Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest La cuadra delimitada por las calles Séptima, Octava, Trinidad y Neches, y que cuenta con un parqueadero comercial, había sido adquirida por la Iglesia Episcopal en 2009 con el objetivo final de construir un edificio que alojara los archivos nacionales. La buena gestión de este parqueadero generó un ingreso mayor cada año lo cual aumentó el valor de la cuadra 87.En el 2017, la Iglesia seleccionó a Cielo Property Group como socio en este desarrollo inmobiliario para que incluyera espacio del terreno para los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal y un proyecto aledaño de uso mixto. A comienzos de 2018, la Iglesia y la constructora recibieron el visto bueno del municipio a la petición de que la ciudad renunciara a un callejón que entrecruzaba la cuadra realzando así el valor de la propiedad y allanando el camino para que el proyecto de uso mixto sea construido.En su reunión de abril de 2018, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal recibió una actualización sobre el Proyecto Archivos. “En ese momento, el liderazgo de la Iglesia acordó que nuestra decisión de proseguir de manera estratégica con el desarrollo de este lote dio como resultado un significativo incremento de su valor” dijo el Rdo. canónigo Lang Lowrey III, consejero de la Iglesia. “Si bien la intención originalmente fue crear un nuevo hogar para los Archivos en este lugar, la valorización de la propiedad y el uso del ingreso del parqueadero para reducir las obligaciones financieras presentaban una inesperada oportunidad. Es decir, vender la propiedad y con el producto de la venta buscar otros lugares y así agilizar la construcción de los Archivos”.“Esta transacción es un acontecimiento positivo” dijo el obispo presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry. “Amplía las oportunidades de la Iglesia y crea nuevas posibilidades para abordar las necesidades archivísticas de la iglesia”.“La venta de este lote a CPG Block 87, LP replantea nuestra estrategia de obtener un nuevo hogar para los Archivos” dijo Mark Duffy, director de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Construir un edificio en la cuadra 87 de Austin requería una donación considerable para financiar los gastos operativos. El tener acceso al aumento del valor de nuestra propiedad a través de esta venta nos ofrece flexibilidad para poder seguir adelante con opciones diferentes para los Archivos en el siglo XXI”.Los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal son el repositorio oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal que incluyen la Convención General, La Sociedad Doméstica y Extranjera, las organizaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, y los documentos personales de sus líderes.Los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal pueden consultarse en: https://www.episcopalarchives.org/ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 La Iglesia Episcopal vende propiedad en Austin El producto de esta venta agilizará el nuevo proyecto Archivos Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing La Iglesia Episcopal ha anunciado la venta en su totalidad de la cuadra 87 en Austin, Texas a CPG Block 87, LP una Sociedad Comanditaria tejana el 14 de diciembre de 2018. 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Photographs Projects Save this picture!© SongYuSub+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Year: Architects: Simplex Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: SongYuSubSave this picture!© SongYuSubText description provided by the architects. Mapo-gu, Hapjeong-dong is undergoing many changes. Dangin-ri Power Plant, the first thermal power plant in Korea, has been responsible for supplying power to the city for more than 80 years. In the 2000s, due to the aging of the generator and to enhance the cityscape of Seoul, the city decided to underground the power plant and create a park above. Due to these changes, the area near the Dangin-ri power plant gradually underwent the process of gentrification, and many of the residential buildings in this area, which had low land prices, have been transformed into commercial spaces.Save this picture!© SongYuSubSave this picture!DiagramHapjeong 359-18 was remodeled in this background. The existing building, which was composed of three floors, was a residential building. The first floor was rented and the second and third floors were used by the owner. The client bought the building and changed it to a commercial building in accordance with the changing trend of Hapjongdong, so as to rent it to restaurants, cafes and offices. In addition, the building was built of brick and had to undergo a lot of structural reinforcement for remodeling.Save this picture!© SongYuSubThe existing building had a door on the right side of the entrance to be used by the tenant on the first floor, and a doorway used by the owner and an indoor staircase to the second and third floors were located on the front. Especially, the stairs going up from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor were too steep and had to be changed with proper stairs. This building was expanded to four story building and the stairway position was changed outwards, allowing independent entry from outside stairs to each floor, thereby maximizing the visual exposure of each floor. In addition, the fourth floor which is connected with the interior stairs from the third floor has a separate roof terrace that provides a view towards the newly constructed Dangin-ri Park.Save this picture!