Tullett Prebon seeks £14m from BGC for staff exodus

first_img Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap INTER-DEALER broker Tullett Prebon is pursuing US arch-rival BGC for damages of around £14m for poaching key staff, a source said yesterday.Laying out its case at the start of yesterday’s trial into how much compensation BGC should pay for raiding its employees in 2009, Tullett’s lawyer said the defections damaged the value of remaining teams and his client aimed to recover the costs of mitigating a “BGC conspiracy”.“The key to this case is that the whole is more than the sum of the parts,” Daniel Oudkerk told the court. “Documents show that at all times, BGC focused on teams and the revenues those teams could generate. It has always been about that.”Tullett’s legal team declined to comment on the damages it would claim. The feud between Tullett and BGC began in April 2009 and centres on 10 defections. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comgazillions.comCelebrities Side By Side With Their Younger Selvesgazillions.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsDefinitionFake Reality Shows That People Believed Were RealDefinition KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 17 March 2011 9:22 pm Share Tullett Prebon seeks £14m from BGC for staff exodus whatsapplast_img read more

‘Homeless Jesus’ finds a home in North Carolina

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Summerlee WalterPosted Mar 12, 2014 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The “Homeless Jesus” sculpture is designed to be interactive and has drawn the attention of adults and children alike. Photo: Alleen Barber[Episcopal News Service] Downtown Davidson, North Carolina, has all of the idyllic, small-town Southern charm a weekend visitor could want: old-fashioned brick sidewalks, quaint shops and lots of leafy trees. Residents of the town, known primarily for its prestigious liberal arts college, are proud of their postcard-ready community, but the recent installation of a sculpture outside of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church has reminded locals that not all members of the affluent community can afford to live in the town’s beautiful homes – or in permanent housing of any type.A new arrival in the neighborhoodThe sculpture, “Homeless Jesus” by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, is a life-size bronze that depicts Jesus as a homeless man huddled in a blanket and sleeping on a park bench. The blanket’s folds hide the man’s face, and the only clues to his identity are the crucifixion marks through his feet and a nearby plaque revealing the piece’s name. From a distance, it is easy to mistake the sculpture for a living person. Situated in front of St. Alban’s at the entrance to the upscale St. Alban’s Square neighborhood, the artwork rests in stark contrast to its surroundings.From a distance and especially in low light, the sculpture looks like a living person. Photo: Susan McCoyThe sculpture is a memorial to late St. Alban’s parishioner Kate MacIntyre. Her husband, former St. Alban’s senior warden Peter Macon, and family friend Martin McCoy, who donated the funds for a piece of public art in MacIntyre’s honor, spent years searching for the right memorial.“It struck us that we wanted to challenge the parish,” Macon said. “This sculpture offers a very clear message of discipleship. Once we found [the sculpture], it took us about 18 seconds to decide this is what we wanted to do.”Responses from across the country have poured in since the sculpture’s installation on Feb. 21. Interest from media outlets have ranged from Charlotte’s local NPR affiliate to the CNN Belief blog to the digital version of London’s Daily Mail. The Davidson Police Department reports receiving calls from neighborhood residents who believed the sculpture was a real person. One caller even expressed concern about the sculpture’s bare feet and thin blanket and volunteered to take the man chili and water. Staff members at St. Alban’s say visitors continue to snap photos, leave flowers and sit on the exposed section of the sculpture’s bench.“People we do not know have been walking into the church cold just to tell us how much they appreciate the statue,” said the Rev. Greg McIntyre, associate rector at St. Alban’s and Episcopal campus minister at Davidson College. “We’ve been getting e-mails from as far away in Oregon to support this.”While the clergy at St. Alban’s say responses to the piece have been overwhelmingly positive, the sculpture also created some controversy in the community, driven largely by strong backlash to critical comments two residents made through local news sources. The author of one letter to the editor published on the local news site DavidsonNews.net shortly after the sculpture’s installation wrote, in part, “I have stepped over actual homeless people sleeping on a sidewalk in New York City and not been as creeped out as I am walking past this sculpture.” Another resident of the St. Alban’s Square neighborhood told the local NBC affiliate she called the police out of concern for the neighborhood’s safety when she saw the sculpture for the first time.The internet response to these comments was swift and sometimes vitriolic. While the responses largely supported St. Alban’s and “Homeless Jesus,” the intensity of the backlash left many community members feeling as though the responders, like the original commenters, missed the artwork’s message.