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‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Facebook printTCU aims to support all aspects of students’ lives, including their spiritual development, but members of Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) have some limitations, especially when it comes to filling positions of leadership for represented denominations on campus, including the Catholic community.Catholic individuals make up 33 percent of the student population who claimed a religious preference, said the Rev. Angela Kaufman, TCU’s campus minister.According to the 2018 Fact Book, there are more than 2,300 Catholic students at TCU.Despite these statistics, there has not been a dedicated Catholic priest on campus since 2017.The previous Catholic priest who served TCU was Rev. James Wilcox. The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth reassigned him in 2017. Before Wilcox, the Rev. Charles Calabrese served as the Catholic campus chaplain, leaving in 2015.Originally on loan from a diocese in Ohio just for one year, Calabrese was permitted to stay on campus for 30 years.“Even the people that weren’t Catholic that I knew, they admired him and respected him just because he had been there for so long,” said Jake Harris, who graduated from TCU in 2014. “He was like an institution.”Harris said his relationship with Calabrese grew when they were working together to plan the Awakening retreats. Harris, who converted to Catholicism during his time at TCU, said he admired the priest’s ability to be committed to the task at hand while at the same time being available to talk with students.The Rev. Todd Boling, TCU’s senior associate chaplain, worked with Calabrese for four years and said he was dedicated to his work, sometimes staying on campus later than any other religious officials.“Father Charlie always did a great job of listening, of being present to what the person might be bringing to him and offering the simplest form of wisdom available — but it felt like the most profound thing you’d ever heard,” Boling said.Boling said the two priests had different styles of delivering mass; Calabrese had a more relaxed approach, and Wilcox had a more traditional method, something he said attracted different types of students.Wilcox also was passionate about helping students understand the Catholic doctrine and he played a role in making adoration more prevalent across campus, Kaufman said.The reasons why both Wilcox and Calabrese left TCU are private canonical matters only the bishop knows, said Marlon De La Torre, the department director of evangelization and catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. De La Torre is responsible for overseeing campus ministries, including coordinating with campus officials.While RSL has requested a Catholic campus minister, it is not responsible for finding a priest.De La Torre said the Rev. Michael Fors Olson, the bishop of the diocese, will decide whom to assign to TCU and whether that person would be a full-time or part-time chaplain.He added that positions at parishes are filled before positions at campus ministries and while he does not know when the bishop will decide which priest will be assigned to TCU, appointments for campus ministries are usually made in the spring and go into effect the following fall. He thinks it is unlikely a new priest will be assigned to TCU before next fall.Boling, who oversees the process of vetting campus ministers at TCU, said the process of adding a new religious minister to the TCU community includes background checks and Title IX training, among other steps.Kaufman added that not every denomination or faith group that approaches TCU with a new minister is accepted; it depends on the needs of the campus community.While there is not a dedicated clergy member, a couple of priests from local parishes come to campus to hear confession from students and fulfill other duties that can only be performed by ordained men.Catholics in the TCU community can still attend mass on campus. They also have access to the Newman Center, a place for prayer, fellowship, studying and taking the Eucharist. Tom Centarri, the director of campus ministry, said the Newman Center is open to all students, not just Catholics.Centarri, who is serving his fourth year on campus, said his job changed when Wilcox left. For example, Centarri had to start contacting local parishes when they needed food for events. Since this was one of Wilcox’s responsibilities, Centarri said he did not have the connections Wilcox did.Centarri added that learning to cope without a priest has been difficult but that the students have been successful at taking up leadership positions.Senior business information systems and supply chain management double major and co-president of TCU Catholic Ryan Lewright said he taught an apologetics class for two years.The purpose of the class is to instruct Catholics about how to defend their faith, Lewright said.Lewright said not having anyone to hear confessions is one of the hardest parts of the absence of a dedicated priest on campus.The co-president said if there were a priest, perhaps there could be more opportunities to go to mass; currently, mass is held once in the morning and once in the evening on Sundays, but students in Greek organizations often are unable to attend the later service.Junior entrepreneurial management major Adriana Facchina is another student involved in TCU Catholic and the local Catholic community. She taught an apologetics class for one year, serves as a mentor for high school students at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth and regularly attends mass and a Bible study.Facchina said they have four retreats every year, and although priests come for as long as they can, it would be better to have a priest who could stay throughout the retreat. 