Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ September 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm I am confused. Is the bishop of long island declaring that the merits of immigration policies should not be debated by the American people, or that the church’s right to weigh in on such matters should not be debated? Maybe I read his statement out of context. It’s possible. September 25, 2017 at 2:27 pm It was not an Executive Order, it was a Memo to Homeland Security. No matter what you call it, it was Executive Overreach by Obama. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA.“To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people and their families and run contrary to the faith and moral traditions of our country,” wrote 122 bishops, along with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, 26th Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and 25th Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold. “It is unfair to threaten the well-being of young people who arrived in our country as children through no choice of their own.”The Rev. Richard Witt, executive director of Rural & Migrant Ministries, brought the idea to the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop of the Diocese of Long Island. His diocese is among, if not, the most diverse in the church, in part because Queens, New York is the most diverse county in nation.“The prayer book is in 13 different languages in our diocese,” Provenzano told Episcopal News Service. “This is in defense of the people in our pews and in our neighborhoods.”Starting with Witt and Provenzano, then adding three other bishops, they organized the declaration and after Curry agreed, they sent an email through their list serve to all bishops with a deadline to sign on. It’s unclear the reason some bishops didn’t sign the statement, but if it wasn’t about avoiding controversy, it could have been as simple as not noticing the email in time to make the deadline.“I heard from bishops up until Tuesday morning, and it was submitted to the New York Times Tuesday (Sept. 19) afternoon,” said Denise Fillion, Long Island’s diocesan director of communications. Fillion helped with the final edits on the ad.The bishops said ending DACA without a similar replacement program would force so-called “Dreamers” to “face the future in this country with little access to education and employment, and ultimately, could very well lead to sending them to countries where they did not grow up, have few support structures, may not even speak the language and may be vulnerable to violence and persecution.”“Any of these scenarios, we believe, is cruel,” the bishops wrote.The administration announced Sept. 5 that it would phase out the DACA policy, giving Congress six months to act legislatively to save the program that allowed qualifying undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to remain in the country.President Barack Obama instituted DACA in June 2012 by executive action, giving so-called “Dreamers” the ability to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for work permits.Naysayers might call this is another example of Episcopalians entering into politics too much, said Provenzano. It’s not about politics, although this public stance has “significant implications,” he said.“At times, the teaching and preaching of the gospel can look like it’s making a political statement when it’s really about following the teachings of Jesus. This is what bishops are supposed to do. This is nuts and bolts,” Provenzano said. “It’s not a debatable issue. The kind of protectionism being promulgated in this country is contrary to the gospel.”The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers, Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, issued a statement after the Trump administration’s announcement, vowing to work for immigration reform and to support Dreamers.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, as well as its Episcopal Public Policy Network, has long been engaged in advocacy for “a humane and proportional immigration system,” based on the General Convention’s stance on the issues involved. The office has a collection of resources for advocacy and action on immigration policy, as well as information on current policies and proposed legislation.“In recent years, our congregations throughout the United States have witnessed firsthand the benefits that the young ‘Dreamers’ have brought to our community programs and life,” the bishops wrote. “We have been inspired by, and gained much from, their American spirit. We urge you to enact permanent, meaningful legislation that will protect ‘Dreamers’ and enable these young people to remain a part of our country — which is also theirs.”The complete text of the ad is here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service, as well as a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. M. J. Wise says: Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: September 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm These Episcopal Bishops are like the band playing on as the Titanic sunk. Very sad. Rector Washington, DC Kenneth Knapp says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 September 23, 2017 at 12:20 am We need to protect our Dreamers, first of all, because they are children of God… They are also very valuable members of our American society who are seeking to study, work, and better themselves and our society. Thanks to our Bishops for speaking out about DACA and for calling our elected officials to act justly. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA September 21, 2017 at 8:59 pm DACA is a sad illustration of the danger of relying on the executive branch for immigration policy change. All it took was one unfavorable administration change and the whole thing came clattering down (not that the judicial branch was going to let it linger much longer anyway). Just one of many checks Barack Obama wrote that bounced in the end, probably deluded into thinking he had created the perpetual Democratic presidency and that he had made Congress obsolete. I feel bad for the people who were induced into revealing their information to immigration authorities for nought. 