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In formal terms, that means the economy has shrunk for two quarters in a row. Between April and June, the economy declined by 20.4% compared to the previous quarter. So it’s a biggie. But on the upside, the bulk of the pain happened in April, and May and June have actually seen an uptick.Has your investing strategy helped you through?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If you invest in shares, you won’t need me to tell you that the UK stock market has crashed this year. And despite the pullback we’ve seen since the early carnage, the tentative recovery has cooled off a bit as people realise how long the economic downturn could continue.So what investing strategy should we go for now? Which shares should we invest in to keep us financially safest until the danger is past? You’ll read plenty about recession-proof stocks these days, and I do think there are some very good picks out there. They’re companies that produce things we just can’t live without. Things that people carry on needing even during the toughest of times.So a supermarket like Tesco seems a clear choice to me. Then we have Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser, which between them are responsible for a vast range of consumer brands with wide coverage of cleaning and health products. A medical emergency like Covid-19 reminds us that the big pharmaceutical firms are vital parts of our first-world lives too. So GlaxoSmithKline and AztraZeneca will always feature in my list of defensive stocks for times of recession.Profitable portfolioIt’s no surprise that this group of stocks would have made for a good investing strategy. GlaxoSmithKline is the poorest performer in 2020 with a share price fall of 9%. At the other end, we have Reckitt Benckiser, which has soared 22%, with AstraZeneca not far behind on 14%. A portfolio of these five stocks would have had you on financially safe ground this year.But, you might be thinking, it’s a wee bit late for me to be extolling the virtues of these stocks. Surely it’s too late to talk about how to invest for a recession after the recession has already been going for months. Waiting for a market crash, then selling all your fallen stocks and buying safer ones at higher prices? Well, that wouldn’t help your bottom line very much at all.Timing the recession?When is the best time to move to recession-proof stocks? I say that time is all the time. I think the best investing strategy during a recession is the same as the best investing strategy always. If you base your lifetime investing strategy on Warren Buffett’s first rule of investing, which says “Never lose money“, you should end up with safe, defensive, stocks that can see you through any recession and help provide for a comfortable retirement.And if you add Buffett’s second rule to your strategy, you could be set for life: “Never forget rule number one.”last_img read more

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing St. Paul’s Episcopal Mission is located on Tortola, British Virgin Islands, in Sea Cow’s Bay, named for the manatees that used to swim in its waters. The church building was destroyed in a hurricane in 1916 and rebuilt in 1937. In 2017, Hurricane Irma blew in the doors, and a pew landed on and destroyed the organ. The congregation worshipped in the parish hall until the first Sunday of Advent last year. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on hurricane recovery in the Virgin Islands. Click here to read more and here for a photo gallery.[Episcopal News Service – Tortola, Virgin Islands] St. Paul’s Mission parishioners pray by name for the children who went off island to attend school in the aftermath of two hurricanes that devastated the Virgin Islands last September. A year later, many of them haven’t returned.Right after the storm, Huberta Hamlet, her sister, and their families were airlifted off Tortola by her sister’s company. When Hamlet, St. Paul’s junior warden, called the mission’s vicar, the Rev. Sandra Malone, to explain that they and their children were going away, Malone sat on her bed and cried.Of the church’s 12 children, a small but active group, two have returned.“I think that impacted the church a lot,” said Malone, even more so given that parishioners had no opportunity to say goodbye or to offer a proper send-off to one family that moved permanently to another island.Most of St. Paul’s parishioners are related, and children breathe life into the community. St. Paul’s, like most Episcopal churches, serves an older population. Children leaving to study abroad is a reality of island life, but it’s usually delayed until college. Irma and Maria changed that.Angelica Pini, 15, a secondary student at St. George’s Episcopal School on Tortola, was sent to live with relatives in Forli, Italy. She didn’t have contact with her friends back on the island.“It hurt me. I missed my family and friends,” she said.At first, adjusting to the education system in Italy was difficult, and at the time, even though she spoke Italian (her father is Italian), she didn’t read or write the language. But the worst part, she said, was when she arrived at her aunt’s house, the vibration from a nearby train station gave her flashbacks to the tremors she felt during the hurricane.