AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime shakes hands with parishioners outside St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks after a Sunday worship service on Sept. 24. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, in the business center of the Interior region’s largest city, is distinctly Alaskan in its wood and its words.Log buildings are ubiquitous Alaskan structures, both the homes and churches – from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the small town of Nenana to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in the Interior village of Venetie. And in Fairbanks, St. Matthew’s presents a familiar facade to the worshippers who enter the log church on First Avenue.What sets St. Matthew’s apart from churches in the Lower 48 is what is said inside: Every Sunday, the congregation recites the Lord’s Prayer and doxology in Gwich’in, the Native language most common in the region. The congregation, a mix of white and Native families, doesn’t offer a full service in modern Gwich’in, however, because official services in the language don’t exist in the Episcopal Church – at least not yet.“I would love it,” said Irene Roberts, who serves as an usher at St. Matthew’s.On Sept. 24, she greeted dozens of Episcopal bishops and their spouses as they filled her church’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday service, at the midpoint of the six-day House of Bishops meeting in Fairbanks. “It only took me 83 years to see this many ginkhii ch’oo,” Roberts said, using the Gwich’in term for bishops.The Diocese of Alaska, which hosted the bishops Sept. 21 to 26, is overseeing work on the first modern Gwich’in translation of the Book of Common Prayer. Those efforts got a boost this year with a $40,000 grant from the Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering program, or UTO. When the translation is done, services in the Native language finally will be possible for any ginkhii, or priest, who wants to offer them.“It will be an opportunity for people to worship in the language they speak and with the prayer book that they use,” Alaska Bishop Mark Lattime said. “This has a lot of support from elders and folks in the Interior who are excited to be making it happen.”The Book of Common Prayer has been translated into more than 200 languages, including Takudh (pronounced “tah-GOH”), a Canadian dialect related to Gwich’in. St. Matthew’s also has a hymn book in Takudh. But the Takudh prayer book is more than 100 years old, and Takudh isn’t the language Alaskan Natives like Roberts speak and read in their daily lives.“Some of the hymns, I know the tune, but the words are difficult for me,” Roberts said.Irene Roberts, left, joins the congregation at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Fairbanks, Alaska, in reciting the Lord’s Prayer in her native Gwich’in language on Sept. 24. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe Takudh translation of the Book of Common Prayer was completed in the late 1800s by Archdeacon Robert McDonald, an early Anglican missionary who is credited with helping the indigenous people put their spoken language into written words. But McDonald’s translation was based on the Canadian prayer book, not the one used by today’s Episcopal churches, and it has not been updated as the language evolved. The Takudh of McDonald’s translation is a dialect distinct from the modern Gwich’in spoken by many of Alaska’s Episcopalians.At the same time, the Gwich’in people of Alaska, like other Native tribes, have struggled to maintain their traditional culture, customs and way of life, and that includes their language. The younger generation is more comfortable speaking English than the language of their ancestors, said Allan Hayton, who works as language revitalization program director for the Doyon Foundation, the charity branch of one of Alaska’s 12 regional Native corporations. “One of the aspects of language revitalization is the prestige of the language and its public visibility,” Hayton said. To preserve, it should be spoken at home, in schools, in churches and at other public gatherings, Hayton said. “The more we can create for them … the occasion to hear the language in a public setting, all of those things make a big difference.”Hayton is a member of St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks and the head translator for the diocese’s Book of Common Prayer project. On Sept. 21, the opening day of the House of Bishops meeting, Hayton also was invited to the bishops’ 4 p.m. Eucharist to read the gospel passage in Gwich’in.Allan Hayton reads the gospel passage Sept. 21 during the Eucharist on the opening day of the House of Bishops meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceHe met with Native elders over the summer to begin work on translating the Rite II Eucharist. That work built on the diocese’s success in 2015 partnering with the Yukon Native Language Centre to celebrate a Holy Eucharist entirely in Gwich’in at St. Matthew’s.The scope of that earlier effort was limited, and a full translation may take years. But Hayton and church leaders think the effort will pay off in time. With the UTO grant, they hope to translate the Ministry of the Word and Great Thanksgiving Prayer A, as well as to start translation of the Collects and Prayers of the People.The goal is to publish a Gwich’in liturgical supplement that can be used alongside the English language prayer book. Translations into other indigenous languages may follow.If services can be offered in Native languages, “more people in Alaska will understand the service and might come participate,” Hayton said.