Video: Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Rome’s Episcopal church

first_imgVideo: Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Rome’s Episcopal church Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Catherine Windsor says: March 13, 2012 at 9:58 am Christ prayed that all would be one, as the Father and He are one.So many times interpretations of Christ’s words are used to serve our own purposes. For example, we are told that Christ dismissed or rejected his mother and brothers; yet his words were inclusive. When we do the will of God (as his mother did) we are his mothers and sisters and brothers. He did not reject her, but invited us to be like her – the body of Christ is one, no matter who tries to divide it. We need to have a new mind and eyes to see this.Peace be with you. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Video An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm What a splendid sermon! If you skipped it, tune in. And what a pleasure to see the Archbishop standing in an Episcopal pulpit in the city of Rome! (I have viewed the congregation from that same place and it is wonderfully diverse and international.) His reference to Episcopalians and Church of England folk as fellow Anglicans should help to correct those who erroneously refer only to Church of England people as Anglicans as though the rest of us were something else–Anglicans and Episcopalians! It is as poor a use of the English language as would be the expression, “Apples and fruit.” The Archbishop’s choice of the Episcopal church in Rome as a place for all of us Anglicans to be together was as exemplary as it was refreshing. March 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm Did we make him take off his mitre to process and recess??? Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 12, 2012 at 1:35 am “… attended by many Anglicans and Episcopalians…” True, Anglicans and Episcopalians, same Christian denomination, different customs, views, contexts and realities! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rev. Prof. H. R. Bronk says: Joyce Ann Edmondson says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 [Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivers a sermon March 11 at St. Paul’s Within the Walls, an Episcopal Church parish and the first non-Roman Catholic church to be built inside the walls of Rome. The St. Paul’s congregation was joined by members of All Saints Anglican Church in Rome, a parish in the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, for the service.On March 10, Williams and Pope Benedict XVI prayed together during an ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio Magna al Celio in Rome to mark the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Italy’s Camaldoli monastic community. The service was attended by many Anglicans and Episcopalians, including Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Rev. Austin Rios, rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (6) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Leonardo Ricardo says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Mar 11, 2012 Anglican Communion, March 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm “… attended by many Anglicans and Episcopalians…” this seems to suggest that Episcopalians are different from Anglicans… wrong, Episcopalians ARE Anglicans (I certainly am!) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA March 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm St. Paul’s is gorgeous. I’ve spent many hours there while visiting Rome (mostly on work trips)…it´s especially hospitable with side doors open and one can FREELY move around…they offer space for 12 Step recovery meetings in the crypt (I always thought this was especially amusing when considering the already daunting visits of new comers, new to recovery and feeling pretty dead already)…the church has beautiful/elaborate mosaics outside and inside– with the famous suggestion that we ¨may all be one¨…good location, good advice I think for the Archbishop of Canterbury at this very moment as he strives for the divisive Anglican Covenant to be approved at each diocese synod of The Church of England…truly there can be NO coming together with anyone else (what a fanciful distraction) until we become united in our commitment to honor ONE another, ALL one anothers, at the Anglican Communion/Body of Christ. It´s good Rowan Williams visited St. Paul’s, let us hope he read the message on the wall! 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Archbishop of Canterbury, Al Duran says: 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bruce Rienstra says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Kilsheimer endorses District 45 candidate

