Maryland diocese’s summer scholars program teaches life skills

first_imgMaryland diocese’s summer scholars program teaches life skills Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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It was part of the Sutton Scholars program teaching life skills. Photos: Dan Webster/Diocese of Maryland[Diocese of Maryland – Adamstown, Maryland] “I’m not doing that.” The soon-to-be high school sophomore voiced his reluctance to go canoeing or kayaking on the Potomac River. But it’s amazing what positive peer pressure, and a little nudge from a camp counselor, can do for a city kid taking on something new.The Sutton Scholars High School Enrichment Program is finishing its second year of offering a four-week summer session, most of it on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore. There are 54 rising ninth- and 10th-graders learning “soft” and other life skills in order to help them succeed in high school and be better equipped for college and work environments.The scholars spent some of the time at the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland’s Claggett Center in Frederick County. They tackled the ropes course and zip line, learned to tie-dye T-shirts and put into the Upper Potomac in watercraft that requires teamwork.River guide Bill Kasten explains to Morgan State’s Kea Smith, left, and to the scholars about some of the native plants they’ll see on the river. Here he holds a branch of chicory, which is plentiful along the river. Photo: Dan Webster/Diocese of MarylandMentors and instructors lead the scholars in the development of critical thinking, emotional intelligence, financial awareness, work ethic and communication skills. One-on-one mentorship continues throughout the year, between each summer session, to help scholars continue to integrate learned skills into schoolwork, family life and relationships, and work settings.The program is a unique partnership between Morgan State University and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, as well as corporate and private foundations. The Rev. Neva Brown, Episcopal/Anglican chaplain at Morgan State, is program director. Morgan State’s Ms. Kea Smith is the academic director. Returning scholars were joined by new students recruited from Baltimore middle schools who will be in ninth grade this fall. By year four, up to 120 students will be enrolled.“I am afraid it is a fact that we are failing our children,” Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries, told a recent fundraising reception. “This is why Kevin Plank (founder of Under Armour) and our team and I believe in the Sutton Scholars program. We know that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Programs like this work to change that fact, and will help to shine a light on the talents of the young people in our city, and give them the pathway to opportunity that they so fully deserve.”The Sutton Scholars is also a YouthWorks site. Employment opportunities dovetail with instructional topics to offer real-life applications. While the classroom portion ends the summer before the scholars’ senior year YouthWorks employment may continue the summer after graduation.“The Episcopal Diocese has a commitment to public education,” says the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. “This non-sectarian effort is an important skills-building program designed to help young people in our community navigate high school, secondary education, work, and life in general.”— The Rev. Dan Webster is a priest in the Diocese of Maryland.last_img read more

Diocese of New York establishes reparations fund, adopts anti-slavery resolutions…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Smithfield, NC Wayne Kempton, archivist and historiographer for the Diocese of New York, displays the journal of the 1860 diocesan convention. Photo: Diocese of New York[Episcopal News Service] At its annual convention on Nov. 8 and 9, the Diocese of New York established a task force to examine how it can make meaningful reparations for its participation in the slave trade and committed $1.1 million from its endowment to fund the efforts the task force recommends.It also passed four resolutions condemning slavery, which had first been introduced by John Clarkson Jay – grandson of founding father John Jay, governor of New York and first chief justice of the Supreme Court – in 1860. At the time, the resolutions were met with fierce opposition from the clergy and laity, many of whom were still profiting from the slave trade, and they had been tabled indefinitely until now, according to the diocese.New York Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche has made racial reconciliation a priority in his diocese, which designated 2017-18 a Year of Lamentations, 2018-19 a Year of Repentance/Apology and 2019-20 a Year of Reparation.“The legacy, the shadow, of white supremacy which flows from our slave past and continues to poison the common life of the American people … continues to impose extraordinary burdens, costs, hardships and degradation upon people of African descent in our country,” Dietsche said in his address to the convention. “The Diocese of New York played a significant, and genuinely evil, part in American slavery, so we must make, where we can, repair.”Dietsche noted in his address that in the 18th century, a high proportion of New Yorkers were slave owners, and according to diocesan records, some churches owned slaves as parish servants or “property assets.”