BP to launch $20bn sale of stake in Prudhoe Bay oil field

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ICC WTC Final: New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson to join county…

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper By Kunal Dhyani – June 11, 2021 WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket ICC WTC Final: New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson to join county side Surrey after WTC final on short-term contract ICC WTC Final: New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson signs short-term contract with county side Surrey, to join after WTC final ICC WTC Final: New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has signed a short-term contract until mid-July with Surrey County Cricket Club in the County Championship. The Kiwi youngster will join the county side after the completion of the ICC WTC Final against India.Kyle Jamieson, who has been rested for the 2nd Test against England, will join Surrey for their T20 Blast 2021 match against Middlesex on June 25. He will be available for both T20 and first-class formats. The Kiwi He will also play the final two games in the group stage of the County Championship against Hampshire (July 4-7) and Somerset (July 11-14). This will be his first time playing in English domestic cricket. WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Ravindra Jadeja comes in after Jamieson dismisses Rishabh Pant; IND 161/5; follow Live Updates Formula 1 Cricket Cricket TAGSCounty ChampionshipENG VS NZICC WTC FinalKyle JamiesonKyle Jamieson CountyKyle Jamieson IPL 2021 SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Also Read: ENG vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson sends strong warning to India ahead of WTC Finals; Watch video“I’m really excited to get the chance to play some county cricket after the New Zealand tour. Originally, I didn’t think this opportunity would be possible with the schedule this year, but with how things have unfolded it’s great to be able to join Surrey and experience both T20 and first-class cricket,” Kyle Jamieson said.ICC WTC Final: Kyle Jamieson has made a fantastic start to his international career. Since making his Test debut against India last year, the 6ft 8” seamer has a Test average of 15.15, with 39 wickets from just seven matches. He also has scored a half-century in Test (51*) against West Indies. In wider first-class cricket, he has almost equal averages – 21.51 with the ball and 21.13 with the bat.His impressive performances for New Zealand attracted the attention of IPL franchises, with Jamieson eventually signing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs 15 Crore, the fourth-highest price ever paid in the competition for an overseas player.Also Read: IPL 2021: RCB’s Kyle Jamieson reveals his struggle to live up to expectations after bagging Rs 15 crore price tagICC WTC Final: “Playing county cricket is something I’ve always wanted to do in my career, so to have the chance to do so now is awesome. I’ve heard a lot of great things about county cricket, particularly T20 Blast nights at The Kia Oval, and can’t wait to take up the opportunity with Surrey to continue to learn and grow whilst trying my best to contribute to the teams’ success,” Kyle Jamieson said.The new signing comes after Australian Sean Abbott was forced to return home after damaging his hamstring on his debut for Surrey last month and pace bowler Kemar Roach went back to the West Indies for South Africa series.Also Read in Hindi: ICC WTC Final: टीम इंडिया ने वर्ल्ड टेस्ट चैंपियनशिप की तैयारी शुरू की, VIDEO आया सामनेICC WTC Final: “Kyle is a top-quality cricketer and we very much look forward to him joining us when his commitments with New Zealand have finished,” Alec Stewart, Surrey’s Director of Cricket, said.However, before he joins Surrey, New Zealand will bank on his bowling against Virat Kohli & Co in the ICC WTC Final starting June 18. 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La Cámara de Obispos deja Taiwán con ‘corazones y mentes…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET La Cámara de Obispos deja Taiwán con ‘corazones y mentes expandidos’ La reunión de siete días en Taipéi muestra que ‘no hay diócesis demasiado pequeñas ni que queden demasiado lejos’ El coro de la Cámara de Obispos y sus cónyuges ensaya antes de la eucaristía del 23 de septiembre, día de la clausura de la reunión de la Cámara en Taipéi. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Taipéi, Taiwán] Miembros de la Cámara de Obispos están saliendo de la reunión celebrada aquí con una visión más amplia del ministerio de las iglesias Episcopal y Anglicana en Asia.“Esta reunión ha ofrecido abundantes oportunidades de expandir nuestra visión de lo que es posible mientras participamos en la misión de Dios”, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori en una declaración por escrito que se dio a conocer al término de la reunión que se extendió del 17 al 23 de septiembre, la primera reunión de la Cámara en Asia.“Hemos creado nuevas relaciones con nuestros asociados en Hong Kong, Japón, Corea, las Filipinas y con nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Taiwán”, expresó ella. “Hemos descubierto nuevas interpretaciones de los viejos relatos y nuevas perspectivas teológicas que se arraigan en diferentes partes de la creación de Dios. Con corazones y mentes expandidas, nos reconocemos parte de un organismo mucho más grande y con vínculos más profundos de lo que imaginábamos”.Jefferts Schori calificó la hospitalidad de la diócesis anfitriona de Taiwán como “medida llena, apretada y desbordante” [Lucas 6:38].