FBI Warns Voters About Election Crimes Ahead Of November 2020 Election And Shares Tips On How To Avoid Them

first_imgThe FBI is issuing this warning to educate voters about federal election crimes and how to avoid them, and to encourage voters to report suspected violations. Courtesy/FBIFBI News:Fair elections are the foundation of our democracy in the United States, and the FBI is committed to protecting the rights of all Americans to vote. The FBI is issuing this warning to educate voters about federal election crimes and how to avoid them, and to encourage voters to report suspected violations.“Every year, Americans pick their leaders and make their voices heard through elections,” said Calvin Shivers, assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division. “Those elections must remain free and fair to ensure voters’ voices are truly heard. As Americans get ready to vote, the FBI is asking each citizen to remain vigilant and report any suspected criminal scheme targeting voters to the FBI immediately.”Election CrimesElection crimes threaten the legitimacy of elections and undermine public confidence in our democracy. Election crimes fall into four broad categories:Ballot fraudCampaign finance violationsPatronage offensesCivil rights violations, such as voter suppression or voter intimidationWhile individual states and localities have the constitutional authority and responsibility to manage elections and have their own election laws, an election crime becomes a federal crime when one or more of the following occurs:A ballot includes one or more federal candidatesElection or polling place officials abuse their officeThe conduct involves false voter registrationThe crime is motivated by hostility toward minority protected classesThe activity violates federal campaign finance lawExamples of federal election crimes include, but are not limited to:Giving false information when registering to voteVoting more than onceChanging ballot markings or otherwise tampering with ballotsCompensating votersThreatening voters with physical or financial harmIntentionally lying about the time, manner, or place of an election to prevent qualified voters from votingPolitical fundraising by federal employeesCampaign contributions above legal limitsConduit contributionsContributions from foreign or other prohibited sourcesUse of campaign funds for personal or unauthorized purposesDistinguishing between legal and criminal conduct is critical for ensuring the integrity of U.S. elections. The following activities are not federal election crimes; however, states have their own election laws. If you are concerned about a possible violation of a state or local election law, contact your local law enforcement:Giving voters rides to the polls or time off to voteOffering voters a stamp to mail a ballotMaking false claims about oneself or another candidateForging or faking nominating petitionsCampaigning too close to polling placesThe FBI plays an important role in preventing violations of your constitutional rights, including your right to vote. Report any instances of potential election crimes to your local FBI field office as soon as possible.Voter SuppressionIntentionally deceiving qualified voters to prevent them from voting is voter suppression—and it is a federal crime.Do you know when, where, and how you will vote? If not, there are many reputable places you can find this information, including eac.gov and usa.gov/how-to-vote. However, not all publicly available voting information is accurate, and some is deliberately designed to deceive you to suppress turnout.Bad actors use various methods to spread disinformation about voting, such as social media platforms, texting, or peer-to-peer messaging applications on smartphones. These bad actors may provide misleading information about the time, manner, or place of voting. This can include inaccurate election dates or false claims about voting qualifications or methods, such as false information suggesting that one may vote by text, which is not allowed in any jurisdiction.Always consider the source of voting information. Ask yourself, “Can I trust this information?” Look for official notices from election offices and verify the information you found is accurate.Help defend the right to vote by reporting any suspected instances of voter suppression—especially those received through a private communication channel like texting—to your local FBI field office.Scam PACsMaking political contributions can be a powerful way to exercise your First Amendment rights. But some individuals and groups soliciting contributions are bad actors trying to enrich themselves at your expense.The billions of dollars in political spending each election cycle attracts criminals who use deception to cheat Americans out of their hard-earned money. The FBI assesses that seniors are at a high risk of being targeted.Scam PACs are fraudulent political action committees designed to reroute political contributions for personal financial gain. This is a federal crime. Signs that a PAC is a scam include the PAC and its website disappearing, and the phone number going out of service.If you or someone you know has been targeted by a scam PAC, contact your local FBI field office and ask to speak to an election crimes coordinator.Recommendations for Protecting Your VoteKnow when, where, and how you will vote.Seek out election information from trustworthy sources, verify who produced the content, and consider their intent.Report potential election crimes—such as disinformation about the manner, time, or place of voting—to the FBI.If appropriate, make use of in-platform tools offered by social media companies for reporting suspicious posts that appear to be spreading false or inconsistent information about voting and elections.Research individuals and entities to whom you are making political donations. If something seems suspicious, reconsider the donation.Victim Reporting and Additional InformationThe FBI encourages the public to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to their local FBI field office. For additional election-related assistance and resources, visit the following FBI webpages:https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/election-crimes-and-securityhttps://www.fbi.gov/investigate/counterintelligence/foreign-influence/protected-voiceslast_img read more

