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Photo: Sewanee[Episcopal News Service] When the Rev. Hannah Hooker traveled last week to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, she brought along her thoughts of a specific stained-glass window back home in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she serves as associate rector of Christ Episcopal Church. The window depicts Bishop Leonidas Polk preaching at the church’s dedication in 1839.It’s not a conspicuous window – located to one side of the nave, overlooking a breezeway where little light reaches its panes. Only after a longtime parishioner pointed it out did Hooker examine it closely and consider what Polk’s legacy means for her congregation at a time when The Episcopal Church has called on its dioceses and congregations to research and tell the full stories of their historic complicity with slavery, segregation and other systems of racial oppression.Polk, as missionary bishop to the Southwest and later bishop of Louisiana, was a key figure in the founding of Sewanee by Episcopal dioceses in 1857, but he died before the opening of the university, killed in battle during the Civil War while serving as a general for the Confederacy. Today, he has become a problematic figure in the churchwide reexamination of Confederate symbols and memorials in worship spaces.“I sort of am of the opinion that all churches, whether they have Confederate symbols or history, have the opportunity to investigate their own history and sort of own whatever grossness is in their past,” Hooker told Episcopal News Service by phone this week after returning from a three-day Sewanee workshop on those topics.Hooker and 10 other priests attended the university’s inaugural Confederate Symbols and Episcopal Churches Workshop Nov. 5-7. Each priest came from a Southern parish with historical connections to the Confederacy. Some of the priests lead worship services in churches where Confederate symbols are present. Their congregations generally have not yet engaged in full-throated discussions of those symbols’ meanings.At Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are two of the Southern historical figures remembered in stone monuments, more than a dozen in all, arranged in a roadside display outside the church. The rector, the Rev. J. Clarkson, attended the Sewanee workshop on Confederate symbols and described the monuments at his church as “a little bit unusual.”“Figuring out what the church might want to do with them at this point is … a more complicated discussion,” Clarkson said in an interview with ENS.The Rev. Rusty McCown brought to the workshop a different example from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tennessee, where he is rector. In the parish hall of the 200-year-old church hangs a portrait honoring a prominent early parishioner, but a darker part of the man’s past is hardly acknowledged – that he was a major slaveholder.“I’m kind of a belief we shouldn’t have any portraits at all,” McCown said, though no changes have been discussed yet at his church. He attended the Sewanee workshop looking for guidance in how to approach such conversations in a congregation where some parishioners may be resistant to change.He said he came away from the experience better equipped to lead the planning of his congregation’s upcoming 200th anniversary commemorations, knowing that it is important for a church to “own the history and remember that history, but at the same time, how do we go forward with this?”The Sewanee workshop was a pilot program developed by two seminary graduates, the Rev. Hannah Pommersheim and the Rev. Kellan Day, through the university’s six-year Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation. The research project, named for late history professor Houston Bryan Roberson, aims to tell the fuller story of the university’s founding and first 100 years within social and economic systems built upon racial injustice.This initial workshop received a $5,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and was only open to Episcopal clergy who are dealing with Confederate symbols at their churches. The workshop’s three parts examined the theological underpinnings of Confederate symbols in worship spaces, provided context for understanding art and symbols and steered participants toward best practices for local action.Pommersheim and Day, working with Sewanee history professor Woody Register, will review feedback from participants and consider future options, such as offering the in-person workshop for a broader pool of ordained and lay Episcopalians or hosting it online. Another option would be to develop a curriculum that dioceses and congregations can follow on their own.“These conversations, we want them to be happening in more churches. We want folks to have tools to have these conversations,” Pommersheim told ENS.The 11 priests who participated in last week’s workshop weren’t expected to return to their congregations and immediately start removing objects connected to the Confederacy, Pommersheim said, though congregations might decide to take such steps after changing and deepening how they engage with their history. “Something actually changing was the goal.”The Sewanee seminary was among the Episcopal institutions that reassessed their own Confederate symbols in the wake of a deadly August 2017 standoff in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters, who converged in the city amid a legal dispute over its Confederate statutes.In September 2017, Sewanee relocated a monument honoring Edmund Kirby-Smith, a 19th-century professor who previously served as a Confederate general, though even before Charlottesville, the debate over Confederate symbols had divided the campus community. Some of the contention centered around how best to represent Polk’s role in the founding of the university without glorifying