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Share prices in general (Graham’s Mr Market) move up and down at times regardless of what the underlying business is doing. Sometimes a share price is too optimistic about the prospects of the underlying business. And sometimes a share price is too pessimistic.Graham’s third idea is the concept of a Margin of Safety. Graham advocated buying shares when Mr Market is being too pessimistic about the prospects of an underlying business. In other words, Graham bought shares when they provided a discount to the intrinsic value of a business. By doing that, he gained a margin of safety for his investments.Finding intrinsic valueIn essence, I reckon that’s how Warren Buffett decides what qualifies as a cheap share. But there are a few things to consider with the approach. And perhaps the biggest problem to overcome is to decide how we define the intrinsic value of a business.For example, in the current environment, many share prices plunged because of the pandemic. 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Rector Pittsburgh, PA By Amy SowderPosted Apr 21, 2018 Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2015, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA General Convention, Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (1) John Miller says: May 2, 2018 at 12:08 am Proposed resolutions A104, A105, and A148 all require background checks for various elected offices. What they do not say is who will be privy to the information reviled in that process, or how — or even if — the voters will be given access to that information. In the case of Heather Cook, a background check was done and turned up the 2010 DUI. The search committee reviewed that information and made a deliberate choice not to make it public.What good is a background check if we then hide the information from voters? Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Getty Images[Episcopal News Service] It often takes a well-publicized tragedy to activate legislation, and the Episcopal Church is no exception.After then-Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, who was driving and texting while drunk, killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo in December 2014, the church has taken a deeper look at the way it handles impairment of various kinds at every level and stage. The church’s culture surrounding alcohol also has faced scrutiny. Cook had a prior drunken-driving charge in 2010.About three months after the fatal crash, the church’s Executive Council affirmed a House of Bishop resolution calling for the creation of what became known as the Commission on Impairment and Leadership, and provided funding for the work. The group was charged with exploring “the canonical, environmental, behavioral and procedural dimensions of matters involving the serious impairment of individuals serving as leaders in the church, with special attention to issues of addiction and substance abuse.”A year after turning in the report to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the report became public in March of this year. Executive Council received the report before the start of its April 21-23 meeting in Austin, Texas. Curry summarized the group’s work during council’s opening session.“How do we respond when leaders are impaired in a variety of ways; how do we effectively respond as the community of faith?” Curry said about the focus of the report’s recommendations. That response, he said, also needs to consider how the church can practice prevention by doing things that “foster health and wholeness, and that can screen, as best we can, for problems that may emerge.”Curry said that some of the recommendations are already being implemented by his Office of Pastoral Development, which assists dioceses in bishop elections and disciplinary issues, as well as in providing pastoral care and training for bishops. The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, the bishop in charge of that office, will brief the council in more detail at its January meeting, Curry said.In one such change that has already happened, the presiding bishop said his office has a new consulting psychiatrist to help improve the existing psychiatric and psychological screening process for bishop candidates. Dioceses are in charge of their own search and election processes. While Curry’s office cannot require dioceses to do so, he said the staff is encouraging dioceses “as strongly as we can” to do those screenings before an election, perhaps when the slate of candidates is chosen.Dioceses are responding well to that suggestion, Curry said. Dr. Kevin Kelly, who is also the New York Fire Department’s consulting psychiatrist, has 30 such assessments to do in the next six months, the presiding bishop said.At the same meeting, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and council vice president, said several members of the impairment commission will serve on General Convention’s legislative committee on church-wide leadership. Jennings has asked the deputy members to consider drafting resolutions that pertain to parts of the report’s recommendation that have not been addressed elsewhere.The report summarizes the commission’s work and makes recommendations about the church’s ordination, training, transition, deployment, wellness, management and oversight processes. The report focuses on substance abuse, while also acknowledging behavior patterns and mental health issues may also lead to impairment.The 29-page report is now available online in English here and in Spanish here.“We are recommending actions that promote a significant cultural shift in the Episcopal Church,” the commissioners wrote. “These recommendations address the problem of impaired leaders, but they also diagnose and suggest treatment for an impaired system that maintains denial and helplessness toward addiction, mental illness and physical disease.”The Rev. Jan Brown leads a workshop in October 2017 at the Gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, an annual networking meeting held by Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church. Photo: Holly CardoneAt the 78th General Convention, held June 25-July 3, 2015, the Special Legislative Committee on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse recommended three resolutions, all of which passed after some revisions.“Our church culture too often avoids hard conversations about alcohol use, and the role of forgiveness and compassion in healing and recovery,” Resolution A158, titled “Adopt Policy on Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse,” states.