AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Rev. Angela Cortiñas is seen in a Facebook video of a recent online service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station, Texas. Photo: Angela Cortiñas[Episcopal News Service] Get ready. The pandemic could change everything that Episcopalians once took for granted about attending church.A reservation could be required to worship in person. Services might not even take place in the church, if the parish hall or an outdoor area can better accommodate social distancing. “No” to handshakes at the peace. “Yes” to wearing masks. Singing is a conflicted “maybe.” Communion – if offered at all – could be received as wafers dropped from above into cupped hands, with hand sanitizer always close by. And don’t expect coffee at coffee hour.Another option: Keep watching the livestream at home and continue to forego attending church in person, while the deadly coronavirus is still spreading.With more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases daily and around 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 each day in the United States, Episcopal dioceses are proceeding cautiously, even in states that have eased their stay-at-home orders to restart their economies. At the same time, church leaders have begun discussing and planning for the day they reopen, with tight limits on attendance. In some dioceses, churches can resume some form of in-person worship as soon as this month.“Government officials have different standards than we do. Their metrics are keeping the health care system from getting overwhelmed and keeping the economy going,” the Rev. Alex Dyer, canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Church in Colorado, told Episcopal News Service.In Colorado, one of the states partially reopening, the diocese won’t resume any in-person services until certain public health criteria are met, such as a sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases, sufficient capacity in the health care system to test and treat all patients, and the ability to track patients’ contacts. Church leaders there, as elsewhere, say their caution is partly fueled by demographics: Older Americans are more vulnerable to severe coronavirus symptoms, and more than a third of all Episcopalians are 65 or older, according to the Pew Research Center’s most recent Religious Landscape Study.“Our standards are different,” Dyer told ENS. His diocese’s actions are based in love, not fear, he said, and following that Christian framework, “the number of acceptable deaths as a result of our actions is zero.”Most Episcopal congregations across the United States haven’t gathered publicly in their churches since mid-March, when governors and health officials began urging residents to stay mostly at home and to take other precautions, such as social distancing and wearing face masks in public. Such efforts were meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.Many congregations now only come together online, but that hasn’t meant a loss of liturgy. At St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station, Texas, the schedule actually has expanded during the pandemic: Every weekday morning, Morning Prayer. Every weekday evening, a brief Compline. Every Sunday morning, the Liturgy of the Word, sometimes followed by Communion.What parishioners have lost isn’t the liturgy but rather the experience of worshipping side by side in the pews. They miss each other’s physical presence, said the Rev. Angela Cortiñas, rector of St. Thomas, but they know it’s best to wait. “The majority of them, as much as they long to get back together, they understand the seriousness of what’s going on,” she told ENS in a phone interview.St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station, Texas, has offered live worship services every Sunday through Zoom, though on special occasions, such as Easter Sunday, it has recorded a service in the church and hosted a watch party on Facebook. Photo: Angela CortiñasCortiñas understands as well. She is a survivor. After returning from a group trip to Scotland on March 14, she fell ill and tested positive for COVID-19. “It hit me pretty hard,” she said. “I was down and out for almost two weeks with all the symptoms, but another two weeks before I felt normal again.”She has fully recovered, but the experience shapes her thinking about how St. Thomas will resume in-person worship. “It makes me even more cautious because I got it,” she said.In two months, more than 1.3 million Americans are reported to have contracted the virus, and nearly 80,000 have died. The country’s early surge in overall coronavirus cases has plateaued, according to The New York Times database, but local outbreaks continue to raise alarm with the virus likely to remain a threat into 2021, or at least until an effective vaccine is developed and disseminated.“The hard truth is that we will not be able to welcome all people into our places of worship for the foreseeable future,” the bishops of Maryland, Virginia and Washington said in a joint statement released May 4. Instead, they and other bishops around the country are urging their congregations to think now about what it would look like, possibly in the near future, to hold smaller in-person services during the pandemic.More and more state governments – some under pressure by citizens – have begun to resume some social and economic activities in recent weeks, and those developments have provided the backdrop for the cascade of documents issued by dioceses to provide guidance for gradually reopening churches. The bishops’ terminology for the “phases” of reopening includes a range of variations. The Episcopal Church in Colorado describes its phases as “seasons.” The Diocese of Dallas seeks to progress from Step A to Step B. Kansas Bishop Cathleen Bascom invoked John 14:2 as she envisioned the “dwelling places” that congregations will move through as they reopen.All guidance, however, comes with the caveat that plans are subject to change, especially as coronavirus outbreaks flare up, so with every step forward, bishops caution, prepare to take a step backward.