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Danish Lutheran church proposes same-sex marriage rite

first_img Marriage Equality, Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing June 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm Sadly, you’re right, it’s not surprising. But Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.” The Lutheran Church in Denmark and Sweden is leading people to destruction. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Britt Sailing says: 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Michael Neal says: Danish Lutheran church proposes same-sex marriage rite Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Same-Sex Marriage Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Ecumenical News International, Oslo] Eight of the ten bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark on June 11 presented a ritual for same-sex marriage to the country’s Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs.Their action came in response to the Danish Parliament’s decision on June 7 to change the marriage legislation so that from June 15 same-sex couples may be married in a civil ceremony or in the state church, the church’s website reported.The ritual states that pastors who cannot theologically support same-sex marriage shall be free not to use the rite. Denmark’s sovereign, Queen Margrethe II, is expected to approve the new ritual shortly. A rite for the blessing of civil same-sex marriages was also proposed by the bishops.Since 1989, homosexual couples in Denmark have been able to register officially their partnerships and, since 2005, to have their partnerships blessed in a church ceremony in six of the 10 dioceses of the Lutheran state church.Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen of Copenhagen was quoted on the diocesan website as saying that “the ritual for same-sex marriages shows a church rooted in an Evangelical Lutheran tradition of interpreting the Christian Gospel in its contemporary setting. As a church we are highly conscious of interpreting in present and not in past time.”He also said that “the Gospel creates openness towards people and now at last also openness towards same-sex couples. In that way our national church will now reflect the wider society, which is incredibly important.”Bishop Lise-Lotte Rebel of Helsingoer did not support her eight colleagues, arguing that parliament should not interfere in church affairs. “Parliament has promised church members something that parliament is not entitled to promise. Only the responsible leadership of the church can promise this,” she told a parliament hearing on the matter on May 14, according to her diocese’s website.Reminding parliamentarians that Denmark’s new marriage legislation is in conflict with the traditional understanding of marriage as a union between man and woman, in church as well as in society, Rebel said parliament “has acted as an archbishop or a pope,” and that is “something which is totally inappropriate in a modern, democratic society.”As of Jan. 1, 2011, 4.5 million of Denmark’s 5.6 million inhabitants were members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In Denmark, the church is governed by the monarch and the government.Same-sex civil marriage has been legal in Norway since 2008, in Sweden since 2009 and in Iceland since 2010. Finland has since 2001 offered public registration of same-sex couples.The General Synod of the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden in 2009 adopted a liturgy for same-sex marriage. The Bishops’ Conference of the (Lutheran) Church of Norway expects to decide on the matter in 2014. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland have not reached a decision on same-sex marriage.ENS editor’s note: The Church of Denmark is a member of the Porvoo Communion, which groups the British and Irish Anglican churches and the Nordic and Baltic Lutheran churches that have entered into a full communion agreement to “share a common life in mission and service.” The Church of England remains in that ecumenical agreement, although it currently is opposed to same-sex marriage. Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC June 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm Of course, the Danes and Swedes are accepting same sex marriage, so why not the Episcopal Church. The liberals of the Church (Bishops) will use any means to coerce the rank and file to accept this abnormal way of life. Then they can say, “see, this is what the faithful wants. Anglican Communion, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ June 13, 2012 at 11:17 am Not a suprise………………….”the gate” is getting broader……………..and many are entering………..lets press on………………. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (3) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Oivind OstangPosted Jun 13, 2012 Human Sexuality, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Howard Gregory says: last_img read more