(The other two resolutions were A159: Promote a Healing Ministry to Those Affected by Addiction and D014: Evaluate Individuals in the Ordination Process for Addiction Concerns.)The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason was chairman of the legislative committee, as well as a member of the impairment commission. He is the dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, as well as a physician who was once the medical director overseeing a large group of doctors.“So, I had experience dealing with physicians who had impairment; I’d usually come out of it from an advocate point of view, dealing with state medical board, seeing how they can get help,” Thomason told Episcopal News Service. “As a physician, I recognize addiction as a disease much the way I’d recognize diabetes or high blood pressure. And we don’t apply moral judgment on those other diseases; it’s about how we can be supportive as they struggle with that and find their way into healthier waters. That’s what the church is called to do.”Practicing moderation is not a viable option for those whose alcohol use has gone beyond abuse and into addiction, which is a medically recognized disease. Photo: Getty ImagesTrue, clergy struggling with substance abuse or addiction risk disappointing their congregations, facing disciplinary action or possibly losing their jobs, but factors that often prevent alcoholics or addicts from seeking help aren’t unique to clergy, he emphasized.“Yes, it is difficult for leaders, but I don’t want to suggest that it’s somehow a harder road for a priest as it is for anyone,” Thomason said. “Everyone who has this disease experiences it in his or her own unique way. It’s just hard.”What the commission foundIn the same way that an alcoholic has to first acknowledge the problem in order to solve it, commission members had to dig into what the difficulties are within the church relating to impairment.To do this, they looked at drinking and drug-related convention resolutions dating back to the 1970s, interviewed people involved in other impairment cases church-wide, and looked at procedures used for handling other impaired professionals, such as airline pilots, doctors and lawyers.They also relied on research into the dynamics and treatment of addiction, and turned to Christian theological tradition.Several dioceses and churches are re-examining their policies on the way alcohol is presented at church events and meetings. Photo: Getty ImagesTo “uncover both individual and systemic failures that led to negative outcomes” in their case studies, the commission said it used the model for in-depth forensic accident investigations originally developed by the National Transportation Safety Board for accidents in the airline industry.“We did feel that there are definitely systemic changes in the church that need to be addressed,” the Very Rev. Martha J. Horne, commission chairwoman and dean and president emerita of Virginia Theological Seminary, told ENS.The commission found that some Episcopal dioceses and congregations are proactive, while others are not, she said. On the plus side, when Horne was undergoing her ordination process more than 35 years ago in Virginia, the then-bishop of Virginia was very open about being in recovery. He required anyone going through ordination to go through alcohol awareness training, and the seminary had a required course in addiction, Horne said.On the minus side, the commission said it observed “how the isolation of leaders and the authority structures within and among dioceses can work together with the denial and codependence that are typical of addiction to prevent identification and treatment of impairment.”A key conflict is the tension between the right to privacy and accountability to the church and community, according to the report. There’s a need to distinguish between loyalty and responsibility, commissioners wrote. Fear of exposure to liability, as individuals and as a corporate body, is another reason impaired people, or those affected by them, avoid action. The report states that case studies revealed often an “underdeveloped theology of forgiveness” can allow substance abusers to repeat their behaviors without consequences.Still, the commission asserts that many impairment issues would be better addressed with a ministry canon rather than a disciplinary one, to provide more opportunities for recovery, reconciliation and healing.In each impaired leadership situation that the commission studied, those interviewed described the same four experiences: isolation, disempowerment, mistrust and guilt.The report’s recommendationsThe commission identifies five key phases of ministry that present opportunities for preventive measures and effective responses throughout the lifespan of ordained leadership in the church:The discernment and screening process for ordination and episcopal elections.The training and formation process for those preparing for ordination and for newly elected bishops.The transition and deployment process for clergy of all orders.Self-care and wellness practices (including CREDO) for deacons, priests and bishops.Ongoing management and oversight of all clergy, including bishops, particularly with regard to evaluation and licensing.Details on the recommendations are here.As bishop of the Office of Pastoral Development, Ousley is right in the thick of this issue. He’s been counseling more bishops lately about impairment issues who are asking whether a cleric should continue to serve or is able to serve and how they should serve that cleric, Ousley told ENS.“We’ve worked really hard in the church to create an environment where you can come and ask questions, speak the truth and expect the support you need. We want that throughout all the dioceses and on the congregational level,” Ousley said. “We’re about fostering healthy spiritual community; that means meeting people where they are, challenging them and holding them accountable, and getting them the help they need either individually or community-wide.”The Rev. John Christopher, Pastor Tom Weller, the Rev. Steve Lane and the Rev. Lisa Kirby participate in discussions at the Gathering in October 2017, an annual program hosted by Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church. Photo: Holly CardoneWhen it comes to discernment and screening for ordinations, “we have to ask questions differently to assess whether they’re in addiction or recovery,” and if they are in recovery, whether the longevity of their sobriety can support the major changes that ordination brings, Ousley said. While relapse is always a possibility no matter how many years in recovery, some experts say three years of active work in a recovery program may be enough to be considered for leadership roles, while others assert 10 years is needed. The answer may also depend on the person and situation, Ousley said. After her first drunken-driving charge in September 2010, Cook had one year of sobriety before relapsing, her defense attorney said at her October 2015 sentencing.Activating GC2015 resolutions at the grassroots levelThe solution is not limited to making better policies, whether more resolutions at the next General Convention or canon revisions, according to the report.Horne said members were clear that the commission’s charge was to explore and examine issues of addiction as they pertain to the church and present a report to Curry, not to craft resolutions or propose canonical changes.