Council committee – Adventurebase100 http://adventurebase100.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:27:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://adventurebase100.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Council committee – Adventurebase100 http://adventurebase100.org/ 32 32 Pembrokeshire council committee rejects motion on St David’s Day holiday https://adventurebase100.org/pembrokeshire-council-committee-rejects-motion-on-st-davids-day-holiday/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:38:39 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/pembrokeshire-council-committee-rejects-motion-on-st-davids-day-holiday/ //= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Welsh flags at the Senedd on St David’s Day. Photo of the National Assembly. (CC BY 2.0) Katy Jenkins, local democracy journalist Pembrokeshire council workers will not get additional St David’s Day leave any time soon unless it is implemented by the Welsh Government. Cardiff politicians have so far been thwarted by […]]]>
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Welsh flags at the Senedd on St David’s Day. Photo of the National Assembly. (CC BY 2.0)

Katy Jenkins, local democracy journalist

Pembrokeshire council workers will not get additional St David’s Day leave any time soon unless it is implemented by the Welsh Government.

Cardiff politicians have so far been thwarted by Westminster’s plans to make St David’s Day a public holiday and currently do not have delegated power to make the decision, unlike Northern Ireland and the UK. ‘Scotland.

Members of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Service Monitoring and Control Committee discussed a notice of motion on the creation of a local public holiday at its meeting on Thursday June 23, but agreed it would not should not be adopted.

Plaid Cymru Councilor Paul Rapi tabled the motion ahead of the May election, but he failed to win re-election.

The motion reads: ‘Many county councils in Wales are making St David’s Day a public holiday to celebrate the patron saint of Wales for their staff.

“Across Wales, schools celebrate the day with Eisteddfods which includes music, dance, poetry and art. We are also privileged to be guardians of the relics of St David. I propose that Pembrokeshire County Council have an additional public holiday for our staff members on March 1 each year.”

Obstacles

The committee heard HR manager Cathy Evans talk about the barriers to bringing in an additional public holiday, including negotiations with unions that need to be done nationally for teachers, leading to ‘inequality’ between staff.

There would also be a ‘cash sum’ involved with costs estimated at around £250,000 for local government staff in schools, with the Jubilee bank holiday being allocated by reducing the school year.

“The NoM refers to ‘many county councils in Wales’, however, with the exception of Gywnedd, approval for an extra day off for March 2022 only has been taken by Snowdonia National Park and the council of Conwy on a one-year basis only,” a report to Committee adds.

Discussions with unions highlighted valid points, Ms Evans said, and the UK is the ‘poor man of Europe in terms of public holidays’, but it was not a straightforward process of add another.

The committee broadly backed the idea of ​​a St David’s Day Bank Holiday, but felt it was up to the Welsh Government to continue its campaign to get it approved by the UK Government and invest in community celebrations as well than March 1 school events.

The final decision will be made by the full board at a future meeting.


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We need an inter-council committee to probe the funds invested in the National Cathedral – Bishop Mensah https://adventurebase100.org/we-need-an-inter-council-committee-to-probe-the-funds-invested-in-the-national-cathedral-bishop-mensah/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 20:42:43 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/we-need-an-inter-council-committee-to-probe-the-funds-invested-in-the-national-cathedral-bishop-mensah/ The outgoing president of Full Gospel Church International has called on the government to set up an independent inter-council committee of clergymen to investigate the controversies surrounding the national cathedral project. This, Bishop Samuel Mensah said, is necessary to enable transparency and accountability regarding the project, especially when the government has called for donations of […]]]>

The outgoing president of Full Gospel Church International has called on the government to set up an independent inter-council committee of clergymen to investigate the controversies surrounding the national cathedral project.

This, Bishop Samuel Mensah said, is necessary to enable transparency and accountability regarding the project, especially when the government has called for donations of funds to finance the project.

speaking on In the front On Thursday, the executive member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) said the government had not been clear on the amount of money invested in the project.

“It’s not very clear… it would probably be useful if we formed an inter-council committee to investigate this. At least for integrity purposes and to keep faith with people so we can have an independent investigation into this whole saga.

“Find out how much money has been released, where the money has gone, what the status is so that at least we can get this information out to the public and let the public be educated and knowledgeable about this… I think we all deserve to know what’s going on,” he told Raymond Acquah.

Bishop Mensah believes that due to the country’s economic difficulties, the government should put a stop to the national cathedral project and allow the controversies surrounding the building of the cathedral to die down.