House in Quinta Patino / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Cascais, Portugal Projects Portugal Houses Manufacturers: panoramah!® Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/278004/house-in-quinta-patino-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/278004/house-in-quinta-patino-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project House in Quinta Patino / Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Quinta Patino / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeFrederico Valsassina ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisDabasHouses3D ModelingPortugalPublished on October 03, 2012Cite: “House in Quinta Patino / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos” 03 Oct 2012. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The design was based on a constant modulus whose multiplication regrou the size and position of the openings of the compartments. The shape follows the parallelepiped will close on the house itself, visually extending the interior space to outer space contained. Are assumed, so the patios as an extension housing; strategic views are open to the surrounding natural terrain, taking advantage of the abundant vegetation and the irregularity of the rock.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe volume is apparently larger than it actually is, since it contains the building and the outdoor spaces of transition. Aligned with the entrance gate on the lot draw up a route that crosses the building, culminating in a central square courtyard from which all entries are made. This path is the need to dissociate functionally distinct areas and is responsible, therefore, for the differentiation of volumes at floor level 0 according to the specific function as intended. Functionally housing develops in two floors above ground and one in the basement.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe level 0 combines the social areas of the house. The entrance is from the courtyard exterior finish, opening up a hall to host fully exposed to another outdoor patio overlooking the pool. The hall distributes to the living room, toilet and dining room, allowing access to the upper floor via a flight of stairs. Service areas are developed behind another outdoor patio with a dining room which communicates directly (kitchen and access to the basement). Also on this floor, resulting in autonomous volume of pedestrian crossing, located in room movies and games, more open on a patio.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe first floor hosts the private area of ​​the house: three suites and one master suite, which boasts an office, 2 closets and 2 bathrooms independent communicating with an outdoor space for the jacuzzi. Except for a room, everyone else has a private terrace.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe basement is ready to receive 5 vehicles (minimum required by regulation condominium in view of the planned construction area) and articulates the space of garage spaces with technical support and collections. The focus has been viewed in terms of the areas of the living room and dining room, filling these spaces throughout the track west of the house, the rooms are located on the fronts South, East and West zones and services were oriented north.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAccess to the car parking area is via a ramp parallel to route pedestrian entrance, accessed by the street layout of access to Lot, the South In order to continue the existing slope is expected to cover the arrival of the skate ramp . Save this picture!Section 01Project gallerySee allShow lessAi Weiwei: Never SorryArticlesNanjing Conference and Exhibition Center – South Expansion / tvsdesignArticles Share House in Quinta Patino / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 35 Sharelast_img read more

Sponsor a Child with Plan UK

first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 May 2011 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving  10 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today Plan UK promotes child sponsorship via YouTube. “It’s not just a unique connection with a single child — it’s also a way to make a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of children in the world’s poorest countries.” Sponsor a Child with Plan UKlast_img read more

A Busy June for Indiana NASS

first_img A Busy June for Indiana NASS SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE The Indiana office of National Ag Statistics Service has had a busy month of June, recently wrapping up data collection for the Indiana portion of the USDA wheat production report. Hog inventory surveying is now being wrapped up for the June quarterly hogs and pigs report and the area frame survey deadline for field enumerators is this week. Many will anxiously await data from that survey at the end of this month when the June acreage report is issued.Greg Matli is Indiana NASS deputy director and says “It’s designed to go out and gather information on selected more or less square mile segments throughout the state of Indiana, and we have to account for who’s farming in those segments. That stands by itself to give us the acreage indications for the state of Indiana. We’re doing that the first two weeks of June and all that work has to be in to our office by June 15th.”USDA is also gearing up for the 2012 Census of Agriculture which will be mailed to millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers in late December.“We’ll be gathering that information and summarizing it through 2013 to be published hopefully by February-March 2014. Those questionnaires usually don’t get mailed until about December 20th, and we send those out so they’re in their hands by the first of the year so they can go ahead and close out their records and complete the survey right then.”The census can be completed online through electronic data reporting. Producers are reminded not to miss their opportunity to be counted by signing up for the Census before July 1. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. A farm is defined as any place that produced and sold, or normally would have sold, $1,000 or more of agricultural products during the Census year (2012).The sign-up period for the 2012 Census of Agriculture ends in a few weeks and is especially important for those individuals involved in agriculture who did not realize they qualify as a farm or have not previously participated in a Census. All farmers and ranchers are reminded to sign up and be counted.To learn more visit the ag census website. All individual information is by law guaranteed to be kept confidential.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Greg-Matli-on-NASS-work.mp3|titles=Greg Matli on NASS work]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/Greg-Matli-on-NASS-work.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Bureau and Soybean Association Applaud Introduction of PNTR for Russia LegislationNext articleGary Wilhelmi 6-13-12 PM Comments Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News A Busy June for Indiana NASS By Andy Eubank – Jun 12, 2012 last_img read more

