PA Media unveils new umbrella brand for betting operations

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter PA Media unveils new umbrella brand for betting operations Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The PA Media Group has announced the launch of PA Betting Services, the new umbrella brand for all of its sports betting operations. The PA Media Group has announced the launch of PA Betting Services, the new umbrella brand for all of its sports betting products and solutions.PA Betting Services will encompass all multimedia betting content and services for existing customers, as well as key target markets such as the US and Africa.According to PA Media Group, which runs the PA Media national news agency for the UK and Ireland, the rebrand will enable the business to diversify into new sports and multimedia solutions, while continuing to offer its existing services.PA Betting Services already provides data collection and distribution for horse racing, greyhound racing and football, as well as sports editorial and esports products.In addition, the new umbrella brand will consolidate certain specialisms within the PA Media Group, including video streaming, expert editorial across words, images, video and infographics, it added.“The creation of this new brand identity is an important step in our strategy to provide a wider range of customers with an innovative new offering that responds to their changing needs,” PA Media Group’s managing director of racing and betting, Michael Grenham, said.“PA Betting Services is uniquely positioned to capitalise on PA’s unparalleled expertise and international reach as the global betting market continues to evolve,” Grenham explained. “Ours is a brand that is trusted around the world – PA has been synonymous with quality and integrity for decades and those attributes will continue to guide our growth ambitions.”Image: Steindy Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img Topics: Sports betting Strategy Email Address Sports betting 16th January 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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Strauss is new ECB Cricket Committee Chairman

first_img WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Strauss is new ECB Cricket Committee Chairman By Kunal Dhyani – September 13, 2019 Cricket Previous articleNew sponsorship deals help Formula E turn profitable in Season 5Next articleValue of a helmet: NFL offers $3mn for next design of players’ headgear Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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His role will include monitoring and developing the delivery of men’s professional cricket, women’s professional cricket, disability cricket, national counties, clubs & universities cricket and the talent pathway, ECB has stated. Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive TAGSAndrew StraussCricketCricket World CupECBECB BoardECB Cricket CommitteeEngland and Wales Cricket BoardEngland CricketICC Men’s Cricket World Cup SHARE ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerIn August, ECB’s Board unanimously voted for Sir Andrew to take on this role after he was recommended by the Nominations Committee.Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inStrauss starts this role following a highly successful cricket career both on and off the field. As ECB’s Director of England Cricket for three and a half years, he oversaw the creation of the England men’s team performance strategy and laid the foundations that led to this year’s victory in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup – an ambition he set early in the job. This followed an outstanding playing career which saw him captain England during their 2010/11 Ashes win in Australia and play in 100 Test matches, ECB has stated in a report.He stepped down from his role as ECB’s Director of England Cricket in October 2018 to support his family during his wife Ruth’s battle with cancer which, devastatingly, she lost in December last year.He showed typical class and courage in setting up The Ruth Strauss Foundation in her memory to raise money and awareness for rare forms of cancer.Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inHis most recent accolade was being awarded a knighthood this week in Theresa May’s resignation honours list, which has been widely acclaimed.He takes over from Peter Wright who stepped down as Chair of the Cricket Committee after nine years in the role.Commenting on the announcement, ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison said: “Sir Andrew has and always will be a massive part of the cricket family and I am thrilled that he is returning to ECB in a role he is perfectly placed to take on.“He excels at everything he sets his mind to – from winning the Ashes as captain of England and shaping the culture of a World Cup-winning team as our Director of England Cricket, to supporting his family under unimaginable circumstances and launching The Ruth Strauss Foundation which recently raised £500,000 at the Lord’s Ashes Test.“He is an inspiration to all who work with him and I know I speak on behalf of everyone at ECB and the wider game when I say we are delighted to welcome him back in this important role.“I’d also like to thank the excellent Peter Wright for his nine-year stint as Chair of the Cricket Committee. He was a top-class Chair who cares passionately about the continued success of the professional and international game in England and Wales.”Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inTaking over as the new Chair of ECB’s Cricket Committee, Strauss added, “It is a real pleasure to return to ECB in this new capacity. ECB and the whole cricket family have been a vital source of support over an extremely difficult year and it’s really great to be back at Lord’s, a place that has become a second home to me.