“At this moment of the situation, we find ourselves in the midst of a global crisis, barely out of Covid and we are still not out of the ruins.

“I think at this point the government should slow down, hold on, let’s go back and investigate how these funds were used… let’s get the public to have confidence in this project,” he said. note.

The National Cathedral Secretariat said that an amount of ₵250 million has so far been released to fund the project which is currently at its foundation level.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral of Ghana has confirmed that the construction of the religious edifice has stalled.

Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah explained that the status quo can be attributed to “fundraising whims”.

In a press release published Friday, June 17, he assured that the site would soon restart.

JoyNews checks at the project site on Monday June 13 showed that work on the project had been stalled for three months.

Sources revealed that there is currently no work going on at the site, but work is still at foundation level.

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Mpl. City Council committee approves appointment of Barret Lane as head of emergency management https://adventurebase100.org/mpl-city-council-committee-approves-appointment-of-barret-lane-as-head-of-emergency-management/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 21:21:26 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/mpl-city-council-committee-approves-appointment-of-barret-lane-as-head-of-emergency-management/ A Minneapolis City Council committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve the appointment of Barret Lane as the city’s director of emergency management. Lane was first appointed to the position in 2012. In May, Mayor Jacob Frey appointed him to a four-year term to head the department, which is responsible for coordinating plans, training and […]]]>

A Minneapolis City Council committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve the appointment of Barret Lane as the city’s director of emergency management.

Lane was first appointed to the position in 2012. In May, Mayor Jacob Frey appointed him to a four-year term to head the department, which is responsible for coordinating plans, training and city ​​disaster response. The position comes with a salary of $137,000 to $162,000.

In the nomination letter, Frey described Lane as a proactive leader dedicated to the safety of the city of Minneapolis. Lane “has been at the forefront of Minnesota readiness planning and worked to instill a culture of excellence within his team,” Frey said.

Two recent after-action reports found that the city and state’s response to the unrest following the killing of George Floyd could have been better with more planning and communication. Reviews by Maryland-based risk management firm Hillard Heintzecq/ec and Wilder Research found law enforcement officials struggled to communicate and determine who was responsible as looting and burning criminals were spreading through the city. They also found that police made inconsistent decisions about when to use controversial less-lethal munitions, sometimes stoking tensions in already traumatized communities.

The scathing reports forced the two agencies to work in tandem to update and coordinate their emergency plans. Lane coordinated the city of Minneapolis’ response to the after-action review of the unrest, according to city officials.

Councilman Elliott Payne peppered Lane with questions during a public hearing on Wednesday about responsibility for Floyd’s killing, the unrest that followed and the role played by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in responding to these events. No member of the public has registered to speak at the hearing.

“The question I constantly ask myself is: Is the role of the OEM to prepare the plan? [Or] is the role of the OEM to execute on this plan?” asked Payne. “Now would be a good time to at least start this uncomfortable conversation. It was very clear, there was a breakdown of leadership across the city, several actors, several responsibilities.

Lane said city leaders were wrestling with this issue even before the after-action report and many want to know what happened, noting that his department did what it was supposed to do but “we don’t were just not engaged,” he said.

“The police department decided to handle this on their own. And there’s nothing we can do to reverse that decision,” Lane said. “In retrospect, it obviously didn’t work out well.”

To improve public safety coordination in the city in the wake of Floyd’s killing, the mayor has proposed creating an office of community safety in the new government structure approved by voters in November. This office would include 911, fire, police, emergency management, and neighborhood safety (a division that would also include the Office of Violence Prevention now housed in the city’s health department).

Full integration of these and other systems would help resolve the “disconnect between incident command and incident coordination as we saw in 2020,” Lane said.

Council member LaTrisha Vetaw, chair of the council’s public health and safety committee, thanked Lane for agreeing to serve another term during difficult times and for her leadership on the heels of the after-action report.

“It’s a tough time. These are tough conversations,” Vetaw said. “But you’ve stepped up again and you want to do the work to make things better.”

The full city council is expected to take a final vote on Lane’s nomination on June 30.

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Arts Council committee creates summer events – The Oxford Eagle https://adventurebase100.org/arts-council-committee-creates-summer-events-the-oxford-eagle/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:32:46 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/arts-council-committee-creates-summer-events-the-oxford-eagle/ The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council strives to be a community organization. Create and build programs based on feedback from community members, artists, and community partners. Advice from visual artists resulted in the creation of the Gallery Series, a year-round program of visual art exhibitions that encompasses the Power Station, Ulysses “Coach” Howell Activity Center, City Grocery […]]]>

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council strives to be a community organization.

