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first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Human Sexuality, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Feb 9, 2021 Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson presided Feb. 7 at Washington National Cathedral’s livestreamed worship service. The Rev. Max Lucado, inset, preached in a prerecorded video submitted for the service.Editor’s note: Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith issued parallel apologies late Feb. 10 for allowing popular evangelical pastor Max Lucado to preach.[Episcopal News Service] The invitation came on short notice. In an afternoon phone call Feb. 6, the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, asked the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson if he would come to the cathedral and preside at the next morning’s service. In accepting, Robinson also offered to speak about the controversy surrounding the cathedral’s guest preacher for that same service.At the Feb. 7 service, during announcements made after the peace, Robinson addressed the more than 6,000 people viewing the cathedral’s livestream. “To those of us who are LGBTQ, while a lot of us are still in pain, while a lot of us have experienced some awful things in our lives” – Robinson paused before emphasizing his central message – “we’ve won.”“We’ve won. We know how this is going to end,” he continued. “This is going to end with the full inclusion of gay and lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer people, nonbinary people, all kinds of people, in the church and into the society. We work every day to make that true, but we know how it ends.”Robinson is revered in The Episcopal Church as its first openly gay bishop, consecrated in 2003 in New Hampshire. Now retired and living in Washington, D.C., Robinson told Episcopal News Service he wanted to show his support for the cathedral as it faced criticism for inviting the Rev. Max Lucado, a popular and prolific evangelical author and pastor who once called homosexuality a “sexual sin.”Though Robinson joined efforts by cathedral and diocesan officials to respond to the backlash, supporters of full LGBTQ inclusion in the life of The Episcopal Church and society continued in the days after the service to question why the cathedral would turn its pulpit over to someone they accuse of causing deep harm, specifically with an article he wrote in 2004 against same-sex marriage. An online petition drive against the decision to invite Lucado to preach at the cathedral was still growing Feb. 9.Some of those critics, while affirming their respect for Robinson, said they disagreed with his defense of the cathedral.“I have deep love and respect for Gene. He’s one of my closest friends and colleagues and allies,” said the Rev. Susan Russell, a longtime leader in the push for LGBTQ equality in the church, but she wasn’t mollified by Robinson’s participation in the service. “I might have made a different decision than Gene did, not that they would have invited me.”Despite Robinson’s presence and Lucado’s avoidance of any mention of homosexuality or same-sex marriage in his prerecorded 22-minute sermon, the damage was done, critics say.“What he said in the pulpit had absolutely nothing to do with my objection. It was the fact that he was in the pulpit and what he represents,” said Russell, who serves as the Diocese of Los Angeles’ canon for engagement across difference and as co-chair of The Episcopal Church’s Communion Across Difference Task Force. “This is a person who’s on record as saying LGBT people are outside God’s saving grace. That, in and of itself, incarnationally represents something that is antithetical to the Gospel we have proclaimed now for decades in the church.”Last Friday, as criticism began to mount, Hollerith acknowledged those concerns while framing Lucado’s invitation as part of the cathedral’s efforts to encourage openness to different perspectives. He again responded to the controversy in his opening welcome to viewers of the Feb. 7 online service.Lucado “has said some things in the past about the LGBTQ community that have caused deep pain,” Hollerith said. “I don’t agree with those statements, and the cathedral does not agree with those statements. Our LGBTQ brothers and sisters and siblings are the beloved children of God just as they are.”He also announced that Lucado had agreed to join him and others for “a public conversation” about the hurt caused by Christian churches and opportunities for healing. Details about that conversation, including a date, have yet to be determined.In a Facebook post hours after the service, Washington Bishop Mariann Budde offered her own defense of the cathedral’s decision, though she also apologized “for my part in the pain caused today” to the LGBTQ community.Speaking by phone with ENS a day later, Budde expressed personal anguish as she carefully described her evolving understanding of the past several days. She said she continued to face a barrage of emails and phone messages since the service, many of them from people angry with her for allowing Lucado’s sermon.