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United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organized crimeImprisonedWomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence February 3, 2020 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organized crimeImprisonedWomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence News Follow the news on United Kingdom April 20, 2020 – Updated on April 21, 2020 RSF Index 2020: UK ranking declines following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee Dispatch: One year after the killing of Lyra McKee, press freedom remains under threat in Northern Ireland News Reports UK: Banning of journalists from Downing Street press briefing latest worrying move by Boris Johnson’s new government News The UK has dropped two places to 35th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF’s) 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published today. Although the UK government played a key role in promoting media freedom globally, its efforts were undermined by domestic developments, including the murder of Lyra McKee and active threats to the safety of journalists in Northern Ireland, and the detention of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces possible extradition to the US. to go further Organisation April 16, 2020 Find out more In 2019, the UK co-hosted the inaugural Global Conference for Media Freedom and co-founded the Media Freedom Coalition, which were significant steps in the global promotion of media freedom. However a number of domestic concerns undermined the UK’s international leadership role and resulted in the decline in ranking in the 2020 Index.The murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 18 April 2019 marked a staggering low point for press freedom in the UK, where a journalist had not been killed in the line of duty since the assassination of Martin O’Hagan in September 2001. Journalists who cover organised crime and paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland continued to face serious threats to their safety.Although the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced in July it would establish a National Committee for the Safety of Journalists and a National Action Plan on Safety of Journalists, no apparent progress was made towards launching these initiatives.The sentencing of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to a disproportionate jail term of 50 weeks for breaking bail also marred the UK’s press freedom record in 2019, as did the Home Office’s decision to green light the US extradition request. Assange remained in custody at the high security Belmarsh Prison despite widespread international concern for his health and safety, including by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.“With coronavirus and other converging crises presenting unprecedented threats to press freedom globally, it is more important than ever for democratic states to lead by example. The UK should be performing better on the World Press Freedom Index, and must address these domestic concerns as a matter of priority. Concrete steps should be taken to ensure the safety of journalists in the wake of Lyra McKee’s murder, and Julian Assange should be released – and certainly not extradited to the US”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.RSF also noted concern over problematic provisions of counter-terrorism and crime legislation adopted in 2019, as well as the pursuit by the London Metropolitan Police of the publication of leaked information from diplomatic cables as a criminal matter.Notes to editors:Before its decline to 35th in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, the UK had risen seven places in the 2019 Index, bringing it to 33rd after spending the previous two years ranked at 40th.For more information on the press freedom situation in Northern Ireland, read RSF’s report following a research mission in March 2020.For more information on the press freedom implications of the case against Julian Assange, read RSF’s analysis after monitoring the first week of his US extradition hearing at the Woolwich Crown Court in February 2020.UK press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected]