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ORE Catapult: Urgent Action Is Needed to Bolster the UK’s Wave and Tidal Industries

first_imgUrgent action is needed to bolster the UK’s wave and tidal industries and get investors back in play, according to a report published today by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK body supporting innovation and rapid commercialisation in offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies.The report highlights that this strategically important market could be worth around £76bn to the UK economy, cumulatively by 2050. But funding for first arrays and technology proving has become less certain as investors have been either unwilling to invest, or have been pulling out of the market due to lack of clarity on future investment return and timing.More investment from both the public and private sectors is needed to get the first tidal arrays to financial close, and drive the wave industry along the path to commercial readiness – it is estimated the tidal industry may need upwards of £100 million and the wave industry almost double that.The report discusses a number of ways in which the industry can get investor confidence back to secure the vital funding required. ORE Catapult has identified five targeted actions to accelerate commercialisation of technology and de-risk investment into the marine energy sector. These include:greater alignment of the ways in which technologies are assessed;standardisation in the approach taken to developing technologies;greater coordination between private and public sector investors;greater coordination of due diligence for both projects and technologies;a potential role for government in underwriting debt finance for the industry.Commenting on the report, ORE Catapult’s Strategy & Commercialisation Director Dr Stephen Wyatt said: “Wave and tidal technologies represent a vital part of our future renewable energy mix in terms of the social and economic benefits they bring, but sector funding has reached a critical juncture and it is vital we act now in order to bolster this strategically important market for the UK economy.  “The Catapult is already working with industry and others, particularly academia, to focus research priorities around wider critical path components which have less to do with a developer’s intellectual property, and more to do with issues around reliability, health and safety, installation methodology, and electrical connections, to de-risk and drive down industry costs.“Within the marine sector, we are involved in a number of joint industry projects, such as the Marine Farm Accelerator (MFA) programme, which we lead in collaboration with The Carbon Trust. With commercial-scale marine energy farms close to deployment in UK waters, the MFA project is working to develop technologies that are essential for these energy arrays and accelerating their development to de-risk technology and enable future cost savings.” Press release; Image: Aquamarine Power (Illustration)last_img read more

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Nicolas delivers to Capelle

first_imgAs part of the TII Group, Nicolas does not only offer its own products but also heavy load transporters from its German sister companies, Scheuerle and Kamag, to its French customers.Capelle has taken advantage of this option and expanded the capacity of its existing fleet of heavy load vehicles by investing for the first time in the German K25 modular product series.”We wanted to diversify our vehicle fleet and enhance our transportation options,” explained Jean-Daniel Capelle, managing director of the Capelle Groupe.The K25 product series offers modules featuring from a 2-axle up to an 8-axle bogie unit with an axle load of 45 tonnes. The series also allows the combination with vehicles from other manufacturers. Capelle put its new K25 axle lines to use for the first time in the port of Dunkerque, with the transport of a 140-tonne steel girder.  www.nicolas.frwww.tii-group.comwww.groupe-capelle.comlast_img read more