“It would be easy for me,” Roberts said outside St. Matthew’s after the Sept. 24 service. She was born in Fort Yukon and later lived in the tiny village of Circle before moving to Fairbanks.Roberts is encouraged by efforts to preserve the Gwich’in language. “It makes me sad that we’re losing it.” Even in remote villages, English often drowns out the Native tongue, she said, and younger generations aren’t being taught their people’s language. She said she sometimes answers her phone in Gwich’in only to have callers hang up on her, even fellow Alaska Natives.“A lot of us are not speaking [Gwich’in] to our kids, and we should,” she said.Earlier Sept. 24, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry had preached at St. Matthew’s on the theme of family, based on the gospel reading.“Jesus came to show us how to be the family of God,” Curry repeated throughout the sermon, and he took a moment to underscore the breadth of the family that Jesus had in mind.“Make disciples of all nations, all stripes and types, all ethnicities. Teach them, indigenous folk and other folk. Teach them, black and white. Teach them, Anglo and Latino,” Curry said. “Make them a family, when you teach them and baptize them into the very life of God.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska House of Bishops, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab House of Bishops Fall 2017, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Collierville, TN September 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm I grew up when the Roman Catholic liturgy was still in Latin and though I studied Latin for 9 years and found it comfortable to worship in that language, English was still much more accessible & I was happy when English was introduced into liturgy. Can’t imagine what it would be like to NEVER be able to worship in English. Now that I’m Episcopalian, I am glad that our sisters and brothers in Alaska will be able to worship using their primary language. Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Indigenous Ministries, Joseph A McCauley says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Alaskan Episcopalians eager to worship in Native language with Book of Common Prayer translation Press Release Service Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY By David PaulsenPosted Sep 28, 2017 Liturgy & Music Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (2) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC September 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm This is a worthy endeavor. 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New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is offering Habits of Grace, a weekly meditation to help Episcopalians cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new video meditation will be posted on Mondays through June.” — Presiding Bishop Michael CurryJune 5, 2020: For Quiet ConfidenceI had intended to do our Habits of Grace earlier this week on Monday or Tuesday, as I usually do, and then so many things began to happen, both in our country and in our wider world that I wasn’t able to get to it.In the midst of all that was going on, there were a few moments when so much was happening so fast and it was so chaotic, that at one point, I was on a Zoom call with a member of our staff and we were working on videos and interviews and it was so much and so chaotic, I remember just saying, “Let’s just stop, and pray.”And the prayer I prayed was a prayer from our prayer book. It’s toward the end of the prayer book on page 832 called “For Quiet Confidence”. This prayer is based on a time in the life of the prophet Isaiah, when the people of Judah and Jerusalem were living in a time when their country was in turmoil and things were uncertain and chaos seemed to be ruling.The prophet Isaiah said, “You must remember that it is in returning and rest, that you will be saved; in quietness and confidence, you will find your strength.” And this is the prayer we prayed and I offer it for all of us. Let us pray:Oh, God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and in rest, we shall be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength. By the might of thy Spirit, lift us, we pray thee to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.God love you and keep the faith.Hábitos de gracia, 5 de junio de 2020: una invitación para ti, del obispo primado CurryJune 5, 2020Mientras 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 todas las semanas durante el mes de junio. Estas meditaciones pueden verse en cualquier momento haciendo clic aquí.5 de junio de 2020: Por confianza y tranquilidadTenía la intención de hacer nuestros Hábitos de Gracia a principios de esta semana, el lunes o el martes, como lo hago habitualmente, y luego comenzaron a suceder tantas cosas, tanto en nuestro país como en nuestro mundo en general, que no pude lograrlo.En medio de todo lo que estaba pasando, hubo algunos momentos en los que estaban sucediendo tantas cosas con tanta rapidez, y era tan caótico, que en un momento, en medio de una llamada de Zoom con un miembro de nuestro personal y trabajando en videos y entrevistas, y era tan intenso y caótico que recuerdo haber dicho, «Detengámonos y oremos».Y la oración que recé fue una oración de nuestro Libro de Oración. Está hacia el final del Libro de Oración en la página 723 y se titula «Por confianza y tranquilidad». Esta oración se basa en un momento de la vida del profeta Isaías, cuando el pueblo de Judá y Jerusalén vivían en una época en que su país estaba en crisis y las cosas eran inciertas y parecía que imperaba el caos.El profeta Isaías dijo: «En el arrepentimiento y la calma está tu salvación, en la serenidad y la confianza está tu fuerza». Y esta es la oración que ofrezco por todos nosotros. Oremos:Oh Dios de paz, tú nos has enseñado que en la conversión y entrega seremos salvos, y en la tranquilidad y confianza estará nuestra Fortaleza: Por el poder de tu Espíritu, te suplicamos nos eleves a tu presencia, en donde podamos estar quietos y saber que tú eres Dios; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. AménDios les ama y les guarde en la fe. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Habits of Grace, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Habits of Grace: For Quiet Confidence Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Howard Lake | 28 April 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Anne Diamond becomes patron of National Obesity Forum About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Celebrity Volunteering 67 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Journalist and health campaigner Anne Diamond has become the patron of the National Obesity Forum, the charity which was established by clinicians in 2000 to raise awareness of the growing health impact that being overweight or obese was having on patients and the National Health Service (NHS).Ms Diamond’s role will be to increase awareness of the growing prevalence of obesity and its dangers, and to call for urgent action from health care professionals so that sufferers can be helped. She is writing a book about the global obesity epidemic.During her career, Anne Diamond has helped launch awareness drives concerning cervical cancer screening, autism, dyslexia and vaccination programmes. She was awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for spearheading the 1991 “Back to Sleep” campaign to prevent cot death.www.nationalobesityforum.org.uk
Main image: Fiona Goldsby being awarded the Vicky Clement-Jones Award, for people who have used a personal cancer experience to help others.L-R: Tanya Taylor, Fundraising Manager, Lincolnshire and South Nottinghamshire, Macmillan Cancer Support; Fiona Goldsby, Chair, The Merry Macs of Lincoln Volunteer Fundraising Team, Macmillan Cancer Support; Sue Kirk MBE DipHSM, Vice-President, Macmillan Cancer Support; Rt Revd Lowson 72nd Bishop of Lincoln. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: meet the fundraiser Volunteers A Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser and author has become the first ambassador for ASTRiiD: a charity that connects people suffering from long-term illness with businesses who need skilled volunteers or staff.Fiona Goldsby, 42, was diagnosed with a benign tumour in 2008, which quickly became aggressive in 2010 when she was given 18 months to three years to live, forcing her to leave her full-time job.Eight years on and crediting finding a meaningful role in fundraising as a major factor in her ability to outlive her prognosis, Fiona is now an ASTRiiD (Available Skills for Training, Refreshing, Improvement, Innovation and Development) ambassador.Founded in July 2017 by David Shutts, OBE, after he was diagnosed with incurable and inoperable advanced cancer ASTRiiD is an online matchmaking service that provides meaningful work to those with long-term, often incurable and advanced health problems. The charity seeks to leverage the ‘invisible talent pool’ – skilled people living with chronic illness, who have slipped off the employment radar and have the potential to bridge the UK’s skills gap.Fiona has become an ambassador for ASTRiiD following her own fight to find meaningful work. At the time of her diagnosis Fiona was the Business Support Manager for her local authority with responsibility for a team within the Highways division. When an MRI scan revealed that her tumour was growing aggressively Fiona was booked in for an operation to remove it and had to go on sick leave from work.Six months later, Fiona learned the tumour had returned so chemotherapy was required with immediate effect. In August 2011 Fiona was finally told that her tumour had shrunk and was stable. Having had the support of two Macmillan nurses throughout her journey, she organised a coffee morning fundraiser, and then decided to get more involved in the charity. Since 2013, she has raised a quarter of a million pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.She said:“The key to getting better from any illness is being positive. Loneliness and sadness are negative emotions, which fester and do no good. But, when you feel you are doing something worthwhile, it has an impact. You want to get out of bed in the morning, you want to achieve. Humans need social interaction and we need to feel that we are contributing to society – and that’s why I’m passionate about ASTRiiD and my new role as a charity ambassador.” Melanie May | 19 February 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 107 total views, 3 views today The fundraiser helping the chronically ill find meaningful work with ASTRiiD 108 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8
News RSF_en In Bulgaria, the police forces are authorised to obtain data from mobile phone operators’ cell phone towers without prior judicial authorisation in order to track quarantined or hospitalized persons who do not comply with these measures. Only within 24 hours of receiving such data, the police must inform a judge, who may or may not approve the request. Until now, such a regime had existed only in exceptional cases such as the direct threat of a terrorist act. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation The Israeli company NSO has unveiled software that allows governments to track the spread of the coronavirus. This is the company that was recently accused of selling surveillance software to Saudi Arabia that was allegedly used to spy on the journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to his murder in October 2018. NSO’s interest in civilian software is seen as a threat to the public’s sensitive data. According to Bloomberg, a dozen countries are already testing the software. Similar technology is already being used in Israel to locate people who have been in contact with those carrying the virus. The Israeli journalists’ union petitioned the high court on 14 March for journalists to be specifically excluded from this monitoring. In South Korea, the government is using an app to monitor people in quarantine and to send all South Koreans texts that provide safety guidance and report the movements of persons newly diagnosed with the virus, giving a link to a list of the places they visited before being diagnosed. Controversial measures have also been announced in Germany and Austria, which have given government bodies permission to analyse aggregated and anonymized location data. A proposal by Germany’s Ministry of Health to draw on individual mobile phone data to identify possible contact persons was withdrawn after heavy criticism. But discussions are continuing about a mobile phone app for monitoring carriers. June 2, 2021 Find out more In China, the government has massively extended its use of surveillance technology to track and control the movements of its citizens. The online payment app Alipay is being used to transmit the personal data of individuals, including their location and ID number, to the police. Further analogue checkpoints and widespread use of facial recognition cameras are rendering anonymous travel and public movement close to impossible. These steps come amidst increased online censorship and a severe crackdown on critical voices. To guarantee the anonymity and protection of journalists’ sources, RSF calls on governments to ensure that any Bluetooth contact-tracing app satisfies the following requirements:It should store as little data as possible and only as much as strictly necessary. Its use must be voluntary.It must be published as open source software from the start. The same applies to changes to the app through software updates. Only in this manner can independent experts evaluate the software and check whether it guarantees anonymity and the protection of sources.All data collected through the app must be strictly protected from any other use by intelligence agencies, other government agencies or corporations. Clearly specified deletion deadlines must be an essential part of the solution; compliance with these deadlines must be verified by an independent body.The creation of private databases with the temporary identification numbers (IDs) of a Corona tracking app must be prevented at all costs.Subsequent extensions of the purpose of such an app, e.g. to control or to check adherence to lockdown measures and contact restrictions, must be categorically excluded.The Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons emitted by mobile phones may only be used to combat chains of infection. Any other use, even for commercial purposes, which a user has not explicitly agreed to, must be prohibited. As soon as the concrete security risks of a Bluetooth-based solution can be assessed, the digital security risks must be carefully and transparently weighed up against the expected benefits of the solution. News Help by sharing this information “During a global public health crisis, journalists play a crucial role in guaranteeing the right to information,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “They must be able to move about and communicate with their sources confidentially. And to cover the crisis, journalists may need to contact carriers of the virus. It is essential that the technological measures deployed by governments do not endanger this confidentiality.” to go further In addition to its system of CCTV cameras with facial recognition, Russia has developed a “Social Monitoring” mobile phone app that assists “self-discipline” by those who have caught the virus. Launched on the Google Play store on the evening of 31 March and removed the next day, it has received a great deal of criticism from IT specialists because of its security flaws. The app requires every possible permission, including access to personal and banking data, location, microphone and camera, and shares this data via unprotected channels. On 1 April, Moscow city hall IT department chief Eduard Lysenko said the app was only for coronavirus carriers, who would be given a smartphone by the authorities. They are also developing a system for tracing the people with whom carriers have been in contact. June 2, 2021 Find out more The United Nations, OSCE and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a joint statement on 19 March about the growing use of surveillance technology tools to track the spread of the coronavirus. It said it was crucial that “such tools be limited in use, both in terms of purpose and time, and that (…) the protection of journalistic sources and other freedoms be rigorously protected.” ChinaRussiaIsraelSouth KoreaEcuadorSouth AfricaBulgariaGermanyAustriaSingaporeAsia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa AmericasAfrica Online freedomsProtecting sources Internet To combat the spread of the virus, several governments are opting to deploy contact-tracing apps that use the short-distance Bluetooth signal to detect when people have been in close proximity. They include the government of Singapore which is using an app called TraceTogether. Although downloaded more than a million times, it nonetheless missed half of the new cases. Germany is currently considering use of a Bluetooth-based app. Contagion effect in democracies Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, authoritarian states such as China and Russia and democratic ones such as Israel, Bulgaria, South Africa and Ecuador have reported using mobile phone location data to contain the virus. RSF recognizes the need for effective measures to check its spread, but urges government leaders to ensure that such measures guarantee anonymity and