“The commission cannot state strongly enough our belief that legislation and policy alone cannot accomplish the greater cultural shift required in our church to address issues of addiction and substance abuse,” the report states. “We believe firmly that the health and wellbeing of our church invites a more concerted, broad-based, grassroots effort.”Meanwhile, at least two groups that report to the General Convention — the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons and the Task Force on the Episcopacy — already have filed resolutions that address some of the same areas that concerned the commission. Specifics are in an ENS article on the commission’s recommendations.Despite the 2015 resolutions falling in line with a history of impairment resolutions using soft language such as “encourage” rather than “require,” Episcopalians have been working to make these most recent resolutions matter in their congregations and dioceses.St. Mark’s vestry in Seattle has adopted the convention’s Resolution A158 on alcohol policy “word for word,” Thomason said, because it was more robust than its old policy.Resolution A159 encourages dioceses to work more with Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church, a church-wide ministry for clergy and laypeople that provides resources, education and awareness about addiction. The organization holds an annual Gathering to provide networking and support for those doing recovery work within the Episcopal Church. The next Gathering is Sept. 26-29, in Asheville, North Carolina.At the October 2017 Gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, Eleanor Stromberger received the Sam Shoemaker Award for her grassroots work. She’s been active in recovery in San Antonio, in the Diocese of West Texas and the nation, leading recovery commissions, hosting gatherings and doing a lot of legwork.“I believe that each one of us who does the work of recovery ministry serves as a doorkeeper for the wisdom, healing and recovery about which the larger church needs to know,” Stromberger said as she received her award. “And trust me, we will always have a mission field in which to work.”Support, hope and healingDespite its failings with this issue, the Episcopal Church has a rich history in recovery, said the Rev. Ben Nelson, the new president of the board of Recovery Ministries.“We’re connected to Bill W. [co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous]. He got sober when he met with a friend named Ebby, who got sober with the Oxford Group, which was led by an Episcopal priest named Sam Shoemaker,” Nelson told ENS, which explains the name of the award Stromberger received. “I think the 12-step movement is really a great spiritual movement, and the Episcopal Church has been present since the beginning. When we’re at our best, this is who we can be.”The Rev. Holly Cardone, Sandy Blaine and the Rev. Ben Nelson attend the Gathering, a meeting for those who do substance abuse recovery work within the Episcopal Church. Clergy and lay leaders meet to swap ideas and tips and to provide support to one another in their own recovery ministries. Photo courtesy of Holly CardoneNelson is also rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Marcos, Texas, and co-chairman of the Recovery Commission in the Diocese of West Texas. The commission is revisiting the alcohol policy of the diocese to see how it compares to the 15-point policy in Resolution A158, he said.For anyone, cleric or layperson, who wants help, Nelson first recommends Alcoholics Anonymous. Al-Anon provides the same support, but for family and friends worried about someone with a drinking problem. There are 12-step meetings for other addictions as well, from Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous to Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.Many churches offer their facilities for 12-step meetings, and clergy can seek meetings outside their own community to feel safe enough to share honestly while protecting their anonymity, Nelson said.The Episcopal Church is the first mainline church to have an official prayer for victims of addiction, which is in the Book of Common Prayer, Nelson said. People also can order liturgical templates for a Recovery Eucharist on one of Recovery Ministries’ webpages.“Many people go to clergy asking for help, and there is a responsibility to help. And if clergy need help, I think it’s the responsibility for the diocese to help. We’d put them in touch with people who might help, possibly in-patient, out-patient, 12-step or therapeutic help,” Nelson told ENS.“It takes a diocese that says, ‘We can walk you through this. There can be a process so that you don’t have to lose everything to get well. You’re responsible for what happens in your own life, but there is help.’”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, ENS interim managing editor, contributed to this report. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Episcopal Church needs to change approach to substance abuse, report says Commission on Impairment and Leadership suggests way forward Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ House of Deputies Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC
April 8 — Chicago is the third most populous U.S. city today, after New York and Los Angeles, and is viewed as the main financial hub of the Midwest. In 2016, Chicago, with its suburbs, was also considered the second most segregated city in the U.S., with whites constituting 32.6 percent of the population, Latinx people at 29.7 percent and Black people at 29.3 percent. (24/7 Wall St., Aug. 1, 2017) Most of the segregation takes place neighborhood-by-neighborhood. While Illinois in 2017 had the highest U.S. state unemployment rate for Black people at 11.3 percent, following the disappearance of tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs, this unemployment reached a crisis level in Chicago. (tinyurl.com/yybw6u9o)The Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that more than 40 percent of 20-to-24-year-old Black youth and men in Chicago were out of work and out of school in 2018.And, according to the Chicago Tribune, the poverty rates for the South and West sides of the city, which are predominantly African American, hovered around a devastating 60 percent. (March 15, 2017) Meanwhile, the impact of police brutality on Chicago’s Black neighborhoods was brought home by the recent conviction of a white cop for the 16-shot murder of Black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. All these factors must be taken into account in considering the results of Chicago’s April 2 municipal elections. These results were both historic and illuminating.Chicago has been politically dominated by a deeply corrupt Democratic Party machine for many decades, first anchored by the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, who held that office from 1955 until his death in 1976, and then by his son, Richard M. Daley, mayor from 1989 to 2011.In the recent Chicago municipal run-off elections, three left-wing candidates who ran openly as members of the Democratic Socialists of America, won City Council seats representing their wards. Two of them, Byron Sigcho-Lopez and Andre Vasquez, are Latinx, and the third, Jeannette Taylor, is Black. Another Latinx DSA candidate, Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, has the potential to win her ward seat once the vote count is completed. Two other DSA candidates, Daniel La Spata and Carlos Rosa, had already won City Council elections during the first round of voting in February. These five — and perhaps six — members of DSA, the majority of them people of color, have just won the largest socialist electoral victory in modern U.S. history. In the belly of the imperialist beast, where just over 60 years ago the Cold War, anti-communist, McCarthyite era paralyzed the progressive movement, the unions and the masses, the horrific veil of red-baiting is finally being lifted. This shift has been underway since the anti-Wall Street Occupy Movement in 2011. Then Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign helped further popularize socialist ideas, despite Sanders’ limited “let’s reform capitalism” program.Another significant victory in Chicago was the election of Lori Lightfoot as the city’s first Black, openly lesbian mayor. Lightfoot, who is a former corporate lawyer and prosecutor, immediately called for reopening the acquittals of the three white police officers charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy and misconduct in Laquan McDonald’s death. Focus on class issues was decisiveThe program that appeared to resonate most with voters who favored the DSA candidates were bread-and-butter issues emerging from the global economic crisis. Some of these included growing gentrification and loss of housing, privatization of public services including schools, attacks on immigrant rights and police repression. The demand for rent control by the candidates was especially popular among voters. An electoral group, Reclaim Chicago, was instrumental in organizing door-to-door canvassing and mass phone banking to support two of the DSA members. Taylor, an education activist, participated in a 34-day hunger strike in 2015 to demand the reopening of Walter H. Dyett High School on the South Side, where she is from. The tradition of community activism runs deep in Chicago, carried forth today by the Chicago Teachers Union, which conducted a 2012 political strike in solidarity with oppressed communities to defend and fund public education. Chicago is also where the labor movement for the 8-hour day was spearheaded in 1886, led and won by immigrant workers mainly from Europe, and resulting in the birth of May Day as International Workers Day. Notwithstanding the recent victories of DSA candidates rooted in their communities, these members will be a minority on the 50-seat City Council. To what extent their political influence will be a factor or be compromised during their tenure remains to be seen. Nevertheless, the electoral victories reflect a growing trend of workers and oppressed who not only hate pro-Wall Street candidates, but are questioning the capitalist system those candidates stand on. As the global economic crisis deepens, the masses will come to understand and embrace that only revolutionary socialism, not a gentler, kinder capitalism, is the road to take in making their class interests — and their dreams — a reality. 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Appeal court lifts ban on daily, but confirms jail for two journalists Organisation December 27, 2016 Find out more News OmanMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Activists Al-Habsi and Al-Araimi took part in protests last year demanding greater freedom and democracy within the sultanate’s institutions. Al-Habsi, who is also a photographer, was detained in May last year.The Omani authorities’ persecution of netizens and local journalists has assumed alarming proportions. Eleven other human rights activists who were also arrested on 11 June for illegal assembly and disturbing the peace are awaiting trial. Among them are Mukhtar Mohamed Al-Hanaei, a journalist with the newspaper Al-Zaman, and several netizens including Mahmoud Hamad Al-Rawahy who was convicted with three other activists on 9 July of defaming the sultan and committing cyber crimes. Some were released on 25 June but five are still in custody. They are due to go on trial on 29 July. to go further July 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sultanate courts hand down long sentences on netizens OmanMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Oman: Court postpones verdict of “Azamn” journalists, in a trial held below international standards, according to trial observation report Follow the news on Oman Receive email alerts News Read in arabic (بالعرب)Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the one-year sentences imposed on six netizens by the Muscat Court of First Instance on 16 July.“We are shocked by the number of convictions of netizens and human rights activists, whose only offence was to exercise their right to free expression,” the press freedom organization said.