Lead the leaders of the world, presiding bishop tells Episcopalians…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 13, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry stands with, from left, Lay Assistant Nadyne Duverseau, Montana Bishop for Native American Ministries Carol Gallagher and the Rev. Carey Connors of Fredericksburg, Virginia, amidst the congregation that celebrated the opening Eucharist on March 12 for the UNCSW gathering. The youth are participating in the session, and they wrote the prayers for the service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal and Anglican women attending the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women have some gospel work to do.That was Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message to a packed Eucharist on March 12 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, a few blocks from the UN. The service, held on the opening day of the session that lasts until March 23, was celebrated in thanksgiving for the gathering of women who have come from all over the world.The 17 Episcopal delegates, who represent Curry at the gathering, are from places such as Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and from Tennessee to Washington state. They are diverse in age, culture, geography, race and experience. They are gathering with 20 women from 16 Anglican Communion provinces; the Mothers’ Union sent seven women from five provinces.The Rev. Carey Connors does a quick rehearsal of the Prayers of the People with members of the Episcopal Youth in Global Community group of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia, before opening Eucharist on March 12 for the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The youth are participating in the session, and they wrote the prayers for the service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“You have come here this week in the midst of what is the nightmare of our world,” Curry said during his sermon. “You have come to the seat of the nations of the earth to encourage our leaders and to show them how to end the nightmare and realize the dream for all of us.”It is “Gospel work” to help reconfigure the nightmare of the world into the dream that God intends for us, he said. It is work that began with Mary, “Jesus’ mama,” the presiding bishop said, “so, follow her footsteps.”The theme of this meeting centers on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.“Go, go do your work, don’t get weary,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry tells the people gathered March 12 in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, a few blocks from the United Nations building, for the opening UNCSW Eucharist. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceRepresentatives of member states, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organizations from all regions of the world, including the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church, are attending. ECOSOC stands for the UN’s Economic and Social Council. Curry submitted a statement to the UNCSW, based on General Convention. Episcopal delegates look to that statement and its priorities in shaping their advocacy as they share their own stories, reflections and concerns that further the cause.In his statement, the presiding bishop said many rural women and girls are leaders in their communities and that “evolving social norms, expanding human rights and increasing numbers of women working outside the home have enhanced their read more

‘Save public housing!’ in San Antonio

first_imgScores of public housing residents and their supporters gathered outside the San Antonio Housing Authority’s so-called “housing assistance office” Nov. 21 to protest SAHA’s plan to demolish the historic Alazán Courts. Alazán is the city’s oldest and biggest public housing project, located in the historic center of the city’s Latinx, mostly Chicanx/Mexicanx, community.Kayla Miranda on the mic.Even though more than 1,200 people live in Alazán, SAHA is moving to tear it down and “redevelop” the site. Speakers called the plan an obvious part of the gentrification drive displacing so many poor and working people on San Antonio’s South and West sides. Alazán resident Kayla Miranda said that with more than 45,000 people on the waiting list for public housing, and with homelessness at crisis levels, the city should be building more units, not tearing down people’s homes.After the rally, marchers chanting “Mi barrio no se vende” and “Save public housing” took the protest directly to SAHA CEO David Nisivoccia’s home — at, appropriately enough, the South End Lofts, one of many expensive new buildings in the downtown area.– Story and photo by Shelley Ettinger FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Ecoppia renforce sa présence au Moyen-Orient avec un premier projet en Égypte

first_img Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 Twitter Ecoppia renforce sa présence au Moyen-Orient avec un premier projet en Égypte Ecoppia’s light-weighted T4 solution, designed especially for Single Axis trackers. Completely autonomous, water-free, and energy independent.center_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleEcoppia stärkt seine Präsenz im Nahen Osten mit erstem Projekt in ÄgyptenNext articleGlamhive-Gründerin Stephanie Sprangers und Star-Stylistin Nicole Chavez informieren über Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img