“Que Dios siga bendiciendo abundantemente a esta parte de la Iglesia Episcopal”, afirmó ella.Poco después de concluida la reunión de Taipéi, Jefferts Schori daba a conocer en un comunicado que había decidido no presentarse a elecciones por un segundo período como Obispa Primada.Dean Wolfe, obispo de la Diócesis de Kansas y vicepresidente de la Cámara de Obispos, dijo en su declaración que “todos nosotros que tenemos feligreses de Asia hemos adquirido una comprensión más profunda del contexto del cual provienen nuestros hermanos y hermanas y un mayor aprecio por el testimonio cristiano a lo largo de la cuenca del Pacífico”.Wolfe también abordó el tema de la razón para viajar a Taiwán. “Hemos hecho un largo viaje y hemos gastado no poco dinero para venir a Taiwán a reforzar un principio que nos es caro, que cada diócesis es un miembro esencial de nuestra familia en la fe y que ninguna diócesis es demasiado pequeña ni queda demasiado lejos”, señaló.Diane Jardine Bruce, obispa sufragánea de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, y secretaria auxiliar de la Cámara, se hacía eco de ese sentir al decir que “con la creciente comunidad asiática en Estados Unidos, especialmente en la costa occidental, incluida mi diócesis de Los Ángeles, el tener un conocimiento y un testimonio de primera mano del contexto y el contenido del ministerio y la misión, podemos abordar de manera más directa nuestras mutuas necesidades”.Y el obispo Todd Ousley de Michigan Oriental, copresidente del Comité de Planificación de la Cámara, evocó la descripción que hiciera el día antes el arzobispo Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu de cómo la Iglesia Anglicana de Japón (Nippon Sei Ko Kai) se había comprometido a laborar en pro de la paz y la reconciliación, basándose en el arrepentimiento.“Me voy de esta reunión teniendo presente que ser un apóstol, alguien que es enviado, e invitar a otros a que envíen personas a proclamar el mensaje de paz y reconciliación de Dios, no debe consistir en precipitarse a la acción con actividades y programas”, dijo Ousley. “Debemos comenzar más bien con un autoexamen y con las acciones espirituales del arrepentimiento que fundamenta nuestro mensaje y le presta integridad. Sólo entonces nuestro mensaje de paz y reconciliación será recibido como la Buena Nueva que en verdad es”.Los textos completos de las cuatro declaraciones de los obispos se encuentran aquí.El obispo de Taiwán, David Jung-Hsin Lai, preside la eucaristía de clausura el 23 de septiembre en la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en Taipéi. La Rda. Stephanie Spellers y el Rdo. Simón Bautista Betances, capellanes de los obispos, asistieron en la eucaristía. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.También en el día de la clausuraDurante una reunión de trabajo el 23 de septiembre, la última de las siete jornadas del encuentro, los obispos le pidieron a Jefferts Schori que consultara con el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, “y buscara modos en que [lo miembros de] la Comunión pudieran ser agentes de la paz” en la situación rápidamente cambiante que conlleva la militancia islámica y sus amenazas a los cristianos y a otras personas. Jefferts Schori dijo que ella hablaría con Welby dentro de unas pocas semanas y le transmitiría la inquietud de la Cámara.Más tarde en la reunión de trabajo de esa sesión, Clifton Daniel, obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Pensilvania, presentó una moción de que la Cámara de Obispos “expresara su gratitud a nuestra Obispa Primada por su testimonio, su vida y su ministerio como nuestra obispa presidente y deseándole buena suerte mientras el desempeño de su cargo continúa”.“¿Hay algún debate al respecto?”, preguntó Jefferts Schori provocando risas. “Esto me resulta embarazoso”.El vicepresidente Wolfe intervino para decir: Todos aquellos que estén a favor, manifiéstenlo diciendo…” sólo para verse interrumpido por los obispos que se levantaron a aplaudir.Antes de la reunión de trabajo, la cámara se reunió de manera informal, tiempo en el cual los obispos, individualmente, pusieron al día a sus colegas de los asuntos actuales en sus vidas y diócesis. He aquí algunos de esos comentarios:Presentándose como “el obispo de Ferguson”, Wayne Smith, de la Diócesis de Misurí,le dijo a la Cámara que la muerte a tiros de Michael Brown el 9 de agosto, que tenía una connotación racial, así como los disturbios que trajo como secuela en esa comunidad, tenían profundas raíces. “La ciudad y el condado de San Luis son un caos, pero hemos estado mucho tiempo para llegar hasta ahí”, dijo, y explicó que cuando los colonos franceses criollos llegaron a lo que ahora es San Luis hace 250 años trajeron consigo a unos 30 esclavos. Desde el comienzo, agregó, “la cultura dominante ha sido la de tratar de privar a los afroamericanos de su personalidad, y la cultura dominante ha prevalecido y la cultura dominante ha ganado”. Smith recordó que Dred Scott, de quien el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. dijo en 1857 que no era ni libre ni ciudadano, está enterrado a tres millas de Ferguson. “El medio de robar a los afrodescendientes de su ciudadanía aún existe y se sigue aplicando muy bien en la ciudad y el condado de San Luis”, siguió diciendo Smith. “La opresión continúa”. Él le dijo a los obispos que los comentarios acerca del carácter de Brown, positivos o negativos, no son útiles. “Lo que es importante para las personas que se ven como yo… es salirle al encuentro a la ira de la comunidad en esa secuela y guardar silencio. Tenemos mucho que aprender de esa ira —no de la violencia, pero sí de la ira. La ira está ahí y hay una razón para esa ira, acumulada por 250 años” Smith dijo que se sentía orgulloso de los episcopales, tanto clérigos como laicos, de la diócesis y de fuera, que respondieron a “esta herida a nuestra vida colectiva”.Mark Beckwith, obispo de la Diócesis de Newark, reportó que había hablado a menudo con el arzobispo liberiano Jonathan Hart acerca de la epidemia de ébola que está devastando su país. “La economía que, para empezar, estaba en una situación muy precaria se ha ido a pique debido a esto”, dijo Bekwith, haciendo notar que todas las escuelas están cerradas, incluida la Universidad [diocesana] de Cuttington que tiene la mayor escuela de enfermería de Liberia. Cierto número de los graduados de Cuttington ha muerto durante el brote, añadió [el reportaje de ENS puede encontrarse aquí.]. “Las iglesias están abiertas y están ofreciendo cultos con precauciones de seguridad que no habían experimentado antes”, explicó Bekwith. Durante los 20 años de guerra civil la gente sabía quién era el enemigo, le dijo Hart a Beckwith. Con el ébola “el enemigo” no es tan obvio y, dijo Beckwith “la gente está acusando a otros en pueblos y aldeas de ser portadores de la enfermedad de manera que los disturbios sociales están descontrolados”. La epidemia “trasciende lo que cualquier diócesis individual puede hacer” en lo que respecta a ayuda material, agregó Beckwith, para concluir diciendo: El problema es tan masivo que son nuestras oraciones lo que él [el obispo Hart] más nos pide”.Jean Zaché Duracin, el obispo de Haití, le dijo a la Cámara que su país todavía está tratando de recuperarse del devastador terremoto de 2010. “Se han hecho algunos esfuerzos, pero no han sido suficientes para darle al pueblo haitiano una verdadera esperanza”, apuntó. La lucha política, la falta de infraestructura de toda clase, los problemas de educación, de atención sanitaria, de comunicaciones, de electricidad, de desempleo, etc.