“I’m extremely passionate about developing and growing cricket in England and Wales and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Cricket Committee to continually drive all aspects of the professional game, including women’s, men’s and disability cricket.“I’ve seen first-hand how this summer of cricket has inspired more people to fall in love with the sport and I can’t wait to help build on its success and support the roll-out of ECB’s strategy to grow the game, Inspiring Generations.”The ECB Board delegates authority to Committees which are responsible for specific aspects of ECB governance. Like the other Board Committees, the Cricket Committee is made up of ECB Board Members and Executives, representatives from the cricket network and independent experts.Also Read: BCCI invites retired cricketers to apply for ICA membership‘Cricket in line for inclusion in 2028 LA Olympics’ ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipperlast_img read more

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Want to make a million from UK shares? I’d buy these FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Want to make a million from UK shares? I’d buy these FTSE 100 dividend stocks in an ISA Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! The FTSE 100 is having a right old wobble again. It’s just fallen below critical technical support around the 6,000-point mark and more heavy short-term losses could now be around the corner. Shocking GDP data from the US has prompted this fresh dive lower, and news of rising Covid-19 infection rates could keep investor confidence in the gutter.It’s not something that’s discouraging me from continuing to invest, though. Stock markets crashes come and go. They don’t stop investors in UK shares from making a fortune over the long run. Indeed, there are a number of reasons to expect the FTSE 100 to soar from its recent troughs and maybe even hit record highs before too long.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I reckon the 2020 stock market crash provides an opportunity for investors to make a fortune. The FTSE 100 more than doubled between 2008 and 2018 as appetite for UK shares exploded. It’s a development that saw the number of ISA investors boom over the past decade. And I believe investors can expect stock prices to rocket again in the 2020s.Grab big dividends with these FTSE 100 bargainsThere’s a number of FTSE 100 dividend shares I’m liking at current low prices. Give me a few minutes to share these with you.I think there’s plenty of room for Vodafone Group shares to rocket from recent levels. The telecoms titan trades on a rock-bottom, sub-1 forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5. It’s a reading I don’t think reflects the breakneck pace at which data demand is rocketing in emerging markets. It’s a phenomenon that should turbocharge profits at this Footsie share over the next decade. One more thing: at current prices Vodafone sports a colossal 6.9% dividend yield, too.The surging gold price is commanding plenty of column inches today. And I fully expect it to continue doing so over the medium-to-long term, supported by heightened macroeconomic uncertainty and vigorous central bank money printing. This makes precious metals digger Polymetal International another great FTSE 100 stock to buy today. This particular blue chip trades on a PEG multiple of 0.2 while it sports a brilliant 4.5% dividend yield, too.Standard Life Aberdeen is also too good for value and dividend investors to miss, in my opinion. On top of a forward PEG ratio of 0.4, the asset manager’s dividend yield for 2020 sits at a mammoth 8%. Investors in this Footsie share should expect profits to steadily rise as economic conditions improve from their 2020 lows and demand for its financial services picks up. And this should naturally lift the share price.Get busy buyingBuying these FTSE 100 shares at today’s prices leaves ample room for investors to print excellent returns during the 2020s. However, these are not the only dirt-cheap blue chips worthy of your attention today. The stock market crash provides an abundance of opportunities for you and me to build a formidable shares portfolio at little cost. And it could even help you become an ISA millionaire. 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Blending Episcopal-Lutheran congregations in Baltimore

first_img January 15, 2017 at 12:37 am Is that you Mollie Williams from Chicago Illinois? This is Tora, wanting to say hello and let you know I am alive and well..working as a therapist in Honolulu Hawaii in a residential treatment center. I fondly remember sitting across from you with that beautiful painting behind you. You helped me immensely and it was sitting there that I knew one day I would do the same. Much love to you Mollie Williams! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Mike Grigsby-Lane says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem December 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm I see a strengthening of the church through shared missions and inclusive worship. This is a great model! Rector Shreveport, LA Comments (13) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tora OBrien says: Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Marilyn Maloney says: Press Release Service Blending Episcopal-Lutheran congregations in Baltimore Called to Common Mission: 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran partnership December 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm Can you please point to the specific theological and liturgical differences you reference? I would say if I were to blindfold you and drop you in any given Lutheran or Episcopal Church, you would really have a hard time telling the difference. We say “Glory to you, Lord Christ”, they say “Glory to you, O Christ”….but especially given the wide variety of views of theology in TEC (and to a lesser degreen among Lutherans), there is not really