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 The Rev. Victor Conrado says: September 23, 2017 at 11:34 am Do not fear. The death of the Episcopal Church will not come because our Bishops are taking a stand on something “political.” The death of the Episcopal Church and Christianity as a whole will come when we stop actively, courageously caring for people and retreat to the sanctity of our pews and leave the politicizing to those driven to divide and cast the weak out. Our Bishops know whose they are: heirs in baptism of the King of Kings who sought to bring people together and who envisioned a place at the table for all. Our work to protect the young people covered by DACA secures our place along with others in history who made it possible for slavery to end and women to vote. “The Lord is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear?” Ps. 27:1 September 22, 2017 at 10:17 pm To quote Walter Russell Mead from the Feb 2010 issue of the American Interest: “Episcopalians are a tiny minority of the population and the church long ago lost its social power and cachet. The Episcopal church today is in the worst condition it has been since the aftermath of the Revolution; its clergy has visibly failed to keep the church together or prevent its ongoing decline. I’m afraid that the penchant to make political pronouncements proceeds less from a true prophetic vocation than from a nostalgia for a time when it mattered what Episcopal bishops thought. In any case, there is nothing more ridiculous than a proprietor of a failing concern who officiously lectures everyone else on how to manage their affairs. Please, for the sake of what remains of the dignity of your office, give it a rest.” Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad The Very Reverend Tom Callard says: Susan Russell says: September 23, 2017 at 6:04 am ¡Me enorgullece ser Episcopal! Nuestros obispos siguen las acciones de Jesús: abogar por las personas marginadas aún cuando la sociedad crítica sus acciones. El gesto no es para hacerse popular, sino para demostrar lo que es ser verdaderamente cristiano/a según los evangelios y las acciones de Jesucristo. ¡Bravo y bendiciones!Stories like this make me an even prouder Episcopalian. Our Bishops are following the actions of our Lord: to advocate for marginalized peoples despite the criticism from religious and secular society. Their support is not to win a popularity contest, it is a demonstration of the Christian values that Jesus taught in the Gospels through his own actions. People of limited Christian understanding may call the bishop’s statement political, I invite you to study the Gospels with a prayerful mind and heart, their response is an act of Christian justice. Our Bishops are indeed following Christ’s mandate, all Christians must do the same. Bravo bishops! Richard Basta says: September 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm President Trump is doing the right thing. He is forcing Congress to act and work within our laws to help these DACA children become U.S. citizens. M. J. Wise says: September 22, 2017 at 10:10 am If we do nothing, the Church, itself, will be in trouble. September 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm DACA is one of those signs of hope that we need to celebrate, especially when lives are changed and new opportunities are created for our New Generation [email protected] I have witnessed this change in action and the benefits of a life fully changed and engaged in the political and social conversations that we are invited to attend. President Obama felt the need to do something to get the conversation started. I appreciate the statement on DACA from our bishops. I hope their words are followed now by parish / conversation level conversations on what it means to give hope to someone. Let us stay at the table and continue with this effort. Submit a Press Release September 25, 2017 at 11:51 am We would not have a DACA problem if those in the congress who believe in open borders would change the laws with regards to immigration. Why does not the dem leadership propose bills to eliminate our current immigration laws and allow those who want to come here immediate admission? This is what they believe and what is in their hearts. Answer is that the dems know that they would not get re-elected. Most real Americans need and want immigration laws that all civilized nations have including mexico. The dems in congress know that they can’t push their agenda into law cuz they won’t get re-elected. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL September 23, 2017 at 11:40 am Amen… Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Immigration, The Rev. Dr. Albert Cutie says: Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: Jeannette Giese says: September 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm Speaking out on issues of the day is a long Christian tradition. The conservatives do it all the time. Pat Robertson, Jim Baker, and that ilk. As for quoting the Bible, the conservative have not problem in selectively using Scripture to back many of their brand of Christianity. About 2000 years ago, a wise Jewish person was asked what the two most important statements were in the Torah, he replied, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. Then he added, everything else is commentary. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Liz Benage says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Doug Desper says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Children, Lorenzo Lebrija says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA September 23, 2017 at 7:58 am It would seem my church of seventy-seven years has once again crossed the line of the broad interpretation of Jesus saying ” Render unto Caesar those things which are Caesar’s…….”