Los obispos concluyen la reunión en Alaska con una carta…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Por David PaulsenPosted Sep 26, 2017 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls House of Bishops, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Environment & Climate Change, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL 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 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 Los obispos concluyen la reunión en Alaska con una carta en que instan a ‘escuchar en oración’ testimonios sobre raza, medioambiente y pobreza Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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En Fairbanks desplegaron esta pancarta desde un puente peatonal al tiempo que se manifestaban en defensa del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico. Foto de Neva Rae Fox/Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal.[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] La Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó una carta a la Iglesia el 26 de septiembre en la que invocan las experiencias de los obispos al escuchar las historias de la población indígena del estado, y llaman a los episcopales a unírseles en laborar en pro de la justicia medioambiental y racial.La carta fue el toque final de la reunión de otoño de los obispos que se extendiera por seis días, y que tuvo lugar en Fairbanks, pero que incluyó un fin de semana de viajes fuera de esta pequeña ciudad. A través del vasto Interior de Alaska, grupos de obispos visitaron comunidades nativas que luchan por preservar el estilo de vida de subsistencia que han practicado durante miles de años.Las amenazas a ese estilo de vida son muchas, aunque los residentes nativos les expresaron específicamente a los obispos sus preocupaciones acerca del cambio climático y del impacto de la industria de extracción de recursos.“Los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal vinieron a Alaska para escuchar a la tierra y a su gente como un acto de oración, solidaridad y testimonio”. Aludiendo a Efesios 2:19,  el mensaje prosigue: “Los residentes del interior de Alaska a quienes conocimos no son extraños, son miembros de la misma familia de la fe”.Los obispos aprobaron la carta por unanimidad y de viva voz luego de hacerle varios cambios al texto en varios pasajes del borrador original.El texto completo en inglés y en español se encuentra aquí.El mensaje incluye un llamado a los episcopales de todas las diócesis y congregaciones a unirse a los obispos  en “escuchar en oración” en sus propias comunidades las conexiones entre racismo, desigualdad económica e injusticia medioambiental.“Dios nos llama a escucharnos los unos a los otros con creciente atención. Es sólo con oídos destupidos y ojos abiertos que nuestros corazones y vidas serán transformados”, dijeron los obispos en la carta. “Es mediante el amor reconciliador de Dios en Jesús y el poder del Espíritu Santo que nosotros y la Tierra misma seremos restaurados”.Los obispos episcopales debaten cambios al borrador de una carta a la Iglesia sobre racismo, injusticia medioambiental y pobreza antes de votar su aprobación el 26 de septiembre en Fairbanks. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.La reunión de la Cámara de Obispos comenzó el 21 de septiembre en el Hotel y Centro de Conferencias Westmark Fairbanks con una[s palabras de] bienvenida de parte de dos ancianos nativos, Will Mayo y Steve Ginnis. Mayo es un ex presidente de la Conferencia de Jefes de Tanana. Ginnis es el director ejecutivo de la Asociación Nativa de Fairbanks.Las sesiones del 22 de febrero se centraron en la cultura nativa, incluida un conversatorio con Poldine Carlo, fundadora de la Asociación Nativa de Fairbanks. Activistas guichenes hablaron acerca de sus esfuerzos por crear conciencia sobre los efectos del cambio climático en la vida de la aldea nativa. También pidieron continuo apoyo en la protección del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico de la perforación petrolífera. El refugio es una importante reserva para la procreación del caribú y los nativos alasqueños, que cazan el caribú cuando los rebaños emigran al sur, consideran ese territorio sagrado.Los obispos pasaron el tercer día de su reunión en busca de historias de vecinos de aldeas a través de la poco poblada región al norte de Fairbanks. Los obispos y sus cónyuges se dividieron en ocho grupos para abordar pequeños aviones fletados con destino a Alakaket, Arctic Village, Beaver, Eagle, Fort Yukón, Huslia, Tanana and Venetie. Un noveno grupo fue por tierra al sitio de una antigua mina de oro y otros obispos se quedaron en Fairbanks para participar de una procesión junto a la margen del río Chena.“¿Qué significa escuchar a la tierra y a sus gentes?”, preguntan los obispos en su carta a la Iglesia. “Para nosotros los obispos significa salir y caminar por la tierra, detenerse junto a los ríos, sentarse al lado de aquellos cuyo sustento depende de esa tierra. Tuvimos que desacelerarnos y vivir al ritmo de las historias que oímos. Tuvimos que confiar en que escuchar es orar”.Lo que  oyeron fueron relatos de veranos más largos e inviernos más cortos, de fundición de los hielos perennes que afecta los ríos en que pescan, de la dificultad de obtener alimentos que toman de la naturaleza y de su preocupación por el futuro de las tierras donde se reproduce el caribú.Un grupo de obispos episcopales junto con vecinos de Venetie, Alaska, bendice, el 23 de septiembre, el río que corre junto a la aldea. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Cada uno de esos viajes del 23 de septiembre culminó en el momento en que los obispos bendijeron la tierra, el agua y las personas a las 2:00 P.M. Y al día siguiente, los 120 obispos y unos 80 cónyuges se reunieron en Nenana con miembros de la comunidad nativa local y de la congregación episcopal para un festín potlatch, que incluía comida, cantos, danzas y regalos para los obispos.La Iglesia Episcopal fue una vez la única denominación cristiana con presencia en el Interior de Alaska, y la mayoría de las personas con quienes se reunieron los obispos en sus viajes eran episcopales. La Iglesia también ha estado activa durante años en los temas de justicia para el pueblo indígena y justicia medioambiental, incluida la lucha por proteger el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico.El obispo primado Michael Curry habló de esta historia del activismo de la Iglesia Episcopal y de los nexos históricos de la Iglesia con las comunidades nativas alasqueñas en un vídeo que resumió la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos el 26 de septiembre.“Mientras estuvimos aquí nos reunimos con la gente, que son episcopales, que son personas fieles y devotas para quienes esas tierras son sagradas, y nuestras resoluciones y nuestro apoyo y nuestra labor en Washington para proteger que esa tierra no sea violada por la perforación petrolífera es un deber sagrado”, dijo Curry.Los obispos concluyen su reunión de otoñoLos obispos también aprobaron por unanimidad una resolución el 26 de septiembre en que brindaban apoyo a las diócesis de la Costa del Golfo y de las islas del Caribe que habían sido severamente azotadas por los huracanes Harvey, Irma y María, así como los afectados por los incendios forestales en el Oeste.“Estamos de duelo con ustedes y queremos estar con ustedes en la reconstrucción de sus comunidades”, dijeron los obispos. “Nuestra Cámara de Obispos está tristemente disminuida por la ausencia de esos obispos que no pudieron asistir a esta reunión debido a estas tormentas”.Esa resolución citaba también los factores medioambientales detrás de tal devastación y “la relación entre los patrones de consumo humanos y el cambio climático global”.“Reconocemos que todos tenemos un papel que desempeñar en la reducción del impacto de nuestras acciones que dan lugar a la destrucción de islas y de zonas costeras debido a tormentas cada vez más frecuentes y más severas”, afirmaron los obispos. “Nos comprometemos a tomar las iniciativas adecuadas en nuestras diócesis para educarnos y educar a nuestra gente acerca del cambio climático, y para abogar en pro de políticas e iniciativas que reduzcan los impactos ambientales adversos que han sido un factor en las recientes tormentas”.Y los obispos oyeron una detallada actualización de las conversaciones entre la Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Metodista Unida respecto a entrar en plena comunión.El obispo Frank Brookhart, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Montana, dijo que se esperaba que los metodistas votaran [a favor de la plena comunión] en 2020, seguido por un voto de la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal en 2021. Hasta entonces, él instó a los obispos y congregaciones episcopales a comenzar a entablar relaciones con sus homólogos metodistas.–David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Puede dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Friday Funnies – Neemia Tialata scores a try, without the ball

first_imgFriday Aug 13, 2010 Friday Funnies – Neemia Tialata scores a try, without the ball Last Friday you got to see Counties prop Simon Lemalu virtually suspended in mid air as he made a bizarre flying tackle against Otago in the ITM Cup. Today it’s another front rower who has come up with an amusing piece of play, although this time he didn’t know much about it. It’s little wonder that with the state of All Blacks rugby at the moment, the standard of play in the rest of New Zealand is up there with the best you’ll see as the ITM Cup so far has been thrilling to watch. Round two, where this clip comes from, was jampacked with quality tries, so many in fact that going through all of them took longer than expected, so a compilation of some sort will be posted next week, including the best of this weekend, Round three. So while Wellington went down to Counties Manukau last weekend, they did have a late burst of great play as their wingers Hosea Gear and Julian Savea started to impose themselves on the match. In this clip you’ll see the two of them playing a large part in what would have otherwise been a great try had it not been for an incredible rip from Samisoni Fisilau, who ruined the moment for prop Neemia Tialata after he had managed to get up there in support brilliantly.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Surf House / Feldman Architecture

