RIP: Seventh Bishop of Albany David Standish Ball

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service [Diocese of Albany] The Rt. Rev. David Standish Ball, seventh bishop of the Diocese of Albany, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of April 18th, 2017.Ball was born June 11, 1926, in Albany, New York. He attended The Milne School in Albany, where he was class president and a popular athlete. Ball served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from Colgate University in 1950. He attended the General Theological Seminary, graduating in 1953. He was ordained a deacon on June 14, 1953, and a priest on December 21, 1953, in Albany. Ball began his ordained ministry as a curate at Bethesda Church in Saratoga Springs, New York, serving there until 1956, when he was made canon sacrist at the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany. He served three years as canon sacrist and two years as canon precentor and was then elected dean of the cathedral in 1960. He served the cathedral as dean for 23 years. During that time, he was filled with compassion for the increasing number of poor and homeless on the streets of Albany and was eventually elected as president of the Dudley Park Housing Authority, where he helped raise $5 million to develop a housing project in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany, near the cathedral.On October 10, 1983, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Albany. In February 1984, he was consecrated by Presiding Bishop John Maury Allin, Bishop David E. Richards, former suffragan of Albany, and the sixth bishop of Albany, Bishop Wilbur Emory Hogg. Upon Hogg’s retirement, in October 1984, Ball was installed as the seventh bishop of Albany at the Cathedral of All Saints. Soon after becoming bishop, he established the Step Out in Faith campaign, which raised several million dollars for the diocese. He was known for his support of hospitals, nursing homes, schools, St. Margaret’s Center for Children, in addition to the poor and the homeless. A frequent sight on Albany streets was to see a homeless or poor person stop him and ask for money. Without hesitation, he always gave something. He served as bishop of Albany until he reached the mandatory retirement age in 1998. After his retirement, he was active in local charities. The Bishop Ball Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the Cathedral of All Saints, is named in his honor. The Doane Stuart School, on whose board he sat until mid-2008, named a trustee award for him. He continued to serve as bishop-in-residence at the Cathedral of All Saints until his death.Ball’s life was dedicated to the service of God, and he served God willingly and humbly, with a heart for the needy and the marginalized in the community. He often said the secret to ministry was, “to say your prayers and love your people.” He will be sorely missed.Calling hours for Ball will be on Friday, April 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan St, Albany NY 12210. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 29th at 11 a.m. at the cathedral. 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Santander raises £198,000 for Help the Hospices

first_img A Santa Fun Run has helped international bank Santander nearly to double its fundraising target for Help the Hospices, its 2009 Charity of the Year.Over 220 runners wore Santa suits to raise over £20,000 for Help the Hospices in the Santa Fun Run on 13 December, as they ran 5km though London’s Kensington Gardens.Santander‘s fundraising total has now reached £198,000.During 2009 23,000 staff from 1,300 branches of Abbey, Bradford & Bingley and Alliance & Leicester and their nine head office sites across the UK took part in a range of fundraising activities from sponsored walks to selling pin badges in Howard Lake | 3 January 2010 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander raises £198,000 for Help the Hospices  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Biden His Time

first_imgThis column by political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was posted on Prison on July 24.The candidacy of Joseph R. Biden Jr. for President of the United States has caused multiple reactions across the land. Biden, who enters his 77th year of life, draws warm feelings from Blacks for his relationship and partnership with the nation’s first Black President Barack Hussein Obama.While this casts a warm glow over the eight years of the Obama Administration, it ignores Biden’s long years as a U.S Senator.That long period, which has consumed most of Biden’s life, should give us reason to support, or caution to avoid, a Biden presidency.Biden spent over 30 years as a senator from Delaware, and as such, has involved himself in hundreds, if not thousands, of issues.We will only address a few here.Biden voted to support the notorious Crime Bill of the ‘90s, which sprouted prisons across the nation’s landscape. He supported a remarkable bankruptcy bill that disallowed discharge of college debt. He supported the disastrous Iraq War.Now, people can make mistakes, as all humans do, and Biden has said, if elected, he’ll straighten out some of these errors.But isn’t a presidential election essentially a promotion? And isn’t the time for wisdom and foresight before one votes, not after?Biden’s senatorial career is chock-full of examples of serving the rich and the powerful at the expense of the poor and the oppressed. His positions now are fueled by ambition and Democratic desperation to trounce Trump.It ain’t about the people; it’s about one person  — Biden.Do you elect someone who has failed you for decades, again, again — and again?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