“I hate to see that we’re getting a lot of the attention we are because it has given people a chance to take shots at the woman interviewed on television and the man who wrote the letter to the editor,” McIntyre said. “Jesus tells us to love our enemies. In this day and age, our ‘enemies’ are normally those who think differently. It raises the question of how we reach out to them without seeming patronizing.”Tough conversations, no easy answersThat question of how to engage in conversations about housing issues is an important one to a growing number of community members.According to St. Alban’s deacon, the Rev. Rebecca Yarbrough, camps of homeless individuals are visible from the off ramps along Interstate Highway 77 throughout the northern Charlotte suburbs. The nearby Mooresville Soup Kitchen, at which members of St. Alban’s volunteer, serves up to 200 people per day in an area that locals consider to be reasonably affluent.Though the anecdotal evidence abounds, concrete information regarding the scope of homelessness and housing insecurity outside of the Charlotte metro area is difficult to locate. That is something Yarbrough hopes to change through a newly forming coalition of community organizations.At St. Alban’s February 2013 outreach retreat, members of the church identified homelessness and housing insecurity as two primary areas on which to focus in the coming year. At the time, the parish supported the work of Room in the Inn, a program of the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte that transports individuals in need of shelter from the metro area to churches and colleges located up to 30 miles away. There they receive a warm, safe place to sleep and a few hot meals before returning to Charlotte the next day.Some members of St. Alban’s, however, felt the call to address the shelter needs of those in their own community. The conversation around homelessness and housing insecurity continued throughout the next year, but the lack of specific information about community needs slowed progress.Then “Homeless Jesus” arrived.“The Holy Spirit moved,” Yarbrough explained. “The sculpture’s presence has started to accelerate the conversation.”Partly inspired by the sculpture, local community groups working with homelessness and housing insecurity will gather for the first time in the coming weeks to begin defining the scope of local needs before developing a plan to meet those needs.Housing questions extend beyond homelessnessWhile the coalition begins to form around the area’s most difficult housing challenges, the Town of Davidson also struggles to address growing concerns over shrinking socioeconomic diversity.According to Marcia Webster, executive director of the Davidson Housing Coalition, finding housing in town is a challenge for many professionals working in Davidson. With a current median asking price of just over $400,000, homes in Davidson are out of reach for many who work there, including many teachers, local government employees and members of Davidson’s service industry.“These are people who deserve to live in a safe, clean and affordable home,” Webster said. “Many people who grew up in the area and have family in the area cannot afford to live in the town where they’ve lived their whole lives.”To address the issue of narrowing socioeconomic diversity, in 2001 the Davidson Town Board passed an ordinance requiring 12.5 percent of all new home construction to be affordable housing units. This includes three of the Davidson Housing Coalition’s affordable housing townhomes located in the St. Alban’s Square neighborhood, within sight of the “Homeless Jesus” sculpture.The clergy and parishioners of St. Alban’s hope the sculpture continues to provoke reactions and start conversations that lead to a broader recognition of Davidson’s socioeconomic diversity and increased community support for homeless ministries.“Our church has always believed that art is intrinsically related to spirituality, and we have always been committed to social justice work,” the Rev. David Buck, rector of St. Alban’s, said. “This combines the two, and it’s incredible. It reminds us that our work among the poor and the marginalized is what gives our faith authenticity.”— Summerlee Walter is the communications coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. 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Persecuted Christians need greater solidarity, convention urges

first_img [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Editor’s note: The following article has been changed to include reference to Resolution C018, “Solidarity with Holy Land Christians.”Advocacy for Christians facing persecution and living in the context of civil war are the subject of several resolutions that were passed by The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, which met here June 25-July 3.Convention agrees that Christians in Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan are among those for whom the church needs to step up its support and solidarity as many of them live in fear of death, starvation, and displacement in their war-ravaged or extremist-influenced countries.Recognizing the trauma and stress caused by terrorism, the violence of warfare, and displacement, Resolution A047 calls for a triennium (2016-2018) of pastoral care and Christian formation that is focused upon those whose lives “have been directly and indirectly impacted by exposure to traumatic events …”Pakistan’s persecuted ChristiansBishop Samuel Azariah, moderator of the Church of Pakistan, addressed General Convention’s Legislative Committee on World Mission June 26 about the persecuted Christian population in Pakistan, one of the world’s epicenters for terrorism. Religious extremists target minorities in Pakistan for having different beliefs or affiliations.He also spoke about the draconian Pakistani blasphemy law that can impose a life imprisonment sentence for defiling the Holy Quran, while offenses against the Prophet Muhammad may be punishable by death.Yet the Pakistani Christian community – 1.5 percent of 180 million people – remains steadfast in its faith despite the daily persecution it faces, said Azariah, bishop of the Diocese of Raiwind.He commended Resolution D035 urging continued solidarity with the Christian community in Pakistan and calling on the government of