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Ferguson, Misurí: líderes de la Iglesia intentan ayudar a rehacer…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Por Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 18, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cicatrices permanentes, divisiones raciales y económicasMientras viajaba hasta Ferguson desde la iglesia catedral de Cristo [Christ Church Cathedral] en San Luis, para participar en la marcha del 14 de agosto, contaba Smith: “pasé por el cementerio del Calvario, donde está enterrado Dred Scott, y pensaba en esa larga y dolorosa historia que hemos tenido con las relaciones raciales aquí en la ciudad y el condado de San Luis”.Dread Scott, siendo esclavo, presentó una demanda para obtener su libertad en un caso célebre que finalmente llegó al Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. En 1857, el tribunal dictaminó que por ser Scott negro, no era ciudadano y, por consiguiente, no tenía derecho a demandar.Smith dijo que se había unido a la marcha atendiendo la invitación de la Coalición de Clérigos Metropolitanos “una organización predominantemente afroamericana. Enviamos una notificación por correo electrónico al clero y al laicado y en verdad me sentí animado por la decidida muestra de apoyo”.“espero que nuestra Iglesia pueda seguir el ejemplo de lo que la comunidad de Ferguson y las comunidades vecinas necesitan y quieren. Tenemos que respetar su integridad y su autoridad”, afirmó.Smith dijo también que durante la marcha “desfiló con un joven del Colegio Universitario de Morehouse que había venido en auto desde Atlanta con Ruby Sales”, quien había sido invitada a hablar en un evento local.“Él quería contribuir con la resolución del conflicto en San Luis y me pidió mis señas para ponerse en contacto conmigo”, contó Smith. “Le mencioné que ayer era la fiesta de Jonathan Daniels”, el seminarista episcopal que murió por salvar a Sales de un escopetazo durante la campaña en pro de los derechos civiles en 1965, [que se llamó] Verano de la Libertad en Hayneville, Alabama. ‘Una enorme falta de confianza’El Muy Rdo. Mike Kinman, deán de la iglesia catedral de Cristo en San Luis, dijo que después que se diera a conocer, el 15 de agosto, el nombre del agente así como la información que incriminaba a Brown como sospechoso de robo, “la situación estaba cambiando por instantes”.El momento de comunicar esa información “denuncia la enorme falta de confianza en nuestra comunidad; que es uno de los problemas fundamentales aquí”, señaló. “Ha habido, a lo largo del tiempo, un increíble deterioro de la confianza entre la comunidad negra de San Luis y el departamento de la policía y las instituciones de la justicia en general, y no sólo en Ferguson, sino en toda el área metropolitana”.El 14 de agosto, el gobernador de Misurí, Jay Nixon, le quitó la supervisión de la seguridad en Ferguson a la policía local y la puso en manos del capitán Ronald S. Johnson, de Patrulla de Caminos, y prometió un cambio en el tono de lo que el Rdo. Steve Lawler y otros han llamado “una militarización” de la policía.La policía estatal se unió con los manifestantes en la marcha del 14 de agosto. Brillaban por su ausencia los equipos antimotines, las armas semiautomáticas, los vehículos blindados y la excesiva demostración de fuerza que antes había usado la policía de Ferguson, apuntó él.“Esa ha sido la gran conmoción, la mayor sorpresa, la respuesta de la policía”, dijo Lawler, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s] (http://www.saint-stephens.info) en Ferguson. “Realmente ha sido intensa, y parece como si hubiera acelerado, más bien que desacelerado, el resolver la manera en que la gente volviera a trabajar junta”.Chester Hines, presidente de la comisión diocesana sobre el desmantelamiento del racismo estaba dirigiendo un taller de formación antirracista en Sikeston, a 233 kilómetros a sur de San Luis, que ya estaba programado “antes de que Ferguson explotara”.Pero él no se mostró sorprendido por los disparos ni por la violencia, “como un resultado de mi propia experiencia con el racismo en esta comunidad durante más de 60 años ahora”, dijo. “La razón por la cual realizo esta labor se debe a mis propias experiencias personales de convivir con el racismo en San Luis”.Y, agregó, que las mismas circunstancias de Ferguson están presentes en otras comunidades. La diferencia consiste en que “Ferguson tiene una población bastante grande de personas de color, que fueron capaces de salirle al paso como comunidad a las fuerzas del departamento de policía. En la mayoría de nuestras comunidades suburbanas las personas de color son realmente una minoría, de manera que en verdad tienen una voz o un impacto muy limitado”. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Wayne Smith, obispo [episcopal] de Misurí desfila el 14 de agosto, junto con clérigos y otras personas, a través del complejo de apartamentos de Canfield Green, donde el joven Michael Brown, de 18 años, fue muerto a tiros el 9 de agosto. Foto de Mike Angell.[Episcopal News Service] La Rda. Teresa Mithen-Danieley confiando en que “probablemente no habría gases lacrimógenos” se llevó consigo a su hija de dos años, Ruby Frances, a la marcha del 14 de agosto en Ferguson, Misurí, para empezar a rehacer la confianza de la comunidad después de que un policía matara a tiros a un adolescente negro desarmado el 9 de agosto y la secuela de violencia que ello tuvo.Junto con el obispo Wayne Smith, de Misurí, ella y otros episcopales se unieron al menos a otras 1.000 personas —clérigos, funcionarios públicos, vecinos y partidarios— en una manifestación en Ferguson de más de 3 kilómetros de largo, en la cual los clérigos se situaron en los perímetros y en los extremos, según dijo Mithen-Danieley.“Quisimos tratar de hacerle claro a cualquiera que quisiera participar en la manifestación y a la policía y al público que este es un acto no violento, y que estábamos todos allí en solidaridad con las personas de Ferguson”.Mientras los manifestantes se acercaban al complejo de Canfield Green, donde el adolescente de 18 años Michael Brown resultó fatalmente herido el 9 de agosto “entrábamos en un valle de casas estilo rancho y uno podía ver que todo el barrio estaba saturado de gases lacrimógenos”, explicó.“Uno podía apreciar en la medida en que usaron los gases lacrimógenos, permeaban toda la zona”, dijo Mithen-Daniely, rectora de la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Tower Grove cerca de San Luis.La agresión a tiros —y el nivel de la violencia policial dirigida a la comunidad predominantemente afroamericana en los días que siguieron— ha reabierto viejas heridas y expuesto dolorosamente las divisiones raciales y económicas en esta comunidad suburbana de San Luis de unos 21.000 habitantes.Y el 15 de agosto, la declaración de la policía en que nombraba al agente que hizo los disparos e identificab a Michael Brown como sospechoso de un robo no cambió nada de eso, según el obispo Smith.“La elección del momento es desafortunada, que la mención de Michael Brown como sospechoso se haya dado a conocer al mismo momento en que se revelaba el nombre del agente”, dijo él a ENS el 15 de agosto. “Simplemente no pareció justo. Es absolutamente una maniobra distractiva en lo concerniente a la agresión policial en sí”.Los efectos persistentes de la violencia espiritual de la justicia racial y económica “no son nuevos para nosotros; es algo que hemos tenido que enfrentar durante mucho tiempo”, añadió Smith quien, en un comunicado en la página web de la diócesis, hizo un llamado a todos los episcopales “especialmente a aquellos cuya raza o cultura les otorga un innato privilegio, lo que se ha puesto de manifiesto, a orar acerca de estas cosas, a aprender humildemente de ellas, y anhelar y laborar en pro de respuestas que promuevan la justicia”. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Racial Justice & Reconciliation Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ferguson, Submit an Event Listing Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comenzar la ardua tarea de la reconciliaciónCongregarse y avanzar constituye un reto a largo plazo, dijo Angell. “Es un problema de racismo sistémico”, afirmó. “Tenemos una crisis en nuestro país que salió a relucir con lo que sucedió con Michael Brown. Es permanente. Tenemos mucho que hacer hoy día y ¿no es la Iglesia exactamente el lugar donde debemos hacerlo?”.La Rda. Teresa Mithen-Danieley convino con él.“Ha habido alguna respuesta inmediata esta semana, y me alegro de eso”, dijo Mithen-Danieley, que creció en Normandy, una comunidad vecina a Ferguson. “Pero quiero un compromiso a largo plazo”, añadió.“Para mí, eso no significa mucho, a menos que la diócesis como un todo y las personas de la diócesis continúen invirtiendo y participando en la justicia económica y la justicia racial a largo plazo en nuestra región. Desafortunadamente, esta tragedia ha ayudado a las personas a ver que hay muchísimas tensiones que han estado ocurriendo a lo largo de toda mi vida, y yo tengo 37”, puntualizó ella.“Espero que sea una oportunidad de llevar esto a toda la Iglesia, cómo la justicia racial y la económica están vinculadas y que esto es un problema a largo plazo que no se va a acabar cuando se acaben las manifestaciones”.Kinman se mostró de acuerdo.