“We have a great deal to answer for,” Dietsche said. “We are complicit.”At the 1860 convention, Jay, an ardent abolitionist, introduced four resolutions urging the leadership and laity of the diocese to publicly renounce and oppose slavery and slave trading. Importing slaves had been illegal in the United States since 1808, and the last remaining slaves in New York were freed in 1827. However, the Port of New York was still considered “the largest slave market in the world” as late as 1859, being the home port for ships that sailed across the Atlantic to abduct Africans and generate profits for New York merchants.Jay wanted his diocese to take a firm stand against the human trafficking that continued “in violation of the statutes of the Republics, of the teachings of the Church, of the rights of man, and the laws of God.”The reaction?“Enough people rose and left the floor of the convention to deny the action even the possibility of a quorum,” Dietsche said.Diane Pollard of the diocesan Reparations Committee said it was decided to bring back the resolutions at this convention in part because “it is so painful” to have them still sitting on the table, an unfinished chapter of an ugly history.“It is painful to people who have family that were slaves,” Pollard said in a video produced by the diocese about the resolutions.Dietsche referred to the passing of the resolutions as “the fruit of the Year of Apology” but noted that “there is a third and final chapter to this movement, which begins now with this convention, and that is the Year of Reparation.”In his address, Dietsche called for a previously unannounced resolution “to set aside $1.1 million from the diocesan endowment for the purpose of reparations for slavery.”Citing Virginia Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary as examples – VTS pledged 1.1 percent of its endowment and Princeton 2.25 percent – Dietsche considered 2.5 percent of the diocesan endowment an appropriate amount, which came to $1.1 million.“Much smaller, and the resources for significant reparation would be insufficient; much larger, and it might not be something we could do,” Dietsche said. “When I ask that we remove this much money from our modest endowment, I know that this is not a small thing. However, I am sure that any honest process of reparation must require sacrifice and a commitment, not only from our surplus but from our seed corn.”The resolution included the creation of a task force that will determine how best to structure the reparations effort and make recommendations at the next diocesan convention. Dietsche emphasized that the effort is about more than simply spending money, but he brought up several specific possibilities.“This money could produce five $10,000 college or seminary scholarships every year in perpetuity,” Dietsche said. “This money could establish and fund an education and advocacy library and resource center in this diocese dedicated to racial justice and reconciliation. This money could support a first-step program in this diocese to invite, nurture and prepare black young people, and men and women, to explore the possibility of ordained ministry. $1.1 million isn’t so much money, but it’s not nothing either, and I look forward with anticipation to the creative possibilities that might come from this initiative.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Submit a Press Release Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Diocese of New York establishes reparations fund, adopts anti-slavery resolutions from 1860 Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Racial Justice & Reconciliation Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing By Egan MillardPosted Nov 12, 2019 Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

The politics behind the delay in the Harriet Tubman $20 bill

first_imgGeneral Harriet Tubman was one of the greatest abolitionists of the 19th century. Born into U.S. slavery, once she escaped from a Maryland plantation, Tubman joined the Underground Railroad and helped to free hundreds of enslaved Black people in the South from bondage. She even became a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War to help bring about the military defeat of the Confederate Army. Compare the inspiring legacy of this heroic Black woman with that of Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. president. Before Jackson was elected president, he owned less than 10 enslaved people on his Heritage cotton plantation in Tennessee. When he died in 1845, that number had grown to at least 150.Jackson was not only a slave owner, but also a butcher of Indigenous peoples. He led his troops in a bloody massacre of hundreds of Muscogee (aka Creek) Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama in 1814. Along with untold numbers of other atrocities, that battle contributed to the illegal theft of approximately 20 million acres of Indigenous lands as part of capitalist expansion into the West. For this “major victory,” Jackson was appointed major general. He also led assaults on the Seminole Nation in Florida.As president, Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress in 1830, which forced military removal of Native Nations east of the Mississippi River —  Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw and later the Shawnee, Sauk and Fox, Potawatomie, Ottawa, Omaha, Miami and other Indigenous nations — west to Indian Territory (which later became the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska). Thousands of Native people died along the Trail of Tears.Why bring up the totally divergent lives of Tubman and Jackson? The image of Harriet Tubman was scheduled to replace Jackson’s on the most popular U.S. money denomination, the $20 bill, in 2020 to mark the centennial of women legally gaining the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. For the record, this right was mainly relegated to white women, not Black women living in the Jim Crow South or other women of color. It would take another 45 years for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be passed for women of color everywhere to win this basic democratic right, which is still under attack from the