. This statement was surely meant to signify the separation between the provincial authorities of Church and State. Would the Church be tolerant and understanding if the Federal Government began weighing in on the policies of the Episcopal Church? I rather doubt it. Submit an Event Listing Kenneth Knapp says: By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Amy SowderPosted Sep 21, 2017 Featured Events Donald w. Mudra says: The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: September 22, 2017 at 10:59 am The word in the first sentence above was ment to be comforting, not conforming and later another word should have been were not we’re. I really do like spell checkers most of the time. September 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm > it was to exercise the Jewish / Christian ethic of welcoming and caring for the foreigners in our land (although the Dreamers are foreigners only in a legal context).Of course, as Episcopalians, it is always our duty to welcome all. I certainly would turn tail on any church where I was asked for my papers, and I’m sure you would too. But, as Thomas Jefferson once said (more or less), the United States Government is not based, modeled, or founded upon, in any sense, the Christian religion. Given that official disestablishment nearly killed the Episcopal Church, I would think an Episcopalian would be first to realize that. Mr. Obama induced immigrants who he knew were not here legally to reveal detailed information to immigration authorities with promises he could not keep and, frankly, should have known he could not keep. Shame on him and those who cheered on such an unprudential and irresponsible scheme. P.J. Cabbiness says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Donald Trump, September 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm You should be careful with OT proof texts. You might not like everything that the OT “proves.” September 26, 2017 at 9:57 pm DACA was against the law. The Executive branch of our government enforces the law. Pres. Obama couldn’t get the Congress to make law concerning DACA so Pesident Obama made the law. President Trump has given Congress 6 months to come up with legislation for the Dreamers. Not throw them out of the country. We shall see what happens, but President Trump has done what is within his power under the law. CHECK the school districts in your area. Are they teaching Civics? For those who may not know, because it hasn’t been taught for a while, Civics was a requirement to graduate from High School!! Civics is the study of how our government works. I’d be willing to bet that it is NOT being taught, nor is it a requirement. There are good teachers out there , like my husband, but there are teachers who want to dumb down our children’s education. Pay attention. It is our future here. Yes, we need to help people, but without borders and law it is Chaos. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET September 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm Jesus stood with the marginalized then the church, the body of Christ stands with the marginalized now. GRACIAS, bishops for leading the way to be Christ in the world. Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: September 22, 2017 at 10:53 am Selective memory of even recent history may be conforming for those selecting those items that fit their world view; but they are seldom accurate. It is important to remember that that a majority of legislators in the Republican party vowed to obstruct ANYTHING that President Obama proposed and we’re often successful in those attempts. Therefor the President used what tools he had at his disposal to do the right, moral, and humane thing, in this case his executive order for DACA. His objective was not to make “… Congress obsolete” it was to exercise the Jewish / Christian ethic of welcoming and caring for the foreigners in our land (although the Dreamers are foreigners only in a legal context). The Dreamers are really the children of this country, and when have we started rejecting our children? Kjell Johansen says: Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Ernie Hammel says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. September 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm Separation of church and state. Rector Bath, NC Norman Hutchinson says: Norman Hutchinson says: Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC September 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm Proud of bishops taking their leadership on this important issue into the public arena … an awesome antidote to the increasing irrelevance of the church to the world. (See also attendance figures noted above.)As for the “stay out of politics” critique … this isn’t politics in the partisan sense — which we should stay out of. This is preaching the political implications of an ancient imperative of our historic faith. Need proof texts? Gotcha covered:Exodus 22:21 You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.Exodus 23:9 You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.Leviticus 19:33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.Leviticus 24:22 You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen: for I am the Lord your God.Numbers 15:16 You and the alien who resides with you shall have the same law and the same ordinance.Deuteronomy 1:16 I charged your judges at that time: “Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien.Deuteronomy 24:20-21 When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.Deuteronomy 27:19“Cursed be anyone who deprives the alien, the orphan, and the widow of justice.” All the people shall say, “Amen!”Jeremiah 7:4-12 Do not trust in these deceptive words: “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord.”For if you truly amend your ways and your doings, if you truly act justly one with another, if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own hurt, then I will dwell with you in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your ancestors forever and ever.Zechariah 7:10 Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.Malachi 3:5 Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be