“Ahora mismo, está en los medios de prensa, una causa que nos ha exaltado, y eso es importante y está bien. Pero los asuntos con que esto tiene que ver son el poder y el privilegio y la raza y la clase social y ellos han estado presente durante mucho tiempo. Enfrentarse a esto conllevará un empeño sostenido.“Y les corresponderá a las personas con poder y privilegios, y esas constituyen la mayoría de los episcopales blancos y de los sanluiseños blancos; y nos corresponderá educarnos y convertirnos realmente en buenos escuchas y examinar cómo somos llamados a cambiar algunos de estos sistemas que llevaron a la muerte de Michael Brown”.La catedral está sosteniendo conversaciones respecto a formar parte de ese proceso actual educativo “y de restauración, no de restauración hasta el punto donde todo el mundo, de alguna manera, se quede callado otra vez, sino restauración que nos lleve a alcanzar un nivel diferente”, explicó.“Nunca le devolveremos la vida a Michael Brown, pero esto puede redimirse de algún modo”.“No resulta fácil, en momentos como éste, elegir a una parte —a una persona o a un grupo de personas— como completamente buena y a la otra parte como completamente mala, y tenemos que resistir eso a toda costa. Pero, somos llamados a ser embajadores de Cristo y ministros de la reconciliación y tenemos que respaldar a todo el mundo. Tenemos que llamar a todos nosotros a ser esas imágenes de Dios que son nuestra mejor naturaleza.“Esa es la labor a largo plazo de la Iglesia, establecer relaciones de amor y de respeto con todos, de manera que podamos congregarlos a todos y decir escuchémoslos a todos y atendamos lo que Dios nos está llamando a ser”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Emplear ‘el poder del Evangelio’No obstante, a pesar de todo, dijo Lawler, “el poder del Evangelio ha sido palpable”.La despensa de San Esteban está desesperadamente necesitada de reabastecimientos; muchos negocios locales estuvieron cerrados y los vecinos se mostraban renuentes a aventurarse afuera debido a la masiva presencia de la policía, contó él.“No podíamos conseguir alimentos y sabíamos que esta es la época del año cuando la gente tiene que comprar útiles escolares y otras cosas”, dijo. “El lunes habría sido el primer día de clases del distrito escolar.“Las personas ya estaban presionadas económicamente”, añadió. “Es un mes caro”.Pero la respuesta resultó abrumadora, ya que las congregaciones diocesanas, las organizaciones comunitarias y los individuos inundaron la despensa con alimentos y artículos de uso personal. Por ejemplo, dijo Lawler, “hay un hombre que está por temporadas sin hogar, pero pasó y me dio un par de latas de frijoles listos para comer, las cuales yo sé que son probablemente la mitad de la comida que él tiene para el día, si acaso”.“Otro tipo, cuyo hijo se encontraba comprando marihuana en el lugar equivocado a la hora equivocada, y a quien mataron a tiros hace un par de semanas, se apareció con comida, lleno de compasión por la comunidad. Hay un nivel de compenetración que ha estado presente aquí, en medio de todo esto”.La planificación para otras vigilias de oración, manifestaciones y actos también se encuentra en marcha, en tanto la comunidad comienza a hacerle frente a la difícil labor a largo plazo de reconstruir la confianza y emprender la reconciliación.Chuck Wynder, misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal para la justicia y la defensa social dijo que ha estado trabajando estrechamente con sus colegas el Misionero para la Reconciliación Racial, Heidi Kim, y con Alex Baumgarten, que dirige la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia “para ver cómo podemos acompañar a la gente aquí y cómo podemos apoyar a la diócesis y a la comunidad”.“Queremos cerciorarnos de que nuestro testimonio y nuestra defensa social está presente tanto en la localidad como en la Iglesia a nivel denominacional y facilitar nuestra respuesta misional de manera que otras partes de la Iglesia más allá de Ferguson y de la Diócesis de Misurí sepan que la Iglesia está presente en medio de todo esto”, afirmó.El Rdo. Mike Angell que, como misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal para los jóvenes adultos y el ministerio universitario, está radicado en San Luis, dijo que escribió un pliego de preguntas y respuestas para ayudar a los estudiantes universitarios y jóvenes adultos a discutir las ramificaciones de la tragedia de Ferguson. Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ferguson, Misurí: líderes de la Iglesia intentan ayudar a rehacer la confianza de la comunidad Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more


