the window to offer help after hearing a woman shouting: “My kids.”Das was arrested in the Hackney area on Sunday evening following a major search by police. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Emergency services were called to Finsbury Park on Saturday night
Following an incident on December 1, 2018, involving the head teacher (ag) of No 5 Primary School, Gangadai Sebarat-Isaacs and a Grade 11 student of Number 8 Secondary School, the Education Ministry met with the male student and his mother during which the student proffered a different version of what transpired between himself and the head teacher.As such, he submitted a written report giving his version of what took place on the day of the incident. However, in the presence of his mother, he was placed on a school bond by the Schools’ Welfare Department and more so, he is required to attend counselling sessions every Wednesday for the next four months.Headteacher, Gangadai Sebarat-IsaacsIn a missive, the Education Ministry stated that it will continue to monitor the child and the situation even as the matter continues to engage the attention of the Police.“The Ministry of Education is not in a position to comment further on this matter since this incident is now engaging the attention of the Police and the court,” the release added.It was reported that the teacher had to seek medical attention after she was attacked and beaten by the student. Sebarat-Isaacs was on her way home when the incident occurred.The teenager reportedly bumped into her son and then pushed her to the ground. He then bent over and kissed her on her lips.“He go to do it again and I spit. I don’t know if the spit catch him but with that, he start cuffing me. He cuff me on my face… right now my whole face hurting, my head hurting, my teeth hurting, my skin what he cuff and so hurting…”, the teacher recalled.The matter was first called at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court but the teenager was not present in court to answer the charge. As such, a court summons was served for him to appear in court on December 12, 2018, when the case was be called for the second time.On December 12, the matter was called for the second time and the young man was ordered to return to court on January 9. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBeating of teacher sparks protest in BerbiceSeptember 28, 2018In “latest news”Schoolgirl stabs 14-yr-old boy to neck – at Charity Secondary SchoolFebruary 4, 2016In “Local News”Caribbean News Round-upDecember 10, 2015In “Regional”
THE FIRST ‘NEW-LOOK’ regulated Smithfield Horse Fair is due to take place on Sunday.Dublin City Council is to hold the new-look fair from 9am to 1.30pm on Sunday 3 March, and this is the first horse fair to be held under new byelaws adopted by the council this January.The fair will now take place twice a year, on the first Sundays in March and September, as was announced back in September 2012.The changes to the fair came following an incident in March 2011 during which shots were fired at the event, while a teenager was injured with a slash hook.The following month saw three separate arrests when attendees tried to steal a horse.Enterprise minister Richard Bruton had made a detailed submission to the Attorney General seeking advice on whether it was legally permissible to shut the fair permanently, but it was reported that this would be an unconstitutional breach of traders’ commercial rights unless an alternative location was first provided.RegulationPaul Clegg, Executive Manager with Dublin City Council, said: This will be the first time that Smithfield Horse Fair is regulated. Dublin City Council believes that the new bye laws will improve the welfare of horses attending the fair and the experience of attending the fair for the public. We have worked with Smithfield horse owners, DSPCA and elected representatives to ensure this and hope to see the fair become part of Dublin’s exciting programme of events.Under the new byelaws a Casual Trading Licence is required for each horse attending the fair.In addition to the traditional display of horses, Dublin City Council’s Arts Office and Libraries Service are planning music, an exhibition on the history of Smithfield and a screening of photographs explaining the historical significance of the Smithfield area during the event.Read: City Council plans to limit Smithfield horse fair to twice a year>Read: Closing controversial horse fair could be unconstitutional according to AG>