The Lingering Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Lingering Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home Prices Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico 2018-07-04 Krista Franks Brock Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Lingering Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico Sign up for DS News Daily Hurricane Maria crippled the island of Puerto Rico and left a lasting impact on many facets of life for its citizens. Additionally, the hurricane sent already slumped home prices spiraling further downward. However, Puerto Rico’s real estate professionals are resilient, maintaining a decidedly positive outlook on the future of Puerto Rico’s housing market and economy. Home prices today are about half what they were eight years ago, according to Point2 Homes, a real estate website for Americans and Canadians seeking properties in on the island. Point2 Homes looked into traffic on its own website, as well as on Google, to determine home price trends in Puerto Rico. The company also surveyed real estate professionals on the island and visitors to its website and released its findings this week.  Home prices have been declining on the island ever since the housing crisis of 2008. After Hurricane Maria, prices spiraled down another 15 percent, according to Point2 Homes’ analysis of homes listed on its website. The median price of a home listed on Point2 Homes today is $116,750, down from $136,500 just before Hurricane Maria and down from $224,000 in 2010. The Humacao and Aguadilla markets have experienced a 74 percent decline in home values over the past eight years. On the other hand, Rincon and Guaynabo fared better, albeit with still significant price drops of 13 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Point2 Homes noted that these are two of the most expensive housing markets in Puerto Rico. More than three-quarters of real estate professionals in Puerto Rico reported feeling “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about “the recovery of the real estate business in Puerto Rico” in Point2 Homes’ survey. About 12 percent said they were “pessimistic” or “very pessimistic.” Tourism remains strong for the island with 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s hotels already back in business and an anticipated 1.7 million future visitors having already booked a stay during the upcoming cruise season. This should translate to about $250 million in revenue for the island, according to Point2 Homes. “Puerto Rico is setting its hopes on tourism as a way to speed recovery, while voluntourism is also promoted and highly appreciated,” Point2 stated. Interest in the housing market also remains strong. In an April study ranking the top destinations for U.S. residents purchasing a home in the Americas, Puerto Rico ranked third, according to Point2 Homes. About 60 percent of visitors to Point2 Homes’ website say they were interested in purchasing a home in Puerto Rico, and more than half said they would purchase on within one year. Thirty-nine percent said they would spend less than $100,000 on a property in Puerto Rico, while another 34 percent said they would spend up to $200,000. Just 2 percent said they would spend between $501,000 and $1 million. About 60 percent of respondents prefer to purchase a house rather than a condo or land. Tagged with: Home Prices Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: As Summer Heat Rises, So Do REO Sales Next: The Resurgence of Urban Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 4, 2018 3,470 Views Related Articleslast_img

Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea For Formulation Of Comprehensive Video Conferencing Rules [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Dismisses Plea For Formulation Of Comprehensive Video Conferencing Rules [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 July 2020 5:17 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction upon the HC through its Registrar General, to frame comprehensive video conferencing Rules to facilitate conducting of virtual trial viz. taking of evidence, framing of charge etc. A Division bench of Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Karunesh Singh Pawar noted that the rules for Video Conferencing for Courts in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction upon the HC through its Registrar General, to frame comprehensive video conferencing Rules to facilitate conducting of virtual trial viz. taking of evidence, framing of charge etc. A Division bench of Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Karunesh Singh Pawar noted that the rules for Video Conferencing for Courts in the State had already been sent to the State Government for necessary notification. “As only on 22.02.2020, the draft rules has been sent to the State Government and therefore, no direction as prayed in the writ petition can be issued,” the bench held. The Court was hearing a PIL filed by practicing Advocate SM Singh Royekwar, seeking time-bound framing of Rules for full functioning of Courts/ Tribunals/ Subordinate Courts through VC/ Online Mode, akin to the rules framed by the High Courts of Delhi, Karanataka, Madras, Tripura etc. However, the bench said that it is “not inclined” to frame any time limit for notification of such Rules. “We expect that looking to the pandemic, the State Government will expedite the matter and notified it expeditiously,” it said and dismissed the plea as infructuous. Case Title: Singh Royekwar v. Registrar, Allahabad HC Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img