… Sin embargo, el pueblo haitiano siempre cree en un futuro mejor y es lo que le da alegría aunque sufra”, dijo. En lo que respecta a la diócesis, “siempre hemos dicho que el terremoto no ha destruido a la Iglesia, sino a nuestros edificios. Nuestra comunidad de fe está allí, el amor y la determinación están allí”, afirmó Duracin, añadiendo que todas las iglesias e instituciones diocesanas están funcionando “aunque las dificultades aún siguen presentes”. Con la ayuda de la Iglesia Episcopal, la diócesis ha construido nuevas iglesias y ha reconstruido otras desde el terremoto, especialmente fuera de Puerto Príncipe. La recaudación de fondos para la reconstrucción de la catedral avanza, pero se necesita más dinero, señaló.En respuesta a una pregunta del obispo Prince Singh, de Rochester, acerca del presupuesto para la próxima Conferencia de Lambeth y la especulación respecto a cuándo habrá de celebrarse e incluso si llegará a tener lugar, Jefferts Schori dijo a los obispos que la conferencia probablemente no se celebrará en 2018, lo cual se ajustaría al ciclo tradicional de 10 años de la conferencia. No está teniendo lugar ninguna planificación ni recaudación de fondos para una reunión en 2018, dijo ella. El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby “ha expresado con gran claridad que no va a convocar a una [Conferencia de] Lambeth hasta que esté razonablemente seguro de que la gran mayoría de los obispos asistiría. Eso debe ser precedido por una reunión de los primados en la que la gran mayoría de éstos esté presente”, agregó ella. “Mientras él siga viajando por la Comunión para visitar a esos primados, es improbable que convoque a esa reunión, al menos hasta dentro de un año o probablemente de aquí a 18 meses. Por tanto, creo que para la Conferencia de Lambeth tendríamos en perspectiva 2919, y más probablemente 2020”. Sea cuando fuere, la próxima Conferencia de Lambeth “tendrá un formato muy distinto”, predijo ella. Por ejemplo, es probable que los cónyuges no asistan “debido simplemente a problemas de escala y a problemas contextuales regionales. Los cónyuges de los obispos desempeñan papeles muy distintos en diferentes partes de la Comunión y la opinión de la última [conferencia] fue que no les resultó particularmente útil a los cónyuges”, explicó Jefferts Schori.El 24 de septiembre, algunos obispos se dirigieron a Japón, Hong Kong, Las Filipinas o Corea para continuar informándose acerca de la misión y el ministerio de la Iglesia Anglicana en esos contextos.La reunión tuvo lugar en el Grand Hotel de Taipéi. Algunos obispos han estado enviando mensajes a través de sus blogs acerca de la reunión y de su visita a Taiwán, entre ellos:El obispo de Newark Mark BeckwithLa obispa sufragánea de Los Ángeles Diane Jardine BruceEl obispo de Nevada Dan EdwardsEl obispo de Massachusetts Occidental Douglas FisherLa obispa asistente de Dakota del Norte Carol GallagherEl obispo Doug HahnEl obispo de Rhode Island Nicholas KnisleyEl obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y Ministerios Federales Jay MagnessEl obispo Greg RickelEl obispo de Delaware Wayne WrightOtros han enviado mensajes de Twitter a través del código #HOBFall14. Esos mensajes pueden leerse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Habits of Grace: Our time is in God’s hands

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I just wanted to give you an alert, not a spoiler alert, but just a simple alert that when you listen to this video you will hear in the background the sound of construction at the elementary school on the other side of our backyard. We’ve listened to the video and you can hear it. But I just wanted to let you know that that noise that you hear is remodeling a school so that little children can go to a school that is modern and nice and meet and right so to do. God love you and you keep the faith.I don’t know about you, but one of the things that has been a bit confusing during this pandemic has been sort of a discombobulation or a confusion about what time it is and what day it is. I found myself on more than one occasion just asking someone, “What day is today?” There’s a Psalm in the Hebrew scriptures, Psalm 31. It’s actually quoted in the service of Compline, which is a late night prayer service, and it’s also quoted by Jesus on the cross. It says this:In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;let me never be put to shame:deliver me in your righteousness.And then it goes on and says,(Lord) Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe,for you are my crag and my stronghold;for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me. . .Into your hands I commend my spirit,for you have redeemed me,O Lord, the God of truth.On the cross Jesus quoted this psalm as he commended his life into the hands of the father. Into thy hands I commend my spirit. But as the psalm goes on, later on in the psalm it says, “My times are always in your hand.” It may well be that if we have little reminders as the day goes on, we will have a sense of time not determined by a clock but determined by God.In Psalm 55 the Psalmist says, “In the morning, at noonday and at evening I cry out to you, oh Lord.” Maybe a little habit of grace during this time may be a moment of prayer in the morning, another one at midday, and another in the evening, whether using a prayer book or just a moment to pause and be silent. Whatever way you do it take a moment – morning, midday, evening. Father into thy hands I commend my spirit. For my times are always in your hand.In 1931 a man named Thomas Dorsey composed a hymn, the words of which and the song have been a long-standing favorite with many people. Lyndon Johnson, President Johnson asked for it to be sung at his funeral. Martin Luther King asked that it be sung at his funeral. Mahalia Jackson sang it. Aretha Franklin sang it. B.B. King played it and sang it. Tennessee Ernie Ford sang it. Johnny Cash sang it. It was composed by Thomas Dorsey living in a time when his times were very much discombobulated. His