President Nyazov’s “House of Free Creativity” called a crude provocation

first_img March 31, 2020 Find out more TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan RSF_en Receive email alerts читать на русском Reporters Without Borders voice outrage today at the “House of Free Creativity” that President Separmurad Nyazov inaugurated on 17 October in Ashgabat and dedicated to the free press. A 10-storey building in the form of a book that shines at night, it can receive up to 200 journalists in air-conditioned rooms equipped with computers and Internet access. It was built with help from the French industrial group Bouygues at a cost of 17 million dollars.“It was a crude and outrageous provocation by President Nyazov to inaugurate this centre and highlight its modernity and comfort when there is no free press in Turkmenistan and only the official media are able to function,” the press freedom organisation said.“Just a month ago, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Ogulsapar Muradova died under torture in a high-security prison reserved for those the authorities regard as their enemies,” Reporters Without Borders added.Muradova had been sentenced along with fixer Annakurban Amanklychev and human rights activist Sapardurdy Khajiyev in August to six years in prison simply for helping prepare a report about Turkmenistan for the “Envoyé Spécial” programme on the French TV station France 2.“We have been without news of these activists since then, and we fear for their lives,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their relatives have lost their jobs, are being held incommunicado, and fear they could be sent into internal exile in a remote part of the country.”The organisation continued: “This is the treatment that Nyazov reserves for the free press. We are outraged by his attempt to pose as the media’s defender. He is one of the world’s worst ‘press freedom predators.’ No building, however impressive and costly, will change that.”President Nyazov has just announced that he would pardon more than 10,000 prisoners for this year’s independence day ceremonies. “We urge the Turkmen authorities to free all the journalists and human rights activists imprisoned in their country,” Reporters Without Borders added TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia to go further Follow the news on Turkmenistan News News #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Organisation President Separmurad Nyazov inaugurated a “House of Free Creativity” in Ashgabat on 17 October and dedicated it to the free press. Reporters Without Borders is outraged by this crude provocation as Turkmenistan is one of the world’s biggest press freedom violators. December 18, 2020 Find out more October 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Nyazov’s “House of Free Creativity” called a crude provocation March 13, 2020 Find out more News Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Newslast_img read more

Bangladesh urged to remove threats to free speech from new digital law

first_img February 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi secular activists hold placards and a banner during a protest against the “The Digital Security Act 2018” in Dhaka on February 2, 2018 (photo: REHMAN ASAD / AFP). Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists February 26, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bangladeshi government to amend the proposed Digital Security Act that the cabinet approved yesterday in order to remove provisions that pose a grave threat to freedom of expression and information. The new law is supposed to replace the notorious and controversial Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act of 2006. But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has missed an opportunity to remedy the ICT Act’s biggest flaws, including Section 57, which criminalizes online content regarded as defamatory or blasphemous. to go further RSF_en At least 25 journalists and several hundred bloggers and Facebook users were prosecuted under Section 57 in 2017 alone, so its overhaul was long overdue. But many of its provisions are reproduced in different sections of proposed new law, and still carry sentences of up to 14 years in prison. Organisation center_img Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Content “liable to disturb public order” would be punishable by seven years in prison under article 20, while “spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation” would be punishable by 14 years in prison and/or a fine of 5 million taka (60,000 US dollars) under a new provision. “The proposed Digital Security Act is not satisfactory, especially as, on several points, it is even more draconian that the previous law,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the Bangladeshi authorities to withdraw all the provisions that could be used to gag journalists and bloggers.” BangladeshAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage In Section 32 of the new law, espionage is broadly defined to include “secretly recording any kind of information” about “government, semi-government and autonomous institutions” and is punishable by 14 years in prison and/or a fine of 2 million taka (25,000 US dollars). Bangladesh is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News January 30, 2018 – Updated on February 17, 2020 Bangladesh urged to remove threats to free speech from new digital law Although the Bangladeshi Editors’ Council called for the repeal of the ICT Act’s Section 57 last July, much of it is reproduced in Section 19 of the proposed new law, which provides for a two-year jail sentence for content that “pollutes the human mind, defames someone and hurts religious sentiments.” News “The still vague wording will allow the same abuses as before, benefitting those who do not want freely and independently reported news and information. One of the needed amendments is the inclusion of an article requiring that the relevant authorities review complaints thoroughly before initiating any defamation or blasphemy proceedings.” Newslast_img read more