first_img Houses Lead Architects: Surf House / Feldman Architecture Area:  4490 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Surf House / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSurf House / Feldman Architecture Strandberg CopyHouses•Santa Cruz, United States ArchDaily Design Team:Caroline Arpa, Humbeen Geo, Leila Bijan Kuehr, Jessica GillInterior Designer:Commune DesignArt Curation:Allison Harding Art CurationSawyer:ArboricaGeneral Contractor :RJL ConstructionCollaborating Landscape Architects:Ground Studio LandscapeLighting Consultant:Tucci LightingCity:Santa CruzCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. A hidden jewel in Santa Cruz, Surf House brings a polished bohemian feel right up to the edge of one of the state’s best surf breaks. Our clients approached Feldman Architecture to design a family home in an unassuming neighborhood – aware of the feel and scale of the surrounding structures. The clients were well-versed on the nuances of the site and dreamt of a home that fit naturally and sustainably into its beachy, eclectic locale. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Joe FletcherSubject to a 100-year geologic setback requirement as well as the CA Coastal Commission, a site-sensitive solution that respected both the coast and the community became a design focus. The home is sited as a windbreak: the rear yard and deck capitalize on ocean views, while the entry and front courtyard, tucked behind two separate structures (a customized surfboard storage unit and garage), sit where the sun shines most in the winter, acting as a warm, light-filled cloister all year round, protected from the coastal winds.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherFeldman Architecture then enlisted the help of Evan Shivley of Arborica, a sawyer that reclaims and repurposes Native Californian timber, to provide the project with locally sourced interior and exterior cladding. Monterey Cypress, a robust, resilient, regal wood, is accustomed to the site’s coastal California climate and when left unfinished, weathers to a sophisticated grey– the wood also therefore quickly becoming a focal point of the home’s design. The exterior is clad with board and batten slats, setting up an exterior and interior palette present throughout the home. Waste in the milling process and trunk use was minimized by holistically integrating every level of wood grade and their respective quantities into the design. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSurf House’s public spaces capitalize on indoor/outdoor connection, seamlessly transitioning from the intimate front courtyard to the warm and open great room and kitchen, finally opening up onto the back patio overlooking the sea. Large sweeping doors open to connect the living space to the spacious back deck, which is fitted with an in-ground hot tub and outdoor kitchen perfect for entertaining visiting family and friends. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherUpstairs, as the home transitions from public to private, Monterey Cyprus dissolves into plaster, diversifying the palette and drawing attention to carefully designed architectural details. Thoughtfully placed windows weave surprising glimpses of blues and greens into the earth-toned interior finishes. The master bedroom features floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the waves, opening onto a private balcony with views of surfers below.  Save this picture!© Joe FletcherWith interiors by Commune Design and landscape by Ground Studio, Surf House finds the perfect balance between high design and a casual Californian aesthetic, creating magic on an already magical site.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessA Farewell to Sanheyuan / CYS.ASDOSelected ProjectsSalon PURETE / Yumiko Tokuno Architecture OfficeSelected Projects Share Chris Kurrle, Jonathan Feldman, Matt Lindsay Architects: Feldman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962178/surf-house-feldman-architecture Clipboard 2019 Year:  Photographs Manufacturers: Lutron, Ortal, Subzero/Wolf, Toto, Vola, Diamond Spas, Julien, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Kholer, Schwiess Doors, Tech Element ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962178/surf-house-feldman-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSanta CruzUnited StatesPublished on May 23, 2021Cite: “Surf House / Feldman Architecture” 23 May 2021. 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Opportunities missed & charities ignored: Sector response to the Budget

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  336 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Once charities close down, and cut or mothball services, they won’t be around to help rebuild the country and address the devastating aftermath of this crisis – whether in mental health, education, or the myriad social needs of people young and old.“It’s certainly not for want of trying. We and our colleagues in the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign thank you, dear reader, for helping us to put every conceivable argument, data point, and message to the Government we can think of.”It is asking charities to keep signing its open letter, to stay tuned for further action here, and to keep telling their stories at the hashtags #RightNow and #NeverMoreNeeded.Charity Finance Group’s CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, said that it had been initially encouraged by the Chancellor’s words of recognition of the extraordinary hardship so many people are now facing, and that there were some bright spots in the Budget. However, she said, overall it was a missed opportunity:“The government has once again failed to recognise the vital role civil society plays in protecting and supporting those same people.