HAVING been earlier refused bail, a Limerickman appeared at the District Court in connection with an alleged burglary matter after he was arrested on foot of a separate bench warrant issued by the Criminal Courts of Justice at Cloverhill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Charges of the theft of a mobile phone at Abrakebabra restaurant on O’Connell Street, on July 13, were also before the court, where it is alleged that the accused, Lee McNamara, approached the counter and stole the phone, valued at €450, after he allegedly forced open the door at 9am, while cleaning staff were working inside.On July 16 last, Gardai attended the reports of a break-in at Johnsgate Village where the defendant was spotted exiting a premises through a broken window.McNamara, aged 23, and described in court as “homeless,” was arrested by gardai and made admissions to bwweing on the premises. No property was stolen in the incident.A third charge relating to public order offences was also before the court where it was given in evidence that on June 17 last, the accused was intoxicated on Cruises Street, and was stopping members of the public asking for cigarettes. McNamara had 17 previous convictions and received an eight month prison sentence in January for Road Traffic Offences, and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle and associated charges.In mitigation for the accused, Sarah Ryan solicitor, said that her client was taking shelter from bad weather when he was seen at the address in Johnsgate and was of the belief that it was a simple trespassing charge of the unoccupied house.It was also added that the McNamara was in fact homeless, and that the address given was a family home that he did not reside at. McNamara, who was in custody since the previous Sunday, entered an early plea.Judge Eamon O’Brien jailed him for nine months. Previous articleLimerick lose bravely in Croke ParkNext articleCharges struck out against father and daughter admin Facebook Twitter Email WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsSentenced to nine months on burglary chargeBy admin – August 2, 2011 691
Previous: How Did Refis Impact the 2008 Financial Crisis? Next: Is Housing Ready for a Rebound? Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fewer Renters Planning to Buy a Home Baby Boomers First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Generation X Homebuyers Millennials rental market Renters Single Family Rental 2018-04-09 Krista Franks Brock Amid heightened concern for housing affordability and overall rental satisfaction, renting has become increasingly favored among some segments of the population in the United States. Among renters, 67 percent say they believe renting is currently more affordable than owning a home, and 66 percent say they are satisfied with their rental experience, according to research released by Freddie Mac Multifamily.Freddie Mac Multifamily reported in its “Profile of Today’s Renter” that 55 percent of renters say they believe their next residence will be a rental, according to the survey. The percentage of renters who say they have no interest in owning a home is also on the rise, climbing three percentage points up to 20 percent from Freddie Mac’s previous survey in August 2017 to its most recent survey conducted in February. The preference is notably more pronounced among older generations. Just seven percent of millennials stated they had no interest in owning a home, while 19 percent of Generation X renters and 35 percent of baby boomer renters reported the same sentiment. “Indeed, we are witnessing a historic shift in preference among older Americans, as they increasingly are choosing the size, convenience, and affordability that renting offers over ownership,” said David Brickman, EVP and Head of Freddie Mac Multifamily. Suburban renters are the most likely to express a desire to own a home, with just 18 percent saying they have no desire, compared to 21 percent of both rural and urban renters. The shift appears to be the result of a perceived decline in affordability.“Perceptions of affordability and cost continue to play an outsized role in the choices of America’s renters, as they overwhelmingly see renting as more affordable and the right choice for them—right now,” Brickman said. In all, 67 percent of renters who plan to continue renting cite financial reasons for their choice, an increase from 59 percent two years ago. Millennial renters were the most likely to cite financial reasons as their reason to continue renting in the future, although financial concerns are on the rise among all three generations surveyed. Seventy-four percent of millennials who plan to continue renting said financial reasons drove their decision, up from 59 percent in 2016. Sixty-five percent of Generation X renters who plan to continue renting will do so for financial reasons, up from 63 percent in 2016. Finally, 62 percent of baby boomers cited that rationale, up from 58 percent in 2016. Renters in the West are feeling the effects of rising home prices and rent prices most acutely. Fifty-one percent of Western renters stated that owning a home has become more difficult over the past three years, compared with 43 percent in the Northeast, 36 percent in the South, and 27 percent in the Midwest. Furthermore, 64 percent of those surveyed in the West say rent increases have caused them to spend less on other essentials, which is a full nine percentage points higher than in any other region, according to Freddie Mac’s research. Despite these challenges, renters on the West Coast are more likely than those in other regions to remain in their current rental rather than move after experiencing an increase in rent, with 71 percent saying they will not move, compared with 63 percent in the Midwest, 58 percent in the South, and 67 percent in the Northeast. Renters claim to be largely satisfied with their rental experience, according to the Freddie Mac data. The most recent survey found 66 percent of renters reporting satisfaction, up 6 percentage points from the previous survey in August 2017.