“I’m not asking people to agree with our decision at this point. I’m very sorry for the hurt that it’s caused,” she said. “My biggest mistake was not reaching out to some of my colleagues who are LGBTQ.” If she had taken more time to talk through the issue with them, she said, she might have asked the cathedral not to include Lucado. “I would do it differently now,” she said.Budde also endorsed Hollerith’s efforts to organize a follow-up discussion with Lucado because she sees opportunities to bring the church’s message of inclusion to the evangelical world that Lucado represents. “I pray that we actually can have that conversation with Max and others,” she said, “to wring some redemption out of this.”Criticism of Lucado focuses on 2004 article against same-sex marriageLucado is not a household name in The Episcopal Church. Robinson had never heard of him until last weekend. Russell said she only knew of him as “an evangelical self-help” writer who has sold “a bunch of books” – more than 120 million copies, according to Lucado’s website.But Lucado’s vast audience of readers includes Episcopalians, among them Hollerith, the National Cathedral dean. “I have found many of his writings to be spiritually nourishing,” Hollerith said in his opening remarks Feb. 7. “Max and I differ on many issues, but I know him to be a person of goodwill and deep faith.”Cathedral spokesman Kevin Eckstrom said Hollerith was unavailable for an interview for this story. Hollerith was not aware of Lucado’s 2004 article on homosexuality when Lucado was invited to join the cathedral as guest preacher, Eckstrom said.The National Cathedral has increased its frequency of guest sermons during the coronavirus pandemic because online services provide opportunities for preachers to participate remotely. Past guests have ranged from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to Michael Eric Dyson, a sociologist and ordained Baptist minister who has written extensively about racism in America.Lucado, though best known for his books on faithful living, also serves as pastor of Oak Hills Church, a nondenominational megachurch in San Antonio, Texas, that once was affiliated with the conservative Churches of Christ.The congregation’s beliefs are outlined on its website, including its exclusion of women from the church’s elders and its definition of marriage as “one man, one woman for life.”Today, Lucado is rarely quoted in news coverage or on his personal website as commenting on homosexuality or same-sex marriage. A search through online samples of his writings suggests he is more likely to preach on the threat to marriage from infidelity.He left no doubt about his views in 2004, however, in writing the article that has been cited by Episcopalians in their outrage over his National Cathedral invitation. In the article, Lucado voiced concerns that same-sex marriage might lead down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy, bestiality or incest.Lucado spent much of the article reviewing biblical passages that theological conservatives have often pointed to in making their case that homosexuality is forbidden by God, though Lucado also argues that Jesus taught that love should be Christians’ primary response. “Nothing can separate us from the love of God,” he said. “This includes homosexuality. Jesus loves his gay children. He made them, came for them and died for them.”God loves them but “categorically opposes” gay marriage, Lucado wrote. He concluded the article by describing “homosexual activity” and “the gay lifestyle” as sins that can be changed by pastoral care “with simultaneous compassion and conviction” – echoing the language of conversion therapy, which gay rights advocates warn can lead to depression and suicide.Lucado’s article, “What God Says About Gay Marriage,” is dated July 18, 2004. It was posted to Lucado’s personal website that year, according to a search of the Internet Archive. The link is no longer active there, but a reproduction of the article still can be found on the online Christian magazine That is the link cited by an online petition asking the National Cathedral to rescind Lucado’s invitation, with more than 1,600 signing on.Robinson told ENS he hadn’t seen the article, but Hollerith described it to him by phone. “I’ve got a pretty long view about this,” Robinson said, recalling the controversy when he was elected bishop and became the focus of intense homophobic hatred and even death threats. “It’s really hard to remember what the world was like in 2003, when I was consecrated,” Robinson said.A year later, when Lucado posted his article, such opposition to same-sex marriage “was not an uncommon position,” Robinson said. At that time, same-sex couples were just beginning to legally marry in the United States, starting with Massachusetts in May 2004.“I have no idea if Max Lucado has evolved,” he said. “I just think it’s important to see everything in its proper context. That kind of language would not have stood out in 2004 because it was coming from a lot of different places.”Even so, such attitudes “horrified” Robinson then and remain abhorrent now. “And that’s sort of a thing that we have tried as a movement to say to our more evangelical brothers and sisters in Christ, to say that your words matter and your words can do great damage.”Whether Lucado still holds such beliefs is unclear. An assistant declined ENS requests to interview Lucado, saying he is on a writing sabbatical. ENS could find no evidence that Lucado has ever disavowed or apologized for his comments in 2004. It appears he generally avoids the topic.In 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country, Lucado responded in a post on his website, headlined “Prayer, Not Despair.” The court decision “has the potential to leave many Christians anxious and troubled,” he said. “While those of us who hold to traditional marriage have a right to be concerned, we have no need to despair.” He concluded that “something good will come out of this.”