“If the coronavirus resurges, we may again have to shelter-in-place,” Bascom said in her May 2 letter to the diocese.Dallas Bishop George Sumner’s guidance allows congregations to move to Step B – gatherings of up to 10 people – by May 17 except in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties, where higher numbers of coronavirus cases have been reported. Bascom said churches in her diocese, which encompasses the eastern half of Kansas, may resume in-person worship on May 24.The Diocese of Texas has asked congregations that wish to resume some form of in-person worship to develop and submit plans to their regional bishop for approval. A case-by-case approach is being considered in the Diocese of Oklahoma as well.“It’s not a one-size-fits-all,” Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny told ENS. Some rural congregations in Oklahoma are just 10 people, all of whom may be family members, he said, while several of the diocese’s largest congregations top 1,000 members.Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt allowed churches to reopen starting May 1, but doing so safely is a challenge for Episcopal congregations. “Inherently, as a Eucharistic body, we have physical contact, whether it’s through exchange of the peace or distribution of Communion,” Konieczny said.The challenge of reopening is evident in the guidelines being issued by dioceses and in the deliberations underway by their congregations, starting with distancing requirements. To ensure individual worshippers or family groups sit at least 6 feet apart, church leaders will need to mark their worship spaces.“You must figure this out in advance by measuring your church space with tape measure in hand before taking this step,” Sumner said in his message.Worshippers likely will be asked to wear masks to lessen the risk of transmitting infection. The Diocese of Maine’s guidelines recommend providing masks, as needed, to people when they arrive. The traditional Sunday morning greeting won’t be the same as before either.“Worship leaders cannot greet people at the back of the nave with hand-shaking and hugging,” according to Maine’s guidelines. “Consider what this means and how connections can still occur.”Passing offertory plates is another practice that may disappear during the pandemic. The Diocese of Maine suggests finding an alternative that minimizes contact, such as a central basket where offerings can be dropped.“The world around us has changed. We are changed. If we think of the next couple months as simply resuming what we did earlier this year, we will be disappointed. God calls us to give thanks for what was and to move forward in trust and gentleness,” Maine Bishop Thomas Brown said. He has asked his diocese to spend May planning, and if conditions allow, churches could begin to reopen in June or July.Church leaders also are rethinking their bulletins and how they are distributed. For example, printing a comprehensive bulletin could allow congregations to remove prayer books and hymnals from the pews during the pandemic.The threat from the coronavirus initially could prevent choirs from returning as well, and churches may need to advise worshippers not to sing along with the hymns, due to concerns that singing could spread the virus farther than 6 feet. Cortiñas, the Texas rector, may limit music to one or two strong singers, without the congregation’s participation.Some dioceses are asking congregations to develop plans for recording the names of people who attend church, for use in contact tracing if a worshipper becomes sick with COVID-19. Church leaders also must clean and sanitize facilities after services.Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kansas, is considering resuming in-person worship in its fellowship hall rather than the church because it would be easier there to arrange plastic chairs 6 feet apart and clean them afterward. The Rev. Andrew O’Connor, rector at Good Shepherd, told ENS that a socially distanced setup in the hall might allow 30 to 50 people to attend services – much fewer than the 150 or more who typically attended before the pandemic.The congregation understands that in-person inevitably will look and feel different, O’Connor said. “People want us to make sure that we are doing this in a safe and a proper and appropriate kind of way.”The proper way likely will involve some sort of sign-up system. Worshippers will have to reserve one of the dozens of seats during service. That raises the possibility that people could be turned away on a Sunday if the service reaches capacity, O’Connor said, “but how do you manage that conversation?”Cortiñas isn’t sure when St. Thomas will resume in-person worship, but when it does, she thinks the congregation will limit attendance to 20 people at first. As she and the St. Thomas vestry evaluate and adjust their approach, they could gradually expand to about 50. And like O’Connor, Cortiñas expects to implement a sort of reservation system for attendance.What won’t change is the availability of St. Thomas’ online worship. The church’s plan may involve two services, a scaled-down in-person service that will be livestreamed on Facebook and a second service on Zoom, so the rest of the congregation can participate. Other dioceses and congregations around The Episcopal Church have continued to stress the need for online options during the pandemic because not all Episcopalians will feel comfortable attending church in person.