swift to bear witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired workers in their wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the alien, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Joel Marcus Johnson, Ret’d. says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group September 23, 2017 at 12:46 am PS — Abd then there’s Matthew 25:40. For what it’s worth. Submit a Job Listing Faith & Politics, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Daniel Velez says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Dn. Dorothy Royal says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN David Horwath says: September 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm Two concepts are disappearing from the American, and I fear religious, moral ethos. First is the principle of refuge, of accepting persons, and their children, who have fled the prospect of death or ruin in their native lands. Second is mere history, especially those chapters in which this nation has precipitated horrors in Central America causing such refugees to flee. Considering that the vast majority of DACA candidates are from these nations, let us review those chapters in which for the sake of cheap bananas in mid-century and later cheap illegal drugs, the United States in the former instance walked in lock step with those dictatorships, and in the latter our permissiveness has ruined countless millions of Central American families of their lands and homes, not to mention our own domestic drug crisis. Much of my vocation has been dedicated to assisting such refugees in the sacramental life of the Church, so that I am most intimate to their life stories in the real as opposed to abstract sense. We make hypocrites of ourselves when at Christmas we sing “Jesus our brother, kind and good,” but then make an orphan of the Holy Infant the day after, that is, refusing to bless those others like Him, also “born in a stable rude.” And so I say Amen with the brother bishops of The Episcopal Church. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Very Rev. Albert Cutié says: September 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm Perhaps Bishop Provenzano should start by asking himself why the Diocese of Long Island has had a 27% drop in Average Sunday Attendance. Perhaps the Bishop should concentrate on his own flock rather than impose his cultural views and thought police on the rest of us. September 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm The activism to preserve DACA seems like talking points in need of an issue. Trump and the Congress have all stated that people will not be displaced who are here actually living according to DACA and immigration expectations: job/school, gainful, crime-free, etc. The 6 month period to write a durable law to take the place of a dictate has to occur. Do people ever read the Constitution or our laws before opening up their cans of perpetual outrage? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ September 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm The death of the Episcopal Church will come when its members walk out. September 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm I see our pews thinning out even more. We are a country of laws, we have a Congress, not a dictator. Trump did right by reversing an illegal executive memo and sending DACA to Congress. If Obama would have taken that route this wouldn’t be happening now. The 5th Circuit, as well as the US Supreme Court, would have struck Obama’s memo down as unconstitutional and the DACA kids would be deported. Trump actually gave them a second chance. Susan be careful quoting scripture out of historic context to make a point, it may come back and bite you. September 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm The Nazis were “children of God” as well. Beware of the trap you are walking into. These type arguments do nothing but divide. I would suggest you admonish people to follow the laws and obey them. Our laws are what wholes us together. You should have spoke up when Obama sent the DACA Memo to Homeland Security and bypassed Congress. Don’t tell me you care about the Dreamers if you kept silent. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR House of Bishops, Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (30) Charles B. Allen II says: last_img read more

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first_img Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465005/jellyfish-house-wiel-arets-architects Clipboard Jellyfish House / Wiel Arets ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJellyfish House / Wiel Arets Architects Architects: Wiel Arets Architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Jan BitterPhotographs:  Jan Bitter Design Team:Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Lars Dreessen, Dennis Villanueva, Carlos BallesterosCollaborators:Paul Draaijer, William Fung, Johannes KapplerConsultants:West 8, ABT BV, Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.City:MarbellaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465005/jellyfish-house-wiel-arets-architects Clipboard Year:  Year:  Area:  650 m² Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Save this picture!© Jan Bitter+ 24 Share Save this picture!© Jan Bitter Located in Marbella, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Jellyfish House’s neighboring buildings block its view onto the nearby sea. Appropriately, it was chosen to cantilever the house’s pool from its roof, so that the beach and sea can always be seen while sunbathing or swimming. The house is organized around two paths of circulation: a ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ set of stairs, which intertwine and traverse the house’s four levels of living. Save this picture!Sections AA, BB The ‘fast’ stair leads from the exterior directly to the roof; it is enclosed in glass, which physically separates it from the house’s interior, yet it is simultaneously open to the exterior elements, so that sand is not brought into the house when returning from the beach. The ‘slow’ stair whose long treads and short risers lend it its name spans the entire length of the house, from ground floor main entry to roof; it is indoors yet also open to the exterior elements, further amplifying the house’s capacity for ‘interiority’. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter The house’s rooftop pool is cantilevered 9 m southwest toward the Sierra Blanca mountain range in the distance–and weighs nearly 60,000 kg. Equipped with an infinity edge, its water merges with the sea in the distance. This pool has a glass-bottom floor and a panoramic window at its interior facing edge, both of which are 6 cm thick; the latter allows those in the kitchen to voyeuristically view those swimming, while a third window affords those in the kitchen a glimpse of the living room, whose terrace extends under the cantilevered pool. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter The searing Spanish sun constantly filters through the pool’s glass wall and floor, creating ripples of iridescent turquoise reflections throughout the entire house. As such, the pool can be seen and experienced from nearly all areas of the house. Integrated within the pool is an underwater bench, which traces its length and also integrates a pool cover, so that it is out of sight when the pool is in use. Five bedrooms are located throughout the house, with two guest bedrooms situated on the basement level that face outward and onto an extensive private terrace for the exclusive use of guests. As the ‘slow’ stair leads from the main entry to the guest bedrooms below, this area of the house is able to function as a separate entity. The kitchen is strung along the southern façade of the house’s first floor, with all secondary appliances built-into an adjacent and perpendicular hallway. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter The first floor is also the location of the sauna and steam bath. A small service elevator also allows, for instance, food and drink to be brought from the kitchen, or any other floor, up to the rooftop pool and terrace. This roof terrace features an oversized and custom designed concrete table with an adjoining bench, which is contiguous to an angular chair for reclining while sunbathing. The house’s structure is composed of poured in place white-concrete, supported by one column at the right-rear edge of its pool, and several smaller columns near the rear-dining terrace. All non concrete walls were constructed with glazing, which allows sunlight to permeate the house. Multiple bedroom closets, whose obverse faces the ground floor hallway, are finished in translucent glazing to compound this sunlight diffusing strategy. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter Oversized and accordion like folding panels of translucent glazing adjoin each dining or entertaining space, which, when opened, essentially expands the house’s numerous areas of living by nearly doubling their size. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter All of the house’s audio video equipment such as its countless Bose speakers are recessed into its ceilings and walls, which allows them to disappear within their context little noticed. Lighting illuminates all corridors and staircases, as well as underwater within the pool, ensuring the rippling effects of its reflections that shimmer through its glass floor and wall can also be experienced throughout the house at night. Save this picture!© Jan Bitter Taking full advantage of the ever present Spanish sun, the Jellyfish House is an avant-garde expression of luxurious living; as most of its façades can be opened, and as its staircases are mainly outdoor, the house’s ever shifting boundaries between inside and outside are curiously blurred. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Business of the Arts Advertisement The relationship between business and the arts is explored tonight by theatre administrator Kate Mosse on BBC Radio 4 at 20.00. This is the first of two programmes. 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2000 | News read more

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first_imgTravel company HostelBookers is to donate £10,000 to one of three charities, British Red Cross, Oxfam or WWF, and it is asking the public to vote for the one that should receive the donation.It is inviting its customers “and travellers around the world” to choose the lucky charity. The charity with the most votes gets the donation.To vote individuals first need to ‘like’ one of HostelBookers pages on Facebook: there are six in different languages. Voting ends at 00:00 GMT on 22 June 2011.www.hostelbookers.com/charity 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. HostelBookers to donate £10,000 by public vote Howard Lake | 2 June 2011 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Digital Facebooklast_img read more

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Joint statement about Mazen Darwish and the court cases against SCM activists

first_img News to go further March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Yesterday, on May 29, 2012, seven employees of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) and one SCM visitor were summoned to stand on trial at a military court in Damascus. They have been charged with “possessing prohibited materials with the intent to disseminate them”. However, at the start of the court hearings, the judge decided to postpone the trial until June 25, because the Air Force Intelligence Service had failed to notify whether SCM Director Mazen Darwish would appear as a witness.This trial fits in a pattern of censorship and repression against journalists, media workers, bloggers and activists who defend freedom of expression in Syria. Our organisations consider that the charges against them are politically motivated.We, the undersigned human rights organizations express our concerns about the personal safety of SCM Director Mazen Darwish. Therefore, we have kindly requested His Excellency Mr Kofi Annan and his team to visit Mazen