“The Chancellor has failed to repair the safety net used by millions of our citizens every day, despite us very clearly laying out why an Emergency Support Package and longer-term support measures are needed #RightNow.“Deliberate and continued refusal to support social change organisations delivering public benefit leaves our sector precariously balanced on the cliff edge of rising demand and reducing income.She added:“There are few bright spots in this Budget that we must acknowledge. The extension of the furlough scheme until September 2021 will come as a relief to many. But as we have come to expect, a failure to engage in amending this scheme – in order to support continued delivery of services – leaves the sector having to decide between mobilising or mothballing.“The additional money for domestic abuse survivors, and mental health services for veterans, as well as the additional funding for the arts and culture sectors, is a start, but pales into insignificance when stacked against measures to boost business. This is yet another example of a failure to value the contribution to the economy and society delivered by our sector.”Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Angus Roy drew attention to the fact that charities had not been granted an exemption from Insurance Premium Tax (IPT), despite lobbying.He said: “We’re disappointed that the Government has again chosen not to make charities exempt from Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). This, combined with the lack of a dedicated support package for the sector, could be the final nail in the coffin for many charities after such a dreadful year.“Charities have stepped up to support those most in need and have worked tirelessly in our communities throughout the pandemic. The money saved by not paying IPT would free up vital funding for charities and help increase their impact.”The Charity Retail Association welcomed the measures in Budget 2021 to support the retail sector’s recovery but expressed concern at the lack of support for the wider charity sector and the lack of clarity on access to the new Restart Grants for larger charity retailers.Robin Osterley, its Chief Executive, said:“The boost for retail in today’s Budget will help support the financial recovery of charity shops and their ability to raise much-needed funds for charities. The introduction of Restart Grants and an extension of the business rates holiday for retail are vital foundation stones that will help charity retailers bounce back from the dramatic setbacks of the past year.”“The Restart Grants will provide welcome support to many charity retailers, but it is a major disappointment that it is still not yet clear whether and when the UK Government will reconsider the continued application of old EU state aid caps which mean that larger retailers will not be eligible for the Restart Grants”“Whilst there is much in the Budget to be welcomed from a retail perspective, it is disappointing that the Government are yet to introduce a renewed emergency funding package for charities who are struggling with an increase in demand for their services at the same time as they have lost income due to lockdown restrictions.”Key points from yesterday’s Budget are summarised here.More sector views: “This government has today made the deliberate choice not to listen to the collective voices of over 1000 civil society organisations who wrote to the Prime Minister and Chancellor asking for emergency support.“Millions of people and causes served by charities across the country have been the hardest hit, but today the rising tide of need against reduced capacity to meet it has been ignored and the services they rely on remain at risk of disappearing. Far from being ‘fair’ as the Chancellor claimed, this Budget overlooks those hardest hit and left behind.“To date this Government has made £407bn available to ‘support the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’ and yet just a tiny fraction of that has been used to safeguard tens of thousands of charitable services the British people rely on.“Once again, charities are left to make the most of schemes designed for businesses such as the Job Retention Scheme which are not able to be used by those who need to scale up delivery to meet demand.“Right now, a year into this pandemic, the emergency is not over and people are suffering. The government’s ambitions to ‘level up’ and ‘build back better’ will simply not be delivered by its constant focus on business alone as the solution – right now it urgently needs to recognise and support the social sector.”In a similar vein, the DSC‘s own response also drew attention to what it feels is a lack of understanding and valuing of the sector’s role by the government.Jay Kennedy, Director of Policy and Research at DSC, said: Advertisement The charity sector has not been listened to by the government with yesterday’s Budget failing to deliver the support it needs, members of the #NeverMoreNeeded coalition have said.The coalition, which represents thousands of social change organisations and charities across the UK and includes among its members the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, the DSC, NCVO, ACEVO and the Charity Finance Group, issued a statement saying: Opportunities missed & charities ignored: Sector response to the Budget Melanie May | 4 March 2021 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. 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Baltimore rally demands ‘Justice for Freddie Gray!’

