Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm response [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the response efforts of the Episcopal dioceses of Louisiana and Western Louisiana following storms that knocked out power and caused widespread flooding across the state. Both dioceses are working through local churches and community ministries to care for vulnerable people and assist with needs such as food, fuel, temporary housing and supplies to clean and repair damaged homes and other property.“The churches in Louisiana and Western Louisiana have been incredibly resourceful and thoughtful about assembling their flood responses,” said Katie Mears, director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s U.S. Disaster Program. “They have done a fantastic job of identifying where they have local connections or community resources that can be used to assist people in need.”The early March storm system began in the Gulf of Mexico and caused a series of tornadoes in Texas before moving east and settling over northern Louisiana, where it dumped up to 24 inches of rain over a five-day period. In southern Louisiana, the area north of Lake Ponchartrain received between 12 and 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours over March 10-11. Flash flooding was widespread, and rivers reached 10-20 feet above flood stage, swamping areas as far as a mile on either side and damaging vehicles and property. Thousands of people evacuated or were rescued from their homes, often by boat as roads became impassable. At least six people died across the region due to the storms.In the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, congregations in Hammond, Covington and Bogalusa are leveraging ministries, relationships and community resources to aid those in need. In Hammond, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church’s ongoing ministry with Meals on Wheels enabled quick assessment of 30 elderly households, and support from Episcopal Relief & Development enabled the church to provide tarps and other materials to prevent further home damage. Christ Church in Covington is able to offer assistance and referrals to community services because of their connections through programs that serve at-risk children. St. Matthew’s in Bogalusa has mobilized members with deep community relationships to help assemble a list of families with outstanding needs, in order to supply gift cards for food, fuel and repairs. Christ Church is also working with the Bogalusa paper mill’s employee assistance coordinator to identify additional families in need of temporary housing and other aid.“We have churches throughout the flooded area – active, engaged congregations with good leadership,” said Deacon Elaine Clements, Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. “The new senior warden of St. Matthew’s is an attorney in town who has been working with the mayor’s office on rescue and relief, and the congregation in Hammond has a member who is a social worker and is connected to community organizations. It’s hard to overstate how vital our members and relationships are in disaster response.”In the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, church leaders have aided local officials by assessing the needs of residents around their parishes. The primary needs are for cleaning and repair supplies, as well as temporary housing for those whose homes are not currently livable. Day shelters for homeless individuals in Shreveport and Monroe, which are supported by local Episcopal churches, are able to assist those who are temporarily without housing, as well as provide outreach to regular clients who may be experiencing greater vulnerability due to the storm. Stephen’s Ministries in several congregations are able to assist displaced people with emotional support and pastoral care.“Our clergy and parishioners have been incredibly helpful in communicating and coordinating with local government and disaster response agencies,” said Deacon Lois Maberry, disaster coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. “This has allowed individuals to be directed to community resources that are offering aid, helping them to cope with this tragedy.”Episcopal Relief & Development will continue to work with dioceses across the impacted region to assess how church resources and connections can be leveraged to aid those most vulnerable.Please pray for people impacted by these most recent storms, and for those who are providing urgently needed care and assistance. To support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response, please donate to the US Disaster Response Fund. 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Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged…

first_imgCllr Maurice QuinlivanA SINN Féin bill that would see money seized by CAB put back into disadvantaged communities passed first stage in the Dáil today.Speaking on the issue Limerick Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan said: Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The vast majority of the money seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau has been extracted from the communities in which the criminals have been active. Too often these are the most disadvantaged communities in the state and often suffer the most from criminal activity.  These assets must be returned to these communities. These communities, some of them in my own constituency, have been devastated by the impact of crime and it is only right that assets seized in the course of these CAB operations are re-invested in them.”The Limerick TD continued: “Sinn Féin has always advocated that any money seized by CAB should be put back into communities to build resilience and to enhance existing community services. My colleague, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, first raised this over 10 years ago. I had a motion to this effect when I was on Limerick Council in 2014.”“In 2019 the Criminal Assets Bureau seized almost €65 million in cash and assets. This is a huge increase on previous years and is very welcome news. These seizures send an important signal to those considering nefarious activities. Crime doesn’t pay. Parts of Limerick have been devastated by the impact of crime. Too many lives have been lost, too many families have been torn apart by drug use over the years.”“If passed, this bill would require the Minister for Finance to carry out a review of the financial supports required for disadvantaged communities affected by crime, and to reinvest the money generated through the seizure of assets by CAB in those communities. This should be done with a view to alleviating the impact of crime and enhancing crime prevention measures. If enacted I believe this bill could be a game changer for many communities.”“This money invested in our communities needs to be on top of allocated resources, and not seen as a replacement. Building community resilience is vital. Drug tasks forces, family resource centres, youth organisations, unemployment services, sports clubs and others who work in disadvantaged areas should benefit from this fund. In Limerick for example, the drugs and alcohol forum have seen no increase in funding for over 10 years.Deputy Quinlivan continued:  “Some working-class areas of Limerick have been absolutely ravaged with this problem. As recently as this week, the Gardaí have made significant seizures of drugs and money in Limerick. We need to ensure that money seized by CAB goes to the right places, such as addiction services and interventions in areas affected.”“I am fed up with criminal gangs forcing Limerick parents, grandparents and siblings to pay off debts that end up being significantly higher than the initial money when the debt started. I am fed up with the disdain of these criminals and how they flaunt their wealth while holding vibrant communities’ hostage.” “These gangs can replace the runners and low-level dealers when they are charged, but it is much harder for them to replace and maintain the assets and earnings that they gain from their criminal activities.” Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Linkedin Twitter Previous articleNew Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in IrelandNext articleCoroner calls for national database of unidentified remains after inquest hears family of missing Denis Walsh were unaware his remains were stored in hospital mortuary for 18 years before being buried in communal grave Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMaurice Quinlivan TD Email LimerickNewsPoliticsSinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stageBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2021 266 last_img read more