“Virtual worship will still be necessary in all congregations to accommodate vulnerable populations and larger worshipping communities,” Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff and Washington Bishop Mariann Budde said in their recent guidance on reopening.Kansas priests may decide it simply isn’t safe for them to reopen at this time. “No church is required to resume worship in their building, and I will support whatever a church decides is in the best interest of its members,” Bascom said.In some dioceses hit hard by COVID-19, resuming in-person worship is still far in the future. In the New York area, seen as the epicenter of the virus’ spread in the United States, the dioceses of New York and Long Island issued parallel statements May 1 announcing that gradual resumption of public gatherings wouldn’t begin earlier than July 1, though local leaders are discussing how they eventually will handle the return to their churches.“The science and medicine are clear, and our first and most serious consideration must be the safety of the most vulnerable around us,” the Diocese of Long Island statement said.The Diocese of Los Angeles, too, faces uncertainty about when it will be ready to gather in person again. Bishop John Harvey Taylor said in a May 4 newsletter that he and the heads of the diocese’s 10 deaneries are deliberating on that question, following the lead of state policymakers.When churches reopen, Communion will be “our biggest challenge,” Taylor said.“We don’t want people to fear the sacrament or their neighbor,” he said. “No single subject is receiving more attention throughout The Episcopal Church. … Since some opportunity to be together again for worship is likely to precede clarity and confidence about serving the physical elements in a safe and theologically sound way, we will give consideration to using Daily Office liturgies at first,” Taylor told the Diocese of Los Angeles.Other dioceses are making a point to “fast” from Communion at this time. In dioceses where the full Holy Eucharist continues to be celebrated, guidelines typically specify that only the bread will be offered and Eucharistic ministers must sanitize their hands before and after distributing Communion.In Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Bishop Matthew Gunter issued a statement April 29 saying in-person worship was not resuming, but he offered guidelines for ways congregations could celebrate Holy Eucharist “with a small community gathering in-person to represent the congregation as a whole.” Gunter advised congregations to limit these services to three or four people, and each congregation must fill out a form to receive prior approval.An “isolation group” of clergy and lay leaders livestream a Sunday worship service from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Valrico, Florida. Photo: Bryan O’CarrollFollowing that model, some churches already are experimenting with in-person worship. In the Diocese of Southwest Florida, Bishop Dabney Smith never fully suspended in-person worship but told his congregations they must limit gatherings to 10 or fewer.Just east of Tampa at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Valrico, the Rev. Bryan O’Carroll, the church’s rector, has led an “isolation group” of six church members who have committed to limiting their personal contact only to each other so they can gather every Sunday in the church to livestream services on Facebook, including Communion.O’Carroll told ENS he hasn’t yet faced pressure from his congregation to expand those services to allow a larger group of worshippers to gather in person on Sunday.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis began reopening the state on May 4, allowing the public back into some businesses with reduced capacity. “I see that society around us has a much bigger urgency for this return,” O’Carroll said, while parishioners at his church aren’t in such a hurry. “They’re much more cautious than that.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Villa Extramuros / Vora ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveVilla Extramuros / Vora Arquitectura “COPY” Photographs: Adrià Goula, Alexandre GemperText description provided by the architects. With important architectural remains of the Neolithic period, through constructions of the periods of Roman and Arab presence, from the Middle-Ages to the present day, the Alto-Alentejo is one of the culturally most interesting regions of the Iberian Peninsula.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDevoid of large aquifers, the region extends in a slight swell, punctuated by small elevations. Human occupation has always sought the more elevated points of this area, particularly for defensive reasons and purpose of dominion.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaIt is also on the slope of a small hill, on the outskirts of the ancient town of Arraiolos, where there is built a small touristic guesthouse designated as Villa Extramuros.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSurrounded by an extensive olive grove, its scale and form of implementation recover the concept of the old manor houses of the Alentejo. Nevertheless, its architectural features derive also from the clear lines of modern and contemporary architecture.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSpreading over two floors, the white facade, with few openings, gives the building a distinctive and abstract look.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperBuilt as a dwelling for their owners and as a small hotel, just two large openings on the ground floor, corresponding to the dining and the living room, are establishing a relationship with the exterior. The surrounding landscape of extensive olive groves, nearby pastures and the town of Arraiolos in the distance form an appropriate bucolic background.