first_imgAbout 100 protesters rallied outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore on Sept. 2 in a protest to demand justice for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who died in the custody of Baltimore cops on April 19.  The protest was called by the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly.April 2 marked the first pretrial hearing in the case of the six police officers charged in Gray’s death. Three major defense motions were being decided upon. The first was that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who was elected to her position, be dismissed from the case. The second was that the charges be dismissed against the officers who killed Gray, and the third was that the cops be tried separately.The protesters gathered at 8 a.m., to coincide with the start of the hearing.  Many people shared their testimonies of living in fear of being brutalized by the police.Kwame RoseAfter the rally, a group of about 50 protesters marched downtown and blocked a major intersection.  As they linked arms across the street and began to face off with the police, one protester, Kwame Rose, was attacked by police.Rose had fallen behind and then been hit by a car, which some said was a police vehicle. He was handcuffed and held down by four officers, even though witnesses say he was not resisting in any way and had been injured by the car that hit him.  As he lay on the street handcuffed, police held a Taser to his back and repeatedly screamed, “Do you want to get Tased? Is that what you want?”Rose yelled for medical attention and received none.  Instead, he was dragged into a police van, and it wasn’t until the protesters demanded multiple times for the police to allow him medical attention that an ambulance arrived.  He was taken away in an ambulance and was later transferred to Baltimore’s Central Booking, where he was released on bail later that night.At 6:30 p.m., protesters gathered again at the courthouse for a rally led by the family of Tyrone West, who had been beaten to death by Baltimore cops in 2013. His family is still seeking justice, two years later.The speakers testified about the violence they had faced at the hands of the police; demanded justice for Freddie Gray, Tyrone West and all victims of police brutality; and included some poetry and creative expression.David Card of “Fight Imperialism, Stand Together” said, “The only reason that the six officers were indicted was because of the power of the people in the streets, and the only thing that will see them convicted and jailed is if we continue to stay in the streets and fight for justice.”As the rally came to a close, the crowd was optimistic, having just received news that the judge had denied the motion to drop all charges against the officers and also denied the motion to dismiss Marilyn Mosby from the case. He approved the motion for the officers to be tried separately.These were small but important victories and a step forward in what will be a long and arduous struggle for justice for Freddie Gray and all victims of police brutality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

International Women’s Day sees global actions

first_imgAngola Guatemala Honduras Bangladesh Turkey Gaza Venezuelacenter_img Vilma Espin Philippines Following the successful demonstrations on Jan. 21 — when 5 million women and their supporters in the U.S. and 40 global cities expressed solidarity and resistance to racist, anti-woman President Donald Trump — globally coordinated protests were planned for March 8, International Women’s Day.The call went out for an International Women’s Strike; many called it “A Day Without a Woman.” Some call signers said events would not promote so-called “pro-corporate feminism,” but rather would kick-off a new global anti-­racist, anti-imperialist, multigenerational, ­multigendered, and anti-heterosexist ­feminist movement.This mobilization posed the question of whether capitalism can support real gender equality. It cannot. The system is based on racism, national oppression, women’s oppression, homophobia, global theft of resources and exploitation of workers.Corporate globalization impoverishes and exploits women and girls, who are 70 percent of the world’s poorest people. Women migrants face abuse. U.S./NATO wars devastate women and their families, and refugees flee imperialist-caused wars and poverty.These horrific conditions necessitate increased solidarity with working and oppressed women abroad. This is true to IWD’s legacy as intended by its socialist founders, led by Clara Zetkin of Germany, in 1910.The global strike took place in more than 50 countries, with various themes and demands. Many actions focused on the gender pay gap and misogynist violence, including in France, Spain and Italy; 20,000 marched in Rome. The government of Iceland mandated pay equity for all workers. Some 1,000 childcare workers walked off the job in Australia.In England, women protested government plans to increase women’s retirement age and cut services for domestic violence survivors. Demands for reproductive rights and health care prevailed in Ireland, where women stopped traffic in Dublin calling for repeal of the abortion ban. Women in 80 Polish cities marched for reproductive rights and against gender discrimination, following last year’s successful fightback against an abortion ban.From Yemen to the PhilippinesIn other IWD events, women protested outside U.N. headquarters in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, against the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition’s brutal war in Yemen, which has killed civilians and destroyed homes, hospitals and infrastructure.Yemeni human rights activist Mason Iryani stressed, “We came out today to send a message to the United Nations and the whole world to stop their blockade of Yemen and let the Yemeni people live. Yemeni women have suffered enough.” (almasdarnews.com, March 8)Hundreds of Palestinian women marched to the U.N. office in Gaza, calling for the agency to pressure U.S.