Lions: Stuart Hogg; Alex Cuthbert, Manu Tuilagi, Jonathan Davies, Tommy Bowe; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Gethin Jenkins, Tom Youngs, Matt Stevens; Richie Gray, Geoff Parling; Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (c), Toby Faletau.Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Mako Vunipola, Adam Jones, Paul O’Connell, Justin Tipuric, Conor Murray, Jonny Sexton, George North. Queensland Reds: Ben Lucas; Rod Davies, Ben Tapuai, Anthony Faingaa, Luke Morahan; Quade Cooper, Nick Frisby; Ben Daley, James Hanson, Greg Holmes; Adam Wallace-Harrison, Ed O’Donoghue; Eddie Quirk, Beau Robinson, Jake Schatz.Replacements: Albert Anae, Sam Denny, Jono Owen, Radike Samo, Jarrad Butler, Jono Lance, Mike Harris, Dom Shipperley. Updated 12.20TOMMY BOWE IS the only Irish starter in the Lions team to face the Queensland Reds.The Ulster winger, who bagged his first try of the tour in the win against the Western Force, starts opposite Alex Cuthbert at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.Captain Sam Warburton has recovered from his knee injury and will have the honour of becoming the 800th Lion when he makes his debut in the back row.Three-time tourist Gethin Jenkins makes his first start of the summer up front. He is joined by Tom Youngs, Matt Stevens, Richie Gray and Geoff Parling in a new look front five while Gatland has gone for an all-Welsh back row with Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau alongside Warburton.England duo Ben Youngs and Owen Farrell are named in the half-backs with Manu Tuilagi and Jonathan Davies in midfield and Stuart Hogg at full-back.“Two games and two victories is great, but those two matches are building blocks as we head towards the Test series,” Gatland said today.“We always said we would give every player a start in the first three matches and this team reflects that. It also provides us with the opportunity to continue to look at different combinations.”Paul O’Connell, Conor Murray and Jonny Sexton are the Irish players on the bench.The Reds have named a total of 12 Australian internationals in the squad for Saturday’s game with Wallabie out-half Quade Cooper handed a start by coach Ewen McKenzie. Cian Healy’s ‘bite’ hearing has been delayedPics: The Irish rugby team got a tour of NASA Headquarters yesterday
Related Items:black friday, building materials, cyber monday, kb home, kishco, sunny foods Tiki Hut host Job Fair then Hurricane Relief fundraiser, Oct 27 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Nov 2015 – On the public holiday in the Turks and Caicos today there was, in the original plan, expected to be religious services held to thank God for the islands and its people and its prosperity. However, Magnetic Media observes that the day is continuing with the trend from nearby USA and remains a weekend of shopping bonanzas. Black Friday sales and specials are promoted around the country and residents are turning out in strong numbers to cash in on the savings. Since 5am Kishco welcomed a stream of shoppers and will give the first 200 people to show up Apple Watches. KB Homes, another major retailer is marking down prices by a giant 25% on all home, building, holiday décor and gift items ahead of the opening of a new depot in Provo’s industrial area. Grocery items are also marked down this weekend at various stores. Graceway IGA is saving patrons money on festive food items especially; IGA now has its stock of real Christmas Trees set up. Meanwhile Sunny Foods is promising low, low prices on thousands of food items for Black Friday until Sunday. This weekend will also see the 31st anniversary and grand reopening of BML Do it Center in Grand Turk; where prices are slashed by 20% at the place where it all began for the Adams’ family. Black Friday is an American tradition where shoppers pay no taxes on popular consumer items; it has evolved to embrace new methods in shopping and some savings spill into the weekend and have even forged Cyber Monday. Grocery Specials at Sonny Foods – SALE on NOW Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp GET TO KNOW KISHCO