Implications of latest Brexit vote are “grave” – Theresa May

first_imgThe UK prime minister has been urged by her own cabinet to “embrace no deal” after her EU withdrawal agreement was rejected by MPs for a third time.Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Raab switched sides at the last minute and voted for the agreement after the prime minister said she would quit if the deal passed.But 34 Tories still rebelled, and Northern Ireland’s DUP stood firm against it because of concerns about the Irish border backstop.Labour also opposed the agreement, with only five of the party’s MPs voting in favour.Theresa May said the implications of the vote were “grave” after her deal was voted down by 286 votes to 344:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/maybrexit10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMajor anti-Brexit protest along Donegal border todayNext articleClocks go forward this weekend as Government considers scrapping the practice News Highland Implications of latest Brexit vote are “grave” – Theresa May Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – March 30, 2019 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Emergency works begin on the Back of Muckish Road

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – December 13, 2017 Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Works are due to commence today on the back of Muckish road which will see €90,000 invested in upgrading this stretch of road.The work being undertaken by Donegal County Council will include upgrades to drainage works on the route and resurfacing works at the Glassan junction.Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill has welcomed what he has described as ’emergency works’.He says the road was in a state of disrepair due to a number of factors………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/odomhnail1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emergency works begin on the Back of Muckish Road DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLUH outpatient waiting lists grow by 15% – DohertyNext article€25 million sanctioned for three N56 projects News Highland last_img read more

Amazon warehouse in Brooklyn sells for $46M

first_imgBentallGreenOak founder Sonny Kalsi and 2300 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn (Photos via BentallGreenOak; Google Maps)An Amazon-leased warehouse in Brooklyn sold for a valuation of $46 million as investors continue to chase properties occupied by the e-commerce giant.Asset manager BentallGreenOak purchased the 100,000-square-foot property at 2300 Linden Boulevard in East New York from Turnbridge Equities and Harbor Group International, a source familiar with the sale told The Real Deal.BentallGreenOak, headed by CEO Sonny Kalsi, paid $460 per square foot for the property, where Amazon inked a lease last year. The e-commerce giant signed on to use the property as a delivery station over a 10-year term.Read moreJeff Bezos, who turned real estate upside down, quitsAmazon’s real estate footprint grew leaps and bounds in 2020 TagsamazonBentallGreenOakeast new yorkIndustrial Real EstateInvestment SalesTurnbridge Equities Full Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* Representatives for BentallGreenOak, Tunbridge and Harbor Group could not be immediately reached for comment. A Cushman & Wakefield team led of Adam Spies, Adam Doneger, Kevin Donner, Marcella Fasulo and Gary Gabriel negotiated the sale. A representative for the brokers declined to comment.Midtown-based Turnbridge Equities and Harbor Group acquired a ground lease on the warehouse in 2018 for $4.4 million, with an option to purchase the ground underneath the property. The companies reportedly planned to spend $3 million renovating the property.BentallGreenOak acquired the ground lease and will exercise the purchase option, sources said, bringing the valuation to $46 million.The long-term lease with Amazon, which zeroed in on the warehouse due to its proximity to John F. Kennedy International Airport, helped boost the property’s value.In fact, properties leased to the giant are trading at a premium. Amazon-leased properties in the New York City area have experienced notable capitalization-rate compression over the past 12 months, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial Group.That means buyers are willing to pay higher prices and accept lower returns on those investments, which can often be financed under attractive terms thanks to Amazon’s top-quality credit ratings. Amazon-leased properties in the area have been trading at cap rates somewhere between 50 and 100 basis points lower comparable ones in other parts of the country, according to Cushman’s figures – an indication of high demand.Despite the strong headwinds for the last-mile logistics and warehousing sector, the industrial market couldn’t escape the pandemic woes that shook New York City’s investment sales market in 2020.The city recorded 95 industrial sales last year, down 40 percent compared to 2019, according to a year-end report from B6 Real Estate Advisors.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday he would be stepping down as CEO of the company and taking over the role of executive chairman. Andy Jassy, who runs the company’s cloud-computing division, will take over the CEO job.Contact Rich Bockmann Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

BLACKSEAFOR Members Convene at Turkish Naval Station Golcuk

first_img View post tag: News by topic BLACKSEAFOR Members Convene at Turkish Naval Station Golcuk View post tag: Golcuk View post tag: Blackseafor Share this article View post tag: Turkish View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: members Planning group of Black Sea naval cooperation task group (BLACKSEAFOR) convened at Turkish naval station Golcuk…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 11, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: station December 11, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today BLACKSEAFOR Members Convene at Turkish Naval Station Golcuk View post tag: Convenelast_img read more