“Their names are added to the already long list of those who have been convicted or are awaiting trial. The international community must put pressure on the sultanate to end the policy of stifling dissident voices carried out by its authorities with total impunity.“We urge the authorities to reconsider these convictions and dismiss the charges against these netizens.” The official Omani news agency reported that Mohammed Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Habsi, Abdullah Al-Siyani, Talib Al-Abry, Abdullah Al-Araimi and Mona Hardan were found guilty of publishing defamatory comments about Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Al-Abry and Al-Badi received a further six months each for breaking the law on cyber crime. All were arrested on 11 June and released on 25 June on bail of 1,000 rials (approx. 2,130 euros) each. Their appeal is due to be heard on 10 September. November 25, 2016 Find out more Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on the right of press freedom and the targeting of journalists and human rights defenders News October 18, 2016 Find out more
December 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls for case to be dropped against Om Zied to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Help by sharing this information News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News News Reporters Without Borders called for the case to be dropped against Om Zied, editor in chief of the on-line magazine Kalima, as her appeal trial was due to open on 31 December. She was jailed for eight months suspended and fined 1,200 dinars (about 800 euros) on 18 November on charges of illegally holding foreign currency and its transfer to an unauthorised person. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders called for the case to be dropped against Om Zied, editor in chief of the on-line magazine Kalima, as her appeal trial was due to open on 31 December. She was jailed for eight months suspended and fined 1,200 dinars (about 800 euros) on 18 November on charges of illegally holding foreign currency and its transfer to an unauthorised person. “President Ben Ali goes about with all the appearance of a democrat and realises that it no longer goes down well to arrest or even imprison journalists. The authorities now rely on a raft of measures with no direct connection to freedom of expression, to gag those who dare to disobey the will of the master, said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “The Om Zied trial is in this mould: legally trumped up as demonstrated by a collective of lawyers, outrageous in the severity of the sentence and absurd in the choice of date for the appeal, 31 December, to ensure it passes unnoticed during New Year celebrations. We call on the Tunisian courts to discharge the case.” Zied was summoned under her real name of Neziha Rejiba on 25 September 2003, by the head of customs investigations for exchange offences and accused of giving a young Tunisian 170 euros. However Zied had committed no offence since the law allows one week to change back currency after a journey abroad. At the end of her trial on 19 November her lawyers at first announced that she had been acquitted, but a suspended prison sentence and a fine were recorded at the court clerk’s office. Some 15 lawyers had come to defend the journalist at the trial, which they had denounced as politically rigged to tarnish (their client) because of her political activities and courageous articles.” The lawyers contended that the accusations against her were unfounded and that the charges were politically motivated. Zied, a human rights activist, has been editor in chief of Kalima (www.kalima.com), which is banned in Tunisia, since it began appearing in October 2000. Hosted abroad the site is still unavailable in Tunisia but a printed version circulates secretly. For the past two years the journalist has suffered relentless persecution in connection with her on-line writing and opinions broadcast on satellite channels in which she speaks out against the president’s personality cult.
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Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Ethan Patrick (l) and Max Blessinger (r)The story of Max Blessinger and Ethan Patrick’s rise to stardom is similar in many ways.Neither the Maranatha junior (Blessinger) or the La Salle senior (Patrick) are big guys, and yet both play giant roles in the success of their programs.Patrick has great range at shortstop and makes tough plays look routine, and Blessinger uses his instincts and athleticism to excel at second base for the Minutemen.Blessinger led the entire area with 52 hits in 2018 and Patrick was second with 48.Patrick is set to play for Loyola Marymount in 2019 and Blessinger has one more season to rewrite the record books at Maranatha and then he’ll be off to Dallas Baptist University in 2020.Both have solid home lives with great and supportive parents, and each are intelligent kids, who share an equal love for baseball and their teammates.Blessinger had a much deeper supporting cast, and he drove in three of his team’s four runs in Maranatha’s 4-2 victory over La Salle in the championship game last weekend.Patrick carried La Salle’s program on his shoulders and the Lancers’ appearance, let alone their having a chance as the unranked opponent of the top-seeded Minutemen says a lot about the 18-year old star and his teammates.Aside from Maranatha’s Dawson Netz, who is the 2018 Pasadena Sports Now Most Valuable Pitcher, no two players were expected to do more day in and day out than Patrick and Blessinger.And the great thing about this middle-infield duo from different programs is that they’ve both been ‘the man’ for the last three seasons.They are also very much good friends and one of each other’s biggest fans.For their production, their success, their work ethic, their leadership skills and the way they approach the game and represent their families, schools and programs, Patrick and Blessinger have been named the 2018 Pasadena Sports Now Most Valuable Players.Patrick led La Salle in all three seasons he played at the varsity level in hits and Blessinger has in his freshman and this, his junior season.We’ll start with Patrick first, or EP, as we call him.Ethan Patrick at shortstopEthan Patrick led La Salle (18-10) with his .460 batting average and 48 hits.He scored 23 runs and drove in 24 for a Lancers’ offense that collectively didn’t exactly beat up opponents’ pitching staffs.In fact, he and Brennen Mace were the only two hitters in the lineup that consistently stayed over the .340 mark, let alone well above the .400 mark, where both seniors finished.Patrick had 