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2015 – The one mile link between North and Middle Caicos is closer to completion as just before the Christmas season the paving with bituminous asphalt started by winning contractor, JACA TCI. JACA TCI won the bid at $2 million 645 thousand 107 dollars and 91 cents for the six month job. Photographs were this weekend shared with Magnetic Media revealing the progress of the work on the stretch which was battered in 2008’s Hurricane Hanna and which connects the country’s two largest islands. This second phase on the causeway also required concrete culverts to be put in; these were touted to be better engineering and better for the environment but residents say ‘not so.’ In fact, October’s Hurricane Joaquin exposed that this feature did nothing to circumvent rising flood waters. Flooding at the causeway made the roadway impassable and was several feet high despite the new features. Residents of Middle Caicos told Magnetic Media that the causeway is not higher and they remain very concerned that despite millions of dollars invested, they can still be cut off from the rest of the country during a dangerous storm; they are also concerned that the bituminous roadway is not durable enough. Online it is explained that bituminous surfaces are ideal for low impact roadways. The causeway which suffered delays due to the recent floods is about 20% done with the paving, we understand.The work on this phase two began in June and was due to be completed by December according to Minister Amanda Misick, so the project is behind schedule. Related Items:amanda missick, causeway, hurricane joaquin, jaca tci, middle caicos, North caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches
Vijayawada: Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas released a book on Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy titled ‘Nenu Vinnanu – Nenu Unnanu’ penned by BC state leader and YSRCP leader Bayani Shekarbabu here on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that Shekarbabu knew the zeal of former CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy and recalled the memories of the great leader. He penned the book which includes the promises given to the people by CM Jagan at the time of Padayatra. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Minister said within two months of taking charge as the CM, he brought a legislation to give 50 per cent nominated works to BC, SC, ST and minorities which was a historic move. He said that about 80 to 90 per cent promises given to the people were being fulfilled and the rest will be done shortly. YSRCP leaders Yalamanchali Ravi, Boppana Bhavakumar, K Durga Rao, BC leaders Sk Chand, Katamaju, L Vengalrao, NV Rao, T Ajuna Rao, P Ravi, N Appa Rao and others were present.
A rickshaw puller speaks on his mobile phone as he waits for customers in front of advertisement billboards belonging to telecom companies in Kolkata February 3, 2014.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriThe proposed merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has got approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).After the merger of two telecom companies, Idea and Vodafone will jointly have over 400 million mobile subscribers and together account for the largest share of the Indian telecom segment, reports PTI quoting latest data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).Vodafone and Idea are the second and third-largest players, respectively, in the Indian telecom industry now. After the merger, the joint entity will become the number one player in the Indian telecom market in terms of customer base. Currently, Bharti Airtel tops the list.Vodafone India is expected to hold around 47.5 percent share in the new entity, while the rest will be owned by Idea Cellular and promoter Aditya Birla Group (AB Group). Earlier, the AB Group had planned to raise up to Rs 6,750 crore ahead of its merger with Vodafone. The proposed merger of Vodafone India and Idea will create an entity with revenue of around Rs 775-800 billion. The consolidation of Idea and Vodafone will leave only three or four big companies in the telecom industry, which will result in less competition and bigger revenues.The merger deal is expected to be completed by the middle of 2018. The two telecom companies now await the final approval for the merger from the Department of Telecom after Vodafone’s appeal also gets NCLT approval.”We wish to inform you that the Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal, bench at Ahmedabad, vide its order dated January 11, 2018, has sanctioned the composite scheme of amalgamation and arrangement among Vodafone Mobile Services Limited and Vodafone India Limited and Idea Cellular Limited,” Idea Cellular was quoted by PTI as saying.