neo-fascist right wing.Before he left office, President Barack Obama had slated the image change from Jackson to Tubman for 2020. However, at a congressional hearing this May 22, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reversed this directive, stating that the image of Jackson will remain on the bill until after the current president, a white supremacist and misogynist, leaves office. It could take upwards of nine more years before this change officially takes place, due to White House opposition for which there was no coherent explanation. Mnuchin claimed: “It is my responsibility now to focus on what is the issue of counterfeiting and the security features.” He said he would not reintroduce the Tubman proposal again, even if he agrees to a second term. Trump degrades Tubman’s legacyIt is no secret that Trump, a great admirer of Jackson, has opposed this change in the $20 bill since before he took office, calling it “pure political correctness.” During his 2016 presidential campaign, he called for Tubman’s image to be relegated to the very rare $2 bill. Trump stated at the time: “Andrew Jackson had a great history, and I think it’s very rough when you take somebody off the bill.” (nytimes.com, May 22) Trump has frequently hosted announcements in front of Jackson’s portrait, even a 2017 event honoring the Navajo (Diné) code talkers, World War II veterans.The same day that Mnuchin made his decision, a white New York designer, Dano Wall, tweeted in response, “We’ll see about that.” Wall took the initiative to produce a 3-D stamp image of Tubman to superimpose over Jackson’s. He initially made 500 stamps, which sold out immediately. He plans to reproduce another 5,000 for others to use. Wall stated, “Putting Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill would have constituted a monumental symbolic change, disrupting the pattern of white men who appear on our bills, and, by putting her on the most popular note currently in circulation, indicates exactly what kind of a life we choose to celebrate; what values we, as a country, most hope to emulate. Harriet Tubman’s unparalleled grit, intelligence and bravery over the course of her long life certainly make her worthy of such an honor.” (Washington Post, May 23) To recognize Tubman, no matter the form of the act, would be to acknowledge that there was resistance to slavery. It’s the last thing this administration wants anyone, especially young people, to be inspired by. Even the so-called liberal President Bill Clinton could not bring himself to publicly apologize for slavery in the late 1980s. Then, a bill in Congress sparked debate over why Black people should have reparations from the corporations and government who became rich from the unpaid labor from enslaved ancestors — unpaid labor amounting to trillions of dollars.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Truth blocked again in Gongadze murder investigation

first_img Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders takes this opportunity to ask those responsible for investigating journalist Vasyl Klymentyev’s disappearance in August about the latest evidence gathered in the case.In September, Reporters Without Borders voiced concern about the disappearance of a potential witness, the harassment of Klymentyev’s wife and a search of their lawyer’s home without a warrant. At the start of this month, the deputy interior minister acknowledged that one of the leading hypotheses was that Klymentyev’s disappearance was connected with his work.Reporters Without Borders fears that impunity will prevail in the Klymentyev case as it has in the Gongadze murder. The situation for the media and journalists in Ukraine is now very worrying.In the Gongadze case, Gen. Pukach, who headed the interior ministry’s intelligence service, is charged with deliberate homicide with aggravating circumstances (under article 93-C and F of the criminal code) and abuse of authority in the course of performing official duties (under articles 365, 364 and 166). After his arrest in July 2009, Pukach reportedly admitted to strangling and beheading Gongadze on 16 September 2000. The attorney general’s office has said he will be tried next month. In March 2008, three former police officers – Mykola Protasov, Oleksandr Popovich and Valeri Kostenko – were given sentences ranging from 12 to 13 years in prison for their role in Gongadze’s murderAged 31 at the time of his death, Gongadze edited the online newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, in which he wrote extensively about corruption cases implicating senior members in the government of Leonid Kuchma, who was president from 1994 to 2005. The Ukrainian attorney-general’s office announced yesterday, in a statement issued by its press service, that the investigation into the role that Gen. Oleksiy Pukach, a former intelligence officer, played in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze in September 2000 in Kiev has been completed and that the case is being set to trial. Significantly, the statement added that investigators had not succeeded in building a case against any other person in connection with Gongadze’s murder by Pukach on the orders of then interior minister Yuri Kravchenko, who took his own life in unclear circumstances in 2005.