his Confederate service.Another focal point for debate has been All Saints’ Chapel. Confederate battle flags were removed from the chapel years ago, but just last year, remaining references to the Confederacy in the chapel’s stained-glass windows generated renewed scrutiny. The university responded in October 2018 by removing a pane from the window that had featured the seal of the Confederacy.Participants in last week’s workshop on Confederate symbols visited All Saints’ Chapel, turning it into a classroom for lessons on the meaning of art and the assessment of art theologically. Sewanee art professor Shelley MacLaren led one of those discussions. Another session, on best practices for congregations, was led by the Rev. Molly Bosscher, who spent four years as associate rector at Richmond, Virginia’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, once known as the Cathedral of the Confederacy.The Rev. Jamie Osborne led a session on the theological underpinnings of Confederate symbols in churches. Such symbols are given added spiritual importance when placed in a church, elevating them to “a higher level, a God level” alongside the baptismal font and altar.Osborne brought to the workshop his own experience in Montgomery, Alabama, where he serves as associate rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The St. John’s vestry decided in February to remove a plaque and pew that had been known as the “Jefferson Davis pew” because church leaders determined its connection to the Confederate president was tenuous at best and its 1925 dedication had been steeped in racism.“The removal of the plaque and the pew is good for the long-term future of the church,” Osborne told ENS. “But there’s also the deeper conversation of ‘How was it that pew and plaque got there?’”This plaque honoring Leonidas Polk, an Episcopal bishop and Confederate general, was displayed in Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, until its removal in 2018. Photo: Sarah Hartwig/Christ Church CathedralThose conversations are happening at Episcopal congregations in all regions of the United States, not just the South. Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, removed its own plaque honoring Polk in 2018. More recently, in Boston, the historic Old North Church held a forum in October to discuss its historic links to slavery, acknowledging that slave traders were among the prominent early members who helped pay for the 1740 steeple.Reexamining centuries-old history goes beyond what certain Episcopal congregations might do about the Confederate symbols on church grounds. It’s about racial reconciliation, said the Rev. John Jenkins, associate rector at St. Paul’s Church in Augusta, Georgia.“If you have an older church, your church is a Confederate symbol. It’s a symbol of the whole economic system,” Jenkins told ENS after participating in the Sewanee workshop.Polk’s funeral was held at St. Paul’s in 1864, and the “fighting bishop” once was entombed on the grounds, Jenkins said. A monument honoring Polk takes up space in the sanctuary, as does a flag display that includes a Confederate banner that was known as the Bonnie Blue.Jenkins participated this year in the Justice Pilgrimage organized by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in the Diocese of Atlanta, and he hopes to mine that experience and the recent Sewanee workshop to help his congregation decide on next steps.“We need to take responsibility for learning our history and confronting it truthfully,” he said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Fried in an email issued through Florida Consumers First, her political action committee, called for donations to finance an anticipated legal challenge should the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approve several “outrageous” on-shore drilling permits.Exploratory oil drilling “would destroy our tourism industry and erase all of the tax money and efforts put into protecting these areas,” Fried stated in the email appeal, adding such activity would put “precious water, popular beaches, and wildlife at great danger of being tainted by an oil spill.”Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, cited a Nov. 30 article by Craig Pittman in the Tampa Bay Times regarding two on-shore drilling permits the DEP appears poised to approve.Texas-based Cholla Petroleum is asking the DEP to allow it to drill six exploratory wells in the Panhandle’s Calhoun County and a long-pending proposal to drill on Everglades land in Broward County.The Broward County drilling permit application was submitted by Kanter Real Estate LLC, owned by Miami real estate developer and banker Joseph Kanter, on a 20,000-acre parcel in southwest Broward County for a proposed new town development that never got off the drawing board.In 2016, Kanter applied for a permit to drill an exploratory well 11,800 feet deep on the land to ascertain if oil could be extracted there. The DEP rejected the application.If February, a three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeal issued a 14-page ruling that the DEP “improperly recast factual findings to reach a desired outcome” in upholding its rejection of Kanter’s drilling permit.Fried states in the email that since the ruling, the DEP, DeSantis administration and state lawmakers have “done nothing” to stop or challenge drilling permit applications, adding there are “more on the way.”Kanter’s project is among at least five pending oil drilling permit applications either in the protected Everglades or in nearby areas, including Trend Exploration’s request to drill in the Caracara Prairie Preserve, a Collier County natural area where the mineral rights remain in private hands. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Focus on the LegislatureBy John Haughey | The Center Square Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Burnett Oil Co. has also received a permit to search for oil across another 110 square miles of Big Cypress using trucks to generate vibrations that detect oil.As Fried raises alarm over potential Everglades and Panhandle drilling, senior Florida U.S. Sen. Mario Rubio last week blocked Katharine MacGregor’s confirmation as U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) deputy secretary until assured she will not lift the oil drilling ban in waters off Florida.MacGregor, DOI’s deputy chief of staff, is President Donald Trump‘s nominee to assume the position, which oversees oil drilling. She helped craft DOI’s five-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Program, which calls for a partial lifting of the moratorium in granting oil and gas leases off Florida’s Gulf Coast of Florida.The moratorium expires in 2022. Both U.S. senators and 26 of Florida’s 27 congressional representatives want the moratorium extended another five years to 2027.In September, the House passed a resolution introduced by Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Naples, with 12 Florida reps as co-sponsors, to establish a permanent moratorium in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.The only Florida representative to vote against it was Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville. TAGSFocus on the LegislatureOil DrillingThe Center Square Previous articleMonthly rainfall update shows typically dry NovemberNext article5 new ways for schools to work with families Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida’s Congressional delegation remains in near-unanimous opposition to lifting the federal moratorium on off-shore oil drilling, but Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is warning supporters the state is “about to allow oil drilling in the Everglades and Apalachicola basin.” Among exploratory oil proposals, the DEP has approved is Tocala LLC’s request to detonate explosives in 6,000 holes drilled across 110 square miles north of Big Cypress National Preserve.
CopyHouses•Kharkiv, Ukraine “COPY” ArchDaily Year: House in Kharkiv / Sbm studio Projects Architects: Sbm studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2014 CopyAbout this officeSbm studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKharkivUkrainePublished on November 18, 2015Cite: “House in Kharkiv / Sbm studio” 17 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Willem Dirk+ 13Curated by Martita Vial Share Tim Spicer and Felicity Dessewffy Australia Architects: Tim Spicer Architects Area Area of this architecture project Landscape Architect:Fiona BrockhoffInterior Design Consultant:Nexus DesignsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Willem DirkRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The existing house located in the leafy surrounds of Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, was originally designed by British Architect Hugh Tuffley in the early 2000’s. The renovation and addition needed a sensitive, well considered approach to create unity between the old and the new, without an obvious signature of new Architects. The design intent was to update what was already a beautiful house, yet make it feel like it had all been built at the same time. Save this picture!© Willem DirkTo achieve this, the Architects took inspiration from the timeless clean lines of the existing form and detailing, as well as using and expanding on the existing colour palette and materials both inside and out. The new form took these cues and gave them a contemporary twist. Despite being located on a large leafy block, the existing building did not take full advantage of its lush surrounds and the garden, while having great potential, was in need of rejuvenation. The design included additional windows to the existing areas to connect them to the garden, while the new areas utilize large glazed doors and windows that opened up onto the newly landscaped gardens. This was particularly important at the junction between the old and new building, where a glazed bridge walkway was designed to connect the two areas, creating a lush sun-filled courtyard garden between the master and the guest wing. The landscaping was designed to nestle the building into the landscape, the meandering paths connecting the internal spaces with the outside.Save this picture!© Willem DirkThe original house often created confusion to new guests trying to find the entry. To overcome this a new covered walkway was designed with additional lighting and landscaping to draw people towards the front door. With new owners came a large family and a multitude of friends who regularly come to stay, so they required additional bedrooms, bathrooms and a separate area where the grandkids could play. To provide some privacy for the guests, a separate wing was created, which could be shut off when only the owners were in residence. As keen entertainers the owners needed an updated kitchen and living area, in addition to updating the master ensuite, laundry and WIR. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe upstairs deck, which afforded the only view of the ocean, was only accessible from the master area. The Architects designed a “slow stair”, the low gradient staircase’s oversized treads slowing the journey from point A to B. In this case, the ground floor courtyard to roof deck, encouraging the occupants to take their time and enjoy the journey and surrounds as they rise to the ocean view amongst the trees. Save this picture!© Willem DirkAdditions and renovations often involve working on houses that are either past their prime or are the classic “doer-upper”. To have the opportunity to add to an already gorgeous house, and to be inspired by another Architects work, was quite unique. Working with such open-minded and supportive clients, who were really excited by the project and the ideas we presented, was a real joy. It has been wonderful to see how well the house is working for them and how much enjoyment they and their family are getting out of it. The gorgeous setting was an added bonus and it has been wonderful to watch the garden settle in and bloom over the last couple of years. Save this picture!