“I woke up at 12 a.m. and thought this is another hurricane,” said Pini. “I thought, I have to tell my aunt because if I stay here every night, I’m going to be traumatized.”Many of Pini’s classmates from St. George’s left Tortola too, at least in the hurricanes’ immediate aftermath.Eleventh grader Aniyah Wilkinson, 15, and her family evacuated to Puerto Rico after Irma, only to get caught in Hurricane Maria’s path 16 days later.“It was horrible, people were scavenging for food and water,” she said.On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma ripped through the Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, stripping the islands of vegetation and damaging or destroying the majority of homes and buildings.The classrooms at St. George’s Primary School on Tortola remain damaged, which is starting to get on parents’ nerves, said Cherilyn Anderson, the school’s principal.Both St. George’s secondary and primary schools suffered significant damage and remained closed until October 2017. Both schools were chosen to participate in a UNICEF program designed to help children process stress and trauma following a disaster.Strong winds or rain evoked students’ fears in the storms’ aftermath, said Dana Lewis Ambrose, principal of St. George’s Secondary School.The school held group therapy and art therapy workshops to help students process their memories and emotions. UNICEF also trained teachers in how to identify trauma.Early this September, as the Atlantic hurricane season was approaching its peak and three storms had formed off Africa’s west coast, students were on edge.“What I’m hearing now is that some are thinking that the same thing is going to happen,” said Odalys Gonzalez, a Spanish teacher.St. George’s Primary School reopened on Oct. 2, 2017 with 126 students, down from 216 before the storm. Many of the students went abroad, but they’ve returned this year and enrollment has reached 238, as St. George is also enrolling students from other schools, said Cherilyn Anderson, the school’s principal.The primary school introduced its own coping program, SMILE, which stands for Share, Manage, Interact, Love and Embrace, devoting the last 30 minutes of each day to helping students cope with life after the hurricanes. It also uses the UNICEF curriculum.“Coming from St. Lucia, I’ve seen lots of floods and hurricanes, and I know students need to cope,” said Anderson. “I just knew they would need something because, as an adult, I was feeling that I had to cope.”Irma was the first hurricane many of the students had ever experienced.Some of Tortola’s public elementary school students are attending class in tents provided by UNICEF. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“They couldn’t stop talking … who had to go into the refrigerator, who had to hide in the cupboard,” she said. “You’re kind of happy they are children because they don’t make so much of it … living with others, living without electricity and water.“Their first sense of normalcy was returning to school, and they were happy to be here.”After the hurricanes, Anderson and the school’s teachers began clearing debris from the school, which suffered serious damage. Many of the teachers came to help clean the school even before they cleaned their own homes.“That’s why we were one of the first schools to open,” she said.When school started, Anderson brought in an iron, so teachers could iron their clothes, which they’d had to hand wash and wring out. At home, she cut the cord off an old iron and warmed it on the stove. The school had power three weeks after the storm, but Anderson didn’t get power at home until February. Each night she’d read herself to sleep with a flashlight balanced on her shoulder.The Rev. Sandra Malone, vicar at St. Paul’s Mission, and her family sheltered in this walk-in closet during Hurricane Irma. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSt. Paul’s Mission and St. George’s Anglican Church are the two Episcopal-Anglican churches on Tortola, which is part of the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands. The diocese covers five islands, which are connected by ferries and small planes. Three of the islands – St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, are U.S. territories. Tortola and Virgin Gorda are British territories. A hurricane in 1916 destroyed St. Paul’s. The Rev. Ralph Perry-Gore, who is buried in the parish cemetery, restored it in 1937.Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands. Its hills, where the people live, are steep. In the 27 years that Malone, St. Paul’s vicar, has lived there, she’s witnessed the temperature rise. It’s generally hotter, she said, and it’s harder to identify the rainy season. Those changes she attributes to climate change.“The seasons are shifting and not so easily identifiable,” she said. “We live pretty close to the ground and can see what’s happening. At the sea, you can see the erosion and the coral dying. When you live it, it’s hard to deny it.”Malone, her husband, Meade, and their 16-year-old son, Timothy, spent five or six hours riding out Hurricane Irma in a third-floor walk-in closet, with Meade holding the door closed as the wind continually threatened to open it.Most of St. Paul’s parishioners tell similar stories of sheltering in bathrooms and closets for hours and struggling to hold doors shut. Felicito Moses and a friend sheltered in a closet while two feet of water rose around them.The Rev. Sandra Malone, vicar at St. Paul’s Mission on Tortola, and Huberta Hamlet, St. Paul’s junior warden, look out over Sea Cow’s Bay. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceParishioner Judith Charles sheltered from the storm in her cousin’s house; her own house was completely destroyed. As Irma approached, she watched the wind whip the water left and right. When the storm passed and she saw her home “ripped to shreds,” she didn’t cry a tear.“It was done. What could I do … in the aftermath? It was like an apocalypse,” Charles said. “It looked like Beirut, bombed out; people looked bombed out and sad.”At times, said Malone, winds gusted up to 235 mph. “How do you prepare for something like that? The only thing you can do is what you know.” Irma was a different kind of hurricane that also brought tornadoes. “Reports say it measured on the seismic scale,” she said.Standing in long lines for hours under the hot sun for food and water that may run out before they get to the front of the line, the lack of construction materials, and a shortage of craftsmen to make repairs exacerbated an already bad situation. “It’s dehumanizing,” said Beryl Smith, president of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Women.This year, for some whose homes have been repaired, the tropical rains from an Aug. 30 storm increased anxiety. “A lot of people found the work was not done right,” Smith said.Housing is tight. Before the hurricanes, a two-bedroom, furnished apartment rented for $1,000 a month. Now a two-bedroom, unfurnished apartment rents for $1,600.In Irma’s aftermath, St. Paul’s became a supply distribution center and later served as an immunization clinic. The congregation received help from companion parishes in the Diocese of Alabama, and the mission continues to serve the community, providing food and schools supplies to families in need.A parishioner gifted St. Paul’s a vicarage, an apartment in Long Bay, which the congregation had used as a retreat center but recently planned to rent as an income-generating property. Irma, however, destroyed its interior, and the apartment requires a complete renovation. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe congregation moved back into the church on the first Sunday of Advent last year. On the first anniversary of Irma, Malone brought in a psychologist to talk to the community and performed a litany of remembrance.On the Sunday after the storm, Malone made her way to the church, which is on Sea Cow’s Bay, named for the manatees that used to swim in its waters. With the devastation, it took her some time to find her way because nothing looked the same.“It’s very surreal. You’re walking around shell-shocked,” said Malone.When Malone arrived at the church, she found Beverly Hodge Smith, then senior warden, already there cleaning the parish hall, and Malone began to help. Then, they got word to Realdis Todman, who’d been there earlier in the day. Together, they carried the altar out of the church, set it up in the parish hall and held services.From there, “everyone just helped each other out,” Malone said.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Hurricane Irma, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group On Tortola, mission church prays for children sent to school off island Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 2017 Hurricanes, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Hurricane Maria, Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls By Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 13, 2018 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virgin Islands Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgFrom left, Veronica Jones’ daughters Kiyra Jones, Sherri Jones-Calisteand Tiffany Jones.WW photo: Betsey PiettePhiladelphia — Over the years, since the 1982 frame-up conviction of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, witnesses have come forward one by one to reveal that the testimony they gave during the trial supporting the prosecution’s case was coerced.One of the most poignant accounts of prosecutorial coercion came from Veronica Jones. Her courageous story is the basis of the book, “Veronica & the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal as Told to Her Sister Valerie Jones,” which was released posthumously this year. Veronica Jones died on Dec. 1, 2009.A book launch and signing was held Oct. 20 at Black and Nobel Bookstore in North Philadelphia. Valerie Jones introduced the book, and Veronica Jones’ three adult daughters gave readings from the book. Other family members were on hand for support.Veronica Jones was slated to be a defense witness in Abu-Jamal’s 1982 trial. She had told police she saw two men running from the scene where police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot on Dec. 9, 1981. But at the trial she denied this, saying, “I didn’t see anything.”At Abu-Jamal’s 1996 Pennsylvania state court hearing challenging his conviction, Jones finally told the truth. She admitted she had lied at the 1982 trial because police threatened her with five to 15 years in prison unless she said Abu-Jamal shot Faulkner.The state’s response to Jones’ courageous admission was to arrest her on the witness stand in the middle of the hearing. Since that time and until her death at age 48, Jones remained a stalwart supporter and activist on