CNI – MEDIA REVIEW March 5 @ 0925

Today’s overview of news reports with links

John McAreavey defends uncle Bishop John McAreavey over Finnegan controversy

Police overtime bill soars to £125k a day in Northern Ireland amid fears over shortfall in officers

£190m spent on Irish language in just seven years

Alarm over ‘dumbing down’ of criteria for new Irish technological universities

‘Protestants moved because they were scared, not because of housing’
A local playwright has insisted the mass migration of Protestants in Londonderry during the Troubles was because of intimidation, not a lack of housing or jobs.

Several die in wait for Magdalene homes redress

BBC News: Newspaper headlines: Trump’s trade war and Wiggins drugs claims
Monday’s papers include stories about an MPs’ report into Team Sky and warnings of a US trade war.

Renowned Bible preacher remembered
Billy Graham’s children have paid tribute to “America’s Pastor” as the famous preacher was laid to rest at the family home in North Carolina.

News feature on ethical investment focusing on the Church of England and its investing bodies. Includes mention of the Church of England Pension Board joining investors to file a shareholder resolution at Rio Tinto calling on the company to review its relationship with industry bodies that block progress on Australian and global climate and energy frameworks. The article also mentions the Transition Pathway Initiative and the shareholder vote at ExxonMobil’s AGM last year in favour of a resolution co-filed by the Church Commissioners requiring the company to provide annual reports showing how the business will be affected by global efforts to reduce climate change. Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners, is quoted.

Reports that police and the CPS are considering a criminal investigation into former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey over an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse. This follows the publication last year of the independent Gibb Review, commissioned by the current Archbishop of Canterbury, looking at the Church’s handling of the Peter Ball case. Articles note the Met Police state they have not launched an official criminal investigation. 

Preview of BBC Inside Out (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) programme this evening which will feature the case of Matt Ineson who says the Church failed to act when he made a disclosure about an alleged assault 20 years earlier. Article notes that the Church of England said Mr Ineson’s complaints were being investigated and once that had been completed it would be commissioning a review of the case.

Further report that the Bishop of Oxford, Steven Croft, who is a member of the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee, has published a list of ’10 commandments of AI’.

Further report that Meghan Markle is to be baptised and confirmed at Kensington Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Express previews the wedding on May 19.

Preview article ahead of the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Monday March 12 which has a theme of “towards a common future” and comes ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April.

Report on service for the 75th anniversary of the Bethnal Green Tube disaster, the UK’s worst civilian loss of life of the Second World War, which claimed 173 lives. The article reports that survivors were joined by victims’ relatives and Pearly Kings and Queens at the service at St John on Bethnal Green church in east London.

Report that hundreds of people gathered at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday to pay their respects to Cyrille Regis, the former West Bromwich Albion and England striker credited with inspiring a generation of black players, who died in January aged 59 years old. The service was led by the Dean of Coventry, John Witcombe.

Report on previously unpublished diary kept by Rev Guy Mayfield, a Royal Air Force chaplain to Battle of Britain pilots.

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