Create and build programs based on feedback from community members, artists, and community partners. Advice from visual artists resulted in the creation of the Gallery Series, a year-round program of visual art exhibitions that encompasses the Power Station, Ulysses “Coach” Howell Activity Center, City Grocery and Heartbreak Coffee. The program helped artists schedule and plan, creating a longer show season that didn’t cluster around festivals such as Double Decker.

Presenting artists, those who perform or organize events, helped the Arts Council create its equipment loan program. The program provides projectors, screens, sound systems and film equipment to support live performances of festivals, shows, events or film/live broadcast.

Some of the groups using this program include monthly literary events Quasar, Tunes Around Town, and local filmmakers making movies.

Arts events are community experiences: a mix of social and cultural celebrating a sense of belonging.

Over the past year, the Arts Council has asked members of the community to participate in the development of events that combine these two elements. One of the biggest challenges facing Mississippi is the perception that the grass is greener in other communities outside of Mississippi. Statistics show that Mississippians are leaving the state for communities like Ashville, Austin and Nashville.

The rationale centers around opportunities for career advancement and improved quality of life. While Oxford offers a wealth of cultural experiences with a festival or event each month, the Arts Council launched a committee to identify and respond to ideas from the community.

Since last July, a committee made up of Shellie Carr, Mary Madeleine Koury, Kelley Hunsberger, Mindy Waldrop, Lo Magee and Caroline Hourin has been developing ideas and testing events to engage the community.

They partnered with community groups, engaged Leadership Lafayette, and worked with local businesses. The committee made suggestions on how to reinvent established events, such as the Ornament Auction, and created new ideas to test.

This group of community members has announced their summer schedule of events.

Townie Takeover: July 16e

You’re never too old for a pub crawl, especially when it invites you to explore all the college bars while the students are away. The event includes a tour of local college bars with specialty drinks sponsored by Clark Beverage and Diageo.

The event kicks off at The Green at Harrison’s at 4 p.m., where pub bots collect their playing cards. Pop-up murals will guide attendees on a tour of the square that culminates in a live concert featuring Rocket 88 and a barbecue dinner hosted by Southern Craft Stove & Tap.

Iron Bartender: August 12e

This popular event returns with regional bartenders participating in the Iron Bartender Challenge. The bartenders must create a cocktail based on a blind drawing of a mysterious spirit – the judges are the audience.

Each admission ticket comes with voting tokens encouraging attendees to sip and vote. Competitors came from Tupelo, Starkville, Clarksdale to challenge hometown favorites.

Odd Ball: August 26e

This new event is an extravagant side show to mark the 50th anniversary of the Arts Councile anniversary. Featuring live music from Hope Clayborn’s Soul Scrimmage and side-show artists, all under a large tent built into the Powerhouse.

The committee sought to create an environment where artistic experiences would be on the ground interacting with the crowd. Local artist Frank Estrada has been commissioned to create a series of limited edition artwork to celebrate the Arts Council’s anniversary.

The committee has strived to create monthly experiences that invite the public to connect with the Arts Council and the elements that make LOU a vibrant place to live. “Once you realize there are events like Thacker Mountain Radio, Quasar, the Oxford Film Festival, professional rodeos, summer sunset concerts and food truck events. Oxford overlaps with Austin, Nashville or any other city. Member of the joint committee Caroline Hourin. “Invitations to these events can be found in the Arts Council’s free weekly newsletter – sign up at oxfordarts.com,” Hourin added.

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Key City Council committee approves new cooling requirements for senior centers and large apartment buildings https://adventurebase100.org/key-city-council-committee-approves-new-cooling-requirements-for-senior-centers-and-large-apartment-buildings/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:09:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/key-city-council-committee-approves-new-cooling-requirements-for-senior-centers-and-large-apartment-buildings/ CHICAGO (SCS) — After three women died in a stuffy building in Rogers Park During a heat wave last month, Chicago aldermen on Tuesday advanced an order requiring senior housing complexes and other large apartment buildings to provide air-conditioned cooling centers soon. The prescription, sponsored by Rogers Park Ald. Maria Hadden (49th), would require any […]]]>

CHICAGO (SCS) — After three women died in a stuffy building in Rogers Park During a heat wave last month, Chicago aldermen on Tuesday advanced an order requiring senior housing complexes and other large apartment buildings to provide air-conditioned cooling centers soon.