wife died in childbirth, both she and the child died. In his time of grieving he wrote the words of the hymn that say just simply, “Precious Lord take my hand.”My times are in thy hand, oh Lord. Father into thy hands I commend my spirit this morning, in noonday, and in the evening.God love you. God bless you. May God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.Hábitos de gracia, 12 de mayo de 2020: una invitación para ti, del obispo primado CurryMientras aprendemos a ajustar nuestras vidas dada la realidad del coronavirus y atendemos la solicitud de hacer nuestra parte para frenar su propagación practicando el distanciamiento social, les invito a que se unan a mí cada semana para dedicar un momento a cultivar un «hábito de gracia». Una nueva meditación se publicará todos los martes a lo largo del mes de mayo. Estas meditaciones pueden verse en cualquier momento haciendo clic aquí.12 de mayo de 2020:  nuestro tiempo está en la manos de DiosHola a todos los que tengan la amabilidad de mirar y escuchar Hábitos de gracia. Sólo quería alertarlos de algo, no como un aguafiestas, sino tan sólo como una simple advertencia de que, al oír este vídeo, escucharán de fondo el ruido de la construcción en la escuela primaria que está del otro lado de nuestro patio trasero. Hemos oído el vídeo y puede escucharse. Pero sólo quería que supieran que ese ruido que escuchan es el de una escuela que están remodelando para que los niñitos puedan asistir a un colegio que sea moderno y agradable, y necesario. Dios les ama y los guarde en la fe.No sé si les ha pasado a ustedes, pero una de las cosas que ha resultado un poco confusa durante esta pandemia ha sido una especie de desorganización o de confusión respecto a qué hora es y qué día es. Me encontré en más de una ocasión preguntándole a alguien: «¿Qué día es hoy?» Hay un salmo en las Escrituras hebreas, el Salmo 31. En realidad, se cita en el oficio de Completas, que es un oficio de oración nocturno, y también es citado por Jesús en la cruz. Dice así:En ti, oh Señor he esperado;no sea yo avergonzado jamás;líbrame en tu justicia.Y luego prosigue y dice:(Señor) Sé tú mi roca fuerte, y fortaleza para salvarme,porque tú eres mi risco y mi castillo;por tu Nombre me guiarás y me encaminarás. . .En tu mano encomiendo mi espíritu;tu me has redimido,oh Señor, Dios de verdad.En la cruz, Jesús citó este salmo al encomendar su vida a las manos del padre. En tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu. Pero a medida que prosigue el salmo, más adelante dice: «En tu mano está mi destino». Bien puede ser que si tenemos pequeños recordatorios a medida que avanza el día, tendremos un sentido del tiempo no determinado por un reloj, sino determinado por Dios.En el Salmo 55, el salmista dice: «Tarde, mañana y al mediodía, me quejo y lloro, y el oye mi voz». Quizás un pequeño hábito de gracia durante este tiempo puede ser un momento de oración por la mañana, otro al mediodía y otro por la noche, ya sea usando un libro de oraciones o sólo un momento para hacer una pausa y guardar silencio. De cualquier forma que lo hagan, tómense un momento: mañana, mediodía, noche. Padre en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu. Porque mi destino está siempre en tu mano.En 1931, un hombre llamado Thomas Dorsey compuso un himno, cuyas letra y música han sido preferidas de muchos durante mucho tiempo. Lyndon Johnson, el presidente Johnson, pidió que se cantara en su funeral. Martin Luther King pidió que se cantara en su funeral. Mahalia Jackson lo cantó. Aretha Franklin lo cantó. B.B. King lo tocó y lo cantó. Tennessee Ernie Ford lo cantó. Johnny Cash lo cantó. Fue compuesto por Thomas Dorsey que vivió en una época en que su tiempo estaba muy desorganizado. Su esposa murió en el parto, tanto ella como el niño murieron. En su momento de duelo, escribió la letra del himno que dice simplemente: «Señor amado, toma mi mano».Mi destino está en tu mano, oh Señor. Padre, en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu esta mañana, al mediodía y por la noche.Dios les ama. Dios les bendiga. Que Dios nos sostenga a todos en esas todopoderosas manos de amor. Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted May 12, 2020 Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Back to Press Releases Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Habits of Grace: Our time is in God’s hands Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Habits of Grace, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC COVID-19, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Turkey: Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted in political trial

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more News June 12, 2018 Turkey: Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted in political trial News to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe On 7-8 June 2018 ARTICLE 19, International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observed the fifth hearing in the case against eleven journalists and columnists writing for Zaman newspaper at the Serious Crimes Court in Istanbul. The journalists face various coup or terror-related charges, with five facing aggravated life-sentences. In light of the prosecutor’s failure to produce sufficient evidence in this manifestly political case, we call for the acquittal of all defendants and the immediate release of the four who are still being detained.Similarly to the previous hearing held 10-11 May, 7-8 June was scheduled to be the final hearing of the case. However, Şahin Alpay’s final defence statement was not heard and a further hearing was scheduled for 5-6 July, when a verdict is expected. On Thursday, the court heard the defence statements of İbrahim Karayeğen, Lalezer Sanibrahimoğlu and Ali Bulaç. The hearing continued on Friday, with the final defence statements of Ahmet Turan Alkan and Nuriye Ural. Five final defence statements were heard at the previous hearing.Lack of sufficient evidenceThe prosecutor has repeatedly failed to produce sufficient evidence to justify the harsh charges against the defendants.Initial indictmentThe initial indictment presented general information about the Gülen Movement, the organisation the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating the 2016 coup attempt. The indictment explains the movement’s alleged functioning as a terrorist organisation, internal hierarchy and nature of the