“Maybe now we can have this discussion where we need to have it,” he wrote. “Face-to-face. In neighborhoods. Over dinner tables. Perhaps the hate-filled words will subside and clear thinking will gain traction; the shouting will diminish and the heart-felt dialogue will increase.”As Robinson defends cathedral, some see ‘teachable moment’The National Cathedral made no mention of Lucado’s views on sexuality last week when it announced him as the cathedral’s latest guest preacher. “We’re thrilled to welcome one of America’s best-known pastors and authors to the Canterbury Pulpit as our guest preacher,” a Feb. 3 Facebook post said.Budde said she wasn’t involved in inviting Lucado and wasn’t aware of the outrage until she received a call from Hollerith early Feb. 5. By then, the Facebook post had generated hundreds of comments, most of them critical of the cathedral. Budde scrolled through those reactions as she and the dean spoke.“It’s not uncommon for there to be pressure on the cathedral to do one thing or the other,” Budde told ENS. “Trying to decide when to respond to that, or not, is a judgment call.” But this situation was different, she said. “It took me a while to appreciate the magnitude of the issue and the magnitude of the concern,” Budde said.She talked with Hollerith again the next morning. “I don’t police pulpits, typically, but I have ultimate responsibility for the cathedral,” she said. Lucado had submitted video of his sermon, which focused on easing life’s anxieties by feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit. Budde said she could have asked Hollerith not to include the video in the cathedral’s livestream, but she deferred to the dean and allowed the sermon to proceed.Hollerith also called Robinson the morning before the service. Though Robinson usually worships with St. Thomas’ Parish in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, the retired bishop occasionally assists Budde and Hollerith at the cathedral “when they think I’d be good at something.”He also had helped facilitate the interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes at the cathedral in 2018. Shepard, a gay college student, was murdered in 1998 in Wyoming, and Robinson knew the Shepard family through their mutual advocacy on LGBTQ issues.Robinson isn’t on Facebook and hadn’t seen the controversy brewing about the cathedral’s invitation to Lucado. Hollerith brought Robinson up to speed and asked for his advice. Robinson also took a call from the faith coordinator at Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, who wanted a better sense of the church dynamics of the controversy.Later that afternoon, when Hollerith called back to discuss the matter further, the dean asked if Robinson would preside at the Feb. 7 service. “I was delighted,” Robinson said.He told ENS that he wasn’t taking a position for or against the cathedral’s decision to let Lucado preach, but he believes in the cathedral’s mission. “The cathedral’s mission is to be a house of prayer for all people,” Robinson said. “And I think ‘all’ in that case means all well-intentioned people, not just the ones that we agree with.”More than 6,000 people gathered in front of computer and phone screens for the cathedral’s 11 a.m. livestream. Robinson spoke for eight minutes.“The world isn’t perfect yet. And there’s a lot of work to be done,” he said. “And there are a lot of conversations to be had with people like Rev. Lucado. But we know how it’s going to end. And at least for me, it gives me permission to be just a bit gentler, to be an instrument of God’s grace.“I know we’ve won. And it’ll take a while for everyone to agree that we are God’s children as well. But between now and then, because I know where this is headed, I can also be a pastor.”Robinson told ENS afterward that Hollerith hadn’t said explicitly why he asked the bishop to preside, but Robinson assumed it was to serve as a reminder of the cathedral’s support for the LGBTQ community. “None of us can get it right all the time. I don’t know if I would have invited [Lucado] to preach or not. That’s not what I was speaking about,” Robinson said. “The cathedral is just trying to live up to its mission.”Russell, the Los Angeles canon, said Robinson’s defense of the cathedral has drawn mixed reactions.“There is no monolithic LGBTQ reaction,” she said. “Some members of the community were encouraged and inspired by Gene’s willingness to stand in that place, and some were offended and hurt.”She calls the cathedral’s decision to invite Lucado an “unforced error,” after apparently failing to uncover his past anti-LGBTQ statements. She dismisses arguments that the controversy casts doubt on the church’s commitment to inclusion for all people.“There’s a difference between feeling excluded because you’re disagreed with and being excluded because of who you are,” Russell said. “Everyone is welcome in the church, but not every perspective is welcome in the pulpit.”Russell hopes the reaction to Lucado’s guest sermon will be a “teachable moment” for the church and for the nation, at a time when many Americans have been traumatized by political divisions. And she supports campaigns like The Episcopal Church’s “From Many, One,” which encourage Episcopalians to engage in open, nonjudgmental conversations with people who have different beliefs.Russell recently participated in a one-on-one conversation with Central Florida Bishop Greg Brewer as part of “From Many, One.” Brewer is one of a handful of Episcopal bishops who do not personally condone same-sex marriage but have made accommodations to enable gay and lesbian couples to marry in their dioceses.“I think what happened this weekend at the cathedral has been, in some ways, a wake-up call,” Russell said, “to moving us forward both as an inclusive church … but also in engaging in conversation across difference in ways that are healthy.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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first_imgCopyHouses•Luleå Ö, Sweden Save this picture!