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Man accused of kidnapping S.C. woman confesses to 2003 murders, sheriff says

first_img SHARE SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (CBS) – The man accused of kidnapping Kala Brown and her boyfriend Charles Carver is also responsible for another major unsolved case from 2003, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright, CBS affiliate WSPA reports.Todd Kohlhepp admitted to murdering the four victims from the 2003 Superbike case, Wright said.Kala Brown was found on Todd Kohlhepp’s property, chained in a storage container.Charles Carver’s body was found in shallow grave on the property.Kohlhepp was brought back to his property on Saturday, where he showed deputies 2 more graves, Wright said.When Todd Kohlhepp was 15 and facing charges he raped a neighbor after forcing her into his home at gunpoint and tying her up, his father told court officials the only emotion the teen was capable of showing was anger, and a neighbor called him a “devil on a chain.”Fifteen years after he was released from prison for that crime, Spartanburg County deputies were brought to his property by the last known cellphone signals of two missing people. On Thursday, they found Brown chained in a container for two months. She told investigators that Kohlhepp shot and killed her boyfriend in front of her.Late Saturday, Sheriff Chuck Wright identified the body found on the site a day earlier as her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Carver.“They’re obviously heartbroken,” he said after talking to Carver’s family. “It’s terrible. I do think this helps with a little bit of closure. .. We prayed for God to show us, and He did.”Carver died of multiple gunshot wounds. An anthropologist is helping determine how long Carver was buried, said Coroner Rusty Clevenger. He declined to say how many times Carver had been shot.Kohlhepp is charged with kidnapping Brown. Authorities say more charges are coming.It was an abrupt, but perhaps not unexpected turn for a man who spent his 20s in prison but after his release managed to get a private pilot license, build a real estate firm with more than a dozen agents and buy nearly 100 acres of land and erect a fence around it said to have cost $80,000. On that land, dozens of officers continued to search Saturday for any additional bodies after Brown told investigators Kohlhepp claimed to have killed at least four others.Kohlhepp, handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit, could be seen on the property Saturday with deputies. He was there for less than an hour, The Greenville News reported. Wright would not confirm Kohlhepp was brought to the site.As a teen, Kohlhepp was cold and callous. He went to his 14-year-old rape victim’s house after talking to her parents and making sure they wouldn’t be home. He was smart, angry and felt the world owed him something, his chief probation officer wrote in court papers in Arizona in 1987.Kohlhepp remains behind bars. The 45-year-old had to register as a sex offender after his release from prison in Arizona.But that didn’t stop him from becoming an apparently successful real estate agent. Kohlhepp followed the rules and admitted he had a felony conviction when he applied for his real estate license in 2006. But his letter explaining the charge was full of lies. He said he argued with his girlfriend, police were called, he had a gun and was caught up in a crackdown on gun violence.Police said Kohlhepp had a crush on the 14-year-old girl, who was friendly, but not romantic toward him. After raping her, he said he would kill her 6-year-old and 3-year-old siblings that she was babysitting if she called the police. His first question to officers when he was arrested was how long he was going to have to spend in prison, according to court papers.In the South Carolina case, the couple disappeared about Aug. 31 when Brown went to do some cleaning on the suspect’s nearly 100-acre property near Woodruff. Her boyfriend accompanied her, said Daniel Herren, a friend who sat with the woman in her hospital room after she was rescued Thursday.Kohlhepp has a house about 9 miles away in Moore, where neighbor Ron Owen said Kohlhepp was very private, but when they did talk across the fence, he was a “big bragger.”Kohlhepp liked to talk about the money he made day trading online, for example, and about his two BMWs. He recently told Owen, 76, that he’d paid $80,000 to put the chain-link fence around his property where the woman was found.“We didn’t see any signs whatsoever that this was going on,” Owen said. “My first reaction’s a baseball bat, but I know I’m not to take that in my own hands. God will deal with him.”But even as his father felt he couldn’t be helped, and as the neighbor recounted how Kohlhepp laughed when her son cried as he rolled him down the street locked in a dog carrier, court records show Kohlhepp’s still had one supporter in 1987 – his mother.She wrote a letter asking the judge to send Kohlhepp to his grandparents instead of prison.“He even walked the girl home,” she wrote. “Does that sound like a dangerous criminal?” Published: November 5, 2016 11:21 PM EDT Updated: November 5, 2016 11:49 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Man accused of kidnapping S.C. woman confesses to 2003 murders, sheriff says last_img read more