Pakistan to ensure adequate protections for all religious minorities, “specifically with respect to the prevention of the abduction, forced conversion to Islam and forced marriage of young women from minority religious communities.”Azariah told the world mission committee that prayer and advocacy are important, but he said that the partnerships with The Episcopal Church are “very loose and not well organized.” He called on Episcopalians to arrange mission trips and visit the Church of Pakistan. That sort of action, he said, is the kind of solidarity Pakistani Christians need during this difficult time.The Rev. Melissa McCarthy, a deputy from the Diocese of Los Angeles and proposer of Resolution D035, recalled reading an October 2001 story in the New York Times about the brutal murder of 16 Pakistani men and children. “These people were Christians, shot at the end of their worship when they prayed. This was my first awareness of the anti-Christian violence in Pakistan, and the misuse of the blasphemy law. … All it takes for the triumph of evil is for a few good men and women to do nothing. This resolution gives us all an opportunity to do something.”The Rev. Titus Presler served for three years in Pakistan as principal of Edwardes College, an institution of the Diocese of Peshawar that serves 2,000 students (about 1,800 Muslims and 200 Christians) enrolled in programs in sciences, humanities, business and computer studies.Addressing the world mission committee, Presler gave thanks for Azariah’s leadership during this difficult time and said the bishop’s call for delegations and mission visits is “very apt. During my three years in Peshawar, I received one visitation from The Episcopal Church and … that solidarity meant so much to the Diocese of Peshawar and to Christians in Pakistan.”Presler also spoke about the resilience of the Christian community in Pakistan despite the ongoing persecution they face.In September 2013, two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children.On Easter Day 2013, Presler participated in the morning procession from All Saints Church, moving through the city streets in darkness “proclaiming the gospel of the risen Christ among us,” he told the world mission committee.Naeem Nazir, who had served as choir leader and music director at All Saints for 30 years, led the procession. “At the first station, he got up on the back of a pick-up truck and read the Easter morning Gospel from Matthew 28 in Pashto,” the local language, Presler recalled. “He said, ‘This is our evangelism.’”When suicide bombers entered All Saints later that year, Nazir lost his life as he attempted to tackle one of the terrorists.“This is their evangelism,” said Presler. “My question to you is: What is our evangelism in The Episcopal Church in solidarity of the pressured Christians in Pakistan?”War-ravaged South Sudan and SudanResolution B018 commends The Episcopal Church in South Sudan and Sudan for its efforts in peacemaking and reconciliation work, and calls on dioceses and parishes in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church “to consider prayer partnerships and joint work with bishops, dioceses, and church organizations” in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan “to support them to reduce and resolve the current conflicts, help refugees, hold war criminals accountable, and improve people’s living conditions.”South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in July 2011, when it seceded from the north following almost half a century of civil war.But a separate conflict erupted in December 2013 after South Sudan President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.While the conflict began from a political dispute within the ruling party, it quickly morphed into tribal warfare between the Dinka, allied primarily with Kiir, and the Nuer, with Machar now a rebel leader.Despite several attempts at brokering peace between the two leaders, fighting has continued, and more than 1.5 million people remain internally displaced and in desperate need of humanitarian aid.The U.S.-based Episcopal Church has long-standing partnerships with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, through companion diocese relationships, Episcopal Relief & Development programs, the advocacy work of the Office of Government Relations, the support and solidarity of the Office of Global Partnerships, and through various networks such as the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and Hope With South Sudan.Through Resolution B018, General Convention calls for several weeks in 2016 to be set aside for prayer for peace in South Sudan and Sudan and directs “the offices and agencies of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to utilize all measures at their disposal to advocate for the protection of refugees, conflict resolution and sustainable development in South Sudan and Sudan with appropriate governmental and international agencies and offices.”Syrian civil warThe slaughter and displacement of Syrians in a war that has been raging for more than three years is denounced by General Convention in Resolution D041, which asks the Office of Government Relations to provide specific advocacy actions for members of The Episcopal Church.The resolution encourages faith communities “to develop both corporate and personal opportunities to pray for peace in the Middle East, for an end to the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Syria, and for the continued witness and presence of Christian communities there.”The Rev. Thomas Brown, a deputy from the Diocese of Massachusetts who proposed the resolution, said, “The thing our church needs help with is the advocacy part, so that’s why the resolution calls on the Office of Government Relations for organizing on behalf of the whole church to urge our government to address the atrocity of the refugee crisis in Syria. We’re leaving Salt