June 20, 2021 0

Casa el Vigilante / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos

first_img Chile Save this picture!© Pablo Casals Aguirre+ 27 Share Architects: RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRUIZSOLAR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarChilePublished on February 28, 2017Cite: “Casa el Vigilante / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos” 28 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?维吉兰特住宅 / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2015 “COPY” Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Arauco, Dellorto, Edyce, Hormigones Transex, VolcanBuilding Company:RUIZSOLAR Ltda.Structural Calculation:Gerardo Fercovic M.Lighting:Matias Ruiz M.Architect In Charge:Matias Ruiz MCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The landscape’s horizon behaves as the limit between two spaces. Vertical lines expressed in solid geometric concrete structures are presented in a simple manner, indicating a timid balance between the full and the empty.  Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreBalance between the public and the private is the concept that guides the whole project’s program. Located in the north-central area of Chile, the project serves the purpose of being a shelter and place for observation of nature’s beauty. A two bedrooms, one restroom and lounge and kitchen space first floor, where its formal and spatial duality sets the stage for the physical expression of the chosen building materials and where reinforced concrete pillars and walls, connected via crystals are the ones in charge of finally delimiting this single ample contemplation space.  Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!PlanBoth bodies are vertically connected by the stairway, over which, and parallel to it, a skylight can be found; the last natural light entrance of the space.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreIn contrast, an opaque single volume second floor, lined with 2×1 wood only connected to the outside by a window on each room, windows which become the evidence of the existence of their corresponding spaces on this floor.  Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreProject gallerySee allShow lessHow MASS Design Group’s Approach to Data Could Save the Architectural ProfessionArticles120 Hours Announces its 2017 Competition Theme, “The Way of the Buyi”Student Competitions Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806249/casa-el-vigilante-ruizsolar-arquitectos Clipboard Casa el Vigilante / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectoscenter_img Casa el Vigilante / RUIZSOLAR ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa el Vigilante / RUIZSOLAR Arquitectos Houses Year:  CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile Photographs:  Pablo Casals Aguirre Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806249/casa-el-vigilante-ruizsolar-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Photographs ArchDailylast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

Construction company donates £1,800 worth of old mobile phones

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 June 2008 | News Shepherd Construction has donated 180 old mobile phones collected from its company headquarters in York and donated them to children’s charity ChildLine. Once recycled, the phones will be worth £1,800 to the charity.The company has also raised an extra £340 so far for ChildLine by donating £1 for every Employee Satisfaction survey that has been returned by staff to the head office.Vaughan Burnand, Shepherd Construction’s chief executive said: “Recycling old mobile phones is a simple, yet effective way for companies to help charities, and therefore it made sense to turn ours into a useful fundraiser for the charity.”www.shepherd-construction.co.uk Construction company donates £1,800 worth of old mobile phoneslast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

Lack of Rain Continues to Stress Indiana Crops

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Lack of Rain Continues to Stress Indiana Crops SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 26, 2013 Topsoil moisture depleted rapidly during the week withonly scattered showers occurring across the state,according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’sNational Agricultural Statistics Service. Irrigationsystems were running full force to try to keep up withthe lack of rainfall. Some corn fields on light, welldrained soils are showing signs of stress because ofthe dry conditions. Soybeans are in need of a goodsoaking rain to help with pod fill. Harvest of processingtomatoes and corn silage has begun in a few areas.Pasture and hay conditions are beginning to deterioratedue to the lack of moisture.Seventy-seven percent of the corn acreage is inthe dough stage compared with 95 percent last yearand 82 percent for the 5-year average. Twenty-twopercent of the corn acreage is in the dent stagecompared with 71 percent last year and 42 percent forthe 5-year average. By area, 23 percent of the cornacreage is in the dent stage in the north, 20% in thecentral region, and 24% in the south. Corn conditionis rated 72 percent good to excellent compared with 10percent last year at this time.Ninety-eight percent of the soybean acreage isblooming compared with 100 percent last year and 98percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-eight percent ofthe soybean acreage is setting pods compared with97 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-yearaverage. Soybean condition is rated 67 percent goodto excellent compared with 23 percent last year. SHARE Previous articleGrains Council Office in Taiwan Celebrates 40 YearsNext articleEthanol Industry Fights Back Against Big Oil Lies Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Lack of Rain Continues to Stress Indiana Crops Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