© SongYuSubThe existing building was originally cladded with red brick. While the south, north, and west elevations that have little visual exposure from the main access road were painted white to minimize the construction cost, the east elevation which is the main façade was cladded with white stucco, contrasting with the black steel frame of the window.Save this picture!© SongYuSubProject gallerySee allShow lessOrgeval Community Center and Event Space / f+f architectesSelected ProjectsQingli Hotel / Elsedesign + DPDSelected Projects Share 2017 “COPY” Hapjeong 359 18 / Simplex ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHapjeong 359 18 / Simplex Architecture Hapjeong 359 18 / Simplex Architecture CopyAbout this officeSimplex ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationHapjeong-dongSouth KoreaPublished on July 18, 2018Cite: “Hapjeong 359 18 / Simplex Architecture” 17 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News RSF_en Organisation News News Reporters Without Borders demonstrated in support of 23 journalists imprisoned in Cuba at the human rights square in Paris on 1st December 2006, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the start of the cuban Revolution.Twenty-three cages were placed in Trocadero Square, each holding a masked inmate, clad in prison dress. Each cage bore the journalist’s name, media, sentence and the reasons for their imprisonment.The demonstration was attended by Cuban exiles, including dissident journalists, and drew journalists from the French and foreign press.“The 50th anniversary, on 2 December 2006, of the landing in Cuba of the ship Granma, closes five days of celebrations for the 80th birthday of Fidel Castro, forced to hand over to his brother Raúl on 31 July for health reasons. This celebration was due to coincide with his return to power, compromised by his state of health. Whether or not the ‘Líder Máximo’ resumes his role as head of state, Cuba remains the world’s second largest prison for the press,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.“Twenty-three journalists are paying with their freedom for having tried to inform the public, outside the control of the state.”“The Cuban government would earn respect by releasing them, as it did on 20 November by freeing one of their colleagues. We hope that foreign dignitaries, particularly European, invited to the ceremonies in Havana, will relay this request. Cuba, which on 11 September 2006 took over the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement, should fulfil the promises which it made that day in respect of human rights,” the organisation added.Twenty of the 27 journalists who were arrested in the March 2003 crackdown are still being held in prison, including the Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent, Ricardo González Alfonso. Mostly accused of being “mercenaries in the service of a foreign power”, they were handed down sentences from 14 to 27 years in prison. Locked in unsanitary cells, frequently alongside common-law prisoners, they suffer daily maltreatment at the hands of their guards. They are deprived of contact with their families and medication their deteriorating state of health demands is rationed. Even the prison medical authorities have said that in most cases the poor health of the prisoners is incompatible with detention. One of them, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta has staged regular hunger strikes for the past eight months in protest at his plight.Three journalists have in 2005 and 2006 been added to this long list of prisoners: Alberto Gil Triay Casales, Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez and, in May this year, Armando Betancourt. Triay Casales has been officially charged with “disrupting public order” but has not yet been sentenced. The two others are being held without State Security (political police) pressing any charges against them. A fourth journalist, Oscar Mario González Pérez, arrested without reason on 22 July 2005, was released on 20 November 2006 without further explanation. He served one year and four months in prison for nothing. to go further October 12, 2018 Find out more News CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Finally, the harassment, intimidation and brutality towards the independent press have not in any way diminished during Raúl Castro’s interim four months in power. Journalists left at liberty in Cuba are under kept under surveillance.On 2 December 1956, the brothers Fidel and Raúl Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara landed in Cuba from exile in Mexico with their fellow rebels on board the yacht Granma. This episode marked the start of the Castro revolution leading to the overthrow two years later of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of