alleged media arm of the organisation.Incoherent references to defendants are scattered throughout the indictment. In the case of Lalezar İbrahimoğlu, only one sentence in the indictment referred to her column and no other evidence was presented. No evidence against Orhan Kemal Çengiz was presented in the indictment. While additional evidence was included (including more references to articles and columns) in the twelve thousand pages of annexes attached to the indictment, these were not clearly referenced in the indictment, creating an unreasonable task for defendants to produce an adequate defence. This is of particular concern for those who were held in pre-trial detention with restricted access to their lawyers and to computers. ARTICLE 19 and RSF have attended each hearing throughout the trial and confirm that no additional evidence was presented or examined prior to the issuing of the Prosecutor’s final opinion at the 3rd hearing of the trial in April 2018.The Prosecutor’s final opinionThe prosecutor’s final opinion presented charges and what it considered to be evidence against each defendant. However, this opinion merely served to demonstrate even more clearly the lack of substance to the case overall. The prosecutor argues that the defendants’ association with Zaman newspaper is evidence enough of guilt and lists as evidence their articles, columns, social media posts or TV interviews in which they criticised the government and its policies; wrote about government corruption; criticised police investigations against Gülen-affiliated banks, media outlets or civil society organisations. The opinion also states as an argument that the defendants failed to criticise the Gülen movement. For one or two defendants, the prosecutor also delineates evidence unrelated to their freedom of expression, for example possession of tokens alleged to demonstrate affiliation with the Gülen movement. However, this evidence does not appear sufficient to justify the serious charges in the case.The charges and evidence against the defendants in the final opinion of the prosecutor can be summarised as follows: Şahin Alpay, Ahmet Turan Alkan and Mustafa Ünal are all facing aggravated life sentences for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. For all three defendants the only evidence mentioned in the prosecutor’s final opinion relates to their columns, speeches and articles, in addition to their having written for Zaman newspaper. No evidence of incitement to violence was presented. Ali Bulaç also faces an aggravated life sentence for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. In addition to his articles, columns and speeches, the prosecutor listed his association with Zaman and the Journalists and Writers Foundation, possession of books or photographs of Gülen, communicating with other members, holding an account with Bank Asya and supporting that bank when it was in financial crisis by transferring money to the bank following an alleged call by Gülen for his supporters to do so. Mümtazer Türköne also faces an aggravated life sentence for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. The prosecutor refers to his articles and columns, communications with other members of a terrorist organisation via twitter, accessing and using of banned twitter accounts associated with Gülen-affiliated media. İbrahim Karayeğen and Mehmet Özdemir face 10-15 years in jail on charges of ‘leading a terrorist organisation’. The evidence presented against Karayeğen includes use of Bylock messaging application, possession of one US Dollar [allegedly a symbol of affiliation with the Gülen movemet], attempting to leave the country, social media shares and possession of photographs of Gülen. The evidence against Özdemir appears to be solely his position as editor in chief of Zaman newspaper. However, in his defence statement he clarified that he was in fact managing editor without responsibility for determining editorial policy. Lalezar Sanibrahimoğlu and Nuriye Ural face sentences of five to ten years in prison for ‘aiding a terrorist organisation without being a member’. The only evidence presented against them in the final opinion is their articles, writings and expression. Orhan Kemal Çengiz and İhsan Dağı face one to five years in prison on charges of ‘terrorist propaganda’. The only evidence presented against them is based on their expression. However, Çengiz was also detained at the airport (prior to being charged) and the Prosecutor lists this as an attempt to flee the country and uses it as evidence against him.Freedom of expressionARTICLE 19, RSF and IPI note that the right to freedom of expression must necessarily include the freedom to criticise the government, its actions and policies as a fundamental part of the role of the media as a public watchdog. Any restriction on the right to freedom of expression for the purpose of protecting national security must demonstrate that the expression directly and clearly incited violence. Journalists must be free to carry out their research on matters of public interest, which may include communicating with people accused of membership in a terrorist organisation or possessing books or photographs for research purposes.In the case of Şahin Alpay, ARTICLE 19 examined the articles and columns in question and found no evidence of incitement to violence. The Constitutional Court reviewed the evidence in his case and concluded on 11 January 2018 that the evidence was insufficient to justify his pre-trial detention. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) also endorsed this view in its decision on 20 March 2018. Many of the defendants referenced these judgments in their defence statements, arguing that the same principles apply to their cases.ARTICLE 19, IPI and RSF repeat their call for all defendants to be acquitted and the remaining four detained defendants to be released in light of the political nature of the trial, the violations of the right to freedom of expression acknowledged by the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, and insufficient evidence in general. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

𝙇𝙤𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙪𝙢 & 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙒𝙖𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧- Hearing- LIVE-UPDATES from SC

