Listas las solicitudes para los delegados episcopales a la reunión…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Agosto 10, 2015] Samuel McDonald, Diputado Principal de Operaciones y Director de Misión para la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera, anunció que se están aceptando solicitudes para un delegado provincial y un máximo de 20 delegados de toda la iglesia para representar a la Iglesia Episcopal en la 60ª Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW) en la ciudad de Nueva York, Nueva York, del 14 al de 24 marzo, 2016.El delegado provincial y los delegados de toda la iglesia podrán asistir a los procedimientos oficiales de la UNCSW en las Naciones Unidas y representarán a la Iglesia Episcopal/Comunión Anglicana en su abogacía en la ONU, incluida la abogacía conjunta con el grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres.El tema de prioridad de la UNCSW 2016 es “La capacitación de las mujeres y el vínculo con el desarrollo sostenible”. El Tema de Revisión es “La eliminación y prevención de todas las formas de violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas”. La información está disponible aquí.Las solicitudes están listas para un adulto o juvenil (edades de 14 a 19 años), mujeres u hombres, que puedan hablar del tema de la Prioridad o de la Revisión y están dispuestos a participar en abogacía en la UNSCW. La juventud debe ir acompañada de un chaperón adulto.Los solicitantes deben desempeñar un papel relevante a nivel parroquial, diocesano y / o provincial, rendir cuentas a una autoridad diocesana o provincial, y tener un procedimiento para informar a su comunidad local, tras participar en la UNCSW.Se espera que los delegados estén presentes en la ciudad de Nueva York para la reunión de la UNSCW  del 11 hasta el 25 de marzo, o tan cerca de toda la estancia como sea posible. Los delegados serán responsables de sus propios gastos de viaje, alojamiento y programas.Los delegados serán elegidos por la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori de la Iglesia Episcopal. Todos los solicitantes serán notificados a mediados de octubre.Las solicitudes están disponibles aquí.  La fecha límite es el 15 de septiembre.Para más información póngase en contacto con Lynnaia Main, Directora de Relaciones Globales para la Sociedad Misionera Doméstica y Extranjera,[email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Featured Events Tags Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Aug 10, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR UNCSW Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Listas las solicitudes para los delegados episcopales a la reunión de marzo 2016 de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Lent Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Morgan MacIntire, far right, led a group of parishioners on a three-mile walk after the noon Ash Wednesday service to kick-off the Walk to Jerusalem program. The Rev. Anne Maxwell helped lead the walk. Photo: Anne Maxwell[Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana] As the last piece of king cake lingered in the kitchen and brightly colored Mardi Gras beads hung from every tree limb and fence post, the clock struck midnight on February 28 signaling the end of Carnival’s frivolity and overindulgence. The season of Lent had begun. A season to start anew. A season to care for the body, mind, and soul. A season to prepare for the Easter Resurrection.As the sun rose on this fresh new beginning, parishioners of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana, laced up their walking shoes and set out on a 6,837-mile spiritual journey to Jerusalem.“I find Lent in South Louisiana to be a very welcomed season,” said the Rev. Morgan MacIntire, associate rector of Christ Church. “People are just ready to get back on track. They have eaten way too much king cake. They have gone to too many parades. They are just exhausted. People are looking for a time to slow down and to reclaim themselves and refocus on their relationship with God.”Parishioners of Christ Church are participating in the Walk to Jerusalem, a walking program developed by St. John Providence Health System and designed to increase the physical, spiritual and emotional health of participants. The goal is to walk enough miles through the Lenten season to reach Jerusalem by Easter.MacIntire discovered the program through a seminary classmate whose church was walking to Jerusalem last Lent. “I found it because we are Facebook friends,” MacIntire said. “Sometimes my classmate would take videos while she was walking and post them to Facebook. I began wondering what she was doing and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I called her to ask her about it and she walked me through the nuts and bolts of the program. I brought the idea to Christ Church to implement this Lenten Season. Anne (the Rev. Anne Maxwell, associate rector of Christ Church) and I worked on the program and the meditations together.”Students from Christ Episcopal School, Covington, log Walk to Jerusalem miles during one of their free periods. Photo: Morgan MacIntire“Each week the meditations begin with a prayer about walking,” explained MacIntire. “We chose one reading from the Sunday Lectionary to follow the prayer along with a reflection. At the end of each meditation, there is a question to help focus our thoughts. Whenever you go out on your first walk of the week, you are to stop what you are doing and read through the entire piece. While you walk, you meditate on the question. It gives you something to ponder while you are walking all week. I find it very helpful to center my thoughts because they can go all over the place.”