Darwish during this visit to Syria, and get first hand information about his health situation.We call for the immediate release of Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghareer, Abdelrahman Hamada, Mansour Al-Omari and Hani Zetani – the five people who remain in incommunicado detention in the Air Force Intelligence (AFI) detention centre without any charges, as well as the release of Bassam Al-Ahmad, Joan Farso, Ayham Ghazzoul, Yara Bader, Razan Ghazzawi, Mayadah Al-Khaleel, Sana Zetani and Hanadi Zahlout, who will stand on trial on June 25, 2012.We express our our solidarity with these media activists and urge the judge to observe rigorously all the guarantees of a fair trial in accordance with international standards. Trial against SCMOn February 16, 2012, the Air Force Intelligence (AFI) conducted a raid at the premises of SCM in Damascus during which they arrested 16 persons, including its Director Mazen Darwish. Seven of them were conditionally released on March 18, 2012, and had to report to the AFI detention centre every day for further interrogation. The others were kept in detention, some of them incommunicado.On April 22, 2012, the Military Prosecutor in Damascus informed eight of the 16 initially arrested that they would be prosecuted by a military court for “possessing prohibited materials with the intent to disseminate them”, a criminal offense that is punishable by six months of imprisonment under Article 148 of the Criminal Code. These eight people would stand on trial yesterday, May 29. They are Bassam Al-Ahmad, Joan Farso and Ayham Ghazzoul (who were still detained on April 22) and Yara Bader, Razan Ghazzawi, Mayadah Al-Khaleel, Sana Zetani and Hanadi Zahlout (who were released on bail on March 18 and again detained on April 22). Mrs Zahlout is not a SCM staff member, but was a visitor to the centre on February 16.Meanwhile, five other activists are still in held incommunicado in the AFI detention centre in Al-Mazzeh, Damascus. These are Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghareer, Abdelrahman Hamada, Mansour Al-Omari and Hani Zetani. They have not been charged so far, but since their arrest on February 16 they have been denied access to their lawyers. Mazen Darwish and Hussein Ghareer are in solitary detention. Mazen Darwish has been subjected to torture and ill-treatment.The undersigned international NGOs had organized an observation mission, composed of lawyers from the region. We have decided to cancel this observation mission, because we could not sufficiently guarantee the personal safety of these observers under the current high tension circumstances in Damascus. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Help by sharing this information Suppression of freedom of expression This trial fits in a pattern of censorship and repression against professional journalists, media workers, citizen journalists (bloggers) and media activists who defend freedom of expression in Syria. Syria is one of the most unsafe countries for them, with the highest number of killings. Since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011 several journalists and media activists have been killed. They have been executed, killed by car bombs or tortured to death. A horrible example is Khaled Mahmoud Kabbisho, who was arrested on April 17 and whose head was crushed by a tank of governmental troops. Three days earlier, the body of citizen journalist Alaa Al-Din Hassan Al-Douri was delivered at his family’s home. There was evidence that he had been tortured to death. Citizen journalist Mohammed Abdelmawla Al-Hariri is now handicapped as a result of torture. At least 31 professional journalists, citizen journalists and media activists are currently detained by the Syrian authorities. This includes the staff of SCM who are still detained. RSF_en May 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Joint statement about Mazen Darwish and the court cases against SCM activists News News March 12, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria SignatoriesCairo Institute for Human Rights StudiesEuro-Mediterranean Human Rights NetworkFront Line DefendersHivosInternational Media SupportObservatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders(a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT))Reporters Without BordersSamir Kassir Foundation (SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom) Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

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One journalist released, four sentenced

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Soheil Assefi but points out that nine other journalists are in jail in Iran – the Middle East’s biggest prison for members of the profession. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of journalist Soheil Assefi, who spent more than two months in preventive detention in Tehran’s Evin jail, but stressed the poor state of press freedom in Iran where four other journalists have been given jail terms and a daily paper shut down.Assefi, a contributor to a number of publications and websites, was freed on 6 October 2007 after paying bail of 100 million Tumen (about 80,000 Euros). He had been held in custody at Evin jail since 4 August 2007.His family had been denied the right to visit him and were very concerned about his health. He is still facing prosecution for “publishing false news likely to disturb public opinion.”“While we welcome the release of Soheil Assefi, we call for all charges against him to be dropped,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He joins a long list of journalists who have recovered their freedom of movement but not the right to express themselves. When freed on bail, they have no choice but to self-censor and to keep a low profile to that the security services will forget about them”.