Exploring Tax Reform’s Impact on Housing Assistance

first_img Exploring Tax Reform’s Impact on Housing Assistance HOUSING mortgage Tax Reform 2018-01-04 Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse Next: On the Radar: Legal Experts on the Cases Shaping the Industry About Author: Nicole Casperson Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Tax Reform in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Exploring Tax Reform’s Impact on Housing Assistance Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A recently released report by the Urban Institute addresses what they believe are issues with Federal housing assistance programs under new proposals and the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—reporting only one in five renter households who qualify for housing assistance actually receive any.According to the research, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget are expected to hinder access to housing assistance, which is a safety net for low-income households.  With millions of American households facing some type of housing instability, the report reveals that in 2015, 8.3 million renter households with low incomes lacked housing assistance and paid over 50 percent of their income for housing costs or lived in “severely inadequate” housing. In addition, 7 million people in low-income households were doubled up with family and friends—with another 1.5 million people experiencing homelessness.However, according to a recent report by Zillow, doubled up living can work in one’s favor. As rents have outpaced incomes, sharing a home with roommates or with adult parents can give working adults the option to afford to live in more desirable neighborhoods without shouldering the full cost alone. In fact, the share of adults living with roommates is higher than ever before—at 30 percent. Despite the concerns about new policies on housing assistance, DS News previously reported the Fed’s anticipation for economic boosts from the tax bill. According to the report, Fed officials expect the recent tax cuts passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump to boost both consumer and business spending, citing the tax changes as one reason the Committee boosted their forecast for 2018 GDP growth from 2.1 percent to 2.5 percent.“Most participants indicated that prospective changes in federal tax policy were a factor that led them to boost their projections of real GDP growth over the next couple of years,” the Fed explained.The Fed also noted, “broad equity price indexes rose over the intermeeting period, likely reflecting in part investors’ perceptions of increased odds for the passage of federal tax legislation and an associated potential boost to corporate earnings.”Additionally, leaders in the housing industry have previously addressed why they believe the new tax code will benefit Americans.Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Granger MacDonald previously expressed his support of the legislation and why it is good for housing. “This comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s tax code will help middle-class families, maintain the nation’s commitment to affordable housing and ensure that small businesses are treated fairly relative to large corporations,” MacDonald said. “Lower tax rates and a fair tax code will spur economic growth and increase competitiveness, and that is good for housing.”David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the MBA, also stated his optimism for the inclusion of important real estate provisions in the conference report for HR 1.”Specifically, we are grateful for the amendment to Section 13221 of the original Senate-passed bill offered by Senator Mike Rounds, to create an exception for any item of gross income in connection to a mortgage servicing contract.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 4, 2018 1,716 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Subscribelast_img read more