The prescription, sponsored by Rogers Park Ald. Maria Hadden (49th), would require any housing complex for the elderly to provide cooling systems in all common areas, capable of maintaining the indoor temperature at a maximum of 75° and the indoor humidity at a maximum of 50% when the outdoor temperature is of 92.° and the “wet bulb temperature”, a measure of heat and humidity distinct from the more common “heat index”, reaches at least 75°.

In addition, any residential building with at least 100 dwellings would be required to provide a permanent cooling system capable of maintaining an indoor temperature of 75° and an indoor humidity of no more than 50% in a common area when the outdoor temperature is 92° and the “wet bulb temperature” is at least 75°.

Either way, if the ordinance is approved by the full city council on Wednesday as planned, those buildings will have to have temporary cooling systems in place by July 31 and permanent systems installed by May 1. 2024.

According to city codes, retirement homes in Chicago are already required to provide air conditioning that keeps all living spaces, restrooms and public hallways at a maximum of 75° when the outside temperature reaches 92°. The ordinance would add a provision requiring the same levels of cooling when the “wet bulb temperature” reaches at least 78°.

The new cooling requirements were approved by a unanimous zoning committee vote on Tuesday and are going to the full city council for a vote on Wednesday.

The changes were prompted by the deaths of three women at the James Sneider Apartments in Rogers Park during last month’s heat wave. Three women were found dead in the building after temperatures reached 100° in their apartmentseven after residents asked management to turn off the heating and turn on the air conditioning.

Hadden acknowledged that it would have been a major challenge for the city to force large apartment buildings that don’t already have air conditioning to provide it to every living unit.

“This order, if it tried to enforce air conditioning permanently in all units in a strict manner, it would be very difficult to implement and enforce,” Hadden said.

Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, Kristopher Anderson, vice president of government affairs at the Chicago Association of Realtors, had asked aldermen to take more time to discuss the ordinance with building managers and landlords before imposing new cooling requirements.

“I think it’s important to make sure that facility experts, building operators and maintenance personnel are involved in this process,” he said.

Anderson said even a nearly two-year deadline for permanent cooling systems required under the ordinance could be difficult to meet for some buildings, given the current state of the economy.

“Coming out of a pandemic and possibly heading into a recession, I caution against a deadline in 24 months. Supply chain shortages are still a reality. Labor markets are still out of whack due to the big resignation and clearance process from the city is not one that most people can easily navigate,” Anderson said.

However, Chicago Buildings Commissioner Matthew Beaudet said he thinks the two-year deadline will be enough for building owners to comply with the permanent cooling system requirements, and promised that those responsible for the city would work with building owners to help them meet the new requirements.

Hadden had wanted his ordinance to go further, requiring building owners to make temperature adjustments during the often unpredictable months of May and October, but several aldermen have expressed concern about bringing such changes immediately.

Aldus. Brian Hopkins (2nd) noted that many buildings in Chicago use so-called “two-pipe” cooling and heating systems, which can take a few days to switch from heating to cooling and back again, making it difficult to supply heat or air conditioning on specific dates during the more unpredictable spring and fall months.

Rather than moving forward now with additional heating and cooling needs in May and October, Hadden agreed to work with Hopkins and other affected aldermen over the coming weeks to find an appropriate compromise in time to autumn.

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Boston City Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Working Session Case #0503 Committee https://adventurebase100.org/boston-city-councils-covid-19-recovery-working-session-case-0503-committee/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:40:36 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/boston-city-councils-covid-19-recovery-working-session-case-0503-committee/ You are the House › Public notices › Boston City Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Working Session Case #0503 Committee Last update: 2022-06-16 – 10:53 am A working session to discuss ARPA funding. Section Navigation File # 0503 Message and Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Forty Nine […]]]>

Last update:

A working session to discuss ARPA funding.

  1. File # 0503

    Message and Order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Forty Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($349,500,000.00) in the form of a Grant, granted by the United States Department of Treasury United States, to be administered by the City of Boston Collectors CFO/Treasurer, Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF) of the United States Treasury, established by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), and consistent with ARPA requirements, payment of the grant would fund COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and accelerate a Green New Deal for Boston through unique transformative investments that address systemic health and economics in the areas of affordable housing, economic opportunity and inclusion, behavioral health, climate and mobility, arts and culture, and early childhood.