© Willem DirkCouncil zoning prevented any built form above a single storey, so the sloping site was utilized to create separation between the different areas of the house via a series of levels. Connecting the main house and new guest area proved very challenging, as we did not want the access to lead past the master area, compromising its privacy. To overcome this we designed a new staircase that led from the dining area, past the master staircase and up to the guest level beyond. A rather unconventional solution resulting in two staircases, one behind the other, the construction of which certainly challenged the builders who had to excavate under the existing house through bedrock for 3 weeks using handheld tools due to the difficult access! The result was a design that created a private connection between the two areas without compromising the exterior built form.Save this picture!© Willem DirkAs Architects, we have always felt we have a responsibility to make buildings sustainable. Working with existing homes can be challenging to achieve this. During the construction of this house measures where taken to bring the buildings sustainability up to scratch. New LED lighting throughout the house replaced old halogen lighting. New solar hot water system, Low-E coatings on existing glazing, passive solar design on new built form, high R value insulation, energy efficient appliances and ducted combustion fireplace all contributed to bring the house toward a more sustainable level. Our favorite addition was the installation of a 50m deep water bore to provide water for the garden as opposed to irrigating with town water, which proved very effective producing 20,000 litres a day.Save this picture!© Willem DirkProject gallerySee allShow lessPorous Manifold as a Japanese Tearoom / F.A.D.S. + Fujiki Studio + KOU::ARCSelected ProjectsAD Classics: Aarhus City Hall / Arne Jacobsen and Erik MøllerArchitecture Classics Share Photographs: Willem Dirk Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Shoreham House / Tim Spicer Architects Neil Williams and Sons Photographs Lighting Consultant: Area: 540 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cheminees Philippe, Daikin, Unios, Wignells, Future Windows, Gladstones Granite 2018 CopyAbout this officeTim Spicer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLEEDSUSTAINABLE LIGHTINGAustraliaPublished on January 17, 2019Cite: “Shoreham House / Tim Spicer Architects” 16 Jan 2019. 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Salvation Army uses online affiliate marketing with buy.at 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £19 will provide a poor family with a Christmas Box filled with nourishing food and a few modest gifts for the children. £28 will provide a Christmas dinner and friendship for 5 lonely, elderly people. £63 pays for one week in a rehabilitation centre, to help a homeless person off the streets for good. £95 will keep a women and children’s refuge open for one night, to provide a safe haven. If you want to signup for this programme and support the efforts of the Salvation Army, please visit your management area and signup via the ‘Other Programmes’ section. Meanwhile, Oxfam has increased the commission for their donations programme to a very generous £23.00 per direct debit donor referred.The programme has seen excellent growth since its launch in September, demonstrated by the current EPC, which stands at an impressive £2.00. We already have a great range of charity programmes on buy.at, and we have now launched a brilliant addition to our extensive lineup – The Salvation Army.The Salvation Army programme will pay you £7 per donation (minimum donation of £5). This is a great incentive to support their hard work, as well as an opportunity for you to increase your profits from an increasingly popular sector.The Salvation Army is currently running a Christmas Appeal, with donations helping them to provide gifts for those who need them this Christmas. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Dean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom Facebook Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds a book about Texas school laws as he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Honors College searching for a new dean Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ ReddIt Twitter Previous articleDodge the Arrow helps others dodge illiteracyNext articleFrogs First leadership applications available Hakim Zakaria RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Female co-authors tell students how to shift into high gear Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ + posts Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Fort Worth Refugee Resettlement Facebook Hakim Zakaria Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Twitter Hakim Zakaria is a senior journalism major from Juba, South Sudan. He covers academics for TCU360. printRefugee experts question the motives of 31 state governors who said they do not want to allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states.Aaron C. Rippenkroeger, president and CEO of Refugee Services of Texas Inc., said the state should be mindful not to single out refugees as “bad actors.”“Given existing security screening procedures for refugees, we believe the governor’s directive will serve no useful purpose except to stoke fear and bigotry toward refugees — prejudice which Americans, who comprise our nation of immigrants, have historically and categorically rejected,” Rippenkroeger said.Texas governor Greg Abbott is among those who spoke out against providing asylum to Syrian refugees, citing safety and security precautions that Abbott said could endanger Texans.