Abu-Jamal’s behalf.Several speakers at the book launch described the torture and abuse that the mother of the three young girls was subjected to at the hands of police in 1982 when they forced her to change her testimony to help convict Abu-Jamal. A taped reading from Mumia of his forward to the book was played at the event.Attorney Rachel Wolkenstein, co-counsel for Abu-Jamal in his 1996 Post Conviction Relief Act hearing, who is currently handling his appeal of a life-in-prison-without-parole sentence, explained the significance of Jones’ memoir in “exposing the racist, corrupt and class-driven workings of the criminal justice system.” The book can be purchased through [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this This article is based on a March 2 national press release.For the second time in less than three months, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has blocked prisoners’ subscriptions to Workers World newspaper. In a letter received at Workers World’s central office in New York City, the DOC announced their refusal to distribute two recent issues of the paper on the grounds that “the publications referenced above imply that striking achieved the inmate’s goal or prison reform. As such, it encourages this type of activity within the prison system.”The issues in question (WW volume 62 #6 and #7) contain articles that describe a recent hunger strike carried out by Demetrius Grant, an inmate at State Correctional Institution Albion. In the interview, “Anatomy of a hunger strike: A prisoner speaks,” Grant told WW, “I went on a hunger strike because of the unconstitutional, inhumane and repressive conditions.”The suicide rate among Pennsylvania prisoners is three times the national average. In 2019, the rate of suicide was the highest in 25 years. These conditions have been exacerbated by the repressive and heavy-handed tactics of the state’s DOC. Rather than address the incredible violence, toxic facilities and mental health crises in prisons, the administration has dedicated its efforts to blocking inmates’ access to reading materials.Prisoners are well aware of how bad the situation is in the facilities that confine them — prisoners at SCI Albion already know why Dee Jay Grant went on a hunger strike. The inmates there know that an abusive staff doctor who was named in the article has either resigned or was forced to quit.This rejection of Workers World newspaper is retaliation against prisoners who want to advocate for themselves in the face of dangerous and torturous conditions. A security captain at SCI Albion told Grant two weeks ago that the staff intended to block the newspaper because “It’s giving prisoners too much of a voice.”In 2017, the Pennsylvania DOC sent a similar letter to Workers World denying the distribution of the newspaper. In it, they said that the publication was blocked because it “contain[ed] articles that call for people to join the fight against white supremacy.” The state  DOC official who is responsible for that rejection, Diana Woodside, is the same one who has repeatedly blocked Workers World over the past several years.This constitutes an attack on prisoners’ First Amendment rights, as well as the right of any news publication to cover what is being done to the tens of thousands of people currently being held in Pennsylvania state prisons. Workers World proudly aims to raise up the voice of prisoners, all oppressed people and all readers who are currently incarcerated to receive their subscription completely free of charge.Dr. Suzanne Ross, a prominent activist and mental health professional, responded to the DOC’s most recent censorship of Workers World: “Prisoners value reading Workers World newspaper. They want information. They need information. The prisons are not providing them with this kind of material. And here’s an organization that is providing it for free. To try to stop that is a clear violation of First Amendment rights, and it is outrageous to block prisoners’ right to education.”Workers World calls on the DOC to cease rejecting this vital source of news and information for prisoners once and for all. These attacks on prisoners’ rights exacerbate the criminally dangerous conditions the DOC has inflicted on inmates across the state. Time and again the DOC has resorted to more brutal violence and deeper repression, rather than ameliorate the conditions that lead prisoners to strike and voice concerns in the first place.last_img read more

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Lang https://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang NewsCampus NewsTop StoriesTCU library still partially closed from winter storm damageBy Alexandra Lang and Stephanie Joynt – March 27, 2021 826 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Stephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ Stephanie Joynthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/stephanie-joynt/ printThe TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library has experienced partial closure since early February, and it is unknown when it will completely reopen. The west wing doors of the building, facing University Drive, remain closed while other parts of the library have reopened for use. Texas experienced its first snowstorm in over a decade on Feb. 14. The intense weather brought power outages, frozen pipes and a lack of water. TCU closed campus for the week of Feb. 15, which included the closure of the library. Although the campus reopened and classes resumed the following week, the library remained closed due to internal damage from the storm. Materials and resources within the library are still being treated, and some items have been restored. Students and faculty have not been informed on what specifically broke to cause this closure. Still, TCU has kept students updated as more of the library becomes readily available.