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom  For the second straight week, Attorney Greg Jackson received a significant endorsement in his bid to become a State Representative of the Florida Legislature. Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer endorsed  Jackson today in his campaign to attain the Florida House District 45 seat, which includes Apopka south of 441 and 436. Last week the Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee based in Tallahassee backed Jackson.Mayor Joe KilsheimerIn his endorsement, Kilsheimer wrote: “My friend Greg Jackson has a true servant’s heart. Over the past four years, I have personally witnessed Greg Jackson invest sweat equity into serving the residents of Apopka, and particularly the residents of South Apopka. I have been with Greg as he organized community clean-ups, served snow-cones to youth at the John Bridges Center and deliver holiday meals to families in need. Professionally, Greg is a skilled attorney and I have personally seen Greg offer free legal counsel to individuals in need of guidance navigating our complex world. I have also seen how Greg treats his family and how Greg is raising his children. In all the time I have known Greg, and with all that I have seen him accomplish on behalf of others, I have never once seen Greg ask: “What’s in it for me?” I have only seen Greg say: “How can I help?” and “How can I be of service.” My friends, I am firmly convinced that Greg Jackson has been called to serve in Tallahassee as State Representative for District 45. I have witnessed his skills. I have witnessed his heart for service. I am proud to endorse Greg Jackson for State Representative in District 45.”Greg JacksonJackson, a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency, has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years.Jackson is running for the House Seat currently held by Rep. Randolph Bracy. Jackson, who is a Democrat, will face four other Democrats in an open August 30th, 2016 Primary Election – Kamia Brown, Kelvin L. Cobaris, William Jusme, and Peter Pham.Unlike a closed primary that allows only voters from the party to vote, the HD45 Primary is open to all voters from all political parties since no Republican qualified to run.“I am honored to have the endorsement of Apopka Mayor Kilsheimer,” Jackson announced at his church St. Paul A.M.E. in Apopka. “What this means to me is that although I have quietly gone about serving the community without seeking recognition, my many years of service have not gone unnoticed. I am truly humbled and grateful.” Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida House District 45Greg JacksonMayor Joe Kilsheimer Previous articleIt’s offical: The VCR is now deadNext articleAre You Registered to Vote? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Walk-ins protest proposed education cuts

first_imgPhoto: MTEAHundreds of educators, staff, parents, students and community supporters participated in walk-ins at 17 Milwaukee public schools on June 5. Participants are engaging in ongoing protests at schools and other locations in Milwaukee and statewide. They’re demanding that numerous provisions in the 2015-2017 state budget that would result in the dismantling of public education be taken out.The proposed state budget now before the right-wing legislature calls for the takeover (privatization) of Milwaukee public schools, millions in cuts for K-12 and higher education, and the elimination of tenure and shared governance in the University of Wisconsin system. This is among other austerity provisions in efforts to benefit Wall Street interests, in particular the banks and bondholders.On June 11, a statewide protest at the state Capitol called “Another Budget Is Possible” will take place. For more information and to join the struggle, visit: tinyurl.com/nnh7nbm, tinyurl.com/oaycomy and wibailoutpeople.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Work on a New Farm Bill will Begin Again This Week

first_imgSummary of House and Senate Farm Bills Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Work on a New Farm Bill will Begin Again This Week The full text of the bill is available athttps://agriculture.house.gov/sites/republicans.agriculture.house.gov/files/farm%20bill/FARRMBillChairsMark2013.pdf] It is obvious that a lot of work behind the scenes has been done and that a lot of compromising has already taken place. Many of the key elements of both the House and Senate versions look very similar. In the end, however, Yeager says it is non-farm programs that will determine if the Farm Bill passes or not, “Ultimate passage of the Farm Bill will have more to do with programs that feed people than with the 20% of the bill that impacts farmers.”  Early farm group reaction to both the House and Senate versions has been generally positive.Follow Hoosier Ag Today for coverage of the Farm Bill mark up sessions this week. Home News Feed Work on a New Farm Bill will Begin Again This Week SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 12, 2013 Work on a New Farm Bill will Begin Again This Week The House Farm Bill summarySavings of nearly 40-billion dollars in mandatory funds, including the immediate sequestration of six-billionRepeal or consolidation of more than 100 programsElimination of direct payments, which farmers received regardless of market conditionsStreamlining and reforming commodity policy, saving nearly 14-billion dollars while also giving producers a choice in how best to manage riskInclusion of the first reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, saving more than 20-billion dollarsConsolidation of 23 conservation programs into 13, improving program delivery to producers and saving more than six-billion dollarsBuilding on previous investments to fruit and vegetable production, farmers markets and local food systems.Inclusion of several regulatory relief measures to help mitigate burdens farmers, ranchers and rural communities face A measure in the Senate plan that is already sparking controversy is placing restrictions on eligibility for crop insurance. Mary Kay Thatcher with American Farm Bureau Federation said farm groups and environmentalists