that much difference. December 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm What a wonderful story of faith and generosity of spirit. They are a model. Pamela Payne says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Stewart Lucas says: Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Marshall Williams says: Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John Link says: Submit a Job Listing Barry K. Luedloff says: Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Richelle Thompson Posted Dec 13, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA December 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm How nice to read a story of the Good News resulting from this merger. I wish all of you at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter much grace and blessing in your journey together. December 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm For many I have said I was “bi-Lutheran with Episcopal tendencies,” having grown up LCMS (my mother was a called LCMS school teacher for 33 years), served in LCA, then later ELCA congregations, along with RC and many other denominations utilizing organs in their worship. Finally, I have served two wonderful Episcopal parishes. Became “Episcopalian” a little over a year ago. For several years directed the ecumenical “Lutherpalian” choir here in Lake Saint Louis (that’s what they called themselves). As an ecumenical organist, I’ve seen and worship with all sides in the mix. There is VASTLY much more “sameness” than there is difference and frankly, IMHO, the suggested theological differences shouldn’t make ENOUGH difference to keep any of us apart in worship and mission! This article, and these two congregations’ journey to come together in identity, work and worship, absolutely warms my heart! We would all do well to take a lesson, and learn, from their example. Many blessings wished for them, and much success in their common mission! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Parishioners at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter celebrate Holy Eucharist.Editor’s Note: On Jan. 6, 2001, after 30 years of dialogue, the Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, while maintaining their autonomy, agreed to come together to work for joint mission in the world and to allow clergy to move freely between the two churches. This week, ENS is running a “Called to Common Mission” series celebrating 15 years of Episcopal-Lutheran full communion.[Episcopal News Service] In the winter months, Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland, faced $4,000 gas and electric bills – essentially every person in the pew would need to give $100 just to pay the balance. That didn’t take into consideration the need for a new roof and boiler, payroll, maintenance and other expenses. The building was in bad shape, and the congregation, though vibrant, was dwindling in numbers.“We had to make a decision,” said Jeff Valentine, a member of the Lutheran congregation since 1972. He and his wife raised their family in the church—their three children were born, baptized and confirmed at Holy Comforter. The roots were deep and strong.“What was important to us as a congregation? In the ideal world, we would have loved to stay in the building. But what was more important was that we stay together as a church family.”One option was to open a storefront church or meet in borrowed space. Another was to see if there was a congregation with which they could partner. Valentine and other leaders acted as scouts, visiting area congregations to determine a possible match. There was no shortage of nearby churches: other Lutheran congregations, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Methodist. And then, on a snowy Sunday  – Feb. 1, 2015 – Valentine attended Nativity Episcopal Church.In less than a year, the two congregations formed a partnership and became one of the newest expressions of the Episcopal-Lutheran Called to Common Mission initiative. On Nov. 1 of this year, the Baltimore congregation celebrated its first year together and changed the name from the plural – The Churches of the Nativity and Holy Comforter – to the singular The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. It’s a drop of just two letters but a huge symbol of the progress and success of the partnership, and the continued commitment to working together as self-described “Lutherpalians.”The Rev. Stewart Lucas celebrates Holy Baptism at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter in Baltimore, Maryland.That doesn’t mean the union of the two churches was easy. Both groups had to make compromises, letting go of a sense of ownership and being willing to experiment and learn from each other.The Rev. Stewart Lucas, the Episcopal priest who began serving Nativity in 2013, jokes that the biggest hurdle was sorting out who ran the kitchen.“The kitchen czars had to come together,” Lucas said. They had to figure out that “when we move the knives, we’ll decide together where they go.” After some initial discomfort, Lucas said that those relationships forged in the kitchen are some of the tightest in the church. Shared mission and responsibility, he said, builds community.Nativity’s building was in better shape, so the two groups of leaders decided to sell Holy Comforter. But then the challenge arose: The congregations had to decide how to merge 100-plus years of furniture and liturgical accoutrements. Whose organ would they use? Altar? Linen cloths? Communion ware? Pews, chairs, tables, wall hangings?As Lucas said, “How many purificators does one place need?”Making lemonade out of lemons: Members of the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter enjoy an outdoor treat.It can be hard in a single congregation where moving a beloved picture from one wall to another can incite passion. Imagine the patience and compromise it takes to incorporate two churches’ full of