-funded Israeli occupation troops to stop violations against Palestinian women. They honored the 44 Palestinian women and 12 female children, now brutally held in Israeli jails. Israel has imprisoned 10,000 Palestinian women since its occupation began in 1967. (Addameer, March 7)In Istanbul, Turkey, tens of thousands of women marched for their rights; many opposed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansion of powers. Organized by women’s rights groups, participants included LGBTQ individuals and youth. Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party members attended; some of its leaders are imprisoned.Women marched in Japan, Thailand, India, and Indonesia. A major issue was sexual abuse and misogynist violence. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, women garment workers also rallied for equal treatment and improved working conditions. Women in Seoul, south Korea called for equal pay and reproductive rights and stopping gender discrimination. Their signs read, “3 O’Clock. Stop,” referring to the gender pay gap; women say they work for free ­after 3 p.m.Gabriela Women’s Party and the Gabriela National Alliance led protests throughout the Philippines, criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte’s failure to improve women’s lives. They marched to the U.S. Embassy in Manila with a banner that read, “Women of the world unite! Resist against U.S. imperialism.” Outside the presidential palace, a large rally demanded jobs, land, justice and peace.Gabriela Rep. Arlene Bosas said Duterte is intensifying “fascism and militarism, targeting activists, civilians and critics” and called for peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front.AfricaActivities were held throughout Africa, from Mali to Zimbabwe. Women marched in Nairobi, Kenya and in Dakar, Senegal, with a banner reading, “Solidarity is our weapon,” as part of the global strike.The Organization of Angolan Women met in early March to celebrate its 55th anniversary. The OAM participated in the liberation movement that won independence from Portugal in 1975, and now it promotes literacy programs and educational opportunities for women.The African National Congress celebrated the achievements of women, thanks to the policies of the ANC, “working with the people of South Africa.” Problems, including poverty, still exist for African women; however, women have “proven to be strong and resilient in the face of challenges and triumphs.” The ANC remains confident that “led by women and working with all progressive allies, South Africa will do more to dismantle patriarchal structures, and accelerate gender parity and economic inclusion.”The Congress of South African Trade Unions called for global economies to refocus on “economic redistributive measures … to ensure the poor, mostly women, are empowered to access decent jobs and to live decent lives with decent benefits and comprehensive social security nets.” COSATU called on governments to eliminate poverty, workplaces abusive to women, gender violence, trafficking and other inequities.The African Union said it is time to “appreciate the significant contributions that African women have made to the continent’s development and especially the fight against colonialism, the elimination of apartheid and eradication of gender inequalities, discrimination and injustices against women.”Latin America and the CaribbeanIndigenous women lead environmental movements worldwide, including in Latin America. There, women mobilize to protect natural resources, land and human rights and face repression and violence.“Berta hasn’t died; she’s multiplied!” chanted thousands of Indigenous people and other protesters from Honduras and elsewhere, as they flooded Tegucigalpa on the first anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, the Indigenous leader and environmentalist. The Council of People’s Indigenous Organization of Honduras (COPINH), which Cáceres founded, co-organized the protests at the start of March.Demonstrators defied a new “anti-terrorism” law criminalizing public protest that was “pushed through by the U.S.-backed Honduran dictatorship.” (Honduras Resists, March 1-4) Thousands marched to the Supreme Court, chanting, “Long live Berta. The struggle continues.” They also honored National Front of Popular Resistance Coordinator Margarita Murillo, who was murdered in 2014.Miriam Miranda, representing the Garifuna people, called for punishment of those behind Berta’s murder. So far, eight people have been charged.Thousands of women stormed government offices across Brazil and marched against reactionary President Michel Temer’s austerity measures, including raising rural workers’ retirement age. A popular chant was “Against Capital and Agribusiness.” The Movement of Landless Rural Workers organized protests in Sao Paulo and other cities. In other actions, women stopped working in 60 cities for an hour to protest misogynist violence.Temer led a parliamentary coup against Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first woman president, named an all-male cabinet, closed the Ministry of Women and slashed funds for gender equality programs. Women condemned his insulting IWD talk.In Quito, Ecuador, a march of 10,000 women acknowledged the thousands of women who suffered in the 1999 banking crisis and called for social justice. They