have come up a better idea, “We’ve come up with what we think is a very workable alternative which would not limit eligibility and which would have crop insurance tied to making sure you weren’t breaking up highly erodible land or plowing up wetlands. But if you did have an accident and something happened, maybe you drained a ditch a little bit deeper than you should have, you would have two years to mitigate that problem.” SHARE The Senate’s bipartisan 2013 Farm Bill represents the most significant reform of American agriculture policy in decades.With the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, the era of direct payments is over. Instead of subsidies that pay out every year even in goodtimes, the bill creates risk management tools that support farmers when they are negatively impacted by weather disaster or market eventsbeyond their control.By ending unnecessary subsidies, streamlining and consolidating programs and cracking down on abuse, the bill reduces the deficit bybillions. Passing the Farm Bill will yield a total of $23 billion in cuts to agriculture programs (including cuts made due to the sequester).$23 billion is over double the amount the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission ($10 billion) and Gang of Six ($11 billion) recommended in totalagriculture cuts.Agriculture is a bright spot in America’s economy. The Senate’s 2013 Farm Bill strengthens top priorities that help farmers, ranchers and smallbusiness owners create jobs.The current Farm Bill expires September 30 . A new Farm Bill must be passed this year to provide farmers the certainty they need to keepdriving our economic recovery.Sixteen million jobs hang in the balance.Last year’s similar Senate Farm Bill passed the Senate with a wide bipartisan vote, 64-35. The Farm Bill is broadly supported by Democrats andRepublicans across the country for its major reforms, common sense deficit reduction and strengthened job creation initiatives.Major Reform: Ending Direct Payments; Creating Responsible Risk ManagementFarmers face unique risks unlike other businesses. Weather and market conditions outside a producer’s control can have devastating effects.Responsible risk management tools help ensure that farmers – and farm jobs – are not wiped out by disasters, and protect all American familiesfrom sudden spikes in food prices.thHowever, for too long farm programs have existed as subsidies that provide payments even when farmers are already doing well. The 2013Senate Farm Bill reforms farm programs to save taxpayer dollars, while providing farmers with a responsible risk management system that onlyhelps farmers when they experience substantial losses due to events beyond their control. This proposal:Eliminates direct payments. Farmers will no longer receive payments when prices are rising and support is not needed. Ending thesesubsidies and creating responsible risk management is a major shift in American farm policyCaps remaining risk management support at $50,000 per personEnds Farm Payments to Non-Farmers. This bill closes the “management loophole,” through which people who were not actually farming—in many cases not even setting foot on the farm—were designated as farm “managers” so they could receive farm paymentsStrengthens crop insurance and expands access so farmers are not wiped out by bad weatherIncludes disaster relief for producers hurt by drought, spring freeze, and other weather disastersReforming farm programs, ending direct payments and implementing market-oriented programs to help farmers manage risk saves $16billion dollars ($12 billion in the bill, $4 billion through sequestration)Consolidating and Streamlining ProgramsBy eliminating duplicative programs, funds are concentrated in the areas in which they will have the greatest impact, reducing the deficit whilestrengthening top priorities. The Senate Farm Bill eliminates over 100 programs and authorizations under the Agriculture Committee’sjurisdiction. For example:The bill consolidates 23 existing conservation programs into 13 programs—while maintaining existing tools to protect andconserve land, water and wildlifeStreamlining programs provides added flexibility and focuses conservation around four primary functions: working lands conservation, theConservation Reserve Program, regional partnerships, and easements to help prevent sprawl and protect wetlandsThese reforms save money while still increasing resources for top prioritiesBecause we are truly doing more with less, changes to conservation policies are supported by nearly 650 conservation organizationsfrom all 50 statesImproving Program AccountabilityAt a time when many out-of-work Americans are in need of food assistance for the first time in their lives, it is more critical than ever that everydollar go to families in need. By closing loopholes, cracking down on abuse and improving program integrity, the Farm Bill reduces the deficitwithout cutting standard benefits or removing any needy family from the program. The Senate Farm Bill increases accountability in theSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by: .Stopping lottery winners from continuing to receive assistancePreventing states from providing $1 per year in home heating assistance to individuals who do not have a heating bill for the sole purposeof providing extra benefits above what they would normally receiveEnding misuse by college students whose families are not truly low-incomeCracking down on retailers and