stuff.It was harder for the Lutherans, of course. They were giving up their building and moving into someone else’s space. But the organ came with them. So did a set of seasonal banners created by a talented seamstress from Holy Comforter. The Lutheran altar has been re-stained to match the Episcopal woodwork and likely will be installed in early 2017.The two congregations also had to work through intricacies of church polity. They are two separate legal entities with two different budgets – although that may change in the coming years. They are working on how to govern the congregation, building from the model of a vestry and a council. The two clergy leaders—an Episcopal priest and a Lutheran pastor—also had to figure out how to work together. The Episcopal diocese paid for a coach to meet with the two leaders, similar to a marriage counselor, so they could talk about their union, the opportunities and the challenges.The two congregations have had to figure out differences in worship and liturgical styles. Holy Comforter broke bread for Holy Eucharist; Nativity had the tradition of wafers. They had to learn how to navigate two hymnals, a problem solved with using red letters on the hymn board to signal the Lutheran book.Overall, the worship styles were similar, Lucas said. Working with the Lutheran pastor, the Rev. David Eisenhuth, the two have crafted a fully blended worship service.“Neither congregation was so tied to liturgy and music. We weren’t destination music-and-liturgy churches. Our focus was more about mission and outreach,” Lucas said. “That enabled us to look more broadly at what we do on Sunday morning and figure things out. Not holding on so tightly to one way of worship enabled us to open our eyes and arms to some other plan.”And, he said, “To be honest, this worship together is better than what we were doing separately.”Longtime Episcopalian Rob Sohlberg said the differences between the two congregations were far less important than their similarities. The demographics of the two congregations mirrored one another. Both had a mix of white and black, some expatriates from England, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, and a sizable population of Liberian immigrants. The congregations attracted blue-collar and professional folks, liberal and conservative, young and old.Bringing the two congregations together has meant 100 or more on Sundays, instead of 40 or 50 in each. The singing is more robust, more volunteers have stepped up and more people come to coffee hour to connect with others and share ideas.“We were a pretty energetic congregation already,” said Sohlberg. “But this has injected a whole bunch of new life into our congregation.” The Episcopalians joined the Lutherans in their longtime project of putting together Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army. And the Lutherans joined the Episcopalians in their ministry to seafarers and in working on a Habitat for Humanity build.“We’re not really two congregations anymore,” said Sohlberg. “It’s two legal entities but in terms of everything else, we are just one big mash-up. You would not be able to walk in on any given Sunday and know who was Episcopalian and who was Lutheran. We’re all there, participating in the liturgy, coming to coffee hour, washing the dishes in the kitchen and sending our kids to Sunday School. It’s everybody doing things together.”Sure, said Valentine, the process had some niggling challenges at the beginning. But “when people ask me now how it’s going, on a scale of 1 to 10, I rate it a 12. I believe it’s a model that other congregations ought to look at.”Just a year after the union, God is doing a new thing with this combined congregation, said Lucas. When a property became available next to Nativity, the church leaders decided to purchase it. They are still figuring out what God wants them to do with the building. But they have an inkling already.Recently Lucas was planting some bushes in front of the building and a rabbi stopped by. He asked about possibly renting some space for his congregation. Lucas and the other church leaders don’t know yet whether that proposal will come to pass, but they believe that they are called to be a living example of life lived in shared community.Said Lucas, “We can’t solve all the problems ourselves, but we can be a model of how … different groups can come together and be fruitful.”– Richelle Thompson is deputy director and managing editor of Forward Movement. Featured Jobs & Calls Richard Bidwell says: PJcabbiness says: Ecumenical & Interreligious Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group December 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm I sing with two choirs, one Episcopal, one ELCA Lutheran. Both congregations are dear to me and I love living at the intersection. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI December 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm There are important theological and liturgical differences between the two separate and distinct denominations. These differences are important and should not be minimized. Each individual has the freedom to choose which denomination to support and belong to. The blending of the two makes no sense and serves no legitimate purpose. The current trend of reducing the practice of our Christian faith to lower and lesser deconstructed expressions is unfortunate. Jeff Maxwell says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags December 13, 2016 at 4:35 pm I loved this story—very encouraging and spirit lifting. We are all God’s children. December 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm We are SO grateful to our bishops, staff and many others who have supported us along the way. We do hope to be helpful to others who might be willing to discern partnering with another congregation. We have lots to share from our successes and challenges! Many thanks for this great story Richelle. The Rev. T. Stewart Lucas Episcopal Rector Contact us through http://www.nativitycomforter.org Mike Grigsby-Lane says: Mollie Williams says: December 14, 2016 at 9:39 am For years I have said I was a Lutherpalian. It was great seeing that word in print in the above article. 