10 doubles, six triples, one home run and an on-base percentage of .540.Since his sophomore season, EP has been No. 1 in hits all three years and tops in average both last year (.442) and in 2018 for La Salle.He’s been part of 58 wins for a program that has seen three coaches in four years and has been the rock of that franchise.His three-year career numbers are really impressive.Ethan Patrick hittingPatrick had 121 career hits, 61 runs scored, 51 RBIs, 27 doubles, 13 triples and three home runs, and all while hitting (collectively) above the .420 mark during his time at La Salle.As much as he’s played the role of hero, and is a guy that fellow senior Jeff Daley refers to as ‘the team,’ Patrick not only respects his teammates, he genuinely loves them and his coaches.Zane Lindeman has been incredible with 23 wins over the past three years, especially in big games, Jeff Daley came into his own this year with six big wins and three saves, and the biggest surprise on the mound was Landon Smith, going 6-2 with a 1.50 ERA in his first and only varsity season.Another guy who deserves a lot of credit for this run is Brennen Mace, the reliable catcher, who this season also became a threat at the plate.Mace hadn’t hit above .141 for his career and almost tripled that this season, which included over 30 hits, 23 RBIs and a huge postseason.Mace hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the first round at Charter Oak, and a two-run double in the first inning of the D3 final last Saturday at Cal State Fullerton.To even get to this point, it’s impossible not to go over the real-life scenario where La Salle was close to missing out on the playoffs.With two weeks left in the regular season, the Lancers dropped two one-run games against a St. Paul team they shouldn’t have lost to, and they fell from second to third place.On top of that, undefeated (in league) Bishop Amat, their hated rivals from La Puente were coming to town for a pair of games and could all but end La Salle’s hopes of playing in the postseason.But to their credit, the players, the coaches and all involved sat down for what turned out to be a season-saving and season-making meeting, and after two-game sweeps of both Amat and Cathedral, it was off to the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs as the unranked and unseeded underdogs.La Salle took out Charter Oak, Temecula Valley, Temescal Canyon and then provided some drama that even Hollywood could not have written against Long Beach Wilson in the semifinal round.Long Beach Wilson held a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with two on and two out and Patrick at the plate.He drove a two-strike single out to right field and the Bruins’ outfielder overran the ball, and here came two runs to tie the game unexpectedly, but right when the La Salle players were celebrating the 2-2 tie, they forgot No. 16 was No. 16.Patrick never stopped from his first stride to his last when he dove head first just before the Wilson catcher applied the tag and that third run ended up being the difference.And while the next round, the 4-2 loss to Maranatha wasn’t how he had hoped to end his prep career, Patrick will let his play do all his talking, and it will speak volumes and do so loudly.Patrick is very close with former coach Mike Parisi, who he wants to thank for all the support and guidance, and he’s also appreciative of the current Lancers’ skipper, Eddie McKiernan, for stepping into a tense situation and handling it as well as anyone could have hoped.“Both coaches have been incredible to me and helped me become better, and I want them both to know how much their time and effort and concern means to me,” Patrick said.In the playoffs, Patrick shined his brightest with an area-best 10 hits, including that one against Wilson that won’t soon be forgotten.Plainly put, Ethan Patrick is a ballplayer’s ballplayer. He approaches and plays the game in a way that even opponents or rivals respect.He’s left a legacy for guys that might be considered undersized that with hard work, they too can be as elite as someone 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds of muscle.But most of all, he’s a guy that any coach, player or fan can look at and just say, “this guy just does it the right way.”Said Patrick: “”I could have never thought after we lost two games against St. Paul (late in the season) that we’d somehow make our way to the finals and playing for a championship against Maranatha, but we did, and to turn our season around and make history with guys I love like brothers is something I’ll never forget.I’d like to thank my parents, all my coaches, including by batting coach Mark Davis, my teammates and especially the seniors for helping leave this program in a better place than we found it. I will miss the brotherhood of those guys and I hope younger players realize if you love something and are willing to work for it, and regardless of size, you can succeed at anything you set your sights on, but you have to be willing to put in the time to make it happen.”Max “Maxy” BlessingerMax Blessinger is just a guy that grinds it out 24/7/365.One year after hitting .421 with 40 hits, the Maranatha junior and leadoff hitter came back to school more rocked out physically, but his tan hadn’t gotten any better.All jokes aside, his body, he said, played a big role in maintaining his excellence over the entire season, which included a CIF-SS Division 3 championship.It was the school’s first CIF title in eight years and Blessinger had two hits and three RBIs in the 4-2 victory over Patrick’s Lancers from La Salle at Cal State Fullerton.Blessinger raised his batting average 74 points to .495, he upped his hit total 12 to 52 this seasonHe also went from 19 RBIs to 26, from eight doubles to 13 and doubled his triples from two to four from 2017 to 2018.His three-year run thus far would rival nearly anyone and he’s still got one more season to go before heading to Texas.Blessinger already has 128 career hits with at least 30 games to play in 2019, and the chance of becoming one of the 10 most accomplished hitters in state history if he continues his torrid pace.This season alone, ‘Maxy’ as we call him, led the entire area with 52 hits, he scored 37 runs and drove in 26, which is incredible for a leadoff hitter.Max Sliding HomeBlessinger had 13 doubles, four triples, 31 stolen bases and an on-base percentage north of .530.If that weren’t enough, his coach, Matt Shupper, called upon the second baseman to do some pitching when they needed it, and he went 4-0 on the mound with a 2.57 ERA.His final outing wasn’t his shining