recipients engaged in benefit traffickingIncreasing requirements to prevent liquor and tobacco stores from accepting food assistance benefitsThe above savings reduce the deficit while continuing support for food banks, seniors’ food programs and healthy school lunchinitiativesContinuing Growth in America’s Diverse Agricultural EconomyThe Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act increases efficiency and accountability, saving tens of billions of dollars overall, while stillstrengthening agricultural jobs initiatives through:Export opportunities to help farmers find new global markets for their goodsHelp for family farmers to sell locally, increasing support for farmers’ markets and spurring the creation of food hubs to connect farmersto schools and other community-based organizationsTraining and access to capital to make it easier for beginning farmers to get off the groundInitiatives to help American veterans start agriculture businessesGrowth in bio-based manufacturing (businesses producing goods in America from raw agricultural products grown in America) to createrural agriculture and urban manufacturing jobsInnovation in bio-energy production, supporting non-food based advanced biomass energy production such as cellulosic ethanol andwoody biomass powerResearch to promote the commercialization of new agricultural innovationsRural development initiatives to help rural communities upgrade infrastructure, extend broadband internet availability and create abetter environment for small businessesYou can find a copy of the legislative text here:https://www.ag.senate.gov/issues/farm-bill Previous articleBeware the Next Wave of RegulationsNext articleUSDA Brings out the Bear Gary Truitt Kent YeagerAfter a 4 month hiatus, Congress will resume work on a new Farm Bill this week. The Senate Ag Committee will begin its markup on Tuesday with the House Ag committee beginning on Wednesday.  Kent Yeager with Indiana Farm Bureau believes there is more willingness to pass a new Farm Bill this year than last, “Nobody wants to see another extension, which is where we will be headed without a new Farm Bill. That does not accomplish anything for anybody.” The Senate version looks very much like the bill that was passed last fall, but Chandler Goule with the National Farmers Union says there have been some key changes made to the commodity title, “Title one includes a shallow loss approach that was part of the bill passed by the committee last year, but also includes target prices that the committee opposed last year – but that gained new support with the accession of Mississippi’s Thad Cochran to the panel’s Top GOP slot on the committee.” On the other side of Capitol Hill, the House Ag Committee has released its own draft version of a new Farm Bill. House Ag Committee Chair Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson have released a discussion draft of the bill that cuts spending, reduces the size of government, and makes “common-sense” reforms. According to Lucas, “The bill is responsible and balanced.” He says it addresses Americans’ concerns about federal spending and reforms farm and nutrition policy to improve efficiency and accountability. Peterson says the draft closely resembles the bipartisan bill the House Agriculture Committee passed last summer. But, he says the bottom line is that this is the first step in the process and that it’s past time to pass a five-year Farm Bill.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders loses exemplary correspondent in Jules Koum Koum, killed in car accident

first_img News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court CameroonAfrica Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, the head of the organization’s Africa Desk, Ambroise Pierre, and the rest of its staff are shocked to learn that their Cameroon correspondent Jules Koum Koum died late yesterday as a result of a car accident on the outskirts of Yaoundé.“No one will forget Jules Koum Koum’s courage and commitment,” Julliard said. “Nothing scared him. He was always pressing the Cameroonian authorities to do more for media freedom. He distributed Reporters Without Borders assistance grants to fellow journalists and visited them when they were in prison. His objectivity, determination and active presence on the ground made him an exemplary correspondent. Media freedom has lost one of its most ardent defenders.”Ambroise Pierre said: “He had a strong sense of justice and was ready to take up every kind of cause. He fought for press freedom, obviously, but he also combated corruption. He did detailed and well-researched stories on cases of embezzlement involving various Cameroonian figures which contributed to an anti-corruption drive known as Operation Sparrowhawk.“There was no limit to his commitment. I remember how, when he came to Paris in May 2009 to give a conference on media freedom in Cameroon, he participated with us in a demonstration outside the Iranian embassy. He stood at the front, proud to carry a placard and shout slogans denouncing the Ahmadinejad regime’s abuses.”Jules was at the wheel of his car when he was in a head-on collision with a truck at around 5 p.m. yesterday on the outskirts of Yaoundé. He was pulled out alive from the wreck and was taken to Yaoundé general hospital, where he died 30 minutes after arrival. The police are investigating and an autopsy will be conducted at the beginning of next week.Editor of the Douala-based bimonthly Le Jeune Observateur and promoter of radio HOP, he had been the Reporters Without Borders correspondent since 2005. Jules accompanied the head of the Africa Desk during a fact-finding visit to Cameroon from 26 September to 2 October, participating in meetings with communication minister and government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary and with presidential chief of staff and private secretary Martin Belinga Eboutou. Of late he had been urging the authorities to hold a national conference on the media and to decriminalize media offences.