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC December 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm Please remind me – exactly which denomination did Jesus belong to? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Called to Common Mission 15th Anniversary, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET December 14, 2016 at 11:13 am A very interesting article which hits close to home as we are going thru the early stages of blending the same 2 Church Groups together in our local community and for the same reasons. The long History of our two buildings , Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, and Funerals all contribute to strong memories to be left behind in a change of location. With the Lords help we will get there someday. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

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Fueron anunciados los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya fueron anunciados los 16 miembros de la delegación de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes a la 79.ª Convención General.La 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal tendrá lugar del jueves 5 de julio al viernes 13 de julio en el Austin Convention Center,  en Austin, Texas (Diócesis de Texas).La Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes en la Convención General fue establecida inicialmente en 1982 gracias a una resolución. A los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes se les permite puesto y voz de acuerdo a las reglas de la Cámara de los Diputados y participarán en las audiencias de las comisiones y los debates en el recinto.“Desde la convención de 1997 en adelante, la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes ha gozado del privilegio de tener puesto y voz en la Cámara de los Diputados”, dijo la presidenta de la Cámara de los Diputados Gay Clark Jennings. “Nuestros debates y deliberaciones legislativas se han animado y enriquecido por estos impresionantes jóvenes y esperamos con ansias darles la bienvenida a la Cámara a los participantes de este año. Me siento especialmente agradecida con el vicepresidente de la Cámara de los Diputados Byron Rushing y con la diputada Ariana González Bonillas, de Arizona, por su labor al ayudarnos a seleccionar a los jóvenes que estarán con nosotros en Austin”.“Los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes participarán en la orientación y entrenamiento de la Convención General del 5 al 8 de abril en Austin. Esto asegurará que estén listos para la Convención General cuando lleguen a Texas el 2 de julio”, señaló Clark Stov, directora de los Ministerios de Formación, Jóvenes y Jóvenes Adultos. “Estos jóvenes participarán en todos los aspectos de la Convención General desde las reuniones de los comités hasta las deliberaciones legislativas en el recinto de la Cámara de los Diputados, donde tendrán puesto y voz”.Los siguientes jóvenes servirán como la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes en la Convención General 2018:Provincia I• Georgia Atkinson, Iglesia Episcopal en New Hampshire• James-Paul Forbes, Iglesia Episcopal en ConnecticutProvincia II• Anthony Baldeosingh, Diócesis de Long Island• Wentao Zhao, Diócesis de Long IslandProvincia III• Alexander Ward, Diócesis de West Virginia• Andrew K. Kasule, Diócesis de WashingtonProvincia IV• Justin Mullis, Diócesis de Carolina del Norte• Helena Upshaw, Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del SurProvincia V• Claire Parish, Diócesis de Michigan Occidental• Alexander Koponen, Diócesis de IndianapolisProvincia VI• Emily Jetton, Diócesis de Iowa• Luisa Van Oss, Iglesia Episcopal en MinnesotaProvincia VII• Michaela Wilkins, Diócesis de Texas• Cecelia Riddle, Diócesis de KansasProvincia VIII• Ángela Cainguitan, Diócesis de Hawaii• María González, Diócesis de OlympiaProvincia IX Actualmente está discerniendo a los candidatos.Los Mentores Adultos para la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes serán:• Cookie Cantwell, Diócesis de Alta Carolina del Sur, Provincia IV• Rdo. Randy Callender, Diócesis de Maryland, Provincia III• Karen Schlabach, Diócesis de Kansas, Provincia VII• Rdo. Israel Portilla Gómez, Diócesis de Colombia, Provincia IX• Rdo. Vincent Black, Diócesis de Ohio, Provincia V, servirá como capellán.Junto con Skov estarán Wendy Johnson, funcionaria de Formación Digital y Eventos y Valerie Harris, asociada del departamento de Formación, ambas son parte del personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Departamento de Formación recibió 107 solicitudes de jóvenes en las diócesis de toda la Iglesia Episcopal. Las solicitudes fueron revisadas por un comité que incluyó al vicepresidente de la Cámara de los Diputados Byron Rushing de Massachusetts y a la diputada Ariana González Bonillas de Arizona, miembros de la Red del Consejo de Liderazgo del Ministerio de los Jóvenes y personal del departamento de Formación.Para más información, favor comunicarse con Skov en [email protected] Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se celebra cada tres años para deliberar los asuntos legislativos de la Iglesia. La Convención General es el organismo bicameral que gobierna la Iglesia, compuesta de la Cámara de los Obispos, con más de 200 obispos activos y jubilados, y la Cámara de los Diputados, con más de 800 diputados clérigos y laicos electos, provenientes de las 109 diócesis y tres zonas regionales de la Iglesia. Entre convenciones, la Convención General continúa funcionando a través de sus comités y comisiones. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptados por la Convención General. Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Youth & Young Adults Fueron anunciados los miembros de la Presencia Oficial de los Jóvenes a la Convención General Episcopal Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release General Convention 2018, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Mar 12, 2018 General Convention, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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Ethics for Fundraisers (Philanthropic Studies)