“I felt like I was somewhat informed”, said Deanna Harper, a senior psychology major. “They told us that the winter weather caused problems in the library, but that is all that we really know.”The closing has meant that some students have had to find a different place to study.“Having the library close down and just with the winter storm just throwing everything so unexpectedly, I know that impacted our students in a greater capacity because of that,” Megan Mosiniak, the hall director for Moncrief Hall, said. “They didn’t get that space to be able to study how they want to study.” The west side of the library is closed until further notice. (Stephanie Joynt/Reporter)Since its closure, the library has progressively opened for student access. An email was released to the Horned Frog community on Feb. 26 announcing the reopening of the east wing.“I am happy to announce that the TCU library is now open on the east side for your research and study needs,” wrote Tracy Hull, the dean of the library. “The west entrance (facing University Drive) will remain closed temporarily as cleanup continues in the area impacted by the winter storm.”Every email that has been sent out to students and faculty has not stated what the physical damages are to the library. Attempts to discuss the subject with library staff were unsuccessful. The west wing closure has eliminated two main rooms that students typically study in, along with half of the basement study tables. Students are welcome to study in other areas of the library. (Stephanie Joynt/Reporter)“A lot of students need books, materials, and other resources we can’t access right now, so it is difficult,” said Harper. “We do have some other resources that students can go through to try and get the books they need though.”In the most recent email sent out to students, Hull announced that parts of the main library were open for access. That area includes access to books and texts that were not available before, such as reference books, theses, and government documents. Additionally, “5% of the onsite collection has been removed for treatment,” Hull said. “Students will be notified if the resource they are seeking is unavailable.”Additional emails are expected to be sent out more when the library reopens. The official date for west wing access for students has yet to be announced.  Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 8, 2021 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What we’re reading: Hurricane Sally causes record floods, Big Ten Conference proceeds with football season Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. 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first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News NASA took home eight wins at the 2020 Webby Awards, including a juried prize and People’s Voice award for the “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign. The Webby Awards logo is seen here against an illustration of Mars. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech“Send Your Name to Mars,” a campaign by Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to encourage people to send in their names to be stenciled on tiny chips that will be riding in the Mars 2020 rover, has been chosen as a winner in the 2020 Webby awards – one of four that NASA received from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.In the campaign, members of the public were invited to send their names to Mars aboard the Perseverance rover. Between May and September 2019, NASA’s Mars Public Engagement team collected a record 10.9 million names to send to the Red Planet, according to JPL. Those who sent their names also received a souvenir boarding pass.“Send Your Name to Mars” won for Best Social Community Building and Engagement in the Webby awards, and also won the People’s Voice award in its category.“We are very pleased that these awards show the diversity of our digital communications,” Bettina Inclán, NASA’s associate administrator for communication, said in a statement. “We won for websites, social media, videos and apps. With awards going to NASA Headquarters and three field centers, they also show the whole agency’s commitment to effective digital communication.”Aside from JPL’s “Send Your Name to Mars,” the other NASA winners include NASA Moon Tunes, which won for Social Media in Culture and Lifestyle. NASA’s Johnson Space Center solicited songs for a playlist to accompany astronauts on their three-day trip to the Moon during the Artemis program. More than a million submissions helped build the final playlist. Moon Tunes also won the People’s Voice award in its category.NASA’s social media won its second straight Webby for Best Overall Social Presence. NASA’s flagship accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have tens of millions of followers, and the social media team regularly answers questions from the public via its #AskNASA video series and Reddit “Ask Me Anything” programs.