“We offer our most sincere condolences to his colleagues and friends, and our thoughts are with his widow and three children, Thierry, Jessica and Dorette, and with his parents, Benoît and Philomène,” Reporters Without Borders added. RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Cameroon to go further Receive email alerts News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation casecenter_img November 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders loses exemplary correspondent in Jules Koum Koum, killed in car accident May 31, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out more News CameroonAfrica Help by sharing this information News Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Votes No On FISA Reauthorization, Which Passed The House In Thursday Vote

first_img Subscribe Business News Rep. Judy Chu said no to the reauthorization of S. 139, section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). On Thursday, however, the House of Representatives passed FISA for six years. Section 702 enables the Intelligence Community to conduct surveillance on communications by foreigners located outside the U.S. for the purpose of acquiring intelligence information.Chu, who also voted for the Amash/Lofgren amendment (which would have required federal agents to get warrants before searching through Americans’ data) and against the final FISA reauthorization, released the following statement:“FISA includes flaws that were written for a different time. That is why, for years, we have been calling for a fix that would protect our citizens from FISA abuses. The bill that passed the House today is not that fix,” Chu said.“While this bill does add new warrant requirements for law enforcement, those requirements are for display only. In fact, the FBI acknowledges that they will almost never be forced to use a warrant under this law to access e-mail or phone calls,” Chu commented.”This creates a real risk that the private information of American citizens could be handed over to other agencies without having to follow due process”Chu also said that she believes the warrant provision is further weakened by an undefined ‘national security’ exemption so ambiguous that I worry the government will use it to allow a number of purely domestic searches.“We must protect the rights and privacy of American citizens,” she concluded.Rep. Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Votes No On FISA Reauthorization, Which Passed The House In Thursday Vote Published on Friday, January 12, 2018 | 5:23 pm Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena ShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Local Residents Oppose Tree Removal for 84-Unit Multifamily Residential Project

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena In correspondence to the Design Commission, local residents expressed opposition to the destruction of several trees to make way for an 84-unit multifamily residential project at 350 Cordova St.A tree inventory submitted for the project showed there are 52 trees on the site, five street trees along the site frontage, and 17 trees that are off-site trees but in close proximity to it. Of the 52 on-site trees, 14 are protected, and of these trees, nine are proposed to be removed and three may be removed.A total of 25 non-protected trees, according to the proposal, are to be removed.“There has to be a way to prevent another destruction of the mature trees that are one of our cities greatest assets,” said John Latta, president of the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association. “At least find a way to plant more in different locations.”The three-to-four-story, 83,027-square foot project involves three buildings over one level of subterranean parking.Properties around the project site include several multistory offices and multifamily residential buildings, and a hotel between six and 13 stories in height, as well as lower-scale commercial and residential buildings and surface parking lots.According to a staff report by the Planning and Community Development Department, the project proposed by Euclid Cordova Associates LLC will be composed of three buildings arranged in two linear blocks on the east and west sides of the site, with a linear garden between them.“I think it’s time to slow down the development and wait to see how many people are left in the city after the coronavirus finishes the damage that is being done right now and will continue into 2021,” said Richard Luczyski.“Everywhere we look, another building is going up. The mayor promised a slow down in development. Just wonder when he plans to start?”The site, comprising a single 1.23-acre lot at the southwest corner of Cordova Street and South Euclid Avenue, is currently developed with a non-historic one-story complex of medical office buildings that were built in 1977. The structures are interspersed with mature trees, landscaping, a number of large boulders, a water feature, and surface parking.