first_imgEthics for Fundraisers (Philanthropic Studies) 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.  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  49 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 1 May 2008 | News Tagged with: Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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24-hour gaming marathon raises £48k for Special Effect

first_img Advertisement  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: corporate Digital Events games Jane Ryan, Head of RuneScape Community Management and co-organiser of Jagex’s gaming marathon, said:“It’s been great to see our players really get behind such a worthy cause as SpecialEffect. It’s been a crazy 24 hours; we’ve seen staff rise to the occasion and take on all kinds of challenges in the name of charity. The generosity of our players is both touching and gratifying and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!”Dr Mick Donegan, Founder and Director of SpecialEffect, added:“This has turned out to be our biggest gamer-driven fundraising event ever and we cannot express how grateful we are for the support we have received. The money raised this weekend will help us to bring video games to all those who are passionate about them, whatever their disability.” Disability gaming charity SpecialEffect has raised £48,000 from its inaugural GameBlast weekend, a 24-hour gaming event hosted by Cambridge-based Jagex Games Studio, makers of the fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) RuneScape.The marathon, which attracted 90,000 unique viewers over the course of the day, involved staff and selected members of the RuneScape community playing RuneScape and Ace of Spades.How income was raisedDuring the event viewers were encouraged to make donations on the studio’s JustGiving page. In addition the in-game Well of Goodwill re-opened for the weekend. This allowed players to donate to charity the gold they had won during the game, together with other items and RuneScape bonds, which were then converted into a real world contribution on their behalf.Also, 50% of all profits from the sales of Ace of Spades during the weekend were donated to SpecialEffect.JustGiving – £9,380.80RuneScape – £25,412.50Ace of Spades – £13,759 Howard Lake | 8 March 2014 | News 24-hour gaming marathon raises £48k for Special Effectlast_img read more

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Tu You You and the fight against malaria

first_imgEarlier this month, Tu You You was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, which is used to treat malaria and has saved millions of lives.Tu is the first Chinese Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine and the first citizen of the Peoples’ Republic of China to receive the Nobel Prize in natural sciences. She was born, educated and carried out her research exclusively in China.But it took over 40 years for Tu and her team to be recognized for their achievements.In 1967, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, along with its ally, the National Liberation Front in South Vietnam, were under extreme pressure from bombing and invasion by the United States, which had escalated the war to its highest point.However, the Vietnamese faced another severe challenge: North Vietnamese troops were being decimated by malaria. “Soldiers’ lives lost to malaria were two to three times those lost in combat. The malaria parasite had developed resistance to all drugs. The United States was working on it, too, because they were losing soldiers.” (Tu You You, Interview with the New York Times, Oct. 9)The leader of socialist Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, turned to China for help. As an act of socialist solidarity, as well as to fight malaria in the southern provinces of China, Mao Zedong agreed to establish a special unit: “Project 523,” named after its starting date on May 23, 1967.Scientists worldwide had screened over 240,000 compounds without success. In 1969, Tu, then 39 years old, was asked to lead the Chinese team.Tu You You was born in 1930 in Ningbo, a port city about 140 miles south of Shanghai. In 1951, she graduated from the Peking University School of Medicine and moved to the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To conduct their research, she and her team went to the island of Hainan, off the Chinese southern coast, where malaria was prevalent.Tu witnessed up close the mosquito-borne disease’s devastating toll on the human body. “I saw a lot of children who were in the latest stages of malaria,” she said. “Those kids died very quickly.” (The Guardian, Oct. 5)Tu and her team decided to draw on her extensive knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. In an ancient text, they discovered an herbal remedy used to treat malaria: sweet wormwood (“Artemisia annua,” or in Chinese, “qinghao”). Using modern techniques, Tu discovered a way to extract the active compound and create artemisinin.Having tested artemisinin only on animals, the matter of safety remained. “We worried whether the drug was safe. Two colleagues and I took it to show that it wasn’t lethal. I thought it was my responsibility as a medical chemist and all part of the job,” she told the New York Times.Artemisinin and its derivatives proved to be not only safe but also extremely effective, with practically no side effects. The medicine “wipes out malaria in more than 96 percent of patients