“Renter satisfaction remains high, but the continued shortage of supply and growing demand means more renters are looking at cost than ever before,” Brickman said. In fact, in a companion survey from GfK Custom Research revealing mobility trends among renters, 64 percent of renters stated price was the most important factor for them when choosing their next home, significantly more than the 36 percent who said location was their top priority. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. 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News UpdatesTrial Judges Do Not Have Absolute Discretion To Prune Or Reject List Of Witnesses Submitted By Accused: Kerala High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jan 2021 2:03 AMShare This – xThe trial Judges do not have absolute discretion to prune or reject the list of witnesses submitted by the accused, the Kerala High Court observed in a judgment delivered on Monday.Justice VG Arun observed that the trial court is empowered to interfere with only when the court is convinced that the application seeking issuance of summons is submitted for the purpose of vexation or delay or…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 trial Judges do not have absolute discretion to prune or reject the list of witnesses submitted by the accused, the Kerala High Court observed in a judgment delivered on Monday.Justice VG Arun observed that the trial court is empowered to interfere with only when the court is convinced that the application seeking issuance of summons is submitted for the purpose of vexation or delay or for defeating the ends of justice.The court also observed that the possibility of annoyance to the witness sought to be examined, or to prosecution witness already examined, is not a ground for refusing to summon that witness.In this case, the accused filed witness lists and sought issuance of summons to those witnesses. This was objected to by the prosecution stating that the attempt was to protract the proceedings and to cause annoyance to the witnesses. The Trial Court rejected the prayer for issuance of process to the only witness in Annexure A2 and three of the witnesses in Annexure A3. Regarding the sole witness listed in Annexure A2, the Court observed that the said witness being the wife of PW4, an independent witness, her testimony is not necessary to prove the defence plea. The Court also observed that the attempt of the accused is not bona fide and the witness is cited for the purpose of causing annoyance to PW4. Regarding Annexure 3 list, the court observed that they are unnecessary to prove the defence plea and their examination would only result in procrastination.The High Court, referring to Section 233(3) Cr.P.C, observed thus:A careful reading of the Section shows that the court is bound to issue process for compelling the attendance of witnesses, unless the court is of the opinion that the application for summoning the witnesses ought to be refused on the ground that it is made for the purpose of vexation or delay or for defeating the ends of justice. The adversarial system confer the accused with the indefeasible right to cross examine the prosecution witnesses and to let in defence evidence. This indefeasible right cannot be denied lightly. The right to fair trial includes fair and proper opportunities allowed by law to prove the innocence of the accused. Adducing evidence in support of the defence is such an opportunity. Denial of that opportunity means denial of fair trial. It is essential that rules of procedure designed to ensure justice should be scrupulously followed.The prosecution placed reliance on the decisions in Arivazhagan v. State [2000 KHC 537/ (2000)3 SCC 328] and Santhosh Kumar v. State of Kerala [2016(5) KHC 709] to contend that the Trial Court has power to determine whether the application for examination of witnesses filed should be accepted or not. The court, in this context, observed:”The decisions in Arivazhagan or Santhosh Kumar cannot be understood to have held that the trial Judges have absolute discretion to prune or reject the list of witnesses submitted by the accused. 14. Going by the plain meaning of the words in Section 233(3) and the settled legal position, the trial court is empowered to interfere with only when the court is convinced that the application seeking issuance of summons is submitted for the purpose of vexation or delay or for defeating the ends of justice. In my considered opinion, the petitioner cannot be attributed with any such intention in having filed Annexures A2 and A3 and hence the interference with the list as per Annexure A5 order cannot be sustained.”CASE: ANTONY ROSARIO FERNANDO vs. STATE OF KERALA [Crl.MC.No.19 OF 2021] CORAM: JUSTICE VG ARUNCOUNSEL: ADV J.R.PREM NAVAZ, ADV.C.K.SURESHClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
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