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Elizabeth Evans,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — A prayer that mentioned Jesus 13 times in less than two minutes has sparked heated debate among Pennsylvania lawmakers and a wider discussion about how sectarian prayer and respect for religious diversity can co-exist in public life.State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s March 25 invocation took place just before the House chamber’s first female Muslim, Movita Johnson-Harrell, was sworn in.“Jesus, we’ve lost sight of you. We’ve forgotten you, God, in our country,” prayed Borowicz, a Clinton County Republican who represents Clinton and Centre counties. “Jesus, you are our only hope.”The prayer mentioned President Trump, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Israel before closing with a reference to the New Testament verse that “every knee shall bow” at the name of Jesus.More than a week later, controversy over the prayer shows no signs of dying. It’s a reminder of the challenge of navigating public prayer and the separation of church and state in a society that is increasingly pluralistic.A former teacher, Borowicz, who is married to a pastor, ran as a Christian conservative and made many biblical references in her 2018 campaign, according to published reports. Borowicz also founded Make a Stand USA, a nonprofit whose goal was “to hold prayer rallies in each state, bringing the country back to God,” she told a Pennsylvania newspaper.Multiple calls to Borowicz’s offices over the course of several days were not returned.Movita Johnson-Harrell is sworn in as a state representative on March 25, 2019, in Harrisburg, Pa. Johnson-Harrell is the first female Muslim to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Video screenshot via Pennsylvania State HouseHer prayer may have run afoul of House guidelines.“We believe we addressed the matter Monday afternoon on the House Floor when Speaker (Mike) Turzai reminded everyone that the Members of the House come from a wide variety of faiths and we believe it is important to respect this diversity,” Turzai’s office said in a statement issued in response to the controversy. “Speaker Turzai reminded the Members that our guidelines ask them to deliver an inter-faith opening prayer.”Johnson-Harrell said she was appalled and offended by the prayer, not so much for herself as for the 55 guests who had shown up to celebrate her swearing-in. She also said that Borowicz’s remarks were more political statement than prayer.“It was very chaotic and disrespectful,” said Johnson-Harrell. “I do not have a problem with Jesus. I understand more than many Western Muslims how important Jesus is to Islam.”Pennsylvania has historically prided itself on tolerance, said retired Presbyterian pastor Jesse Garner, board chair of Interfaith Philadelphia. He believes Borowicz’s prayer didn’t fit that tradition.“It’s not in keeping with the spirit of what such invitations are supposed to be,” Garner said.But in an interview with the American Pastors Network on Thursday, Borowicz defended her choice of words. “I had no idea that that would cause controversy,” she said. “It wasn’t directed at anyone.”In a statement posted the next day on the American Pastors Network blog, Executive Director Gary Dull said that he was grateful “there is still enough respect for God and America’s great Judeo-Christian heritage for those prayers to continue to be offered in the state” and that he trusts that freedom will continue.Ryan Travis, former communications coordinator with the Republican Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, wrote a commentary advising Borowicz to “choose her words more carefully” in the future.Jeffrey Trimbath, executive director of the Center for Vision and Values, a conservative think tank at Pennsylvania’s Grove City College, argued that Borowicz’s critics were being intolerant.“Of course, they’re fine to have people pray who agree with their particular agenda,” wrote Trimbath in a commentary posted on the center’s website. “But if you have a person who displays a genuine faith in a God who makes real claims on one’s beliefs and behaviors that contradict their agenda, then that goes too far.”John Inazu, professor of law at Washington University. Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTLWashington University law professor John Inazu, author of “Confident Pluralism,” noted that the Supreme Court has approved sectarian prayers at government meetings. But he said the controversy over Borowicz’s words illustrated the problems that can accompany prayers that appear to favor one faith over another.“The law encourages generic, nonsectarian prayer,” he said. “Many people who want to pray in public want to pray specific, nongeneric prayer.”Inazu said Borowicz’s prayer seemed sincere but insensitive.“Just because we have the right to say something doesn’t mean we should say it,” he said.Diana Eck, a religious studies scholar who is director of Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, said prayer should lend gravity to the opening of a legislative session, pointing to comments made by recently retired Justice Anthony Kennedy in Greece v. Galloway, a 2014 Supreme Court decision about public prayers.