“Livable Pasadena has many concerns about the proposed project, to be located at 350 Cordova St. As designed, the proposed project will remove between 9 and 12 protected trees, and a staggering additional 25 other mature trees,” said Megan Foker.“The loss of these trees would be terrible,” Foker continued.“The green leaf cover of mature trees is an important part of the feel and character of Pasadena. Each project plays an important role in maintaining the livability of our city. The design of this project should be carefully examined to see how most of these trees can be saved. Moreover, the approval of this project should be continued to after the holidays, and after the current surge of COVID has passed, in order for the residents of Pasadena to have time to weigh the project and to have their voices heard,” she said.The Design Commission was scheduled to hear a preliminary consultation on the project at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.“Over this past year, it has become obvious that the Affordable Housing Concession Permits (AHCP) have damaged and diminished our urban tree canopy, going so far as to destroy healthy trees and leave no room for in-ground plantings,” said Erika Foy.“After the AHCP is awarded, protected trees cannot be saved by giving further incentives to the developer with height or reduced garden requirements because the project is already out of the scope of the General Plan,” Foy said.“The design commission has to choose between two evils: remove the last protected trees on the block or go even bigger, which will not be consistent with our General Plan,” she said.Members of the community can watch the meeting online through https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85925678033 or by calling (669) 900-6833 and using the webinar ID 859 2567 8033.Comments may be submitted earlier by email to [email protected] or by accessing www.cityofpasadena.net/planning/publiccomment. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Local Residents Oppose Tree Removal for 84-Unit Multifamily Residential Project STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 4:27 pmcenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business Newslast_img read more

UTPB dives into water, energy issues

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest By admin – January 31, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleCounty streets department plans summer sealcoatingNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 31 admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Facebook UTPB dives into water, energy issues WhatsApp From left, third-grade reading teacher Amy Price pays for her coffee that was delivered recently by 8-year-old Karli Brown, Para-professional Sandi Madrid, and 9-year-old Jarret Foster. Dr. Lee Buice Elementary School students deliver coffee on Mitchel’s Coffee Cart, where they are learning logistics, counting money and raising money for autism. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will sponsor a conference in late February that dives into water and energy issues critical to the region and to the industry that drives its economy.The Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference begins Feb. 20 with a reception at the Petroleum Museum, with keynote speaker Michael Webber, the deputy director of the UT Energy Institute. Sessions follow during the next three days at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena and will tackle water topics such as supply and usage trends, transportation, regulations, disposal, technology and concentrated local impacts in the country’s most prolific oil province.“It is the worldwide stage, and we do have to use the best technology to protect and develop our resources, and we do have to protect the environment and understand what we are doing as an industry,” Jonna Smoot, a board member of the water conference and a vice president of marketing at West Texas National Bank, said.The conference, with private-sector co-sponsors, stemmed from the university’s business advisory board. It could become an annual event.Jim Woodcock, the chairman of the university’s business advisory board and CEO of JJW Oil and Gas, said the group had considered a conference on other energy topics but settled on water as “the most pressing issue right now.”“We are using an awful lot of water in a desert, so if we can bring groups together to look at ways to recycle this water and to reuse this water, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for our industry,” Woodcock said.UTPB president Sandra Woodley said the university wanted to pursue the conference to be a “resource for solving problems in its community” and to highlight work of students and faculty, who will have poster sessions during the event.“We have engineering, geology and science programs, and we want to make sure those are relevant to the Permian Basin,” Woodley said. “And there are few things more relevant to the energy industry than water. Every part of it is so important.”Speakers will include State Sen. Charles Perry, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs; water specialists with Permian-focused oil companies such as Apache, Pioneer and Diamondback; Odessa oilman Kirk Edwards, of Latigo Petroleum; John Grant, the general manager of Odessa’s water supplier, the Colorado River Municipal Water District; and regulators with several groundwater conservation districts.Edwards, who will be one of the keynote speakers, said the conference presents an important and timely way for the University Boulevard to address critical issues for the Permian Basin amid booming oil production that hit an all-time high in 2017.