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Giving hard-up graduates hope

first_imgI have read the various exchanges, following the initial open letter on the Gazette website from the (clearly desperate) Legal Practice Course graduates. The issue, from my perspective, is not the minimum wage applicable to trainee solicitors, but more the lack of training contracts compared with the number of ‘qualifying’ LPC graduates. I was one of the first students to take the ‘new’ LPC (as it was then), and the cost at the time was prohibitive but necessary. If you wanted to pursue your chosen career in the law, you paid the fee, whether you could really afford it or not. I could not, but borrowed the money. At the time, when I finally obtained a training contract (after 32 handwritten applications), the competition was tough, but not as tough as it is now. I am now the senior partner of my own firm, and we have been in the fortunate position of being able to offer one or two training contracts every other year (with a view to keeping on our trainees once they qualify). For each post that we advertise, we receive well over 200 applications, as well as tentative applications on a weekly basis. I do not believe that the current system is fair. In what other profession would you see thousands of young graduates every year paying thousands of pounds for a specific postgraduate qualification, with less than a one in five chance of actually getting the job they want? The only fair way of dealing with this anomaly is to change the system: offer three-year professional apprenticeships to law graduates, at an appropriate salary and require them to undertake an equivalent LPC/PSC during the course of their apprenticeship (which the employer would pay for). On this basis, no law graduate would have to enrol for the course unless and until they had secured the relevant employment. The only losers from this perspective would be the LPC course providers, but they would still be offering a paid-for postgraduate course based on natural demand. Edward Foster, Fosters Law, Herne Baylast_img read more

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Lawyers gloomy about keeping current PI award adjustment rate

first_imgJust one in ten personal injury lawyers expects the ‘discount rate’ applied to compensation awards to remain at the current level, a survey has found. Research commissioned by barrister Bill Braithwaite QC found 10% of lawyers predict the government will ignore protestations from the insurance industry to leave the rate at 0.75%.The discount rate, also known as the Ogden rate, calculates what – if anything – should be taken from personal injury settlements to take account of the prospects of making more through investing the money.Former lord chancellor Liz Truss set the current rate in February but faced a barrage of criticism before leaving her position last weekend. Now PI lawyers are seemingly resigned to her replacement resetting the rate.Two-thirds of the 131 partners at PI firms surveyed expect the rate to be adjusted to between 1% and 1.5%. Almost one-fifth of respondents predict it will change to 0%.Braithwaite said solicitors are ‘pragmatic’ about the chances of the government holding off insurer calls for action.‘Under pressure from the powerful insurance lobby, they believe the government will roll over and backtrack on its decision earlier this year,’ he said.’An adjustment to between 1% and 1.5% would be a compromise, face-saving position for the government to adopt – but it would be a backward step for justice.’He added that a return to the old discount rate of 2.5% was ‘unthinkable and simply cannot happen’.Around one-fifth of PI lawyers expect an announcement this year, with 81% believing the government will release the findings of its latest consultation during 2018.Insurance companies suffered combined losses of £3.5bn last year following Truss’s decision, according to a report published by consultancy firm EY. The consultancy also forecasts another surge in motor premiums that had already reached record highs in 2016.last_img read more

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Idina Menzel – Christmas: A Season of Love album review