“NASA Explorers: Cryosphere,” part of a digital series from the Goddard Space Flight Center, also won a Webby, and highlights NASA’s scientific research around the world. “NASA Explorers” focused on research into the cryosphere, Earth’s icy reaches. The series has 1.5 million views, and Claire Parkinson, one of the featured scientists, is a finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America award.Two other digital efforts managed by JPL were voted the People’s Voice winner: NASA’s Climate Change website and Solar System Interactive, which allows users to view the solar system from a variety of perspectives, including spacecraft.“Our goal is to set the standard for innovation by creating digital experiences that engage, educate and inspire,” said Michael Greene, director of Communications and Education at JPL. “We are honored that these efforts are being recognized by the Webby and the People’s Voice awards.”NASA received 12 nominations this year for the Webby awards, a record for the agency.In 2019, there were more than 13,000 entries, and more than three million votes were cast for the People’s Voice awards, three of which went to JPL: “The Call of Climate Change” as 360 Video winner, Mars Insight Lander as Education and Discovery (social) winner, and Solar System Exploration as Science website winner. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 96 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Science and Technology JPL’s “Send Your Name to Mars” Campaign Earns Coveted Webby Award By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:32 pm Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a commentlast_img read more

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first_imgNews Updates’Until State Is Held Vicariously Responsible For Menace Of Spurious Drugs, Its Department Will Never Swing Into Action’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Akshita Saxena5 March 2021 5:07 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday upheld an order of the National Human Rights Commission, holding the Government vicariously liable for lapses on part of its Drugs Department, in keep a regular vigil on the contents of drugs being offered for sale. “Until and unless, the State is held vicariously responsible for such actions or omissions, the Government or its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday upheld an order of the National Human Rights Commission, holding the Government vicariously liable for lapses on part of its Drugs Department, in keep a regular vigil on the contents of drugs being offered for sale. “Until and unless, the State is held vicariously responsible for such actions or omissions, the Government or its department would never swing into action effectively so as to control the menace of sale of contaminated or spurious drugs. A welfare State cannot escape from the responsibility to compensate the irreparable loss so caused to the families of the victims due to lapses of the Department,” a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sindhu Sharma said while upholding the order for payment of ₹3,00,000/- each to the next of kins of ten children who lost their lives due to consumption of a spurious cough syrup in the State in December 2019. The Bench further expressed displeasure at the fact that the State was not wary enough in the instant case, to come up with a compensation package by itself. It sternly remarked, “ordinarily the State of its own always come out with packages and grants of financial help in events of any social carnage or accidental death wherever such incidents gain political mileage. We fail to understand the hick up in paying compensation as directed in the present case. Therefore, it is all the more reason for the State to maintain parity and uniformity to abide by the decision of the Commission holding it vicariously liable to compensate the families of the deceased children.” The Bench rejected the submission made by the Government that an FIR has already been lodged in the matter against and that the manufacturer alone is responsible to compensate the next of kins of the victims. It held, “We are not at all impressed by the aforesaid argument inasmuch as the lapse on part of the Drugs and Food Control Department of the State is not denied rather accepted. If the said department had acted vigilantly, the sale of the spurious cough syrup which was the cause of the death could have been avoided. In view of this, the State is rightly held vicariously liable for the omissions of the department in allowing the sale of spurious/contaminated cough syrup so as to compensate the families of the victims.” The Government had also argued that the NHRC ought to not have taken cognizance of the matter or passed the impugned order for payment of compensation as the matter was already sub-judice pursuant to an FIR. It was argued that Regulation 8(1)(b) of the National Human Rights Commission (Procedure) Regulations, 1994 clearly provides that ordinarily, Complaints with regard to matters which are sub-judice are not entertainable by the Commission. The Bench however refused to allow this submission inasmuch as there was no pleading to that effect. It observed, “The above rule is of general nature and does not bar the jurisdiction