Founding Faculty Member, Surveying Engineering Technology, Tenure-Track Faculty (open rank)

first_imgFounding Faculty Member, Surveying Engineering Technology,Tenure-Track Faculty (open rank)Rowan University invites applications for an innovative educator tolead a new Surveying Engineering Technology Program. Applicantsshould have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, anestablished record of publication, and be able to meet the criteriafor the rank of associate professor or full professor.This is a new career-oriented program leading to a Bachelor ofScience in Surveying Engineering Technology degree. The programwill be seeking ABET accreditation. This four-year degree is theeducational requirement for licensure as a Professional LandSurveyor in the State of New Jersey. The program is structured as ajoint in partnership with Rowan College of South Jersey at theGloucester County campus.Primary responsibilities of this position include strong leadershipto build this new program, seek and maintain ABET accreditation,and develop ties with local and regional industry. The successfulapplicant is expected to teach courses in the program and developstrategies to attract students into the program including newfreshmen as well as those in the surveying, geography orengineering field seeking a second degree. The successful applicantwill also be expected to develop an assessment strategy to bringthe program through the accreditation process, review and modifythe curriculum to maintain its currency, and attract new faculty tothe program as it grows.Qualifications: A terminal degree in Surveying, Geomatics,Geography, Engineering or Engineering Technology and licensure as aProfessional Land Surveyor are required.Start date: The anticipated starting date for this positionis January 1, 2021Applications : Applications must be submitted through ouronline applicant tracking system at http://jobs.rowan.edu . Applicants should upload the followingmaterials combined into a single pdf file: (1) Cover letter (2)Curriculum vitae (3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interestsand (4) Vision for building a surveying engineering technologyprogramThe committee will commence review of applications in October 2020and applications will continue to be considered until the positionis filled.last_img read more

St Hilda’s applies for civil marriage license

first_imgLast Wednesday Oxfordshire County Council invited members of the public to offer their opinion on whether St Hilda’s College’s application to hold civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations on its premises should be accepted. During this period of public consultation, people will be able to view the full application and plans at the Oxfordshire Register Office in Tidmarsh Lane from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) until 31st December.If the application is successful, St Hilda’s will join St Edmund Hall, Mansfield College and the Bodleian Library who can already hold civil marriages and civil partnerships ceremonies on their premises. St Hilda’s Domestic Bursar Gerri Cane told Cherwell of the College’s decision to apply for the civil marriage and civil partnership license, “We already hold receptions at the College; the application for a licence seemed a natural progression from that as one or two couples had asked if we provided this service.“Our chapel is very small and so we could only consider that for very small groups wanting religious ceremonies.”She also added that all weddings and civil partnerships would abide by St Hilda’s current policy with regard to receptions being outside out of term time and usually outside of the working week.Oxfordshire County Council have invited members of the public to comment on whether St Hilda’s should be awarded this license in accordance with “The Registrar General’s guidance for the approval of premises as venues for civil marriages and civil partnerships”. The legal guidance states “As soon as is practicable after receiving the application authorities are required to publicise the application for a period of 21 days. This can be through placing an advertisement in a local newspaper [or] publishing notice of the application on the authority’s website.”Head of Registration, Coroner’s & Music Services at Oxford Register Office Jacquie Bugeja was keen to underline that this period of public consultation was common legal practice, although the Council has progressed in how it chooses to publicise the application.  She commented, “This is a requirement that has been in place since the regulations came into effect in 1996. We have in the past placed a notice in a local newspaper but more recently have placed it on our website.”Cane told Cherwell she was supportive of the public being able to offer their views on the College’s application. She declared, “With regard to the decision to allow the public to offer their views on the application, this is an accepted part of any licence application, including- for example- when an application is made for a premises licence, and I am fully supportive of the public’s right to offer their views and comments.”History Undergraduate Flora Raybould likewise supported both the public’s right to comment on the application and the application itself.She said, “I’m so pleased that Oxford colleges are willing to embrace civil marriages and civil partnerships. I really hope that lots more colleges will follow suit and show interest in applying for similar licenses.”“I also believe it’s really important that the public get a chance to look at the plans; not just as a legal requirement, but so that the local community have a say as to what’s happening in their town and the university that’s part of it.” Anyone wishing to object to the application can write to Oxford Register Office stating the reasons why they object within the declared period. Although Bugeja also told Cherwell that she was not aware of the Council ever receiving an objection in the past.last_img read more