“We are utterly perplexed by the attorney general’s statements,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Sending the case against Pukach to trial can be justified on the grounds that the deadline for holding him in pre-trial detention is expiring,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But at the same time, efforts to shed light on all aspects of this murder – in which senior political figures were implicated, as the attorney general’s has itself recognised – have again been obstructed and suppressed.”Like the investigation into journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s 2006 murder in Moscow, the Gongadze murder investigation has been broken up into several components and in both cases this has hindered solving the murder. It is yet one more indication of a lack of will to bring the instigators of these murders to justice. Impunity is like gangrene. As long as it goes unpunished, Gongadze’s murder will continue to fuel the fears of journalists in Ukraine and sustain their feeling that they are not safe. Help by sharing this information UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Ukraine Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV to go further News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Receive email alerts December 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Truth blocked again in Gongadze murder investigation March 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Join the fun at Science Week 2015

first_imgNewsEducationJoin the fun at Science Week 2015By Editor – November 10, 2015 875 Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Week provides an exciting opportunity to showcase the national spread of activities and huge interest in science.Events taking place in Limerick throughout Science Week include:Wednesday 11th November:·         Head games: Fun experiments about the mind. The Department of Psychology at University of Limerick will run a number of fun experiments and activities will be set up at stations where participants will spend 15 minutes at each station.  There will be 8-10 students at each station.·         Airmazing:  Engineering the Future with Pneumatics. This is a physics, chemistry and engineering show  where participants will learn how air will power cars of the future!  Chemistry Magic with Flames and big bangs will be the order of the day. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick .·         Design Challenge at University of Limerick. Are you a dreamer and a thinker? Do you like a creative challenge? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they work? Do you wonder why people use things in the ways they do? Do you have ideas that would make people’s lives better? Then maybe DESIGN is for you!Science Week 2015 runs from the 8th – 15th November Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Twitter Email Science Week is coming to Limerick! The Science Week highlight of the Tuesday, 10th November is:·         Maths Magic at University of Limerick. Maths Magic – experimenting with ways of producing shock, surprise and magic (with a little help from maths!). Number tricks, proof and card tricks will also be part of the show. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With over 800 events registered on www.scienceweek.ie: The theme of Science Week 2015 is: ‘Science Week 2.0 Design Your Future’ and will celebrate how science empowers ‘you’ to ‘Design Your Future’.  Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Week offers a unique opportunity to explore the power of science and see what the future can hold. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSlimerickscienceScience WeekUniversity of Limerick Facebook Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleChristmas in Limerick set to be a crackerNext articleCHIC feat Nile Rodgers Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

The Default Rates for GSE Loans

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Default Rates for GSE Loans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: default Delinquency Fannie Mae Foreclosures Freddie Mac loans Urban Institute default Delinquency Fannie Mae Foreclosures Freddie Mac loans Urban Institute 2018-12-03 Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Vendorly Expands Offerings with Contract Management Tool Next: RMBS in 2019 December 3, 2018 5,565 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Default Rates for GSE Loans Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Default rates for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are much lower than they were a few years ago, according to an analysis of vintage loan level GSE credit data by the Urban Institute.The data was analyzed as part of the Institute’s Monthly Chartbook for November. Looking at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 1999-2003 vintages, the analysis revealed that cumulative defaults totaled around 2 percent while those for loans from 2007 were at around 13-14 percent. However, they began to fall starting with the post-2009 vintage of loans, which are on pace to fall below the pre-2003 levels.The analysis revealed, for Fannie loans 88 months after origination, the cumulative default rate from 2009-10 and 2011-Q3 2017 were about 0.96 and 0.37 percent, respectively, compared to the cumulative default rate from 1999-2003 of 1.35 percent. For Freddie loans 85 months after origination, the cumulative default rates totaled 0.94 percent from 2009-10 and 0.22 percent from 2011-Q3 2017, compared to the rate from 1999-2003 of 1.24 percent.The analysis also looked at the status of the loan after it had experienced a credit event (defined as a delinquency of 180 days or more, a deed-in-lieu, short sale, foreclosure sale, or REO sale) and found that for Fannie Mae loans 14.7 percent were current, 16.1 percent were prepaid, 10.2 percent were still in the pipeline, and57.8 percent were already liquidated. Freddie Mac loans also showed similar results.The Monthly Chartbook also looked at the latest data on FHA-insured loans and their refinance activity to reveal that despite a sound performance, the FHA’s recently released Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund) report indicated a rise in cash-out refinance activity in 2018. According to the report, the number of cash-out refinance mortgages endorsed by the FHA increased from 141,885 in FY 2017 to in 150,883 in FY 