Allahabad HC Asks Govt To File Reply In Plea Seeking Arrangement For Conjugal Visits To Prison Inmates With Social Distancing Norms [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Asks Govt To File Reply In Plea Seeking Arrangement For Conjugal Visits To Prison Inmates With Social Distancing Norms [Read Order] Akshita Saxena1 Jun 2020 10:21 PMShare This – xThe Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday issued notice on a petition seeking a direction to the Uttar Pradesh Government to make arrangements for meeting of inmates with their deponents, family members, friends and lawyers, while ensuring the guidelines of social distancing and sanitization. A bench comprising of Justices Anil Kumar and Manish Mathur has issued notice…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 Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday issued notice on a petition seeking a direction to the Uttar Pradesh Government to make arrangements for meeting of inmates with their deponents, family members, friends and lawyers, while ensuring the guidelines of social distancing and sanitization. A bench comprising of Justices Anil Kumar and Manish Mathur has issued notice to the Government asking them to file a counter affidavit within a period of ten days. The PIL has been filed by one Shivam Pandey through Advocate Pranjal Krishna, also praying for a direction to the Government to devise a proper mechanism to ensure social distancing and sanitization norms, along-with other such safety measures, so as to prevent the spread of Corona virus in the prisons. They had contended that such measures are essential to uphold the Fundamental Rights of the inmates, as guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. During the course of hearing through video conferencing, the Government Advocates Anand Shikha and SK Singh had raised issues as to the maintainability of the PIL. Keeping this in mind, the court has given them the liberty to raise such objections in the counter affidavit, as directed to be filed within 10 days. The court has further ordered that after receiving a copy of the counter affidavit, the petitioner shall file a rejoinder affidavit within a period of three days. The matter is now listed for hearing on June 15. Case Details: Case Title: Shivam Pandey v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: PIL (Crl) No. 8206/2020 Quorum: Justice Anil Kumar and Justice Manish Mathur Appearance: Advocate Pranjal Krishna (for Petitioner); Government Advocates Anand Shikha and SK Singh (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

O’Connell dreading life after BOD

first_img Legendary centre O’Driscoll will break Ireland’s all-time caps record by earning his 129th in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland in Dublin on Sunday. The 35-year-old Leinster star is already Ireland’s all-time leading try-scorer with 46, and will no doubt be hunting 50 before he hangs up his boots. Ireland captain O’Connell has signed a new Munster contract that will push him until 2016, the 34-year-old eyeing World Cup action in England next year. Admitting both he and O’Driscoll are running out of tape and sticking plaster to hold their battered bodies together, O’Connell is expecting a big final tournament from Ireland’s former captain. “Brian has so much experience at this stage, his body seems to be in great shape,” said O’Connell. “The two of us are generally first out to warm up these days because it takes us a bit longer to get going than everyone else! “So we have a chat on our own while we’re waiting for everyone else to come out. “But he’s on great form and really looking forward to it. “It’s tough to think what it will be like without him. “Obviously he’s a fantastic player but the confidence he gives to people around him as well, even to the forward pack is massive for the team, and it’s going to be a big loss to the team.” Paul O’Connell cannot imagine life without Brian O’Driscoll, but is relieved Ireland do not have to find out what it will be like until next season. Press Association Ulster’s 22-year-old centre Luke Marshall replaces 75-cap stalwart Gordon D’Arcy in Ireland’s midfield on Sunday, to operate alongside O’Driscoll. O’Connell said Ireland see no reason to blood youngsters and build for the future if they can tilt towards a first Six Nations title since the 2009 Grand Slam. “Luke will definitely show what he can do this weekend, and it’s a good call from Joe (Schmidt),” said O’Connell. “But any time you are in the Six Nations you select your strongest team, that’s what Joe has done this week and that’s what he’ll do throughout the tournament. “So if Brian O’Driscoll’s available for the entire championship, I want him out there, and I’m sure everyone else will too. “Brian will definitely want to be out there, that’s for sure.” Ireland head coach Schmidt hopes O’Driscoll can transfer his confidence in training to Europe’s premier international tournament, starting on Sunday. “Brian’s been almost effervescent really, there’s a real spring in his step,” said Schmidt. “We hope that factors onto the field on Sunday. “He’s pretty understated on the fact he will be Ireland’s most-capped Test player. “I know to him every one of those caps is incredibly special. “He will be 100 per cent ready by Sunday.” last_img read more