“One reason this program has been effective is that it gives people an opportunity to refocus spiritually but also physically. To have that mind, body, soul connection,” said MacIntire. “When I am walking, I feel like an integrated, whole person. I can feel the ground under my feet. I can feel my muscles ache. I can feel the sun on my skin and the wind on my face. My thoughts are clear and I am in my head because I am thinking.  It is very meditative for me. I believe others have had this experience too.”William Preau, a parishioner of Christ Church whose family has been participating in the walk, said about his experience: “In all of the walks, runs, swims, and rows that my family and I have dedicated to the Walk to Jerusalem group over the past few weeks, I feel like it has helped me be more Christ-like in all my daily activity. I feel like I am carrying his cross to Jerusalem; suffering on earth, for our just reward in Heaven. All along the way, I am thanking God for all our blessings, and thinking of ways to be more Christ-like and give back to those blessings to the less fortunate among us.”One key component of the success of the program has been the connection building through a Facebook group where participants can log their miles, post photographs and video, and cheer each other on. People from as far away as Budapest have been participating.Walking groups have also formed. Parishioners walk throughout the neighborhood surrounding Christ Church and along the shores of nearby Lake Ponchartrain. Even the residents of Christwood Retirement Center in Covington, as well as students from Christ Episcopal School in Covington, have logged miles.Wili and Sinbad Miller bring on the rear forthe Tuesday morning group, making sure no one gets left behind. Photo: William MillerOne popular group is a Tuesday morning group for dogs and their owners led by the rector of Christ Church, the Rev. William Miller. “Although most of the participation is individual and more about virtual connections,” said Miller, “our dog group has had some quite extraordinary experiences. One morning we honored Ruby, a dog recently lost from her owner. She once was lost, but now is found! On another morning, seven dogs and six humans walked one and a half miles each through our neighborhood. Our ‘Walk to Jerusalem’ was noted curiously by a number of neighbors including one lady who had just arrived back home from the store with nothing more than a case of beer and wondered if she’d missed National Dog Day, and a driver who asked if she could bring her grand-dogs next week. I love this powerful witness to the connections of community and canines.”Miller also noted that, “There’s an important lesson here for the modern church and how we use technology and social media to connect, support and even inspire each other.”Relationship building is also taking place among the parishioners of Christ Church, especially those who did not know each other well before the walking program began. “There is a group walk in my neighborhood on Sunday afternoon that is led by a lay person. I have been walking with my neighbors who are also my parishioners,” MacIntire said. “It has been a great opportunity to connect with people that I don’t really get to see. Sunday morning is so busy, so actually having more time to connect with people and talk with people has been great. It has also been good for the parishioners to realize that there are people that live in their neighborhood who go to their church. One couple is already talking about taking our children camping this summer. It has been great building relationships.”Parishioners from Christ Episcopal Church and Covington Presbyterian Church make a stop during their circuit of the 1.5 mile Stations of the Cross in downtown Covington. Photo: Karen MackeyThe Walk to Jerusalem was the inspiration for another event at Christ Church. There is a one and a half-mile-long walking Stations of the Cross that stops at local businesses and churches in downtown Covington. Maxwell and Youth Director Blake Burns created the station in partnership with Covington Presbyterian Church.“We decided that if walking was going to be our main focus this Lent then we should do walking stations,” said MacIntire. “I am sure there will be other creative things that happen next year as we reflect on what we did this year.”What is the progress of the walk so far? “I call them overachievers,” MacIntire said with a laugh. “I tell people, ‘Y’all are just going to have to slow down.’ We have already blown past the 12,000-mile mark. Lent is not over and we have already made it to Jerusalem and are on our way back. Everybody seems to love the fact that last week, the star on the map appeared as if we are stuck in Paris. There has been a lot of talk about what we are doing in France. Who knows where we are going to end up at the end of it all.”“I can’t wait for Easter and our grand total,” she said. “I am just so excited that this is something people have gotten behind. I think there is a great spirit about it, and it has made the church feel more connected. We are going to do this again next year because it has been so well received. Hopefully, people will be even more excited for it next year because they know it is coming.”— Karen Mackey is the communication coordinator for the Diocese of Louisiana. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Karen MackeyPosted Apr 5, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect

first_imgCopyResidential Architecture, Loft•New York, United States United States Year:  Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, Dinesen, Stone SourceSave this picture!© Dean KaufmanText description provided by the architects. This Greenwich Village loft was previously used as an artist’s studio. The renovation created generous bedrooms and hidden storage for a couple and their two children. Lowering the windowsills in the open living room and kitchen maximizes sun in the common areas. A low wall with reflective glass transom windows allows daylight into the bedrooms while preserving privacy.Save this picture!© Dean KaufmanSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Dean KaufmanThe south window was converted into a door to create a small outdoor balcony. Each child’s room has closets and a built-in desk, and the large storage room behind the bedrooms serves as circulation between the private rooms. Partitioning the private areas behind a single wall retained the spacious, industrial character of the space.Save this picture!© Dean KaufmanProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Photographs Show Construction of Snøhetta’s Underwater Restaurant in NorwayArchitecture NewsBerlin’s Tempelhof Airport: Achieving Redemption Through Adaptive ReuseArticlesProject locationAddress:12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNeil Logan ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on May 29, 2018Cite: “12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect” 29 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  2568 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895207/12th-street-loft-neil-logan-architect Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Projectscenter_img Photographs Save this picture!© Dean Kaufman+ 9Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Neil Logan Architect Area Area of this architecture project 12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan ArchitectSave this projectSave12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect Photographs:  Dean Kaufman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895207/12th-street-loft-neil-logan-architect Clipboard Residential Architecture 12th Street, Loft / Neil Logan Architect 2010last_img read more

Charitydiscounts.org offers discounts to charity staff and volunteers

first_imgFree registration is required first, to ensure that only genuine charity staff and volunteers benefit. Then you can choose from the growing range of suppliers featured, covering communications, healthy and beauty, lifestyle, recreation and sports, travel, and finance. To enjoy your benefit you either have to remember a code listed on the page or simply click through to the relevant suppliers’ site and the reduction will be included in any purchase you make at the site.The new service is provided by Charity Logistics, a support services charity, and Brinc Ltd, a supplier of lifestyle discounts to the public sector.George Cook, Chief Executive of Charity Logistics, said: “we are constantly seeking eways to bring high quality discounted benefits and services to the voluntary sector. This is the first time that we have been able to offer a service directly to employees and volunteers. In general, salary levels within the sector are way below commercial rates and we hope this is one way in which we can redress the balance and say thank you for all their hard work.”The number of companies listed on the site is beginning to grow already as more hear about the service. Currently there are 30 companies. Given the scale of the voluntary sector in terms of its paid employees and volunteers, the ability to reach those of them who use the Internet should make commercial sense to many suppliers. While affinity deals with charities are legion and some of them long-standing, they tend to focus on one charity’s supporters. Charitydiscounts.org takes the broader view, looking not at one charity’s donors but staff and volunteers at any and all charities.The service might prove popular with charity human resources staff. Since most HR managers can’t offer benefits to staff, they could at least point their staff in the direction of the site.UK Fundraising tested the service to buy some wines, and enjoyed a £20 off a case of wine. The ordering was straightforward since we simply had to redeem a code on the Virgin Wines site, and then complete the purchase in the usual way.The new site has some weaknesses. It could be made more accessible – there are no ALT text tags to describe the graphics on the pages. There is no news section to indicate new suppliers or new services offered. More importantly you can not view or explore the suppliers listed without registering.Nevertheless this is the first Web-based resource we’ve come across offering such a wide range of benefits specifically and exclusively to voluntary sector staff and volunteers. Charitydiscounts.org offers discounts to charity staff and volunteers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Trading Virtue might be its own reward, but Charitydiscounts.org is trying to help those who do paid or unpaid work for charities save money on popular goods and services.Staff at many commercial organisations often enjoy a whole range of benefits – reduced gym membership, financial services, corporate cars and so on. These, not surprisingly, tend not to be offered to staff or volunteers at charities.Now there is a way for charity staff and volunteers to reap further material rewards from their work. Charitydiscounts.org is a new Web site that enables such staff to enjoy discounts on a range of services and products from major suppliers such as Sky, Thomas Cook, Dixons and Holmes Place. Advertisementcenter_img 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.  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Howard Lake | 23 February 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Trump, COVID and poetic justice