USDA Announces Millions in Grants to Support School Lunchrooms

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Millions in Grants to Support School Lunchrooms Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 12, 2014 SHARE USDA is supporting schools with 5.5-million dollars in new grants to provide school lunches and breakfasts that give children the nutrition they need to learn and grow. More than 90-percent of schools are successfully meeting new meal nutrition standards – serving meals with more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy, and less sodium and fat. With a focus on implementation of Smarter Lunchroom strategies – a broad toolkit of practices designed to increase consumption of healthier foods and decrease plate waste – the new grants will provide support to schools to help them achieve or continue to meet those standards. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says strategies like Smarter Lunchrooms give schools simple, actionable, low-cost steps that make sure the healthy food on kids’ plates ends up in their stomachs. He says the grants announced Wednesday are part of the department’s ongoing commitment to give states and schools the resources and flexibility they need as they help make the healthy choice the easy choice for America’s youth.The Smarter Lunchrooms movement was developed by Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs with funding from USDA and others. The grants are being released as part of USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative – designed to support state-level child nutrition programs through training and technical assistance. For more information on these grants and upcoming grant-writing webinars – visit www.fns.usda.gov. Look for the Team Nutrition link on the left-hand side of the page. Visit www.grants.gov to apply for the grants.Source: NAFB News Service USDA Announces Millions in Grants to Support School Lunchrooms SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAg Groups to Administration: Reject Japan’s TPP OfferNext articleTolman to Retire as NCGA Chief Executive Officer Andy Eubanklast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

Political journalist beaten up during an election campaign

first_img to go further March 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political journalist beaten up during an election campaign News Organisation RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Reporters Without Borders said it was “completely outraged” by a cowardly assault against political journalist Viktor Naikhin, which local security services had dismissed as an everyday crime.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the prosecutor general and the interior minister to immediately investigate the link to his work, which a number of features of the case pointed to, and “quickly punish those responsible for this act of extreme violence”.Viktor Naikhin, better known under the pseudonym Viktor Baker, correspondent for newspapers Moyo and Komsomolskaya Pravda, was brutally attacked on 8 March 2005, at his home in Voronej, as he was covering municipal and regional elections.Naikhin was contacted on 8 March by a ex-colleague, a former journalist on Gubernia local television, to discuss a topic which he had just finished filming. He arrived with three other people, aged around 30, and suggested filming an aspect of the Voronjeh election campaign. When Naikhin refused, two of them began to beat him viciously and to demand money. They also ordered him to “lay off the deputies” but refused to specify which deputies they were talking about. “To explain it we will have to beat you some more,” they simply said.They beat the journalist for about 40 minutes and left him unconscious and with three broken ribs, concussion and a badly bruised face. He temporarily lost the use of his right hand.They also stole his computer hard disc, his tape recorder, digital camera, mobile phone, credit card and 2,000 roubles.The assailants have still not been traced and police have not questioned Naikhin’s former colleague, who was clearly identified. lire en russe May 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia “Lay off the deputies”, warned assailants who brutally beat journalist Viktor Naikhin, correspondent for Moyo and Komsomolskaya Pravda newspapers, in an attack on him at his home in Voronjeh. Reporters Without Borders expressed outrage at this cowardly assault that left Naikhin with concussion and temporary loss of the use of his right hand. center_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

