EU Referendum: Statement by the Primus of Scotland

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the U.K. with the following statement.The decision of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is one of the most significant political events of our generation. It turns away from the long term project of building a new Europe following the devastation of two World Wars. It aspires to reclaim national sovereignty and to establish Britain as a major independent world trading nation.The people have spoken and the will of the people must be respected.In a hard-fought and at times bruising campaign, it has been clear that debate about Europe has allowed a number of difficult issues to come to the surface. The debate and the patterns of voting suggest that our politicians in recent years may not have paid sufficient attention to some of the deeper issues which are present in our life. The inevitable and necessary period of reflection which must now follow will allow space for questions of poverty and immigration to be explored.Those of us who live in Scotland are aware that the outcome of the Referendum is potentially of great significance. We hope that our politicians on all sides will take time for careful reflection and consultation.This a time when we should hold all of our political leaders in our prayers.Chillingworth also spoke on BBC Scotland this morning with the following Thought for the Day.So now we know. There is some sense of an end point. But this leave result really marks the beginning of a long period – a time for working out of the implications of the choice which the people have made. That will occupy us for years to come.It’s another beginning too – the beginning of the process by which we find healing after a bruising Referendum Campaign. It’s part of the way we do things that there are some issues so important that we should ‘let the people decide’. But as the campaign has run its course over the past weeks and months, there has been growing concern about whether that has led to a tendency to over-simplify complex issues and to political debate which has at times been fractious and angry. We may regret this – but it also shows how important this choice has been.So now we have to put it all together again.Faith can be about many things. I believe that it’s particularly about how we deal the painful past and find healing – in less religious language it how we let go and make a new start. You can probably hear in my accent a bit of Northern Ireland – where I was one of many who worked to lay to rest the legacy – not just of a short and bruising Referendum campaign – but of hundreds of years of bad history.To say that ‘that was then and now is now’ isn’t enough. You have be able again to recognise the ‘other’ person as somebody of integrity – that person whom you may have thought and maybe said was lying or scaremongering or bringing in issues which were nothing to do with the matter in hand.That means relationship – lots of coffee and talking which is serious and quiet. It means that, in the period of difficulty and uncertainty into which we are entering, our elected representatives express clarity but have the courage to be flexible.To fight the political battles with passion – that’s what politicians are for. But they must also build the agreements which bring measured and ordered movement. That’s what the people who have voted now need. 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News story: Rejection policy widens for first registrations

first_imgIn August 2017, we announced plans to trial a wider set of rejection criteria on first registration applications (FR1). Following successful tests, four new rejection criteria will be applied from today (8 October 2018), when: The other 3 rejection criteria relate to applications for first registration that rely on copy deeds: We will continue to monitor and review the trial to determine its impact and will keep you updated on its progress. the first option in panel 3 of the FR1 has been completed (the attached plan and shown), but a plan hasn’t been supplied the extent of the land sought to be registered cannot be clearly identified on the Ordnance Survey map from the description provided in panel 3, or documentation sent with the application panels 14 to 16 are completed incorrectly how to make applications for first registrations based on copy deeds more about first registration, in our practice guide 1. what to enclose, or attach, and all relevant information before sending us your application, in our checklist: applications for first registration an AP1 application form is submitted instead of an FR1 application form panel 3 of the FR1 is not completed (extent of land sought to be registered) panel 5 of the FR1 is not completed or no fee has been lodged (value of land and fee paid) panel 12 of FR1 is not completed (certificate of title) when the conveyancer’s certificate has not been sent when a mix of copy and original deeds have been sent with an application that contains a conveyancer’s certificate when all copy deeds have not been certified within 3 months of sending them to us, or the certification is undated, or the address of the conveyancer is not included in the certification The notes in the side panels of form FR1 have been updated.In our customer charter we set out our commitment to customers, and how by working together we’ll achieve simpler, faster and cheaper conveyancing.We commit to be open and transparent in our dealings with customers and to deliver accuracy standards, but customers need to play their part. We are working hard to achieve these goals and balance customer needs against the duty we hold to land and property owners. Internally we are improving our caseworkers’ practices to enhance the quality of the data we share and the consistency of the application enquiries (requisitions) we send you. We have also developed a range of webinars that provide practical guidance on how to prepare and send us applications.Planned trialFollowing the success of last year’s test to widen the rejection criteria, we will trial a further 6 criteria from today. The Registration Completion Service (RCS) has been consulted about the changes and implementation date.Three criteria relate to the first registration application form (FR1). We feel customers should get these points right every time. During the trial applications will be rejected when: Previously, when the conveyancer’s certificate had not been sent with the application, or a combination of copy and original deeds were sent, we sent you an application enquiry requesting the original deeds. From today, rejected applications for these points can be resent with the copy deeds, allowing original deeds to be retained in your possession.In the past, when the copy deeds were not certified correctly, we requested additional certified copies. From today, when these applications are rejected we will return the certified copy deeds to you for amendment.Business customers can find out:last_img read more