2018, a 6.3 percent rise. As a share of total endorsement count, cash-out was nearly 15 percent, compared to 11.4 percent last year.The Urban Institute analysis pointed out a couple of reasons for the rise in this activity. First was the rising mortgage rates that have significantly curtailed rate refinances loans, which in turn were boosting the share of cash-outs.Second, according to the analysis was the 85 percent maximum loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for FHA cash-out refinances vs. 80 percent for conventional cash-outs. “In other words, borrowers can extract more equity through an FHA cash-out than a conventional one. Also, FHA cash-out refinances can be more cost-effective than conventional cash-outs for some borrowers because of a lower base FHA mortgage rate and FHA’s non-risk-based pricing,” the analysis said.To read the full report, click here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Talks ongoing today ahead of tomorrow’s planned teacher strike

first_img By admin – November 6, 2016 Twitter Renewed efforts to keep 400 secondary schools open tomorrow are underway this afternoon.Talks between the ASTI and Department of Education officials are taking place after similar efforts yesterday failed to reach a conclusion.Both parties say they aim to resolve the long running dispute – ASTI members will turn up to teach tomorrow but won’t carry out supervision and substitution duties – which means schools can’t open due to health and safety rules.Former Minister for Education Mary Hanafin says public sector pay is reaching unsustainable levels …Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/asti.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Talks ongoing today ahead of tomorrow’s planned teacher strike Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleUlster Senior League resultsNext articleGAA results admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Cllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Cllr Canning says cross-border proposals will shut rural schools Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 2, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleChildren in border areas may get school choiceNext articleDerry Councillor condemns weekend arson attacks in Galliagh area News Highland Donegal County Cllr Paul Canning says this is simply another cost cutting measure by the Irish government.He says if the Education Minister goes ahead with this proposal then it will result in the closure of every rural school along the border in Donegal.Cllr Canning says it will result in people from towns like Lifford and Carrigans going to schools across the border….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/pcann.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ News Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Unique Practices In Criminal Law

first_imgColumnsUnique Practices In Criminal Law Purushottam Kumar9 Jun 2020 10:50 PMShare This – xIntroduction: – We have been slaved by British Government and various laws which have been formulated before the Independence. During 1860 when the Indian Penal Code was codified and the substantive laws of criminal nature paved its way through the system, there was a need for one separate law which could explain about the procedure related to criminal matter. Therefore, in 1973, the…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?LoginIntroduction: – We have been slaved by British Government and various laws which have been formulated before the Independence. During 1860 when the Indian Penal Code was codified and the substantive laws of criminal nature paved its way through the system, there was a need for one separate law which could explain about the procedure related to criminal matter. Therefore, in 1973, the Code of Criminal Procedure was enacted however the same was brought into force in the year 1974. Whenever someone breaks the law and its nature is of criminal then it is said that offence has been committed against the State. When we glance through the Cr.P.C, all the provisions have been clearly mentioned under the different sections which is further divided in different Chapters. But, it is a matter of utmost surprise that few of the procedural part which has been practiced in criminal law have not been mentioned anywhere in the statute till date. Criminal law has been amended from time to time and the recent amendment in criminal law was in year 2013 but still those procedural part could not find any space in the Cr.P.C. Few of them are as under: – Concept of Protest is nowhere mentioned in the Cr.P.C.When someone seeks bail in course of investigation, and bail either regular or anticipatory, has been granted then in that case one has to get it confirmed by the court concerned after the cognizance has been taken. A counter case which has been filed and which happens to form the part of the same transaction has to be tried by the same court. What is Protest Petition: – Protest has not been defined in any of the statute but the filing of Protest petition is in practice since ages. When the Police officer is conducting investigation in a case or has submitted its report u/s 173 Cr.P.C and after the submission of the final report, if the aggrieved person, victim or Complainant/ informant raises any ambiguity or is dissatisfied with the investigation conducted by the Police officer or the report submitted, then in that case one can file the Protest petition before the concerned Judicial Magistrate within whose jurisdiction lies that particular Police Station. The Protest petition has been popularly known as Narazgi Aawedan or Virodh Aawedan in Hindi. Till what Stage one can file the Protest Petition: – The protest petition can only be filed prior to cognizance. Process of filing Protest petition: – Protest petition can be filed by the