“Technology has continued to allow these operators to drill much longer horizontal laterals than ever thought of before and the fracture stimulation treatments that the operators are putting in these wells have grown exponentially larger with the length of the laterals,” Edwards said. “That has resulted in each of these wells requiring a tremendous amount of water.”More than 200 people have registered to attend so far.Individual registration is $495, and sponsorships are also available. People who want to register can visit pbwiec.com. The conference is self-funding, and proceeds will also support scholarships for UTPB business and engineering students.Smoot said “there seems to be a real need for this type of education conference regarding not just water, but water as it relates to energy and specifically in our home towns.”More Information Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference.last_img read more

Activists Urge FHFA to End Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

first_img 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Conservatorships Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights National Council of La Raza 2015-11-20 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Activists Urge FHFA to End Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac November 20, 2015 1,530 Views About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market A fair and affordable housing market is something that has been on the minds of many in the industry, but is the conservatorship between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac weighing down homeownership?Members of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Council of La Raza wrote a letter recently to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Melvin L. Watt. The letter questions the role that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will play in the housing market in the future in terms of promoting fair and affordable housing.The Leadership Conference and the National Council came to the consensus that “bringing the conservatorship to an end so that Fannie and Freddie may step up their role in promoting homeownership” will need to happen to push fair and affordable housing.The two organizations noted in the letter that homeownership is key to moving more Americans into the middle class, but much concern remains despite economical improvements since the 2008 financial crisis.Minority communities are not likely to experience financial benefits of homeownership benefits, as a 30.4 percent gap remains between black and white homeownership has only widened over the last ten years.”We must do all that we can to enact policies that will help reverse these disturbing trends,” the organizations wrote in the letter. “FHFA can lead on this, do it responsibly, and do it without putting taxpayers at risk.”The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Council presented two factors in the letter that will help meet this goal: “First, particularly given the demise of GSE “overhaul” legislation on Capitol Hill, it is clear that any successful policy to promote affordable homeownership must involve strong leadership into the future by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These entities will be vitally important to the continued growth of our nation’s housing market, and to the ability of consumers to continue obtaining affordable, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages. The proposed bills in the 113th Congress to eliminate the GSEs would have been counterproductive, negatively impacting communities of color and young people, and impeding our ability to grow our nation’s middle class.””Second, the GSEs require capital if they are to serve their historic mission. As your agency proceeds with its decisions on affordable housing policies, those policies naturally must be balanced with FHFA’s statutory obligation as conservator to the safety and soundness of these enterprises. We applaud FHFA for its announcement last month on the expansion of lending to middle class borrowers, but we note that this expansion will require capital. We also note that some of the current proposals to raise g-fees and to impose new requirements on private mortgage insurers will increase the costs of borrowing, and would still fall short of building the capital needed to grow a robust and healthy housing market. This is especially true given the GSE’s status in what Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) describes as seemingly “permanent conservatorship,” where they are unable to rebuild capital.”The organizations stated that the homeownership must be increased in the communities they represent, but in order for this to happen the conservatorship must end so the GSEs can rebuild their capital.”Both agencies have become profitable, and could remain so while still giving the taxpayers a large return on the government’s investment,” the letter stated. “We are not suggesting this be done without significant reforms to ensure that all markets are being served fairly, and without important taxpayer safeguards””We look forward to working with FHFA to formulate a plan that increases homeownership for