first_imgTop Stories𝙇𝙤𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙪𝙢 & 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙒𝙖𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧- Hearing- LIVE-UPDATES from SC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Sep 2020 10:23 PMShare This – x…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?LoginLive Updates 9 Sep 2020 11:02 PMBench discusses. SG: This could have serious consequences. Bench: ” Okay. We will have it on 28th September. Interim Orders to continue”9 Sep 2020 11:02 PM”All decisions taken by the RBI, GOI or the banks should be placed before the Court for consideration. We expect that since matter under active consideration under GOI & RBI….”9 Sep 2020 10:57 PM”…..In view of the aforesaid, we are inclined to grant two weeks to file appropriate affidavit. We make it clear that we shall consider different prayers made by petitioners on the next date”9 Sep 2020 10:56 PM”……..SG states that affidavits bringing on record the decision of GOI & RBI shall be brought on record. Giri has also made the same submissions…”9 Sep 2020 10:55 PM”…..banks debiting interest on interest and credit rating being downgraded which may be adverse effect on various account holders”9 Sep 2020 10:55 PM”…Expert committees also been constituted and action shall be taken thereof. Counsel of petitioners have expressed concern wrt individual borrowers apart from other sectors and that individuals adversely affected…..”9 Sep 2020 10:55 PMOrder: “Government at the highest level is considering all issues in this batch of cases & within a period of two weeks appropriate decision will be taken with regard to issues which have arisen and the manner and benefits of different sectors…”9 Sep 2020 10:51 PMSibal: These contracts operated in state of normalcy. This is not a normal situation. The finance minister herself said that this is a force majeure situation. Why should contracts which could not be enforced on account of moratorium be taken into account?9 Sep 2020 10:50 PMSG: All this will be taken into account holistically. Bench: Take concrete decision with clarity so that it is not adjourned now. SG: Government is considering every sector.9 Sep 2020 10:49 PMSalve insists that the interest is not a default interest. Justice Bhushan: Okay, Mr. Mehta? We will grant time and you respond to all issues which have been raised today and now we will not adjourn the case anymore.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Dog Meat Ban: Gauhati High Court Puts Nagaland Government’s Order On Hold

first_imgNews UpdatesDog Meat Ban: Gauhati High Court Puts Nagaland Government’s Order On Hold Sparsh Upadhyay28 Nov 2020 4:28 AMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court (Kohima Bench) stayed the Nagaland Government’s decision to ban the commercial sale of dog meat.The Gauhati High Court (Kohima Bench) on Wednesday (25th November) stayed the Nagaland Government’s decision dated 04.07.2020 to ban the commercial import and trade of dog meat and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dining in restaurants.The Bench of Justice S. Hukato Swu issued the interim stay after the State Government failed to file a reply.It may be noted that the Court had, on…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 Gauhati High Court (Kohima Bench) on Wednesday (25th November) stayed the Nagaland Government’s decision dated 04.07.2020 to ban the commercial import and trade of dog meat and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dining in restaurants.The Bench of Justice S. Hukato Swu issued the interim stay after the State Government failed to file a reply.It may be noted that the Court had, on the previous date, i.e. on 14.09.2020, given the opportunity to the respondents to file affidavit-in-opposition with the direction that interim would be considered thereafter, however, the State failed to file its responseThe Prayers of the PetitionerThe petitioners before the Court are traders dealing in importing and sale of dog meat within the jurisdiction of Kohima Municipal under the license issued by the respondent No. 3.It was stated by them that with the issuance of the impugned notification dated 04.07.2020 (to ban the commercial import and trade of dog meat and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dining in restaurants), their business and livelihood has been adversely affected added to the pandemic situation prevailing in the StateThe counsel for the petitioners submitted before the Court that they moved the Court because the concerned authority, Chief Secretary, who had issued the impugned notification dated 04.07.2020 was not statutorily empowered to pass such orders.It was further submitted that the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006 confers this authority on the Commissioner of Food Safety under Section 30 of the Act.Therefore, it was argued that “the notification dated 04.07.2020, issued by the Chief Secretary banning the commercial import and trade of dog meat and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dining in restaurants is illegal.”It was contended that there are procedural steps which have to be followed prior to the issuance of banning the sale of meat under the Food Safety Standards Act which are provided under Sections 34, 36 and 38.It was stated that the procedure requires that on observation if any food which is intended for sale appears to be not in conformity with standard rules would be subject to analysis scientifically and thereafter come to a finding that the particular food is either fit or unfit for consumption.Furthermore, notice is to be given to the party to be affected by orders under Food Safety Standards Act prior to issuance of the prohibition of the sale of any article of food which is in contravention of the provisions of the Act.It was also argued that “All these procedural steps as mandated under the Act has been violated, therefore, there is a violation of the procedural law and that executive order passed under Article 162 cannot stand the test of law if it violates Articles 14, 19 and 21.”Lastly, it was stated that “if an executive exercise is made violating the fundamental rights of the citizens, the executive Court orders cannot stand the test of law. Orders to be implemented must have statutory backing.”Court’s OrderThe Court considered the submissions made by the counsel for the petitioners and also, the submission made by the Government Advocate.Under the facts and circumstances placed before the Court, the Court was of the view that the impugned order dated 04.07.2020 “may be stayed until the next returnable date and accordingly order so.”In the meantime, the State respondents have been directed to make all efforts to file their affidavit-in-reply. The matter will now be listed after the winter vacation.Case title- Neizevolie Kuotsu Alias Toni Kuotsu And 2 Ors v. The State Of Nagaland and 2 Ors [Case No. : WP(C) 128/2020]Picture Courtesy – India TodayNext Storylast_img read more