this event, Reporters Without Borders points out that, since then, one dictatorship has given way to another and publicly demonstrates its support for the 23 journalists held in Cuban jails for having tried to freely inform the public. Regularly updated information about the 23 jailed journalists can be found on the Reporters Without Borders’ website. Follow the news on Cuba December 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstration staged in support of 23 jailed cuban journalists on the eve of 50th anniversary of the start of the Castro Revolution October 15, 2020 Find out more On the eve of the start of the Castro Revolution, marked by the landing in Cuba of the yacht Granma, Reporters Without Borders demonstrated its support for the country’s 23 jailed journalists, in the Paris Human Rights square, on 1st December 2006. Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts CubaAmericas
News Vietnam is ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and features in the 2013 “Enemies of the Internet” special report on surveillance.The Reporters Without Borders exclusive report entitled “Vietnam: programmed death of freedom of information” is available in PDF format here. News Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Reporters Without Borders today tried to hand a copy of its petition for the release of 35 bloggers and netizens detained in Vietnam – which already has more than 25,000 signatures ¬ – to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during his current visit to Paris.The attempt came just two days after Reporters Without Borders published a damning report on censorship in Vietnam entitled “Vietnam: programmed death of freedom of information.”“Our requests for a formal meeting with the Vietnamese prime minister did not receive a reply,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As the Vietnamese authorities turned a deaf ear, we tried to meet up with him as he moved around Paris, in particular, as he emerged from a meeting with the French private sector association MEDEF.“During the ongoing ‘France-Vietnam Year’ celebrations, dedicated above all to strengthening business ties, we think it is important to know about the deplorable state of freedom of information in Vietnam, where the authorities deal ruthlessly with anyone who calls for multiparty democracy, investigates Communist Party corruption or speaks out on environmental issues.”After being kept away from Prime Minister Dung by the many security personnel deployed by the French authorities, the Reporters Without Borders delegation went to the Vietnamese embassy and tried to hand in the petition there.“Even if the Vietnamese authorities clearly do not want to read our latest report’s damning content or hear the voices of the 25,000 people who signed the petition, we will not abandon our just and legitimate fight on behalf of Vietnam’s bloggers and independent news providers,” Deloire added.“It is more urgent than ever to spread information about a country that has become the world’s second biggest prison for netizens, after China.” April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts September 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Vietnamese premier refuses to see RWB during Paris visit Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF_en April 22, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Follow the news on Vietnam News April 7, 2021 Find out more
Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’DeaNEW figures on food aid spending point to a wider issue relating to poverty and the fact that not everyone is feeling the recovery.That’s according to Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea who was responding to statistics showing that €8.9 million had been spent at the end of November in Ireland on food aid through the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FEAD supports the actions of EU countries to provide material/food assistance to those in need. The total value of the fund in Ireland for the period 2014 to 2020 is €26.7 million, €4 million of which will come from the Irish Exchequer.“While this fund is welcome, it is worrying that a significant number of people are dependent on this fund for food, which is a most basic necessity,” said Deputy O’Dea.“Furthermore, it was also revealed that in 2017, though a network of charitable partnership organisations, the Department distributed almost 1,000 tonnes of food to almost 96,000 people in communities throughout the country, either in the form of food parcels or as meals prepared by a charitable organisation.“The reality is that for many people in Ireland there is still no recovery and they are dependent on charity for basic necessities,” he concluded. Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsPoverty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Twitter Previous articleBlack and gold proves the winner at Limerick RacecourseNext articleLISTEN: Treaty Talk Episode 48 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin NewsCommunityPoliticsWake-up call on povertyBy Alan Jacques – January 3, 2019 1070 Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?