Lake with a strong call to engage God’s mission, and as we talk about and work for things like racial reconciliation and reconciliation with our LGBT brothers and sisters here at home, we also need to be working on reconciliation for people in the world.”Humanitarian relief in LiberiaExpressing “its deepest love and concern for the people of Liberia,” Resolution A176 acknowledges “the crisis being experienced by our brothers and sisters in Christ” as they continue to struggle with rebuilding their country in the aftermath of the Ebola crisis, military conflicts and economic disaster.The Episcopal Church of Liberia is a covenant partner of The Episcopal Church. Through the resolution, convention encourages and challenges Episcopal Church dioceses “to create diocesan partnerships with the church of Liberia and other initiatives that working together will address the humanitarian and economic development that will bring about the financial sustainability of our brothers and sisters in the Church of Liberia.”Solidarity with Holy Land ChristiansResolution C018 expresses solidarity with and support for Christians in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories; affirms the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in healing, education, and pastoral care; and affirms the work of Christians engaged in relationship building, interfaith dialogue, nonviolence training, and advocacy for the rights of Palestinians. The resolution also urges Episcopalians to demonstrate their solidarity by making pilgrimage to Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories and learning from fellow Christians in the region.Churchwide day of prayerIn other action, Resolution C055 calls for a churchwide day of prayer in 2016 in remembrance of “contemporary martyrs and in solidarity with persecuted Christians in our own day” and The Episcopal Church “condemns the heinous acts of violence and persecution directed toward our brothers and sisters in Christ and all others throughout the world persecuted for their faith.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Tracy Sukraw contributed to this article. Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 7, 2015 at 10:17 am We’ve so quickly shifted off of Pakistan in these comments….. yet our brother Azaraiah was present and eloquent… and needs us to respond… not by saying, “oh yes, but we haven’t done enough somewhere else as well”, but by responding to Pakistan per se. Tags General Convention, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Jerry P. Schaertel says: July 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm And Palestine’s persecuted Christians and their Muslim sisters and brothers…? More meaningless words. Come back in three years…if you’re still there. July 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm TODAY– JULY 7–ANNIVERSARY of this day/date July 7, 2014–the Security Cabinet of Israel decided to begin a “counter-terrorist operation” known (laughingly) as “Operation Protective Edge” –Bombing, killing defenseless Palestinians in Gaza, the Slaughter of civilians including those seeking shelter in UN schools, hospitals … 2200+ killed including 520+children–52 days and nights–Culminations in Savagery including the Palestinian teenager forced to drink gasoline then burned alive by vigilante Israelis!! This should never be Forgotten, yet … Where now is ourNational Episcopal Church–I do remember when our leaders notably former Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning(and Patti), followed by PSB Frank Griswold(Phoebe), andwhen we here at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral,Seattle formed the Palestinian Concern Group–our Baptismal Covenant in Witnessing with Compassionate Action!! Now 25 years later National Episcopal Church leadership appears to have adopted the evangelistic fundamental line–so politically correct ? Yet we see that the National Episcopal Church is not adhering to basic theological tenets in contrast to other major Protestant denominations, i.e. Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, United Church of Christ … who have/are actively pronouncing their collective voices for justice for All people Globally of all religions–not for Christians only, but for all those voiceless, vulnerable, oppressed … Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Matthew Davies says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Len Freeman says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Persecuted Christians need greater solidarity, convention urges Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 16, 2015 at 12:13 am In reading about Christians being persecuted throughout the world , my first reaction is rage and the desire to obliterate those who would murder our brothers and sisters in Christ . Then I remember what our faith is all about .It seems that the convention has made suggestions for visiting, being in solidarity , and praying for the persecuted while expressing censure of the hideous acts of violence from the perpetrators .While these are good actions , I would like to see a different attitude , that of Joy for the Spirit’s triumphal activity through the blood of today’s martyrs for Christ .These Chistians are not to be viewed as victims ,but conquerors . They are following the glorious road of St. Steven, the Apostles , Dietrich Bonhoeffer,and all the other martyrs we glorify during the year with songs of joy for their witness for Christ. Wouldn’t it be joyful to have songs extolling the lives of today’s martyrs ? That would sure throw a sabo in the gears of the “God is dead ” people and all the rest of those who would seek to destroy the Gospel that Jesus Christ is Lord ! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release July 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm I hope that the Palestinian refugees who face particular problems throughout the Middle East including Israel will not be forgotten. Also we cannot forget the Christians in the Holy Land and the holy sites that are increasingly under attack, most recently at Tagbha, from Jewish extremists . The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 7, 2015 at 1:03 am Matthew, I’m deeply disappointed at your very careful avoiding the dreaded “third rail” of opposing anything Israel does. Your and my tax dollars fund Israel’s persecution of all Palestinians … Christian, Muslim … ALL Palestinians. In the name of God, when will the church do the right thing?!center_img Vicki Gray says: Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm As a Christian for the past 78 years I agree fully with the following:“Recognizing the trauma and stress caused by terrorism, the violence of warfare, and displacement, Resolution A047 calls for a triennium (2016-2018) of pastoral care and Christian formation that is focused upon those whose lives “have been directly and indirectly impacted by exposure to traumatic events …”But you somehow failed to include the State of Palestine, under racist, genocidal, ethnic cleansing forced military rule of Zionist Israel for the past six decades. In the Palestinian territory of Gaza alone, thousands, including Christians and Muslims, have been massacred by the forces of Zionist Israel in the past six years. The latest massacre was last summer in which more than 2,200 Palestinians, 560 of them children, were indiscriminately massacred during Zionist Israel’s 51-day onslaught! So, please, fellow Episcopalians, include Palestine in your prayers along with those other nations where Christians and people of all faiths are persecuted. Thank you. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anne Lynn says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 7, 2015 at 5:23 am ENS reported on the General Convention resolution expressing solidarity with Christians in the Holy Land in previous articles. The above article was intended to wrap up all of the other General Convention action expressing solidarity and support of Christians throughout the world. Since several commenters observed this as an omission, we have now included reference to Resolution C018, “Solidarity with Holy Land Christians.” Rector Knoxville, TN James Michie says: By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 6, 2015 Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 7, 2015 at 10:02 am Positive investment in Christian communities in our Holy Land is possible now — and desperately needed. Education, healthcare, job training, employment — all are part of the mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. It’s something we can all agree on and have an important impact on now. Let’s remind our brothers and sisters that they are not forgotten. Keep them in your prayers, visit if you can and consider a gift through the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem http://www.afedj.org in response to General Convention. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Erna Lund says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Comments (9) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC john newton hickox says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention 2015 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Maureen Shea says: Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 last_img read more

Stormers captain Jean De Villiers smashes Chris Noakes out of the way

first_imgThursday May 9, 2013 Stormers captain Jean De Villiers smashes Chris Noakes out of the way Jean De Villiers scored twice as the Stormers launched a comeback against the Blues, but ultimately failed to take their chances, going down 18-17 in an exciting game in Auckland. De Villiers led from the front, making this big charge in the first half. Flyhalf Chris Noakes kicked six penalties as the Blues held off the visiting Stormers, who fought back from being 15-3 down in the second half thanks in part to their skipper.De Villiers sparked the comeback with two tries, and with time up and the full time siren having sounded, they continued to fight for the win. Multiple phases of attack had the Blues on the rack in what was an exciting finish, but Elton Jantjies missed a rushed drop goal attempt under pressure.We seem to have had a bit of a theme on RD this week, following earlier clips of Jonny Wilkinson getting smashed out the way, and a University student being bounced for going too high. This clip fits into that category, and actually coincides nicely with one of our new T-shirts, which serves as a handy reminder of what to do. You can pick one up in the Rugbydump Store.To his credit, Noakes, who is one of the smaller players around, took it well, hopping back up and getting on with things.The Stormers face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday in what is a must win game for them.EXTRA: You can view extended highlights of the Blues vs Stormers match hereWatch extended highlights of the Blues vs the Stormers from North Harbour in AucklandTime: 10:07Credit: ttrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Casa 12×12 / Bernardes Arquitetura