in regions where malaria has become resistant to older drugs.” It has also proved effective against a large number of other parasitic diseases and even as a treatment, though as yet little used, for a number of cancers. (Scientific American, Dec. 23, 2008)Capitalist and socialist medicineGiven such profound benefits, why did it take the Nobel prize committee 46 years to present their award to Tu and her team?One answer, of course, is the unremitting hostility of world imperialism towards China. Increasingly, China is seen as the main obstacle to U.S. imperialism’s drive towards world hegemony. But there is more.Along with many other illnesses, malaria has long been classified as a “neglected disease.” According to the National Institutes of Health, neglected diseases “are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world’s poorest people. … The diseases are most heavily concentrated in low-income nations in Africa and Latin America,” as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. (rarediseases.info.nih.gov)The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1 billion people — one-sixth of the world’s population — suffer from one or more neglected diseases.But why are these diseases neglected? The NIH says: “Diseases are said to be neglected if they are often overlooked by drug developers or by others instrumental in drug access, such as government officials, public health programs and the news media. Typically, private pharmaceutical companies cannot recover the cost of developing and producing treatments for these diseases.”A shorter and more accurate explanation would be that big business is unable to make a profit from the treatment of these diseases.Discoveries like those made by Tu You You — drawn from traditional medicine with no patents, inexpensively made and extremely effective — are a dagger pointed at the heart of the capitalist pharmaceutical companies. Her example proves that cooperative socialist research can produce medicines and therapies based on human needs, at low cost, without the need for expensive patents, investment banks, hedge funds and stock offerings.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Media regulator suspends many newspapers and journalists

first_img Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News RSF_en CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case April 23, 2021 Find out more The CNC announced the sanctions in a communiqué published in the press on 6 December. It said it had suspended 18 newspapers, one radio programme, and 27 newspaper publishers and reporters for periods ranging in most cases from six months to one year. The sanctions constitute a very intimidatory message to Cameroon’s media at a time of extreme social tension, in which several persons have been killed in clashes between demonstrators and police in the English-speaking part of the country. In most cases, the grounds given by the CNC for imposing the sanctions was “publishing baseless, offensive and insinuating accusations” ­­– in other words, defamation. The severest sanction, permanent closure, was reserved for L’Aurore (and its sister publication L’Aurore Plus) and the Dépêche du Cameroun. After many months of judicial problems, Michel Mouchault Moussala, the publisher of L’Aurore and L’Aurore Plus, now finds himself banned from practicing journalism in Cameroon for the rest of his life. He has been a journalist for more than 35 years. The victim of the other lifetime ban, Dépêche du Cameroun publisher Gilbert Avang, was defiant. “I learned that my newspaper and I had been suspended by reading it in the press,” he said. “Neither I nor my lawyers have been officially notified. We will continue to publish until we have received an official notification of this decision.” “We are disturbed by these decisions, which are particularly severe and lacking in transparency,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “With few exceptions, all these measures target opposition newspapers and benefit senior state officials or figures in spheres of interest linked to the government. We call on the CNC to adopt more transparent operating methods, which would help to legitimize its measures in the public’s eyes.” In 2013, RSF already criticized the CNC’s lack of transparency and the questionable methods it used to silence journalists.Three journalists – Ahmed Abba, Rodrigue Tongue and Felix Cyriaque Ebolé-Bola – and journalism professor Baba Wame are currently being prosecuted before military courts under Cameroon’s terrorism law on charges of failing to report terrorism to the authorities. There is no evidence to support the charges, and the main effect of these productions is to curtail media freedom in Cameroon, which is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. May 31, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cameroon Help by sharing this information News News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Organisation May 19, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression December 9, 2016 Media regulator suspends many newspapers and journalists to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the draconian sanctions that Cameroon’s media regulator, the National Communication Council (CNC), has imposed on 22 media outlets. They include the permanent closure of two newspapers, whose publishers are now banned for life from working as journalists. Newslast_img read more