“In general, there has been a sense that what legislative prayer should amount to is something that is broadly inclusive, because it is prayer for the whole body,” Eck said. “It’s simply inappropriate to have a prayer so exclusive in its religious tenor and one that mixed in political concerns. That clearly crossed a line.”The invocation sparked outrage and accusations of Islamophobia and intolerance from some legislators, including Philadelphia’s Kevin Boyle, who has sponsored a resolution mandating that prayers be constructed to be inclusive of all religions.This isn’t the first time prayer has been a focus of contention in the Pennsylvania House.In 2016, atheists and other freethinkers barred from acting as guest chaplains sued the Pennsylvania House leadership, claiming that the legislators were violating the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution. A federal judge ruled in favor of the nontheists. Republicans have appealed the decision.Until that issue is resolved, Pennsylvania legislators are tasked with giving the opening invocation.Johnson-Harrell said she hopes lawmakers will be able to focus on the matters of governing — not arguing about religion.“Republicans and Democrats will always be in fights over something,” she said. “Prayer should not be one of those things.” By: Elizabeth Evans As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Elizabeth Evans Some North Dakota GOP lawmakers abstain from Hindu prayer Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email
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the party leadership the subsequent appointments done by her including naming him as party deputy general secretary was valid too File image of TTV Dinakaran CNN-News18 Dinakaran who is Sasikala’s nephew said his post was a nominated one and the party general secretary could name office-bearers to such posts He asserted that the appointments he made were valid as well and these were in tune with party bye-laws He also cited Sasikala naming forest minister Dindigul C Srinivasan as party treasurer The minister could operate the bank accounts only because his appointment by Sasikala was valid he said After the then-treasurer O Panneerselvam was expelled from the party Srinivasan was named treasurer Dinakaran said the same leaders who were now talking against them were the ones who had campaigned for him in the RK Nagar bypoll which was subsequently cancelled Dismissing the meet chaired by Palaniswamy as caused by fear and selfish motives he said the AIADMK was in the control of the party chief and himself "For sure all steps will be taken for the party’s growth If the situation warrants surgical action will be taken" he said adding it does not matter if it was Chief Minister Palaniswamy or others "We have the courage to take action and we have the support of cadres to do it" Without naming anyone he said action would be taken against those who had "forgotten" about who had appointed them to their current positions in the government and those who had joined hands with rivals to continue on their posts Palaniswamy’s name was proposed by Sasikala for chief minister’s post at a hurried meet at a nearby resort after a Supreme Court order convicted her in an assets case Dinkaran said the Palaniswamy camp’s act of coming out against him was due to several fears and one of them was that he was going to start my state wide tour "to strengthen the party" "They have given these statements out of fear" he said He claimed that the chief minister’s camp had wantonly misinterpreted party rules to say that his appointment was against the party law and also questioned their using the letterhead of undivided AIADMK which was barred by the EC Dinakaran said the incumbent AIADMK regime was set up by party general secretary Sasikala and hence it should not face any threat He said he still had the "good heart" of ensuring that the government does not face any "danger" because of the "selfishness and wrong moves" of some leaders "Nothing of that sort will happen But those who commit mistakes will correct it or they will be reformed" he said when asked if the government faced any threat In the same breath without naming the Palaniswamy camp he said "they only want to protect their office and are not worried about the party" He alleged that they were in the mindset of "decamping with whatever was available" Dinakaran is perceived to command the loyalty of approximately 30-35 legislators in the 234 member House "No one can confuse cadres they are clear" he said adding that the people too were closely following They knew who were "ungrateful" and who were "good people" and it would be reflected in the 2019 Parliamentary elections To a question if he would welcome back Panneerselvam he said "not only O Panneerselvam even those from other parties are welcome" Congress president Rahul Gandhi began a round of his poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa region with a visit to the Mahakaleshwar temple a jyotirlinga shrine at Ujjain on Monday This came as no surprise Temple trips have become an inevitable part of the Congress president’s itinerary these days His mega roadshow in Bhopal one-and-a-half month ago was peppered with posters of him pouring water on the shivling at Manosarovar Hindu priests chanting mantras have become a routine visual during his rally launches So what is the game plan behind the head of an avowedly secular party desperately trying to look religious The BJP may mock him saying he is making a futile effort to wean Hindus away from the 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