first_imgCasa 12×12 / Bernardes ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCasa 12×12 / Bernardes Arquitetura Architects: Bernardes Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Brazil photographs:  Leonardo FinottiPhotographs:  Leonardo Finotti Interior:Bernardes ArquiteturaLandscaping:Daniela InfanteLighting:Studio IluzDesign Team:Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Fabiana Porto, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Antonia Bernardes, Thiago MorettiCity:Rio de JaneiroCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Located in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, this house was designed for a young couple with two children. It’s a compact housing volume located in a site surrounded by buildings in a narrow street. The transition between the urban environment to the interior space of a residence is articulated by the frontal façade through a succession of layers that make up a landscape in movement.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAn extensive program of 450 sqm was distributed in a 12x12m lot along three floors and a rooftop. The steel structure and the waffle slab have allowed a free floor plan and an unobstructed façade without any intermediate structural elements. The main stairs and elevator were located along the side structural wall creating generous internal spaces for the children bedrooms in the ground level, the living room in the first floor and the master bedroom in the second.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiOn the ground level, wood vertical louvers protect the main entrance and the two bedrooms on this floor. On the second and third floors, the spaces shaped by mandatory setbacks are lined with dense vegetation all along the street facade, bringing privacy for the main living room and the master bedroom.External to the façade garden, horizontal metal blinds provide further privacy and light control. When open, this garden becomes part of the street landscape and creates an interesting dialogue between the interior and exterior of the house.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessAll the Buildings in Sydney Drawn by HandArchitecture NewsPatrik Schumacher Actually Makes a Good PointArticles Share CopyHouses•Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2013 Area:  550 m² Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBernardes ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRio de JaneiroBrazilPublished on April 17, 2015Cite: “Casa 12×12 / Bernardes Arquitetura” 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/619703/casa-12×12-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Casa 12×12 / Bernardes Arquitetura Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/619703/casa-12×12-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 15 Share Year:  Houses “COPY” 2013last_img read more

Garden House / ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952613/garden-house-anx-aaron-neubert-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Carrier, Cle Tile, Dinesen, Fleetwood, LaHabra, Leviton, NEWPORT BRASS, Thermador, GCP, reSAWN TimberArchitect In Charge:Aaron NeubertDesign Team:Jeremy Limsenben, Jina SeoLandscape Design:LPOStructural Engineering:Craig Phillips Engineering and DesignInterior Design:AVMAPCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0SkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Situated on a corner lot adjacent to Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Reservoir and Meadow, with views of the water, the surrounding hills, and the Griffith Park Observatory, the design balances the privacy of the family with their desire to fully integrate nature within the life of their home.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesThe organizational strategy consists of a circulation spine connecting a series of program pavilions distributed across the site. The placement of these pavilions creates varying scales of gardens allowing landscape elements to significantly infiltrate the home’s interior. Multiple distinct views, overlays of interior rooms and exterior gardens, exist from all moments within the partially subterranean terraced interior.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesThe ground floor places an emphasis on establishing a connection and access into the gardens. The primary and centrally located garden is wrapped by all rooms and serves as an exterior living space. The additional two smaller gardens offer glimpses of nature and provide a diffused light to enter the interiors. The open floor plan penetrated by the multiple gardens presents an evolving connection to the site.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesWhile the first floor focuses inwards, the second floor utilizes an inverse strategy by turning outwards to the more distant vistas of the site. Elevated above the street, carefully placed apertures are oriented in response to micro and macro site conditions. Windows in bedrooms are focused on lake, meadow, hills, and observatory views, while also looking into and across the gardens.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesThe pavilions are clad in a Shou Sugi Ban charred cypress wood and the circulation spine is finished in smooth exterior plaster. Rift-sawn oak floors and cabinets, dark bronze aluminum windows and interior railings, cement tile, and plaster are the primary interior materials. The gardens and surrounding landscape are planted with a variety of native plants and trees that receive a majority of their irrigation through rainwater catch basins located on site. Due to the integration of the gardens and the numerous operable window systems around the perimeter of the home, passive heating and cooling is very effective throughout the year.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessMER Apartment / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsArmazem Cowork / oitooSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brian Thomas Jones+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952613/garden-house-anx-aaron-neubert-architects Clipboard Garden House / ANX / Aaron Neubert Architectscenter_img United States Photographs 2019 “COPY” CopyHouses, Landscape•Los Angeles, United States Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Brian Thomas Jones Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Garden House / ANX / Aaron Neubert ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGarden House / ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects CopyAbout this officeANX / Aaron Neubert ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLandscapeLos AngelesOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on January 02, 2021Cite: “Garden House / ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects” 02 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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! 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Environmental journalism in an increasingly hostile climate