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperOne of these openings contains also the main entrance. The ceiling, walls and even the entrance door are lined by cork, thus giving the entrance a warm and sensual atmosphere.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperThe reception area, kitchen, dining room and living room are arranged around a square-shaped courtyard, at the end of which an external staircase gives access to the upper floor.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperThe construction encloses a central patio allowing the entry of sunlight into all parts of the building. The main circulation is external, surrounding the patio.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperThis distribution of space reflects also the spatial organization of the ancient monasteries of the region, with dining room, chapter room and kitchen grouped around a central cloister.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperThe upper level is divided into four separate ‘volumes’ which provide a more modest feel to their interiors. White and austere, these volumes are connected by low cork-coated walls.Save this picture!© Alexandre GemperFour guestrooms are distributed on two of these volumes, while the master suite occupies the third volume entirely. The fourth volume contains the living quarters of the owners.Save this picture!Plan 00Each guest room is oriented individually to a private courtyard, through which is also gained access to the room. Enclosed in walls lined with cork, these outdoor spaces gain a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape through horizontal openings in their outer walls.Save this picture!Plan 01The construction resembles most of the typical architecture of southern Portugal. It is characterized by its formal simplicity, the use of few materials, the volumetric arrangement and construction details used.Save this picture!ElevationThe fragmentation of the upper floor into four smaller volumes, their separation by lower walls and the typology of the small patios finds its parallel in domestic and vernacular architecture of towns and villages in the region.Save this picture!SectionThe high level of service offered by their owners, the diversification of spaces available to guests, the small scale enterprise and the particular character of its contemporary interior spaces make this venture unique, thus completing an existing touristic offer based primarily on tourism in traditional historic buildings. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessParish Centre Kirschlag / Schneider & LengauerArticlesVideo: The Lighthouse / Roots Design WorkshopArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/267709/villa-extramuros-vora-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Vora Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/267709/villa-extramuros-vora-arquitectura Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officeVora ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArraiolosHousesPortugalPublished on August 30, 2012Cite: “Villa Extramuros / Vora Arquitectura” 30 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Peru Architects: K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo Area Area of this architecture project Apartments “COPY” Atenea Building / K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo Manufacturers: Casa Rosselló, Decor Center, Vainsa.Other Participants:Macarena PlazaAuthor Architects:Marta Morelli, Sharif KahattCity:LimaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano OjasiText description provided by the architects. Atenea building is a residential project designed for the members of a cultural organization. Its six stories house seven different apartments which respond to the variety of the member’s needs. The inhabitants encourage a community lifestyle. Photographs: Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano Ojasi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments, Residential•Lima, Peru ArchDaily Year: Area: 2950 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano OjasiTherefore, the housing units are designed as small open and free spaces that barely hold the minimum private support areas. The idea is that those units are complemented with a full common service and entertainment areas which includes meeting spaces, TV room, gym, yoga and dance studio, reading room, among others.Save this picture!SectionThe project is triggered by an open collective space, the patio that organized all the building areas around it. The façade is covered by a trellis that provides privacy of the interior spaces and reinforces inward interaction. The patio also offers a series of meeting spaces like wide corridors, hallways, cafeteria, co-working spaces, among others, all which intend to build a collective area and spirit fostering the common good.Save this picture!