moment, after allowing two runs and leaving two on with only one out in the D3 title-game last weekend against La Salle.But he got some help from Will Downing, who extinguished the fire without any more damage and then Max did what Max does.The area’s most prolific hitter in 2018 came up in the bottom of the first inning and singled, and in the fourth, his bases-clearing double to the wall near right-center field turned out to be the difference in the 4-2 victory.That double gave Maranatha its first lead of the game and did so at the perfect moment, because it happened in the bottom of the fourth inning and the area’s best pitcher, Dawson Netz was able to use up those final three innings of eligibility for the week and easily closed out the championship.Blessinger got a lot of help from guys like Dawson Netz, who had a season from outer space, going 12-0 with a 0.26 ERA, 117 strikeouts and a 59-inning streak without giving up a run.Marco Martinez hit .405 with 32 hits and drove in a team-best 28 runs.Casey Popham (.385), Dawson Netz (.365), Sal Tabullo (.358), Nick Iverson (.333) and Brock Vradenburg (.329) all helped contribute offensively.And you can’t forget Will Downing, who went 4-0 with a 0.20 ERA, who allowed one earned run all season.But Blessinger has, because of an intellect, a love of the game, and a work ethic, put himself in the highest of company over the past season, and with 2018 being his best so far.It should also be noted that he was part of a Maranatha team that went 12-0, including a three-game sweep over Village Christian to wrap up an Olympic League title, and they finished 2018 on a 20-game win streak.He is also a kid who is nearing the 100-stolen base mark for his prep career.Just seven days removed from a championship, he’s out in Goodyear, Arizona playing travel ball in 111-degree weather with the hopes and desire of finding a way to keep taking his game to an even higher level.Blessinger said how much his parents, his teammates and coaches have meant along this journey, and that none of this could have been done without each of them.He also said his favorite moment of the season individually was the double that cleared the bases and ended up being the difference in the D3 title game, and the memory he’ll take with him most is celebrating on the team bus on the way back home from Fullerton to Pasadena.Said Blessinger: “I’m always looking to get better and as good as this year went, there are things I know I can improve on. Just from last year to this year, the work I did with weights turned what would have been a single last year or a fly out into that double that scored three runs in the championship game.I am so blessed to be around such great teammates and coaches and it’s made this season and this championship so much more special, because I got to accomplish all of this together and with a group of guys I genuinely love. I’m already looking forward to 2019 because we have so much talent coming back and guys that work just as hard as I do.”Quotable:Maranatha coach Matt Shupper on Blessinger: “What Max did this season is incredible and yet I completely expected that of him, because of his work ethic. Even if he has an MVP season like this one, you know next year is going to be even better. You wouldn’t think a guy that hits leadoff would be second in RBIs, but that’s just another stat that made his year so special. His ability to stay calm and his mental toughness really make him who he is.”La Salle coach Eddie McKiernan: “Ethan has always been a kid that all of his teammates turn to. When he’s on-track, all of the other kids feed off of that. His attitude and positivity and his work ethic were amazing. And don’t forget he had more hits than anyone in the playoffs, which is when great players really step their game up.”Maranatha coach Matt Shupper on Patrick: “Ethan has been one of the best hitters and all-around players in the San Gabriel Valley over the past three years. He not only became one of the toughest outs around, but his competitiveness makes everyone around him better.”Maranatha pitcher Dawson Netz: “Max is an incredible competitor and player and someone I have the greatest respect for. He does so much to help our team and he makes all of us want to achieve things that maybe we weren’t sure we could. I look forward to working hard with him next year in trying to get even better and I know no one will out-work him.”La Salle pitcher Zane Lindeman: “Ethan was the heart of our offense. There is no way we would have made it as far as we did without him. He inspired a lot of younger guys to work hard and get better. He’s been awesome to play with the past four years and I know he’s got a really bright future at LMU.”Maranatha pitcher Will Downing: “Max is an amazing all-around baseball player. He scoops everything on defense and he hits the ball hard when he’s in the batters box. Having Max as the leadoff hitter in the lineup is just amazing because we know that he’s going to get on base in more than half of his plate appearances. I appreciate Max as a friend and a teammate and I’m sure he will be a star at DBU.”La Salle pitcher Jeff Daley: “To put it simply, playing with Ethan has been an honor and a privilege. As a teammate, he’s goofy and yet serious. He’s uplifting, but will keep you accountable. He’s everything you would want from a team leader. The guy’s work ethic is unparalleled and he’s truly a phenomenal talent. He is by far the most reliable teammate I have ever had the chance to play with and the amount of times he came up with a clutch hit to save our season was jaw dropping.”Maranatha pitcher-DH Casey Popham: “Max is a great player He works really hard at the game and his approach at the plate will benefit him at Dallas Baptist University and the rest of his career at Maranatha.”La Salle catcher Brennen Mace: “Ethan has the physical tools of just about any D1 shortstop and claims the MVP due to his consistency at the plate. He is always one step ahead of everyone else and he hustles more than anybody. He has accomplished a lot as a three-year starter and he’s also been a great friend and teammate of mine.”Maranatha shortstop Nick Iverson: “Max is a great teammate and leader with a competitive mind set. He always wants to win and be the best on the field. He works hard all the time and is always finding ways to get better. Whether it’s analyzing his swing or hitting off the tee, he finds a way to improve his game.”La Salle pitcher Landon Smith: “Ethan has been a team leader even since his sophomore year on varsity. He led our team with his bat and whenever our dugout needed a recharge, he was there to provide the energy. I have confidence he will be a similar leader at LMU and wish the best for him.”Ethan Patrick & Max Blessinger, By the Numbers:EP: (58 wins from 2016-2018)2018: 460 average, 48 hits, 23 runs, 24 RBIs, 10 doubles, 6 triples, home run.2017: 442, 42 hits, 21 runs, 20 RBIs, 12 doubles, 7 triples, 2 home runs.2016: 330. 