    This case was sponsored by the Administration and referred to the Committee on April 13, 2022.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have an attendance quorum due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members who attend this duly posted meeting only participate and deliberate on the business of the standing committee.

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Louisville Metro Council Committee Approves Vision Zero Initiative | New https://adventurebase100.org/louisville-metro-council-committee-approves-vision-zero-initiative-new/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 02:03:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/louisville-metro-council-committee-approves-vision-zero-initiative-new/ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Zero road deaths within 30 years is the goal of a program that examines structural problems on the city’s roads. The ordinance on the table for the Louisville Metro Council is the adoption of Vision Zero, which one proposal would follow the lead of many other cities benefiting from the safety […]]]>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Zero road deaths within 30 years is the goal of a program that examines structural problems on the city’s roads.

The ordinance on the table for the Louisville Metro Council is the adoption of Vision Zero, which one proposal would follow the lead of many other cities benefiting from the safety initiative.

Members of the public works committee present at Tuesday’s meeting voted unanimously to move the ordinance to the full council.

Amanda Deatherage, transportation planning supervisor for the Department of Public Works, presented the case for Vision Zero and how it could increase safety and mobility on Louisville’s roads.

Councilman Nicole George, D-21, said the program does three things: sets a goal of zero deaths by 2050, updates the existing traffic report and creates an action plan, and establishes a requirement for statement.

George said, on average, one person is killed on Louisville roads every three days. More than 900 people have died in accidents since 2014.

Janet Heston said her eldest son, Matthew, was hit by a car just before dawn on Nov. 21, 2020. He was one of 140 lives lost on Louisville roads that year, which was the highest number dating back to at least 2014. .

“It’s my mission in life now. To make sure no one else has to go through what my son went through,” Heston said.

She supports Vision Zero, which would help bring in federal funds to study the causes of crashes.

“And more often than not, it takes multiple factors for that crash to happen,” Deatherage said.

Weather, visibility, traffic, and the location of crosswalks are just some of the factors Deatherage said they want to look into, which would help the city take a targeted approach to eliminating risk.

“Things like resizing roads, improving high-visibility crosswalks, maybe some signals, traffic light improvements,” Deatherage said.

She highlights the work already done to transform Dixie Highway, a project designed to make the corridor safer for pedestrians. The Kentucky State Police report that the number of accidents there has fallen from 1,067.7 a year to 154.

Heston hopes to see a similar transformation of New Cut Road and other streets that have claimed the lives of hundreds of Louisville residents.

“Fewer injuries, fewer deaths. Don’t we want Louisville to be a safer place,” Heston said.

With the vote to withdraw the ordinance from the committee, George said it would be presented to the full Metro Board next week.

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‘Don’t go cheap on Scarborough anymore’: Toronto board committee opts for separate Eglinton East line https://adventurebase100.org/dont-go-cheap-on-scarborough-anymore-toronto-board-committee-opts-for-separate-eglinton-east-line/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/dont-go-cheap-on-scarborough-anymore-toronto-board-committee-opts-for-separate-eglinton-east-line/ The young people warned Toronto city councilors against building Scarborough’s Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (EELRT) line as a separate, smaller-scale system with cars shorter than streetcars. The EELRT was proposed as an eastward extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Kennedy Station and then extended north to Malvern. Some have compared the change, passed […]]]>

The young people warned Toronto city councilors against building Scarborough’s Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (EELRT) line as a separate, smaller-scale system with cars shorter than streetcars.

The EELRT was proposed as an eastward extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT from Kennedy Station and then extended north to Malvern.

Some have compared the change, passed on June 8 by Mayor John Tory’s executive committee, to one that led to the creation of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line, a separate monorail from Kennedy to McCowan Road, which proved to be too small for potential traffic and will close in 2023.

“Please don’t make concessions to Scarborough yet,” said August Pantitlán Puranauth, a student member of TTCriders.

Puranauth, which takes public transit daily, said Scarborough is “re-experimenting” and “staying with the shell of a transit scheme” to keep costs down.

Although transit planners see benefits in shorter cars and shorter platforms at EELRT stops, Puranauth estimated that smaller two-car trains would move 5,000 passengers in each direction per day , barely more than the buses on the route currently carry.

Staff also believe that EELRT trains could be slower than buses in the priority lanes along the route currently.