The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 2

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago black book 2018 Print Features top 25 women in law top 25 women of law 2018-01-15 David Wharton Tagged with: black book 2018 Print Features top 25 women in law top 25 women of law Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Related Articles Editor’s note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in the legal industry. From breaking through the glass ceiling to fighting for the rights of their clients, these formidable women have ensured the success of their individual firms and the industry through their skills and can-do attitudes. They are mentors and role models for a younger generation that admires them, learns from their fights, and is influenced by their positive approach towards creating a work-life balance.In this second installment, we profile get to know more about what inspired these women to become lawyers, their views on the current state of the industry, what it’s like to be a woman in law, and what qualifies these women as being among some of the finest minds in the legal and financial services industries.ELIZABETH CRUIKSHANKOwner/Managing Partner, Cruikshank Ersin, LLCElizabeth Cruikshank has been practicing law for 15 years and loves meeting people, learning new things, and solving problems—especially problem title searches. But even today, being a female attorney poses its own set of challenges. “Not too long ago, I had an agent come into my office for a real estate closing. I came out and introduced myself with my full name. His exact response was, ‘You must be the wife or daughter of Cruikshank.’ Of course, I was very taken back,” shared Cruikshank, who had to work twice as hard to be recognized and make a place for herself in the ‘good ol’ boys club’ of the South. Cruikshank feels the new tax reforms are likely to increase work in bankruptcies, foreclosures, and other default work in the year ahead. “I believe with the new administration, we will see a change in homeownership. Also, the tax changes coming may greatly impact low- to middle-income families,” Cruikshank shared. Cruikshank always wanted to be an attorney and talking about the future, she and her Business Partner Abby Ersin now have their sights set on expanding their practice to newer territories. “We have increased our foreclosure and eviction practice 200 percent in the last year and plan to expand to the Carolinas in the near future,” Cruikshank said. The firm has already expanded beyond Georgia to include Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee.KIM DRAKE-LOYGeneral Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Mortgage Contracting ServicesIn her 18-plus years as a lawyer, Kim DrakeLoy has used her legal expertise to develop new products and services and successfully negotiate difficult contracts. But the one thing that gives her immense satisfaction is providing legal and compliance counsel for mergers and acquisitions. “These are often transformative for the companies involved as they present new opportunities for revenue growth and professional advancement,” said Drake-Loy. In the year ahead, Drake feels that the legal profession must work to identify risks and coordinate with operation teams to help servicers and lenders eliminate or at least reduce the impact of such risks. “The actions legal professionals take to address risk are just as important to the success of the enterprise as the actions that the operation teams take to provide services to their clients,” she shared. Looking at the challenges of 2018, Drake-Loy believes that the year will be defined by federal and state regulations and how businesses allocate resources to monitor them. A person who lists transparent communication high on her list of priorities, Drake-Loy is prepared to help her company face a challenging legal landscape. “I’m always prepared to deliver the good and bad news, and discuss the direct and indirect impact such news has on the company. This practice has made navigating the constant challenges in an ever-evolving legal landscape easier,” Drake-Loy said.JESSICA FAGENManaging Partner, Brock & Scott, PLLCJessica Fagen has her eye on the future of the default servicing industry. That, coupled with her business and law degrees, has enabled her to analyze trends and anticipate the challenges of this business. But what Fagen finds most rewarding is supporting her team so that they can tap into their true potential. “My emphasis on teamwork has helped me to successfully manage our entire default practice in Florida,” Fagen said. And that is also one of the reasons that Fagen lists her ascension to Managing Partner of Brock & Scott as a career moment that she’s particularly proud of. “The work, product, and profitability that I bring to the firm speaks for itself and has provided the platform for my growth and leadership within the company,” Fagen shared. She believes there’s still room for growth for women in leadership roles despite the industry and society continuing to demonstrate improvement in this area, and is happy to mentor other female advocates in this field. Crediting her success to her work ethic in the face of adversity, Fagen feels that operations and legal