more Americans while further reducing the liability of another catastrophic event on the backs of taxpayers. Exploring an end to the conservatorship and allowing the enterprises to build capital should be an important component of this effort,” the letter concluded.Click here to read the full letter.center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Activists Urge FHFA to End Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Related Articles Previous: Why Are Agency Purchase Loans Becoming Even Riskier? Next: Mortgage Balances Surge, Fueling Rise in Household Debt  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Conservatorships Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights National Council of La Raza Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Tik Tok Mobile App Requires To Be Properly Regulated To Save Teens From Its Negative Impact, Says Orissa HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesTik Tok Mobile App Requires To Be Properly Regulated To Save Teens From Its Negative Impact, Says Orissa HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Jun 2020 9:48 PMShare This – x”Tik Tok Mobile App often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourage pornography besides causing pedophiles and explicit disturbing content.”The Orissa High Court, while considering a bail plea, observed that Tik Tok Mobile Application is required to be properly regulated. Justice SK Panigrahi observed that the application ‘often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourage pornography besides causing pedophiles and explicit disturbing content’ and that the regulation of such is required ‘to save the teens from its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Orissa High Court, while considering a bail plea, observed that Tik Tok Mobile Application is required to be properly regulated. Justice SK Panigrahi observed that the application ‘often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourage pornography besides causing pedophiles and explicit disturbing content’ and that the regulation of such is required ‘to save the teens from its negative impact.’ The accused in this case was the wife of the deceased. The deceased had committed suicide after the co-accused streamed in Tik Tok some of his intimate and private videos with the accused. Both were charged under Section 306 IPC for abetment of suicide. Though the Court granted bail to the accused, it noted some negative effect the Tik Tok App creates on youth. The judge observed: “It appears that the Tik Tok videos in the instant case has become the cause for tragic end of an innocent life, though the content of the Tik Tok video could not have been touched by the updated case diary. This kind of transmitting Tik Tok videos with offensive content to harass victims are on prowl and are gradually on the rise. Large number of people, especially the youth, both in rural and urban areas, are vulnerable to such troubling trend. Such act is executed smartly through digital platforms and get integrated with the social media. Seeing such Tik Tok videos getting viral might have become humiliating and embarrassing to the deceased which is quite apparent in the instant case though the content of the videos is yet to be brought into the preview of the investigation. Of late, Cyber bullying activity like the instant case, has reared its ugly head and swept away so many innocent lives through many of its ugly manifestations. Tik Tok Mobile App which often demonstrates a degrading culture and encourage pornography besides causing pedophiles and explicit disturbing content, is required to be properly regulated so as to save the teens from its negative impact. India lacks a specialized law to address the crime like cyber bullying The Court said that the appropriate Government has got the social responsibility to put some fair regulatory burden on those companies which are proliferating such applications. “Though certain sections of the Information Technology Act in conjunction with other Acts in force, do have the teeth to bite such offenders especially Sections 66E, 67 and 67A,which stipulates punishment for violation of privacy, publication and circulation of what the Act calls “obscene” or “lascivious” content, but grossly insufficient. The Information Technology Act, 2000 does impose an obligation upon such companies to take down content and exercise due diligence before uploading any content, but India lacks a specialized law to address the crime like cyber bullying.” The Court also observed that many investigating officers are neither well trained nor do they understand the nuances of cybercrime. “It is imperative that the personnel engaged in investigation need to be imparted periodical training so as to upgrade their skill to investigate this kind of techno-legal issues. Further, improvement in the cyber intelligence, cyber forensics and cyber prosecution training are long overdue to boost the hitherto rickety cyber policing.” Similar Observations Made By Madras HCThe Madras High court had made similar observations about the Tik Tok Mobile Application and had even directed the Government to prohibit the download. Later this order was vacated with a warning to TikTok management that if it violates its undertakings to filter negative and inappropriate or obscene materials, it can amount to contempt of court. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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