© Carl Axel Bejre+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors, Josefine Wikholm Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Granholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine Wikholm Photographs:  Carl Axel Bejre Sweden Projects Save this picture!© Carl Axel BejreRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. On Kallaxön in the very north of Sweden outside Luleå lies house Granholmen a small light green wooden summer cottage. The area surrounding the house is characterized by intense greenery with conifers covering the island’s inner parts and deciduous trees at the water’s edge. There is no distinctive tradition of the classic Swedish red houses in this part of the archipelago.Save this picture!© Carl Axel BejreInstead, the building, which is located just by the water, is painted with green calcimine to tie it to the immediate surroundings. It is a pale light green tone that is chosen to shine with the erected copper-green ceiling. Together they form a solid whole that becomes one with all the green shades on the tree-covered headland.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe house is built for a family who lives there in the summer, as much inside as on the outside during the long days of the Swedish summer. The construction is made of wood with a simple open plan solution. A series of glass doors border the long side to the west and a large floor-high window partition to the mainland in the north. Kitchen, living room, dining area, and place-built furniture coexist in the main space of the house. A toilet and shower can be accessed from the outside. A loft ladder leads to the attic with an open loft and a more closed bedroom. The entire interior is dressed with massive untreated pine.Save this picture!© Carl Axel BejreThe choice of calcimine was a conscious choice. The family wanted a color that could easily be improved without major preliminary work. In the north of Sweden inner archipelago, there is a climate that goes hard with all sorts of facades and summer is often spent on scraper work. The sludge turns out to be excellent in such an environment as the facade is allowed to breathe and live with the climate.  The big challenge of finding the right color was instead of getting the right shade of green that could match ceiling, details and the island’s greenery.Save this picture!© Carl Axel BejreProject gallerySee allShow lessDay-VII Architecture: How the Architecture of Polish Churches Developed in a Secular…ArticlesOld Doors and Insulation Foil: 5 Projects that Derive from Russian CultureArticles Share Photographscenter_img 2017 “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” Josefine Wikholm, Andreas Lyckefors Area:  40 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBornstein LyckeforsOfficeFollowJosefine WikholmOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLuleå ÖSwedenPublished on August 17, 2019Cite: “Granholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine Wikholm” 17 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: Granholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine WikholmSave this projectSaveGranholmen Summer Cottage / Bornstein Lyckefors + Josefine Wikholmlast_img read more

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first_imgDrew Mitchell World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines ReddIt In total, the landing zones will seat 97 students. (Photo courtesy of Jack Washington) Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchell Linkedin Twitter The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Previous articleHoroscope: January 20, 2021Next articleHoroscope: January 21, 2021 Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU will continue to offer students areas to study outside of their room this semester. The landing zones, which were introduced last semester as the university adopted new protocols for COVID-19, will return for the spring. Assistant Director for Campus Planning Jack Washington said that they will also look different.In total, the landing zones will seat 97 students. (Photo courtesy of Jack Washington)“I will say, the use was not particularly high last semester,” said Washington. “I would walk them a couple of times a week, so, in the spirit of continuous improvement, we’ve worked this semester a lot more with marketing and communications to get the word out there to students about the locations of those spaces.”This semester, there will be three landing zones, as opposed to the five that existed last semester.The landing areas spread across different campus locations: Mary Couts Burnett Library, Room 1208; Smith Hall, Room 1520 A/B and Sadler Hall, Room 30000. They are open from 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outdoor study tents will also return to campus in early March, Washington said. The Mary Couts Burnett Library landing zone has a capacity of 20 seats. (Photo courtesy of Jack Washington)Both zones and tents are equipped with power outlet towers and will be regularly sanitized.An alternative environment Tracy Hull, the dean of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, said the purpose of the landing zones is to give students a space to attend an online class outside of their dorm rooms.Hull has worked for TCU for over 13 years and has been the dean for the past six months.