“I will not roll the dice and take the risk on allowing a few refugees in, simply to expose Texans to that danger,” Abbott said in a news conference last week.Dr. Hanan Hammad, TCU professor of Modern Middle East history, said she was shocked by Governor Abbott’s announcement because “as humans we have a responsibility to [the refugees].”“These statements are shocking,” Hammad said. “It shows our worst as irresponsible human beings.”As a historian, Hammad suggested that America should learn from history, specifically the Holocaust, when dealing with the refugee issue. She said that America cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of the Syrian refugees as it did with the Jews during the Holocaust.“Ten, fifteen years from today, after we’ve realized all the casualties, how are we going to look at ourselves,” Hammad asked.Abbott’s announcement echoes that of 30 other governors around the nation; citing the security of their citizens and states as the chief reason for refusing Syrian refugees.“Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration,” Rick Synder, governor of Michigan, said. “But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.”In a press release, Alabama governor, Robert Bentley, said “after full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.”“As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Bentley said.In total, thirty-one states, of which all but one have a Republican governor, have adopted the measure in the wake of the Paris attacks.According to a video by Rowaida Abdelaziz of the Huffington Post, there have been more than 2,000 Syrian refugees resettled into the U.S. since the conflict began in 2011 and “not one has been arrested or removed for terrorism.”Abdelaziz further explains that although the Paris attackers were linked to the extremist militant group ISIS, not one of them were actually Syrian.Furthermore, the states’ opposition are in direct conflict with the Obama administration’s commitment to provide a safe haven for refugees of Syria’s current conflict.In September, the administration announced that it would allow the resettlement of about 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year.Despite the states’ opposition to accept Syrian refugees, constitutionally, they don’t have the power to enforce such measures. The final verdict belongs to the federal government. Recently, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would shelve the admittance of Syrian and Iraqi refugees until national security agencies confirm that they do not pose a threat to security, according the a CNN report. The Senate has yet to vote on the matter.President Barack Obama has openly condemned the states’ opposition to further admit Syrian refugees; calling the measures “shameful.”“The idea that somehow they pose a more significant threat than all the tourists who pour into the United States every single day just doesn’t jive with reality,” Obama stated. “So my expectation is after the initial spasm of rhetoric, the people will settle down, take a look at the facts, and we’ll be able to proceed.”Obama promises to veto the House bill. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless
News UpdatesJharkhand HC Issues Directions For The Release Of Oxygen Cylinders Lying In Judicial Custody To Facilitate Treatment Of COVID Affected Persons Sparsh Upadhyay8 May 2021 10:28 PMShare This – xPhoto | PTIIn an urgent hearing conducted on Saturday (May 8), the Jharkhand High Court issued an order for utilization of Oxygen cylinders which are lying in judicial custody in different districts in connection with various cases for the purpose of treating COVID-affected persons. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad conducted the urgent hearing in view of the memo submitted by the Advocate General for the State seeking the abovementioned direction. State’s submissions The AG submitted that that Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare, Govt. of Jharkhand had informed the DGP, Jharkhand about seizure of such Oxygen cylinders which are lying in judicial custody. Further, it was stated that a request had been made to make available those cylinders to the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Health Committee of each district for its utilization in view of the shortage of oxygen cylinders in the State. Lastly, it was submitted that if such Oxygen cylinders could be allowed to be utilized, it would be of great help to the State in facilitating the treatment for a sufferer of the Covid-19 pandemic, who are in dire need of Oxygen. Court’s observations and order At the outset, the Court observed that Oxygen is the basic requirement to deal with the persons suffering from Covid-19 pandemic, who are either taking treatment in hospital or in-home isolation and as such Oxygen cylinders are of prime importance in saving the life of persons suffering from Covid-19 pandemic. The Court further said, “We have further considered that number of such Oxygen cylinders are lying in judicial custody in connection with various cases and if it would be released after imposing the appropriate condition, no prejudice would be caused to the parties to the lis rather it will be more beneficial for the people at large, who are suffering from Covid-19 pandemic and further the State Government will be in a better position in facilitating the treatment of persons who are suffering from Covid-19 pandemic and are in dire need of Oxygen.” Therefore, the Court ordered the release of the Oxygen cylinders provisionally on following conditions: The Deputy Commissioner-cum- Chairman, District Health Committee of the concerned district will furnish an affidavit with an undertaking along with the copy of this order before the concerned court for release of such Oxygen