Tory has long promised that the EELRT would become part of a transit system in Scarborough along with the Bloor-Danforth subway extension and could be built at the same time.

Metrolinx, the province’s transit agency, made a unilateral change to the route of the subway tunnel after Premier Doug Ford announced the extension would reach Sheppard Avenue. This brings the EELRT and subway tunnels too close to Kennedy station, advisers said, so it is now virtually impossible for the EELRT to connect directly to Crosstown.

The report approved by committee members says the small light rail cars and shorter platforms are “more specific to Scarborough’s needs, with shorter trains this would better match capacity to projected demand.

This should mean that the EELRT, which could begin construction in 2025 or 2026, could end years earlier, as it would no longer require a tunnel under the intersection of Morningside Avenue and Kingston Road, or would need of its own bridge over Highland Creek, staff told advisers.

Although the city has earmarked $1.6 billion for the project, it needs $2.3 billion from other governments, but the Ontario Progressive Conservatives have made no campaign promises.

Tory said the city had not been negligent when Metrolinx rerouted its tunnel, but Kevin Rupasinghe, a candidate for Scarborough Southwest council who spoke at the meeting, suggested Scarborough councilors to let it be.

The current EELRT plan “is compromise after compromise” and unacceptable, Rupasinghe said, arguing that the city was making major changes without consulting the public.

Tima Shah, president of Centennial College’s student union, said students from seven neighborhood improvement areas along the future LRT route rely on public transit and want to make sure Eglinton East is well planned.

“We don’t want another transit disaster to happen in Scarborough,” Shah said, comparing the project to the “disaster” of the SRT closing.

Thai Higashihara, vice president of external affairs for the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, said the proposed new design did not meet the needs of students.

“Public transit is about fairness, and we deserve better,” he told the committee.

Scarborough-Guildwood County Paul Ainslie, however, said he still fully supports the EELRT, which could include a second branch along Sheppard Avenue to the subway in McCowan, and the bus rapid transit project Durham-Scarborough, which the province could also build in eastern Scarborough along Ellesmere. Road.

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Diplomatic quarter: Seoul envoy discusses Saudi-Korean relations with Shoura Council committee https://adventurebase100.org/diplomatic-quarter-seoul-envoy-discusses-saudi-korean-relations-with-shoura-council-committee/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 17:08:22 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/diplomatic-quarter-seoul-envoy-discusses-saudi-korean-relations-with-shoura-council-committee/ Jeddah: An exhibition was launched Tuesday in Jeddah to support patients suffering from chronic diseases, showing local products and homemade products at the Jeddah Superdome under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah. Organized by the National Home Health Care Foundation with the support of the General Entertainment Authority, the 21st edition of “Bisat Al […]]]>

Jeddah: An exhibition was launched Tuesday in Jeddah to support patients suffering from chronic diseases, showing local products and homemade products at the Jeddah Superdome under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah.

Organized by the National Home Health Care Foundation with the support of the General Entertainment Authority, the 21st edition of “Bisat Al Reeh”, an annual non-profit exhibition, is organized as part of Jeddah’s season activities.

Princess Adela, chairperson of the foundation’s board of directors, told Arab News: “The ‘Bisat Al-Reeh’ exhibition is the main source of income for the foundation which supports needy patients in ten different cities of the Kingdom. . We are very proud to have such a cultural and economic event with all these new and big brands coming together to support our goal.

The last edition saw the participation of more than 180 brands, including local handicrafts such as home accessories, jewelry, elegant decorations, food products and other items inspired by the Kingdom’s heritage.

Princess Adela said: “I always encourage Saudi brands to participate nevertheless, we are very proud that other brands are also participating (and) it gives them a chance to get to know each other… maybe develop business together and learn each other. ”

She added, “I would like to encourage the company to come and visit us. It is a very good cause. It is a humanitarian cause because it takes care of patients with chronic diseases, and it helps different businessmen to show their efforts and know more about what our society needs.

Locally and internationally renowned charities and arts businesses also participate in the exhibition.

(A photo by Huda Bashatah)

One of the highlights of this year’s exhibition is a set of collaborative and multi-faceted sculptures made by a group of artists.

The piece, titled “Ana Juz’a” – which translates to “I am part of” – allowed each of the artists to present their own artistic vision through a three-dimensional model, with each element displayed in a different location. in the exhibition space.