aggrieved/ victim /complainant/ informant during the course of investigation by the Police and also after the Police have submitted the final report u/s 173 Cr.P.C. It is filed before the magistrate where the matter is pending adjudication. On receipt of the petition, the magistrate shall adjudicate the matter to understand the point raised by the petitioner. He will go through the case diary and evidence on which I/O has relied and if the court finds that investigation has not been carried out properly or is of opinion that anything vital has been left or improperly captured, then the magistrate will order for the probe again. Second Protest Petition is allowed to file:- There is no bar to entertain a second complaint on the same facts. Second protest petition can also similarly be entertained only under exceptional circumstances[1]. Actionable by the Magistrate once the Protest petition is filed: – He can accept the final report and reject the Protest petition. Once he accepts the protest petition and if the petition satisfies the ingredients of Complaint as per sec 2(d) Cr.P.C. then he will proceed u/s 202 and 203 Cr.P.C. As per Section 2(d) Cr.P.C[2] “complaint” means any allegation made orally or in writing to a Magistrate, with a view to his taking action under this Code, that some person, whether known or unknown, has committed an offence, but does not include a police report. Explanation. – A report made by a police officer in a case which discloses, after investigation, the commission of a non- cognizable offence shall be deemed to be a complaint; and the police officer by whom such report is made shall be deemed to be the complainant; There are few points which have to be understood: – Magistrate has the final report and a Protest Petition has been filed, then the question which arises is whether protest petition can be considered only if the Final Report is filed and accepted[3]? Ans: – There is no prohibition on considering the Protest Petition even before accepting the final report but the Magistrate will take action after the submission of the Final report. Is it necessary to examine the complainant on oath under Section 200 Cr.P.C. after taking cognizance on a Protest Petition? Ans:- Yes, the complainant must be examined on oath before issuing summons. If the Magistrate has a Protest Petition and final report, can the Magistrate direct the police for further investigation to file a fresh report? Ans:- Yes, the Magistrate can direct the Police for further investigation, if any lapse has been found in the final report. Suppose that the Magistrate has rejected the final report and accepted the Protest Petition, should the case be transferred before another Magistrate for trial? Ans:- No, the Magistrate cannot order for transfer of the case. This power is vested only with Chief Judicial Magistrate/Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. After examining the complainant on Solemn Affirmation, concerned CJM/CMM can transfer the case to other Magistrate. Case law:- Vishnu Kumar Tiwari vs The State Of Uttar Pradesh[4] , in this case, The Apex court has held that not all protest petitions are complaint. Supreme Court observed that “If a protest petition fulfills the requirements of a complaint, the Magistrate may treat the protest petition as a complaint and deal with the same as required under Section 200 read with Section 202 of the Code. When someone seeks bail in course of investigation, and bail either regular or anticipatory has been granted then in that case one has to get it confirmed by the court concerned after the cognizance has been taken. This is again a unique practice in Criminal law. If someone has been granted regular bail or anticipatory bail prior to cognizance then he has to file the petition after the cognizance has been taken to get confirmation of bail granted earlier. The question which arises here is once the bail is granted, then why it has to be reconfirmed by the court again. No such judgement is there and no such statutory provision is there. A counter case which has been filed and which happens to form a part of the same transaction has to be tried by the same court. Most of the time, this practice has been adopted to put the pressure on the opposite party but one thing is sure, out of the two party, only one of the party version is true. It has been observed that at times, court states that there is no such provision and in such situation one needs to show judgements which have been decided by Supreme court and by various High Courts. A case is described as counter case to another strictly when it presents a version regarding the same incident different from the one presented in the other case by the other party. Once the cross case is filed the investigation is done by two different I/O. Two charge sheets are filed by the police holding each other offender in their respective cases. Often cognizance is taken on the basis of both charge sheets and charges are framed in both the cases. First thing to understand that both the parties cannot be offender[5]. If both the cases are investigated by one and the same investigating officer truthfully, sincerely and objectively it would not be difficult to find as to who was the aggressor. Only one charge sheet should be filed by the police indicating clearly as to who was the aggressor and the cross case should end up in one final report. It must be left to the aggrieved party to choose his future course of action. If the aggrieved party files a protest petition or a complaint as per the legal advice and cognizance is taken by the magistrate, both the cases can be tried together. Second instance can be, if the I/O cannot trace through the investigation as to who was the aggressor then in that case, he can file two separate charge sheet before the court and let the court decide by way of evidence who