Man charged in connection with incidents at Derry bonfire

first_img Man charged in connection with incidents at Derry bonfire WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 20, 2018 A 25 year old man arrested in Derry earlier today is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court next month charged with possession of and throwing a petrol bomb, resisting arrests and criminal damage.The charges relate to incidents at a bonfire in the city last week on August 15th in which the names of murdered prison and police officers were burnt.The man will appear in court on September 12th. Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 20thNext articleDuffy scores as Dundalk move clear at the top News Highland WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img

Driver suffers ‘sudden cardiac death’ before Mississippi school bus crash

first_imgjetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — A man in Mississippi suffered a medical emergency before the school bus he was driving crashed, leaving several children injured on a Mississippi highway, according to authorities.The children were on their way to classes Tuesday morning in Benton County when the bus rolled several times before overturning and ending up in a ditch off Highway 72, Mississippi Highway Patrol said.“Shortly before 8:30 this morning, we received notice that we would be getting multiple injured children from a bus crash down in Mississippi. We’ve so far received eight children and four of those by air ambulance, two by ground ambulance, and two by private vehicle that were brought in by their parents. They have all been seen, assessed and examined, and we’re currently treating their injuries,” said trauma medical director Regan Williams at a news conference Tuesday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.Williams said that four were going to require admission to the hospital and were considered serious but not critical.“The other four have very minor or no injuries and will likely go home today,” Williams said.Mississippi Highway Patrol said the eight students ranged in age from 7-13.“The driver was pronounced dead at the scene,” Cpl. Jason Roe said during a news conference.Benton County coroner Larry Hobson told ABC News the official cause of death of the bus driver is “sudden cardiac death.” Hobson said the driver “clutched his chest and slumped over,” according to the students on the bus.Hobson and Mississippi Highway Patrol identified the bus driver as 63-year-old William Chester Cole. No autopsy will be performed, according to Hobson.Williams said that none of the children had been ejected from the bus but that they’d sustained their injuries from being bounced around the vehicle during the crash.David Lloyd said that his daughter, an eighth-grade student, had a broken ankle, leg and jaw but would still survive.“Just a little devastated but at least the good Lord was with everybody and had their hands on everybody,” Lloyd told ABC News affiliate WATN-TV. “Just keep everybody in thoughts and prayers.”Superintendent Steve Bostick said that Cole had worked for the school district for about five years.“He’s one of the most dependable drivers we have in the district and like I said, he’s a very hard-working man,” Bostick told WATV-TV. “I’m sorry that this happened. I give my regards to the family.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

UConn murder suspect spotted at Pennsylvania gas station: Police

first_imgPennsylvania State PoliceBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Police say the University of Connecticut student who’s on the lam may have crossed over into a fourth state as investigators continue their hunt for the murder suspect.Pennsylvania state police said they received a tip from an eyewitness who said that Peter Manfredonia, 23, was spotted at a gas station in Chambersburg Tuesday morning along with a stolen car that was seen in Manfredonia’s last known location. Officers released surveillance footage that reportedly showed Manfredonia inside the gas station’s store, wearing glasses, a maroon shirt, a blue jacket, shorts and red shoes.He allegedly took an Uber cab from the store to Hagerstown, Maryland, roughly 25 miles away, police said. Manfredonia is wanted in connection with the murder of two men in Connecticut.“If seen, do not approach. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 immediately,” the Pennsylvania state police said in a statement.The investigation has gone on since last Friday and involves investigators from four states and the FBI so far. Manfredonia, a senior, allegedly attacked two men in Willington, Connecticut, killing Theodore Demers, 62, and wounding the unidentified second suspect, according to police.On Sunday, he allegedly invaded a Willington home and stole pistols and long guns and a truck, police said. Manfredonia allegedly drove to Derby, Connecticut, where he allegedly killed an acquaintance, Nicholas J. Eisele, 23, inside his home, abducted another resident, stole a car and fled, according to [email protected]_State_Police/[email protected]_State_Police/TwitterThe kidnapped victim was found later Sunday unharmed in Paterson, New Jersey, and identified Manfredonia as her captor, police said. He then took an Uber to an East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Walmart and disappeared behind the store.On Monday, police reported that an SUV near the Walmart was stolen Monday and the same vehicle was discovered near the Chambersburg gas station Tuesday.Michael Dolan, the Manfredonia family’s lawyer, told reporters the suspect had a history with mental illness and urged him to turn surrender to police.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