denounced presidential contender and banker Guillermo Lasso as an accomplice in the banking crisis.Erika Toala, a youth from the Afro-­descendant province of Esmeraldas, told Telesur, “We are women who struggle, revolutionaries, so we demand respect and our place.” (March 8)Thousands of women, including Indigenous activists, marched through Caracas, Venezuela, to celebrate the inclusion of legendary Indigenous warrior Jefa Pacuana and Afro-Venezuelans Hipolita Bolivar and Matea Bolivar in the National Pantheon of Heroes mausoleum. This fulfilled a promise made by late President Hugo Chávez.An IWD demonstration affiliated with the global strike and held outside a maternity hospital demanded ethical treatment during childbirth and an end to femicide. Trans women participated and addressed transphobic violence.At one activity in Haiti, the Movement of Women of the Homeland in Action (MOKALAK) and KOD15 called on politicians to respect the 30 percent quota for women’s participation in government agencies. “The somber tableau [that the political situation presents] shows the necessity for the women who live in Jerusalem and Canaan [two Port-au-Prince shantytowns] to rise up to take their destiny in hand. We must act as long as we are able because societal change concerns all of us,” they said at a press conference.Women’s organizations in Puerto Rico shut down a main avenue in San Juan during “Women’s Week.” They also tried to close Milla de Oro (Golden Mile), a site of many banks, to oppose their squeeze on the island’s workers and poor people. In Guaynabo, women pushed though a police barricade and entered City Hall to oppose sexual harassment and assault by municipal bureaucrats.In socialist Cuba, Federation of Cuban Women founder and “eternal leader” Vilma Espin Guillois was honored for her contributions to women’s equality at the mausoleum for revolutionary heroes in Santiago. (Granma, March 9)In Bayamo, women celebrated their gains and honored late President Fidel Castro, who wholeheartedly supported women’s struggles for equal rights and opportunities. Federation of Cuban Women General Secretary Teresa Amarelle recognized Fidel’s role and expressed the country’s solidarity with women worldwide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Yemen Ecuadorlast_img read more

Police investigate on-campus sexual assault

first_imgWomen’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Previous articleEpisode 202 – NBA Game 1 recapsNext articleHonors College removed from House of Representatives Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Sam Fristachi Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. printThe TCU and Fort Worth police departments are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred Aug. 16 in a residence hall. The victim reported meeting the suspect via social media, according to the crime alert sent Wednesday by the TCU Police Department. To date, the suspect has not yet been identified. Interim Chief of Police Robert Rangel wrote in an email some people may be dishonest when interacting with others on social media. “It is easy to pretend to be something you are not just to get the attention of someone and appealing to their vulnerabilities,” he wrote.Rangel wrote that doing research about a potential date and talking to the person over the phone or FaceTime before meeting in person can help students stay safe while using social media. He added that students should not give out too much personal information before they are “comfortable and feel safe.” “Many of our cases come not from predators, but from opportunistic actors/perpetrators where intentions are very different and not communicated,” Rangel wrote in the email.Rangel’s suggestion to learn more about a date before meeting that person may be an important step to take when using dating apps in addition to social media. A 16-month investigation by Columbia Journalism Investigations and ProPublica studied more than 150 incidents of sexual assaults involving dating apps. It found most of the cases occurred during the users’ first in-person meetings, in parking lots, apartments and dorm rooms. Match Group, which owns most of the major dating apps including Tinder, does not screen for sexual predators on its free platforms, meaning registered sex offenders can use the free apps.In 2018, seven rapes that occurred in on-campus residence halls were reported to TCU police, according to the Annual Campus Security Report published October 2019.Students are encouraged to program the TCU Police phone number, 817-247-7777, into their phones and download the FrogShield app to be able to get a rapid police response. The Campus Life office and the Counseling and Mental Health Center have resources for students who are victims of a crime. + posts Twitter Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Linkedin Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Facebook ReddIt The TCU Police Department. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Moves on the Market’s Field

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin Print A MAJOR announcement concerning the future of the Market’s Field is expected in the coming days. Limerick Post has learned that crunch meetings last week and this coming week will decide the future of which sports will be played there, according to sources. Chairman of the Market’s Field committee, Joe Murphy, confirmed to Limerick Post that a meeting of stakeholders had taken place last week but said that he is not in a position to make any comment at this time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is another meeting taking place in a week or ten days and I will be in a much better position to make an announcement at that time,” he said. Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleFirst steps in delivering new Shannon plan agreedNext articleDon’t have a heart attack admin WhatsApp Email NewsLocal NewsMoves on the Market’s FieldBy admin – October 11, 2012 463 last_img read more