first_imgCredit: DeccaIdina Menzel is a bit of a legend. Best-known for her work on stage, in particular for originating the iconic role of Elphaba in the smash-hit musical sensation Wicked, Menzel has managed to cross over to TV and Film too in the likes of Glee and Frozen. Alongside all of that, she’s continued to release albums and in 2014 her first album Christmas Wishes (Holiday Wishes in the US) arrived. Five years on, and with the success of Frozen II at the box office, Menzel is back with her second Christmas album Christmas: A Season of Love.It’s clear from the 18-track set that Menzel is very well aware of what her fans want to hear from her. There’s plenty of Broadway sprinkled across the tracks here and there’s no escaping Menzel’s ridiculously powerful and distinctive voice. Opening with the familiar one-two punch of Sleigh Ride and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Menzel immediately captivates with her voice. Backed by a luscious orchestra, the Ron Fair produced set is classy, bold and addictive.Menzel mixes classic holiday songs with a few originals and it’s a mostly uptempo affair. Billy Porter, from TV’s Pose, pops up on the early highlight I Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and interacts warmly with Menzel, while Ariana Grande lends her vocal range to the original track A Hand For Mrs. Claus. Menzel’s Frozen co-star Josh Gad joins her on the fun We Wish You the Merriest and her husband Aaron Lohr adds his voice to the gorgeous I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Despite all the star guest appearances though, Menzel shines brightest on her own. A mash-up of O Holy Night and Ave Maria is the perfect showcase for that incredible voice we’ve come to know and love, while Christmas Time is Here takes Menzel into jazz territory for a sumptuous 3 minutes.Elsewhere on the record Menzel’s son features on the short track Walker’s 3rd Hanukkah, which leads into the Hannukah song Ocho Kandelikas where Menzel sings in Ladino and English. At This Table is a powerful piano-led ballad that’s a highlight on the record and a solo version of the Rent classic Seasons of Love links back to Menzel’s Broadway roots and her association with the show. The album closes with an emotive take on Auld Lang Syne and just like that 18 tracks have whizzed by.If you’re a fan of Menzel from any of her screen or stage work, then you’ll love this record. For me it’s stronger than Christmas Wishes and she really finds her groove. It’s nice to hear a festive album that’s more up than down tempo, and the originals work well with the covers. There are some inspired song choices that work with the album’s title and theme, even if they aren’t strictly speaking Christmas songs. Menzel is a true legend and to be honest it’s a joy just to hear her incredible voice.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Track list: 1. Sleigh Ride 2. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 3. I Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (feat. Billy Porter) 4. Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas 5. We Wish You the Merriest (feat. Josh Gad) 6. A Hand for Mrs. Claus (with Ariana Grande) 7. We Need a Little Christmas 8. O Holy Night/Ave Maria 9. Winter Wonderland/Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (feat. Aaron Lohr) 11. Walker’s 3rd Hanukkah 12. Ocho Kandelikas 13. Christmas Time is Here 14. At This Table 15. Seasons of Love 16. Caroling, Caroling 17. Auld Lang Syne (Introduction) 18. Auld Lang Syne Record label: Decca Records Release date: 18th October 2019 Buy Christmas: A Season of Lovelast_img read more

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POLICE ON HUNT FOR MOFFAT ‘CASH SCAMMER’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInRinging the Changes – Moffat Police Scotland want to trace the following described man in relation to a ‘ringing the changes’ type scam which took place at the shop premises of The Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Ladyknowe , Moffat at around 1450 hours on Thursday 13 August 2015.At that time the man in question attempted to exchange a large quantity of bank notes, however changed his mind and in the process managed cause confusion at the till. It was later discovered that £160 had been stolen. Constable Bob Dickson of Police Scotland at Moffat said “this is an old scam which works by confusing the shop assistant by the perpetrator constantly changing their mind as to what it is they actually want in the exchange. The man we are looking for is about 30 years of age, 5’9″ tall, heavy build, dark skinned possibly eastern Mediterranean or African, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and was wearing a red coloured cast on his arm. He spoke poor English. Anyone who can help is asked to call police at Moffat on 101.”last_img read more

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Delight as Stranraer Inclusive Play Park Opens