Renad Al-Demh, one of the volunteers at the event, told Arab News, “The artwork is a collaboration with the foundation. The 28 artists are mostly Saudis and Arabs and one is from the United States.

The sculptures presented at the exhibition depict humans, health, culture, beauty and the mottos of life.

Saudi calligrapher Ahmed Jeddawi, who presented his conceptual works at the exhibition, said: “As a calligrapher and a lover of conceptual works, through this art, I wanted to shed light on the concept of health and emptiness. and their significance as a blessing which many people may not recognize.

He added: “I chose to symbolize it by writing and abstracting the letters of the word ‘health’ in Arabic.”

(A photo by Huda Bashatah)

Some of the artwork evoked optimism and joy, some told stories of the Hijazi woman in the past, while others focused on depicting Saudi folk dances such as contemporary cubist paintings of men playing of the flute, which is one of the most widely used wind instruments. in the cities of Hijaz, often performed at festive events.

Each work has a QR code that visitors scan to learn more about the piece.

Abeer Qabbani, exhibition manager and vice president of the foundation, said the proceeds will be used to support the foundation’s programs and activities.

Qabbani added that the funds will be used for different services relating to the medical, emotional, psychological and social well-being of those who suffer from chronic diseases, their families and caregivers.

This year’s ‘Bisat Al-Reeh’ exhibition is open to women only from Tuesday to Friday, with families welcome on Saturday from 4.30pm to midnight daily.

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Australian plenary council proposals call for secular homilies as part of evangelism push https://adventurebase100.org/australian-plenary-council-proposals-call-for-secular-homilies-as-part-of-evangelism-push/ Tue, 31 May 2022 20:45:41 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/australian-plenary-council-proposals-call-for-secular-homilies-as-part-of-evangelism-push/ Draft proposals circulated by officials of an ongoing plenary council in Australia include a call to increase lay participation in church life and governance, in part by asking the Vatican to allow lay people to preach the homily at Mass. The proposed measures also include a call for more frequent use of a communal form […]]]>

Draft proposals circulated by officials of an ongoing plenary council in Australia include a call to increase lay participation in church life and governance, in part by asking the Vatican to allow lay people to preach the homily at Mass.

The proposed measures also include a call for more frequent use of a communal form of the sacrament of penance, despite strict canonical limitations on its use.

If adopted by the full council, these proposals would see the Church of Australia requesting from the Vatican derogations from canon law governing the liturgical discipline of the universal Latin Church.

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The proposals are contained in the Council’s Plenary Framework for Motions, a document from the council’s drafting committee, drafted for circulation this week among council members ahead of its second general meeting, to be held July 4-9.

The text contains draft motions to consider for a vote, drawn from discussion at previous meetings of lay and clerical council participants.

The committee is made up of both bishops and lay experts.

The text, obtained by The pillarpresents prepared texts, resolution statements and motions for council consideration in eight areas of church life, including healing historical injustices and moral failings of the church, sacramental life, church governance , formation and mission.

Quote from 2007 Aparecida document produced by the bishops of Latin America, the framework proposes that the plenary council affirm that “we must move from a pastoral care of simple conservation to a pastoral care that is resolutely missionary”.

While much of the text is unlikely to be controversial, there are some ideas that are likely to cause disagreement among Australian Catholics.

Part of the framework states that the Church should separate sacramental power from administration and governance in the life of the Church where possible, and a draft motion proposes that the council commit the Church in Australia to “consider women as deacons if Pope Francis authorizes such a ministry. ”

Noting a “concern” about the “state of preaching in the Church in Australia,” a draft motion proposes seeking a dispensation from the Vatican that would allow lay people to preach homilies during Mass – a form of preaching restricted by canon law to priests or deacons.

This proposal comes amid a wider call that “the Australian Conference of Catholic Bishops establish provisions and guidelines for the laity to participate in a formal preaching ministry, as provided for in canon 766 of the Code of Laws. canonical”, which allows lay people to preach in churches or oratories “when the need demands it” or in particular cases.

The draft measures also call on Pope Francis to be asked to allow wider use of general absolution in the Sacrament of Penance “on occasions when it is particularly appropriate” and pending “understanding among the faithful.” its nature and its distinctive requirements”.

The “third form” of the rite of penance, called for by a motion in the text, provides for the general absolution of a whole group of penitents at once, a general act of contrition.

Canon law states that general absolution can only be granted when “a danger of death is imminent” or in carefully defined cases of “grave necessity”.