31 hits, 17 runs, 7 RBIs, 5 doubles.Max: (68 wins from 2016-2018)2018: 495 average, 52 hits, 37 runs, 26 RBIs, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 31SB.2017: 421, 40 hits, 36 runs, 19 RBIs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, .36 SB.2016: 400, 36 hits, 29 runs, 13 RBIs, 4 doubles. 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Linkedin Email Print Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A LADY and a professional is how many described Limerick’s longest serving Detective Garda who was sadly laid to rest this Monday following her battle with illness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Margaret Nagle, a notable figure attached to Henry Street Garda Station, died at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin last Friday.Det Gda Nagle, originally from Kanturk but living in Lisnagry, was the first female to be appointed to the new divisional drugs unit for Limerick during in the 1980s.Affectionately known to close colleagues and friends as Mags, the Limerick detective was active in many high profile cases and policing as well as drug and fraud cases within the division and prior to her passing, was the longest serving detective among the current roster in the Limerick garda division.Limerick most senior garda, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the loss of Margaret to her family will be “immense and unconscionable for them at times.“To An Garda Siocahna, Det Gda Nagle had a number of qualities that made up her character and that she was well known for but above all it was her humanity that was foremost. That all-out caring approach was exceptional.“That went a long way throughout her work and was clear that she cared so much for all she dealt with.”Chief Superintendent Sheahan said that this was certainly evident in the last years, and in difficult times, as she never let anything or illness get in her way.“She will be sadly missed amongst the force, her friends and not to mention, her family because of these top rate qualities that made her such a wonderful person”.Det Gda Nagle is survived by her husband John who is also a garda member, her son Daniel and daughter Anna, and was laid to rest this Monday at Kilmurry Cemetery following a noon Requiem Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Castletroy. Advertisement NewsHumanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality By Staff Reporter – April 27, 2015 1120 Previous articleHandball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.Next articleTom Crean – Antarctic Explorer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
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News UpdatesChief Justice Vikram Nath Paid An Impromptu Visit To The Central Filing Centre (CFC) Of Gujarat HC [Read Report] Sparsh Upadhyay18 Oct 2020 4:14 AMShare This – xOn Friday (09th October), the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court paid an impromptu visit at the newly relocated Central Filing Centre (CFC) in the campus of High Court of Gujarat, at the time of the start of the office hours.The main purpose of this surprise visit was to have a first-hand understanding of the processes followed in the Central Filing Centre, more particularly on the matters…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?LoginOn Friday (09th October), the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court paid an impromptu visit at the newly relocated Central Filing Centre (CFC) in the campus of High Court of Gujarat, at the time of the start of the office hours.The main purpose of this surprise visit was to have a first-hand understanding of the processes followed in the Central Filing Centre, more particularly on the matters filed through recently started e-Filing portal.Also, for being concerned with litigants and lawyers to ensure smooth and seamless processes in newly introduced citizen-oriented service of e-Filing, unscheduled visit of the Chief Justice was made.To see the process of raising objections by the concerned Officials of the Central Filing Centre, in the regular as well as e-Filed matters, a couple of matters were processed in presence of the Chief Justice while also explaining to him as to why and how a particular objection was being raised in the matter.The timeline of stages of receipt, filing, scrutiny, registration and thereafter circulation, objections arose (if any), are cleared; was understood in detail by His Lordship.Before leaving the premises, the Chief Justice made it a point to also visit the room from where the Helpline calls are being attended to.During the visit to the place, the Chief Justice, himself attended a telephone call from an Advocate about his sent document still not having been taken up for clearing the objection in his filed matter.The Chief Justice also ascertained from the Advocate as to when the objection was raised and how and when the document was sent to the Registry and the said details were noted for attending to the grievance.It was instructed to the concerned personnel to ensure that maximum calls are attended to and issues reported are resolved as expeditiously as possible.During his surprise visit, the Chief Justice observed that in order to obviate the unavoidable precautionary time-gap of processing the hard copies received at the physical counter in view of the present pandemic; and for expeditious filing, scrutiny, registration and circulation of matters, the only panacea is that, the maximum number of matters should be encouraged to be filed through the e-Filing portal.He also remarked that the main benefit of the e-Filing, amongst many other benefits, is that the status of the filed matter starts reflecting immediately to the concerned Advocate of the filing party, in addition to the SMS and Email update sent by the e-Filing portal.The report of Chief Justice’s surprise visit also states that as desired by the Chief Justice and also the Honourable Judges of the Committee examining the concerns raised by the Bar Association with regard to the expressed delays in the circulation of matters, an online training cum awareness program for select Advocates of the Bar has been arranged.Click Here To Download Report[Read Report]Next Story