© Sharif Kahatt ; Juan Solano OjasiProject gallerySee allShow lessOld Be-al House / FMD ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNew Images of MAD’s “Spaceship” Lucas Museum Released as Construction Breaks Ground …Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Lima, PeruLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887477/atenea-building-k-plus-m-arquitectura-y-urbanismo Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887477/atenea-building-k-plus-m-arquitectura-y-urbanismo Clipboard 2017 CopyAbout this officeK+M Arquitectura y UrbanismoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialLimaPeruPublished on March 15, 2018Cite: “Atenea Building / K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo” 15 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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More Cool Stuff 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Company News Briefs Mark Lefko Shows Pasadena Leaders â€˜How to Unlock the Power of Their Teamsâ€™ By JOHN LAVITT Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 12:41 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Mark Lefko Leader’s Luncheon University Club. Photo credit John LavittHoward Raff (l) and Mark Lefko (r) Leader’s Luncheon University Club. Photo credit John LavittAt the latest installment of the ongoing Leaderâ€™s Luncheon series at the University Club in Pasadena, Conscious Leadership Connection CEO Mark Lefko gave an inspired presentation. Demonstrating with concrete examples how focusing on a value-based company culture can lead to success, Mark Lefko provided viable tools for the Pasadena business leaders. By fostering a business culture that focuses on values and principles, a company can find a true bearing and equilibrium in a fast-paced interconnected world.Presented by Board of Governors Member Howard Raff and President James Harwood of Total HR Management, James Lefko proved to be a strong addition to the ongoing series. Challenging the business leaders to express their own perspectives, Mark Lefko asked each of them to choose their own values and principles from a sheet he provided. From a list of over 60 options, the participants were asked to circle five. Considering the quality of the choices, it was not an easy task.Mark Lefko described his own perspective on such a choice when he said, â€œRespect is my highest value; honoring the choices that other people choose to makeâ€¦. Identifying your values is the simple part. Owning those values and living them is the challenging part of the equation.â€Once a business owner has identified their company values, the next step is to help your team understand and utilize those values in practice. The goal is to carry the values into a companyâ€™s brand messaging. By making such a transition, the success within can be translated beyond into greater profits and productivity.In the past, Mark Lefko has coached and mentored 100+ CEOs and Presidents, leading strategic planning retreats, corporate think tanks and industry roundtables. Given such a cornucopia of experience, combined with his accomplished corporate background, it was a huge plus for the University Club in Pasadena to have him present at the Leaderâ€™s Luncheon Series. Providing a wealth of resources, the University Club continues to be a valuable asset for the Pasadena community.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavittâ€™s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Email Linkedin TAGSCentral Statistics Office (CSO)KilmallocklimerickLive RegisterNewcastle Westunemployment Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” MORE than 2,000 people in Limerick city and county came off the Live Register over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, which show that there are now 15,662 Limerick people claiming unemployment benefits.There are 11,537 people signing on in Limerick city, 2,247 in Newcastle West and 1,878 in Kilmallock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Some 2,200 of those signing on are aged 25 or under, and 1,233 of those were men.The number signing on in the city fell by about 1,400 compared to July 2014; this dropped by nearly 400 each in Kilmallock and Newcastle West.The number of women aged under 25 signing on in Limerick increased by nearly 100 since the start of the year.Altogether 30,340 people were signing on in the Mid West in July of this year, among a total of 343,100 people nationwide. News2,000 fewer on live registerBy John Keogh – August 20, 2015 711 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleJason’s final wish is grantedNext articleFree college place for Limerick asylum seeker student Anna John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River ShannonNext articlePregnant Limerick mother died after hospital release Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillefeaturedIrish WaterlimerickWater Charges Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith WisemanMichael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith Wiseman“THE smell off it was putrid, it was like faeces.”This was the description of the gunky water coming from the kitchen tap of Kennedy Park resident Michael Mulcahy this Tuesday afternoon.According to the 56-year-old, who lives on an invalidity pension at his home on the Galvone Road, this is the second time in less than a week that his tap water has turned this murky colour. He turned on his tap around midday and was overwhelmed by the “rancid” stink and pigmentation of the water.“This is not a joke. It happened last Thursday as well and about two months before that too. It is happening far too often. Something needs to be done about it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “You should see the water in my tank in the attic. It is like brown shite. I also took a picture of a glass of water as it was coming out of the tap and it was filled with sediment. The stink off it was unbearable. It is just sickening. I certainly wouldn’t drink the water coming out of the taps.“I let the tap run for about ten minutes and the yellow colour eventually ran out of the water. I had clothes in the washing machine at the time and they were destroyed. The smell was disgusting. I had to put more washing powder in the machine and wash them all over again.Mr Mulcahy, who is opposed to water charges, said he didn’t call Irish Water to register his complaint as he feared this would be misconstrued as him signing up for the utility’s services.