Individual confession and absolution are the “only ordinary means” by which the sacrament can be transmitted, says canon law.

The proposed draft measures would also call on the Church to formally recognize the need for liturgical and scriptural translations to use “inclusive language.”

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Proposed measures in the text less likely to provoke disagreement focus on the call for “missionary discipline” and a renewed “baptismal identity” in Australia.

The framework also suggests that the council encourage bishops to foster a greater appreciation of the Eucharist, ahead of their bid to host the 2028 World Eucharistic Congress, including by “committing to planning and promoting public community events focused on the Eucharist, at the service of formation Catholic belief, culture and identity.

At the first plenary meeting, held last October, the executive notes that council members spent time “thinking and praying for those who have experienced marginalization within the Church,” especially Indigenous peoples. , “women, divorcees, those who identify as LGBTIQA+, and those who have experienced abuse in any form,” and offers the council to express “deep sadness to those who have been hurt by a encounter with the Church”.

At the same time, the framework affirms the need to better educate the faithful to serve as missionary witnesses to the truth of Church teaching on a range of sensitive pastoral issues.

On these issues, the framework calls for the development of “a long-term plan to evangelize the community and catechize the faithful on the sanctity of life, the nature of the human person, sexuality, marriage and family; to help people live healthy sexual and marital lives; and for the proclamation of the Gospel through Catholic engagement in the public arena and contribution to public debate on issues relating to human sexuality and marriage.

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In pursuit of this goal, the proposals suggest that the council commit to “a culture of synodality for parishes and dioceses”, in order to foster a relationship between clergy and laity that recognizes “different but complementary charisms and opportunities for co-responsibility,” and “consultative and collaborative approaches to governance at all levels of the church.

The framework includes proposals that the style of collaborative governance should build on existing canonical structures, including finance committees, pastoral councils and other bodies already established at the diocesan and parish level.

Particular emphasis is placed in the framework on the recognition of the equal dignity of women in the Church.

“Today, although some women are satisfied with their role in the Church, the attention of the Plenary Council has been frequently drawn to the task that remains, particularly with regard to the participation of women in leadership structures and of governance,” the document said.

“Authentic witness to the equal dignity of all baptized persons requires addressing issues of power imbalance, decision-making, authority, and agency.”

The framework includes proposed motions to address these issues, including ensuring greater representation of women at all levels of church governance, national, diocesan and parochial.

Discussing the principle of synodality, the cadre notes that Pope Francis has often spoken out against “a culture of clericalism that promotes privilege and permits the abuse of power,” and stressed that such a clerical culture “can be prove particularly divisive if sacramental power is too closely identified with power in general.

Draft measures propose that the plenary council undertake to respect the principle according to which “that decision-making is not reserved to those who exercise sacramental power” and that, since “the power of decision in the Church is most often exercised by men, care should be taken to pay attention to women’s voices when discussing all matters.

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Australia’s bishops announced the plenary council, Australia’s first since the 1930s, in 2018.

A plenary council is a regional assembly — one for the whole territory of an episcopal conference — which, according to the canon law of the Church, meets to discuss “the growth of the faith, the organization of the pastoral community and the regulation of morals”. and of the common ecclesiastical discipline which must be observed, promoted and protected. It can only be convened by a conference of bishops, with the authorization of the Vatican.

Like a synod, plenary councils often involve the presence of various types of experts, lay and clerical, although only serving diocesan bishops, auxiliary bishops, and coadjutor bishops in the territory have a deliberative vote on the proceedings.

Unlike a synod, which is a purely consultative process, a plenary council can establish canonical norms binding for the entire region on anything that does not contradict the universal law of the Church, or divine and natural law – although its decisions are submitted to the Vatican Review.

The council’s second General Assembly is due to meet in the first week of July and the council’s final acts should be ready to be sent to Rome for ratification by August.

There are nearly 5.5 million Catholics in Australia, which is the largest Christian denomination in the country and constitutes almost a quarter of the country’s population.

A study 2016 found that less than 12% of Australian Catholics attend Mass on a typical weekend. The same study found that a growing share of Mass attendees in Australia were immigrants to the country, with less than 10% of Australian-born Catholics typically attending Mass. More than 40% of Mass attendees in 2016 were at least 65 years old, according to the study. .

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Ed. note: This report was edited shortly after its publication to clarify that the proposals circulated by the editorial board were formulated in response to previous meetings of council participants.

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