respect for the confidentiality of journalist’s sources. News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific On 25 March, the European Commission asked telecommunications companies to hand over user data streams as a means to track and predict the spread of the virus “for the common good.” ChinaRussiaIsraelSouth KoreaEcuadorSouth AfricaBulgariaGermanyAustriaSingaporeAsia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa AmericasAfrica Online freedomsProtecting sources Internet Bluetooth app for analysing and containing the epidemic June 7, 2021 Find out more When governments use mobile phone location and contact data to trace the recent contacts of coronavirus carriers with the aim of containing the spread of the virus, they must ensure that these measures are proportionate, transparent and time-limited and are not used to spy on journalists or violate the confidentiality of their sources, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warns. Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Other governments have announced similar measures. On 17 March, the government of Ecuador issued a decree authorizing satellite surveillance of mobile phones and the use of location data to contain the epidemic. On 2 April, the South African government passed an amendment providing for specific requests for access to data from the country’s telecommunications operators to identify the number of people infected within a particular area. The amendment stipulates, among other things, that the content of electronic communications cannot be captured. News April 10, 2020 Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom
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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.) — A 25-year-old man is accused of killing seven people — including his parents and uncle — in slayings that unfolded at two separate crime scenes in Sumner County, Tennessee, authorities said.Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley called the killings one of “the most horrific cases” he has covered. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch on Monday described it as “gruesome” and “complex.”The suspect, 25-year-old Michael Cummins, was found in a remote area near the crime scenes on Saturday, authorities said. Six were found dead at one crime scene on Saturday and one was found dead at the other.The suspect’s parents, David Cummins, 51, and Clara Cummins, 44, and the suspect’s uncle, Charles Hosale, 45, were among the six found dead at the Charles Brown Road scene, Rausch said at a news conference Monday.Authorities are working to determine the relationship between Michael Cummins and the other victims at the first scene. Those victims were identified as 12-year-old Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee; Sapphire’s mother, Rachel McGlothlin-Pee; and Sapphire’s grandmother, Marsha Nuckols, authorities said.The seventh victim, Shirley Fehrle, was found dead at her home a short distance away on Luby Brown Road, according to the TBI. Fehrle had no known relationship to the suspect, authorities said.An eighth victim, a female relative of Michael Cummins, survived and was in critical condition on Monday, said Rausch.Police have not said how the victims were killed.Michael Cummins, who has a prior criminal history, was shot by an officer during his arrest on Saturday and suffered non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. He remains hospitalized on Monday and has not been formally charged, authorities said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Vulcano Fincantieri launches bow-section of Italian Navy Vulcano-class LSS April 10, 2017 View post tag: Fincantieri View post tag: LSS Authorities Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the bow section of Italian Navy’s new logistic support ship in a March 10 ceremony in Riva Trigoso, Italy.The launched bow section is 94 meters long, 24 meters wide, 16.3 meters high, and weighs about 4.100 tons. It will now be transported by sea to the shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia), where it will be assembled to set up the entire unit with the stern section.Work on the ship started in February, 2016, while a keel laying ceremony was held six month later, in July.The new Vulcano-class logistic support ship is built under the Navy’s fleet renewal plan and is replacing the old Stromboli-class fleet replenishment oilers that have been in service with the Italian Navy for 42 years.The Italian fleet renewal plan is a €3.5 billion project that includes six patrol vessels, with four more in option, and one logistic support unit. Fincantieri and Finmeccanica are the main contractors where Fincantieri’s share amounts to approx. €2.3 billion while Finmeccanica will receive the remaining €1.2 billion.Future ITS Vulcano (hull number: 6259) will be a 165-meter ship featuring hospital and healthcare capabilities thanks to the presence of a fully equipped hospital, complete with operating rooms, radiology and analysis rooms, a dentist’s office and hospital rooms capable of hosting up to 12 seriously injured patients.The ship is capable of combining capacity to transport and transfer to other transport vessels used for liquids (diesel fuel, jet fuel, fresh water) and solids (emergency spare parts, food and ammunitions) and to perform at sea repairs and maintenance work for other vessels.Vulcano is scheduled to be delivered to the navy in 2019.Varo troncone prua della #LSS (Logistic Support Ship) a #castellammaredistabia “Madrina, in nome di Dio, taglia!” #MarinaMilitare pic.twitter.com/7pymjpqWV6— Marina Militare (@ItalianNavy) April 10, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri launches bow-section of Italian Navy Vulcano-class LSS View post tag: Italian Navy Share this article