is the real culprit. Suppose both the cases are charged and if the Magistrate is competent to try both the cases, then both the matters must be tried by him. But in cross cases where one of the cases involve the offences exclusively triable by a Court of Sessions and in the other case offence is triable by Magistrate exclusively triable by the Court of sessions, then as provided in Sec.209 of Cr.P.C, the Magistrate should commit both the cases for trial to the Court of Sessions. On such committal of cross cases arising out of same occurrence, Sessions Court shall try both the cases. Legislature is yet to come up with the dedicated provision in the statute, so the Apex court has tried to explain this through different Judgements: – In Nathi Lal & ors. vs. State of U.P[6], the Supreme court has given the below observation:- “We think that the fair procedure to adopt in a matter like the present where there are cross cases, is to direct that the same learned Judge must try both cross cases one after the other. After the recording of evidence in one case is completed, he must hear the arguments but he must reserve the judgment. Thereafter he must proceed to hear the cross case and after recording all the evidence he must hear the arguments but reserve the judgment in that case. The same learned Judge must thereafter dispose of the matters by two separate judgments. In deciding each of the cases, he can rely only on the evidence recorded in that particular case. The evidence recorded in the cross case cannot be looked into. Nor can the judge be influenced by whatever is argued in the cross case. Each case must be decided on the basis of the evidence which has been placed on record in that particular case without being influenced in any manner by the evidence or arguments urged in the cross case. But both the judgments must be pronounced by the same learned Judge one after the other. State Of M.P vs Mishrilal[7], The Supreme court has stated in this matter that it would have been just fair, and proper to decide both the cases together by the same court in view of the guidelines devised by this Court in Nathilal’s case (supra). The cross- cases should be tried together by the same court irrespective of the nature of the offence involved. The rationale behind this is to avoid the conflicting judgments over the same incident because if cross cases are allowed to be tried by two courts separately there is likelihood of conflicting judgments. The court further observed that “the investigating officer submitted the challan against both the parties. Both the complaints cannot be said to be right. Either of them must be false. In such a situation, legal obligation is cast upon the investigating officer to make an endeavor to find out the truth and to cull out the truth from the falsehood. Unfortunately, the investigating officer has failed to discharge the obligation, resulting in grave miscarriage of justice”. Apart from these cases, different High courts have also given observations on the cross case, but we are yet to hear anything from the legislation. Gauri Shankar Prasad Singh vs. The State of Bihar[8] In this case, it was observed that if the cases are tried by two separate Courts, in some cases there is a possibility of two conflicting judgments regarding the same occurrence which is against the basic principles of criminal jurisprudence and a reflection over the power of the Court to decide the correct version of the occurrence. There cannot be two correct versions of the same occurrence contradictory to each other. Of course, as had been observed in most of the cases referred to above, the finding in each case has to be recorded on the evidence adduced in that particular case; but it cannot be denied that the same Court, having heard both the cases, will be in a much better position to deliver judgments in both the cases on the evidence adduced in both the cases separately. This is primarily a matter to be looked into by the legislature to prescribe some special procedure consistent with the Code for trial of such cases. But, in absence of any such legislation, there is no illegality in trial of the two counter-cases by the same Court; rather, it is more convenient, equitable and a workable rule. Conclusion: – What is debatable is till when we have to struggle and keep practicing the above mentioned procedure. Why the legislature is not coming out with the provision. We all are aware that Judiciary is already burdened with the pendency of the cases and other miscellaneous work. In such situations, such activity just piles up and create hurdle for the betterment of judiciary system. When the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive have been separated by Constitution of India, then it is high time that the legislature must lift the beacon to complete the journey which is pending on their part. Many at times it have been observed that when no clear cut provision is mentioned in the statute then there is always a possibility of conflicting judgments by Courts which leads to chaos. The legal system of the country must take efforts to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice at any cost. Views Are Personal Only.(Author is an Advocate at Patna High Court) [1] Criminal Appeal No.367-368 OF 2020 (Arising out of Special Leave Petition (Crl.)Nos.4418-4419 of 2019 [2] Criminal Manual by Professional Book Publishers [3] https://indianlegalsolution.com/what-is-a-protest-petition/ [4] Criminal Appeal no. 1015 OF 2019 (Arising out of SLP (Crl.) No.9654 of 2017 [5] https://districts.ecourts.gov.in/sites/default/files/3-Case%20and%20Counter%20Case%20Amalgamation%20-%20by%20Smt%20T%20Rajya%20Lakshmi.pdf [6] (1990) Supp SCC 145 [7] (2003) 9 SSC 426 [8] Crilj 1971 446 Pat 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

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