BBB Tip: Shopping for Mother’s Day

first_img TAGS  Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day, and it will be here before you know it. Take time to show mom how much you appreciate all she does for you, with quality time or thoughtful gifts. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects consumers to spend more on Mother’s Day in 2019 than they have in the past. They project nearly $25 billion will be spent altogether on the holiday, with an average of $196.47 per consumer.With so many people shopping for Mother’s Day, it is important to do research before you go gift hunting. For example, jewelry purchases are expected to make up 31% of the increased spending on the holiday. When compared to BBB data, jewelers received 270 complaints across Texas in 2018, and almost 4,000 nationwide. Common complaints include things such as refund or warranty issues, or problems with the product quality, so it’s important to check bbb.org before selecting the item for your mom.In order to have the best shopping experience possible, Better Business Bureau recommends these tips for consumers planning to shop for mom this Mother’s Day:>> Flowers. It’s important to choose wisely and find a florist you can trust with your order. Complaints filed with BBB regarding florists typically included poor-quality flowers, late deliveries or orders that were not received. Make sure you have enough time for delivery, ask about all fees associated with your order and make sure the date is specified clearly and guaranteed when you order. If you’re sending flowers to another city, it’s best to check online for a florist in that area.>> Spas. An NRF survey finds 24% of gift givers plan to give a “gift of personal service” such as a spa day. If you’re treating your mother to a day of relaxation at the spa, BBB suggests visiting the spa in person to make sure it’s well-maintained and offers the services you’re looking for.>> Gift Certificates. Be sure to check the terms and conditions of any gift card or certificate before buying. If you’re giving a gift card to someone who will make online purchases, check to see that the gift card is redeemable online, and not just for in-store use.>> Jewelry. If you are purchasing jewelry, along with another 35% of consumers, be sure to request a receipt for the piece, ask about the business’s refund and exchange policy and make sure to leave enough time for shipping and delivery, if applicable.For more information, visit bbb.org, and Happy Mother’s Day from Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas! Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Previous articleCity may want TxDOT help for GrantNext articleMacee Mack Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img BBB Tip: Shopping for Mother’s Day Pinterest Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Leadership Conference Feb. 5: Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson will be the featured speaker

first_img Troy University and the City of Troy will host the 2021 Virtual Leadership Event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. The event is free and open to the public.Shelia Jackson, Troy Public Relations director, said the conference will be historic as it transitions to the Congressman John R. Lewis Leadership Conference.“This year’s conference is celebrating leadership and the transitioning of the annual leadership conference in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a Pike County native and a great and influential national leader,” Jackson said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen The featured speaker for the leadership conference will be Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.“Dr. Wilson is a highly-acclaimed speaker, trainer and author,” Jackson said. “She is the 29th president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is an influential leader and motivational speaker. We all will benefit from having heard her and look forward to her leading the 2021 virtual leadership conference.”Jackson said because the Congressman John R. Lewis Leadership Conference is a virtual event, it will be even more far reaching. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Photo/Troy UniversityThe 2021 Virtual Leadership Event will be held in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis, a Pike County native. Print Article Published 6:51 pm Thursday, January 28, 2021 Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Leadership Conference Feb. 5: Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson will be the featured speaker By The Penny Hoarder “We always have great attendance at the annual leadership conference and, because it will not be necessary to travel to participate, we expect to have even greater participation,” Jackson said. “All those who would like to become better leaders in their home communities or on beyond will benefit from participation in the 2021 leadership conference.” The virtual link access information will be posted on line at https://troy.edu/leadershipconference. For more information, contact Barbara Patterson at 334-670-3204 or Shelia Jackson at 334-670-2283. CHCHC a vaccine site: Doctor says don’t hesitate to get vaccinated The Charles Henderson Child Health Center has been authorized by the Alabama Department of Public Health to be a coronavirus… read more You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more