first_imgDonald Trump, who sat by while so many died, undercut health professionals’ recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, mocked wearing a mask, placed capitalist profits over the lives of thousands and put forward no serious plan to address the pandemic, is now sick himself. The chickens have come home to roost.On the Ellipse outside the White House, a photograph of Leo Villanueva, who died from COVID-19, sits on one of 20,000 empty chairs, representing a fraction of the over 214,000 lives lost during the pandemic.Unlike the millions of workers who have lost their jobs and health insurance because of the pandemic, or never had coverage in the first place, Trump is receiving top-of-the-line health care, including experimental treatments not yet available to the public. While he is receiving medical care immediately after his diagnosis, most people, especially people of color, must wait until they develop serious symptoms to be treated. No resource will be spared to save the man who has allowed more than 214,000 people, disproportionately Black, Brown and Indigenous, to die from the pandemic. The U.S. response under his watch has been a complete failure: With only 4% of the world’s population, the U.S. as of Oct. 5 has had more than 20% of total COVID deaths (worldometers.info/coronavirus), with many more to come. Trump holds mask but would not wear one.There is without doubt a poetic justice to Trump falling ill, and it is grotesque to expect that those upon whom he has inflicted so many horrors — from his open support for white supremacy and mass migrant detentions, to warmongering abroad and a disastrous pandemic response at home — should extend to him a kindness and concern he has shown himself so completely incapable of expressing toward others.This is not how the liberal wing of the ruling class views the situation, however. Within hours of Trump’s announcement, Joe Biden, Rachel Maddow and other liberal figures expressed their best wishes and hopes for his recovery. In a moment Trump is transformed, in the liberal view, from a monster single-handedly capable of destroying the world to a frail and infirm elder statesman. Ruling class unites behind systemThe ease with which the vitriol of 24-hour cable news evaporates exposes that the different wings of the ruling class, from the most liberal to the fascists, have more in common than it might appear and that they are all united in their commitment to maintaining the political machinery underpinning the capitalist system. Their disagreements mostly boil down to different approaches toward that shared goal, to how much the carrot vs. the stick should be used to keep working and oppressed people in line.While liberals may call for turning the other cheek, for extending love to those who hate, the revolutionary view is rather different: You do not owe kindness to those who wish to exploit and kill you — you are worth more than that. To feel anger, rage, even hatred toward them is not narrow-mindedness; it is a statement of self love, a demand for dignity, for yourself and working and oppressed people as a whole.The liberal approach values respectability and decorum over the righteous rage of the oppressed. It is for peace, with or without justice (most often without). In this sense, it is very much an obstacle to working and oppressed people fighting for a better future, an obstacle more subtle but sometimes even more powerful than the open reaction of the far right.In any case, Trump is likely to recover from his illness, given the exceptional standard of care he is receiving. But should he die, it would be a mistake to expect that the many crises facing working and oppressed people — from health care, police brutality and unemployment to housing shortages, forced migration, imperialist war, environmental catastrophe and so many more — will be resolved as a result. It’s the systemThese crises existed before Trump, and they will exist after him. They are not the result of an individual’s actions or even those of a political party, but of an entire system: capitalism. Capitalism is based on private ownership of the means of production by a class, the capitalist class, which rules and organizes society for its own benefit, for its profits. This is in contrast to a socialist system, in which working and oppressed people take over the means of production, which they have built with their sweat and blood, and reorganize society to address the needs of all. It’s not a coincidence that countries building socialism — like Vietnam, Cuba and China — have had uniformly superior responses to the pandemic. The solution to the crises before us lies not in the removal or coincidental death of a single individual, but in the revolutionary overthrow of the entire capitalist system through the organized struggle of working and oppressed people.But getting back to Trump himself and whether he and his class are deserving of compassion, it’s worth remembering the jacket that Melania Trump, who is sick now along with others in his entourage, wore when visiting migrant children separated from their parents. On the back it read: “I really don’t care. 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Government spied on email of state-owned newspaper editors in August