of the Commission absolutely. It has not been mentioned as to when the social activist had made a complaint to the Commission and whether on the said date any matter was sub-judice. It was not even raised before the Commission. The lodging of the FIR or a complaint against the manufacture of the drug does not make a matter to be sub-judice in the court of law so as to debar the Commission from taking cognizance in the matter. The matter is against the State is not stated to be sub-judice.” Case Title: UT of J&K & Ors. v. NHRC & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates[Mehmood Pracha Office Raids]Delhi Court Appoints Youngest Counsel In Court As Local Commissioner For Supervising Sealing And Seizure Of Computer Source Nupur Thapliyal27 March 2021 3:45 AMShare This – xIn a unique development, a Delhi Court on Saturday appointed the youngest counsel in the Court to be the local commissioner under whose supervision the process of seizing and sealing of the computer source from Pracha’s office will be undertaken by the IO in the matter.Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana pronounced the order in open court today in the presence of Advocate Mehmood Pracha and Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad.The court also directed that the fees of Rs. 25000 towards the appointment of Local Commissioner shall be borne out by the applicant i.e. Mehmood Pracha.”It is jointly proposed at the bar that in order to ensure the purity and sanctity of the data of the data in question, a Local Commissioner be appointed and the charges of the Local Commissioner shall be borne by the revisionist.” The Court ordered.Advocate Avneet Kaur, enrolled as an advocate in the year 2020 was appointed by the Court as the Local Commissioner after observing her to be the youngest counsel present in the courtroom.In view of this, the Court directed the proceedings of the seizure be videographed. Furthermore, Advocate Pracha also informed the Court that he shall extend his full cooperation with the investigation agency.Advocate Pracha had moved the Sessions Court challenging the CMM’S order rejecting his application challenging Delhi Police Special Cell’s raids in his office recently.The development came after Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma today ordered :”The plea of the applicant about his offer of target data in Pen drive can only be considered by the IO subject to the issue of admissibility and Court’s intervention is not proper and also accused cannot dictate the IO about the mode and manner for collection of evidence in an investigation. Accordingly, in the considered view of this Court, the objections raised by applicant are baseless. Let the search warrant be executed in accordance with law subject to the safeguards as per the expert opinion.” Observing that the collection of evidence is intrinsic to the investigation and hands of the investigators cannot be tied to prevent them from Collecting Evidence, the Court held that:”The collection of data from its source is done to ensure its admissibility during trial and it is imperative for IO to collect best form of evidence during investigation as per their own discretion.” On the issue of reliance under sec. 126 of the Indian Evidence Act (attorney client privilege) and Bar Council Conduct Rules, the Court observed that such a reliance was misplaced as same envisages voluntary sharing of data /communication by the Advocate or deposing against the client. “However, the situation is different in this matter as the data is to be collected by the police on account of investigation in a criminal case. The plea for non-sharing of data of other clients of the applicant is beyond the scope of sec. 126 of Indian Evidence Act.” The court observed.BackgroundAdvocate Mehmood Pracha moved the application against the second raid conducted by the Special Cell in his office on 9th March, thereby calling the whole exercise as “completely illegal and unjustified”. Pracha has been representing many accused persons in the Delhi Riots conspiracy cases that broke out in February last year.While alleging that the sole objective of conducting the second raid was to illegally steal the entire data of the sensitive cases he has been dealing with, Pracha in his application contended that he is going to the extent of risking self-implication even in derogation of his Fundamental Right only for the sake of protecting the data and information pertaining to his clients and briefs which he is duty bound to protect as an advocate.During the previous proceedings, Advocate Pracha had submitted in the Court that:”It is my fundamental and constitutional right to protect the interest of my clients. To save their integrity. They have deliberately put my and my clients life under threat. This is also sensitive data. They want to act under their political masters. I cannot give such data. If you want to hang me, do it. But I cannot sacrifice my attorney privilege communication.””I am offering my neck to save my clients life. I am willing to face Gallows for protecting my clients life. I am ready to be the lamb. Tell your political masters to hang me. But I will not let them harm my life. Come what may.” Advocate Mehmood Pracha had submitted.Click Here To Download OrderTagsDelhi Court CMM Pankaj Sharma Mehmood Pracha #Office raid Next Storylast_img read more