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Protection To Judges In Respect Of Actions Taken/ Words Spoken While Discharging Judicial Functions Is Absolute: Gauhati HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesProtection To Judges In Respect Of Actions Taken/ Words Spoken While Discharging Judicial Functions Is Absolute: Gauhati HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena19 Sep 2020 10:44 PMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court recently rapped a writ petitioner for adjoining a Judicial Magistrate and the HC and its Registry as Respondents to his plea against the order passed by the said Magistrate. The Bench of Chief Justice Ajai Lamba observed that Judges enjoy “absolute protection” under the Judges (Protection) Act, 1985. Thus, impleading a Judge as a Respondent party, that too by…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 Gauhati High Court recently rapped a writ petitioner for adjoining a Judicial Magistrate and the HC and its Registry as Respondents to his plea against the order passed by the said Magistrate. The Bench of Chief Justice Ajai Lamba observed that Judges enjoy “absolute protection” under the Judges (Protection) Act, 1985. Thus, impleading a Judge as a Respondent party, that too by his name, is not encouraged. “The protection available under the Judges (Protection) Act, 1985 is absolute and is available not only to a sitting Judge but also to an Ex-Judge in respect of the actions taken or words spoken by him while discharging his official or judicial functions,” Justice Lamba held. [Section 3 of the Judges (Protection) Act, 1985 provides that no court shall entertain or continue any civil or criminal proceeding against any person who is or was a Judge for any act, thing or word committed, done or spoken by him when, or in the course of, acting or purporting to act in the discharge of his official or judicial duty or function.] In this backdrop the Court held thus: “If in passing every wrong or illegal judicial order, the concerned Judge is sued before the higher judicial forum, it shall result in demoralising the judicial officers, particularly, at the adjudicating level, other than the public losing faith in the judiciary. In case a purported illegal order is passed on wrong facts, law always provides for filing of appeal, revision or writ petition against the ORDER, however, not by impleading the Judge to seek his accountability.” The Court further observed that there was no justification for impleading the Gauhati High Court or the Registrar General as respondents in the matter. Thus, taking serious view of the nature of the pleadings, the Court dismissed the plea with costs of Rs. 10,000/- payable in favour of the Assam State Legal Services Authority. “The writ petition is directed against a Judicial Magistrate who passed orders in his judicial capacity. The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate has not only been impleaded by designation, but also by name so as to impute personal action. Likewise, the Gauhati High Court and Registrar General have been impleaded as parties. I fail to understand the purpose of impleading the Gauhati High Court or the Registrar General as respondents in the matter. Learned counsel for the petitioner also has not been able to justify impleading the High Court or the Registrar General. This Court cannot permit proceedings of this nature to continue by virtue of which, while challenging a judicial order, Judicial Officers are impleaded, including by name, and by designation, and also the High Court,” the Court said. Reliance was placed on Anowar Hussain v. Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee & Ors., AIR 1965 SC 1651, where the Supreme Court referred to another Act for protection of Judicial Officers namely, Judicial Officers’ Protection Act, 1850. The Supreme Court had held thus: “The statute is clearly intended to grant protection to Judicial Officers against suits in respect of acts done or ordered to be done by them in discharge of their duties as such officers…If the act done or ordered to be done in the discharge of judicial duties is within his jurisdiction, the protection is absolute and no enquiry will be entertained whether the act done or ordered was erroneously, irregularly or even illegally, or was done or ordered without believing in good faith, that he had jurisdiction to do or order the act complained of.” However, the High Court said that unlike the Act of 1850, protection under the Act of 1985 is absolute. It said, “A conjoint reading and understanding of the Act of 1850 (supra) and the Act of 1985 (supra) make it clear that protection available to a Judge under Judicial Officers’ Protection Act, 1850 is in respect of any action taken in good faith; whereas the protection available under the Judges (Protection) Act, 1985 is absolute and is available not only to a sitting Judge but also to an Ex-Judge in respect of the actions taken or words spoken by him while discharging his official or judicial functions.” Lastly, the Court relied on the verdict in Savitri Devi v. District Judge, Gorakhpur & Ors., (1999) 2 SCC 577: “There was no necessity for impleading the judicial officers who disposed of the matter in a civil proceeding when the writ petition was filed in the High Court; nor is there any justification for impleading them as parties in the special leave petition and describing them as contesting respondents. We do not approve of the course adopted by the petitioner which would cause unnecessary disturbance to the functions of the judicial officers concerned. They cannot be in any way equated to the officials of the Government. It is high time that the practice of impleading judicial officers disposing of civil proceedings as parties to writ petitions under Article 226 of the Constitution of India or special leave petitions under Article 136 of the Constitution of India was stopped. We are strongly deprecating such a practice.” Case Details: Case Title: Rahendra Baglari v. Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (M) & Ors. Case No.: WP(C) 3057/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Ajai Lamba Appearance: Senior Advocate D Saikia and Advocate B Gogoi (for Petitioner); Standing Counsel PP Dutta (for HC); Advocate P Sengupta (for Magistrate) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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