first_img 23.12 – Last news about Bhekinkosi Ncube:http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=29781————————Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s decision to spy on the email of editors employed by the state-owned Zimpapers group from 3 to 15 August in order to gauge their loyal to President Robert Mugabe.“As a result of this illegal decision, editor Bhekinkosi Ncube of the magazine Umthunywa has been suspended for nearly two months and could lose his job altogether,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is alleged to have insulted President Mugabe in an email sent from his private email address. The accusation is baseless and proves only that his personal email was monitored. We call for his reinstatement, the destruction of all the gathered data and an investigation into the government’s violation of the Interception of Communications Act.”Ncube was suspended in August for publishing a photo of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change with the caption “Walile u Tsvangirai” (Tsvangirai refuses to sign). At the time, negotiations were under way between the MDC and the ruling ZANU-PF for power sharing after ZANU-PF’s defeat in the March general elections.During a hearing on the case on 7 October in Harare, Zimpapers CEO Justin Mutasa revealed that he had placed all of his editors under electronic surveillance to establish whether they supported ZANU-PF. He authorised the use of password-cracking software to hack into their private email accounts.In an attempt to evade responsibility, Mutasa told the hearing that it was the information minister, not himself, who determined editorial policy for the Zimpapers group. The minutes of the hearing quote him as saying: “Every incoming minister calls all the editors and expounds to them what he expects from them. Editors must comply.”The Zimbabwean Broadcast Corporation’s CEO, Henry Muradzikwa, and seven of its journalists were fired in May for not supporting Mugabe and ZANU-PF sufficiently during the election campaign.Zimpapers is 51 per cent owned by the Mass Media Trust, which was set up by the government in 1980. The country’s biggest print media group, it consists of six newspapers. One of them, The Herald, has a circulation of 45,000 and is Zimbabwe’s most widely-read daily.Adopted in August 2007, the Interception of Communication Act allows the government to tap phone calls and monitor email and fax communications in order to “guarantee national security” but does not authorise hacking into private email correspondence without a warrant.Zimbabwe was ranked 151st out of 173 countries in the 2008 press freedom index which Reporters Without Borders released last week. Journalism continues to be a dangerous and frustrating profession in Zimbabwe and journalists are constantly harassed by the police and courts. News Receive email alerts News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Organisation News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Zimbabwe to go further ZimbabweAfrica center_img September 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government spied on email of state-owned newspaper editors in August Reports ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Low- to Moderate-Income Households Struggling in Philadelphia Fed District

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. While much of the overall economic news has been positive as of late, a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released Wednesday indicated that low- to moderate-income (LMI) households are still struggling in the areas of employment and household stability.A total of 38 organizations responded to the Philadelphia Fed’s Q2 2015 Community Outlook Survey, providing insight on conditions and challenges that LMI communities are facing across the Fed’s Third District (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware).The survey found that economic circumstances of LMI households were largely unchanged from Q1 to Q2, and while job availability improved for the fifth straight quarter, the pace of improvement seems to be slowing, according to the Philadelphia Fed. Slow wage growth has been a problem and may be preventing homeownership growth. Economists have repeatedly stated that significant wage growth will be a key factor in increasing the national homeownership rate, was reported at 63.4 percent at the end of July – its lowest point in nearly 50 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.