VANDERBURGH COUNTY FELONY CHARGES

first_imgBelow Are The Felony Cases Filed By The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Kimberly Ann Thomas: Theft (Level 6 Felony)Brandon Key Brown: Murder, Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (Level 4 Felony)William Louis Anderson: Burglary (Level 4 Felony)Michael Gene Peak: Operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic violator (Level 6 Felony)Christina Dawn Simmons: Possession of a narcotic drug (Level 6 Felony)Clarence W. Grubbs: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 5 Felony), Possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor)Johnathin Monte Pye: Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony), Criminal mischief (Class B misdemeanor)Tyrone Smith Williams: Domestic battery (Level 5 FelonyCharles Leon Howard Jr.: Dealing in marijuana (Level 6 Felony)Robert Paul Torres: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Failure of a sex offender to possess identification (Level 6 Felony), Possession of paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor)Lee Ervin Harris: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Terry Lynne Knotts Jr.: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Thomas Wayne Alstatt: Operating a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life (Level 5 Felony)Brian Eugene Williamson: Failure to register as a sex or violent offender (Level 5 Felony), Lifetime parole violation (Level 6 Felony), Failure of a sex offender to possess identification (Level 6 Felony)Jacqueline N. Hargrove: Theft (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor)Victoria Paige Hodge: Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance (Class A misdemeanor)Brandon Anthony Schaeffer: Child exploitation (Level 5 Felony), Child exploitation (Level 5 Felony), Child exploitation (Level 5 Felony), Child exploitation (Level 5 Felony)Shawn Michael Stone: Criminal confinement (Level 5 Felony), Strangulation (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Introducing the brand new ’Employers Charter’

first_imgThe government is confident that businesses in the private sector, particularly the smaller ones, are going to “lead this country out of recession”It says this will be achieved by creating thousands of new jobs. But it is also realised that they are going to need a much more employer-friendly environment before they can do this.A new announcement to help, plans for an ’Employers Charter’ has been unveiled. So what is it? More to the point, is it really worth having? The finer details will be confirmed over the next few months, but it is already clear that the Charter will focus on limiting employees’ rights. Part of this will involve doubling the length of service required before they can bring an unfair dismissal claim that is, from one to two years. However, there are a number of other areas that the government wants this Charter to cover.One is the tribunal process. At the moment, employees don’t have to pay anything to issue a claim. So in order to deter those who are simply trying to make some easy money, there are plans to introduce a charge. It isn’t yet known if it will be a deposit that is refunded to successful claimants, or a non-returnable fee. But, either way, it should make them think twice.Another idea involves reducing the amount of time during which employers are liable to pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Currently, qualifying employees those who earn more than £97 per week are entitled to it from their fourth complete day of sickness absence for a maximum of 28 weeks. No new time period has been disclosed, but lowering it would certainly be a step in the right direction.In April, SSP rises from £79.15 to £81.60 per week. But at the time of publication, the date this takes effect had not been confirmed. A further plan is to exempt “small businesses” from some employment legislation. Again, no specific details are given, but the government wants to cut all unnecessary red tape. So, watch this space.While this type of Charter is a positive start to 2011 for employers, many pro-employee groups are up in arms at the mere thought of it. However, it is unlikely they will change anything as the government needs to focus on getting the economy moving.We must wait for the final consultation paper to dissect the Charter further and see if it is just a load of hot air. As soon as it becomes available we will look at it very closely. In the meantime, all current employment law requirements still apply. Fingers crossed.Gill Gill Brooks-Lonican, CEOlast_img