Kruppa, GIAC among winners of annual Tompkins Chamber Awards

first_img Matt Butler TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins Chamber has announced the winners of its annual awards recognizing people, businesses and non-profits making a contribution to the local community. Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Stephanie Holzbaur of Serendipity Catering and The Backlot, and the Mindwell Center are all being awarded for their work in 2020. They’ll be recognized at the Chamber Annual Meeting and Celebration on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Coltivare, or viewable at home (registration here). Noel Desch Key Person of the YearKruppa obviously rose to prominence locally when he was thrust into the spotlight as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Tompkins County and globally in March 2020, earning him the Noel Desch Key Person of the Year award. Since then, he’s been a nearly constant presence in the lives of Tompkins County residents paying attention to the pandemic response, leading the way on testing, containment and the vaccination distribution, often in concert with Cayuga Health System and others from the health department. “Throughout 2020 and beyond, Mr. Kruppa and his team collaborated with numerous key community and regional partners to support one of the most effective community responses to the pandemic in the nation,” read the award announcement. “For these reasons and many more, Frank Kruppa is the Noel Desch Key Person of the Year.”Not-for-Profit of the Year AwardThe Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) won the Not-for-Profit of the Year Award, earning it through its “critical services throughout the pandemic, reaching children, seniors and the community at large—all while working to address systemic racism and advance social justice initiatives.” center_img Though the center was closed for several months during the summer, it eventually reopened on a limited basis and became involved in helping address the pandemic’s impacts on the community, notably through the first targeted vaccination clinic and their in-house education programming. “GIAC is to be commended for their response to not only COVID-19 and related budget impacts but fighting systemic racism through education and working to inspire positive change throughout 2020,” read the announcement from the Chamber.Entrepreneur of the Year AwardStephanie Holzbaur, of Serendipity Catering and the Backlot, was picked as the Entrepreneur of the Year, a particularly difficult feat during a year of such economic tumult. Holzbaur, according to the Chamber, was picked for “demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity, as catering businesses were among the most severely impacted by pandemic restrictions,” as well as Holzbaur’s community involvement beginning when she founded Serendipity and continuing today. She also managed to open The Backlot in 2020 in the South Hill Business Campus, a creative pivot and a way to provide a gathering place for people to eat and drink while still safely remaining distanced and outdoors. Distinguished Business of the YearAnother business that debuted in 2020 was the Mindwell Center, a new mental health services and therapy firm, which was also selected as the Distinguished Business of the Year. “In response to a specific and substantial community need—access to effective, quality mental health care, and removing stigma regarding mental health concerns,” the announcement read. “MindWell founders Aaron Rakow and Sarah Markowitz have introduced a new model of treatment to our community and expanded their staff and services considerably in a short period of time.”Facing COVID-19, a series of nationwide protests against police brutality against Black people, and economic downturn, the Chamber congratulated Mindwell on its contributions and growth during tough times for mental health. Tagged: chamber, frank kruppa, giac, greater ithaca activities center, mindwell, serendipity, tompkins, tompkins county Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler last_img read more

Roads & Taxes: Lodging tax, roads and ‘The Rock’ highlight county’s year

first_img Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Looking back on 2015 from the perspective of a couple of Pike County Commissioners, there were three issues before the commission that stand clear.“Roads and bridges,” said District 2 Commissioner Robin Sullivan. “Every year, roads and bridges are an issue for us. Our infrastructure is crumbling around us and we just don’t have the funds to do the needed work on the roads or the bridges.”Sullivan said there has been no increase in the fuel tax revenue since 1992 and the commission doesn’t have a tax on diesel fuel, which would bring in dollars to the county. Latest Stories Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell Print Article You Might Like Heavy rains close 24 roads BY MICHAEL SHIPMA: More than 20 county roads and two roads within Troy city limits remained closed Monday as a… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sullivan said it will be good to have some funds coming in that may be used in the event of natural disasters that damage roads and bridges. “Back when we had a tornado come through, we had a million dollars in damages and it took more than a month to get our money from the federal government,” he said. “Funds from the lodging tax would help us get started with cleanup efforts that we wouldn’t be able to otherwise.”The future of the Rock Building is an issue that continues to plague the Pike County Commission with no solution in sight, Sullivan said.