Grand Opening of the Pepper Tree Music Jam Exhibit at Kidspace

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Grand Opening of the Pepper Tree Music Jam Exhibit at Kidspace The Pepper Tree Music Jam is the First Installation of the New Arroyo Adventure Opening Spring 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 7:22 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! 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The Pepper Tree Music Jam will feature a wide assortment of percussion and wind instruments created from a selection of natural and everyday objects that produce a variety of beautiful sounds. The space has been designed to invite guests to develop an understanding, appreciation, and sensitivity for the music and sounds that are inherent in nature.As a part of the festivities during grand opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, guests can make drums and shakers, participate in drum circles and jam sessions, and enjoy performances from special guests Will Thoren, professional didgeridoo player, on Saturday, November 7, and Kidspace-favorite Rhythm Child on Sunday, November 8. Performances will take place at 2:00 p.m., each day, in the Stone Hollow Ampthitheater. Guests are also welcome to join the museum for the official ribbon cutting at the new exhibit, located in the Kidspace Gardens, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, as well as participating in the very first jam session immediately following.“The opening of the Pepper Tree Music Jam represents the realization of a longtime goal of the museum which is an exhibit experience that brings a permanent musical presence into our gardens,” said Lauren Kaye, Kidspace Assistant Director of Exhibits, “We are eager to see how this space sparks collaboration between children as they find their own beats with nature as their guide.”The installation of the Pepper Tree Music Jam marks the initial stages of construction of the larger gardens enhancement project, Arroyo Adventure, that is set to open in Spring of 2016. Arroyo Adventure will feature 8 brand-new exhibit experiences, including the Pepper Tree Music Jam, that encourage children to connect with nature, engage in adventuresome play, and uncover possibilities between boulders and rocks, mud and sticks, trees and native plantings.“The Pepper Tree Music Jam is a very gratifying first step and is only a small taste of the exciting and wonderful changes coming to the gardens in the next few months,” said Kaye.The Pepper Tree Music Jam is a part of the next stage of the Museum’s exhibit master plan that was created in conjunction with the announcement of The Campaign for the Future of Kidspace in the spring of 2012. This $13 million capital campaign was launched to build new exhibits, upgrade existing learning environments, improve guest amenities, and develop new curriculum and programs. Other campaign improvements to Kidspace include The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest, opened on July 12, 2012, the Imagination Workshop, opened on November 9, 2013, the S. Mark Taper Early Childhood Learning Center, opened on May 22, 2014, and the Kidspace Greenhouse, which opened on March 11, 2015.Additional funding for the Pepper Tree Music Jam was provided, in part, by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, their collective goal is to provide funding to programs that benefit the community through diverse music programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, provide music as a vehicle towards health and healing, offer music education knowing that the study of music enhances other academic subjects, as well as cultural enrichment, and ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences.For more information about the Pepper Tree Music Jam as well as the Arroyo Adventure, please visit www.kidspacemuseum.org or the Kidspace Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KidspaceChildrensMuseum. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

Grant funds for women veterans

first_imgLocal News Pinterest Pinterest TAGSCenter for Women Entrepreneursveterans The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University recently announced its inaugural Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one.Up to $250,000 in grant funds will be awarded in increments of $1,000 to $10,000 to qualified Texas women veterans who are starting or who have existing businesses. It is the CWE’s first grant program aimed specifically at helping veterans and is open to women entrepreneurs throughout Texas.The Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant application must be submitted before 5 p.m. May 14.Winners will be announced on June 12, Women Veterans Day.Grant funding may be used for the purchase of machinery, equipment or technology; acquisition of new inventory or raw materials; purchase and installation of fixtures or display units; property improvements; marketing; or other business-related activity that is aligned with the purpose of the program. Grants cannot be used for wages, salaries and sales tax.Awardees must meet with the center’s small business advisor, veteran mentors and complete a virtual training series hosted by the CWE to receive funding. The course will cover topics related to business plan development, marketing, legal matters, accounting and financing.For more information, FAQs and to apply, visit tinyurl.com/4t4hrrf9. By Odessa American – April 22, 2021 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Previous articleResource FairNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Legislature tries to impede voters’ access to ballot box Odessa American Twitter Grant funds for women veterans Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

HUD’s Carson: Proud to “Move Others up the Ladder”