“I think it’s taking into consideration some of the challenges that students might face in terms of handling online classes,” said Hull. “You can’t assume that a student can sit in their apartment, home or dorm room. It’s a really nice outlet to allow students to use these spaces for their classwork.”Hull also said that TCU does a great job at recognizing the needs of their students and she believes the landing zones are a good example of that.Student ResponseTCU updated the interactive map that highlights the location of the three landing zones.Carla Robertson, a first-year theatre major, said she uses the landing zones and study tents every day because they give her a chance to be in-tune with nature.Robertson also said the landing zones give students a peaceful place for their classwork without the distractions of being in a dorm room.“For me, studying outside while sitting in the grass or under a tent with fruits and a shake is always peaceful and it gives my mind a chance to roam,” said Robertson. “The landing zones give us [students] the option to where we won’t always be confined to our rooms.”Sophomore dance major Kira Daniel said she uses the landing zones because she doesn’t always have access to the dance studio, so the landing zones provide space for her to dance. “I think they [landing zones] add a sense of freedom and fresh air,” said Daniel. “Having to deal with COVID and everything, we as students have been confined to one space (our room) and I’ve found that these landing zones have been the perfect place to go to get away from dorm life and people you know. Sometimes one just needs to be alone to breathe and get things done and the landing zones are perfect for that.”The King Hall resident also said she thinks the landing zones do not get much use because of lack of knowledge about them.Tiony Cooper, a sophomore political science major, said she does not use the landing zones because some students don’t follow COVID-19 regulations.“I believe that the landing zones are probably the most beneficial to underclassmen who share spaces with people,” said Cooper. “Students who live in apartments or dorms where they have their own space probably feel safest in their rooms.”Cooper also said her favorite landing zone was the furniture in the commons because she was able to hang out with her friends and feel a sense of community. Brad Thompson, assistant director of student activities, said the furniture will return to the Campus Commons on March 1 and will remain there until the end of the semester. Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Linkedin Drew Mitchell Students elect new SGA vice president TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Drew Mitchell Facebook Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

first_img News Receive email alerts Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa MozambiqueAfrica Reports Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN April 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News to go furthercenter_img MozambiqueAfrica May 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Son of former head of state charged in Cardoso murder case News Organisation July 3, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Mozambique Reporters Without Borders welcomed as an “important signal” the decision to put Nyimpine Chissano, older son of ex Mozambican president, Joachim Chissano, under investigation in connection with the inquiry into the November 2000 murder of Carlos Cardoso. The step will allow the justice system to probe the possible implication of the former head of state’s son in the murder of the country’s best known investigative journalist, editor of the daily Metical, who was investigating a massive financial scandal at the time of his death.”This first judicial step, intended to allay doubt, is an important sign, which means that the Mozambican judicial system has decided to see to it that all possible light is shed on the murder of Carlos Cardoso,” the press freedom organisation said.“We hail this progress and urge the magistrates to continue their work in a spirit of fairness and independence. The impunity enjoyed by the killers of journalists – of Norbert Zongo in Burkina Faso, of Deyda Hydara in Gambia, to quote only two of them – is a phenomenon that blights Africa. Mozambique must continue to demonstrate that it has decided to become an exemplary exception,” it added.The Mozambican public ministry on 9 May 2006, put Nyimpine Chissano under investigation for having allegedly been the “moral authority” behind the murder of Carlos Cardoso, for “collusion” and “various economic crimes”.The office of the prosecutor has sent the charge sheet to the high court in Maputo. A judge will now question the relevant parties before deciding whether the son of the former head of state should appear before a court.Carlos Cardoso was murdered on 22 November 2000 on Avenue Martires de Machava, in Maputo. He was being driven in his car by a chauffeur when two men blocked the road and opened fire. Cardoso, who was hit by several bullets in the head, died instantly. His driver was seriously injured.At the time the journalist was investigating the country’s biggest financial scandal since independence, the embezzlement of a sum equal to 14 million euros from the Commercial Bank of Mozambique (BCM). He had named highly influential businessmen, the Satar brothers and Vicente Ramaya in his articles.On 20 January 2006, the head of the commando, Anibal Antonio dos Santos Junior, known as “Anibalzinho”, was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison. During the trial of the main defendants, in January 2003, three of them accused the son of the head of state at the time, of having ordered the murder.Nyimpine Chisssano, who was called as a witness in the Anibalzinho trial, denied having any dealings with the head of the commando. He also denied any relationship with the Satar brothers. However, it has been established that Momade Assif Abdul Satar, known as “Nini”, one of those sentenced for instigating the killing, was in possession of several cheques signed by Nyimpine Chissano just before and just after the murder. Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Francis O’Donnell, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “Our seasonal Fisheries Officers are an important asset to Inland Fisheries Ireland during our busiest operational time of the year. We invite applications for these seasonal positions which will support the ongoing protection, conservation and maintenance of our fisheries resource. I encourage all those interested in playing a critical role in helping to protect and develop Ireland’s precious fisheries resource to submit an application at” Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: “We are looking for applicants who are passionate about developing and protecting our fisheries resource, have an appreciation for the natural environment and who have excellent interpersonal skills. Our Fisheries Officers ensure we have the capacity to carry out necessary work as custodians of this precious resource. We look forward to welcoming the new members to our team in the Summer.” The closing date for applications is Monday the 22nd of March 2021. Applicants should be available for interview on the 14th,15th and 16th of April 2021 with a start date on Monday the 31st of May 2021. To find out more about the roles and how to apply, visit RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A drive has been launched to recruit Fisheries Officers to protect and develop fisheries in Ireland, with a number of positions in the North Western River Basin District.The North Western River Basin District includes Cavan and Donegal, with a number of Fisheries Officers being recruited for the area.Roisin Bradley, Head of HR at Inland Fisheries Ireland says they are looking for people who have an appreciation for the natural environment and excellent interpersonal skills, who will work to develop and protect the fisheries resource, with an emphasis on conservation.Inland Fisheries Ireland says Fishery Officers are deemed essential workers, and adhere to agreed Covid-19 work practice protocols.Interviews will take place in mid April, with March 22nd the closing date for applicants.**********************************Full details from IFI -Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in DonegalApplications now open for seasonal Fisheries Officers recruitment campaignInland Fisheries Ireland is seeking applicants for the 2021 recruitment campaign for seasonal Fisheries Officers in Donegal and nationwide. The positions will see the successful applicants support the development and protection of Ireland’s fisheries resource during the summer period. There are numerous roles available across six operational districts.The roles are available on a six month basis with contracts commencing from Monday the 31st of May 2021 and training provided to all new recruits. Interviews will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of April 2021. The locations for the new positions will be based across the country in the following districts: WhatsApp IFI recruiting Fisheries Officers in Donegal South Eastern River Basin District: Enniscorthy, County Wexford; New Ross, County Wexford; Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary. Google+ WhatsApp Eastern River Basin District: CityWest, County Dublin; Kilcoole, County Wicklow; Virginia, County Cavan; Drogheda, County Louth. Twitter By News Highland – March 10, 2021 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter South Western River Basin District: Bantry, County Cork; Farnanes, County Cork; Tralee, County Kerry; Kenmare, County Kerry.Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, County Kerry; Limerick, County Limerick; Clare, County Clare; Lough Sheelin, County Cavan; Drumsna, County Leitrim. Previous article311 new Covid cases nationally, none in DonegalNext articleDonegal landlord makes latest Tax Defaulters List News Highland Western River Basin District: Galway City, Lough Corrib, County Galway; Erriff Fishery, County Galway; Moy Fishery, County Mayo; Bangor, County Mayo; Ballina, County Mayo.North Western River Basin District: Cavan, County Cavan; Ballyshannon, County Donegal; Letterkenny, County Donegal; Clady Crolly, County Donegal; Northern Donegal, County Donegal. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_img Indiana’s King Wins USA Swimming Golden Goggle AwardIndiana University swimmer Lilly King was a big winner at the the 2016 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis on Monday night, taking home the award for Breakout Performer of the Year.In her Olympic debut, the Evansville, Ind. native won Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke since 2000 in an Olympic record 1:04.93 and added a second gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay.King wasn’t the only Hoosier nominated on the night, as IU alum Cody Miller was also up for Breakout Performer of the Year after winning a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke and a gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay in Rio.IU head swimming coach Ray Looze was one of six nominated for Coach of the Year after serving as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be back in action later this month. Some IU swimmers will be participating in the USA Swimming Winter Nationals from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, while the majority of the swimmers and the IU divers will be participating in the Miami (OH) Invitational on Dec. 1-3.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThis past weekend, the famous Newport Folk Festival left thousands of fans with huge smiles on their faces, with another successful chapter in the books for the storied event. This year, Nashville’s own Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were a perfect fit for the fest, bringing their folky, singer-songwriter vibes to the home of folk music.Now, thanks to NPR, you can re-live the magic of this uplifting set from one of folk music’s fastest rising stars. Check out full audio from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats live from Newport Folk Festival, streaming below:last_img