“I definitely have no intention of paying water charges. I am totally against them. The water up here is undrinkable and people are sick of the shite that is coming through the taps. It has to be a serious health hazard,” he suggests.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville is now urging anyone having difficulties with Irish Water, but who do not want to contact them directly, to get in touch with him.“I have contacted Irish Water and it seems that repairs were being carried out on the network in Kennedy Park that resulted in the water being contaminated. However, if water works leave the water undrinkable, the residents should at least be warned about this. It is not good enough for people to turn on their taps and find undrinkable, contaminated water,” he said.A statement from Irish Water said that they try to resolve all customer issues in a timely and efficient manner.“However, if we are not made aware of issues it makes investigating them difficult. Customers with any issues in relation to their water supply should contact our contact centre on 1890 278 278.“We are undertaking a national investment programme to address the acknowledged deficiencies in the country’s water infrastructure. €340 million was invested in improving water and wastewater services in 2014 and over €363 million during 2015,” the statement concluded. NewsLocal NewsSomething brown and smelly is coming from the kitchen tapBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 1029 Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
News UpdatesNot Possible To Relax Mandatory 30 Days Notice Period Or To Permit ‘Digital’ Marriage Unless Special Marriage Act Is Amended: Kerala High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Feb 2021 10:45 PMShare This – xUnless the provisions contained in the Special Marriage Act are amended, it would not be possible either to relax the mandatory period of notice or to permit marriage in digital form, the Kerala High Court observed.Justice PV Asha observed thus while dismissing a woman’s plea to permit solemnisation and registration of her marriage on digital platform. She stated that she got…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?LoginUnless the provisions contained in the Special Marriage Act are amended, it would not be possible either to relax the mandatory period of notice or to permit marriage in digital form, the Kerala High Court observed.Justice PV Asha observed thus while dismissing a woman’s plea to permit solemnisation and registration of her marriage on digital platform. She stated that she got married on 15.01.2021 in a private function, but their application seeking registration of their marriage on the ground that they belonged to different religions. They were informed that they have to undergo marriage under the Special Marriage Act. Accordingly, they got notice of intended marriage published under the Act. Thereafter, the woman approached the High Court stating that she has to report in Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, for admission to full time Post Graduate course in Master of Science and Advanced Food Safety in School of Biological Sciences urgently and therefore she is not in a position to wait till the notice period expires. She requested the court either to relax the notice period or to permit solemnisation and registration of her marriage on digital platform.The court referred to various provisions of Special Marriage Act and observed that it would not be possible to observe these procedures online, in the absence of the physical presence of both the parties near the Registering Officer and the witnesses. “The aforesaid provisions would show that the period prescribed for each of the steps leading to the solemnization of marriage warrants strict interpretation and there cannot be any relaxation. The minimum waiting period for a notice should therefore be 30 days. The contention of the petitioner that she does require the marriage to be solemnised only on completion of 30 days but only requires the solemnization on digital mode cannot also be permitted as there is no provision in the Act which permits the same and there is no provision which permits the procedure in digital platform….. I am of the view that unless the provisions contained in the Special Marriage Act are amended, it would not be possible either to relax the mandatory period of notice or to permit marriage in digital form, especially when penal consequences are provided in the Act.”, the judge said while dismissing the writ petition.Mandatory Publication Of Notice Of Intended Marriage Under Special Marriage Act Violates Right To Privacy, Allahabad High Court had heldIn an important judgment delivered last month, Allahabad High Court held that requirement of publication of notice of intended marriage under Section 6 and inviting/entertaining objections under Section 7 of the Special Marriage Act is not mandatory. Justice Vivek Chaudhary observed that making such publication mandatory would invade in the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy, including within its sphere freedom to choose for marriage without interference from state and non-state actors, of the persons concerned.Petition Challenging SMA Provisions pending before Supreme CourtA writ petition challenging provisions of the Special Marriages Act, 1954 in so far as they require the parties to the marriage to establish their private details, open for public scrutiny, before 30 days of intended marriage, is pending before the Supreme Court.Also read: Unconstitutionality Of Publishing Of Marriage Notices Under Special Marriage ActCASE: SHITHA V.K vs. DISTRICT REGISTRAR (GENERAL) [WP(C).No.3421 OF 2021(C)]Click here to Download/Read JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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