functions are equally important for the success of a firm. “I contribute on both the operations and legal sides to ensure the firm stays on top of legal issues, while maintaining continuity in personnel and resources amidst this ever-changing environment,” Fagen said.JEANETTE F. FRANKENBERGManaging Member, Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg, LLCFull Service Default, Commercial and Real Estate Transactions, Commercial and Residential Leasing, Bankruptcy, Commercial and Consumer Finance, Evictions, REO, Environmental Law, Land Use and Development, Commercial LitigationJeanette F. Frankenberg, a veteran in the default and REO arena, is the Managing Member of Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg, LLC, the only solely woman-owned full service default law firm in New Jersey. She attributes her success to her strong work ethics, integrity, tenacity, and humble beginnings. To help clients stay current with emerging legal trends, the attorneys at Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg, LLC, share hot topics and “cases to watch” via a monthly update. “We continually invest in IT programming enhancements to create processing efficiencies, quality control checkpoints, and robust data security updates. These enhancements result in a superior product with a cost savings for our clients,” said Frankenberg. While Frankenberg noted that the practice of law has grown to embrace women, she believes the glass ceiling still exists. “The current servicer trend toward bigger multistate firms is a setback for most women owned firms as the industry consolidation process favors older firms that tend not to be women-owned. I have joined organizations such as the American Mortgage Diversity Council and the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms to be part of the dialogue and hopefully, create change,” stated Frankenberg.MICHELLE GARCIA GILBERTManaging Partner, Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. and Sapphire Title & Escrow CompanyDefault Servicing, Real Estate Litigation and Transactions, Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship and Trusts, General Civil Law, Construction LawMichelle Garcia Gilbert planned on becoming a newspaper reporter and graduated with a degree in journalism to fulfill this dream. But destiny had other plans for her and an attorney she worked with while in college influenced Garcia Gilbert to apply to law school as a way of combining her ability to communicate with civic duty. It has been 31 years since Garcia Gilbert began practicing law and though she never wrote for a newspaper, she has combined her formidable skills with civic duty to help her clients win in the legal battlefield. “Though I never became a reporter, I have written for industry publications. As an attorney, I have helped others to solve their legal problems, and as a business owner and Managing Partner, I have assisted my employees to live up to their potential,” said Garcia Gilbert who, over the years, has also mentored and influenced other women to balance their personal and professional lives. For Garcia Gilbert, the challenges of the current legal landscape present entrepreneurial opportunities, which in turn allows her firm to contribute to the community. “We believe in to whom much is given, much is expected! For example, we sponsor local high school students who work at the firm in exchange for tuition assistance,” Garcia Gilbert shared.RYAN E. HERTZELPartner, Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLPRyan E. Hertzel started working at Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP straight out of law school and has since been named a Partner. She is an integral part of Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP and has watched her firm grow exponentially over the last decade. Her ability to see things from a different perspective and guide her clients and firm has resulted in favorable outcomes for both and has played a big part in the firm’s growth over the years. “My goal as a leader within the firm is to foster an innovative team that is proactive instead of reactive,” said Hertzel. “The default servicing industry is a rapidly and continuously changing niche of law; it can be challenging and exciting at the same time. I believe the best approach to such an industry is to merge tradition and conventional wisdom with ingenuity and technology,” said Hertzel. On a daily basis, Hertzel is inspired by the team mentality and positive firm philosophy that she has helped create. “Our team culture—combined with our passion to consistently exceed client expectations—is what sets us apart. It anchors us in today’s challenging legal landscape and will sustain us in the future,” shared Hertzel.You can read the rest of the “Women in Law” feature in the January 2018 issue of DS News magazine, available by clicking here or on the image below. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 2 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 15, 2018 2,464 Views The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 2 Previous: American Mortgage Diversity Council Welcomes New Members Next: Homebuyers Seek Innovation From Mortgage Lenders Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday June 7th