first_imgPresident Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a historic three-day visit — the first sitting U.S. president to travel there in nearly 90 years. The trip marks a major step toward normalizing diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, which were severed in 1961 during the Cold War era, after Fidel Castro took power and established the first communist regime in the Western Hemisphere.The visit, a mix of politics and culture, will include a bilateral meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro, Fidel’s brother, at the Palace of the Revolution, a baseball game, interviews with entrepreneurs and citizens, and a speech by Obama to the Cuban people. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are accompanying Obama.The journey, Harvard scholars say, represents the culmination of Obama’s efforts to re-establish ties with Cuba that began in late 2014 when he announced his commitment to chart a “new course” for U.S.-Cuban relations. As part of this process, he ordered the reopening of the American embassy in Havana, ruled in favor of easing travel and fiscal restrictions, and allowed more daily flights.In interviews, Harvard analysts praised Obama for charting a fresh beginning in U.S.-Cuban relations and called his endeavors to restore normality long overdue, but they also expressed concern about the real impact of the shift on the everyday lives of Cubans.For Kirsten Weld, assistant professor of history, the trip is a recognition of the failure of the U.S. policy of economic sanctions against Cuba, a policy that has remained in place for more than 50 years.“It’s an acknowledgment that the past half-century of punitive, coercive U.S. policy toward Cuba, having failed to produce the regime change U.S. policymakers have so long desired, is futile and obsolete,” said Weld via email.Weld worries that the shift in strategy in U.S. policy from isolation to engagement is a demonstration that the United States continues to try to exert a disproportionate influence over domestic Cuban affairs, and wonders about its legacy locally.“It remains uncertain,” she said. “The economic embargo, for example, remains solidly in place, and until it is lifted, daily life for Cubans will continue to be inordinately difficult.”Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development Emerita, Harvard Kennedy School, said Obama’s visit serves as a “symbolic closure of an unfortunate legacy of the Cold War.”The trip is more than symbolic for Jorge Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Department of Government, chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and a member of the executive committee of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.“The president has practical objectives in mind,” said Domínguez. “One of the topics I’d imagine Obama will address in his meeting with Castro is the significant influence that Cuba has on Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia, because what Cuba will or will not use its influence for matters to the United States.”The trip is also imbued with a sense of urgency, said Domínguez, because Obama is in the last months of his administration, and with the U.S. presidential elections in some turmoil, Obama likely feels pressed to make sure his legacy lives on.“I think he also wants to say to Raúl Castro, eye to eye, ‘Look, I just have until next January to try to make sure that changes get enacted and consolidated. We cannot foresee who is the next president of the United States, and if we act now, we may be able to make these changes irreversible,’ ” said Domínguez.Still, Obama’s trip is filled with rich symbolism for Cubans and Americans, he said. For Cubans, it will send a message that it’s up to Cubans to put pressure on their government to make more changes. As of now, the U.S. government has initiated many policy shifts, and Cuba has passively accepted them. A recent example is the restoration of direct mail between the two nations.For Americans, the implication is that there is no turning back from increased ties.“The message is that this train has left the station,” Domínguez said, “and whoever is the next president of the United States should run with it.”The re-establishment of diplomatic relations will bring benefits to both countries, said Brian Farrell, director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, professor of biology, and curator of entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.“It will be a mutually enriching exchange,” Farrell said. “We have so much to learn from Cuba in science, the medical area, and health care.”But the greatest benefit will be in people-to-people exchange, he said.“Cubans and Americans have been estranged family members,” Farrell said. “This is an extraordinary moment to be able to get to know each other, in the same way our neighbors, Canada and Mexico, have been doing it. Canadians, Mexicans, and Europeans have had uninterrupted access and exchange with Cubans. It’s going to be a great reunion.”Harvard undergraduates recently visited Cuba through the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies study abroad program.last_img read more