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Tagged with: 2018 Five Star Government Forum American Enterprise Institute Ben Carson Brian Montgomery Department of the Treasury Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac FHA FHFA Five Star Government Forum HUD Leonard Kiefer Mark Palim peter wallison tendayi kapfidze Yvette Gilmore The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] 2018 Five Star Government Forum American Enterprise Institute Ben Carson Brian Montgomery Department of the Treasury Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac FHA FHFA Five Star Government Forum HUD Leonard Kiefer Mark Palim peter wallison tendayi kapfidze Yvette Gilmore 2018-04-03 David Wharton HUD’s Carson: Proud to “Move Others up the Ladder”center_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / HUD’s Carson: Proud to “Move Others up the Ladder” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 3, 2018 2,382 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: How REO Sales Impact Home Prices Next: Single-Family Rentals on the Rise (l-r) Ed Delgado and Dr. Benjamin CarsonThe 2018 Five Star Government Forum launched at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Tuesday morning with a discussion between United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Benjamin Carson and Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado. Carson told the assembled guests that he was proud of HUD’s work to “empower others and move them up the ladder.” Carson also addressed an issue the industry has been watching closely for months: the nomination of Brian Montgomery, currently Vice Chairman of the Collingwood Group, for the role of Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Montgomery originally appeared before the Senate Banking Committee last fall. However, the Senate went into recess before voting on his nomination. As such, the Banking Committee must now revote on the issue before it goes before the full Senate for a vote. While Carson did not reveal any specific timeline on the Montgomery vote, he did tell Delgado that “We are hoping to add Brian Montgomery to the team soon.”Next up was a second keynote from Peter Wallison, Senior Fellow and Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Wallison formerly served as White House Counsel to the President of the United States, Counsel to the Vice President of the United States, and General Counsel for the United States Department of the Treasury, where he played a significant role in the development of proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry.Peter WallisonWallison told the crowd, “The thought that only federally backed programs can provide 30-year fixed-rate mortgages is a myth.”During the Policy and Regulation Update panel that followed, Yvette Gilmore, VP, Servicer Relationship and Performance Management at Freddie Mac, addressed the lessons learned from last year’s barrage of natural disasters, including hurricanes that swept over Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, as well as the wildfires and mudslides that plagued California. Gilmore told Forum attendees that “Disaster response was about being responsive to our customers.”Following the Policy and Regulation panel, expert speakers assembled for the “Housing Economy in Focus” panel, which delved into economic trends and the state of the market. Mark Palim, Deputy Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, told the crowd that “new home sales are 25 percent below where they should be.”Inventory shortages have been a critical problem in markets across the country in recent months, but LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze told the crowd, “The supply question for new homes is less dire than it is for existing homes.”The panel also addressed another hot topic: getting millennials into the mix and buying homes, something that’s been made difficult for many by the combination of limited housing supply and skyrocketing home prices in many markets.(l-r) Tendayi Kapfidze, Leonard Kiefer, and Mark Palim“Younger adults are not forming households at the same rate as they used to,” said Leonard Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac. According to a recent Freddie Mac report, “the rate of heading a household (headship rate) for young adults in 2016 was down 3.6 percentage points as compared to young adults in 2000. If these young adults had formed households at the rate of the young adults in 2000, then the U.S. would have had 1.6 million additional households in 2016.”“Millennials have the same aspirations toward homeownership,” said Palim. “But they ran into a recession.” (Click here to read an exclusive DS News interview with Palim.)After lunch, Hon. Edward DeMarco, President of the Housing Policy Council, Financial Services Roundtable, delivered another keynote speech in which he addressed issues at the Federal Housing Administration.Topics for the rest of the day include “Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities of the CFPB,” “Expanding Homeownership,” and “HUD and The Future of Housing.” Stay tuned to DS News for more coverage from the 2018 Five Star Government Forum. You can follow along on Twitter by following the hashtag #FSGF18.last_img read more


May 31, 2021 0

Serica Energy receives OFAC license and assurance for Rhum

first_imgThe License may be renewed on application by Serica assuming the conditions continue to be met Serica Energy receives OFAC license and assurance for Rhum. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay. Serica Energy plc (AIM: SQZ) is pleased to announce that it has received a renewed License and secondary sanctions assurance from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) relating to the North Sea Rhum field, in which Serica has a 50% interest. The License and assurance will allow certain U.S. and U.S.-owned or controlled entities and also non-U.S. entities to continue providing goods, services and support to Rhum beyond 31 October 2019; when the current License expires. This will enable operations and production from the Rhum field to continue unaffected. Previously OFAC Licenses have been valid for a period of one year, but in this case OFAC has issued the License for an extended period up to 28 February 2021. The License may be renewed on application by Serica assuming the conditions continue to be met.Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive of Serica Energy, commented:“In production terms during Q2 2019 Rhum was the third largest gas field on the UKCS*. The receipt of the renewed and extended License and assurance is an excellent outcome which protects this valuable British asset.Serica appreciates the support of the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and the relevant departments of the UK Government for its application.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more


May 7, 2021 0