Heisler: Lakers front office needs to catch up – and grow up

first_imgSo much for the Lakers’ season, which no one envisioned watching the South Bay Lakers finish up for them.Lakers fans hope the team knows what it did wrong … more than Jeanie Buss acknowledging they didn’t “live up to the brand,” which is nice but hardly specific.Of course, if they know what’s wrong, their only organizational change won’t be scapegoating Coach Luke Walton, as they’re sure to do as soon as the season ends.Their problem isn’t in their stars with LeBron James still playing like LeBron James at 34, and capable of attracting help if he has to invite recruits on his TV show, superstar by superstar, starting as he did with Anthony Davis. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Johnson thought he and Pelinka had it covered.The high-strung West had been high-maintenance as Lakers GM, needing constant reassurance and often hinting at leaving. Johnson once joked he would believe it “when I see Jerry standing at the podium.”West finally did bolt in a stunning move in 2000, walking away from a three-year, $4.5 million deal, with Shaq and Kobe having just won the first of their three titles in a row.West didn’t even appear at the podium when the team made the announcement. Nor did Jerry Buss, commenting in a prepared statement.Nevertheless, West at 80 remains what he always was, someone who makes everyone in the room smarter.For the Lakers, the failure to bring him back remains what it always was, a long-running miscalculation about who they were.Of course, the Lakers just got a season-long course in who they are and what they need. Now to see if they get it.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published weekly during the NBA season with the Southern California News Group. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Pelinka knows the NBA from his years as an agent, but his prior career might have complicated this one in dealings with some former competitors.Whatever it was, things blew up last summer between the Lakers and Aaron Mintz, the agent for Paul George and Julius Randle (and former Laker D’Angelo Russell).The Lakers fumed when George went to OKC without even meeting with them after having blown them so many kisses.The next thing you know, the Lakers had released Randle, writing off their four-season investment in him and his ascending curve, averaging 19.5 points per game after the All-Star break in his final season with them.Even if the Lakers were right in thinking Randle didn’t fit with James, they should have been able to get a first-round pick for him. Instead, they got nothing.It was just one more bad call in a long list.Instead of surrounding James with shooters, Johnson announced that wasn’t the way to beat Golden State … a totally addled theory that flew in the face of the most basic principle … before reversing himself at midseason, giving away promising center Ivica Zubac in their search for someone who could make the open 3-pointers LeBron freed them up to take.Even more fundamental than that, they should have recognized they weren’t ready to challenge the Warriors in a transitional season with so much money saved for this summer and so many new arrivals on one-year deals.If Johnson had questions about Walton, as events would suggest, Magic should have had realistic goals, making it possible to back Luke, who had earned it, coaching last season’s young team to 35 wins after a 12-27 start.Instead, Johnson went off on Walton after seven games, making him a lame duck before Thanksgiving.Amazingly, in light of all the Lakers did wrong, what they did right was spectacular, landing James, bringing them to the threshold of putting together a LeBron-A.D. nucleus that could make this debacle worth it.Even so, the Lakers’ front office has a lot of growing up and catching up to do. Theirs was once the Mount Olympus of front offices, with “the Jerrys,” Buss and West, building the marquee franchise of the post-Bill Russell NBA.West was often on the golf course by noon, himself, but not before coming into the office and returning calls to everyone who had called, from GMs to agents to the lowliest writer from the smallest newspaper.Aside from brains, West’s gregariousness made him special. GMs tended to interact in networks – Dean Smith guys, Jack Ramsay guys, Don Nelson guys – but West was welcome in all, spending hours a day on the phone with his peers, making him as well informed as anyone in the league.When their “Showtime” team got old, the Jerrys rebuilt from ground zero in five years, the time it took to get Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant after Magic’s 1991 retirement.Of course, the question now is how West, the Lakers icon, became a Clipper.Wrapping up his time as a Warriors consultant in 2017, West hoped to be invited back to the Lakers, but he wasn’t asked.The Lakers’ indifference to rehiring him went back years. If the idea of paying someone millions merely to consult would start with West, it wouldn’t be with his old team.Buss continued to value his counsel after West stepped down as Memphis GM in 2007, but never thought of paying for what he got for free … not to mention the unsettling effect it would have on son Jim Buss, the anointed scion of basketball operations.Cut to 2017 when West’s consulting deal with the Warriors ran out, with the team having just won two titles and about to get No. 3.West was close with Magic and Jeanie Buss. Jerry’s son, Ryan, was a well-regarded team executive.It seemed a perfect fit … just not to the Lakers as West acknowledged, sadly, announcing he would, instead, join the Clippers.“Sometimes I thought in my life that maybe that (rejoining the Lakers) might be something that I can revisit, or they would want me to revisit, but that didn’t happen,” West told Dan Patrick. “It kind of sent me a message that they wanted to go elsewhere …”All together in Lakerdom … gulp!The Lakers could think of myriad reasons for not rehiring West.He was 79.Related Articlescenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNor do I believe Walton was the problem.Foremost in the bumbling was their front office, which was behind the curve in wisdom, poise, awareness and, shockingly, effort.Magic Johnson isn’t actually a full-timer in the usual NBA sense. He’s rarely in the Lakers’ office, big-footing the process like Michael Jordan in Charlotte.Not that there aren’t other head guys with light schedules but they have No. 2 guys who take up the slack.Johnson’s GM Rob Pelinka is a bright guy, but like Magic isn’t a regular on the scouting trail, or wasn’t until they realized they were looking at a lottery pick instead of a playoff berth.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Here’s who the Yankees could want from teams targeting Clint Frazier