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday June 7th By News Highland – June 7, 2019 Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday June 7th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleChloe Magee announced as Flagbearer for European Games Opening CeremonyNext articleDeclan Devine delighted to sign Darren McCauley News Highland Facebook Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Donegal fishing boat stopped entering waters around Rockall

first_img Facebook Donegal fishing boat stopped entering waters around Rockall Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Twitter A scottish patrol vessel has stopped a Donegal fishing boat from entering waters around Rockall.The incident happened yesterday close to the disputed Atlantic outcrop.In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s aware of the incident and is in contact with the Scottish and UK authorities. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article238 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in DonegalNext articleOdhrán MacNiallais back in Donegal fold News Highland By News Highland – January 5, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Pence and wife to get tested, 793 more deaths in Italy

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York.The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state in America since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.Globally, there are at least 299,061 diagnosed cases and at least 12,755 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 91,000 people have recovered worldwide.In the United States, at least 23,480 diagnosed cases have been confirmed, and at least 285 people have died. So far, at least 147 have recovered.Today’s biggest developments:-Italy reports 793 more deaths-Economic stimulus may exceed $2 trillion, up from $1 trillion-New York declared ‘major disaster’-More countries on lockdown-US Army scientists are on the front lines in fight against coronavirusHere’s how the news is unfolding today. All times Eastern. 3:14 p.m.: Rapid test coming by March 30: FDAA test that shows results “within hours, rather than days” has been authorized by the FDA, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.The Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test is expected to be rolled out by March 30, Azar said.“With new tools like point-of-care diagnostics, we are moving into a new phase of testing, where tests will be much more easily accessible to Americans who need them,” he said. “Americans who need tests will be able to get results faster than ever before.”FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said that the authorization “marks an important step in expanding the availability of testing and, importantly, rapid results.”2:43 p.m.: Trump sent Kim Jong Un letter: North Korean mediaPresident Donald Trump sent a letter to Kim Jong Un, expressing his intent “to render cooperation in the anti-epidemic work,” according to a statement from Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.Trump also wrote in the letter that he was impressed by the efforts made by Kim in the face of the virus, according to the statement issued via the Korean Central News Agency.“We view such a personal letter of President Trump as a good example showing the special and firm personal relations with Chairman Kim Jong Un,” the statement read.ABC News hasn’t independently confirmed Trump sent the letter or the letter’s contents.2:35 p.m.: Ground stop in place at New York airportA ground stop is in place at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport as the state’s Air Route Traffic Control Center is being cleaned because an air traffic controller trainee tested positive for COVID-19, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.The facility in Ronkonkoma, New York, will remain open and operational during the cleaning, but no flights were expected to land at JFK until at least 3:30 p.m. However, the FAA ended the ground stop about 30 minutes ahead of schedule.The trainee has not been at the facility since March 17, and the FAA said it has contacted local health authorities. The FAA also is working to determine how many personnel might have interacted with the trainee.1:33 p.m.: New Jersey governor mandates lockdownNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is “directing all residents to stay at home until further notice” to help “protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable,” according to a statement issued by his office.1:28 p.m.: 793 dead, over 6,500 new cases in ItalyItaly reported 793 deaths, the most yet in a single day and nearly a 20% increase from Friday.One bit of good news from the nation is that the total number of new infections increased less than in previous days, about 13.3%.1:20 p.m.: Pence says he’s getting tested and that HHS orders hundreds of millions of masksHealth and Human Services placed an order for “hundreds of millions” of N95 masks, Vice President Mike Pence said at a press conference. The masks “will be being made available to healthcare providers across the country.”At the same press conference, President Donald Trump said Hanes is retrofitting factories to make masks instead of apparel.