Tagged with: Home Flipping Lance Lambert Market Slowdown Millennials Realtor.com Ups and Downs in Home Flips Print This Post About Author: Donna Joseph Related Articles Home flipping has never been an undertaking for the faint-hearted, says Lance Lambert, Data Journalist at Realtor.com. In its latest report released Monday, focusing on the ups and downs in home flipping, Realtor.com revealed that the business of flipping homes is getting riskier again on account of the current slowdown. According to Lambert, this trend is “raising stress levels and blood pressures anew,” with the decline in prices in a few cities. The risk of rapidly falling prices is likely to affect flippers as they would end up losing value on their homes, even as they work to improve them, the report indicated. It also stated that figuring out areas where home U.S. home flipping is up—and down—the most, is not only significant to would-be flippers but also is a critical aspect of predicting the direction of key markets. The report found that larger coastal cities recorded the biggest drop in flips wherein prices are slowing down and the costs far outpaced what buyers could afford. A spike in flips was reflected in smaller places and more affordable cities with an influx of new residents, the report stated. Las Vegas an Phoenix—some of the areas where this sort of speculative real estate investment contributed most to the last bubble, is booming again, according to the report. Home-flipping profits have gradually shrunk, from returns of 42 percent over purchase prices down to 38 percent over the past four years—a drop that excludes renovation and remodeling cost which can surpass 20 percent of the purchase price on the rise in many areas. Realtor’s home sales analysis points out the growth of the overall number of flips by 3.5 percent in September compared with a year earlier. Raleigh, North Carolina topped the list of metros where flipping is up the most with a median home price at $340,000 and a recorded increase in home flips at 63.4 percent. Purchase and sales reflected a difference of 32 percent. This was followed by Charlotte, North Carolina; Orlando, Florida; Pheonix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Metros such as Columbus, Ohio; Cape Coral, Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Riverside, California, and Portland, Oregon featured in the top five metros with the lowest rate of flipping respectively. The report is based on information derived from home sales in the 200 largest metropolitan areas for July, August, and September 2018 and compared them with the same period a year prior. Home flip, per the report, is any type of home bought and resold within a three- to 12-month period. Home Flipping Lance Lambert Market Slowdown Millennials Realtor.com 2019-01-07 Donna Joseph Home / Daily Dose / Ups and Downs in Home Flips The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: DocMagic Partners with Security National Mortgage Partners Next: Homeowners Feel the Shutdown’s Impact Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 7, 2019 1,322 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Top StoriesNo Supply Of Non-Essential Goods By E-Commerce During Lockdown : MHA Revises Guidelines LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 April 2020 11:55 PMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a revised notification on Sunday to exclude e-commerce from list of activities permissible after April 20.This means that the supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce will remain prohibited during the period of extended lockdown till May 3.No permission for supply of non-essential goods and services by e-commerce during lockdown.MHA issues…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a revised notification on Sunday to exclude e-commerce from list of activities permissible after April 20.This means that the supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce will remain prohibited during the period of extended lockdown till May 3.No permission for supply of non-essential goods and services by e-commerce during lockdown.MHA issues notification to exclude e-commerce from list of activities permissible after April 20.#Lockdown2 #LockdownExtended pic.twitter.com/bNKIoXbcjx— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 19, 2020Delivery of essential goods such as foods, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-Commerce was in any case permissible as per the original set of guidelines issued on March 24.On April 15, the MHA issued a revised set of guidelines, enumerating a list of activities which are permissible by States/UTs in their respective areas after April 20 based on a review of COVID-19 situation.In that list, ‘”E-Commerce Companies” was included, without making any qualification regarding essential services.”Vehicles used by e-commerce operators will be allowed to ply with necessary permission”, the revised guidelines issued on April 15 had stated.This entry has been excluded in the fresh notification issued on Sunday.Next Story
The 2007 Antarctic ozone hole is reviewed from a variety of perspectives, making use of various Australian data and analyses. The 2007 ozone hole was relatively modest, particularly in comparison to that of 2006, due in part to a disturbance to the polar vortex in early September that led to an influx of ozone-rich air. Ozone depiction was still severe however in the lower stratosphere. The long-term outlook for recovery is described, with Antarctic ozone currently forecast to return to 1980 levels around the period 2055-2080.
Carryover effects have been documented in many migratory bird species, but we know little about the physiological mechanisms that mediate those effects. Here we show that the energetic, endocrine, and aerobic characteristics of postmigratory female gray-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) can affect their decision to breed. All females in this study, whether breeding or not, were secreting ovarian steroids when they arrived at the breeding colony at Bird Island, South Georgia, which suggests that all were responding to seasonal cues. However, deferring, nonbreeding birds were characterized by a steroid profile of high progesterone (P4) and low testosterone (T), whereas breeding birds showed the opposite pattern. Deferring birds also had low body mass, hematocrit, and hemoglobin. These results suggest that postmigratory condition can influence patterns of ovarian steroidogenesis and that the maintenance of high P4 without subsequent conversion to T favors breeding deferral. Whereas breeding females normally convert P4 to T, which is a key deterministic step toward 17β-estradiol synthesis, vitellogenesis, and follicle development, deferring females did not make this conversion and instead maintained high levels of P4, perhaps due to inhibition of the hydroxylase-lyase enzyme complex, thus rendering them infertile for the current season. Results are discussed within the context of the biennial breeding system of this species, and comparisons with other biennially and annually breeding albatrosses are made.