first_img MLB trade rumors: Mets want ‘multiple top prospects’ in exchange for Noah Syndergaard The Yankees do not want to trade Clint Frazier.It’s understandable. There is nothing worse for an MLB team than trading a player or designating one for assignment and seeing them succeed with other teams. The Astros still regret letting J.D. Martinez walk and New York could very well do the same if they trade Frazier.But no matter how much the Yankees don’t want to trade the 2013 No. 5 pick, absolutely no player in baseball is untradeable. Related News MLB trade rumors: Here’s who the Tigers could want from teams targeting Matthew Boyd MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Matthew Boyd monitored by at least 5 teams So who would the Yankees trade Frazier for? We took a shot at guessing who it might take, and also, who we doubt they would deal him for, and for good measure, who they might possibly deal him for.Players the Yankees would want for Clint FrazierNoah Syndergaard, pitcher, MetsYes, Syndergaard has underachieved this year. Yes, he struggles to stay healthy and has had difficulty adjusting to the game in 2019. But, he has already dominated in a World Series, he is just 26 years old, he has two years of team control remaining and still has some of the best stuff in all of MLB. New York would likely give up Frazier to get him, it’s just a matter if the Mets make him available.Luis Castillo, pitcher, RedsThe Yankees would give up Clint Frazier along with a package of several players in a heartbeat to get Castillo. The 26-year-old has four years of team control remaining and at 26, New York would be getting every single year in his prime. And his prime is All-Star level. New York would have zero hesitation in giving up Frazier to get Castillo, but the bad news is, one source was not optimistic when speaking to SNY about a possible Castillo trade to anyone: “Do u do stand up comedy in ur spare time ? That’s hilarious ! Nfw !”Players the Yankees likely would not trade Clint Frazier forMadison Bumgarner, pitcher, GiantsThis one is tough because Bumgarner does have the playoff pedigree to warrant a move like this, but he is a rental. He will be a free agent after this season and to think the Yankees will give up a player with multiple years of control like Frazier to get Bumgarner doesn’t fit general manager Brian Cashman’s MO. Matthew Boyd, pitcher, TigersWe like Matthew Boyd a lot. He was primed for a good year this season after a solid second half last year and he has responded with a career year. But, he does have just one half of a very good year under his belt, so it would be very difficult to give up a controllable player like Frazier to get an uncertain quantity like Boyd. In addition to that, the Tigers will probably want more than a one-for-one trade, Boyd for Frazier, here. It will take more than one player which makes giving up Frazier even less likely.Players the Yankees might trade Clint Frazier forMarcus Stroman, pitcher, Blue JaysStroman is a New York native, has some high-intensity pitching experience in the championship at the World Baseball Classic, has had a borderline Cy Young year and has a year of team control left. But he has been inconsistent at times, has dealt with some injury issues and pitches to a lot of contact which doesn’t necessarily work as well in today’s postseason format. The Yankees have been linked to Stroman, but it’s unclear if they would deal for him at all, and for just one additional year of control, the Yankees probably won’t deal Frazier for him. But there’s just something telling us the Yankees very well could do it in this instance, especially considering he may be willing to re-sign in New York.Zack Wheeler, pitcher, MetsWheeler is a rental and the Mets have all but said he will be dealt. And of the pitchers on this list, only Syndergaard has better pure stuff. Wheeler is the type of guy who could step into a new venue and be an absolute world beater, kind of along the lines of what Nathan Eovaldi did for the Red Sox last year. Is that enough for the Yankees to take a chance and deal Frazier for him? Maybe.last_img read more