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFamilies in Stranraer gathered on Sunday (29 July 2018) to mark the opening of the eagerly awaited new inclusive play park at Stair Park. The weather didn’t damped the spirits of those that came along to celebrate the opening of the park and to take part in the ‘picnic in the park’.The inclusive play park has been redeveloped with new, state of the art play equipment which has been especially selected to incorporate users of all abilities and create a safe, fun environment for all youngsters to enjoy together. Careful consideration has been taken to make sure the design proposals for Stair Park enjoyable and accessible for all.The opening of the new, inclusive park is the result of the aspiration, vision, determination and hard work of The Wigtownshire Family Support Group who have been championing the idea of an inclusive play park for several years. The group supported by the Council progressed this vision to becoming a reality.Last year the Communities Committee ringfenced half a million pounds to support inclusive play across Dumfries and Galloway. This commitment has been extended with a further 1 million pounds available for accessible public play areas for children over the next couple of years.This great example of Community Engagement led to consultations with parents, children, support groups and support agencies. It was clear from the conversations and consultation that not only was inclusive play equipment important, accessible parking, pathways and toilets were also essential to ensure that the park was inclusive for all.This resulted in an allocation of £125k to Stair Park for play equipment and identified the need for accessible parking, and a changing places toilet facility ensuring that no matter what disabilities a person may have they will be able to access the park. The Council supported the Group by allocating financial and physical resources to meet this need.The toilets should be open for the public later this year and will be only the third of its kind in Dumfries and Galloway, with the others located in Kirroughtree and Dumfries.The Family Support Group also carried out their own consultations on the types of equipment local young people and their families wanted. Working closely with the Council’s Community Assets Team and the play equipment provider Wickstead, this has resulted in this fantastic park, which will provide stimulating and challenging play for children and young people of any age. It is truly a public park as the very format itself has been driven by the very people who will use it.The group have been working hard to raise awareness, funds and support through raffles, quizzes and collections and have been supported by their local ward officer to successfully apply for funding.To mark the opening of the park, there were speeches from the Wigtownshire Family Support Group who have championed the inclusive playpark as well as Communities committee chairman, Andy Ferguson. Speaking about the opening, Andy said “Sunday was really special for me. When Communities committee committed this funding over a year ago, we were determined to create playparks across our region that all children could go and enjoy and for all children to have fun in. Today, I have seen our ambition come to fruition. We have worked with organisations that represent children, young people, parents and carers who have a disability, taking account of what is important to them and creating a park that they want to come and spend time in and enjoy. Seeing the families on Sunday enjoy the new facilities made me immensely proud. This is the first inclusive playpark to be opened following our commitment to create parks across our region that all children can enjoy. I look forward to more inclusive playparks opening over the coming months.”last_img read more

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Dominican priest among 19 cardinal appointees

first_imgLocalNews Dominican priest among 19 cardinal appointees by: – February 22, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 39 Views   no discussions (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)Kelvin Edward Felix, 80, of Dominica was today, Saturday, February 22, 2014 appointed to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis at a papal mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome.Archbishop Felix is among nineteen “princes of the Church” from 12 different countries around the world who received the symbolic red hat at the consistory ceremony.In his Homily, Pope Francis told the Cardinals that the Church needs their cooperation and even more their communion with him and among themselves.“The Church needs your courage, to proclaim the Gospel at all times, both in season and out of season, and to bear witness to the truth”. “The Church needs your prayer for the progress of Christ’s flock, that prayer – let us not forget this! – which, along with the proclamation of the Word, is the primary task of the Bishop”. VATICAN CITY, VATICAN – FEBRUARY 22: New Cardinal, Kelvin Edward Felix receives a hug from Pope Francis during the Consistory at St Peter’s Basilica on February 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)“The Church needs your compassion, especially at this time of pain and suffering for so many countries throughout the world,” Pope Francis said. He urged the Cardinals to fight every form of discrimination and pray for those who discriminate against others.He added that the Church needs the Cardinals to be peacemakers, “building peace by our words, our hopes and our prayers”.Additionally, Pope Francis called on the Cardinals to “walk together behind the Lord”.Former pope Benedict, 86, who resigned a year ago made a surprise appearance at the ceremony. He sat quietly wearing a long white overcoat in the front row along with other cardinals.A Papal Mass with the new cardinals — all elevated to the Catholic clergy’s second highest rank — will take place tomorrow, February 23.Having graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Bradford (UK) in 1970, Felix was professor of Sociology at the University of the West Indies at Saint Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) for many years. Previously President of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, member of the Pontifical Council for the Family and member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, he is Archbishop Emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia), where he led the diocese from his appointment in 1981 until his retirement in 2008. Since his retirement as archbishop, Felix moved back to Dominica where he has been helping out in various parishes and served as parish Priest of St. Patrick, Grand Bay and St. Mark in Soufriere.Former president Dr Nicholas Liverpool accompanied Cardinal Felix at the ceremony.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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