first_img With the environment now recognized as a major challenge for humankind, Reporters Without Borders believes that particular attention should be paid to the journalists who take greats risk to investigate sensitive, environment-related subjects.The report highlights a steady deterioration in the situation for environmental reporters, who are increasingly exposed to many kinds of pressure, threats and violence.“The violence against these women and men who investigate in the field, often alone, has reached an unprecedented level in 2015,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “In the COP 21 era, we need to realize that the highly sensitive nature of this subject only too often causes grave problems for those trying to shed light on pollution and other forms of environmental degradation. Their meticulous but dangerous work of gathering and disseminating information is nonetheless vital if we are to achieve the badly needed increase in awareness of the dangers threatening our planet.”Ten environmental journalists have been murdered since 2010, according to the tally kept by Reporters Without Borders. In the past five years, almost all (90 percent) of these murders have been in South Asia (India) and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia). Two Indian reporters, Jagendra Singh and Sandeep Kothari, were killed in 2015.Some journalists are threatened, attacked or jailed because of their reporting. At least six Peruvian journalists reported being harassed and roughed up in the spring of 2015. In Uzbekistan, freelance journalist Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov has languished in prison for the past seven years. All of these journalists investigated sensitive environmental subjects such as illegal logging, mining or pollution.Some governments resort to censorship whenever they are blamed for environmental problems. When “Under The Dome,” an online documentary about air pollution in Beijing, went viral in March, the Chinese Communist Party quickly had it removed from websites. In Ecuador, draconian legislation prevents journalists from covering oil drilling in the Yasuni National Park, where the biological diversity is internationally recognized. In Canada, the government gagged federal scientists to prevent them talking to journalists about the drawbacks of extracting oil from tar sands.Some environmental journalists report receiving friendly approaches from companies that are involved in projects likely to endanger the environment and resort to anything to help improve their image. Reporters in Democratic Republic of Congo said they were bribed by a British company with a concession to explore for oil in Virunga National Park that wanted to buy their silence. Canadian reporter Stephen Leahy was offered money by a Canadian mining company to stop investigating its activities.In response to all these obstacles, more and more environmental journalists are banding together in associations that aim above all to improve the quality of their reporting but also give them the opportunity to collaborate and to be better equipped and protected when they venture into the field. Help by sharing this information Organisation Related documents rapport_environnement_en.pdfPDF – 20.04 MB RSF_en Newscenter_img November 26, 2015 – Updated on May 1, 2016 Environmental journalism in an increasingly hostile climate As Paris prepares to host the COP 21 Climate Change Conference, Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a report entitled “Hostile climate for environmental journalists” that examines the often tragic difficulties for reporters covering environmental issues. Reports and statistics Reports and statistics last_img read more

Labor Department: Unemployment up to 6.7%

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 7, 2014 742 Views Related Articles Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 3/7/2014 Next: Should States Fast-Track Foreclosures? Labor Department: Unemployment up to 6.7% The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Job Growth Labor Department Unemployment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago According to the Labor Department, the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, beating expectations after two weak months but still failing to impress. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg anticipated a consensus forecast of 150,000 new jobs.The unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent from January’s five-year low of 6.6 percent.While more promising than December and January—which showed upwardly revised payroll growth of 84,000 and 129,000, respectively—February’s numbers still fell well short of 2013’s average monthly growth of 194,000.Also putting a damper on February’s payroll gain was the number Americans unemployed for 27 weeks or more, which was up by 203,000 to 3.8 million, accounting for 37 percent of the unemployed population.With its acknowledgement that severe weather may have impacted data for last month, the Labor Department added more fuel to the ongoing debate as to whether the country is in an actual slump or just feeling the effects of a harsh winter.Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist for macroeconomic research firm Capital Economics, said the latest stats indicate a brighter spring to come.