“The Rock Building was a prominent issue this year and it will not be over for a while,” he said. “The commission put aside $50,000 for the Rock Building project and had planned to set aside another $50,000 but level funding took that away. So we have $50,000 and whatever amount has been donated from the public – around $12,000 or so.”Sullivan said a big plus for the county is that it has good employees who are dedicated and hard working. “We’ve got fewer employees than in the past and they are doing the same amount of work,” he said. “We are fortunate to have such good employees and we appreciate their dedication and commitment.”District 5 Commissioner Charlie Harris cited the same issues as Sullivan as the most pressing to come before the commission in 2015.“The passing of the lodging tax was especially important because it will be added revenue and those tax dollars will come from people that are just traveling through,” he said. “That will be money that we would not have gotten otherwise and it will help our county financially.”Harris also said half to the tax revenue the country receives will go into a rainy day fund and the other half used for roads and bridges.“It’s always good to have some money set aside for things that are unexpected,” he said. “Although this tax money is not earmarked, the plan is to use it for road work, bridges and equipment. And, that’s a big need.”Harris said he’s in favor of the preservation of the Pike County Activities Building or the Rock Building, which continues to deteriorate.“I’d love to see the Rock Building replaced but the Pike County Commission has no way of financing the project – not at this time.”Harris said the commission has explored several avenues of funding of the preservation of the Rock Building including federal dollars but has met only roadblocks. “The building needs to be saved but so far we’ve not found a way,” he said.Both Sullivan and Harris are optimistic about the future of Pike County, which is home to good people who are community minded. The commissioners said 2015 was a productive year for the Pike County Commission and the outlook for 2016 is positive. Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Roads & Taxes: Lodging tax, roads and ‘The Rock’ highlight county’s year The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “We’re still operating on 1992 revenue,” he said. “Roads have been and still are a big issue with us, but it’s like that all over the state except for the rich counties. Out of 67 counties, there are probably 10 that have the funds they need to keep up their roads.”Sullivan said the commission voted to impose a 4 percent lodging tax that will be split with the City of Troy.“The county will get 2 percent of the tax revenue and half of that will be placed in a rainy day fund and the other half will be designated for roads and bridges,” he said. “We voted not to spend the money from the lodging tax for a year. 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Rebuilt South End Beaches Survive Gale in Ocean City

first_imgMost of the width of the rebuilt beaches at the south end of Ocean City escaped erosion from the northeast gale of early October — aside from some sand along the front edge that is forming new gullies and sandbars. The vehicle and pedestrian entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park at the 59th Street end of Central Avenue is back open.A preliminary assessment by the Army Corps of Engineers this week confirmed what already is evident: The rebuilt beaches at the south end of Ocean City escaped the major erosion seen at the north end during a four-day northeast gale last weekend.Many feared that the $57 million worth of sand the Army Corps finished pumping on Sept. 29 would wash away as winds gusting beyond 50 mph caused the highest tides since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.A new configuration of the boardwalk entrance to 58th Street Beach puts beach visitors at the back edge of a new dune line.But the elevated beach worked as designed in protecting property.An Army Corps inspector’s report from last week included the following: “no berm scarping, no dune erosion, no crossover damages, no lost or hanging sand fence. Evidence of water on the berm up to the dune toe,” according to Richard Pearsall, spokesman for the Army Corps Philadelphia District.In Army Corps parlance, the “berm” is the beach, which was raised to an elevation of seven feet (NAVD88) in the project that was completed Sept. 29. The peak tide during the storm was 4.58 feet (NAVD88). That tide level allowed the tops of waves to crest the berm and slowly wash up to the edge of the dunes.The 59th Street jetty is not entirely buried, after all. A few rocks still protrude from the middle of a high and wide beach.But the front edge of the elevated beach took the brunt of the wave action, and the new dune line was unaffected.While the beach showed no signs of “scarping” (the storm didn’t leave the sand cliffs seen at the north end), it appears that some of the width of rebuilt beaches was diminished. Some sand was pulled into the surf zone and is now forming new gullies and sandbars.But the beaches at the south end remain more than 200 yards wide — from bulkhead to high tide line.A healthy hike remains for beach visitors to reach the ocean’s edge at rebuilt beaches between 37th Street and 59th Street in Ocean City, NJ.An uninterrupted dune line now extends from 37th Street to a short arc around the southernmost properties in Ocean City at 59th Street. The dune crest is at 12.8 ft (NAVD88) with a top width of 25 feet.All crossovers with a hard-pack of gravel are now complete, and the vehicle entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park at the 59th Street end of Central Avenue is now open. Some sand-fencing work remains to be completed. And the new dunes will be planted with dune grass in November.Some equipment remains on the beach at 59th Street, and the feeder pipeline at 55th Street remains in place.But the same contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, is expected to begin work on a similar beach replenishment project at the north end of Ocean City, between Seaspray Road and 14th or 15th Street starting later in October.Equipment remaining at the south end of Ocean City likely will be transported to the north end when the project begins.The pipeline dredge Illinois is expected to complete work in Sea Isle City on Oct. 24 and move directly to Ocean City to begin work there.A relentless northeast swell carved into the dunes between Fourth and Sixth streets in Ocean City, NJ, in an early October 2015 gale.last_img read more