cylinder(s) mentioning therein the details of the case(s). The undertaking which would be furnished by Deputy Commissioner-cum- Chairman, District Health Committee will contain all details of cylinder viz. quantity of oxygen or its weight etc. and further with a specific undertaking that such cylinder would be returned within a period of three months or even earlier also if it will be required by the Court. The Court below, where cases are pending, will pass necessary order by recording such undertaking furnished by concerned Deputy Commissioner-cum- Chairman, District Health Committee. The Deputy Commissioner-cum- Chairman, District Health Committee is further directed to ensure identification of such cylinders before it is released and further secure return of such Cylinder on “as is where is” basis.Such provisional/condition release would be without prejudice to ownership claimed or to be claimed by any person. After the release of such cylinder the concerned Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Health Committee with the consultation of Civil Surgeon of the respective district shall also ensure the efficacy of such cylinder(s) and only after testing its perfection it may be used in order to avoid any casualty. Condition of the Sadar hospitals Taking into account various news reports claiming that that five people died due to lack of O2 flow at Ranchi Sadar Hospital in the early hours of Thursday, the Court remarked, “It is very unfortunate that in the Sadar Hospital at Ranchi, as reported that five patients, who were suffering from Covid-19, have died due to interruption in supply of oxygen, when time and again, we have been told by learned Advocate General, based upon the instruction of the district administration, that arrangement made in the Sadar Hospital Ranchi is going on very smoothly.” Therefore, direct the Secretary, Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare, Govt. of Jharkhand was directed to conduct a detailed inquiry on the issue and fix accountability upon the erring person(s) and submit its report on or before the next date of hearing. Lastly, the Court also directed the Advocate General of the State to apprise the Court by filing an affidavit with respect to the arrangement made in the Sadar Hospitals of each and every district of the State. In related news, the Allahabad High Court on May 7 directed all the concerned Magistrates in the entire State of Uttar Pradesh to immediately dispose of case properties like life-saving drugs namely Remdesivir, Oxygen cylinders and oximeters and such other related articles within a week of the case being instituted before them.”We also direct the Director-General of Police to immediately issue advisory to all the Senior Superintendents/ Superintendents of Police in the State to direct the concerned police officers who have seized or would seize in future such articles from illegal possessions, to immediately within 24 hours of such seizure, approach concerned Magistrates for the disposal of such property and in the event they approach the concerned Magistrate, he shall dispose of the case properties exercising power under Section 457 Cr.P.C. within three days thereafter in view of the current pandemic caused by Covid-19,” it ordered.”#Oxygen cylinder, #Remdesivir Injection and #Oximeter confiscated from illegal possessions could be distributed to the poor people as keeping all these articles in Malkhana would not be at all in the public interest: #AllahabadHighCourt #COVID19 #UttarPradesh #COVID19India— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 4, 2021Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJharkhand High Court COVID Management COVID COVID-19 OXYGEN Oxygen cylinders Covid-19 pandemic Treatment Of COVID Affected Persons Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad Oxygen Shortage Shortage Of Oxygen Supply Next Story
Courtesy Kevin Fox(PHOENIX) — A Texas woman narrowly escaped a terrifying fall at the Grand Canyon after she slipped and almost stepped off a ledge.Emily Koford, 20, was hiking at the Arizona attraction on Monday with her mom Erin when the two went to a rock near the edge of the rim for a photo.Erin Koford was standing near the edge when her daughter began backing up with the camera, still facing her mom, trying to get a full-body shot.“She kept going backwards. I looked out and I saw how close she was to the edge and I said, ‘don’t take another step back,’ and she did,” Erin Koford told ABC News on Friday.“My stomach went up into my chest,” she said when she saw her daughter stumble.Emily Koford’s foot stepped off the ledge, onto a lower rock, and she managed to catch her balance using her hands.The ordeal was caught on video by a passerby who noticed the two posing on the rock and wanted to show his kids “the stuff you don’t do.”“Then they’re walking around and I think, this doesn’t look good,” Kevin Fox, who took the video, told ABC News on Friday. “As she starts walking backwards, I just gasp.”Erin Koford said her daughter, who is from Austin but attends school around the Grand Canyon, assumed her mom was telling her not to step back anymore for the photo, not realizing it was for her safety.“I don’t think she was really aware of how dangerous that was. I could see exactly what would happen if she fell,” her mom said.Both are grateful that nothing worse happened, and are using the opportunity to be as careful as possible next time.“We’ll probably go back to the Grand Canyon,” Erin Koford said, “but we probably won’t do that again.”While dying from heat or dehydration is more common than falling off the edge in the Grand Canyon, it is still a “major concern,” according to the Grand Canyon’s website. About 12 deaths happen each year, with two to three from falls over the rim, according to park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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