“Moreover, nine other journalists are still imprisoned, some of whom are still awaiting trial,” the organisation pointed out.The first chamber of the Sanandaj court in Kurdistan sentenced Ako Kurdnasab, of the weekly Karfto, to three years in prison for “espionage” under Article 501 of the Islamic criminal code on 20 September 2007. Intelligence ministry agents arrested him at the paper’s headquarters on 21 July and he has since been held in Sanandaj prison with no right to receive visits.Journalists on the weekly Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan (banned since 2004), Ejlal Ghavami, imprisoned in another case since 9 July 2007, and Jahangir Hashami, were given a two-year suspended prison sentence and fined 50,000 Tumen (40 Euros) for “publishing false news”. The judge at the first chamber of the Sanandaj court initially decided to sentence them to 100 days in prison but revised his judgement.Bahaman Ahamadi Amoee, of the daily Sarmayeh, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and two years probation on 26 September 2007 by the 13th chamber of the Tehran revolutionary court for “taking part in an illegal demonstration”, “acting against national security” and “publicity against the Islamic Republic”.He was arrested on 22 June 2006, while covering a major women’s demonstration in the capital. Handing down his verdict, the judge criticised him for signing several petitions in favour of free expression, including one calling for the release of US journalist Jill Carroll who had been detained in Iraq in 2006. A court in Tehran on 15 September 2007 confirmed the closure of the reformist daily Golestan-é-Iran (Garden of Iran), which was suspended in 2004, for putting out articles which were “lying and hostile to the Islamic regime” and “offending against decency”. The newspaper’s editor, Frozan Assafi Nakhei, was handed down a two-year professional ban. March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News News October 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist released, four sentenced RSF_en News June 9, 2021 Find out more News February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020last_img read more

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Fannie Mae: Expect Housing Expansion Next Year Despite Persistent Headwinds

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Economic Forecast Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-12-15 Brian Honea Tagged with: Economic Forecast Fannie Mae Housing Market U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae: Expect Housing Expansion Next Year Despite Persistent Headwinds Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 12/16/2015 Next: Summit Valuations Unveils a New Website for 2016 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Brian Honea Soft economic growth in Q4 to this point has done nothing to change Fannie Mae’s forecast for economic growth forecast for 2016, as current economic conditions suggest that that a long-anticipated increase in the federal funds target rate will be announced Wednesday afternoon, according to Fannie Mae’s December 2015 Economic Outlook released Tuesday.Despite persistent economic headwinds, Fannie Mae’s Economic &Strategic Research (ESR) Group is predicting real GDP growth at a rate of 2.2 percent for the entire year of 2015 in its December forecast. The rate of GDP growth is expected to rise to 2.4 percent for 2016. Both numbers are consistent with the ESR Group’s prior forecasts. Real consumer spending is expected to pick up in 2016 after slowing in Q4 amid a tightening labor market and declining gasoline prices, which the ESR group expects will offset some of those persistent headwinds.Other factors that remain downside risks to growth include the possibility of a sharp slowdown in China and other emerging market economies, a further rise in the dollar, and geopolitical turmoil, according to the ESR Group.“After a year of modest improvement, we continue to believe economic growth will close out 2015 at 2.2 percent before gaining momentum early in 2016,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “Overall conditions suggest the Fed will begin to raise the fed funds rate at the December Federal Open Market Committee meeting, but we don’t expect the financial markets to experience any sizable shocks as a result.”While the ESR group expects home sales to remain subdued for the near term, they noted that private residential construction has been strong in Q4 and that housing demand is up headed into 2016. The result will be an increase in total home sales for the year, according to the ESR Group.“The rebound in purchase applications suggests that sales will gain momentum in the first quarter after retreating slightly in the current quarter,” Duncan said. “For all of 2016, total home sales are projected to rise 3.9 percent. We believe that further easing of mortgage lending standards will combine with a positive household formation outlook to help the housing sector expand.”The lack of housing inventory this year has been more problematic for the existing home market, according to the ESR Group. The drop in for-sale inventory of 4.5 percent in October was the largest in two years, and only twice this in 2015 did for-sale inventory increase on a year-over-year basis. One reason for the thin existing home inventory is that institutional investors are taking advantage of the high demand for rent by holding housing units as rentals.“We do not expect the inventory crunch to ease substantially next year, and the situation could get worse if geographic mobility declines or if homeowners are locked in with low interest rate mortgages in a rising rate environment,” the ESR Group said in its report.Despite volatility in the market this year, home sales are poised to have their best year since 2007 with an increase of 7.4 percent up to 5.8 million units.Click here to view the Fannie Mae ESR Group’s site, which contains all the December 2015 data. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 15, 2015 1,240 Views Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Expect Housing Expansion Next Year Despite Persistent Headwinds Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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Haunted history walking tours return to Downtown Ithaca