‘Valorant’ patch notes 1.0: New agent, map and game mode added for game’s release

first_imgWidened mid-lane chokepoint, added in crates and boxes while opening it up for a better sightline.New game mode: Spike RushRiot Games added in the Spike Rush game mode, which simplifies the normal game mode; each player spawns with a spike and the same weapon.Here’s a full round from the brand new Spike Rush game mode in #VALORANT.- All Attacking players spawn with a Spike- Everyone has the same weapon each round- Orbs are scattered across the map with unique buffs- First to four round wins pic.twitter.com/ywoHh4bJz5— Valorant News (@ValorantUpdates) June 2, 2020Competitive modeNot available at launch as Riot Games continues to improve user experience and prepare it for esports competition. MiscellaneousFixed framerate drops during combatDying to a non-enemy will not grant ultimate pointsAdded chat restrictions for repeat offendersVarious bug and UE fixes As expected and promised, Riot Games levied some nerfs and buffs to its current playable characters, while adding in Reyna, a Mexican agent, to the already 10 playable agents in the game. Riot has also added Ascent, a new map which invites some more open fighting as opposed to flanks.So without further ado, your first official patch from Riot Games and their new game “Valorant:”MORE: ‘Valorant’ Agent and abilities list — What to know about every agent in the game’Valorant’ patch notes 1.0Agent updatesSage: Healing Orb cooldown increased to 45 seconds from 30Barrier Orb health decreased from 1000 to 800Barrier Orb duration decreased to 30 from 40Barrier Orb now shows up on teammates mini-mapRazeBlast Pack damage radius decreased from 2 meters to 1 meterJettCloud Burst duration decreased from 7 seconds to 4 secondsTailwind ability breaks free of Cypher’s TrapwiresPhoenixBlaze duration increased to 8 seconds from 6 secondsBlaze damage increased from 15 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.033 secondsBlaze healing increased from 3 every 0.25 second to 1 every 0.16 secondsHot Hands healing decreased from 3 every 0.25 seconds to 1 every 0.08s secondCurveball max flash duration increased from 0.8 seconds to 1.1 secondRun it Back ability automatically reloads all weapons on respawnOmenParanoia is now equipped instead of quickcast; close-range hit detection improvedDark Cover now allows Omen to see through walls in a “phaser” world, and can place smokes accordinglyDark Cover controls updated to allow for adjustable range on smoke bomb throwsShrouded Step now shows where Omen can teleportFrom the Shadow can now be canceled mid-teleport, but loses ultimate points if canceledMap updatesAscentRiot introduces an Italy-based map with an open mid-area, inviting skirmishes.NEW MAP! Ascent: UNIQUE Feature: DOORS you can Toggle Open and Close! These doors can be shot at and Broken, indicated by the light going from Green -> Red #VALORANT pic.twitter.com/1wgGh1M6bt— Valorant Leaks (@ValorLeaks) June 1, 2020Split Happy “Valorant” release day.With the beta long gone, “Valorant” is officially live — and free — for PC users everywhere, and in typical 2020 fashion, we have our first patch before the game was even released. last_img read more