“There’s a move on that that’s incredible right now, and by way of example, Hanes, everybody knows Hanes, retrofitting manufacturing capabilities in large sections of the plants to produce masks, and they’re in the process right now,” Trump said.The vice president also said he and his wife would be tested for COVID-19 later on Saturday, after one of his staffers was diagnosed with it.Pence explained he’s going forward with the test because of his unique position as vice president and as the leader of the task force, even though he said the White House doctors indicated there’s no reason to believe he was exposed.The Pence staffer, who hasn’t been named, is “doing well,” has not been at the White House since Monday and was experiencing “mild cold symptoms.”12:07 p.m.: More deaths, reported cases in SpainSpain’s Health Ministry reported 324 new deaths and 4,946 new cases.The total number of deaths in Spain is now 1,326 and total number of cases is 24,926.Of the confirmed cases, 1,626 are in an intensive care unit, according to the Health Ministry.11:47 a.m.: 10,000 new cases in New York after state declared ‘major disaster’There are now at least 10,356 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York, an increase of 3,254 in the last 24 hours, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.New York City reported 6,000 cases, Westchester County 1,300 cases and Nassau County 1,200, according to Cuomo.About 55% of the cases in the state are in people aged 18-49, a detail that Cuomo used to urge younger people to take the virus seriously.He said the good news is that Westchester, which had been a hot spot, was seeing numbers slow after a containment area was implemented in New Rochelle.The governor also said 6,000 new ventilators have been located and will be purchased for hospitals, but the state needs about 30,000 total.Earlier, President Donald Trump formally approved Federal Emergency Management Agency aid late after New York was declared a “major disaster.”The emergency declaration frees up funds to help recovery efforts.“Federal funding is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures,” FEMA said in a statement.New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said the president told him he would approve the measure earlier Friday evening.“FEMA needs to get to work NOW to open these MANY billions in direct aid for New York and individuals to help save lives and protect public health,” the Senate minority leader tweeted.11:13 a.m.: Coronavirus stimulus package may balloon to more than $2 trillionThe bipartisan novel coronavirus economic relief package initially planned to cost around $1 trillion may expand to more than $2 trillion, according to Larry Kudlow, the White House’s top economic adviser.Kudlow told reporters that the size of the package would be approximately 10% of the county’s gross domestic product, calling it a “very large package.”When a reporter noted that 10% would be more than $2 trillion, he replied: “That’s correct.”However, White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland later said the final price tag of the stimulus bill may expand “over a trillion dollars large.”“Larry’s talking about the combination of what we’re doing here, the spending bill and what we’re doing here with the stimulus bill, as well as the Federal Reserve,” Ueland said.Negotiations for the bill resumed Saturday morning on Capitol Hill.“We’re working against that very tight clock, very aggressive clock,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland told reporters before walking into the negotiation room.That clock was set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Friday night he was hoping lawmakers could reach an agreement by midnight, a deadline since extended to Saturday afternoon. To beat the clock, McConnell instructed lawmakers and staff to begin drafting legislation before the deal is locked in place.Senate Democrats are still pushing to bolster unemployment insurance, which continues to be one of the major sticking points in the negotiations.McConnell said he was optimistic a deal could be reached on Saturday.8:59 a.m.: Feds will have to prioritize supply and demand, former WH security adviser saysFormer White House security adviser Tom Bossert told “Good Morning America” that federal authorities will soon have to make the difficult decision of determining who gets equipment and who does not.“We are now in a kind of desperate life and death type of — almost two weeks before, maybe a week before — decision-making process, where federal authorities are going to have to start shunting equipment to places that need it and away from other places that want it,” Bossert, an ABC News contributor, told co-anchor Dan Harris.Bossert added that hospitals and ICUs “are going to be overwhelmed.”A former security adviser to President Donald Trump, Bossert noted that when watching recent White House press conference, he heard the efforts being made to stop the virus.However, he also hoped that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence would continue to remind the public that “despite all of our efforts, with millions and millions of these pieces of equipment it’s not yet enough.”6:17 a.m.: Amman, Jordan, all of Colombia institute lockdownsMore countries and major cities around the world are shutting down in an attempt to flatten the curve to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.Amman, the capital city of Jordan, instituted a strict 24/7 stay-at-home policy Saturday that has strong repercussions if residents don’t adhere to the rules.In a televised statement, government spokesman Amjad Adayleh said the curfew would remain in force until further notice. The drastic measure, Adayleh said, was initiated because “citizens did not respect directives,” requesting them to self-isolate in their homes.Breaking the curfew would result in “immediate imprisonment,” for up to one year, he said.The measures include closing schools and banning daily prayers in mosques for its 10 million residents.Colombia also imposed a nationwide lockdown, which begins Wednesday and will last for 19 days.“It is time to understand that our behavior saves lives,” President Iván Duque said in a statement Friday.Jordan has 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and Colombia has 128. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more