first_img Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — Care for some chilling tales as Halloween draws closer? Ithaca has a number of spooky stories in its past — from unexplained murders to lingering spirits — and local residents can learn all about them as the History Center’s haunted history walking tours return this week.The Ithaca Heritage Tour is presented by the History Center in Tompkins County and will be led by Tompkins County Heritage Ambassador Sherri La-Torre. The tours will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19 and 25 and 26.• Related: Remembering spooky stories of Ithaca’s past Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Tagged: halloween, haunted history, history center in ithaca “Today Ithaca is known for its gorges, education, food, vibrant cultural scene, and its diverse population… but this was not always the case. Downtown Ithaca holds colorful narratives of past people and events. What spirits and memories linger? The tales might be chilling as death, murder, jealousy, insanity, and accidents are recalled. Be attentive and watchful,” the History Center states.The tour begins at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, 110 N. Tioga St., Ithaca.Tickets cost $10 and are free for children ages 7 and under with an adult. Learn more and find tickets online here. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

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Window of house smashed on outskirts of Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – April 6, 2021 Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A window of a house has been smashed on the outskirts of Letterkenny. The incident happened at Doon Glebe, Newmills, Letterkenny on Sunday between 1.05pm and 1.15pm.The front window of the property was smashed with a rock.Anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has information that would help further the investigation are being asked to contact Gardaí in Letterkenny.center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Window of house smashed on outskirts of Letterkenny Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFocus on seafood’s importance to Donegal’s economyNext articleCables cut at house in Letterkenny News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Pinterestlast_img read more

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Where the wild things are not

first_img Book Nook to reopen Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories After all, the only money that I ever needed was 25 cents for the Saturday picture show. Twenty-five cents would get me the feature picture show, which was usually a cowboy one, the serial, a cartoon, a bag of popcorn and a “co-cola” in a paper cup.And for that same quarter, we would get the “notion” for what we would play all week long – cowboys and Indians, Superman, Batman and Robin, Tarzan, Jane and Boy, outer space, cavalry …just whatever. We played out the picture show.Two dimes and a nickel was the need. Everything else was free. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Where the wild things are not By Jaine Treadwell The best things in life are free.That’s what Mama said.And, in my young life, I had no reason to doubt her. On the way to the plum trees, we had to pass the lonely grave of an ol’ Indian.Daddy had told me about him one day when we were walking through the pasture to see a newborn calf.“What’s that?” I asked pointing to the long concrete slab.“An ol’ Injun,” Daddy said.My blood ran cold.I knew it! I knew it! A grave … an Injun grave. A real live, dead Injun!But with all the arrowheads that we had found in the pasture, I should have guessed it. My imagination went on a wild goose chase. Oh, the ways that Injun could have died. Rustlers could have done it or the cavalry when it rode through or maybe the Apaches cause they were mean Injuns. Or maybe a bear.I imagined him to be a good Injun because he had a gravestone so I’d put clover and honeysuckle on his grave.It was some years later that I realized I had misunderstood Daddy. What he had actually said was “an ol’ engine.”But in my cowboy-frame of mind I heard “Injun.” And, so it was.Well, I strayed from what I was talking about … the plum trees.Back when I was growing up, there would be a summer cloud bust about mid-afternoon almost every day. And, when the plums were ripe, there was no more welcome sound than the rumble of thunder and no prettier sight than lightning dancing across the sky.I’d go in the house, sit in front of the oscillating fan and eat wild plums and read funny books until my heart’s content.The reason that I was thinking about the best things in life being free and plum trees being among them was that “there just ain’t no more of ’em.”Spraying along the highway has killed everything except the kudzu. The blackberries are gone, too. The good, free things are “plum” gone.But there’s no harm in keeping a lookout for ’em… or wishing for ’em. No harm at all.center_img When the final school bell rang in May, we were free to play all summer long.And, nobody organized a thing for us. We played on our own. We invented things, created things, discovered things, got “into” things. We knew the real meaning of “Play On” and we did, from sunup until sundown and on into the night while the grownups sat on the porch and talked.Some of the best free things of life were found in the pasture behind our house. In early summer, the wild plum trees, along the fencerow, were filled with the reddest, juiciest plums in the world.We climbed the fence to reach the plums on the highest branches. We picked high and we picked low and filled our buckets to the brim. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 21, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Fashion inspiration from new experiences You might think the wheel is the best invention ever. I disagree. It’s maternity pants. I never understood until this… read more Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

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