“In our area, $20 per hour is needed to pay market rent,” one survey respondent said. “Many jobs are in production and in warehouses, and many are filled through temporary agencies with very little opportunity for permanent positions. Pay scales are not keeping up with housing costs, especially for renters.”Another survey respondent said, “Official unemployment rates continue to decline but only because LMI households have given up finding a full-time, living wage job.””Pay scales are not keeping up with housing costs, especially for renters.”Household indicators outside of job availability suggest modest deterioration with a long-term overall trend toward stability–which indicates that conditions are not deteriorating but not necessarily improving, according to the survey. The survey found that access to credit and affordable housing availability have varied over the last few quarters without experiencing any substantial improvement while financial well-being has largely stagnated.”Due to challenges locating affordably priced for-sale housing in high-demand counties, we recently began constructing homes for sale to LMI households,” one survey respondent wrote. “Financing this project in a post-recession environment was extremely difficult, but our first six units are presold and near completion. We are unable to do this in lower-valued housing market areas of the state.”The themes in the responses indicate the positive developments in employment –related indicators are tempered by concerns over wage growth and job stability, while a disconnection between wage growth and rent remains a barrier to housing affordability, according to the Philadelphia Fed.”Philadelphia is a city full of empty homes and low-rent housing stock,” another respondent wrote. “We are also a city full of homeless people and abject poverty. Yes, we have many ‘low-rent’ units, but even they are not low enough for the income levels of many individuals and families. We need more subsidies and a long-term plan for education and employment that pays a living wage.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Sees More Expansion; Serious Delinquencies Below 2008 Level Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/27/2015  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Low- to Moderate-Income Households Struggling in Philadelphia Fed District Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Homeownership Low- to Moderate-Income Households Philadelphia Fed Wage Growth 2015-08-26 Brian Honeacenter_img August 26, 2015 864 Views Subscribe Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Homeownership Low- to Moderate-Income Households Philadelphia Fed Wage Growth Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Low- to Moderate-Income Households Struggling in Philadelphia Fed District About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Derry man claims daily harassment by the security services

first_img Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDerry police investigate hit and run crashNext articleFourth person arrested in Omagh murder investigation News Highland Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Google+ A Derry man who claimed he was approached by MI5 while on honeymoon in Alicante in Spain has said he is being subjected to ‘almost daily harassment’ by the security services.The man who asked not to be named said he was even approached while on holiday in London at the end of December.The Derry man claims he was arrested on December 6th after a rocket was found in a car in Creggan, but released two days later.The man claims he was arrested on the night that rocket was found but was nowhere near it, and when released, it took he and his solicitor a fortnight to get his car back.When he went to collect the car at Maydown, he claims he was told to wait while a detective got the keys.While he was waiting, he says, the same two men who had approached him in Alicante approached him again and handed him an envelope containing his car keys and a large sum of money.When he told them he was not interested, they became more threatening telling him he was not out of the woods yet and they were still waiting on results. They then said to have a good holiday in London.Since then, the man claims he has been followed on an almost daily basis, including during his holiday in London where he was followed by several men with earpieces in.The man’s solicitor Ciaran Shields of Madden and Finucane has said he is being subjected to a sustained and unjustified campaign of harassment. Derry man claims daily harassment by the security services Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 4, 2013 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Parents Can Approach Directorate Of Education If Schools Charge Consolidated Fees: Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesParents Can Approach Directorate Of Education If Schools Charge Consolidated Fees: Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi21 April 2020 5:27 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has ordered that the parents can approach the Directorate of Education if they are aggrieved by any school charging consolidated fees during the lockdown period. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh however noted that charging of tuition fee is justified as the same is utilised in paying salaries to the teaching staff and organising online classes….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?LoginDelhi High Court has ordered that the parents can approach the Directorate of Education if they are aggrieved by any school charging consolidated fees during the lockdown period. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh however noted that charging of tuition fee is justified as the same is utilised in paying salaries to the teaching staff and organising online classes. The order has come in a plea missed by Rajat Vats seeking a direction to be issued to all private schools to suspend charging of any kind of fee during the lockdown period. The Petitioner had submitted that during the lock-down period students of various private schools in Delhi ought not to be made to pay the transport charges, fee for extra-curricular activities and other fees which are charged by the school. Moreover, he argued that since schools are not functioning, payment of tuition fee shall also be postponed. On the other hand Mr Ramesh Singh, who appeared for the Delhi Government, informed the court that on 17th April, 2020 the Directorate of Education has already passed an order to the effect that no fees except tuition fee be charged. He further submitted that the government is fully conscious of such students who may have financial difficulties and course material and classes have been made available even to them. It was also contended by Mr Singh that a number of parents have deposited extra fee, apart from the tuition fee, in advance. The adjustment of the same ought to be granted, and the government will consider the same on its own. While taking note of the said order of the DoE, the court observed that: ‘… that even those students who are unable to pay school fee due to financial crisis, course-work and other material is being made available to them. Such students are also permitted to avail of online classes. It is further clear that schools cannot deny access of online classes and other educational facilities due to non-payment of fees. Schools are also not permitted to charge any new head of fees.’ The court also highlighted that charging of the tuition fee is justified as schools are organising online classes, exams and study materials, and such fee would help them in paying the salaries to the teachers. While considering the same as a policy issue, the court refused to further intervene in the matter.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 read more

Death Of Election Duty Staff Due To Covid-19: Allahabad High Court Seeks CCTV Footage Of Counting Areas

first_imgNews UpdatesDeath Of Election Duty Staff Due To Covid-19: Allahabad High Court Seeks CCTV Footage Of Counting Areas Akshita Saxena4 May 2021 9:04 PMShare This – xIn order to assess the culpability of Election Commission with respect to 135 people who succumbed to Covid-19 virus days after performing election duties in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday sought CCTV footage of the designated counting areas. “We make it clear that any slackness on the part of the Election Commission on this issue will not be tolerated,” a Division Bench comprising of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar observed.Advertisement It directed the State Election Commission to produce before it the CCTV footage of the designated counting areas and centres both in the form of footage print and also Pen Drive by the next date fixed. In its previous order, the Court had taken Judicial notice of death of 135 Teachers, Shiksha Mitras and Investigators, who were posted on election duty during the recent phases of Panchayat elections in the State.Advertisement Allahabad High Court Issues Show Cause Notice To State Election Commission Over Death Of 135 Panchayat Election Duty Staff Due To Covid19 It had asked the Commission to explain as to why it failed in checking non-compliance of Covid guidelines during various phases of the panchayat elections. Today, the Court noted that except from seeking a verification from the District Magistrates/ District Election Officers of all the districts regarding the correctness of the news item of which judicial notice was taken, nothing more was done by the Commission. Advertisement Advertisement Taking exception to this, the Court said, “We have been informed that even during the counting of polls of Gram Panchayal Elections of the State that had taken place on 29th April, 2021 and onwards, the Covid protocol and guidelines were definitely flouted. People gathered in huge numbers at the counting centres and both the Election Officers and Police administration had completely failed to ensure the compliance of Covid guidelines.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Court then proceeded to note that the State Election Commission had given an undertaking before the Supreme Court that counting will be supervised through CCTV cameras to be installed at the designated counting centres. The Commission had assured the Top Court that those who were in charge of the counting centres would be held responsible for any lapse regarding compliance of Covid19 guidelines. Accordingly, the Division Bench ordered, “We direct the State Election Commission to produce before us the CCTV footage of the designated counting areas and centres both in the form the footage print and also Pen Drive by the next date fixed, in the first instance relating District Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gautambudh Nagar and Agra.” The Court has made it clear that if the Commission itself finds from the CCTV footage that there has been violation of the Covid- 19 protocol and guidelines, it should come up with action plan in that regard. Also happened during the hearing: “Non Supplying Of Oxygen To Hospitals Is Criminal Act, Not Less Than Genocide By Authorities : Allahabad High CourtAllahabad HC Seeks Report On Treatment Given To Sitting High Court Judge VK Srivastava Who Succumbed To Covid-19 Last Week Case Title: In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download OrderTags#Allahabad High Court COVID-19 UP Panchayat Polls Election Commission UP Government 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 read more