“Overall, if the economy managed to generate 175,000 new jobs in a month when the weather was so severe, once the weather returns to seasonal norms payrolls employment growth is likely to accelerate further,” he said.Dales also said that the pickup in hiring “pretty much guarantees that the Fed will taper its asset purchases further at the mid-March meeting”—a topic that’s attracted much speculation since the recent slowdown started.Kathy Bostjancic, director of macroeconomic analysis for the Conference Board, agreed that despite lukewarm reports to start the year, “many of the underlying fundamentals of the economy have continued to improve.”“Catch up from weather-delayed plans could push job gains over 200,000 per month. And more jobs mean more paychecks, lifting consumer confidence and sending consumers out shopping once the weather improves,” she said. “In sum, we look for a spring thaw to warm up the economic readings, including most notably employment and housing indicators.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Job Growth Labor Department Unemployment 2014-03-07 Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Labor Department: Unemployment up to 6.7% in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Treasury Official Says Administration is ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’ to Talk Housing Finance Reform

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Treasury Official Says Administration is ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’ to Talk Housing Finance Reform Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Conservatorship Dr. Michael Stegman FHFA Housing Finance Reform U.S. Treasury 2015-03-02 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Treasury Official Says Administration is ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’ to Talk Housing Finance Reform Speaking at the National Council of State Housing Agencies Legislative Conference on Monday, the Department of U.S. Department of Treasury Counselor to the Secretary for Housing Finance Policy Dr. Michael Stegman said that the Obama Administration is “ready, willing, and able” to talk housing finance reform, which has been a hot-button topic in recent months as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in conservatorship of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.”The Administration remains ready, willing, and able to work in good faith with members of both parties to complete this important but unfinished piece of financial reform,” Stegman said. “As memories of the financial crisis fade, we cannot become complacent.  The best time to act is when the housing market is well along the path to recovery and credit markets are normalizing, not on the precipice of a new economic shock when there is little time to be thoughtful.”While Stegman’s remarks on the subject of housing finance reform may seem optimistic, many mortgage indusrtry professionals are not convinced. On the same morning that Stegman delivered his speech at the NCSHA’s conference, the Collingwood Group and the Five Star Institute released their March 2015 Mortgage Industry Outlook report containing a survey in which 60 percent of mortgage industry professionals polled said there was “zero chance” of housing finance reform happening under the Obama Administration, which ends in January 2017. About 34 percent of respondents in that survey said they believed there was less than a 25 percent chance of housing finance reform taking place under Obama’s watch.Stegman said the Administration would not end the conservatorship of the GSEs without a viable alternative that provides that elusive balance between eliminating taxpayer risk while still allowing credit access.”I know that many of you want to know where we are on housing finance reform,” Stegman said. “On this subject, let me be clear: the Administration stands by our belief that the only way to responsibly end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is through legislation that puts in place a sustainable housing finance system that has private capital at risk ahead of taxpayers, while preserving access to mortgage credit during severe downturns.”Stegman also discussed the Hardest Hit Fund, which the government created in response to the financial crisis, and stated that to date the fund has provided more than $3.8 billion for 70 programs to help approximately 227,000 homeowners in the communities that were hit the hardest by the recession. Previous: Report: Morgan Stanley in Settlement Talks with New York AG Over Subprime Loans Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/3/2015 Tagged with: Conservatorship Dr. Michael Stegman FHFA Housing Finance Reform U.S. Treasury About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 2, 2015 4,140 Views Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal woman dies in tragic kayaking accident

first_img Twitter Donegal woman dies in tragic kayaking accident By News Highland – November 5, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleImminent closure of Parentstop Donegal before Seanad laterNext articleRovers secure the double on a busy night of action News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA It’s been confirmed that a Donegal woman has died following a kayaking accident in Kerry at the weekend.Aisling O’Connor from Ballyshannon was one of two students rescued after getting into difficulty while kayaking in a river in Killarney on Saturday.The 21 year old was one of a group of more than 30 students from Limerick University who were on a trip from college.Ms. O’Connor and another 21 year old male kayaker were taken from the water by members of the HSE-coordinated rescue at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.It’s understood that the pair, both members of the ULs kayaking club got into difficulty when their kayaks upturned in the river.Ms. O’Connor was airlifted to University Hospital Kerry while the male was taken to hospital via ambulance.It’s believed that he is in a stable condition. Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more